SUBFUNCTION DEFINITION: Advanced Practice Providers (APPs) are Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN), Physician Assistant (PA), Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA), Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) or Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM) providing clinical services including diagnosis of illness, development and management of treatment plans, prescription of medication. APPs may see patients independently or as part of the health care team.
Scope: Scope for subspecialty role will not exceed the scope of the collaborating or supervising MD
Equipment - Prepare appropriate equipment for administration of anesthesia. Process involves, but is not limited to, checking machines, appropriate small equipment, blood pressure cuffs, endotracheal tubes, and drugs for the conduit of anesthesia. Report any malfunctioning equipment
Intraoperative Clinical Care - Administer anesthesia only under the direct supervision of a faculty or staff physician anesthesiologist. Administer anesthesia, giving drugs and monitoring vital signs and other indicators of anesthesia's effects on patients. The regular, frequent and accurate recording of patient's condition during and immediately following the administration of anesthetic drugs is required.
Research - With the approval of the Department of Anesthesiology's Research Committee, direct and/or facilitate the development of research projects within the Department and/or the Medical Center. Adhere to all CCHMC and regulatory requirement with respect to the conduct of research activities.
Postoperative Follow-up - Conduct postoperative follow-up in consultation with the attending anesthesiologist. Accompany the patient to the PACU assuring that the patient's condition is optimal. Visit in-house with the patient within 24 - 48 hours following anesthesia to assess post-anesthetic recovery.
??? Masters degree in related field. May require clinical license, certification or training OR Doctorate of Nursing Practice degree ??? No directly related experience ??? Licensure and certification in accordance with CCHMC Delineation of Privileges ??? Multi-state licensure in addition to Ohio licensure may be required base on subspeciality
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