Job Locations US-AK-Sitka
Job ID
Regular Full-Time/80hrs (1.0 FTE)

About Us:

SEARHC is a non-profit health consortium which serves the health interests of the residents of Southeast Alaska. We see our employees as our strongest assets. It is our priority to further their development and our organization by aiding in their professional advancement.


Working at SEARHC is more than a job, it’s a fulfilling career. We offer generous benefits, including retirement, paid time off, paid parental leave, health, dental, and vision benefits, life insurance and long and short-term disability, and more.


Job Overview:

Provide anesthesia, airway management, and chronic pain management consultation at Mt Edgecumbe Hospital.


Evaluate patient health status and synthesize anesthetic plan based upon risk factors and surgical requirements to insure patient safety. The anesthetist is responsible for independently determining anesthetic techniques, pharmaceuticals, and procedures used, and altering anesthetic plan based on patient responses and changes in surgical conditions.  Position requires care of patients covered by Indian Child Protection and Family Violence Prevention Act


  • Provides clinical anesthesia service as scheduled. This includes pre-anesthetic evaluations and determinations, administration of a variety of anesthetic agents, as well as post-anesthetic follow-up and management.
  • Analyzes and interprets complex medical data and utilizes this information to provide appropriate anesthetic care
  • Utilizes complex medical and life support equipment to evaluate and care for anesthetized patients.
  • Participates in all Medical Staff functions as requested.
  • Responds to hospital emergencies when airway control is required.
  • Provides educational programs as needed regarding airway control, resuscitation, pharmacology, and theories and practice of anesthesia and pain management.



  • Graduation from an accredited nurse anesthesia program (Master of Science Degree) or
  • Certificate in Nursing Anesthesiology (prior to 1990).


  • 4 years of clinical anesthesia experience after anesthesia training is completed preferred

License and Certifications

  • Licensure as a Registered Nurse by State of Alaska Board of Nursing
  • Licensure as a Registered Nurse Anesthetist by State of Alaska Board of Nursing and/or another state.
  • Certification by National Board on Certification & Recertification of Nurse Anesthetists.
  • BLS required


  • Advanced levels of understanding of human physiology, pharmacology and response to surgical stressors.
  • Technical expertise in understanding of function and use of complex medical equipment to monitor and evaluate patient response to treatment.
  • Advanced ability to evaluate respiratory status and respond appropriately to abnormality.


  • Rapid recognition and evaluation of changes in patient condition.
  • Technical expertise in airway management.
  • Expertise in regional anesthesia


  • Maintain control of rapidly evolving anesthesia care scenarios.
  • Rapid evaluation and synthesis of treatment modalities in emergency situations.
  • Ability to function independent of clinical supervision in the field of anesthesia.


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