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Certified Reg Nurse Anesthetist/Anesthesiologist Asst (CRNA/CAA) - PRN

George Washington Medical Faculty Associates Washington Part-Time
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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.

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The George Washington University Medical Faculty Associates (MFA) is the largest multi-specialty physician practice in Washington, DC, that is conveniently located in one building. We are committed to providing the best possible, most comprehensive, and most convenient care to our patients. Our investment in medical technology allows us to serve our neighbors, our country, and our international community.

The MFAs practice is built upon a long-standing tradition of care and community partnership. Our academic medical and surgical specialties and multidisciplinary approach to treating patients has far reaching roots in the local and international communities.

The MFA recently embarked on a new direction in defining its role in the healthcare communityto accelerate the addition of cutting edge medical technologies and unsurpassed patient service to its practice. MFA world-renowned physicians teach the most current medical knowledge to medical students, residents, and fellows. Additionally, our physicians keep learning through our Continuing Medical Education classes, advancing the theory and practice of disease detection, diagnosis, and treatment.

In July of 2000, the MFA became a non-profit, 501 (c)(3) organization, governed by a physician and executive board of directors. Currently, with more than 270 doctors and 41 medical specialties, the MFA is the largest and most comprehensive physician practice in the District that is conveniently housed in a 316,000 square-foot facility, treating an average of 1,500 patients a day.

In the future, MFA healthcare services will continue to meet the needs of the areas diverse populations with superior and effective patient care. Patients can look forward to receiving care from the best doctors using the most patient-friendly and efficient technology available. We are currently in the process of incorporating an electronic clinical records system, launching the MFA to the forefront of both medical and patient services technology.

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