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- Career Opportunities
- Comp & Benefits
- Senior Management
Mission: Advancing the practice and securing the future.
Who are we?
The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) is a medical association that serves more than 53,000 members in the U.S. and around the world. We strive to be the world's premier medical society by offering superior educational opportunities and resources to our members, as well as a positive, empowering environment for our employees.
Each of us is dedicated to our members and we strive to create an outstanding experience that helps them succeed. This commitment to excellence reaches far beyond our daily tasks—we set high expectations for ourselves, exhibit a strong work ethic and take pride in the results we achieve. Collectively, our desire to keep improving allows us to achieve great things as we seek feedback, pursue knowledge and strategize to enhance our organization for the future.
The mission of the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) is "Advancing the Practice and Securing the Future."
With more than 175 talented, enthusiastic employees, our organization places tremendous value on the contributions, unique expertise and vast knowledge that every individual brings to our table. Our Schaumburg, Illinois headquarters is home to a variety of member support, education, marketing and operational functions, while colleagues in Washington D.C. fiercely advocate on behalf of patients, physician anesthesiologists and the specialty as a whole.
One tangible result of living our values is being named one of Chicago's Best & Brightest Companies to Work For® over the last three years. In 2018 and 2017, ASA was also named one of the Best and Brightest Companies to Work For in the Nation®.
As we continually seek to strengthen the organization, we welcome individuals who are competent, innovative, motivated and agile. If this sounds like you, please consider reaching out!
HEALTH AND WELLNESS
I have been working at American Society of Anesthesiologists full-time
This is a medical specialty with a wonderful and impressive history. The vast majority of the members are great to work with. They are very smart and engaged and want to help advance the interests of the specialty. The ASA, itself, is one of the best managed medical specialty organizations in medicine. Excellent and dedicated physician leadership. Strong CEO. New C-suite team has brought energy and innovation to the organization. While not consistent across all departments, most employees are loyal and help create a healthy and happy collaborative environment. Building is truly excellent. Very good compensation and benefits. One of the best 401Ks I have seen in a long time. Telework is part of the culture. People with a good work ethics (a real work ethic as judged by your boss, not you), who don't like drama, who are adaptable and learn quickly and who can really work collaboratively, can shine here.
The health care landscape is ever changing and evolving and this is impacting the practices of anesthesiologists. To keep up and serve its members, ASA has to be constantly changing and evolving. This can be tough at times. Priorities can change quickly. Your hard work on "the next big thing" could be tabled if circumstances change. And projects can be added to your assignments without lots of notice. That can be frustrating. The physician members have high expectations and expect a lot out of ASA and its employees. They can be demanding. You will work hard here. This is not a place for slackers or clock watchers. Work/life balance is manageable.
Advice to Management
Help guide physician leaders in prioritizing projects and saying "no" to marginal ideas.
I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at American Society of Anesthesiologists in July 2014.
HR recruiter very friendly except she asked about things in my background that was personal and not related to job I thought that was awkward. No drug test either. Manager and Director werepleasant too bad both left the company. Background check takes about 3 weeks in total.
Career Advancement Program
Helping employees "upskill" into higher-paying positions