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Director of Trauma and Acute Care Anesthesia

Application Window

Open date: January 12, 2022

Most recent review date: Friday, Sep 30, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Wednesday, Jul 12, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

Director of Trauma and Acute Care Anesthesia
Department of Anesthesia and Perioperative Care at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital (ZSFG)

The Department of Anesthesia and Perioperative Care is seeking a Director of Trauma and Acute Care Anesthesia (DTACA) at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital (ZSFG). Reporting to the ZSFG Associate Chief of Clinical Operations, the DTACA is responsible for all trauma care relevant efforts, including but not limited to strategy, planning, clinical care, operations, quality & performance improvement, education, and research in order to maintain and expand the state-of-the-art trauma and acute care anesthesia operation for ZSFG. Equally, the DTACA is tasked to ensure a national reputation and produce a visible and active engagement furthering the subspecialty of Trauma and Acute Care Anesthesia. The DTACA is asked to coordinate and initiate trauma and acute care centric research within the Department, as well as building and expanding collaborations with other departments. The DTACA also serves as a liaison to both the Department of Surgery, the Critical Care Units and the Emergency Department maintaining a collaborative, collegial, and productive partnership. Additionally, the DTACA oversees the Trauma Anesthesia and Acute Care Fellowship Program at ZSFG.

The Director of Trauma and Acute Care Anesthesia is responsible for:
• Oversight of all aspects of anesthesia related clinical care and operations for acute care and trauma patients
• Developing and deploying the strategy for all the Department’s efforts relevant to trauma and acute care.
• Partnering with Trauma Surgery and Emergency Medicine to optimize collaboration and collegiality for seamless trauma care.
• Collaborating with other services including Emergency Medicine on patient safety initiatives and quality improvement efforts.
• Working with trauma related surgical specialties to optimize perioperative management of injured patients, including general surgery, orthopedics, and neurosurgery.
• Research efforts as they pertain to the care of the injured. This includes but is not limited to: coordination of all trauma-related research projects, collaboration with anesthesia leadership to strategize research efforts in trauma and acute care anesthesia, mentor junior researchers and fellows for trauma-related research projects, interact with other departments actively involved in trauma-related research (Surgery, Emergency Medicine, SICU, Neuroscience ICU).
• Maintaining the Trauma Anesthesia and Acute Care Fellowship at UCSF/ZSFG. This includes, but is not limited to: recruitment, selection, mentorship, education, and advocation of the Fellows. The DTACA will work with the ZSFG Associate Chief of Education & the Anesthesia Education Committee at ZSFG to provide an intense, structured, and valuable fellowship.
• Quality and Performance Improvement efforts within the trauma and acute care domain. The DTACA will work in collaboration with anesthesia QI leadership to identify, follow and analyze trauma-specific metrics. The DTACA will coordinate quality improvement clinical projects.

Successful applicants will demonstrate an aptitude for and dedication to medical education and providing evidence-based, high quality care in clinical teams that enhance the patient experience with a commitment to patient safety and satisfaction. Applicants are expected to teach residents and medical students; participate in University service, faculty meetings, monthly Grand Rounds and M&M conferences; contribute to quality assurance programs and continuing education; and advance the mission of the department.

Our department philosophy is aligned with UCSF campus leadership in the areas of recruiting and retaining individuals traditionally under-represented in the health sciences, LGBTQ, and individuals with disabilities, to better reflect the diversity of the population we serve in the San Francisco Bay Area. We further recognize that successfully recruiting people to join our enterprise is not the end of the story. It is also critical that we provide an environment in which all individuals in our workforce and trainee programs experience a professional, supportive, collaborative and open environment and have the opportunity to thrive. We are dedicated to the ongoing pursuit of these goals.

The successful candidate must meet the following qualifications by time of hire:
• Must hold an MD, DO, or equivalent degree and be board eligible or certified in Anesthesia.
• Must possess a valid California Medical License
• Must be fellowship trained or have equivalent advanced training and/or experience beyond that of anesthesia residency training.
• Applicant’s materials must list (pending) qualifications upon submission.

Salary and academic rank will be commensurate with experience and achievements.

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Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - CV must clearly list current and/or pending qualifications (e.g. board eligibility/certification, medical licensure, etc.).

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Please see the following page for more details:

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)

Campus Information

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UC San Francisco seeks candidates whose experience, teaching, research, or community service that has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.

Job location

San Francisco, CA