Director of Anesthesia | Full-Time

POSITION TITLE: Director of Anesthesia



The Director of Anesthesia is responsible for coordinating all aspects of anesthesia services delivered at Lower Umpqua Hospital.  Must be able to develop, implement, and maintain anesthesia procedures and practices.


  1. Administration of anesthetics to surgical patients of all ASA categories.
  2. Works well with medical staff, administration, hospital staff, and the public.
  3. Develops maintains all regulatory compliance related to hospital requirements in collaboration with Quality department.
  4. Assists any department requiring anesthesia consultation.
  5. Run a quality, cost effective department.
  6. Maintain and update QA/QI and policy and procedures within the department.
  7. Assist with determining budgeting needs each fiscal year for the department.
  8. Develop and maintain short- and long-term department goals.
  9. Performs ongoing peer/case reviews of other members of the anesthesia department. Ensures that other members of the department provide quality care and adhere to the policies and procedures of the department and hospital.
  1. Pain management for post-op procedures.
  2. Assists nursing with difficult IV access issues.
  3. Assists with education process of hospital staff when requested.
  4. Consistently attends required meetings.
  5. Creates and maintains departmental schedule.
  6. Approves time off requests and completes departmental payroll time records.



Education and License:

Board certified by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists with current re-certification.

Licensed in good standing with the Oregon State Board of Nursing.

Graduate of an accredited school of anesthesia.


ACLS, Required

Basic Life Support (BLS), Required


Three or more years of managerial experience overseeing an Anesthesia Department or Group, preferred

Five of more years of current anesthesia experience with a broad scope of capability including but not limited to: Scopes, Chole, thoracotomy, mediastinoscopy, CT biopsy, difficult IVs, blocks, spinals, emergent procedures outside OR – cardio versions, floor intubations, central lines, picc lines.


Additional Qualifications:

Must be able to work independently
Must be able to provide quality Anesthesia for aged and multi-medical condition population
Must be able to decide surgical risks and do pre-op and post-op anesthesia workup
Make appropriate charges for anesthesia procedures and surgical procedures


  1. Works indoors in an air-conditioned environment.
  2. Work requires availability for call.
  3. Work requires manual dexterity and coordination.
  4. Work requires ability to perform clinically and administratively within the same workday.
  5. Make sound clinical judgments under stress.


Frequent use of computer and phone, and other standard office machines.  Must be able to stand, sit, stoop, twist, kneel, reach, push, pull using proper body mechanics and move/lift varying amounts of weight to a maximum of 50 lbs.

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