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Program Director - Anesthesiologist Assistant Program

Kansas City University
Missouri, United States
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Date posted
Apr 16, 2024

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Program Director - Anesthesiologist Assistant Program

Joplin Campus

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Kansas City University is excited to announce the search for a qualified Program Director who will play a pivotal role in shaping and leading the new Master of Health Sciences in Anesthesia Program at the campus in Joplin, Missouri. This new clinical master's degree program, spanning 24-27 months, aims to produce Anesthesiologist Assistants - highly-skilled medical professionals who help plan and deliver anesthesia care within the Anesthesia Care Team.

The Anesthesiologist Assistant Program Director will lead and oversee all aspects of the Anesthesiologist Assistant Program ensuring that the Program fulfills its mission, goals, and objectives. The Program Director will provide administration and direction for the academic and clinical education of the Anesthesiologist Assistant students with the goal of educating the students to provide competent and appropriate care for patients.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Serve as Course Director for a minimum of three courses throughout the curriculum, and oversee the delivery of the academic and curricular curriculum
  • Program Director will serve a key role in the design of an innovative curriculum for the new KCU Anesthesiologist Assistant Program in collaboration with the Provost's Office
  • Assist in completing initial accreditation documents and preparing for initial accreditation site visit
  • Develop, maintain, and scale clinical site network adequate for growth of the KCU Anesthesiologist Assistant Program
  • Actively participate in all aspects of the program strategic plan, program growth initiatives and market expansion opportunities
  • Maintain standards of clinical performance in accordance with Program objectives, professional standards of practice, regulatory, and accreditation agency standard
  • Ensure that the program follows all policies, procedures, and accreditation standards as set forth by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Educational Programs and KCU
  • Support and participate in interprofessional learning opportunities across both KCU campuses

  • Graduate of an accredited master's level Anesthesiologist Assistant program
  • Current Anesthesiologist Assistant certification
  • Current Missouri license or eligible for Missouri license
  • Minimum 2-years clinical practice as an Anesthesiologist Assistant including experience in a teaching hospital as faculty and/or clinical preceptor

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience in building a start up Anesthesiologist Assistant Program
  • Previous experience as Associate Program Director or Program Director

Join us in changing healthcare for good! Contact Tosha, at or 417.208.0757.


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Who is KCU?
Kansas City University (KCU), founded in 1916, is a fully accredited, private not-for-profit health sciences university with Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine, Biosciences and a developing College of Dental Medicine. The College of Osteopathic Medicine is the sixth largest medical school in the nation, the ninth most impactful medical school in primary care for the nation, the tenth most affordable of private medical colleges, and the leading producer of physicians for the State of Missouri. The College of Osteopathic Medicine has two sites strategically located on the University’s campuses in Kansas City and Joplin, Missouri, to address the growing needs of both urban and rural populations. The University offers multiple graduate degrees: a doctor of osteopathic medicine; a doctor of psychology in clinical psychology; a master of arts in bioethics; a master of science in the biomedical sciences; a master of business administration in partnership with Rockhurst University; a new master of public health in partnership with the University of Nebraska Medical Center; and plans to seat the first doctor of dental medicine students in 2023.



Kansas City University

Kansas City has been home to KCU for more than 100 years. Now, KCU is proud to call Joplin, Missouri a second home. We’re constantly creating new programs such as the Clinical Psychology Doctoral program, an MS in biomedical science, specialized dual degrees and a Doctor of Dental Medicine degree. 

KCU has a long, rich history of osteopathic medicine. Founded in 1916 by George J. Conley, DO, KCU is the oldest medical school in Kansas City and the largest medical school in Missouri. 

Join KCU to become part of a progressive, diverse and inclusive community of which you can be proud, and leave a mark by making possible the education of future leaders in the health sciences.

It’s so much more than just a paycheck. It is more than our award-winning benefits, competitive compensation package and outstanding well-being program. The strength of our university is rooted in our talented group of people and our shared sense of purpose. We are a university founded on science and compassion that never stops working to ensure a future with both.

Nationally recognized benefits package to help ensure the health and well-being of you and your family.

  • Medical, Dental and Vision
  • FSA & HSA with Annual KCU Contribution
  • Voluntary Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Disability Insurance
  • Telehealth Services
  • Pharmacy Advocacy Program

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