The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Department of Anesthesia and Perioperative Care is seeking a faculty member to serve as our Anesthesia Perioperative Lead for Moffitt Long to work as a part of a team emphasizing high quality, patient-centered perioperative care with a focus on evidence-based medicine. This is an outstanding opportunity to join an established Anesthesia Department with a national reputation of excellence in education, research, and perioperative care.
The UCSF Health perioperative governance structure is an innovative partnership between the UCSF School of Medicine and UCSF Health. Each perioperative site in the UCSF system is led by a triad consisting of a surgeon, anesthesiologist, and nurse. The site-based triads report to the SVP/COO of UCSF Health and have oversight by the Surgery Executive Committee, chaired by the Perioperative Executive Director. These triads are integral in fostering UCSF Heath’s mission and values, while operationalizing the vision of becoming “the best provider of health care services, the best place to work, and the best environment for teaching and research.”
In collaboration with the Chair of Anesthesia and Perioperative Care, the Anesthesia Perioperative Lead acts as a liaison between UCSF Health administration, providers, and staff at Moffitt Long to create a culture of transparency, open communication, teamwork, understanding and mutual respect. They are responsible for promoting a culture of critical thinking where performance data are tracked, and initiatives and interventions are driven by data. In collaboration with other triad leaders, this position drives modification and enforcement of rules and guidelines to increase operational and financial performance, patient satisfaction, quality and safety, and provider/front-line staff engagement while supporting UCSF’s values, mission, and vision.
Specific responsibilities include:
Quality and Safety • Establish annual quality and safety targets in partnership with Perioperative Quality and Safety Officer • Track key performance metrics for quality and safety through provider scorecards and other dashboards • Design and lead implementation of quality and safety initiatives • In partnership with patient safety leadership, track incident reporting and establish feedback loop to front line staff • Share accountability with triad for addressing safety issues identified via RCA or event reporting system • Conduct root cause analysis on sentinel events • Serve as liaison between department of anesthesia and ORs for system issues identified in departmental quality improvement efforts
Clinical and Operational Efficiency • Collaborate with physicians, clinical and administrative staff to improve efficiency and surgical volume while ensuring compliance with all regulatory requirements • Implement and uphold block utilization policies • Ensure enforcement of scheduling, add-ons and bumping guidelines • Track key performance metrics for clinical and operational efficiency • Manage: operating room/anesthesia supply chain, preference card standardization, and pharmaceutical track and trace • Identify and communicate IT functionality gaps to clinical systems team
Stakeholder Management and Patient Experience • Enhance and improve provider, staff and patient satisfaction • Build positive working relationships with surgical chairs and chiefs of surgical practices at Moffitt Long • Function as liaison between front line staff and service line, perioperative services, and UCSF administrative leadership • Track key performance metrics for provider, staff and patient experience • Develop and lead initiatives for front-line staff and service line leadership to improve patient, staff, and provider experience • Ensure a safe and supportive environment for all front-line staff • Continuously monitor patient satisfaction and implement programs/changes to create and maintain an experience that exceeds patients’ expectations
Financial Health • Make recommendations on capital investments for Perioperative Services • Track key performance metrics for financial performance • Lead initiatives to improve financial performance (e.g., volume targets and OR utilization) • Support accuracy of surgeon receipts by actively communicating inaccuracies to clinical systems and value improvement teams
Successful applicants will demonstrate an aptitude for and dedication to medical education and providing evidence based, high quality care in clinical teams that enhance the patient experience with a commitment to patient safety and satisfaction. Applicants are expected to teach residents and medical students; participate in University service, faculty meetings, monthly Grand Rounds and M&M conferences; contribute to quality assurance programs and continuing education; and advance the mission of the department.
• A minimum of 5 to 10 years of experience as an anesthesiologist. • Board certification. • California Physician license, or equivalent licensure in another state and the qualifications for licensure in California; obtaining California licensure within 120 days from the date of hire is a condition of continued employment. • Must have progressive experience leading complex perioperative services in positions such as Director/Chair/Chief including demonstrated leadership abilities with strong mediation, diplomatic, and negotiation skills to influence others and implement change. • Experience as an anesthesiologist in a complex academic health system. • Familiarity with the Bay Area and the California healthcare environment is highly preferred.
Our department philosophy is aligned with UCSF campus leadership in the areas of recruiting and retaining individuals traditionally under-represented in the health sciences, LGBTQ, and individuals with disabilities, to better reflect the diversity of the population we serve in the San Francisco Bay Area. We further recognize that successfully recruiting people to join our enterprise is not the end of the story. It is also critical that we provide an environment in which all individuals in our workforce and trainee programs experience a professional, supportive, collaborative, and open environment and have the opportunity to thrive. We are dedicated to the ongoing pursuit of these goals.
Salary and academic rank will be commensurate with experience and achievements.
UC San Francisco seeks candidates whose experience, teaching, research, or community service that has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.
The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and high-quality patient care. It is the only UC campus in the 10-campus system dedicated exclusively to the health sciences.