Timothy J. Lehey CRNA, MS, is founder and director of Nurse Anesthesia Professional Services (NAPS). A former Program Director at Columbia University and Chief Nurse Anesthetist, Tim has over 25 years of experience in the clinical setting, and has worked with nearly every major hospital in the NYC Tri-State area.
Tim’s career has brought him unique insight into both the priorities of new and experienced CRNA staff and the complexities of how to incorporate new CRNA staff into a functioning department. This 360-degree perspective led Tim to start NAPS as a better, more focused recruiting service — uniting clinical departments and quality Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs), especially ones moving from out of state to the New York area.
As Chief Nurse Anesthetist at Columbia Presbyterian Medical center (now New York Presbyterian), he was responsible for hiring, scheduling and counseling a group of 25 CRNAs, along with budgetary responsibility. As Program Director of Columbia University’s Nurse Anesthesia Program, Tim worked closely with 32 different clinical sites across New York City and extending to upstate New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania and Maryland.
Tim’s contacts throughout the anesthesia community are extensive and longstanding — giving him insight into multiple practice settings and allowing him to identify how best to utilize CRNA staff, while minimizing training cost and turnover. This also allows Tim to share with candidates a vision of their role so as to understand what their day-to-day work life will entail.
As these testimonials underscore, this is a formula for success for both the CRNA and their new employer.
Nurse Anesthesia Professional Services is a unique recruiting service that will be responsive to your needs. Whether you are a busy medical center looking for staff to start immediately or a graduate nurse anesthetist looking for your first job, Tim is uniquely positioned to help you achieve your goals.
Contact Tim today, and let’s talk about how he can help you find a solution to your specific CRNA requirements.