Lead Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist -CRNA-Anesthesia

  • MaineHealth
  • Norway, ME 04268, USA
  • May 05, 2022

Job Description


Lead Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)

Stephens Memorial Hospital

Norway, ME

Full time

Stephens Memorial Hospital, a MaineHealth member, is currently recruiting for a Lead Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) to work in Norway, Maine. 

The Lead CRNA, in collaboration with the Anesthesiologist and Director of Surgical Services, is responsible for the management of nurse anesthesia services and helps coordinate work flow in order to provide efficient, effective, safe and comprehensive patient care. Participates in development and interpretation of organizational policies for budgets and personnel, assumes responsibility for safe and proper operation and quality control of equipment, techniques, and procedures. Analyzes and evaluates activities to assure quality patient care and participates in assuring proper billing compliance and budgeting. Will provide clinical services as a CRNA including, but not limited to, administration of anesthesia and pain care services and performance of therapeutic and diagnostic procedures. This role requires excellent communication and leadership skills. Previous clinical and leadership experience of five years preferred.

We have 3 hospital employed CRNAs on staff covering 3 operating rooms and an endoscopy suite located in Norway, ME.  Cases include general surgery, orthopedics, OB/GYN, ophthalmology, ENT and endoscopy. This is a full-time position with no call or weekend expectations. Our CRNAs work collaboratively in a care team model and are medically directed by a group of Anesthesiologists.

Benefits include:

  • Relocation Assistance
  • Paid Time Off
  • Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance
  • Retirement Plan

Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs)

    1. Education: Graduate of a nurse anesthesia educational program accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs or its predecessor.
    2. License/Certifications: Holds current active state licensure as a registered nurse in the state of Maine, and complies with any applicable state statutory and regulatory requirements for advanced practice registered nursing. Currently certified or recertified by the National Board of Certification and Recertification for Nurse Anesthetists.
    3. Experience: Minimum of 5 years’ experience as a CRNA.
    4. Highly effective interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills are required to interact with patients, families, department units, medical and nursing staff on all essential matters.
    5. Demonstrated ability to promote professionalism thorough involvement in professional organizations, teaching, research, publishing, and/or certification in an area of specialty.
    6. Ability to perform clinically as a nurse anesthetist in the facility setting on a regular basis. Ability to demonstrate knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the patient population(s) served.
    7. Ability to operate, use, and interpret data from a wide variety of equipment to perform anesthesia care as well as necessary perioperative or operating room care to support the safety and wellbeing of the patient while they are under the direct care of the CRNA.
    8. Ability to demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and ability to assess data reflective of the patient’s requirements relative to his or her population-specific and age specific needs
    9. Insurable by an appropriate medical malpractice insurer for the limits required by this institution or state.

Norway, Maine is a scenic, affordable community in the heart of a four-season recreational region. Surrounded by more than ten lakes and ponds, Norway is a haven for boating, swimming, fishing and ice skating. The nearby mountains provide hiking with vista views of Mount Washington and the Presidential Range. Family ski resorts, including Sunday River, are less than an hour away. Close-knit community and a variety of housing options make Norway an exceptional place to call home.

About MaineHealth: Recently ranked as Forbes #13 best Large Employer in the U.S. for 2022, MaineHealth is a not-for-profit integrated health system consisting of twelve local hospital systems, a comprehensive behavioral healthcare network, diagnostic services, home health agencies, and over 22,000 employees. It is the largest health system in northern New England and provides preventive care, diagnosis and treatment to 1.1 million residents in Maine and New Hampshire.

For additional information, please contact Donna Lafean, Provider Recruiter at (207) 712-1570 or donna.lafean@mainehealth.org.