Under the supervision of the operating surgeon, in a State correctional facility in the Department of Corrections, to administer anesthetics to patients undergoing operations; to perform pre-and postanesthetic patient evaluations; to maintain order and supervise the conduct of inmates; to protect and maintain the safety of persons and property; and to do other related work.
Assesses condition of patient prior to anesthetic by physical examination and evaluation of clinical record and laboratory tests; consults with operative surgeon when indicted; plans, administers and managers all types of anesthetics; communicates to the surgeon concerning condition of patient; evaluates all postanesthetic patients upon discharge from the recovery room; keeps surgical and clinical records; maintains order and supervises the conduct of persons committed to the California Department of Corrections; prevents escapes and injury by these persons to themselves, others or to property; maintains security of working areas and work materials; inspects premises and searches inmates for contraband, such as weapons or illegal drugs.
Possession of a current license as a registered nurse in California. (Applicants who do not meet this requirement will be admitted to the examination, but they must secure the required license before they will be considered eligible for appointment.) and Completion of an accredited nurse anesthetist education program approved by the Board of Registered Nurses or by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthetists Education Programs.
Knowledge of: Principles and methods of administering anesthesia; surgical nursing principles and aseptic techniques; operating room procedures, and surgical instruments and equipment.
Ability to: Administer anesthesia; prepare and give instructions for pre-anesthesia procedure and postoperative care; keep accurate records and charts; maintain effective working relationships with health care professionals and others; follow directions; analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action.
Empathetic understanding of patients of a State correctional facility; willingness to work in a State correctional facility; emotional stability; patience; tact; alertness; and keenness of observation.
Persons appointed to this position must be reasonably expected to have and maintain sufficient strength, agility and endurance to perform during stressful (physical, mental and emotional) situations encountered on the job without compromising their health and well-being or that of their fellow employees or that of inmates.
Assignments may include sole responsibility for the supervision of inmates and/or the protection of personal and real property.