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Director, Medical Intensive Care Unit

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

  • Location: Little Rock, AR

The University of Arkansas is looking for a Director for their medical intensive care unitThe University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) is the largest, most comprehensive facility for medical treatment, medical education, and biomedical research in Arkansas. UAMS impacts the state of Arkansas economy by generating 18,500 jobs and $3.92 billion expenditures annually. As the only medical school in a state with 2.96 million people, UAMS enjoys statewide support from Arkansas’ citizens and a cooperative relationship with the state legislature. Established in 1879, UAMS includes the Colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health, and Health-Related Professions, as well as a Graduate School.

The Department of Internal Medicine is among the largest at UAMS with approximately 105 full-time faculty members and training ranks that include 88 residents and 68 fellows in two residency programs and twelve fellowship programs. Within the Department of Internal Medicine, there are 12 departments including the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine. This division operates pulmonary consultation services and attends on ICU teams at both University and VA Hospitals. The combined clinical populations of these two institutions provide a diverse clinical experience, ranging from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and lung cancer to interstitial lung disease, sarcoidosis, community acquired pneumonia, and the whole host of opportunistic infections in compromised hosts.

Position Overview

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences is seeking a Director of the Medical Intensive Care Unit. The Director of the Medical Intensive Care Unit will report to the Director of the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine and will oversee the Medical Intensive Care Unit with the goals of standardizing the quality of care across the ICU, developing real-time outcome diagnosis data in partnership with IT, and planning for growth in the future.

Qualifications

  • MD or DO with board certification in internal medicine (ABIM) and critical care medicine.
  • Proven success in leading a pulmonary and critical care division with six or more years’ experience of clinical practice in adult critical care medicine.
  • Demonstrated a track record of outcomes research, data management, quality improvement, or clinical research in critical care medicine.
  • Experience in recruiting, mentoring and teaching residents, fellows, physicians, physician extenders or clinical academic pursuits.
  • A record sufficient to fulfill the criteria for an associate or full professor level faculty appointment.