Anesthesiologist General, Obstetric, or Intensivist Anesthesiologist

Employer
Kaweah Health
Location
Visalia, California
Posted
Aug 31, 2021
Closes
Aug 31, 2022
Ref
2111381
Specialty
Anesthesiology
Hours
Full Time
Position Type
Permanent

Anesthesiologist – General, Obstetric, or Intensivist Anesthesiologist

***$30,000 Sign-On Bonus - $100,000 Student Loan Repayment Assistance Available***

Opportunity

The Department of Anesthesia at Kaweah Health is currently recruiting for exceptional General, Obstetric, and Intensivist Anesthesiologists to join its cohesive, exceptional, and innovative care team The candidate will join a group of 12 anesthesiologists and over 20 CRNAs.  Additionally, the candidate will be working with our ACGME accredited Anesthesiology Residency Program of 16 residents.

For Obstetric Anesthesiologist - The ideal candidate will be Board Certified in anesthesia, or Board Eligible with a plan to become Board Certified within a three-year period. In this role, you will be the Director of Obstetric Anesthesiology, acting as the primary contact for the Anesthesia Department with regards to all things related to Obstetric Anesthesia. Additionally, you will still have responsibilities in the Main OR, allowing for development and maintenance of all skills required of a successful Anesthesiologist.

For Intensivist Anesthesiologist - The ideal candidate will be Board Certified in Anesthesiology or Board Eligible with a plan to become Board Certified within a three-year period. In this role, you will provide anesthesia in a variety of cases, with the exception of cardiac anesthesia. Additionally this candidate should be planning on completing fellowship and becoming board certified in Critical Care Medicine. The intensive care unit at Kaweah is divided into two unique units – a 12 bed cardiovascular unit and an 18 bed medical/surgical critical care unit.

Responsibilities/Duties

Provide anesthesia coverage (depending on subspecialty) in the following areas:
o General Surgery
o Vascular Surgery
o Orthopedic Surgery
o Podiatric Surgery
o Ophthalmological Surgery
o Gynecological Surgery
o Otolaryngological Surgery
o Plastic Surgery
o Urological Surgery
o Neurological Surgery
o Trauma Surgery
o Labor and Delivery Anesthesia

  • A mixture of supervising residents and doing own cases
    • 10-hour shifts on non-call days
    • An average of one 24-hour out-of-house call per week with resident physician
    • Post-call day off
ICU Responsibilities (Only for Intensivist Anesthesiologist)
  • ICU coverage is scheduled in 12-hour shifts of days and nights
  • Mixture of supervising residents and independently working
  • Scheduling consists of coverage in the Medical/Surgical ICU, Cardiovascular ICU, and rarely in the step-down ICU
  • Minimum of 5 (five) ICU shifts required per month

Requirements 

  • ASA Board Certification or Eligibility; current ACLS, BLS, PALS
  • Board Eligible for Critical Care Medicine prior to starting in the ICU
  • Active CA license
  • Interest in teaching and residency education
Compensation  
  • 1099 Independent Contractor status
  • $265-$275 hourly rate based on subspecialty, 50-hour work week, and 10 weeks of vacation
  • Flexible scheduling to accommodate ICU and Anesthesia shifts
  • Potential to earn more by covering additional shifts
  • Up to $30k sign on bonus with 3-year full-time retention
  • Up to $100k loan repayment with a 4-year full time retention
  • Additional compensation through the GME office for Core Faculty activities and responsibilities
  • All compensation subject to market rate adjustment on an annual basis
About Kaweah Health

The largest hospital in Tulare County and the only hospital in Visalia, CA, Kaweah Health provides a variety of services including comprehensive cardiac care, open heart surgery, neurosurgery, minimally invasive procedures, and more. 

  • Service area: Tulare and Kings counties – 550k+ population
  • 613 Beds; Level III Trauma Center and Stroke Center
  • 8,200 surgeries, 5k deliveries, and 300 cardiac procedures a year and growing
  • 95k+ ED visits annually; New ED expansion —40 beds to 74 beds in 2021
  • Care for a large underserved population
  • Healthgrades 50 Best Cardiac Programs in America 2017-2020
  • Healthgrades 2019 America’s 250 Best Hospitals
  • Healthgrades America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Critical Care Award 2021
  • Healthgrades America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Pulmonary Care Award 2021
  • Affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Heart and Vascular Institute
Education  

Kaweah Health is home to six (6) residency programs:  Anesthesiology, Family Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Psychiatry, General Surgery, and Transitional Year.

Living in Visalia 

Visalia sits in the heart of the Central Valley and is referred to as the Gateway to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. Conveniently located between San Francisco and Los Angeles, approximately 3 hours from each, it is known for its rich agriculture, delicious dining, and its warm and welcoming small-town charm.

Visalia offers the unique combination of affordable housing, easy commute to work, a family friendly community and economic opportunity. There is an average of 275 sunny days a year. In the summer, temperatures range from the upper 90's during the daytime and drop to the low 80's in the evening. Winters are mild with average temps in the early mornings and evenings is in the low 40's and, during the daytime, in the upper 50's.

In addition to a central location and beautiful California weather, there is also a wide-array of local activities to enjoy. Boating, fishing and skiing are all nearby. 

Please Contact Michael Tang, MD regarding this position: (510) 962 0986; mbtang@gmail.com

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