Oregon Health & Science University

Adult Generalist Anesthesiologist & Medical Director of OB Anesthesia

Job Locations US-OR-Portland
Requisition ID
Position Category
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Job Type
Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
Salary Range
Commensurate with experience
TBD and may include nights and weekends
HR Mission
School of Medicine
Drug Testable

Function/Duties of Position

The Adult Generalist Anesthesiologist shall provide services as assigned by the supervisor in furtherance of the University's missions and goals of teaching, research, patient care, outreach and public service.


The Medical Director for Obstetric Anesthesia will lead the Department’s efforts in OB anesthesia and fertility. The Director will work closely with nursing and physician leadership in all three areas included in this position to ensure that anesthesia care for these patient populations is delivered in a manner that provides an optimal patient experience, resulting in outstanding care and high levels of patient satisfaction and education. The Director will support development of OHSU’s fetal surgery program and ongoing hospital expansion project, including the opportunity to help design the new Women’s and Children’s Tower. The Director will be involved with the Placenta Accreta Spectrum program serving the state of Oregon and SW Washington, and with the Multidisciplinary Maternal Cardiovascular Disease program.


Serves as or coordinates with the resident rotation chief for OB Anesthesia rotations, oversee residents who are performing pre-procedure evaluations, create educational materials, and update rotation curricula. Teaches trainees and support staff in their area of professional expertise, and helps the clinical staff understand the anesthesia considerations for different procedures they may perform and the impact of different patient conditions. Teaching is done through assigned lectures to be given during the course of the year and through teaching in the course of performing their own job by modeling best practices, mentoring trainees, guiding learning through delegating graduated and focused levels of responsibility. Faculty have a demonstrated competence in teaching and are knowledgeable about relevant guidelines from all applicable regulating bodies. (E.g. ACGME competencies).

Provides an outstanding level of professional performance (e.g. quality of clinical care). Identifies pertinent information to provide to patients and families (e.g. procedural clinical information, information regarding the care experience, and systems oriented information and instructions). Assists the providers and other institutional staff in developing high quality informational material for patients (e.g. pamphlets, videos). Assumes personal responsibility for, or coordinates, seeing high-risk parturients that require non-standard delivery planning anesthesia consults. Helps oversee the labor and delivery operating room schedule and serve as a liaison between family medicine, obstetrics, maternal fetal medicine, and APOM for scheduled cases on weekends and holidays. Helps optimize Epic usage and accurate documentation. Professional performance is to be delivered in a manner that is compliant with the regulations and guidelines of all relevant regulating bodies (e.g. the American Society of Anesthesiologists, DNV, JCAHO, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, OHSU IRB, NIH and all other state, federal, and institutional regulatory guidelines). Treats all patients, research subjects, trainees and co-workers with dignity and respect.

May maintain a program of scholarly research activity directed toward improved understanding of the causes, detection, and treatment of diseases. May develop and direct scholarly research activities focused toward improving the educational foundation within anesthesiology and perioperative medicine. May engage in public service through consultative activities with OHSU and non-University groups as approved by the Chair. May also participate in additional departmental or hospital administration as approved by the Chair or supervising Vice Chair.


The appointee shall provide services as assigned by the Chair and Vice Chair of Clinical Anesthesia in furtherance of the University's missions and goals of teaching, research, patient care, outreach and public service. Appointee shall have a demonstrated competence in patient care and teaching/mentorship.




Required Qualifications

  • Doctorate in medicine, residency training in Anesthesiology, and fellowship training in Obstetric Anesthesiology.
  • Demonstrated competence in patient care & teaching.
  • Board certification or eligibility for board certification in Anesthesiology is required.
  • Ideal candidates will have interest and expertise in research/scholarship/discovery.

All are welcome

Oregon Health & Science University values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status, including disability status and protected veteran status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. To request reasonable accommodation contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148 or aaeo@ohsu.edu.

As an organization devoted to the health and well-being of people in Oregon and beyond, OHSU requires its employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.


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