Anesthetist CRNA

Job Locations US-IA-Oskaloosa
Position Type
Regular Full-Time


The CRNA, in collaboration with anesthesiologists, surgeons and other health care providers, administers anesthesia and monitors and manages patients before, during, and immediately following a medical and surgical procedure.


  • Performs patient assessments, preparing the patient for anesthesia.
  • Administers and maintains anesthesia to ensure proper sedation and pain management.
  • Oversees patient recovery from anesthesia and caring for the patient’s immediate post-operative needs.
  • Assists in providing pre-op and post-op care; writes appropriate orders.
  • Notifies attending physician on call, house physician on call, or supervising physician regarding any unusual or unexpected events or problems requiring direct physician consultation.
  • Practices safety, environmental, and/or infection control methods.
  • Writes progress notes on patients' charts indicating patient status and treatment procedures performed; maintains other records as required.
  • Assumes role of patient advocate, respecting guidelines found in the Patient Bill of Rights.  Ensures that all patient/visitor concerns, requests or ideas are acknowledged in a timely manner.
  • Ensures quality patient care through assessment, planning, appropriate intervention, re-evaluation, written documentation, observation and comparison to established standards.
  • Use the Electronic Medical record system according to established guidelines.
  • Wear proper PPE (personal protective equipment) when performing job duties.
  • Must be able to perform the physical demands of the job.
  • Maintains regular and reliable attendance.


  • A graduate from an accredited graduate school of nurse anesthesia and currently licensed as a Registered Nurse with CRNA certification in the state of Iowa (or) a graduate from an accredited graduate school of nurse anesthesia and currently licensed as a Registered Nurse with CRNA certification able to work in the state of Iowa.
  • Currently registered by the Federal DEA and State of Iowa to prescribe medications consistent with medical privileges held or applied for.
  • Required to show proof of having completed Mandatory Reporter course at time of hire or attend within 6 months of start date.
  • Required to meet and adhere to all requirements as spelled out in the most current MHP Bylaws and Rules and Regulations.
  • Must adhere to all training requirements as mandated by Federal, State, and Professional licensure and regulatory standards.
  • Possess and maintain malpractice liability insurance coverage no less than $1,000,000 per occurrence/$3,000,000 aggregate per year.


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