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Geisinger Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania

Job Summary

Provides anesthesia care in the operating room in support of surgical, diagnostic and therapeutic procedures under the general supervision of an anesthesiologist. Provides preoperative evaluation and postoperative follow-up. Functions as a patient advocate and confidant, advisor and liaison between patients, families, and physicians.

Job Duties

  • Anesthetizes patients.

  • Selects drugs for anesthesia and emergency treatment.

  • Induces and maintains anesthesia.

  • Monitors the patient and adjusts medications as needed.

  • Treats variants of the anesthesia.

  • Communicates patient's status with the surgeon, anesthetist and Charge CRNA.

  • Assesses patient status, interprets hemodynamic waveforms and equipment status.

  • Takes corrective measures to keep patient in stable pre, peri and post anesthesia.

  • Conducts thorough preop evaluation of patient including chart review.

  • Instills confidence in patient.

  • Organizes OR room with equipment monitors and drugs needed for the procedure.

  • Performs diagnostic equipment checks.

  • Coordinates with ancillary, nursing and physician staff to ensure a safe environment for patient including positioning, equipment troubleshooting and review of surgical procedure.

  • Responds to codes and maintains the airway.

  • Provides anesthesia support to assigned areas.

  • Charts accurately, completely and efficiently into patient EMR.

  • Transports patient safely, continues to monitor airway and gives sign-out report to receiving team.

  • Serves as an anesthesia expert, mentor, and preceptor to peers, staff, residents, students, nurses and ancillary staff.

Work is typically performed in a clinical environment. Accountable for satisfying all job specific obligations and complying with all organization policies and procedures. The specific statements in this profile are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job. Additional competencies and skills outlined in any department-specific orientation will be considered essential to the performance of the job related to that position.

Position Details


Master's Degree-Nursing (Required)


Certification(s) and License(s)

Licensed Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist - Default Issuing Body; Basic Life Support Certification - Default Issuing Body; Licensed Registered Nurse (Pennsylvania) - RN_State of Pennsylvania

OUR PURPOSE & VALUES: Everything we do is about caring for our patients, our members, our students, our Geisinger family and our communities. KINDNESS: We strive to treat everyone as we would hope to be treated ourselves. EXCELLENCE: We treasure colleagues who humbly strive for excellence. LEARNING: We share our knowledge with the best and brightest to better prepare the caregivers for tomorrow. INNOVATION: We constantly seek new and better ways to care for our patients, our members, our community, and the nation. SAFETY: We provide a safe environment for our patients and members and the Geisinger family We offer healthcare benefits for full time and part time positions from day one, including vision, dental and domestic partners. Perhaps just as important, from senior management on down, we encourage an atmosphere of collaboration, cooperation and collegiality. We know that a diverse workforce with unique experiences and backgrounds makes our team stronger. Our patients, members and community come from a wide variety of backgrounds, and it takes a diverse workforce to make better health easier for all. We are proud to be an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran.

We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status.