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Health Care & Medicine
Staff Physician
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UCLA Health | Los Angeles, CA
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Job Description

Job Duties
Under the supervision of the Chair, the incumbent is responsible for examination and assessment of surgical, medical, and obstetrical patients in pre-,intra-, and post-operative anesthesia cases. Major duties include the development of anesthesia care plans and administrative of all techniques and types of anesthesia and report to emergency resuscitation efforts. You may be assigned to a combination of 8, 10, or 12 hours shifts, including evening, nights, weekends, and holidays. Work will be assigned to various OR's. Individual case or OR assignments are given by the Anesthesiology Clinical Coordinator. The incumbent is expected to work and complete cases independently following State of California and Department approved procedures and guidelines. The Anesthesiology faculty are available for consultation. Work may be reviewed upon request by the Quality Improvement Committee when actions represent a deviation from Departmental standards and approved procedures.

Job Qualifications
Valid California Medical License and DEA License. Board Certification in Anesthesia. Approved UCLA Medical Staff Privileges Valid certification in Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS).Demonstrated skill and knowledge in performing physical examinations during pre-, intra-, and post-operative surgical, medical and obstetrical patients and make assessments .Ability to identify pre-existing disease entities and their potential impact upon anesthesia care plan and administration, through interpretation of past medical history, physical examination, laboratory tests, ECG and chest x-ray. Knowledge of pre-operative drug therapy with proposed anesthetic care plan agents. Ability to identify abnormalities on physical examination, which pose potential problems in anesthesia management. Knowledge of medical indications for delay of elective surgery and for pre-op specialty consultation. Ability to explain anesthetic care plan and techniques, alternatives, risks and problems. Ability to document significant information to complete an Anesthesia Record form of pre, intra- and post-op anesthesia events. Demonstrated skills in determining patient need and indications for various monitoring modalities, including arterial lines. Demonstrated ability to safely inset venous and arterial monitoring lines and devices. Working knowledge of pharmacology, dosage, side effects and contra-indications of all drugs currently employed in anesthesia practice at UCLA. Demonstrated skill in performing all techniques of anesthesia including local, general and regional. Skill in identifying adverse effects of all anesthetic techniques and initiating emergency treatment. Detailed knowledge of cardiac, respiratory, neuro, endocrine and renal physiology as these relate to pre-, intra- and post -operative anesthesia management. Skill in recognizing airway abnormalities and the associated anesthesia implications. Skill in identifying the required safe level of insensibility of narcosis for each individual patient. Ability to recognize return to consciousness of anesthesia reflexes signaling safe emergence from anesthesia. Ability to recognize post-op complications of anesthesia and initiating emergency treatment. Skill in interacting diplomatically with persons of various social, cultural, economic and educational backgrounds for the purpose of conducting pre-and post-op assessments.

About UCLA Health

For more than half a century, UCLA Health  has provided the best in healthcare and the latest in medical technology to thepeople of Los Angeles and throughout the world. Today we are one of the most comprehensive and advanced healthcare systems in existence. We are comprised of Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA, Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA, and the UCLA Medical Group, with offices throughout the region.

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center is consistently ranked by U.S.News & World Report as one of the top five hospitals in the nation and the best medical center in the western United States. The doctors, scientists and caregivers of UCLA are leaders in their fields. Every day, they perform pioneering work across an astounding range of disciplines, from organ transplantation and cardiac surgery to neurosurgery and cancer treatment. Year after year, our people have achieved medical breakthroughs and earned the highest industry honors. And we’re just getting started.

The dedicated professionals of UCLA Health are committed to healing humankind, one patient at a time, by improving health, alleviating suffering, and delivering acts of kindness on a daily basis.