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Operating Room CRNA for Sault St. Marie, MI (Perm)

Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783

Specialty: Anesthesiology, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist Job Number: 5026

Job Description

MyMichigan Medical Center Sault in picturesque Sault Ste. Marie, MI is hiring an Experienced Perm Nurse Anesthetist CRNA.  
Job Description
  • Under the supervision/collaboration with an Anesthesiologist and/or surgeon/attending physician, performs a variety of professional patient care duties, such as:
    - evaluation of and administering anesthetics to patients for surgical, therapeutic, diagnostic and obstetric procedures
    - reviewing patient data to determine the equipment and anesthetic technique to be used
    - informing the patient regarding anesthesia procedures
    - observing, monitoring, and documenting the anesthetized patient’s condition
    - initiating remedial measures in response to patient’s condition
    - keeping current regarding methods and techniques
  • Essential Functions:
    Equipment.  Sets up and checks anesthesia machines, equipment and medications, prepares additional equipment as needed.  Connects appropriate monitoring equipment to patient.  Prior to administration of anesthesia the CRNA documents same on the anesthesia record.  Will complete departmental anesthesia pre-op checklist and all records needed to document quality patient care.
    Anesthesia Administration/Care of Patients.  Performs nursing/anesthesia assessment, planning, interventions and ongoing monitoring of assigned patients.  Evaluates patient prior to anesthesia for proper presentation for anesthesia. Confers with appropriate physician(s) and Anesthesiologist as to type of anesthesia services.  Administers anesthesia for surgical, therapeutic, diagnostic and obstetric procedures.  Accompanies patient to PACU or ICU/CCU and remains with patient as required by the patient’s condition until care has been assumed by other qualified individuals and the patient’s condition is stable.  Communicates a complete report to receiving nurse/provider which includes specific problems presented by patient’s condition.  Responds to urgent and emergent patient situations (e.g., cardiac arrest, trauma) and on-call patient care responsibilities as required per hospital policy and job assignment.  Provides anesthesia services throughout the hospital when requested.
    Documentation.  Records all pertinent events taking place during the induction of, maintenance of, and emergence from anesthesia.  Maintains accurate and legible anesthesia records throughout the case.  Completes all charge tickets, reports and logs that are pertinent to the anesthesia service.  Collaborates with Anesthesiologist /Physician to ensure anesthesia orders are signed by the Anesthesiologist/Physician.
    Education.  Attends and participates in department/hospital meetings, mandatory education days.  Attends continuing education programs to maintain clinical competency and certifications and licensure.  Accepts responsibility for personal and professional growth.  Maintains documentation of attendance at annual training, mandatory education, and seminars attended.
    CQI.  Participates in Quality Assessment and Improvement (QA/I) activities (e.g., education, measurement/monitoring, review, team participation, etc.) in conjunction with the Hospital’s QA/I plan, goals and objectives.  Participates in data collection and case review for QA activities.
    Customer First.  Complies with and/or implements the Customer First philosophy, as well as all hospital, human relations, safety, health, human resources and departmental policies, procedures, protocols and guidelines, and meets all licensing accreditation requirements.
    Age Specific.  Understands and can access information regarding issues related to infant, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric patients.
    Other Duties.  Performs all other duties as assigned by the Director of Anesthesiology or designee.
  • Training & Skills (include but are not limited to):
    - Must have the ability to work independently and organize several projects
    - Must be able to move intermittently throughout the day
    - Must be able to speak the English language in an understandable manner
    - Must be able to cope with the mental and emotional stress of the position
    - Must be able to see and hear, or use prosthetics that will enable these senses to function adequately to assure that the requirements of this position can be fully met
    - Able to lift, push and pull patients, weighing up to 350 pounds, with assistance, in wheelchairs or carts.  Able to stand and walk up to 90% of a 8/12-hour working day.  Able to bend, stoop, and squat as required to reach lower drawers in medication carts, to adjust patient line, etc., able to reach over head to obtain supplies, and hang and adjust IVs.
    - Compliance with all Medical Center policies and practices as described in the employee handbook
    - MidMichigan Health is a technology driven organization and employees need to demonstrate competency in Microsoft Windows.
    - An employee may be required to participate in further learning opportunities offered by MidMichigan Health.
  • Procedures (included but not limited to):
    - Adult and pediatric venipuncture
    - Arterial line insertion
    - Medication calculation and effects
    - Sterile technique
    - Airway maintenance
    - Administration and management of regional anesthetics
  • Not open to Locums candidates
  • Not open to new graduates - at least 3 years of experience as CRNA required
  • Credentialing timeline is approximately 6-8 weeks.

