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Partner with physicians to provide world-class anesthesia care and improve patient outcomes throughout the Sacramento region.

CRNA team members

Work for a University Where You’re Valued

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 CRNAs 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:

  • Sign-on bonus: Up to 10% of the annual base pay for new career hires ( >50% appointment) prorated with claw back and three-year payback
  • Competitive annual salary: $271K – $306K
  • Board certification pay: $1,200/annually
  • Flexible scheduling:
    • 8, 10, 12, 13 hour shifts available
    • Day, evening, night shifts available
    • Minimum call, 1-2/month specifically for nights call-outs only
    • Overtime available (based on department need)
    • Salaried status (vs. hourly) based on 28 day/month schedule
  • Paid vacation, 3-4 weeks/year + 14 paid holidays
  • Sick leave program
  • Medical/dental/vision/life/disability/pension or 401k-style plan (other available options: 457, 403b, UC)
  • Variable preceptorship program for new hires
  • Shadow program
  • Relocation: Up to $10,000
  • Education leave: 40 hours/year for career CRNAs
  • Full coverage malpractice
  • Represented position (UC/CNA Union)
  • Teaching opportunities: Three active CRNA programs that host Student Registered Nurse Anesthetists (SRNAs) year-round; other learners include medical students and paramedic students
  • Anesthesia Care Team (ACT) Model, Level I Academic Trauma Center
    • Collegial M.D./CRNA relationship
    • Highly regarded and strong CRNA group
  • Wide variety of clinical opportunities throughout the health system (main OR, Same Day Surgery Center, various NORA sites, additional OR on main campus, GI clinic off-site, new 12-bed 23-hour facility in 2025)
    • Full availability of latest monitoring, pharmacologic options, and equipment
  • Department Grand Rounds educational program
  • Anticipated UC Davis Nurse Anesthesiology Program through the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing in 2025

  • Current California RN license, in process, or the ability to obtain California RN license by the time of hire
  • Current CRNA license, or the ability to obtain a California CRNA license and proof of application (receipt or cancelled check) to be licensed as a California Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist by the time of hire
  • Must be a graduate of an accredited CRNA Masters or Doctoral Program by the time of hire
  • CRNAs must demonstrate current and continuous certification by the NBCRNA as a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist by the time of hire
  • AHA CPR/BLS certification
  • Knowledge of general nursing theories and practices
  • Knowledge of and strong skills and abilities in airway management and the use and safe administration of anesthetic agents, ancillary drugs, and techniques
  • Knowledge of and ability to provide invasive monitoring techniques and interpretation
  • Ability to establish priorities and organize workload
  • Knowledge of the legal implications of clinical practice
  • Skills to work quickly and accurately under pressure
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships as part of the team, utilizing strong interpersonal and communication skills (both written and verbal)
  • Ability to report and record accurate and timely information in the electronic medical record
  • Ability to prioritize controlled-substance stewardship through accurate and timely documentation, reconciliation, and compliance

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 CRNA leadership.

Explore opportunities for certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA) at hr.ucdavis.edu/careers/apply.