The Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine (DACCPM) at Massachusetts General Hospital is comprised of anesthesiologists, surgeons, medical students and residents, certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs) and researchers. Each year, we deliver more than 42,000 anesthetics across 25 locations on the Mass General campus.

What is a CRNA?

Certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs) are licensed, advanced practice nurses who specialize in the field of anesthesia. CRNAs have been providing anesthesia care to patients in the United States for more than 150 years. CRNAs have worked at Mass General for a few decades but only recently in greater numbers. In 1846, the first public demonstration of ether anesthesia was performed at Mass General and changed the surgical experience for patients.

After gaining an extensive background in critical care medicine, CRNAs enter graduate programs for anesthesia training. After graduate school and board certification, CRNAs are prepared to enter every clinical practice setting. In Massachusetts, they practice under the medical direction of an anesthesiologist.

They also:

  • Administer anesthetics
  • Assist in selection of the type of anesthesia used for specific procedures
  • Monitor patients during procedures
  • Provide immediate post-anesthesia care
  • Review patients' medical history
A Mass General CRNA is a well-rounded clinician who can perform in a versatile environment as well as take advantage of educational and research opportunities. Mass General operating rooms are dynamic and offer variety in procedures, locations and patients. CRNAs are integral members of the department and passionate about patient safety and process improvement.

Join our Team

If interested, visit our careers website and enter keyword "CRNA" to submit your online application. Applications are reviewed on a continual basis. After applications are reviewed, qualified applicants will be contacted by a Human Resources representative.

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As a CRNA at Mass General, you will be part of a world-class institution that is leading in anesthesia research, education and community service.