Better places than Mednax for CRNAs
Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (Former Employee) – Tampa, FL – August 11, 2017
Original group bought out by Mednax/American Anesthesiology 3 years ago. Very disorganized and poor communication between management and staff. Pay grade typically well below average but recent increase only due to competition from other groups in town. No weekend shift differential, OT only paid after 7pm. Sign on bonus given to new grads often made more than long time employees. Office staff frequently makes errors with paycheck and hours so keep close track of your time. No opportunity for advancement, or leadership, group will not have chief CRNA. No CRNA on any committees. This group brought Anesthesia assistants (AAs) and AA school overnight with no input from long standing staff. Lots of staff turnover , both MDAs and CRNAs. Mostly AAs coming into this practice, CRNAs will probably be minority in a few years. Vacation is not seniority based (nothing here is). Vacation selection is via random lottery. If you like being one of the sheep, this is a perfect place for you. If you want to use all of your abilities as a CRNA, look elsewhere.
Shift work, not 1st off, etc.