3 May 2022

UKRAINIAN ANESTHESIOLOGISTS – Urgent measures to counter the economic and humanitarian effects of the Ukrainian crisis

UPMC Italy within the scope of DECREE-LAW of 21 March 2022, no. 21, “Urgent measures to counter the economic and humanitarian effects of the Ukrainian crisis”, offers UKRAINIAN ANESTHESIOLOGISTS the opportunity to temporarily practice their profession at IRCCS ISMETT in derogation from regulations on recognition of professional medical qualifications.

About us
UPMC (University of Pittsburgh Medical Center) is a world-renowned healthcare and research enterprise headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., inventing new models of patient-centered, cost-effective, accountable care.

With facilities in Campania, Lazio, Sicily, and Tuscany, UPMC Italy, the Italian division of UPMC, is a leader in patient care, biomedical research, telemedicine, IT development and consulting services in areas related to medicine and research.

UPMC Italy offers professional opportunities in an international and multicultural setting at IRCCS ISMETT (Istituto Mediterraneo per i Trapianti e Terapie ad Alta Specializzazione), one of the most technologically advanced and state-of-the-art medical centers in Italy, managed by UPMC in partnership with ARNAS Civico Hospital of Palermo and the Ri.MED Foundation.

IRCCS ISMETT Department of Anesthesia and Intensive Care
IRCCS ISMETT offers solid organ transplant programs for adults and pediatric patients, and is specialized in advanced cardiothoracic and vascular therapies, including ventricular assistance and ECMO support.
The Department of Anesthesia and Intensive Care is responsible for all perioperatory phases, including ERAS (Enhanced Recovery After Surgery) programs for all surgeries and/or Acute Pain Service. It also manages a multidisciplinary 20-bed ICU and about 1,100 admissions every year. Since 2009, an ECMO-TEAM rescue program has been in operation.

Thanks to the available state-of-the-art technology, after completing an appropriate orientation and training program, the newly-hired specialist will be able to manage the most complex cases from an anesthesia and reanimation standpoint. The selected candidate will also have the opportunity to review and practice all anesthesia and critical area procedures at ISMETT, such as positioning an ECMO, IABP or a pulmonary catheter, performing a percutaneous tracheostomy, and using a transesophageal echocardiogram for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes.

What we offer
Fixed-term or consulting contracts, including coordinated and continuous collaboration, pursuant to art. 34 of Decree-Law 21/22.

Who can apply
Health professionals who are Ukrainian nationals, legally residing in Ukraine before 24 February 2022, holders of a European Qualifications Passport for Refugees, who intend to practice their medical profession in Italy on the basis of qualifications obtained abroad, governed by specific EU directives.


  • Degree in Medicine and Surgery.
  • Specialization in Anesthesia and Critical Care.
  • Good knowledge of English or Italian.
  • Compliance with the vaccine obligations for the prevention of SARS-CoV-2 infection referred to in art. 4 and 4ter of Decree-Law no. 44/2021 (without prejudice to cases of no obligation to vaccination).

Workplace: Palermo.

Our Talent Experience
UPMC Italy is a dynamic and multicultural working environment integrated with dignity and respect. UPMC Italy provides a working environment oriented towards continuous improvement and outstanding patient care. UPMC is an international network that encourages collaboration and the expression of individual uniqueness, promotes personal and professional growth, placing employees at the center of a distinctive talent experience.
IRCCS ISMETT is the ideal workplace for young postgraduates wishing to increase their knowledge of anesthesia in the field of organ transplantation and advanced cardiothoracic therapies, and for expert anesthesiologists who will join a highly qualified and welcoming team.

How to apply
After reading the privacy statement and, if necessary, authorizing the processing of their personal data (EU Regulation 2016/679), applicants of both sexes (Law 903/77) are requested to fill out the on-line application form available at (Ref. AneUKR/22). When filling out the on-line form, applicants will be requested to attach their CV.

All communications from UPMC Italy will be e-mailed to the address stated by the candidate upon submitting the application.

Personal data included in the CV will be processed by UPMC Italy and IRCCS ISMETT in their capacity of joint controllers for selections for this or other similar positions. Applicants are requested to not include sensitive data (e.g., on health status), unless strictly necessary. Detailed information, also with reference to data storage times and rights recognized under EU Regulation 2016/679, are available at on the “Career at ISMETT” page and at on the “Work with Us” page.