This title is in the unclassified service and in the SUNY Professional Services Negotiating Unit.
This family represents positions that are both clinical and administrative within Nursing.
Responsible for establishing methods and procedures for the safe handling of anesthesia equipment and drugs from the time of issue through use and disposal; participates in daily departmental activities relating to anesthetic patient care throughout the hospital; administers the induction and maintenance of anesthesia as directed by the anesthesiologist. Maintains adequate inventory of supplies; maintains proper CRNA staffing; represents department on Infection Control Committee; functions as liaison to Student Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs). Lectures to CRNAs as assigned, chairs CRNA Continuing Education Committee. Indirectly supervised; trains and supervises anesthesia aides in maintenance and sterilization.
BSN, CRNA and two years AANA certification. With CRNA background, on-the-job training is sufficient.
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