Chief Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)

Job Code Number: 4400079-1035-01


  Full-time · 40 · Exempt

Lee Booth
877 Jefferson
Memphis,  TN 38013

  • Graduate of an accredited Nurse Anesthesia program
  • ACLS Certification
  • BLS Certification
  • TN State Licensure Required
  • 5+ years experience is required

    Regional One Health is home to the nation's most gifted and sought-after medical professionals. The health system provides inpatient and surgical care along with Centers of Excellence including trauma, burn, neonatal intensive care and high-risk obstetrics. We are currently seeking a Chief Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA).

    JOB SUMMARY AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  A qualified certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA) responsible for the management of nurse anesthesia services in collaboration with departments of anesthesia, surgery, and nursing administration.  Under the direction of the chair of anesthesiology, develops and interprets organizational policies for budgets and CRNA personnel, assumes responsibility for safe and proper operation and quality control of equipment, techniques, and procedures and analyzes and evaluates activities to assure established quality patient care.  Must be able to provide clinical services as a CRNA and administer anesthesia and pain care services, provide therapeutic and diagnostic procedures, and share on-call responsibilities with anesthesia staff.


    ·       Daily management of the CRNA's in all locations in the anesthesia department and outlying departmental areas including but not limited to scheduling, assigning duties and ensuring that all CRNA's receive lunches and breaks

    ·       Develops capital and operational budgets for approval by department chair

    ·       Documents need for changes in staffing/budget and makes recommendations

    ·       Coordinates with the chair the purchasing of supplies and equipment and maximizes efficient utilization

    ·       Contributes to planning goals and objectives for the department and assists chair in coordinating activities and programs

    ·       Interviews, selects, and hires qualified personnel, counsels and evaluates personnel and terminates when necessary, implements personnel policies

    ·       Responsible for work schedules and assignments, on-call arrangements, and emergency changes in collaboration with the chair and the director of clinical operations

    ·       Develops productivity goals and measurements

    ·       Collaborates with the anesthesiologist in charge of the departmental quality improvement (QI) program to ensure that it is maintained and collaborates with other hospital programs.

    ·       Maintains compliance with regulatory and accreditation agency requirements

    ·        Plans and coordinates education of student nurse anesthetists and facility in-service educational activities while Lead CRNA serves as Site Coordinator

    ·        Represents nurse anesthesia at hospital and committee functions and meetings and serves as an interdepartmental liaison

    ·        Follows hospital policy on security of controlled substances

    ·        Performs all aspects of clinical anesthesia administration as scheduled

    ·        Clinical or Administrative oversight of other departments (e.g. respiratory therapy, PACU)


    ·       Provides clinical anesthesia care, as necessary, in accordance with CRNA job description and/or CRNA clinical privileges.  The lead CRNA is expected to be an outstanding clinical nurse anesthetist

    Professional Development

    ·         Participates in required educational programs

    ·         Attends monthly department meetings and weekly huddles

    ·         Seeks ongoing professional management educational growth

    ·         Maintains current licensure requirements for CRNA practice




    Graduate of a nurse anesthesia educational program accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs


    Minimum of 10 years of experience as a CRNA


    Holds current active state licensure as a registered nurse in the state of Tennessee and complies with any applicable state statutory and regulatory requirements concerning advanced practice registered nursing.  Currently certified or recertified by the National Board of Certification and Recertification for Nurse Anesthetists.  Insurable by the medical malpractice insurer for the limits required by this institution.

    PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  Constant walking, standing; lifting and positioning patients/equipment; exposure to infectious agents.  Visual acuity is needed to access color changes.  Heavy Work - Exerting up to 150 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 75 pounds of force frequently and/or up to 30 pounds of force constantly to move objects.  (May be further defined as "with or without assistance.")