Position Summary: A certified anesthesiologist assistant (CAA/CRNA) performs a clinical role in providing pain management and anesthesia care. The CAA/CRNA is a credentialed position, and receives clinical supervision from an appropriately credentialed anesthesiologist. Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Other duties may be assigned. A supervising physician may authorize a CAA/CRNA to: Obtain a comprehensive patient history, perform relevant elements of a physical examination, and present the history to the supervising anesthesiologist. Pretest and calibrate anesthesia delivery systems and obtain and interpret information from the systems and monitors, in consultation with an anesthesiologist . Assist the supervising anesthesiologist with the implementation of medically accepted monitoring techniques. Establish basic and advanced airway interventions, including intubation of the trachea and performing ventilator support. Administer intermittent vasoactive drugs and start and adjust vasoactive infusions. Administer anesthetic drugs, adjuvant drugs, and accessory drugs, including narcotics. Assist the supervising anesthesiologist with the performance of epidural anesthetic procedures, spinal anesthetic procedures, and other regional anesthetic techniques. Administer blood, blood products, and supportive fluids. Provider assistance to a cardiopulmonary resuscitation team in a response to a life threatening situation. Monitor, transport, and transfer care to appropriate anesthesia or recovery personnel. Participate in administrative, research, and clinical teaching activities, as authorized by the supervising anesthesiologist.
Non-Essential Functions (Responsibilities) Helps to maintain a safe, clean and orderly work environment. Organizational Responsibilities
• Understands and supports The GW Medical Faculty Associates and The George Washington University Hospital’s mission statement, vision, and values and guiding principles.
• Carries out safety and infection control procedures to ensure patient, staff and visitor safety.
• Responds to customers in a friendly, prompt, and caring manner, maintaining confidentiality and respect.
• Demonstrates positive behaviors toward patients, families, physicians, and all coworkers.
• Promotes mutual respect and professionalism.
• Participates in Performance Improvement activities by identifying areas needing improvement and taking action to improve, trend, and report through PI process.
Requirements Qualifications The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions Education A graduate of an Anesthesiologist Assistant program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Educational Programs or a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist program accredited by The Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA). Must be licensed to practice in work location(s). Must be certified as an Anesthesiologist Assistant-Certified through the National Commission for Certification of Anesthesiologist Assistants (NCCAA) or must be certified as a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist through the NBCRNA. . For reappointment, the CAA/CRNA has to: a. Have met all continuing education requirements by demonstrating that he or she has been recertified by the NCCAA or NBCRNA. b. Departmental Privilege Delineation - The Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care shall define the CAA/CRNA responsibilities/activities which are specific to the field of anesthesiology, which shall not exceed and may be less than the privileges of the supervising physician. The Department shall define those activities that require the physical presence of a supervising physician above and beyond regulatory requirements. The Department shall list those activities which a CAA/CRNA cannot perform. e. The CAA/CRNA responsibilities/activities must be consistent with her or his statement of qualifications, and no procedure or service shall be provided without approval by the Credentials Committee as described in section 4.6.a of the bylaws of the Medical and Dental Staff. Identification of practice – the CAA/CRNA practitioners, in their relationships with patients, must clearly state that s/he is a CAA/CRNA as appropriate
Experience: One to three years of experience in the area recommended. Microsoft software (Excel, etc.) is required. Demonstrated ability to handle sensitive and confidential information. Supervision Received Works under supervision of the Practice Administrator and Division Director of Anesthesiology.
Per Diem/ Part-Time role