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Professor/Vice Chair

Vice-Chair Strategy and Innovation

The Vice-Chair for Strategy and Innovation (VC-SI) in the Department of Anesthesiology at the Washington University School of Medicine fulfills essential leadership, scholarship, and mentorship responsibilities related to the numerous efforts, services, and programs of this vibrant and preeminent academic department.

The VC-SI directly reports to the Chair of the Department of Anesthesiology. The VC-SI also closely partners with all the other leaders in the Department of Anesthesiology, including the Vice-Chair for Clinical Operations,  Vice-Chair for Research, Vice-Chair for Faculty Affairs, and Vice-Chair for Health System Liaison, to ensure a highly collaborative and thus mutually prosperous organizational culture.

The VC-SI is responsible for a portfolio of initiatives around cutting edge topics and thus networks extensively and intensively with experts in the field to identify emerging ideas, opportunities, and challenges. The VC-SI concertedly encourages, initiates, oversees, and tracks the impact of proven or promising, innovative care delivery models across all domains of the Department of Anesthesiology, and specifically in Perioperative Precision Medicine and Optimization, and Perioperative Population Health Management.

The VC-SI thus advances the perioperative outpatient, inpatient, and transitional care initiatives and efforts of the Department of Anesthesiology, especially as they interface with other clinical and administrative stakeholder groups and constituents in BJC HealthCare and the School of Medicine.

The VC-SI serves as a results-oriented catalyst for positive change throughout the Department, the School of Medicine, and BJC HealthCare, by inspiring colleagues to achieve new levels of expertise, confidence, and productivity. Doing so achieves the quadripartite academic missions of patient care, teaching, research, and service, in a financially sustainable, as well as a socially responsible and accountable manner.

The VC-SI will jointly inform and lead departmental, school-wide, and health system-level efforts in promoting the current Quadruple Aim of improving the health of populations; enhancing the experience of care for individuals and families; reducing the per capita cost of health care; and achieving meaning and joy in the workplace for healthcare providers.

The VC-SI thus helps create and drive efforts to increase faculty members’ success through diversity, recruitment, retention, appointment and promotion. The VC-SI not only actively mentors selected, individual faculty but also furthers departmental programs and other extramural opportunities for faculty development in a variety of areas, including not only service, research, education, and leadership, but also diversity, equity, inclusion, wellness, and resilience. The VC-SI collaborates across BJC HealthCare, the School of Medicine, and Washington University in St. Louis to advance these professional objectives and personal goals.

The successful VC-SI demonstrates organizational awareness and feedback agility, exercises emotional intelligence, builds trust and credibility, and aligns with the wide gamut of departmental team members to achieve key strategic, operational, and cultural goals. The successful VC-SI leads through influence and by example, displays an abundance mindset, and is equally comfortable interacting with and seeking input from individuals at all levels of the organization and with many diverse backgrounds and perspectives.

Interested candidates should submit a one-page cover letter, their CV and names with contact information of 3 references to:



This position track is negotiable based on qualifications.

Audrey Vincent





An Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer

Washington University seeks an exceptionally qualified and diverse faculty; women, minorities, protected veterans and candidates with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

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