Opportunity Details

Department of Anesthesiology



Assistant Professor

Chief of the Perioperative Medicine Division

The principal activities of the Perioperative Medicine Division overseen by the Division Chief include the clinical practice of perioperative anesthesiology care, development of educational programs, conduct of innovative perioperative quality improvement programs, support of perioperative research, and personnel management of faculty, staff, and trainees within the Perioperative Medicine Division. 

The perioperative medicine clinical practice includes:

-        Oversee the preoperative clinic program and its Medical Director (the Center for Preoperative Assessment and Planning at Barnes Jewish Hospital, Barnes Jewish West County Hospital, and the Center for Advanced Medicine at South County).

-        Oversee the clinical activities and development of the Anesthesiology telemedicine center, which houses the department's remote operating room (Anesthesiology Control Tower) and recovery area (ePACU) programs.

Professional development and administrative responsibilities

-        Oversee the professional development of faculty, staff, and trainees within the Perioperative Medicine Division

-        Support research and quality improvement within the Perioperative Medicine Division, including investment in faculty members' academic career development

-        Actively promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in the Perioperative Medicine Division

-        Annual evaluation of Perioperative Medicine Division faculty

-        With the support of Anesthesiology administrative staff, oversee the administrative success of the clinical practice and educational programs within the Perioperative Medicine Division.

-        Formulate and manage staffing plans for the Perioperative Medicine Division's clinical operations

-        Assist with the preparation of annual Perioperative Medicine Division budget/financial plan

-        Provide leadership to Perioperative Medicine Division program development and growth

  • Board Certification in Anesthesiology and appropriate primary board certification
  • Broad clinical experience in Anesthesiology including perioperative care
  • Experience in perioperative medicine education
  • Leadership experience in an academic department
  • Ability to participate in analysis of financial and accounting data and communicate it to faculty, administrators, health care professionals, and others in lay terms
  • Ability to oversee the delivery of anesthesiology services which enhance revenue, operate efficiently and effectively, and enhance patient experience and clinician well-being
  • Demonstrated ability to interact with, relate to, and support the activities of a superb faculty as individuals and members of an organized division
  • Leadership as characterized by the ability to develop a common vision for diverse constituents, communicate effectively, sell ideas, and take ownership and responsibility for ideas and actions
  • A management style that emphasizes teamwork, communication, collegiality, flexibility, trust, and patience
  • Ability to deal with leaders throughout the University, academic medical center, affiliate organizations, and various external agencies and organizations
  • Personal characteristics, include outstanding verbal communication skills on an individual and group basis, strong writing skills, and an executive demeanor with high emotional intelligence
  • Prior perioperative or other pertinent fellowship training preferred

The department is strongly committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and recognizes that there is a long history of systemic prejudice in academic institutions. We welcome applicants from different backgrounds and with various life experiences. If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, please contact Audrey Vincent (vincenta@wustl.edu), Executive Director.  

Audrey Vincent





An Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer

Washington University in St. Louis is committed to the principles and practices of equal employment opportunity and affirmative action. It is the university’s policy to recruit, hire, train, and promote persons in all job titles without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, veteran status, disability, or genetic information. 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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