Director, Department of Anesthesiology

Atrium Health Central Division is seeking an experienced Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist leader to assume the role of Director, Department of Anesthesiology. The Director, Department of Anesthesiology is responsible for the strategic oversight and operational performance for 180 CRNAs and 30 Anesthesia Technical Assistants. The Director will ensure optimal, quality patient care is provided using resources in an effective and efficient manner. The Director of Anesthesiology reports to the Assistant Vice President of Metro Anesthesia. The area of accountability will include CRNAs and Anesthesia Technical Assistants for CMC, CMC Mercy, and One Day Surgery (ODS). Anesthesia cases total 62K; CMC 23K, in 33 ORs and Non OR Anesthesia Cases 18k at 18 sites. CMC Mercy 12K in 16 ORs, and ODS 9K in 11ORs. The Director is an essential member of the Peri-Operative leadership team and in coordination with the OR Director will oversee scheduling, budget and education of CRNAs and Anesthesia Technical Assistants. The Director will participate in planning and operations for the service line with key administrative, nursing, and medical leaders to meet all organizational, service line, and department goals. CMC has a Nurse Anesthesia program on site and graduates 25 students each year.


  • Master’s degree in nursing or related healthcare field or Doctorate Degree.
  • Licensed to practice or eligible to practice as a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist in the state of North Carolina.
  • Minimum five years leadership experience at an Academic Medical Center preferred.
  • Practice at a Magnet facility preferred.
  • Experience with Lean or Six Sigma quality improvement process preferred.
  • Experience with Cardiac, Transplant, Pediatrics, and ERAS programs preferred.


CHARLOTTE, NC. Charlotte is the largest and most accessible city between Washington, D.C., and Dallas, Texas. A major sports city, Charlotte has teams in all the professional leagues; most notably the NFL Panthers and the NBA Hornets. A center for fine dining, Charlotte has benefitted from the location of Johnson & Wales Culinary School in the area. Among its many colleges and universities, North Carolina also boasts Duke University, Wake Forest, and the University of North Carolina. Charlotte has 199 neighborhoods radiating in all directions from Uptown. It is located in close proximity to the beaches and mountains and offers four seasons with easy access to the international airport. In 2012, the urban section of Little Sugar Creek Greenway was completed; inspired in part by the San Antonio River Walk and is integral to Charlotte’s extensive urban park system.

Send resume and salary requirement, or nominations for this position, as soon as possible to:

Livonne Engebrecht, BA

Search Associate


Tel: 707.921.5008                                                                 

Judy Hayes, MSN, RN, NEA-BC

Vice President of Interim & Search Services


Tel: 508.202.1723