Regional Director of Anesthesia, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)- Bentonville, AR

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Regional Director of Anesthesia, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)- Bentonville, AR

Dear Prospective Teammates,

I’m honored to serve as the associate chief anesthetist officer of Sound Anesthesia. Sound began its anesthesia service line in 2019 and has grown rapidly to over 60 practices and counting across the United States. This exciting opportunity will allow a CRNA to further their leadership skills and join a successful leadership team emphasizing a positive culture, patient safety, and quality clinical care.  I would like to extend a warm invitation to learn more about our people, practice, and unwavering purpose.

  • Our leaders include board-certified clinicians who bring years of clinical and operational knowledge along with demonstrated success in the building and management of nationwide anesthesia practice. Their focus on establishing an anesthesia care team model where each clinician is valued and invested ensures that we can continue to improve the perioperative experience and decrease costs for our patients.
  • To drive volume while increasing the quality of patient care, Sound Physicians has taken a unique approach to anesthesia services. Our care-team model leverages anesthesiologists and CRNAs to facilitate throughput in the OR and provide closer contact between anesthesia clinicians and patients. The result is better access to anesthesia resources, improved productivity, and enhanced patient experience.
  • We offer a competitive salary
  • 8 weeks of scheduled time off
  • Full comprehensive benefit plan
  • CME reimbursements
  • All travel expenses covered
  • Malpractice is covered entirely by the organization
  • All licenses paid for by Sound
  • Join a team that demonstrates expertise in performance management across the entire acute and post-acute episode of care
  • You will have access to SoundMetrix, our proprietary analytics platform, which provides real-time, risk-adjusted metrics and patient levels to optimize care
  • Sound’s own workflow and communications platform that supports clinician and nursing workflows across care settings

Clinical Responsibilities:

  • Provide clinical anesthesia in facilities requiring additional staff to meet contracted points of service.
  • Cross-credential at facilities across regions, where deemed necessary by senior clinical leadership, to provide clinical anesthesia coverage as part of Sound Anesthesia’s growth strategy and contract maintenance process.
  • Clinical hours will vary depending on implementation and integration responsibilities, travel is included with this responsibility.
  • This position covers Sound locations in the South-Central region of the United States.

Leadership Responsibilities:

  • Under the direction of the Associate Chief Anesthetist Officer (ACAO) and Regional Medical Director (RMD), assist clinical operational leadership in the delivery of the strategic priorities for new facilities and existing facilities in conjunction with Sound Anesthesia’s growth strategy to include development and execution of an Implementation Plan and/or development of a facility Anesthesia Improvement Plan (AIP) in collaboration with senior clinical leadership on new site implementation planning.
  • Deliver orientation presentation to new team members, train and develop site clinical leadership and staff to ensure adoption of Sound and Sound Anesthesia culture, protocols, best practices, and group norms and new and existing sites.
  • Ensure ongoing training and development of facility-level leaders: UltiPro, Shift Admin Scheduling System, compliance training, payroll process, scheduling, and additional leadership training as deemed necessary.
  • Work in conjunction with the ACAO and Sound’s clinical leadership development team to identify additional leadership training needs for existing and incoming program clinical leaders.
  • Attend Service Line/Organization-wide meetings/conference calls as deemed necessary by ACAO.

Existing facility management:

  • Under the direction of the ACAO/RMD/Regional Director of Operations (RDO), assume a clinical leadership role as necessary in unstable contracts with the goals of stabilization of contract and anesthesia team improvement.
  • Collaborate with the ACAO/RMD/RDO to develop and implement the anesthesia improvement planning, coordinating with C-suite hospital leadership, director-level hospital leadership, and Sound Anesthesia leadership.
  • Collaborate with the ACAO/RMD/RDO to provide clinical and leadership management throughout an implementation or improvement plan, with frequent, cadenced communication with key stakeholders.
  • Collaborate with the ACAO/RMD/RDO to facilitate completion of site implementation planning.

Budgetary Responsibilities:

  • Possess knowledge of facility budgets and contracted POS for new facilities and unstable facilities requiring intervention.
  • Collaborates with Sound Anesthesia operational and clinical leadership in budgetary management.
  • Ensures chief CRNA are equipped/trained in schedule development to cover contracted points-of-service within budget parameters.
  • Partner with the chief CRNA in reviewing CRNA overtime/additional compensation against points-of-service and variance requests.
  • Collaborates with the credentialing and revenue department to ensure compliance with provider enrollment requirements, billing compliance, and information request management.
  • We put patients first. Always.
  • We strongly support personal and professional growth and development within our anesthesia practice, providing opportunities for you to explore new avenues locally and within the broader medical group.
  • We take pride in our community-minded approach, actively encouraging team members to contribute to community health and wellness both within and outside the hospital.

If you wish to explore this exciting opportunity, please reach out to my recruiting partner, who will connect you with me.

John Rexwinkle
Associate Chief Anesthetist Officer


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