I have been doing anesthesia as a CRNA for 15 years and I really enjoy it. I honestly think I found my niche after doing ICU/CCU/PACU for several years.
Right now I work in a state in the southeast in a major univ medical center (sorry for being kind of paronoid in case some folks I work w/ are "lurking" here) where I think I have just about had it w/ the acedemic working model for awhile...I've been here for 5 years. I enjoy doing my own cases sometimes, but the majority of the time all the "big" cases go to the anesthesia residents or I end up supervising the SRNA's/teaching all the time. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy it and feel like I am good at teaching students, but I need a change.
I have worked in the private sector w/ anesthesiologists and CRNA's in a group, but I never got to talk to the patient's families (I know alot of CRNA's don't like to do that) but I personally enjoy the family contact. So, since I have done alot of that, I would like to try something new...like working in a CRNA only group.
I have alot of varied experience and enjoy doing big cases (AAA's, etc.) as well as occasional days of EGD's and colonoscopies. I like doing my own lines and spinals, epidurals, etc.
Regarding the CRNA group in Georgia, yes, I would be very interested in contacting them. Could you please e-mail me privately at firstname.lastname@example.org
regarding where in Georgia the group is, etc.
Thanks, sweetsleeper CRNA