Disruptions and realignments in healthcare are hitting the field of Anesthesiology hard. The demand for Anesthesiology services is rising, but there is a severe shortage of Anesthesiologists, CRNAs, and Certified Anesthesia Assistants. The Association of American Medical Colleges predicts a shortage of 12,500 anesthesiologists by 2033.
This rise in demand has made it difficult for hospitals and surgical centers to keep up with patient care.
Opportunities Abound for Locum CRNAs
This has created an abundant opportunity for locum CRNAs, allowing them to fill the gaps in services while at the same time offering job flexibility and freedom.
A locum CRNA is a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist who works on a contract basis, filling in for Anesthesiologists or CRNAs who are unavailable due to vacation, illness or other reasons.
Locum CRNAs have several advantages: The ability to choose their hours and locations, often setting their own schedules; the freedom to take time off when needed; and the opportunity to serve patients in different parts of the country.
Locum CRNAs are in high demand and can expect to be compensated well for their services. In addition, some hospitals offer signing bonuses and other incentives for highly qualified individuals. Zip Recruiter data shows the national average annual pay for Locum Tenens CRNA’s is $233,805. Top earners are making over $400,000 annually.
VISTA Expands Footprint into CRNA Staffing
VISTA Staffing Solutions, a national healthcare staffing agency recently announced that it’s expanding its footprint in the CRNA locum tenens market. VISTA’s team of recruiters and clinical advisors have begun to actively source and contract with highly qualified Locum Tenens Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists nationwide.
VISTA has become a trusted partner of healthcare employers in need of CRNA coverage and has been instrumental in helping to fill the acute shortage. VISTA’s team of professionals can assist hospitals in finding qualified candidates, negotiating pay packages, and ensuring both parties are satisfied with the arrangement.
For Locum CRNAs, working with an experienced staffing agency like VISTA can make all the difference. VISTA’s experience in the healthcare field, expansive network of hospitals and clinical partners, and commitment to quality allow us to provide a unique service that is tailored to each individual CRNA’s needs.
With this in mind, Locum CRNAs that partner with VISTA can maximize their career potential and find the perfect job that meets both their financial and personal goals.
The demand for Anesthesiology services is only going to increase, making this an ideal time for Locum CRNAs to take advantage of this opportunity and benefit from VISTA’s expertise in staffing highly qualified healthcare professionals.