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Geisinger Chief Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist in Danville, Pennsylvania

Job Summary

Coordinates CRNA activities including practice issues, performance improvement projects, and other duties to optimize total patient care and employee satisfaction. Provides input for information technology, materials management, surgical suite facility needs, equipment needs, clinical use evaluation, billing, budget, financial management, operational analysis, and reporting. Facilitates and drives a continuous process for identification and implementation of operational performance improvements throughout the anesthesia service line. Coordinates CRNA recruitment and retention; provides support to the Director. Coordinates the day-to-day operations of the unit and has direct oversight of CRNAs.

Job Duties

  • Handles strategic planning, utilization management, and implementation.

  • Coordinates with the Clinical Coordinators regarding department management, initiatives and goals related to Education and Orientation, Performance Improvement and Quality, Materials and Equipment, and Policies, Procedures and Best Practices.

  • Represents CRNA's on committees and within the Anesthesiology leadership team and works collaboratively to meet the department goals.

  • Monitors and maintains optimal patient and employee satisfaction survey results.

  • Participates in conflict resolution and reviews all critical events with clinical coordinators.

  • Mentors clinical coordinators and staff.

  • Monitors staffing, employee management, and financial performance.

  • Assists in the analysis and evaluation of labor to improve department operations and performance.

  • Provides recommendations on staffing and personnel issues and assists in finalizing the schedule.

  • Assists with developing capital and operational budgets for approval by department leaders.

  • Monitors the facility's financial and operating results on an ongoing basis, documents the need for changes in staffing and operational budgets, and makes recommendations to meet financial goals and objectives.

  • Acts as a liaison to Human Resources for all HR related processes, including but not limited to recruitment, training, performance, etc.

  • Performs duties associated with Payroll approval of assigned personnel.

  • Assists in developing and implementing department and service line policies.

  • Manages and participates in research of peer review medical data and industry standards and protocols.

Work is typically performed in a clinical environment. Accountable for satisfying all job specific obligations and complying with all organization policies and procedures. The specific statements in this profile are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job. Additional competencies and skills outlined in any department-specific orientation will be considered essential to the performance of the job related to that position.

Position Details


Master's Degree-Nursing (Required)


Minimum of 3 years-Related work experience (Required), Minimum of 1 year-Managerial/Supervisory (Preferred)

Certification(s) and License(s)

Basic Life Support Certification - Default Issuing Body; Licensed Registered Nurse (Pennsylvania) - RN_State of Pennsylvania; Licensed Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist - Default Issuing Body

OUR PURPOSE & VALUES: Everything we do is about caring for our patients, our members, our students, our Geisinger family and our communities. KINDNESS: We strive to treat everyone as we would hope to be treated ourselves. EXCELLENCE: We treasure colleagues who humbly strive for excellence. LEARNING: We share our knowledge with the best and brightest to better prepare the caregivers for tomorrow. INNOVATION: We constantly seek new and better ways to care for our patients, our members, our community, and the nation. SAFETY: We provide a safe environment for our patients and members and the Geisinger family We offer healthcare benefits for full time and part time positions from day one, including vision, dental and domestic partners. Perhaps just as important, from senior management on down, we encourage an atmosphere of collaboration, cooperation and collegiality. We know that a diverse workforce with unique experiences and backgrounds makes our team stronger. Our patients, members and community come from a wide variety of backgrounds, and it takes a diverse workforce to make better health easier for all. We are proud to be an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran.

We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status.