You’ve worked hard to earn your medical degree! As an anesthesiologist or Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA), you deserve to find a position that honors what you wish to achieve in your career. To find a position that’s just right for you, you’ll want to get a bit introspective: consider your personal and professional needs before accepting a job offer.
Five important decisions to make before accepting an anesthesia job offer
It’s important to take the time you need to consider your job opportunity. This way, you can rule out any jobs that don’t meet your basic needs. To help you decide if an offer is a good fit, be sure to think about the following:
- What type of anesthesia job setting do you prefer? In the anesthesia field, you have a lot of career options. This gives you plenty of room to find a position that meets many—or all—of your professional needs. Job settings you could choose include: hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, private practices, or anesthesia management companies. Which is right for you?
- Do you want to relocate? Some employers may open up anesthesia positions to candidates across the country who are willing to relocate. This can be a great way to expand your job options as well, but only if you are seeking out new surroundings. To find a job in a different geographic area, it can help to work with a recruiter that specializes in anesthesia job placements.
- What practice model would best suit you? Aside from setting and location, you’ll also need to choose the practice model with which you feel the most comfortable. Each type offers its own benefits and drawbacks. Various practice models you can choose from include: independent practice, where you function without the supervision of a doctor; medical supervision, in which a doctor oversees multiple CRNAs; or medical direction, in which a doctor oversees multiple CRNAs to ensure you adhere to certain protocols.
- What are your greatest skills? This can help you determine the type of anesthesia setting and practice model you’d be best at. After all, the opportunity for a successful anesthesia career should factor into your decision.
- What type of anesthesia job will make you happiest? In the end, finding your work rewarding or fulfilling will ultimately lead to job satisfaction.
You are in charge of your future
Where you go and what you accomplish in your anesthesia career is entirely up to you. By taking a little time to understand your career needs, you’ll be well on your way to an anesthesia job that’s a great fit.
KTE Services can help
We specialize in placing anesthesiologists and other medical professionals with rewarding positions in the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic regions. To learn more about how KTE Services can help you move forward in your anesthesia career, contact one of our experienced recruiters today!