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High Satisfaction Rates Among CRNAs, Covid-19 Updates, and More

This week, we have news on the latest Covid-19 vaccine updates, an AANA study on CRNAs, and how the pandemic has caused more Americans to volunteer. We also have the latest hot jobs in South Dakota, West Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania.

Latest News Stories

AANA Study Finds High Satisfaction Rates Among CRNAs

The American Association of Nurse Anesthetists recently conducted a study on job satisfaction among CRNAs. This study found that 89% are either “very satisfied” (48%) or “somewhat satisfied” (41%) with their current job as a CRNA. It also found lower satisfaction rates among CRNAs who worked longer hours and higher satisfaction rate with CRNAs practicing independently. For the CRNAs that were not satisfied with their job, they expressed a desire to refresh their education or learn new skills.

Study Finds 52% of Americans Volunteered for First Time During the Pandemic

The pandemic has affected all of us in many ways. According to Good News Network, “65% of Americans said the pandemic has provided them with a “wake-up call” to reach out to their communities.” In addition, a new survey of 2,000 Americans showed that 52% volunteered in their communities for the first time because of the pandemic. Some of the most common volunteer activities include delivering food to essential workers, helping elderly, collecting items for a food pantry or volunteering at a food pantry, and donating blood.

Moderna Testing New Covid-19 Vaccine as Potential Booster Shot

Moderna has started testing a next-generation Covid-19 vaccine. This new vaccine could be stored and shipped in refrigerators instead of freezers, which would make it easier for distribution. The early-stage study will assess the safety and immunogenicity for this vaccine, designated as mRNA-1283. Moderna is also planning to evaluate mRNA-1283 as a potential booster shot. Last week, they began dosing the first participants in a study testing Covid-19 booster vaccine candidates targeting the variant.

Open Job Assignments

CRNA Position Open in Southwestern South Dakota

Our first job is located in South Dakota near the Nebraska and Wyoming borders. If you love the outdoors, this assignment is perfect for you as Badlands National Park is just a short drive away!

 Position Type: CRNA

Number of Openings: 1

Rate: $130/hr

Duration: 6/17-6/23, 11/8-11/15 (done at the end of weekend call at 0700), 12/20/21-1/10/22 at 0700 (coming off call)

Extras: travel/lodging, $30 per diem — hospital has new, furnished studio apartments available!

Cases: General/B&B + OB (Call is 1:2 but with minimal callbacks)

Notes: Any state license will suffice

State: South Dakota

Job Number: 5483

Southern Maryland CRNA Position Open

Our next job is located in southern Maryland and has plenty to do nearby! There are wine trails, historic state parks, fishing, kayaking, and more to do in this area.

 Position Type: CRNA

Number of Openings: 1

Rate: $140/hr

Duration: ASAP Ongoing

Extras: Travel, Lodging, $30 Per Diem

Cases: ALL Pain & Sedation. NO General Anesthesia, Ortho, Peds, Neuro.

Notes: Provider will float between multiple locations

State: Maryland

Job Number: 3228

3 CRNA Positions Open in Northwestern West Virginia

Next up, we have 3 positions open in the northwestern area of West Virginia! There are historical sites, museums, biking trails, coffee shops, breweries, and more for you to visit here.

 Position Type: CRNA

Number of Openings: 3

Rate: $150/hr

Duration: Needed ASAP and ongoing

Extras: Travel, lodging

Cases: General, BNB – Very few pediatrics. Mostly adults…cases are ortho, neuro (backs and necks) gyn, lots of c-sections, vascular, minimal thoracic and lots of general. Not a lot of big complex cases here

Notes: 40 hours guaranteed, choose from 2 shift options: five 8-hour shifts, or a combination of two 8’s and two 12’s; takes 60 days to credential

State: West Virginia

Job Number: 3302

Southeastern Pennsylvania CRNA Position

Our last job is located in a historical area of Pennsylvania where you can visit museums, parks, vineyards, and more. Also, Philadelphia is just a short hour and a half drive away!

 Position Type: CRNA

Number of Openings: 1

Rate: $150/hr

Duration: 3+ months or perm

Extras:travel/lodging/$30 per diem

Cases: ENT, general, gyn, plastics. NO hearts, neuro (backs/heads). May add ortho soon. Peds preferred.

State: Pennsylvania

Job Number: 3969