This is an exciting time in the Department of Anesthesiology here at the University of Kansas Hospital. We are currently in an explosive growth phase that has not been seen before in this institution. We are expanding our services at the two main hospitals at the 39th and Rainbow locations. We are building a new hospital next to the main campus that will focus on Neurosurgical and ENT oncology and will come with an additional 12 operating rooms, 92 beds and 28 intensive care beds. Additionally, we are expanding our cardiac services to include cardiac transplantation and VAD placement and management. We are aggressively working to put in place all the pieces necessary for a robust Perioperative Surgical Home and are working closely with the hospital to make this happen. Our coverage of both the Neurosurgical and Cardiothoracic Surgery Intensive Care Units is ongoing and continuing to expand. These are just the beginnings of a much larger long term expansion plan that is too extensive to cover here.
Needless to say, this type of expansion will require an expanded anesthesia team. We currently practice in the anesthesia care team model. Duties of faculty will include direct patient care, teaching medical students, student nurse anesthetist, residents and supervision of certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNAs). Click here to apply. CRNAs will work in the care team model and may have interaction with students, depending on scheduling needs. To inquire about CRNA job opportunities please click here to apply.
Prospective physician and CRNA applicants will certainly have questions concerning our practice. Hopefully the information provided here will give you an idea of how we compare to other institutions.
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Again, this is an exciting time for our University, Hospital and Department. We are looking for highly motivated, enthusiastic team players to join our team. We are looking for both physicians and CRNA's to help us move to the next levels.
Talal W. Khan, MD
Chairman, Department of Anesthesiology