Adding a new anesthesia provider to your ambulatory surgery center team is a big decision — one that has a major impact on patient satisfaction, staff morale, and the quality of clinical care.
Today, the healthcare hiring environment is more competitive than ever, particularly for positions that were already in high-demand, like anesthesiologists and CRNAs. ASCs must balance the rising costs of hiring top talent with the benefits of finding the ideal match for their center’s needs. Choosing the right provider is a long-term investment for your center. Here are four crucial qualities to look for in the recruiting process.
- Their ability to work as part of a team
Surgery is never an individual endeavor. A cohesive, communicative, professional team with complementary strengths is what makes excellent patient care possible. Look for a candidate who has a successful history of working on teams in a variety of environments and strives to adapt to the center culture. How have they demonstrated teamwork in the past? What do their supervisors and colleagues say about them? What specific strengths do they bring to a team?
- Their willingness to do whatever it takes
The right provider for your team is willing to jump in and do what the situation demands. They are always looking for ways to help, whether that is taking extra time to explain a pre-op evaluation to a patient or jumping in to give an extra hand to a colleague.
- Their focus on patient care
A provider you want on your team always prioritizes delivering the best possible patient care. This focus applies to every aspect of care before, during, and after anesthesia. Each patient and procedure have unique needs, and a great anesthesia provider can adapt to meet those needs with empathy, patience, and attention to detail.
- Their high integrity in delivering care
An anesthesia provider’s day-to-day responsibilities require consistent ethical standards and a high level of integrity. When interviewing candidates, pay attention to how they have managed challenging situations in previous positions. How have they shown that they can make decisions that are in the best interest of the patient? How have they demonstrated honesty, character, and dependability under pressure?
Contact CarePlus for help with anesthesia management challenges and to get more information on recruiting the best anesthesia providers for your center.