Vice Chair of Clinical Affairs and Vice President of Behavioral Health
IU School of Medicine
October 3, 2018
Full Time - Experienced
Academic Medical Group
Executive Job Advertisement:
Vice Chair of Clinical Affairs, Department of Psychiatry, IU School of Medicine
Vice President of Behavioral Health Collaborative, IU Health
Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM) Department of Psychiatry, in partnership with Indiana University Health (IUH), are recruiting an inaugural Vice Chair of Clinical Affairs and Vice President of Behavioral Health Collaborative. This position is ideal for an innovative academic and clinical leader to oversee departmental clinical operations and a statewide behavioral health system collaborative.
The school and health system have shared clinical goals for improving behavioral health and providing effective, state-of-the-art diagnosis and treatment of psychiatric disorders. Specific goals include delivery of effective inpatient and outpatient psychiatric care across the lifespan, integration of behavioral health services in the primary care setting, expanding addiction services, and improving access to onsite and follow-up behavioral health services for emergency departments in the IUH system. Systemwide initiatives are underway to improve the use of technology, including telehealth, in the delivery of behavioral health services and to increase access, throughput, and capacity of inpatient and outpatient behavioral health services. Plans for development of resources to support the clinical system include increasing financial sustainability through improved reimbursement and philanthropic programs as well as identifying strategic partnership options to meet objectives while sharing costs and coordinating efforts.
The ideal candidate will be a transformational leader, able to leverage existing capabiltiies described above while exhibiting creativity and an entrepreneurial spirit to shape future vision and new directions. Candidates should have the academic experience appropriate for the rank of Associate Professor or Professor, a track record of academic and clinical leadership experience across a diverse array of initiatives and populations, and have familiarity and experience with scalable, sustainable systems approaches to service delivery across a broad geographical area. A strong interest and background in public mental health, and in forming community and agency partnerships in the service of improving community health, is desirable. The candidate will have strong people skills, excellent collaborative clinical leadership abilities, knowledge of integrated and collaborative care models, and experience with diverse payment and reimbursement mechanisms.
The Vice Chair of Clinical Affairs will work with the Department of Psychiatry Executive Leadership Team and will report to the Chair of the department, with a dotted-line report to the CMO of IU Health. The incumbent will oversee and direct the clinical activities of the department, and working with a leadership team from IU Health, will be responsible for the evolution and implementation of the Behavioral Health Collaborative initiatives across the state of Indiana. The Vice Chair will work to integrate the academic missions of the Department of Psychiatry so that clinical services support the teaching and research missions of the department, while the academic activities of the department support cutting-edge, effective clinical programs.
This is a rare opportunity to have a significant impact on the design, implementation, and quality of an integrated behavioral health system within one of the largest academic health systems in the country, with the goal of improving the health of the state of Indiana.
Indiana University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer committed to building a building a diverse learning environment and on supporting the professional development of ethnic minorities, women, and people with disabilities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, ethnicity, sex, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.
Please use this link: http://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/6682 to apply to this position and include (1) a letter of interest noting key leadership experiences and (2) a curriculum vitae. The priority review deadline is November 4, 2018.
Internal Number: 6682
About IU School of Medicine
IUSM is the largest medical school in the country with over 1,400 medical students, over 500 students in other graduate and health professions programs, and over 2,400 full-time faculty. The IUSM has increased NIH funding by 40% in the last four years with neuroscience as a key area of focus. The Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences consists of 70 full-time faculty members and over 200 additional affiliated, volunteer, and adjunct faculty members distributed across 9 campuses. The Department currently ranks 22nd nationally in NIH funding among Departments of Psychiatry. The main campus is located in Indianapolis, where the Academic Health Center includes the IUSM administrative and educational offices, IUH Methodist Hospital, IUH University Hospital, and IUH Riley Hospital for Children. Located within several blocks are several affiliated hospitals including the Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center and the Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Hospital. The Department has over 50 trainees with programs in general adult psychiatry, a triple board program (general psychiatry, child and adolescent psychiatry, and pediatrics), a psychology internship program, and fellowships in child... & adolescent psychiatry; addiction psychiatry; geropsychiatry; consultation-liaison psychiatry, neuropsychology, and autism-spectrum disorders.
IUH is the largest and most comprehensive healthcare system in Indiana, with 16 hospitals under its IU Health brand and more than 30,000 employees. In recognition of the need to improve behavioral health services for the people of Indiana, and the critical role that behavioral health plays in efforts to improve population health as well as the associated change in reimbursement paradigms from volume to value, IUH has made a major commitment to a Behavioral Health Collaborative that is charged with improving access to behavioral health services and improving the quality of behavioral health care within the IUH footprint across the state.
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