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How SRNAs Maintain Their Well-Being, Hot CRNA Jobs, & More!

This week, we have news on how SRNAs maintain their well-being and a new study pushing back on claims of epidural and autism link. We also have the latest hot jobs in Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and West Virginia.

Latest News Stories

How SRNAs Maintain Their Well-Being

The AANA has asked SRNA’s to describe how they maintain their well-being! Alex Corbit from Chicago, Il said “For me, it’s about structure and setting goals, all while accepting that sometimes things don’t go according to plan.” Lauren Bergman from MUSC in Charleston, SC said “What helps me to cope is talking about it, taking time to do something I love, and maintaining a good sleep schedule.” With using these testimonies the AANA is trying to highlight how to maintain physical and mental well-being during stressful times. Along with this, in honor of April being Diversity Month, the AANA has also launched the “I AM ME” campaign to bring awareness and emphasize the importance of unique identities and experiences among CRNAs and SRNAs.

New Study Pushes Back on Claims of Epidural/Autism Link

Some of you may be aware of the article published in JAMA Pediatrics in October last year suggesting a connection between epidurals and autism by authors Qui, Lin, Shi, et al. That study has just been refuted by another from Stanford and the University of Manitoba. The October study had already been criticized for leaving out many confounding variables like genetics, socioeconomics, and medical risks that increase likelihoods of Autism diagnosis. The new study in April from Dr. Alexander Butwick takes these variables into account and found no significant indications of any statistical link between epidural use during birth and later Autism.

Open Job Assignments

CRNA Position Open Near NH/MA Border

This job is located along the NH/MA border where you can spend some time in nature at one of the many parks and trails this area has. In addition, Boston is just a short car ride away!

Position Type: CRNA

Number of Openings: 1

Rate: $150/hr . Completion Bonus of $14k to providers (after 13 weeks and 520 hours are worked)!

Duration: ASAP-Ongoing

Extras: Travel/Lodging/$30 Per Diem

Cases: Gen, B+B, OB & Ortho; No Neuro/Heads or Peds

Notes: Call is required

State: Massachusetts

Job Number: 5475

Western South Carolina CRNA Position Open

This job is located in a great part of South Carolina where there are many things to do! There are plenty of outdoor activities such as visiting waterfalls, gardens, and state parks. This area is also known for its art and they have self guided art tours around the city and there are multiple museums!

Position Type: CRNA

Number of Openings: 1

Rate: $130/hr

Duration: ASAP – 3 months with possible extension

Extras: Travel and lodging

Cases: Primarily bread and butter (IV, General, Bier regional)

Notes: No Guaranteed hours and no cancellation required/offered; must have 2 years of experience; DEA required

State: South Carolina

Job Number: 4093

Western Pennsylvania CRNA Position Open

This job is located in Western Pennsylvania. There are activities such as hiking, horseback riding on scenic trails, kayaking, or going on ATV or snowmobile rides! It is just an hour and a half outside of Pittsburgh and just over two hours to Cleveland, OH.

Position Type: CRNA

Number of Openings: up to 2

Rate: $150/hr

Duration: April 23, 26-27, 30; May 4, 7, 10-12, 17, 21, 24, 26, 28

Extras: Mileage, $30 per diem; prefer local, but will cover lodging

Cases: General, ortho, OB for now but will be discontinuing OB in May

State: Pennsylvania

Job Number: 4937

2 CRNA Positions Open in Southern West Virginia

Located in the Appalachian mountains this area of southern West Virginia has many great things to do! If you enjoy the outdoors you can go hiking, zip-lining, ATV-ing, kayaking, and much more. You can also visit waterfalls and go rafting down the rivers nearby.

Position Type: CRNA

Number of Openings: 2

Rate: $150/hr

Duration: ASAP start – 3 months with high possibility of extension

Extras: Travel/Lodging/$35 Per Diem

Cases: Endo, general, non-complex vascular

Note: Call is 3-4 days/month

State: West Virginia

Job Number: 5809