Tips for Vetting CRNA Job Opportunities 

In today’s job market, CRNAs can work on their terms. Whether you want to work in a specific location or are open to relocating; a major medical center or a smaller facility; a specific, set schedule or a PRN position; call or no call—there is a perfect position for you. With so many CRNA job opportunities to choose from, learning how to properly vet each offer and choose the best one is extremely important.

The Four Ps of Vetting New CRNA Job Opportunities 

After helping CRNAs find their dream jobs for years, we know where priorities lie when vetting new job opportunities. To help guide decision-making, we encourage CRNAs to consider the four Ps of vetting new opportunities:

Place: The Top Priority

For most people, determining where you want to live and work is the most important decision to make. Start the vetting process by narrowing down where you would be willing to relocate so that you can start looking for jobs in that area and compare them to other priorities. When considering relocating, it may help to think about why you want to relocate and what’s important to you, such as weather, population, cost of living, schools, state and local taxes and other considerations. It is also important to consider licensing requirements if you are changing states. 

Position 

The second P is for “position.” Do you want a CRNA-independent role, or are you more accustomed to supervision? What kind of schedule would be ideal for your lifestyle? Are you open to taking call? How much time off do you want? Consider whether you would like to gain specialization in another area, such as pediatrics or obstetrics. Would you prefer working in a large trauma hospital with 30 operating rooms, or would you be more comfortable in a smaller facility? These are the questions any CRNA must answer when considering a new position.  

Practice

It’s important to understand the organizational culture you will be joining. Does the practice environment emphasize professional development, unique cases or community involvement? Are quality continuing education opportunities made accessible? The last thing you want is to join a practice with a toxic culture that does not promote teamwork and shared success. Do your homework on the practice you might be joining by researching online and asking other CRNAs who are part of the practice. 

Pay

What kind of salary is right for you? How does it compare with salaries being offered by other area facilities? Is the pay to time-off ratio adequate? Is there a sign-on bonus? Is there a 401k match and continuing education stipend? Keep in mind that although pay is important, it should not be the only factor guiding your decision.  

Working with CCI Anesthesia

Since 2004, CCI Anesthesia has remained a privately-owned group, with no private equity investors pressing for wider margins. This means we are able to generously invest in our greatest resource—our providers. We maintain long-term partnerships with all our hospitals and surgery centers, offering the job stability CRNAs desire. We recruit CRNAs with independent skill sets and diverse clinical backgrounds. In fact, more than half of our providers are military veterans. We strive to always support the clinical autonomy of our providers and challenge everyone to learn and become proficient in delivering the newest, safest forms of anesthesia care. 

As a member of our team, you can expect:

  • Clinical autonomy in your anesthesia practice
  • Competitive, above-market compensation as an independent contractor
  • Ample time away from practice
  • Professional and timely administrative support
  • Leadership and mentoring from our experienced Regional Medical Officers, Regional Clinical Officers and Chiefs of Anesthesia
  • Advancement opportunities in hospital practice leadership

Our recruiters are standing by to learn more about your job priorities and to help you find the position that makes the most sense for you and your family. Call us today at 800-494-3948 to learn more about our job openings