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at University of South Alabama

Posted: 9/5/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2358288
Keywords: surgical

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

About Us

USA Health helps people lead longer, better lives through its excellence in education, research and medical care. With more than 3,600 employees, USA's health network includes University Hospital, Children's & Women's Hospital, Mitchell Cancer Institute, Physicians Group, and the College of Medicine. Each year, our team of 180 physicians, 240 residents and fellows, 70 advanced practitioners and 800 nurses handle some 185,000 clinic visits and 350,000 outpatient procedures. USA Health delivers 2,800 babies a year, more than any other regional hospital, and treats patients through some 60,000 emergency room visits annually. 
In addition to advanced and innovative patient care offered at University hospitals and clinics, USA's medical education programs provide first-class training experiences for the next generation of physicians and scientists. USA Health delivers excellence in care while improving the quality of life for residents across the Gulf Coast.
USA Health is managed by the USA HealthCare Management, LLC.

Essential Functions

Administers anesthetics to render patients insensible to pain during surgical, obstetrical, and other medical procedures; examines patient to determine degree of surgical risk, and type of anesthetic and sedation to administer, and discusses findings with medical practitioner concerned with case; records type and amount of anesthetic and sedation administered and condition of patients before, during and after anesthetic; monitors the vital signs of the patient during surgery or medical procedure and carries out the necessary adjustments accordingly; monitors the patient through the initial recovery stage and administers drugs and medications that are essential during recovery; helps in pain management, to patients suffering from chronic pain such as respiratory and neurological illnesses; may instruct medical students and other personnel in characteristics and methods of administering various types of anesthetics, signs and symptoms of reactions and complications, and emergency measures to employ; positions the patient on the operating table to provide maximum comfort and providing surgical accessibility to both the patient and the surgeon; provides and maintains life support and airway management during an emergency; prepares a patient before an emergency surgery; coordinates and directs work of nurses, medical technicians and other healthcare providers; schedules and maintains use of surgical suite, including operating, wash-up, waiting rooms, and anesthetic and sterilizing equipment; conducts medical research to aid in controlling and curing disease, to investigate new medications, and to develop and test new medical techniques; communicates and uses appropriate customer relation skills with patients, families and healthcare team in person and via telephone; adheres to all hospital policies, including those regarding confidentiality; responds to overhead pages; regular and prompt attendance; ability to work schedule as defined and additional hours and call as required; related duties as required. 

Minimum Requirements

Graduation from an accredited medical school as approved and accepted by the University of South Alabama, completion of an Anesthesiology Residency program and internship, licensure with the state of Alabama as an Anesthesiologist, board certification eligible in Anesthesiology, current DEA licensure and current State of Alabama Controlled Substance licensure.

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