Opportunity Details

Department of Anesthesiology



Associate Professor

Associate Vice Chair for Innovation

The Washington University Department of Anesthesiology is inviting applications for a new role within our Department. The Associate Vice Chair for Innovation will work closely with the Vice Chair for Innovation and other departmental leaders to plan, direct, coordinate and oversee operations activities related to perioperative telemedicine and other innovative initiatives within the department. The focus of this leader will be to develop and implement efficient and cost-effective processes to achieve the department’s strategic goals. Responsibilities will include identifying systems and technologies to improve and streamline the department’s telemedicine organizational processes; ensuring alignment of departmental resources, such as staffing, facilities, and equipment, with the departmental vision and plans for perioperative telemedicine growth; promoting collaboration and operational efficiencies among the Anesthesia Control Tower (ACT), Recovery Control Tower (RCT), and telemedicine ICU programs; supporting the operational needs of perioperative telehealth research activities; establishing operations-related practices and clinical standards to ensure consistent execution of high-quality perioperative telemedicine patient care; and creating and reviewing performance-based reports and metrics within the perioperative telehealth platforms. This leader will also be actively engaged in the strategic planning and implementation of new telemedicine and innovative health programs across the department.

  • ABA Board Certification in Anesthesiology
  • Substantial clinical experience in both ICU and perioperative settings
  • Substantial (5+ years) leadership experience within an academic department and/or teaching hospital which demonstrates ability to oversee operations and translate strategy into actionable performance and growth
  • Demonstrated experience with implementation of novel programs and/or clinical processes
  • Understanding of data analysis and performance metrics, with specific knowledge of metrics most relevant to perioperative and ICU telemedicine clinical programs
  • Familiarity with business matters such as finance, compensation, human resources, and compliance
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Leadership as characterized by the ability to communicate effectively, build and maintain trusted relationships with key partners,
  • Personal characteristics, which include outstanding verbal communication skills, excellent writing skills, and an executive demeanor with high emotional intelligence

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 Michael Avidan (avidanm@wustl.edu), Chair of the department.  

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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