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University of Utah Certified Anesthesiologist Assistant at Premier Academic Medical Center Salt Lake City Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 01/26/2023

Requisition Number PRN33665B

Job Title PS Certified Anesthesiologist Assistant

Working Title Certified Anesthesiologist Assistant at Premier Academic Medical Center Salt Lake City Utah

Job Grade I

FLSA Code Professional

Patient Sensitive Job Code? Yes

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

Schedule includes days, nights, weekends and holidays.

VP Area U of U Health - Academics

Department 02070 - Anesthesiology - CRNA

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 170,000 - 190,000 DOE

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

  • Broad Case and Location Mix
  • Generous total compensation ($215K-$239K)
  • 14.2 percent, fully vested, employer contribution to 401K
  • Negotiable moving stipend
  • 1 CME Week + Education Fund
  • 27 vacation days, 12 sick days, paid holidays
  • $125.00 an hour for work beyond clinical commitment
  • Live and work in Beautiful Utah!


Essential Functions under Medical Direction:

1. Performs preoperative evaluation by assessing staff notes, progress notes, lab work, and patient histories to determine the most appropriate anesthetic management. The CAA may order additional analyses, consultations, lab work, and peri-anesthetic medications as warranted.

2. Monitors functioning of all equipment and induces general and/or regional anesthesia by using anesthesia procedures and methods.

3. Manages the anesthetic procedure by monitoring appropriate physical, physiochemical, and biochemical indicators such as blood pressure, heart rate, EKG , blood loss, patient position, pulmonary compliance, arterial blood bases, etc.

4. Adjusts anesthesia procedures as required; informs other medical personnel of all necessary developments.

5. Oversees recovery from anesthesia by observing the appropriate indicators in surgery as well as the post-anesthesia recovery room; performs post-operative evaluation.

6. Makes appropriate entries in staff notes, on anesthesia records, and in the patients’ charts.

Work Environment and Level of Frequency that may be required:

Nearly Continuously: Office environment.

Often: Infectious disease, oils ( there is air or skin exposure to oils or other cutting fluids ), hazards ( includes a variety of physical conditions, such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, moving vehicles, electrical current, working on scaffolding and high places, or exposure to chemicals ).

Physical Requirements and Level of Frequency that may be required

Nearly Continuously: Hearing, listening, talking, walking.

Often: Repetitive hand motion (such as typing), standing.

Seldom: Bending, reaching overhead.

Minimum Qualifications

Certification by the National Commission for Certification of Anesthesiologist Assistants ( NCCAA ) as a Certified Anesthesiologist Assistant ( CAA ); current professional licensure in the state of Utah; and demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills required.

The CAA certification is granted after successful completion of an accredited anesthesiologist assistant program.

This position is patient-sensitive and must fulfill all associated requirements. We protect our patients, coworkers and community by requiring all patient-sensitive employees to be immunized according to CDC standards and hospital policy. Limited exemptions may be made for documented medical contraindications or religious beliefs that object to vaccinations.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.


Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students and patients from all backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education and quality healthcare for historically underrepresented students and patients.

All qualified individuals are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

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