Company: Somnia Inc.
Posted on: May 3, 2021
ASSISTANT MEDICAL DIRETOR OF ANESTHESIOLOGY
The Assistant Medical Director of Anesthesiology is responsible for
the development, implementation and management of policies and
procedures relating to peri-operative anesthesia services at the
hospital, serve on requested hospital committees as a
representative of the anesthesia department, as delegated by the
Medical Director of the Anesthesia Department, serve as Medical
Director of the Anesthesia Department during the absence of the
Director and work in collaboration with Mercy Downtown/Southwest
Hospitals and Somnia to achieve the mutual objectives off those
The position requires the full understanding and active
participation in fulfilling the mission of the Somnia organization.
It is expected that the Assistant Medical Director of
Anesthesiology demonstrate behavior consistent with the core values
and support Somnias strategic plan.
Demonstrates competence in leadership, communication,
professionalism, organizational and analytical skills,
technical/professional skill and knowledge in performance of duties
and responsibilities rendered to the customer population
Alignment of the Mission, Vision and Values of the Anesthesia
Department with those of Dignity Mercy Hospitals, Downtown and
Review, assess and make suggested edits to peri-operative
anesthesia policies, procedures and protocols.
Participate in any and all committees or boards that may impact
clinical care. (These may include meetings pertaining to OR
utilization, Quality, SCIP, HFAP, Medical Directors, Surgical
Chiefs, Surgical Exec Ops, etc.).
Participate in the development of evidence based best practice
multidisciplinary protocols to enhance quality of care and patient
safety. (Examples may include projects related to perioperative
management of safe transfers, glycemic control, pacemakers,
Obstructive sleep apnea, Sepsis, etc.).
Collaborate with Director of Anesthesiology and Somnia Chief
Medical Officer and Somnia administrators in the development and
reporting of Quality Indicators. Collaborate with the OB to
incorporate OB and Perinatal Quality Data.
Facilitate the ongoing development of a Pre-op Clinic.
Strategic Planning. Participate in the development and refinement
of surgical product lines and markets in concert with UMC
Represent Dignity and Somnia at community, political and social
events or other marketing activities as appropriate.
Assist with, and serve as a resource for, the Hospital as it seeks
state licensure and accreditation or reaccreditation.
Assist in preparation and/or remain in state of readiness to
satisfy all pediatric and
general anesthesia sections during accreditation and regulatory
surveys by relevant governmental, accreditation and other
Support and assist the nursing department in achieving their
clinical and administrative goals.
Acts as the interface between the anesthesia department
Director of OR
Chair of Surgery Department
Critical Care Leadership
Emergency Department Leadership
Somnia Corporate Offices
Attend local and national meetings relating to peri-operative
anesthesiology and quality improvement. Integrate national
evidence-based best practices into the protocols for anesthesia
care at the Hospital.
Encourage Continuing Quality Improvement and Continuing Medical
Operations Assist the Medical Director as follows:
Oversee optimum staffing of the anesthesia department based on OR
needs and in collaboration with Medical Director and the practice
Supervise and support staff anesthesiologists and CRNAs assigned to
specific operating rooms/locations
Prepare policies and procedures and monitor compliance relating to
the assignments of CRNAs
Communicate with on-call Anesthesia providers
Implement and supervise preoperative patient workup/clearance
Ensure compliance with Anesthesia Discharge standards and
Perform Duties as Anesthesia Coordinator or delegation of
Manage Incidents or complications
Attend Utilization Committee and providing input concerning
surgical block times.
Provide input on anesthesia carts (Difficult airway, Malignant
Hyperthermia, Regional Anesthesia, Code, Pediatric,
Somnia Corporate Support Duties:
Perform Clinical Evaluations (CE) for Hospital anesthesia
candidates and candidates for other Somnia facilities, as assigned.
Recommend new candidates for hire by AAEP and affiliated
Travel to prospective new anesthesia clients in the region, attend
business development meeting, conduct needs assess and related
supporting services towards acquiring new clients in the
Assist in quality management functions for other hospitals and
Perform other general administrative and support duties on behalf
of Somnia Inc. as needed and assigned.
Keywords: Somnia Inc., Bakersfield , Assistant, Other , Bakersfield, California
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