Jump to content

Salt Lake City CRNA's

CRNA   (5,268 Views | 9 Replies)
by downhillracer downhillracer (New) New

1,003 Profile Views; 8 Posts

Hello all I am finishing school soon. I am interested in possibly moving to SLC. I like to ski as you can tell from my name. Does anyone have any info on what hospitals in the area utilize CRNA's which hospitals are good and what the salary for a new Grad. is. Any info at all would be great. PM me, post publicly I just need info. Thanks

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

59 Posts; 2,323 Profile Views

Hello all I am finishing school soon. I am interested in possibly moving to SLC. I like to ski as you can tell from my name. Does anyone have any info on what hospitals in the area utilize CRNA's which hospitals are good and what the salary for a new Grad. is. Any info at all would be great. PM me, post publicly I just need info. Thanks

Hey, I'm not a CRNA yet but have some info. I have been trying to find a good CRNA to shadow and this is what I've learned about the area. University Hospital (trauma 1, teaching) employs 10 CRNA's. However, the bummer is that IHC, which runs a lot of the other hospitals in the area (including LDS hosp, the other major hosp in the city) doesn't employ any CRNA's just MDA's. When I found that out I was kinda bummed since I want to move back after school. Anyway, just what I've heard.

preCRNA

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

108 Posts; 2,591 Profile Views

Hey, not a CRNA, in school (SRNA) still but lived in Logan and worked for IHC, let me give you the scoop, IHC have very few or no CRNAs in the SLC area, other hospital groups do use them in the area ie HCA. Ogden has CRNAs @ Ogden Regional, CRNA's in American Fork(IHC), Payson(HCA) and SLC Regional(HCA).

good luck

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

443 Posts; 6,731 Profile Views

downhill :

if you are who I think you are then you know the deal at the U they make about 90K their turnover is high soyou couls always get a job there. slc reginal has had jobs off and on for a while. an dthe VA as well.

either way I think your gonna take it in the shorts to live/work in Utah. I estimate about 30-40k diffrence from what you can make on average somewhere else.

I would live there to so let me know if you find out otherwise but sofar this is my take on Utah. I love lake powell and really want to be close to it. I may have to settle for retireing in utah.

l :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

8 Posts; 1,003 Profile Views

Alan I'm probably not who you think I am. You do seem to have alot of inside. I would really like to hear about "the situation" at the U please PM me. Is Utah just a CRNA unfriendly place. This is really not what I wanted to hear. I wanted to hear that opportunities where limitless in SLC. I see that is not the case however.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

catcolalex has 4 years experience and specializes in SICU, CRNA.

215 Posts; 3,902 Profile Views

also another SRNA, the situation in utah is like this, there are approx 120 CRNA's total in the state. the U of U does use them but is currently not open to any more jobs, the pay sucks, just increased to about 90 k, alpine anesthesia the group responsible for Salt Lake regional and now recently pioneer valley hospital have 2 job postings on gaswork. these pay about 130 k. IHC does not use them unless they have to. richfield in central utah is about the only one i have heard of that uses them. payson and timpanogos hospital use them as well however, the groups are not currently needing anyone and are picky and cliquey on who they let in. they can afford to be with all the students coming back wanting to work in utah. plastics is huge in SLC but in order to get malpractice insurance in utah to cover you in an office, you need 4 years under your belt. surgery centers occasionally have needs and word on the street is that in the next little while a new center will be going up in provo near provo canyon, and in american fork. also, in 2007, IHC is opening up their new headquarters/trauma center in murray, doubtfull it will need CRNA's but it may cause a shift in the anesthesia providers around the state.

all in all, utah is not the place to go to make money, or for an abundance of jobs, they count on CRNA's coming back to be with family etc.

also, just a side note. Kaiser is already conducting satalite classes for students finishing up their clinicals in utah, this will expand down the road and eventually allow a student to complete virtually the last year in utah if wanted. Too bad the nursing schools in the state won't step up and start their own programs. they are just under the thumb of the utah anesthesiologists.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

39 Posts; 1,137 Profile Views

I am not a CRNA but I just finished my BSN at the U. I got to spend 120 hours with CRNA's and MDA's mostly MDA's due to the shortage of CRNA's. Salt Lake Regional Medical Center via Alpine Anesthesia hires CRNA's at about 96,000 for new grads, they do a lot of OB call though. HCA with Mountain View and Timpanogos pay about 90,000 the first two years and then you become a partner so it pays considerably more.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

8 Posts; 1,003 Profile Views

Is it true that the cliques have alot to do with who and who isn't mormen. That is what I have heard about the area. In order to move up you need to be of the faith.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

59 Posts; 2,323 Profile Views

downhillracer,

Not where I work. It is the opposite. The majority of CRNA's are not mormon here.

preCRNA

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

39 Posts; 1,137 Profile Views

Luckily, Religion doesn't have anything to do with it here. In Salt LAke City people are pretty open minded. Provo on the other hand isn't as open to other religions. Timpanogos and Mountain View in orem and mountain view respectively don't care what religion you are as long as you work.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
×

This site uses cookies. By using this site, you consent to the placement of these cookies. Read our Privacy, Cookies, and Terms of Service Policies to learn more.