Compensation and Benefits
  • Salary range:  $200,000-$240,000
  • Overtime and on-call rate: 1.5x
  • Up to $70,000 sign-on bonus for full-time employment
  • Generous relocation package for non-locals
  • Medical and dental insurance
  • Malpractice insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Short-term and long-term disability
  • 23 days PTO + 6 paid holidays per year
  • 5 days paid CEU time at regular rate
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Board Certified NBCRNA - evidence of bi-annual recertification by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) 
  • Michigan CRNA - Advanced Practice Nurse Specialty License in Anesthesia 
  • Evidence of CMEs completed annually  
  • At least 3 years of experience in CRNA role 
  • State experience with procedures:  Adult and pediatric venipuncture, Arterial line insertion, Medication calculation and effects, Sterile technique, Airway maintenance, Administration and management of regional anesthetics – State provider’s experience with these procedures at submission 
  • Active BLS, ACLS, and Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) (by time of start)

  • ACLS
  • BLS
  • NRP
  • Michigan
ABOUT THE FACILITY About MyMichigan Medical Center Sault
MyMichigan Medical Center Sault is a 49-bed hospital located in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan and specializing in high-quality rural medicine. Our focus is to provide high-quality care through continuous quality improvement. Awarded as a high-reliability organization (HRO), from the Michigan Health & Hospital Association (MHA), we understand that high reliability and safety culture are vitally important to preventing and reducing errors and improving healthcare quality. We are committed to providing excellent care.

Fast Facts:
  • Serving Eastern Upper Peninsula for more than 100 years
  • 49 licensed beds, all private rooms
  • 900+ employees, volunteers, health care providers and other personnel
  • Accredited by Det Norske Veritas Healthcare (DNV)
  • ISO 9001 Certified
  • Affiliated with the University of Michigan Health
  • 2021 | Top 100 Rural and Community Hospital
  • 2021 | NOSORH Performance Leadership Award for Top Quartile performance in Outcomes
  • 2018 | Top 100 Rural and Community Hospital
  • 2018 | Top 20 Rural and Community Hospital
  • 2018 | NOSORH Performance Leadership Award
  • 2017 | Top 100 Rural and Community Hospital
  • 2017 | Top 20 Rural and Community Hospital
MyMichigan Health News
About the Community:

Sault Ste. Marie is a place where you can drink in the atmosphere, look up at the stars, and walk in the footsteps of those who came before you. It is a diverse waterfront community with a wealth of things to see and do, including year-round recreational activities, historical sites, the world-famous Soo Locks, Tahquamenon Falls, spectacular lighthouses, and pristine natural environments.

As a cultural affairs expert and a member of the Sault Tribe of Chippewa Indians, Cecil Pavlat knows a thing or two about this special place. He says, “It is the center of the Great Lakes, and it always has been.”

Whether you’re looking for a relaxing getaway or an adventure-filled vacation, Sault Ste. Marie has something for everyone. So come and experience the beauty and history of this amazing place!
  • Area Overview
  • Sault Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Sault Ste. Marie CVB
  • State CVB
  • – Sault Ste. Marie

Meet Your Recruiter

Lisa Kaiser
Senior Recruiter

Lisa joined Wapiti Medical Staffing as a Recruiter in February 2022. Prior to coming to Wapiti, Lisa spent over 21 years in Retail Pharmacy in multiple roles including Manager, CPhT and Compliance Officer. Some of her accolades include Diabetic Lifestyle Coach, Orthotic Shoe Fitter and ACHC Accreditation Specialist. Lisa was also the recipient of Pharmacy Technician of the Year Award by the South Dakota Board of Pharmacy.

Lisa is a mother of two adult children, Eric and Brooke, whom she is incredibly proud of. In her spare time, she enjoys DIY projects, drawing and painting, traveling both domestically and internationally, cooking, gardening and experiencing new adventures so she can continue to check things off her bucket list.

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Credentialing Timelines

  • ACLS: Advanced Cardiac Life Support
  • ATLS: Advanced Trauma Life Support
  • BLS: Basic Life Support
  • CALS: Comprehensive Advanced Life Support
  • NRP: Neonatal Resuscitation Program
  • PALS: Pediatric Advanced Life Support