Associate Physician - Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine (ASC PHYSCN)

Sacramento, California
Jun 17, 2024
Jul 03, 2024
Contract Type
Job Summary

The Associate Physician (Board Eligible) reports directly to the clinical Vice Chair and Chair of the Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine and exercises a peer relationship with other faculty, residents, fellows, medical students, nursing personnel, and ancillary personnel in the role of patient care.

It is the expectation that physicians will work in a collegial manner combining clinical duties with instruction of residents, medical students, and certified registered nurse anesthetists. This position requires a thorough comprehension of the complex interactions between physiology, pathology, co-morbid medical conditions, pharmacology and procedural disruptions of homeostasis as such comprehension underlies the safe and effective practice of the discipline of anesthesiology. MSP providers must possess an understanding of quality of care standards as set forth by the American Society of Anesthesiology (ASA) and UCDH to administer anesthesia to a wide range of patients undergoing surgical, obstetric, diagnostic, therapeutic and interventional procedures across UCDH locations.

Apply By Date

July 9, 2024; Interviews and recruiting process may occur at any time

Minimum Qualifications
  • MD/DO
  • Experience performing functions of an anesthesiologist.
  • 50 hours of CME in last two years.
  • Must have a DEA license or ability to obtain license.
  • Valid California Medical License
  • American Board of Anesthesiology Eligible
  • Skills to teach residents, medical students, student nurse anesthetists and others while in the operating rooms or other locations.
  • Physically and mentally able to perform duties of an anesthesiologist within the limits set by the operating rooms and other locations anesthesia is given.
  • Communicate to give feedback on residents' performance when required.
  • Ability to provide feedback for CQI purposes.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience documenting anesthetics and procedures in the Electronic Medical Record (EMR) is preferred. All applicants must successfully complete the UCDHS EMR training.

Department Description

Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine is a leading multispecialty practice offering comprehensive training, high-quality patient care, conducting innovative research and educational opportunities. It is one of the largest departments in the School of Medicine with an annual budget of $79+ million and is comprised of 90 faculty, 15 MSP MDs, 32 VCF & associated faculty, 58 Residents, 10 Fellows, 65 Nurse Anesthetists and 35 Administrative Staff.

The Department provides patient care across many locations: UCD Medical Center, Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center (ACC), UC Comprehensive Cancer Center, Hospital-Based Clinics, and Community Care Networks (CCNs); providing service to 50+ operating suites each day and over 48,000 anesthetics annually. Funding includes state, endowment opportunity, indirect cost return, reserves, summer sessions, service enterprises, educational sales & service, & self-supporting activity. The Department is committed to excellence and the university missions which include clinical, education, research, and community outreach (public service).

When you join the team, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative, and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, staff, students, and community partners.

Position Information

  • Salary or Pay Range: $4,367.82 to $10,536.40
  • Salary Frequency: Bi-weekly
  • Salary Grade: BYA
  • Payroll Title: ASC PHYSCN
  • Number of Positions: 3
  • Appointment Type: Contract
  • Percentage of Time: 49%
  • Shift Hours: Variable
  • Location: Sacramento
  • Union Representation: No
  • Benefits Eligible: No
  • Hybrid/Remote/On-Site: On-site


Outstanding benefits and perks are among the many rewards of working for the University of California. UC Davis Health offers a full range of benefits, resources and programs to help you bring your best self to work, as well as to help you and your family achieve your health, wellness, financial and career goals. Learn more about the benefits below and eligibility rules by visiting our handy Benefits Summary and our Benefits Page

  • High quality and low-cost medical plans to choose from to fit your family's needs
  • UC pays for Dental and Vision insurance premiums for you and your family
  • Extensive leave benefits including Maternity, Paternity, Family & Medical Leave
  • 14 paid Holidays annually
  • Vacation/Paid Time Off
  • Sick Leave with unlimited accrual
  • Continuing Education (CE) allowance and Education Reimbursement Program
  • Access to free professional development courses and learning opportunities for personal and professional growth
  • Wellness and on-site Employee Assistance Program including access to free mental health services
  • Supplemental insurance offered including additional life, disability, short/long term disability, pet insurance and legal coverage
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSFL) Qualified Employer & Student Loan Repayment Assistant for qualified roles
  • Retirement benefit options for eligible roles including Pension and other Retirement Saving Plans. More information on our retirement benefits can be found here
  • UC Davis cares about building a community, which is why we provide resources to enhance diversity, equity and inclusion as well as Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) to support our staff

Physical Demands and Work Environment
  • Carrying, Attendance, Pulling , Pushing, Reaching

Special Requirements
  • Must maintain confidentiality, and work in non-smoking area.
  • Vacation time may be restricted during peak periods throughout the academic year.
  • Must have the ability to lift 50 pounds, sit for long periods of time, and work in a diverse atmosphere.
  • Work is performed at UC Davis Health, Campus, and other offsite locations.
  • This position is a critical position and subject to a background check and drug screen. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of background investigation including criminal history, identity checks and drug screen.
  • As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California Policy on Vaccination Programs, as may be amended or revised from time to time. Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

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