These days, a person’s work life and personal life tend to blend, and employers who recognize the need for a work-life balance tend to have more satisfied, happier team members. That’s only one of the many reasons why CRNAs prefer working with AAS and its ambulatory surgery centers rather than with a hospital.
It’s not quite as demanding, yet equally fulfilling. By working with AAS, CRNAs can make a difference in patients’ lives by doing what they love — and then spend the rest of their days with those they love.
Why CRNAs Choose AAS vs. a Hospital
Based in Novi, Ambulatory Anesthesia Solutions partners with more than 20 ambulatory surgery centers throughout Michigan. Anesthesiologists and CRNAs who work with AAS reap many benefits which they might not necessarily gain from working in a hospital setting.
1. Strength in Numbers
CRNAs who work in hospital settings individually are on their own regarding job applications, benefits, and support. They’re also at the mercy of the hospital’s decision-makers.
On the other hand, CRNAs who work with Ambulatory Anesthesia Solutions can take pride in working with other anesthesiologists and certified registered nurse anesthetists in a cohesive organization. AAS is a comprehensive network of like-minded professionals who can rely on one another for support and ideas. AAS is also led by professionals who have worked in the ambulatory care environment, so we understand how you feel and what you may need for a more fulfilling career.
2. Work-Life Balance
CRNAs who work in hospitals frequently have long hours, are on call at all hours of the day, and work evenings and weekends.
Our partnering ASCs typically perform surgeries during the morning and afternoon, so there are no evening or weekend hours. CRNAs who work with AAS are also not on call, so that means they are free to enjoy their evenings with their families, hit the gym, go see a movie, or do anything else they love to do when they’re not at work.
3. Friendly Environments within the Ambulatory Surgery Centers
Hospitals tend to be stressful, busy environments where not everyone knows each other.
Outpatient surgery centers tend to be smaller, closer-knit environments. In a slower-paced setting, CRNAs can take the time to get to know patients and each other. The result is a happier, more compassionate environment that facilitates more positive patient experiences.
4. Similar Values
In a hospital setting, the anesthesiologists and CRNAs might not always be on the same page regarding patient care.
As a CRNA with AAS, you are an integral part of the team, so your opinion matters. AAS serves as a consultant to its ASCs in all aspects, including serving on executive committees and attending meetings. That means our ASCs understand and share our values, and, more importantly, we share yours. In other words, as a part of AAS, you can truly make a difference in the ASC as well as in the lives of the patients it touches.
Contact Ambulatory Anesthesia Solutions to Learn More
Are you a CRNA looking for work in an ambulatory surgery center? Do you want to know more about the benefits of joining our team rather than working in a hospital setting?
Send us a message through our website, and we will respond as soon as possible. We would be happy to answer any questions you may have about AAS’s standards, mission, and vision.