LifeLinc Corporation

Chief Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) - Full Time

Job Locations US-CO-Sterling
Job ID
2022-1269
Category
CRNA
Type
Regular Full-Time

Overview

LifeLinc Anesthesia is currently seeking a skilled Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) for an exciting opportunity providing high quality, cost-effective anesthesia care in an autonomous, but collaborative clinical environment. Come practice at the top of your license and join a team committed to leadership in anesthesia care.

 

About the Facility: Sterling Regional MedCenter has provided outstanding medical care to residents of northeastern Colorado and the surrounding area since 1938. It is a 25-bed acute-care hospital with state-of-the-art technology, a full range of health care services, and a staff dedicated to providing our patients with excellent care.

 

Schedule: Monday – Friday

 

Case Mix: Gen surgery, ortho, OB, GYN.  No hearts, heads or vascular

 

Call Requirements: 1 weekend per month, and 2 week nights

Benefits
• CME Reimbursement 
• PTO 
• Health Insurance
• 401k

Malpractice
Professional Liability will be covered by LifeLinc. 

Why LifeLinc? 

LifeLinc Anesthesia has emerged as one of the top, comprehensive anesthesia management providers in the country. Since 2003, LifeLinc has centered its mission on "Changing the Status Quo" of healthcare through innovative solutions and excellent clinical quality. We recognize that an exceptional anesthesia team enhances patient safety and experience. This is why we enable our providers to serve as leaders in the perioperative setting, maximizing their potential and fostering long-term employment relationships. Come join a team committed to provider growth and continuing innovation in anesthesia.

Responsibilities

Administrative Duties

Staffing: 

  • Plans for staffing needs at the facility within an established budget and provides feedback to supervisor as necessary
  • Documents need for changes in staffing/budget and makes recommendations.
  • Interviews, selects, and hires qualified clinical personnel. 
  • Orients new CRNAs to the practice environment and ensures competency with paperwork and understanding of responsibilities.
  • Conducts routine employee evaluations in accordance with LifeLinc policies 
  • Review and distribute SurveyVitals, patient satisfaction surveys, to staff CRNAs.
  • Perform clinical reviews and audits on all clinical services provided by other practitioners employed by LifeLinc.
  • Works with LifeLinc Human Resources team to counsel and issue disciplinary actions as necessary

Quality and Communication: 

  • Maintains communication with LifeLinc leadership team and responds to all business emails within 48 hours.
  • Develops goals and measurements in collaboration with LifeLinc’s Director of Quality and in accordance with the Annual Timeline for the Chief CRNA.
  • Assists in education of proper anesthesia documentation related to CPT coding and quality measures. i.e. MIPs. 
  • Maintains quality improvement programs for anesthesia in cooperation with LifeLinc’s Director of Quality
  • Contributes to planning goals and objectives for the department.
  • Plans in-service educational activities as needed
  • The Chief CRNA must function as a collaborator and team member with LifeLinc team members as well as hospital teams to accomplish applicable goals and functions of LifeLinc.  
  • Ensures all paperwork is complete, accurate and in compliance with LifeLinc policies for billing and reimbursement and is submitted to the LifeLinc billing team.
  • Serves as primary point of contact for the anesthesia team at the facility and escalates issues to supervisor as necessary
  • Remains cognizant of rules and regulation as they pertain to the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists and remains compliant at a local, state, and federal level.

Facility Initiatives: 

  • Coordinates purchasing of supplies and equipment and maximizes efficient utilization.
  • Participates in administrative decision making and recommends and approves policies and procedures as applicable.
  • Represents anesthesia at facility meetings and participates meaningfully in facility committees.
  • Ensures departmental compliance with facility policy and procedures.
  • Reviews facility quality performance as well as OPPE and FPPE with leadership 

Clinical Duties

  • The Chief CRNA is responsible for performing his/her normal patient care duties as a staff CRNA
  • The Chief CRNA works with physicians, surgeons and anesthesiologists to manage the anesthetic needs of the patient. 
  • Acts as a liaison between referring physicians, patients, staff, vendors, funding sources, and other system departments or services as needed.
  • Promotes and contributes positively to the teamwork of the department by assisting coworkers,contributing ideas and problem-solving with co-workers. 

COMMUNICATION

  • Provides information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person
  • Works with coworkers to obtain required information on a timely basis and to solve outstanding issues, as appropriate
  • Promotes and contributes positively to the teamwork of the department by assisting co-workers, contributing ideas, and problem-solving with co-workers
  • Represents LifeLinc by communicating with outside entities, the public, the government, and other external stakeholders
  • Attend meetings as needed

Qualifications

Education and experience equivalent to: 

The Chief Nurse Anesthetist shall be a Graduate of an approved school of nursing and a graduate of a nurse anesthesia educational program accredited by the AANA Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs or its predecessor. The Chief CRNA will have successfully completed the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) Council on Certification or its predecessor's certification. Prefer a minimum of 5 years of clinical experience as a nurse anesthetist.       

 

Additional Qualifications

  • At least five years of independent experience
  • ACLS/BLS/PALS certification
  • Previous leadership experience preferred

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