Anesthesiologist | Employment opportunities | UC Davis Health

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Join our Anesthesiologist Team at Sacramento’s #1 Hospital

Provide world-class anesthesia care, improve patient outcomes and advance pioneering research at UC Davis Health.


Work for a Top Public University

The UC Davis Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine includes a dynamic and diverse team of over 93 attending physicians, 55 CRNAs, 74 residents and fellows, and more than 25 administrative and support staff. In a team-care model, department members provide evidence-based, compassionate care to patients of all ages – total care for every aspect of injury, from prevention through rehabilitation, across all specialties.

As the region’s only academic medical center, we play a vital role in serving a 33-county, 65,000-square-mile area that stretches north to the Oregon border and east to Nevada. Our anesthesiologists provide care to patients of all ages, across all specialties, and work in a variety of clinical settings including our level I Trauma Center, state-of-the-art Children’s Surgery Center, Same Day Surgery Center, a Center of Excellence for Burn Care, and our new and upcoming ambulatory surgery center – the 48X Complex – opening in 2025.

We also play leadership roles in:

  • educating tomorrow’s anesthesiology providers and leaders, through a collaborative approach across the peri-anesthesia care spectrum
  • advancing pioneering research, in order to continuously improve outcomes and establish evidence for new interventions and technologies
  • working to support diversity, equity and community, and to uphold the UC Davis Principles of Community.

As part of the team, you will enjoy:

The University of California offers a robust benefits package, including but not limited to:

  • Competitive salary with incentive model(s)
  • Flexible schedules and achievable work-life balance
  • Relocation assistance
  • Competitive compensation and benefits package, including comprehensive vision, medical, and dental insurance, life insurance, Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D), pet insurance, ARAG legal insurance and more
  • Retirement and savings investment plans, including UC’s defined-benefit pension plan
  • Disability Malpractice insurance – UC Regents Self Insured
  • Loan forgiveness programs (participation in PSLF program)
  • Paid holidays, sick leave, and education leave
  • Professional development opportunities in teaching, research, mentorship, and leadership
  • Access to state-of-the-art facilities, physician wellness programs and more
  • An electronic medical record system that allows flexibility in patient management
  • Collaborative environment and collegial relationships with colleagues including nurse anesthetists, surgeons, nurses, and technicians

  • Completion of an M.D./D.O. degree
  • Experience performing functions of an anesthesiologist
  • 50 hours of CME in last two years
  • Active DEA license or the ability to obtain one
  • Valid California Medical License
  • American Board of Anesthesiology eligible
  • Skills to teach residents, medical students, student nurse anesthetists and others while in the operating rooms or other locations
  • Physically and mentally able to perform duties of an anesthesiologist within the limits set by the operating rooms and other locations anesthesia is given
  • Communicate to give feedback on residents’ performance when required
  • Ability to provide feedback for CQI purposes

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience documenting anesthetics and procedures in the Electronic Medical Record (EMR). All applicants must successfully complete the UC Davis Health EMR training.

The UC Davis Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine provides care to patients of all ages, across all specialties, as patients undergo diagnostic, therapeutic, interventional, obstetric and surgical procedures that require anesthesia.

We are committed to providing the best possible outcomes while advancing the science of medicine and peri-anesthesia care. Our team members investigate the physiology of surgery and anesthesia, mechanisms underlying anesthesia, enhanced surgical recovery, the impact of monitoring on peri-anesthesia management and both acute and chronic pain.

We empower faculty with all necessary support and guidance, through professional development, mentorship, and leadership engagement.

Learn more about our department and leadership.