Advertising Ends on: Extended Until Position is Filled Advertising Started on: Tuesday, November 22nd, 2022 College: Carver College of Medicine Department: AnesthesiaSalary Salary: Commensurate Position Details Full/Part Time Status: Full Time
The University of Iowa department of Anesthesia is seeking an accomplished academic anesthesiologist to serve as Vice Chair for Quality and Safety. The Vice Chair for Quality and Safety position is intended to promote excellence. This individual will report to the Chair of the Department of Anesthesia and work closely with the Chair, University and CCOM Chief Quality Officers, and Anesthesia Administration. The selectee will also oversee activities as they relate to Quality and Safety in faculty and trainee education, and patient care. The successful candidate will need to exercise emotional intelligence, build trust and credibility, and collaborate with a wide variety of stakeholders to achieve operational goals.
Responsibilities for this position include:
Provide clear vision and leadership for departmental clinical performance improvement and quality measures in the Department of Anesthesia
Assist the Chair in fostering an environment that values and supports Quality and Safety programs
Inventory and annually review all quality efforts related to the Department of Anesthesiology
Support department clinical performance improvement and quality measures
Anesthesia Quality Institute and National Anesthesia Clinical Outcomes Registry department lead.
Facilitate department participation in AQI/NACOR
Ongoing review of AQI/NACOR reports. Notify Chair and collaborators of trends, incidences, and indicators of concern
Develop and implement improvement plans
Work with the VC for education to identify and design creative, innovative activities that will enhance the educational experience in quality improvement, and patient safety fundamentals
Anesthesiology Resident Quality and Safety Conference Coordinator and Facilitator
Associate Program Director for Quality and Safety
Develop and facilitate curriculum to meet resident ACGME quality and safety-related milestones
Together with the Vice Chair for Clinical Operations
Participate in and facilitate faculty recruitment
Orient new faculty members to roles and responsibilities in quality improvement, and patient safety fundamentals
Develop measures for initial professional practice evaluation and ongoing professional practice evaluation for faculty and anesthetists
Meet with the Chair at least quarterly to review overall Departmental Quality with measurable data, and anticipated or planned initiatives/goals for the upcoming year
Work closely with the Director of Anesthesia Simulation to facilitate simulation learning within the Department.
Candidates must hold an MD, DO, or equivalent degree
Qualified candidates must show successful completion of an approved residency program in anesthesiology
Candidates must be eligible for medical licensure in the state of Iowa
Demonstrated interest, commitment, and leadership in education with excellent communication skills
Demonstrated experience working effectively in a diverse environment
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Certification
Candidates must be board-certified in Anesthesiology (or non-US Board equivalent)
Prior experience as a Quality and Safety program director or Vice Chair
Fellowship training or equivalent clinical experience in any of the anesthesiology subspecialty areas
Involvement in national anesthesiology quality societiesOnline Application Required Documents
Curriculum Vitae Name and Contact Information of References Letter of Interest
Number of References: 3
To start the Online Application process for this position, click the "Apply for This Position" button located below the Contact Information.Contact Information
Contact: Holly M Newville - [email protected] Cmed-Anesthesia Colloton Pavilion 160 Hawkins Drive 6617 JCP Iowa City, IA 52242 Phone: 319-467-5030 Department URL: https: // medicine.uiowa.edu/anesthesia/
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