NAPS Career Opportunity Tool

Please rate the items listed below from the most important to the least important.  This will help the clinical sites to understand what you are looking for and perhaps allow them to tailor their presentations to your priorities.  Once completed I will ask you to rank all the items that you assigned a “1” or “Very Important”. Ranking the items will help me to understand the order of your priorities.

1-Very Important2-Important3-Somewhat Important4-Not Important
 Practice Issues:
 Hospital location
 Flexible scheduling-type of shifts—8-hour, 10-hour, 12-hour or 24-hour call
 Part-time positions available
 Relocation allowances
 Night and weekend call requirements
 Anesthesia care team approach with CRNA: MD ratio no greater than 2:1
 A positive CRNA/MDA relationship
 Willingness on the part of anesthesiologists to teach regional, invasive lines, complex cases
 Whether or not anesthesia residents are being trained at the hospital
 Variety of cases performed at the site
 Availability of challenging cases for the CRNA staff
 Availability of trauma cases
 Ability to perform regional techniques
 Ability to place central lines
 Size of the CRNA contingent (any other Columbia grads?)
 Autonomy of CRNAs
 Continuing education benefits, is CE encouraged?
 Ability to participate in M/M conferences/research opportunities/grand rounds
 Dollars and Cents:
 Overtime availability
 Is there mandatory overtime
 Total compensation packages (pensions, bonuses, educational allowances)
 Sign-on bonuses
 Salary growth projection
 Added Value Benefits:
 Vacation time
 Tuition reimbursement

Now please rank all the items you rated “1” or “Very Important” with the most important item listed first. Thank you for your cooperation.