Client: Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
Cardiac Anesthesiologist

Location: Bethesda, MD

Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC) is the Flagship of the Military Health System. WRNMMC ensures patient-friendly access to high-quality healthcare for all military service members and their dependents while setting the standard in Readiness, Education, and Research.

All providers must possess all skills necessary to provide elite customer service at the levels established by WRNMMC standards. In addition, all providers shall possess good positive attitudes, excellent interpersonal skills, tact, problem-solving ability, and the ability to prioritize competing situations in the best interests of WRNMMC and its beneficiary population. Excellent customer service should be emphasized at every juncture.

Duties/Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

The contracted Cardiac Anesthesiologists shall provide the following services in strict compliance with standing orders and protocols set forth by the MTF, and IAW JC guidelines include, but shall not necessarily be limited to the following:

  • Must possess, at a minimum, a valid license to legally practice in one of the 50 states in the United States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a U.S. Territory.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with HCPs at all levels and to provide professional assistance to healthcare finders in making referrals to appropriate HCPs.
  • Shall possess a working knowledge of military culture, customs, and procedures, including military profiles and retention of Active-Duty personnel.
  • Must be familiar with working with computerized patient care systems, be familiar with working with the Internet, and have a working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Explorer.
  • Shall maintain current certification in Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS).
  • Certification must be by American Heart Association, and the individual must demonstrate the ability to initiate CPR in the event of respirator or cardiopulmonary arrest.
  • Certifications must be renewed every year at no additional cost to the Government.
  • The Contract Anesthesiologist shall meet the qualifications for that specialty and perform essentially the same functions, within the scope of acceptable standards for their technical professional discipline, as those required by DoD or government service technical professionals of similar experience and in similar duty assignments.
  • The Contractor employee shall protect patient health information from unauthorized disclosure in accordance with HIPPA requirements.
  • The Contractor employee shall adequately protect the government’s interest, retain control of the function involved, or retain full responsibility for the function supported.
  • The Contractor employee shall complete any mandatory annual medical/government-required training and stay current.


  • Degree/Education: The Physician will have completed an Undergraduate Program, Medical School (M.D. or D.O.), Internship, and Residency Program.
  • Experience: The Physician must have completed a cardiac fellowship (minimum length of 12 months) or equivalent. The contractor shall have been actively practicing cardiac anesthesiology for at least 5 years.
  • Board Certification: The contractor shall be board certified in Anesthesiology by the American Board of Anesthesiology.
  • Certifications: The physician must have current certification in Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) and current certification in the American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) for healthcare providers; American Heart Association Health care Provider course; American Red Cross CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) American Red Cross at the time of initial request for privileges for the Professional Rescuer; or an equivalent MTF course. HCPs, not currently in possession of current certification, must acquire certification prior to initiating contract performance. Web-based classes do not meet these standards. A copy of the BLS instructions may be obtained from the World Wide Web at:

Licensure/Registration: The contractor must have a valid, unrestricted medical license in at least 1 state, territory, or commonwealth of the U.S. and shall, at a minimum, be Board Eligible. All contract anesthesiologists must be a diplomat of the American Board of Anesthesiology. In addition, they must participate in the Maintenance of Certification Anesthesia (MOCA) program run by the ABA.
  • Must have or obtain a valid Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) registration number before performing the contract services.
  • Must have experience in a facility with complex cases involving invasive monitoring and vasoactive infusions. All Contracted Anesthesiologists must have provided this care at least 20% of the time in the last two years. As a member of the WRNMMC Anesthesia Department, the ability to provide perioperative care to both critically injured and critically ill ASA-4 and ASA-5 patients is a requirement.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen.

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Date Posted
Bethesda MD
Job Type
Full-Time Regular