University of Alabama at Birmingham Posted Dec 7, 2018

Birmingham, AL

Trauma ICU Director/Medical Quality Officer for Surgical Critical Care

The University of Alabama at Birmingham, School of Medicine, Department of Surgery, Division of Acute Care Surgery, invites applications and nominations for the position of Trauma ICU Director and Medical Quality Officer for Surgical Critical Care. The leader chosen for this position will play a key role in advancing the mission, operations, and service of the Division of Acute Care Surgery. Reporting to the Director, Division of Acute Care Surgery, s/he will be responsible for planning, organizing and supervising the systematic delivery of critical care to trauma patients and ensuring continual evaluation of the quality of care being provided. This includes direct oversight of a dedicated 28-bed Trauma and Burns Intensive Care Unit, as well as directing the care for neurotrauma patients located in a specialized Neurosurgery Intensive Care Unit. As Medical Quality Officer for Surgical Critical Care, the successful applicant will work through a departmentally-aligned structure coordinated through the Office of the Chief Medical Officer for matters related to quality improvement for Surgical Critical Care.

The University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Surgery has earned a national and international reputation for its unique blending of advanced medicine, excellent patient care and research, with some of its innovative surgical programs being among the largest in the country. The Department provides quaternary surgical care for the entire state of Alabama. The Department has eight divisions, including cardiothoracic, acute care surgery, pediatric, gastrointestinal, vascular, surgical oncology, plastic, and transplantation surgery.

The Division of Acute Care Surgery provides a comprehensive multidisciplinary program of care for severely injured multisystem trauma and burn victims, as well as those requiring emergency surgical procedures and surgical critical care. UAB Hospital is the only Level I Trauma Center verified by the American College of Surgeons in the state of Alabama, and is a major treatment center in the southeastern U.S. for patients suffering traumatic injury. The Division is engaged in active research related to improving the fields of trauma, burn, emergency general surgery and surgical critical care. The Division also houses a Surgical Critical Care Fellowship program that is ACGME accredited and accepts four fellows per year. In addition to our focus on patient care and research, we also provide an environment that supports the education of health professionals in a wide range of clinical programs.

The successful applicant should have an MD degree or equivalent, possess a strong record of collaborative leadership, and be highly regarded as a clinical and research leader in the field. S/he will be a passionate supporter of diversity programs and the Department of Surgery’s mission of service excellence and continuous improvement focused on patient-centered care, quality, safety, and fiscally sound operations. Appointment will be at the Associate Professor or Professor level, with tenure status and salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

UAB offers competitive salary, excellent benefits and relocation. Evaluation of applications will occur as they are received and will continue until the position is filled. A pre-employment background investigation is performed on candidates selected for employment. In addition, physicians and other clinical faculty candidates who will be employed by the University of Alabama Health Services Foundation (UAHSF) or other UAB Medicine entities must successfully complete a preemployment drug and nicotine screen to be hired.

UAB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel and achieve work/life balance irrespective of, race, national origin, age, genetic or family medical history, gender, faith, gender identity and expression as well as sexual orientation. UAB also encourages applications from individuals with disabilities and veterans.

How to apply

For additional information please contact Jeffrey Kerby, MD, PhD, Director, Division of Acute Care Surgery, at (205) 975-3030 or via email at

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1720 2nd Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35242

University of Alabama at Birmingham
Trauma ICU Director/Medical Quality Officer for Surgical Critical Care
Birmingham, AL

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