Yes, we do accept Certified Registered Nurse Anaesthetists or the national equivalent as Anaesthesia Providers. However, they must first join as an Anaesthetic Assistant.
Mercy Ships is a remote environment where supervision by a physician anaesthesiologist cannot be guaranteed at all times. CRNAs wishing to work as an Anaesthesia Provider must understand and agree to work in this situation and be able to take full responsibility for their actions. CRNAs therefore are expected to apply for an Anaesthesia Assistant position in order for Mercy Ships to assess their comfort and skill level prior to joining as a Provider.