Somnia Inc.

Anesthesia Residency Program Director

Job Locations US-CA-Stockton


Somnia Anesthesia is seeking an Anesthesia Residency Program Director at Dignity St. Joseph Medical Center in Stockton, CA. St. Joseph Medical Center is a tertiary care hospital providing a wide range of medical and surgical services to the surrounding communities.

The ACGME accredited Anesthesia Residency program launched in July 2021 with 6 PGY1 and 4 PGY2/CA1 Residents and is on the path for success with positive early results and Resident surveys. The program is approved for an additional 6 Residents annually up to a total of 24 Residents in the program. Residency subspecialty training is currently available at St. Joseph’s include Cardiac, Obstetrics, Critical Care, Acute and Chronic Pain, and eventually, Pediatrics.

Practice Demographics:
• St. Joseph Medical Center in Stockton, CA is a 355-bed hospital and part of the CommonSpirit/ Dignity health system.
• St. Joseph’s is centrally and conveniently located only 50 minutes from Sacramento, San Francisco only 90 mins away, and Yosemite National Park and Lake Tahoe only a few hours away.
• The St. Joseph Medical staff tend to reside in the nearby communities of Stockton (Brookside) and the nearby surrounding communities of Lodi, Elk Grove, Manteca, and Tracy.
• St. Joseph’s is the largest hospital in San Joaquin County and considered the 10th busiest cardiothoracic department in California.
• The hospital has strategic plans underway for a major building and capital services expansion in the next few years.
• The Anesthesiology department consists of 10 physicians and over 20 independent-practice CRNAs providing services for up to 20 anesthetizing locations daily to include acute care O.R.s, Cardiac O.R.s, Obstetrics, GI/Endo, Cath Lab, Interventional Radiology, a hospital Ambulatory Surgery Center, and a new 2022 venture with a local Orthopedics Surgery Center.
• The annual anesthesia case volume is approx. 15,000 cases consisting of ~10,000 surgical cases, 2,500 Obstetrics cases, 800 Cardiac cases, and 2,000 out-of-OR cases in GI, Cath Lab and Interventional Radiology.

Position Description:
The Program Director of the Anesthesiology Residency Program must possess the following minimum qualifications and those stipulated in the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education ACGME basic document criteria for program directors:
a. Membership in the ACGME.
b. Certification by the ACGME through the ABA and recertified within the prescribed time frame of the certifying body.
c. Be credentialed and have staff privileges by the department or section of Anesthesia at the base institution.
d. Practice of anesthesiology for a minimum of five (5) years or three (3) years full- time with an anesthesiology residency program. Active staff membership within the department of anesthesiology.
e. Active staff membership within the department of anesthesiology.
f. Fulfill the qualifications as a faculty member of an anesthesiology residency program, including program administration, demonstrated leadership skills, faculty development, anesthesiology training skills, and completion of ACGME continuing medical education (CME) requirements. ACGME requires 150 hours of CME credits over a three-year period, fifty (50) of which are to be in the specialty of anesthesia.
g. Active participation in community and professional organizations (i.e.: City, County, State).
h. Involvement in research and academic pursuits; Examples may include but are not limited to publication in peer review journals, textbooks, local or specialty publications, formal lectures, and visiting professorships.
Program Director Duties and Responsibilities:
The program director shall have the following responsibilities:
a. Direction of the anesthesiology residency program to ensure that the resident receives the training outlined in the program description.
b. Arrangement of formal affiliation agreements and/or outside rotations necessary to meet the basic standards or enhance training to meet the program objectives. Evaluations from the individual responsible at the affiliated training site must be included in the program director’s annual report of each resident.
c. The Program Director shall provide evidence of progressive and increasing supervised responsibility by the resident as his/her training progresses.
d. The program director must submit quarterly reports to the DME and the ACGME. Annual program director’s reports must be submitted to the ACGME at the completion of each program director’s reports must be submitted to the ACGME at the completion of each year of training.
e. The program director shall provide evidence of cooperative assistance in the training of the anesthesiology residents by other departments.
f. The program director must provide a printed format of reading assignments for the residents.
g. The program director shall schedule formal journal club meetings.
h. The program director shall provide evidence of the utilization of allopathic concepts and philosophy in the residency program.
i. The program director shall schedule/participate in medical audits, mortality reviews, tissue and tumor conferences.
j. The program director shall work with the DME to support pre-doctoral and post-doctoral education and training at the institution.
k. The program director must notify the ACGME of all residents in the training program on an annual basis and immediately notify the ACGME preceding a change in residency status. The program director must participate in the annual ACGME Program Director’s Workshop. Attendance is mandatory for the program director, or their designee, to attend a minimum of one Program Director’s Workshop every other year.
l. The program director must advise the ACGME’s Evaluating Committee, in writing, with the reason for the resident’s inability to participate in the annual ACGME In-Service Examination within ten (10) days before the examination day.

Compensation Package
• $525,000 annually for full time services
$25,000 Program Director Stipend
• $25,000 Core faculty Stipend
• Up to $3,000 annually for CME
• 10 weeks paid time off
• Up to $30,000 commencement bonus
• Up to $10,000 relocation allowance
• PC/W2 options available

• Health | Dental | Vision | Life | Talk-space | Disability 
• 401K | Flexible Spending Accounts
• Medical Professional Liability Insurance
• Paid Time Off | CME  
• PC/W2 Options Available

• Active state license
• Anesthesia Leadership Experience
• Obstetrics or Critical Care Fellowship preferred, but not necessary 

 About Somnia Anesthesia
Since 1996, Somnia ( has had singular focus on anesthesia--investing in clinician professional development—so patients can get the best care possible. We welcome and encourage applicants of all races, colors, genders, religions, sexual orientations, national origins, and disabilities, as well those who have served.


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