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The Keck School of Medicine (KSOM) of the University of Southern California (USC) and Childrenâs Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) in the Department of Anesthesiology, in the Division of Anesthesiology, are actively seeking a full time Clinical Instructor of Anesthesiology to join our faculty as a Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesiology Fellow.
The one-year (12-month) Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesia Fellowship Program is designed as a comprehensive educational and clinical training program to provide graduates the clinical expertise, scholarly experience, team leadership skills, and supervisory proficiency expected of consultants and leaders in the field of pediatric cardiac anesthesiology.
The experienced six member faculty in the Division of Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesia is dedicated to care of children with congenital heart disease. The unique complexity and acuity of our patient population exposes the advanced fellow to an unmatched training opportunity.
A major component of the Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesia Fellowship is geared toward supervised clinical care of cardiac surgical patients of increasing complexity and progression to independent practice.
Clinical areas of rotation will include cardiac surgical operating rooms, catheterization and electrophysiological laboratories, diagnostic imaging suites, and the general operating rooms providing anesthesia care for non-cardiac surgical procedures in children with congenital heart disease (repaired or unrepaired).
In addition, the Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesia fellow will be given the opportunity to participate in emergency procedures, in order to provide a comprehensive training experience.
The Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesia fellow will be exposed to:
â¢Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â The entire spectrum of surgery for complex congenital heart defects
â¢Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Heart transplantation
â¢Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Anesthetic management of patients receiving or depending on cardiac assist devices
â¢Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Surgical procedures on ECMO.
Clinical elective rotations
The advanced fellowship will include clinical rotations in the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CICU, 1 month).
The clinical rotation is intended to provide further experience in the perioperative medical and surgical management of children with congenital heart disease.
The fellow will be involved in bedside care of critically ill children, transitions of perioperative patients between operating room and CTICU, and Cardiac Critical Care didactic conferences.
Other learning opportunities:
â¢Pediatric echocardiography under the guidance of the cardiologist assigned to the echocardiography lab for reviewing perioperative echoes, intraoperative transesophageal echocardiography, and needful didactics for a better understanding of the pathophysiology of congenital heart disease
â¢Rotation with certified clinical perfusionists to acquire an in-depth understanding of the functional components and physiology of cardiopulmonary bypass in the pediatric patient
As a future consultant in pediatric cardiac anesthesiology, the advanced fellow will be involved in consults as well as didactics for the pediatric anesthesia fellows.
Other educational opportunities include:
â¢Cardiac surgery weekly conference on Thursday mornings
â¢Attendance and active involvement in the pediatric fellow didactic series â the advanced fellow will coordinate and present lectures to the Pediatric Anesthesiology fellows during their Cardiac Anesthesiology rotation
Clinical research during this limited time fellowship year is beyond the scope and not mandatory. Motivated fellows may choose to participate in current ongoing projects.
Education/ meeting time
Travel & educational funds
Medical/Dental insurance and vision plan
Voluntary retirement savings plan
Disability and life insurance
Childrenâs Hospital Los Angeles is currently ranked fourth by US News and World Report for Childrenâs Cardiology and Heart Surgery. We do approximately 800 + cardiopulmonary bypass cases and 1000 total cardiac surgery operations. We have two dedicated cardiac surgery operating rooms and two cath labs.
We are a premier teaching hospital and have been affiliated with the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California since 1932. Childrenâs Hospital and the University of Southern California strongly value diversity and are committed to equal opportunity in employment.Â Women and men, and members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.
This is an outstanding opportunity to join an outstanding pediatric cardiac anesthesia program.
Apply here and for further inquiries, please contact:
Rosie Zesati, MAM
Administrator of Academic and Professional Affairs for ACCM
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