The University of Kentucky Department of Internal Medicine is seeking a faculty provider to serve as the Vice Chair for Patient Safety, Quality and Service. The Vice Chair for Patient Safety, Quality and Service will work in partnership with the Chair, other Vice Chairs and Division Chiefs, to provide overall leadership and coordination of the Department of Internal Medicine’s work to foster a culture of safe and effective patient care. Internal Medicine is a vibrant and growing department in the College of Medicine. This individual will report to the Chair of the Department of Internal Medicine.
The Department is poised to achieve regional and national recognition in clinical care delivery and medical education with opportunity to build a robust research program focused on the care of medically complex patients. Our department benefits from serving an integral role in a vibrant and robust healthcare enterprise, UK Healthcare, which brings state-of-the-art facilities and technology to our Lexington, Kentucky campus as we move toward our goal of becoming a top 20 medical center. UK HealthCare ranks in the top quartile of academic medical centers with service volume per year of > 1 million outpatient visits and > 40,000 hospital discharges with an annual operating budget of approximately $2 billion. Lexington, Horse Capitol of the world, is located in the beautiful Bluegrass Region of Kentucky.
We seek candidates who exemplify the Living DIReCT values of UK HealthCare - Diversity, Innovation, Respect, Compassion, and Teamwork.
Please include a CV and cover letter along with application.Applications will be reviewed immediately and will continue until the position is filled.This position has been identified as supporting UK HealthCare, which receives funding from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Therefore, all individuals hired into this position must comply with the federal CMS mandate issued in March of 2022. This mandate requires all new hires to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or obtain an approved medical or religious exemption as a condition of employment. Start of employment cannot occur until two weeks after receiving the full COVID-19 vaccination series or upon obtaining an approved exemption. Only vaccines approved by the World Health Organization can be accepted.