University of Iowa
March 16, 2023
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Advertising Ends on: Extended Until Position is Filled Advertising Started on: Tuesday, November 22nd, 2022 College: Carver College of Medicine Department: Anesthesia

Salary Salary: Commensurate Position Details Full/Part Time Status: Full Time

Position Description:

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.

  • Education Requirement:

    Candidates must hold an MD, DO, or equivalent degree

    Qualified candidates must show successful completion of an approved residency program in anesthesiology

    Required Qualifications:

    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)

    Desirable Qualifications:

    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 societies

    Online 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: //

    The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth and related conditions), disability, genetic information, status as a U.S. veteran, service in the U.S. military, sexual orientation, gender identity, or associational preferences. The University also affirms its commitment to providing equal opportunities and equal access to University facilities. Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply for all employment vacancies. For additional information on nondiscrimination policies, contact the Coordinator of Title IX and Section 504, and the ADA in The Office of Institutional Equity, 319/335-0705 (voice) or 319/335-0697 (text), The University of Iowa, 202 Jessup Hall, Iowa City, Iowa, 52242-1316.

    Persons with disabilities may contact University Human Resources/Faculty and Staff Disability Services, (319) 335-2660 or [email protected], to inquire or discuss accommodation needs.

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