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Regional CRNA


*This classification is reserved for the College of Medicine Regional Physician Network (RPN). Use of this title outside of the College of Medicine requires prior approval by Classification & Compensation.

The Regional Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) is an advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) who practices both autonomously and in collaboration with a variety of health providers on the inter-professional team to deliver high-quality, holistic, evidence-based anesthesia and pain care services. The CRNA cares for patients at all acuity levels across the lifespan in a variety of settings for procedures including, but not limited to, surgical, obstetrical, diagnostic, therapeutic, and pain management.

Examples of Work

Job functions are specific duties that would be included in the essential functions of the job description.  These functions are not all-inclusive nor do they cover the full extent of the duties performed.

  • Performs a complete health history, preanesthetic assessment and anesthetic care plan for each patient. Accurately identifies pertinent positive patient findings and develops a safe, effective anesthetic care plan for each patient.
  • Implement an anesthetic care plan. Manage the induction, maintenance, and emergence from anesthesia using appropriate monitoring equipment and data. Demonstrate skills including anesthetic equipment setup and use, fluid administration and monitoring catheter placement, intravenous drug administration, airway management and regional anesthesia. Maintain proper anesthetic levels according to the patient’s physiologic status. Complete the anesthesia record, post procedure notes, charge and quality improvement forms.
  • Notify staff anesthesiologist of changes in patient condition and needed care plan adjustments.
  • Interact with technicians and workroom staff to optimize room turnover.
  • Provide post anesthesia care personnel with a complete report of pre- and intra-operative patient care. Demonstrates tact and professionalism in all communication.
  • Pursue other continuing education opportunities, which may be required to meet departmental needs. Orients newly hired anesthetists. Meets continuing educational requirements for professional recertification
  • Maintain skills needed to perform in all anesthetizing locations as the need arises. Comply with hospital and departmental policies and procedures. Demonstrates consistent use of Standard Precautions and Infection Control Practices. Completes in-services, licensure, and/or certifications before deadline.
  • Completes documentation on anesthesia operative record and ensures the documentation is complete, accurate and legible.

Education and Experience

Licensed as a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist in accordance with Chapter 464, Florida Statutes.

Licensure and Certification

Licensed as a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist in accordance with Chapter 464, Florida Statutes.


This classification may include supervisory responsibility.

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