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Manager, Anesthesia-F/T-Surgical Services (UTower)

University of Miami

This is a Full-time position in Miami, FL posted June 3, 2020.

Location: Miami, FL

Transforming Lives

The University of Miami is among the top research universities and academic medical centers in the nation, and one of the largest private employers in South Florida.

With more than 16,000 faculty and staff, the University strives for excellence, and is driven by a powerful mission to transform and impact the lives of its students, patients, members of the community, and people across the globe.

The University is committed to fostering a culture of belonging, where everyone feels valued and has the opportunity to add value. Through values of Diversity, Integrity, Responsibility, Excellence, Compassion, Creativity, and Teamwork (DIRECCT) the U community works together to create an environment driven by purpose, excellence, community, and service.

The University of Miami has an exciting opportunity for a Manager, Anesthesia in Surgical Services. The Manager, Anesthesia basic function is the management of the day-to-day operations of the anesthesia technology department. Responsible for the staff operational schedules to provide 24-hour coverage for the department. Active involvement in staff recruitment and retention. Responsible for the orientation and on boarding of new hires, as well as the validation of their unit specific competencies (probation and annual). Demonstrates knowledge, understanding and operational familiarity in relation to critical and non-critical equipment. Maintains and organizes the anesthesia environment, equipment, supplies and personnel to facilitate department functions.

This list of duties and responsibilities is not intended to be all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties or responsibilities as necessary.

CORE QUALIFICATIONS                                                                                                         


Associate degree in relevant field preferred

Certification and Licensing:

Certification in Anesthesia Technician / Technologist preferred

Basis Life Support (BLS) Certification by the American Heart Association


Strong written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills required.

3+ years of previous experience in acute care setting.

3-5+ years managerial experience in Anesthesia Technology Departments.

Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes:

  • Medical Terminology
  • Sterile Technique
  • Basic computer knowledge including Windows, Word, and Excel
  • Ability to multi task
  • Demonstrate professional customer service skills

Department Specific Functions

Demonstrates exemplary ability to organize and coordinate all the functions of the department as described in the core job summary.

Works under direction of an anesthesia care provider.

Manages the day-to-day operations of the department in an efficient and organized manner.

Actively participates in recruitment and retention of anesthesia technicians/technology personnel.

Orients new hires and support continuing education to the staff under his/her supervision.

Validates competencies of the staff under his/her supervision (probation and annual).

Evaluates equipment and supplies.

Maintains adequate supplies’ par levels and maintains the department stocked according to the par levels established.

Demonstrates proficiency in the application, acquisition, preparation, and troubleshooting of various types of equipment required for the delivery of anesthesia care.

Demonstrates knowledge in anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, pharmacology, and principles of anesthesia technology.

Demonstrates knowledge, comprehension and support the application of anesthetic principles and guidelines in relation to airway management during patient care.

Demonstrates knowledge, comprehension and practical assistance with relation to fluid, whole blood, salvaged blood and blood component management during patient care.

Performs anesthesia machines quality controls, reacts to device alarms, diagnosis, and treats problems.

Demonstrates ability to troubleshoot anesthesia machine, ASA monitors, and adjunct equipment problems.

Communicates appropriately, clearly and timely to members of the UHealth medical staff, medical directors, administrative team, and surgical and perioperative services leaders.

Demonstrated effective organizational skills through ongoing interaction with personnel, administrative team, and medical staff to facilitate the UHealth mission and vision.

Exercises sound judgment and decision-making skills.  Demonstrates the ability to formulate quality action plans, perform root cause analysis and recommend alternative courses of action to reduce potential quality and/or risk concerns or to improve existing processes.

Demonstrates knowledge on regulations and standards related to ASATT, TJC, CMS, AHCA, and the Department of Health. Remains current in the appropriate fields.

The University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, tuition remission and more.

UHealth-University of Miami Health System, South Florida’s only university-based health system, provides leading-edge patient care powered by the ground breaking research and medical education at the Miller School of Medicine. As an academic medical center, we are proud to serve South Florida, Latin America and the Caribbean. Our physicians represent more than 100 specialties and sub-specialties, and have more than one million patient encounters each year. Our tradition of excellence has earned worldwide recognition for outstanding teaching, research and patient care. We’re the challenge you’ve been looking for.

Patient safety is a top priority. As a result, during the Influenza (“the flu”) season (September through April), the University Of Miami Miller School Of Medicine requires all employees who provide ongoing services to patients, work in a location (all Hospitals and clinics) where patient care is provided, or work in patient care or clinical care areas, to have an annual influenza vaccination. Failure to meet this requirement will result in rescinding or termination of employment.

The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants and employees are protected from discrimination based on certain categories protected by Federal law. Click here for additional information.

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