Also referred to as: Chief Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA), Head CRNA Nurse Anesthetist
Requirements and Responsibilities

Chief Nurse Anesthetist manages and schedules Nurse Anesthetists who plan, arrange and secure necessary anesthesia equipment. Aids Anesthesiologist in organizing courses of instruction for students, and partakes in resulting programs and demonstrations. Being a Chief Nurse Anesthetist prepares reports and compiles data dealing with specific anesthesia, drugs and techniques, and patients' reactions to them. Requires a master's degree in nursing from an accredited school of nursing, and professional certification. Additionally, Chief Nurse Anesthetist typically reports to a manager or head of a unit/department. The Chief Nurse Anesthetist typically manages through subordinate managers and professionals in larger groups of moderate complexity. Provides input to strategic decisions that affect the functional area of responsibility. May give input into developing the budget. Capable of resolving escalated issues arising from operations and requiring coordination with other departments. To be a Chief Nurse Anesthetist typically requires 3+ years of managerial experience.

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