Chief CRNA

Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center (AKA Ohio State University Health System) | Columbus, Ohio 43210

Salary Range: Call for details
Date Posted: February 21, 2024
Opportunity Code: 33680


Exciting opportunity to join The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, a distinguished Academic Health Center, as Chief CRNA!

The Position

  • The Chief CRNA will spearhead the development of strategic plans, annual goals, and financial budgets, exercising comprehensive administrative oversight over all CAAs and CRNAs within the esteemed OSU Wexner Medical Center.
  • The Chief CRNA will report to the Executive Director of Clinical Services and oversee a team of six direct reports and more than 75 FTEs across 4 inpatient facilities and 5 outpatient facilities.
  • This leader will cultivate robust working relationships across all levels of the department, fostering a collaborative environment. They will steadfastly uphold quality standards and patient safety measures while facilitating seamless coordination with the College of Nursing to onboard new CRNA trainees. Additionally, they will spearhead recruitment and retention initiatives to fortify the team.
  • Ideal candidates will embody strong, collaborative leadership, demonstrating exceptional communication and relationship-building skills. Critical experience in effectively managing large staff groups across multiple sites is essential.


  • BSN and have completed, or actively enrolled in, a DNP or PhD program required.
  • CRNA certification is required.
  • A minimum of 10 years of progressive leadership experience is within complex health systems or Academic Medical Centers.

The Organization

  • Part of one of the most comprehensive health sciences campuses in the country, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center has more than 100 buildings that house the most technologically advanced research, teaching, and patient care programs in the region. Seven hospitals and a network of community-based offices and care centers manage nearly two million patient visits and more than 70,000 admissions each year.
  • The medical center consists of The Ohio State University Health System, the College of Medicine, the Health Sciences Library, and the Faculty Group Practice. As the Midwest’s highest-ranked hospital for safety and patient care according to Vizient, the OSU Wexner Medical Center is committed to continuously set the standard for world-class care.
  • Three hospitals are Magnet-designated, and for the 28th consecutive year, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center has been ranked in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals list. Additionally, the medical center is #1 in Columbus and has been nationally ranked in nine specialties. Becker’s Hospital Review named The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center to its 2020 list of “100 Great Hospitals in America.”
  • The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center’s East Hospital Emergency Department is the first ED in central Ohio to receive the Emergency Nurses Association Lantern Award. This award recognizes exceptional patient care and innovative performance in leadership, practice, education, advocacy, and research.
  • Why Join The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center 
  • The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center’s Strategic Plan 2017-2024:
  • Upcoming Construction and Expansion Projects:

The Community

  • Columbus, Ohio, is one of America’s premier cities, a great place to move to, raise a family, and explore. As the state’s capital, Columbus is the 14th largest city in the U.S. and the second largest in the Midwest behind Chicago.
  • The cost of living in Columbus is 10 percent below the national average, and Columbus is within 550 miles of nearly half the nation’s population. Day trips abound, and weekend getaways are easy. Also, John Glenn Columbus International Airport, which is just 10 minutes from downtown, offers more than 150 daily nonstop departures to 35 airports.
  • Columbus is home to one of the most competitive intercollegiate programs in the nation, the Ohio State Buckeyes of The Ohio State University. There are 56 college and university campuses within the Columbus region, and 27 area high schools were in the top 10 percent of rankings for the U.S. News & World Report 2017 “Best High Schools” in America.
  • The New York Times named Columbus among its 52 Places to Visit in 2019, noting its revitalized riverfront district that hosts a number of year-round festivals and also Columbus’ innovative urban transportation using self-driving shuttles.
  • Residents appreciate the city’s sustainable culture, rich farm-to-table movement, and dynamic spaces to eat, shop, and play at any point in the year.




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