Salem, MA | Advanced Practice Nurse

Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA), Salem Hospital


General Overview

Under the general supervision of the Lead CRNA and Physician Supervisor (Anesthesia trained, MGB clinical staff) incumbent provides anesthesia services to patients. Reviews patients' medical history, assists in the selection of the type of anesthesia, administers an anesthetic and monitors patients during the procedure. The incumbent is responsible for supplying documentation of continued registration as a CRNA (Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist).

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Reviews patients' medical history. In collaboration with supervisors determines appropriate type of anesthetic to be used.
  • Prepares and evaluates the safety of anesthetic equipment, supplies and drugs.
  • Conducts the induction and maintenance of anesthesia under the direction of appointed supervisor. Administer general (intravenous / inhalation) and regional anesthesia.
  • Insert invasive monitoring lines required for an anesthetic and interpret the data.
  • Monitors the life support functions of patient during period of anesthesia, or surgery as needed. Assesses, interprets and treats physiologic responses to anesthesia that include oxygenation, circulation and ventilation. Keeps supervisor informed of patient's condition.
  • Records pertinent information concerning anesthetic course on patient’s clinical chart.
  • Provides observation and care in the immediate post operative period until a report of pertinent information has been given to and responsibility for the patient accepted by the RN or MD covering the appropriate recovery area.
  • Responsible for supplying documentation of continued registration as a CRNA.



Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists are licensed, registered, advanced practice nurses who have completed a postgraduate certificate or a master's degree in anesthesia. Nurse anesthetists must become certified by completing a national qualifying examination in the specialty of anesthesia. To maintain their license to practice anesthesia, CRNAs must be recertified biannually by attending 40 contact hours of continuing education programs.

Skills, Abilities and Competencies

  • Knowledge of anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, biochemistry, chemistry, physics, and pharmacology as related to anesthesia. The major clinical component provides experience with a variety of anesthesia techniques and procedures for all types of surgery and obstetrics.
  • Fluent in verbal and written language skills.
  • Cultural competence and language skills for the patient population is desired.

Applicants with relevant experience will be considered. Salem Hospital, a member of Mass General Brigham, is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Minorities and women are strongly encouraged to apply. Pre-employment drug screening is required.

Katherine Melanson
Talent Acquisition Partner

Salem, MA
With NSPG, you’ll experience:

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Patient-centered care model.

Leadership that listens and values your contributions and ideas.

Autonomy and respect for your skills and expertise.

Excellent salary and benefits.

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NSPG’s MHQP Patient Experience surveys show that we perform higher than the state mean in all domains with 92% of patients indicating that they would recommend NSPG services.

Our physicians are polling in the top 75th percentile of AMGA Satisfaction metrics for almost every major category—the highest physician satisfaction scores of any medical group in the Boston region.

25th percentile in MGMA cost benchmarks and top 75th percentile in revenue benchmarks.

The North Shore area offers an excellent quality of life:
  • Communities with varied and rich histories and convenient access to museums, art, restaurants and shops.
  • Natural beauty, handsome architecture and vivid history—only 15 miles north of Boston.
  • 30 miles of gorgeous rocky coastline with breathtaking beaches and harbors.
  • World-class sailing and close proximity to the mountains and picturesque New England.
  • Easy access to a multitude of universities, colleges, and public and private schools.
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