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#101861 (CRNA) Sr. Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist

Filing Deadline: Tue 2/18/2020

As of 10/11/2019, this posting has been changed from an internal UCSD posting to external for future CRNA job opportunities. All applicants are welcome to apply.

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 09/25/2019 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 09/30/2019. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.


UC San Diego Health is a Magnet designated organization, which is a prestigious recognition that applies to only 6% of all U.S. hospitals. Magnet is the “gold standard” for nursing excellence and is based on strengths in five key areas which include transformational leadership, structural empowerment, exemplary professional practice, new knowledge, innovation and improvements and empirical quality results. UC San Diego Health has held its Magnet status since 2011.

The Department of Anesthesiology employs over 200 academic and staff personnel and has an annual operating budget of $83 million in (School of Medicine and CPO) resources between Practice Plan Revenues, VAMC funding, Hospital and Medical Group Funding, UC Foundation, Research Sources and School of Medicine Funds. There are over 85 clinical faculty, 20 Ph.D. faculty, 8 Postdoctoral Scholars, 42 residents, 16 Clinical fellows, 33 Certified Nurse Anesthetists, 1 Physician Assistant, 1 Nurse Practitioner and five bargaining units represented.

The Department provides Clinical Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Services at Hillcrest, Thornton, Shiley, Children's, Jacobs Medical Center and the VAMC. The Department operates a Pain Clinic at Perlman. The Department's research programs include bench and clinical research programs located at the VAMC, MTF, CTF, BSB, Hillcrest, Thornton, Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine and the Altman CTRI.

Under general supervision, the Sr. Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) provides experienced anesthetic services and airway management for the UC Medical Center in Hillcrest, the La Jolla Campus hospitals and all other UC San Diego Health locations. The workweek consists of 7 consecutive days, from 12:00 A.M. Sunday to 11:59 P.M. the following Saturday. This position requires on-call availability and offshift assignments. The services are performed under the general direction of the medical faculty. The Sr. CRNA provides anesthesia services to patients of all ages. The Sr. CRNA is required to work on the more difficult cases; as recognized by the American Society of Anesthesiologists.


  • Must be a graduate from an accredited nurse anesthesia program.

  • Must possess a valid California RN and CRNA license in accordance with and accessible on the California Board of Registered Nursing website.

  • Must possess current certification as a Nurse Anesthetist, in accordance with the AANA.

  • Current ART certification or BLS/CPR and ACLS certification at time of hire with commitment to get ART within six (6) months of hire date.

  • A minimum two (2) years of working licensed CRNA experience.

  • Theoretical background in anatomy, physiology, neurosciences general medicine, pulmonary, emergency or critical care medicine, management of common diseases, concepts of medicine and surgery, pharmacology, or counseling techniques and interpersonal dynamics.

  • Proven ability to perform initial history and physical examination, identify major medical problems, and formulate appropriate plans of action.

  • Proven ability to maintain detailed medical information in an organized and easily retrievable manner using online medical systems such as EPIC.

  • Demonstrated ability to analyze and interpret data in a meaningful and accurate manner.

  • Excellent writing skills to prepare clear and concise medical reports, laboratory data and progress notes as well as policies, procedures and protocols for patient care management.

  • Demonstrated experience to write accurate orders regarding execution of inpatient or outpatient plans of treatment.

  • Demonstrated experience to properly and compassionately counsel patients and families, particularly in delicate or death and dying situations.

  • Excellent communication skills that facilitate professional, effective, and courteous interaction with a diverse population. Ability to maintain confidentiality and follow strict HIPAA guidelines.

  • Exceptional interpersonal skills including tact, diplomacy and flexibility. Ability to work independently and/or in a team framework, and in an environment that interacts with a diverse population of patients, families, physicians, and colleagues.

  • Demonstrated experienced with pre-anesthetic preparation and evaluation, anesthetic induction maintenance and emergence.

  • Experienced providing anesthesia services and airway management according to level of expertise and providing anesthesia patient care to all ages.

  • Expertise rendering anesthesia/anesthesia related care to facilitate diagnostic, therapeutic or surgical procedures in a trauma setting.

  • Demonstrated experienced with post-anesthetic care as a member of the hospital team.


  • Working knowledge of operating room standards and techniques, and of all types of treatment and modalities necessary for patient care and well-being.
  • Experience and knowledge of clinical and ancillary services within the UCSD Medical Center.


  • Must be able to obtain UCSD medical staff privileges and maintain during employment.
  • Must be able to work various hours, days, shifts, on-call and locations based on the 24-hour Medical Center's business needs. Must be able to work a mixed shift work schedule.
  • Must be willing to work at all UC San Diego Health locations.
  • Must complete all assigned courses by UC San Diego Health.
  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.

UC San Diego Health is the only academic health system in the San Diego region, providing leading-edge care in patient care, biomedical research, education, and community service. Our facilities include two university hospitals, a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, Shiley Eye Institute, Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center, and several outpatient clinics. UC San Diego Medical Center in Hillcrest is a designated Level I Trauma Center and has the only Burn Center in the county. We invite you to join our dynamic team!


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UC San Diego Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://www-hr.ucsd.edu/saa/nondiscr.html

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UC San Diego School of Medicine
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Commensurate with Experience
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Work Schedule:
Days, 10-12, Mon-Fri, weekend call shifts


As a federally-funded institution, UC San Diego Health maintains a marijuana and drug free campus. New employees are subject to drug screening.