The University of Iowa Department of Anesthesia is actively recruiting faculty for our growing Pediatric Anesthesiology Division.
The University of Iowa Department of Anesthesia has its roots in the first formal anesthesiology residency program to be established at an American university. Today, the Department boasts more than 80 faculty members, 57 residents, and 12 fellows who provide clinical anesthesia services for more than 50 operating rooms at University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, as well as procedural anesthesia services for Pediatrics, Radiology, and nearly 20 other surgical and non-surgical clinics and specialty suites. This broad range of services places the Department in the 99th percentile for diversity of surgical cases among U.S. hospitals.
Our Pediatric Anesthesiology Division is a highly collegial group that administers anesthesia and procedural sedation for a full range of complex pediatric surgeries, as well as various diagnostic and therapeutic procedures in satellite locations. Last year, the department performed nearly 8,000 anesthetics on infants and children. We are a Level 1 Trauma Center and perform kidney, liver, heart, and lung transplants.
The University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital is Iowa's only comprehensive and nationally ranked children's hospital, with more than 170 pediatric physicians and surgeons. In 2018, the U.S. Nwes and World Report ranked our new children's hospital in pediatric cancer, neonatology, pediatric nephrology, and pediatric orthopedics.
Departmental faculty serve on editorial boards of major anesthesiology journals, provide refresher courses for the American Society of Anesthesiologists annual meeting, and serve as board examiners for the American Board of Anesthesiology. Department researchers are funded by the National Institutes of Health, the Department of Defense, and non-governmental organizations. The Department has an extensive and well- organized mentoring program for junior faculty and is proud of its tradition of providing a wide range of career development opportunities.
Pediatric Anesthesiologist's Role
The anesthesiologist will be responsible for actualizing our tripartite mission—clinical care, education, and research—as it relates to our Pediatric Anesthesiology Division. These responsibilities include:
Participating in team-based anesthesia care and personally providing anesthesia care
Serving as a member of an interdisciplinary team, collaborating for effective patient outcomes
Active participation in the academic activities of the Department and College of Medicine
Supervising stuents, residents, fellows, SRNAs, and non-anesthesia rotators
Providing developmental feedback to those under supervision, verbally and in writing
Preparing educational materials, leading and/or attending academic lectures and professional development events
Demonstrating committment to promoting a diverse and inclusinve team-based work environment
Research activities are encouraged, though not required for continued employment and promotion
What We Offer
Nationally benchmarked salaries
Quarterly clinical incentive program
Generous benefits with free employee health care, excellent retirement contribution matching options, and paid time off
Multiple paths for career growth, mentorship and leadership development
Seed funding for research
Protected nonclinical time to support goal-directed personal and division-related professional development
Opportunities to collaborate with clinicians and scientists throughout the University
Opportunities to serve on departmental and institutional committees
Active clinical research program that includes statistical and research coordinator support
NIH-funded Institute for Clinical and Translational Science, which includes collaboration with investigators from all 11 colleges on campus
Continuing education funds
The University of Iowa is located in Iowa City, a vibrant, diverse community in southeastern Iowa. The area offers affordable housing, low crime rates, excellent schools, Big Ten sports, abundant outdoor activities, and numerous cultural, musical, arts, and literary events. In 2018, U.S. News & World Report named Iowa the best state overall and ranked it in the top 10 in five categories: infrastructure (#1), health care (#3), opportunity (#4), education (#5), and quality of life (#9).
With over 31,000 students, the University of Iowa is one of the nation's top public research universities, a member of the Big Ten conference and the Association of American Universities. The University of Iowa is composed of eleven colleges and is known around the world for its balanced commitment to the arts, sciences, and humanities. It is home to one of the nation's largest academic medical centers and the pioneering Iowa Writers' Workshop. The University of Iowa promotes work/life integration and is located in the casual yet cosmopolitan environment of Iowa City, widely recognized as one of the country's most livable communities.