Title: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist
Supervisor: Executive Director of Anesthesia
Minimum hours per week: 0-29 hours, call every third weekend
Working conditions: Ability to work up to 75% of the time in cramped, dimly lit, and high intensity working conditions. Subject to working with noisy equipment during certain operative procedures. May be required to work extended hours beyond 8 - 12 hours.
Spends up to 50% of time seated, whether in office at desk or watching monitors in surgery. May help positioning surgical patient requiring pulling with multiple people assist. Required to stock shelves in office – lifting up to 30 pound boxes to be carried 10 feet to unload 2.5 pound IV bags up to 70 inches in height. These same IV bags are used during surgery and can be lifted up to similar heights. To help transfer patients, lifting 35 pounds is required to assist transfer. Anesthesia cart is required to be moved from surgery area to OB and to ER up to 75 feet, requiring 15 pounds of horizontal force in hallways and 20 pounds of horizontal force to push over thresholds. Patient beds are transported from rooms with 2 people assist, 1 push/1 pull, up to 200 feet requiring 35 pounds of horizontal force. Worker may spend up to 30% of shift moving, lifting, and transporting patients. During surgery, intubates patients as necessary. CPR management may need to be performed in emergency situations which may require positioning on floor or in bed for chest compressions, etc. for overall management. During surgery, completes various activities to help manage lines, change IV bags, airway management, etc, which requires frequent gross motor UE use.
Management responsibilities: None
Principle duties and responsibilities
Minimum knowledge, skills, and abilities