Project Management = 20%
The scope of the Chair’s job and the size of the Department of Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine guarantees this position has substantial and complex responsibilities. This position must manage the multiple facets of the Chair’s office, balancing each aspect with precision and sensitivity as well as absolute discretion. A high level of discretion and strong “EQ” is a must for the successful incumbent. This individual will be working with individuals throughout UW Medicine, including frequent contact with the Dean of the School of Medicine’s office, UW Medicine Executives and others. They must be able to independently manage projects of significant scope and complexity, while maintaining a smoothly running Chair office. In addition, the Chair’s office is the originator of Department communications designed to provide clarity, transparency and strategic direction to the Department. This individual must understand Departmental priorities and strategies and provide independent generation and/or final drafting of complex communications to the Department as well as other audiences of the Department. This individual is the first representative of the Chair’s office and must have the ability to manage many situations that call for personal self-confidence and discretion.
As the Assistant to the Chair, this position will have tremendous responsibility and will be pivotal in carrying out the strategic and operational initiatives of the Chair of the Department of Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine.
Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine (APM) is one of the largest departments in the School Medicine with 245 clinical and research faculty members, 110 residents, 38 Postdoctoral Scholars and ACGME Fellows, 90 staff members, and 115 affiliated clinical faculty members.
Our current annual research direct funding from both government and private sources is approximately $10 million. The Department of Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine has 8 clinical divisions including Cardiothoracic, Obstetric, Neurosurgical, Pediatric, UWMC ML, HMC, and VA Puget Sound Health Care System as well as the Pain Medicine Division.
The Department works at 6 University or University-affiliated clinical sites: UWMC – Montlake; UWMC- Northwest, Harborview Medical Center, Seattle Children’s Hospital, the Veteran's Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System (VA) and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA). In addition, the extensive and well-funded APM research is conducted at South Lake Union (SLU), Children’s Research Institute (CRI) and at laboratories in the Health Sciences complex.
The Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine is a diverse group of clinicians, educators, researchers, trainees and staff who unite to advance medicine and healthcare through clinical care and innovation, research and education.
We believe every member of our team enriches our ability to achieve our mission by exposing us to a broad range of ways to understand and engage with the world, identify challenges, and to discover, design and deliver solutions. We are committed to enhancing the diversity of our department and providing a safe and inclusive space for our faculty, staff, trainees and patients. We strive to create an equitable and inclusive environment where all feel valued, heard, and respected. We work together to sustain the excellence that is a hallmark to APM as we seek to recruit and retain a diverse workforce that is a reflection of our commitments to serve the diverse people of Washington and the WWAMI region and to fulfill the School of Medicine’s guiding principles.
Administrative Management of Chair’s Office = 40%