Chief Anesthesiologist – Waterbury Hospital – Full Time

US-CT-Waterbury | Specialty: Practitioner - Physician Anesthesiologist
Full Time

Chief Anesthesiologist – Waterbury Hospital – Full Time

  • Requisition IDJR3106
  • CategoryAnesthesiologist
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Position Requirements

Chief anesthesiologist role at Waterbury Hospital in an old European city in Connecticut; expanding surgical service line

Description

Founded in 1890, Waterbury Hospital is the oldest organization of its type in Connecticut. The hospital serves as a Level 2 Trauma Center with 357 licensed beds, 2,000 employees, and 626 doctors. On an annual basis, the facility receives 11,700 admissions, 174,800 outpatient visits, 53,600 Emergency Department visits, and 23,000 Behavioral Health outpatient visits. Each year, 1,110 babies are born here.

The facility is affiliated with the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, and the Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine of Quinnipiac University.

Awards

  • Stroke Gold Plus Award by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association for quality of care
    Recognized by the AHA|ASA in the 2020 “Best Hospitals” Edition of U.S. News & World Report
    Named the only hospital in Southern Connecticut to achieve a 5-stars for Coronary Interventional Procedures in 2021

Case Assignments

Orthopedic, Robotic, Neurosurgical, General, Urologic, GYN, Major Vascular (with TCAR), Breast, Trauma

Non-cardiac cases are performed using the anesthesia care team model with a complement of excellent CRNAs, usually covering up to 3:1. Cardiac cases are performed with a cardiac registered nurse dedicated to supporting the program’s success.

Shifts

Contact us for more information.

Team

Leadership

SEarl Bueno, MD

Team Highlights

With our care team model, we focus on ensuring that everyone has a voice, while supporting, respecting, and helping to deliver care excellence.

Requirements

Responsibilities

  • Chairman shall establish Department procedures, action plans and goals to address Centers of Excellence initiatives, post-operative pain management improvement, preoperative screening and assessment process improvement, patient throughput process improvement, SCIP guideline adherence improvement, PQRS Requirements and additional quality improvement efforts
  • Attend Peer Review Committee meetings at the institution as necessary
  • Participate in the quality management infrastructure and process of the institution.
  • Administer a monthly anesthesia case review process and present the findings to the Department of Anesthesia on a monthly basis
  • Meet with the Nursing Chairman of the OR and with the Chairman of the Department of Surgery on a regular basis, whether separately or together, to discuss anesthesia operations as well as the operations of the hospital ORs. For the purpose of this provision, “regular basis” shall mean no less than monthly.
  • Designate a qualified Group CRNA who will temporarily assume the Chief’s duties and responsibilities due to Chief’s temporary absences of short duration, such as vacation, illness, or attendance at professional meetings
  • Manage or delegate the management of a staff coverage schedule
  • Provide bi-annual (data driven when available) reviews of each Clinical Staff
  • Create and FPPE process for on-boarding new staff and an FPPE process when intervention is necessary based on a negative staff review.
  • Assure the maintenance of accurate, complete and timely patient and other records regarding the service to insure the delivery of quality patient care and provide the information required for NAPA and the hospital to obtain payment for its services
  • Work with nursing management to improve efficiency and decrease costs in the operating room

Administrative Relationship with NMSC

  • Participate in regularly scheduled monthly conference calls with Client Services Executive & RD. Escalate significant issues as necessary between scheduled calls.
  • Work directly with each NMSC department (escalate issues or concerns as needed):
  • HR – Employee Relations, Benefits, Compensation, etc.
  • Recruitment- following the appropriate protocol
  • Finance/Accounting- Payroll, Budget & Expense Management
  • Compliance – Execute the NAPA compliance plan which includes the use of NAPA University
  • Healthcare Analysis – Become familiar with the NAPA BI tool and utilize site dedicated Analyst to generate custom reports
  • Credentialing – Maintain an appropriate credentialing process for site staff based in institutional requirements
  • Revenue Cycle – create a specific reconciliation process for managing anesthesia records and bills
  • Business Development – work with new business staff to expand services in the community
  • Keep up to date with ongoing Chief trainings (Chiefs Meeting twice a year)
  • NAPA Service Experience –direct and support the NSE Site Champion
  • Schedule Periodic meetings with anesthesia staff

