LifeLinc Corporation

Chief Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) - Full Time

Job Locations US-MS-Oxford
Job ID
2022-1273
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.

 

In addition to his/her routine clinical duties as a staff Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA), he/she is responsible for all quality initiatives and proactively and collaboratively promotes high quality, cost-effective anesthetic care by leading interactions with hospital medical staff and administration. 

 

About the Facility: Located in Oxford, Mississippi and serving the northern third of the state, this acute care hospital is comprised of 217-beds,and is one of the fastest growing hospitals in the region.

 

Schedule: 4 - 10 hour shifts per week with options for early out rotations and weekend call.

 

Case Mix:  All specialties

 

Call Requirements:  Every 5th weekend with extra pay for call

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

May include any and/or all of the following:
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 coworkers, 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


COMPLIANCE AND HIPAA
• Ensures and adheres to strict confidentiality when handling patient information, according to the HIPAA Privacy Act and hospital policy and procedure regarding confidentiality
• Complies with all information security practices
• Has knowledge of and adheres to all compliance regulations, policies and procedures
• Completes annual Compliance and HIPAA training


PHYSICAL DEMANDS
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to type and use a computer mouse; and talk or hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

Qualifications

 

MINIMUM 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

  • ACLS/BLS/PALS certification

LANGUAGE SKILLS
• Ability to read and write English
• Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals
• Ability to write routine reports and correspondence for the needs of the audience
• Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to supervisors, patients, patient's family, and other employees of the organization
• Able to work in a team-oriented environment


MATHEMATICAL SKILLS
• Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals
• Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent


REASONING ABILITY
• Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists
• Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form
• Ability to recognize when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong and react accordingly to the situation


COMPUTER SKILLS
• To perform this job successfully, an individual should have general computer literacy skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office applications; 10 key by touch.

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