An anesthetist nurse is an advanced practice registered nurses, a healthcare professional who specializes in anesthesiology. Under the direction of an attending anesthesiologist, they formulate an anesthetic plan and implement it, applying anesthesia to patients and providing related care before, during, and after medical procedures. Anesthetists typically work with an interdisciplinary team of medical professionals and are responsible for patient safety, which involves airway management, resuscitation, and more. Having the appropriate licenses is required. Anesthetists work in hospitals and medical clinics, and work is typically scheduled in shifts ranging from morning to overnight.
Job openings for anesthetist nurses can be found through typical channels like online job boards such as Indeed, Monster, and Glassdoor. Vacancies can also be found on the career sites of medical facilities, hospitals, and medical schools and institutes.
The interview for anesthetists will most likely be a performance-based assessment. The interview will thoroughly assess your technical knowledge and work experience. Some anesthetist jobs require experience in specialized areas of anesthesiology, such as regional or general anesthesia, or airway management. Such requirements would be listed in the job description.
To prepare for an interview for anesthetists, read the job posting carefully and look for specific requirements in terms of work experience and areas of specialization. Assess your work experience to see if you meet those requirements and prepare to address any concerns about any deficiencies in work experience. Be prepared to demonstrate your competency with key procedures and areas of expertise, such as general and regional anesthesia, as well as the induction, maintenance, and emergence from anesthesia. Also be prepared to talk about why you're applying to that particular facility. Employers will see you more positively if you show that you're taking deeper aspects of the organization into your consideration.