Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist - CRNA

Anesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine
Why Mayo Clinic
The Department of Anesthesiology is excited to add five CRNAs to join a growing and expanding practice at Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato, MN. The CRNA will be joining a team of eight Anesthesiologists, seventeen Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists and three Anesthesia Technicians. The CRNA performs subarachnoid blocks and all types of cases with the exception of open hearts.

Work/Life Balance - CRNAs in our practice are offered the option of a reduced schedule, with the option to work anywhere from a 0.8 FTE (64 hours every two weeks) to 1.0 (80 hours every two weeks).

Mayo Clinic Health System offers rewarding career opportunities through regional, urban medical centers with hospitals and specialty clinics to smaller primary care clinics nestled in rural towns to provide primary and specialty care close to home. Mayo Clinic Health System serves residents of 70 communities in Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin and is consistently recognized among the best health care systems in the nation. Consider a life-changing career at Mayo Clinic Health System.
Position description
The Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) performs clinical anesthesia duties and takes appropriate responsibility for direct patient care and for on-call as assigned. The CRNA prioritizes anesthetic decisions, administers anesthetic agents under department protocols and guidelines, and communicates patient status to healthcare team members. This individual performs coordinating duties by facilitating staff coverage, assignments, and breaks as needed for anesthesia providers. This individual must demonstrate knowledge of the priniciples of growth and development of the lifespan. Possesses the ability to assess data reflective of the patient’s status and appropriately interpret information relative to the patient’s age-specific needs as required. The CRNA demonstrates leadership through involvement on committees and/or team projects, education, and research and actively seeks to improve the practice through performance improvement initiatives. This individual is active in professional organizations and participates in community activity. Emergency response to airway or code situations may be required. Position requires call and working weekends and holidays.

This position requires a registered nurse who has completed a formal program in nurse anesthesia, Master's degree preferred. The anesthetist must pass the national certifying examination for nurse anesthetists within six months of graduation. Within that six months, if the certifying exam is not passed, the candidate cannot be credentialed to practice.

Additional qualifications
Experience as a CRNA preferred.
License or certification
Valid Minnesota registered nurse and APRN licensure. AANA certification. Credentialed by Allied Health Practitioner Credentialing Subcommittee.
Exemption status
Compensation Detail
Education, experience and tenure may be considered along with internal equity when job offers are extended.
Benefits eligible
Full Time
Hours / Pay period
Schedule details
  • We utilize a computer assisted scheduling system (Qgenda) that allows employees convenient access to the schedule on-line.
  • Normal day shift starts at 6:45 a.m. with the first case starting at 7:30 a.m.
  • Mid-day shift is 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • 2nd call weekday shift is 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
    • At home call at completion from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m.
  • 1st call weekday shift is 2:45 p.m. to 6:45 a.m. and is an in-house call shift.
    • CRNA is off for the day following the 16 hour shift
  • In-house call and home call distributed equally among sixteen full-time CRNA's
Weekend schedule
  • In house shift from 6:45 a.m. to 6:45 p.m. & 6:45 p.m. to 6:45 a.m.
  • Weekend back-up call shift is 7:00 p.m. Friday through 7:00 a.m. Monday
Site description
Mankato is one of the largest cities in southern MN and has earned several livability awards. Mankato's economic growth leads Minnesota and is among the top in the nation. The city has a contiguous population area of 96,740 and 1.6 million people live within 60 miles of Mankato. Greater Mankato is centrally located in south central Minnesota, nestled in the scenic beauty of the Minnesota River Valley, with convenient access to Minneapolis-St. Paul just one hour away.
Advanced Practitioner/Provider
Career profile
Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist
Job posting number
Rhonda Smith
Equal opportunity employer
Mayo Clinic is an equal opportunity educator and employer (including veterans and persons with disabilities).