Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
Why Mount Nittany Health?
At Mount Nittany Health, we provide high-quality patient care with a unique combination of the latest in clinical technology and compassionate medical professionals. We are committed to improving both the quality and availability of healthcare in our region and seek to hire only the best to support the communities we serve.
The CRNA provides anesthetic care for all types of patients in cooperation with the supervising or medically directing physician and under the standards of the Department of Anesthesiology and in accordance with Medical Center policies and procedures. The CRNA administers anesthesia to patients rendering them insensitive to pain during surgery, monitors the patient’s physical reaction to sedatives, analgesics, and anesthetic agents and informs the anesthesiologist of any adverse condition that potentially threatens the safety or care of the patient.
1) Bachelor’s of Science degree in Nursing.
2) Master’s degree from an accredited nurse anesthesia education program.
1) One year’s experience working in an acute care environment.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
1) Knowledgeable regarding controlled substance policies in accordance with Federal and State laws.
2) Communicates appropriately using good interpersonal skills.
3) Serves, manages, and supports internal and external customers.
4) Participates as a team member and is accountable for own work responsibilities.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
1) Currently licensed as a Registered Nurse in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
2) Board Certified, Recertified or eligible by the Council on Certification of Nurse Anesthetists.
3) Meets the American Heart Association’s standards for Healthcare Provider Basic Life Support (BLS) and renews BLS every two years.
4) Meets the American Heart Association’s standards for Healthcare Provider Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and renews ACLS every two years.
5) After six months from the hire/transfer date, meets the American Heart Association’s standards for Healthcare Provider Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) and renews PALS every two years.