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Multispecialty Division Chief

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The University of Iowa department of Anesthesia is seeking an accomplished academic anesthesiologist to serve as chief of its Division of Multispecialty Anesthesia. Anesthesia for the following surgical specialties are included in this division: general surgery, otolaryngology, oral surgery, vascular surgery, trauma surgery, urology, transplant surgery, and ophthalmology. This position is available at the rank of associate professor or professor in the clinical or tenure track. The division chief will have a clear vision for advancing anesthesia for these specialties as well as advancing the careers of anesthesiologists who provide multispecialty anesthesia. The candidate will have experience collaborating with perioperative physicians and other colleagues and demonstrated leadership skills in shaping the future of the division.

Division Chief Role

The Division Chief will be responsible for actualizing our tripartite mission - clinical care, education, and research - as it relates to general anesthesiology or anesthesiology within subspecialty areas of practice. These responsibilities include:

  • Collaborating with medical directors to lead clinical operations to ensure consistently high-quality patient care with efficient and innovative use of clinical and material resources
  • Promoting effective collaborations among divisional faculty and other clinical and research faculty across campus
  • Facilitating undergraduate and graduate medical education
  • Recruiting new faculty to the division and supporting their career development
  • Developing innovative scholarship in multidisciplinary anesthesia

Internal Resources

  • Protected administrative time to support goal-directed personal and division-related professional development
  • Seed funding for research as well as statistical and clinical trial support
  • NIH-funded Institute for Clinical and Translational Science, which includes collaboration with investigators from all 11 colleges on campus
  • Internal and external professional development support

Employee Benefits & Compensation

  • Competitive base salary & quarterly clinical incentive package
  • One-time lump sum transition payment; relocation payment, if applicable
  • Annual continuing education allowance
  • Malpractice coverage, and licensing and exam fees reimbursements
  • Generous benefits package, including low monthly premium rates for medical insurance, annual vacation accruals of 24 days (capped at 48), and annual sick time accruals of 18 days with no accrual cap
  • Employer retirement contribution is 10% of the base salary (capped at $26,000)
  • Abundance of health and wellness resources

Qualified candidates must show successful completion of an approved residency program in anesthesiology. Candidates must hold an MD, DO, MBBS, or equivalent degree. Candidates must be board-certified in Anesthesiology (or non-US Board equivalent); must demonstrate experience working effectively in a diverse environment; and must be eligible for medical licensure in the state of Iowa.

For more information, refer to requisition #73945 at jobs.uiowa.edu, or send a CV and letter of interest to:

Cynthia A. Wong, MD
Professor, Chair and DEO
Department of Anesthesia, University of Iowa
200 Hawkins Drive, 6618 JCP
Iowa City, IA 52242-1079
Phone: (319) 356-3868
E-mail: cynthia-wong@uiowa.edu

Equal Opportunity Employer: 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, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.