NAPA Relationship with the Hospital

  • Adhere to and act in a manner consistent with the Mission, Vision and Values of the Hospital
  • Under the direction of the CEO or designee of the hospital be responsible for abiding by the hospital administrative regulations, policies and procedures
  • Act as an ambassador on behalf of the hospital in the community
  • Participate in committees as required by the Medical Staff Bylaws and as reasonably requested by the hospital.
  • Participates in the hospital public relations program, community education and outreach programs, and such other activities as reasonably requested by the Hospital Administrator
  • Participate as requested in hospital plans and programs to assess and improve the quality and efficiency of the service, including but not limited to, quality assessment and improvement, utilization review, risk management, and infection control
  • Recommend to the hospital the ordering of equipment, supplies and medications, participate in development of the hospital operational and capital budget, and manage the physical space and other resources of the Department
  • Assist hospital in obtaining and maintaining accreditation and all licenses, permits and other authorizations, plus achieving all accreditation standards which are dependent upon, or applicable to, the manner in which the service is conducted

Requirements

  • Licensure as a CRNA in the state of New York
  • Demonstrated knowledge and ability in the financial, managerial and marketing aspects of the Service
  • Current compliance with regulatory/industry requirements including continuing medical education
  • Ability to speak effectively on administration and clinical matters as they relate to the clinical area
  • Clinically astute in the delivery of anesthesia to surgical patients
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Team-oriented
  • Demonstrated leadership experience and training

Lifestyle

Waterbury, CT:

Waterbury offers an eye-catching panoramic view reminiscent of an old European city; its retro architecture reflects the city’s manufacturing heritage as the Brass City. An eclectic community with numerous parks and a well-known theater, Waterbury is located near the Naugatuck River and is just about a half-hour from Hartford, CT. Only 75 miles from New York City, Waterbury has a convenient Metro-North railroad station with a connection to Grand Central Terminal in Manhattan.

  • Area Attractions:
    • Mattatuck Museum arts and history center
    • Hop Brook Lake
    • Brass Works Brewing Company and Fascia’s Chocolates
  • Colleges and Schools Include:
    • Naugatuck Valley Community College, regional campuses of the University of Connecticut, Western Connecticut State University, and University of Bridgeport
    • Waterbury Arts Magnet School, Rotella Interdistrict Magnet School, W.F. Kaynor Technical High School
  • Cost of Living:
    • No general state sales tax
    • No personal state income tax

Total Rewards

  • Salary: $450K
  • Sign-on bonus: $50K
  • Loan repayment or training assistance program: $30K
  • Chief stipend available
  • Nationwide relocation opportunities
  • Generous paid time off
  • Generous benefits package, including:
    • Health, life, vision, dental, disability, and AD&D insurance
    • Flexible Spending Accounts / Health Savings Accounts
    • 401(k)
    • Profit-sharing
    • Fully paid malpractice insurance coverage
    • Leadership and professional development opportunities

About North American Partners in Anesthesia

North American Partners in Anesthesia (NAPA) has evolved through more than 30 years to become a leader in anesthesia and perioperative services. Single specialty and clinician led, we remain committed to our mission of delivering exceptional patient experiences, every day. At NAPA, we cultivate leaders, promote work-life balance, and celebrate diversity. We know your success promotes our success, and we give you the tools and programs to achieve your goals. With flexibility, a collegial and collaborative environment, a wide range of market-leading benefits, and career opportunities from coast-to-coast, your future is waiting at NAPA.

Wherever your career is today, let us take you to new heights. Take a LEAP to the destination of choice in anesthesia.

North American Partners in Anesthesia (NAPA) is an Equal Opportunity Employer

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

EEO Statement

North American Partners in Anesthesia is an equal opportunity employer.