Assistant Professor-Medical Director Antibiotic Stewardship

  • Augusta University
  • Augusta, GA, USA
  • Feb 19, 2023
Full time Medicine & Dentistry

Job Description


Assistant Professor-Medical Director Antibiotic Stewardship

Job ID: 247851
Location: Augusta University
Full/Part Time: Full Time

Job Summary
Job ID: 247851Position number: 40045236 The Medical Director is a medical staff leader who establishes, together with the medical staff and health system administration, the type and scope of services required to meet the needs of patients and the health system; develops and implements policies and procedures that guide and support the provision of services; recommends to the medical staff the criteria for clinical competencies and privileges for each service member; conducts continuous surveillance of the professional performance of all individuals with clinical privileges and scopes of practice on the service; and assesses and improves the quality of care and services provided by the service. Medical Directors shall work cooperatively with the other Officers of the Medical Staff and the Executive Vice President for Health Affairs/CEO, Vice President/Chief Medical Officer, Chief Nursing Officer, Department Chair or their assigned administrative counterparts.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: The Medical Director will carry out the duties and responsibilities in accordance with the AU Medical Center Medical Staff Bylaws. Responsibilities may include both clinical and administrative duties.
  • Ensure compliance with AU Medical Center's Mission, values, medical staff bylaws and all related policies, procedures and protocols.
  • Provides support for medical staff governance which includes the direct involvement in and oversight responsibility for compliance issues (i.e. EMTALA, HIPPA), physician services, medical staff applications, credentialing, reappointments and new physician orientation; assists in the identification, development and implementation of the medical information infrastructure that will support sound clinical decision making across the organization
  • Assists in the identification, development, and implementation of the clinical information infrastructure that will support sound clinical decision-making
  • Participates in the assessment of new technology for the department
  • Participates in the strategic planning process for the development of proposed priorities for departmental programs and services
  • Participates in department's operating and capital budgeting process
  • Assists AU Medical Center in meeting accreditation and licensure requirements by actively promoting and achieving practice standards that meet Joint Commission standards, standards set forth by federal programs, and state licensure requirements
  • Assists in the development and provision of continuing professional education programs for the medical staff, support staff, graduate, and post-graduate medical education and acts as a liaison with residency and clerkship directors in matters concerning resident and medical student rotations
  • Represents the hospital on assigned internal and external committees, task forces, commissions, agencies and promotional or public relations efforts regarding clinical/medical affairs; assists with the coordination of any regulatory certifications, licensure, or other designations as appropriate to the functional areas for which the position has responsibility
  • In collaboration with the medical staff leadership, assures that appropriate quality improvement systems are in place to fulfill the operational and strategic goals of AU Medical Center
  • Actively promotes and participates in ongoing performance improvement efforts of AU Medical Center
  • Coordinates with Quality and Utilization Management to assure the proper analysis of clinical and financial data for identifying trends and reporting ongoing results
  • Ensures that clinical protocols, policies, and procedures are effective, efficient, evidence-based when evidence is available, and consistent with internal and external quality and patient safety standards
  • Supports AU Medical Center's strategies in the area of quality, patient safety, patient satisfaction, and Patient-and-Family-Centered Care
  • Makes recommendations regarding space, equipment, and other resources needed by the clinical service
  • Ensures that research being conducted within the clinical service is in accordance with Augusta University and AU Medical Center Policies
  • Fulfills other duties as delineated by the Medical Staff Bylaws

Required Qualifications
Board certification by a specialty board that is relevant to the services provided by the clinical service. Georgia licensure.

Academic rank, tenure status and salary to be commensurate with qualifications and experience of the selected candidate.Augusta University offers a variety of benefits to full-time benefits-eligible employees and some of our half-time (or more) employees. Benefits that may be elected could include health insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, Teachers Retirement System (or Optimal Requirement Retirement), as well as earned vacation time, sick leave, and 13 paid holidays. Also, our full-time employees who have been employed with us successfully for more than 6 months can be considered for the Tuition Assistance Program. Consider applying with us today!

Conditions of Employment
All candidates are required to successfully pass a Background Check review. For specific positions, the final candidate may be subject to a (pre-employment) physical, drug screen, and/or credit check. The final candidate will be required to provide proof of completed academic degree(s) as well as post-secondary coursework in the form of original transcript(s). Those candidates trained by a foreign institution will also be required to provide an educational/credential evaluation. The primary work location for this position is within the Augusta University Medical Center or other Augusta University Health System Clinic Space and is subject to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services guidelines. The selected candidate will be required to provide proof of COVID vaccination or an approved exemption. Your application to this position confirms you are aware of this requirement and agree to provide proof of either COVID vaccination or our organization's approval of a medical or religious exemption. All employees are responsible for ensuring the confidentiality, availability, and integrity of sensitive [patient, student, employee, financial, business, etc.] information by exercising sound judgment and adhering to cybersecurity and privacy policies during the course of their employment and beyond.

Equal Employment Opportunity
Augusta University is proud to be an equal opportunity employer welcoming applicants from underrepresented groups, including individuals with disabilities and veterans.

How To Apply
To be considered an applicant for this position, you must apply online at Search Job Opening ID: 247851
Please upload your Curriculum Vitae, Research Statement, Professional References, etc., as one document.

Other Information
This position is also responsible for promoting a customer friendly environment and providing superior service to our patients, students, faculty, and employees. “Augusta University is a patient-and family-centered care institution, where employees partner everyday with patients and families for success.” Augusta University is a tobacco free environment and the use of any tobacco products on any part of the campus, both inside and outside, is strictly prohibited.

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