Memorial Health System

Job Description

The nurse anesthetist provides anesthesia care under the Illinois State law.

The nurse anesthetist administers anesthetics to render patients insensible to pain during surgical or invasive procedures. In doing so, the nurse anesthetist will position the patient and administer inhalation, intravenous, spinal, epidural, regional, nerve block, or local infiltration anesthetics. The nurse anesthetist will continuously observe the patients conditions and periodically record vital signs. The administration of anesthesia will be in accordance with national standards, hospital policy, and state regulation.

In addition, the nurse anesthetist must be able to provide sedation and analgesia in the Obstetrical Suite, Imaging Department, and the Emergency Department. Also, the nurse anesthetist will provide resuscitative techniques throughout the hospital.


Verification of licensure as a registered nurse and an Advanced Practice Nurse in the State of Illinois and compliant

With Illinois regulatory requirements of nurse anesthesia as defined in the Nurse Practice Act. The copy of a nursing license will not be acceptable as evidence of licensure.

Graduate of an approved program of nurse anesthesia accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia.

Recognition by the Council on Certification or NBCRNA. Certification of Graduation from approved nurse anesthesia educational program.

Maintains BLS/ACLS/PALS certificates.

Must be insurable for malpractice insurance for the limits required and by the company approved by Passavant Area Hospital.

Demonstrates competence in those clinical responsibilities listed on attached skill credentialing list.

Exhibits a positive attitude in performance of the mission of the hospital and the Anesthesia Department. Demonstrates the Corporate values of Passavant Area Hospital

Capable of: a) lifting at least 60 pounds during patient lift, b) working extended periods of time, c) wearing personal protective barrier gloves, d)performing assigned non-clinical administrative duties, and e) working in an environmental climate of 55-85 Fahrenheit


Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the following :

Infant 0-12 months

Child 1 year-12 years

Adolescent 13-18 years

Adult 18-65 years

Older Adult 65 years plus


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