Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)- General Anesthesia

Philadelphia, PA, US, 19103

​Location: LOC_MAIN-Main Hospital 

Req ID: 226031

Shift: Days

Employment Status: Regular - Full Time 


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CHOP's CRNAs Receive:

  • $30,000 sign-on bonus
  • Relocation bonus
  • Competitive benefits
  • Annual incentives and merit increases
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Student loan assistance
  • Professional expense account 
  • Paid cell phone and parking 

Job Summary

This role is a member of the anesthesiology care team which administers anesthesia to patients.  

All case assignment is determined by an Anesthesiologist by demonstrating the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to provide anesthesia care appropriate to the neonatal, pediatric and adolescent population. This role implements the mission, vision, and values of The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine and Children’s Anesthesiology Associates, Ltd. This role participates in departmental and hospital programs for Quality Assessment and Improvement by identifying opportunities to improve services, making recommendations and implementing actions as appropriate and consistent with the goals of The Children Hospital of Philadelphia, Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine and Children’s Anesthesiology Associates, Ltd.

Job Responsibilities

Patient Management – Anesthesiology
All performed under the direct supervision of an attending Anesthesiologist

  • Pre-anesthetic evaluation, determination of appropriateness of preparation and physical status of patient for anesthesia and operation as scheduled, physical exam, appropriate lab and radiological studies as indicated, and discussion of anesthesia management and risks
  • Conduct of general, regional, or local anesthesia and monitored anesthesia care in appropriate locations, including:
    • selection, ordering, and administration of anesthetics, muscle relaxants, and other adjuvant drugs
    • monitoring and support of vital functions, including but not limited to, management of ventilation and administration of fluids and blood products
    • ordering and administration of potent analgesics and sedatives to control pain in the perioperative period
  • Airway management and cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  • Vascular access by percutaneous techniques as required, including arterial cannulation and catheterization of central veins, pulmonary arteries, and internal jugular veins
  • Provision of post-anesthetic care including:
    • Airway management and cardiopulmonary resuscitation
    • Determination of recovery from anesthesia including level of consciousness, cardiopulmonary stability, and recovery from neuromuscular blockade
    • Level of surveillance required by the patient’s condition
  • Approval of patient discharge from the Post Anesthesia Care Unit


This section for those with privileges in Cardiac Anesthesia:
Conduct of general and regional anesthesia, including the selection and administration of anesthetics, muscle relaxants, and other adjuvant drugs and monitoring and support of vital functions for:

  • cardiothoracic procedures requiring cardiopulmonary bypass
  • closed cardiac procedures
  • catheterization lab procedures in patients with pulmonary hypertension instititution of ECMO, Ventricular Assist Devices
  • Vascular access by arterial cut down

Required Licenses, Certifications, Registrations

Board Certified Nurse Anesthetist
Registered Nurse (RN) license in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Required Education and Experience

Required Education:

  • Masters degree in Nursing


Preferred Education, Experience & Cert/Lic

Preferred Education:

  • Doctorate in Nursing

Additional Technical Requirements

  • Intermediate proficiency with office software (Microsoft Office) including word processing and spreadsheet software (Word, Excel)
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and professionalism 
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Ability to collaborate with stakeholders at all levels
  • Ability to be flexible and adaptable to change
  • Must be able to work flexible schedule.

To carry out its mission, CHOP is committed to supporting the health of our patients, families, workforce, and global community.  As a condition of employment, professionals working onsite—at any CHOP location, for any portion of time—must be vaccinated for COVID-19. Learn more. 

CHOP also requires employees who work in patient care buildings to receive an annual influenza vaccine. Employees may request exemptions for valid religious and medical reasons.  Start dates may be delayed until candidates are immunized or exemption requests are reviewed.  

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