Chair of Neurosurgery at B-UMC Phoenix (Phoenix, AZ)
Department: COM Phx Neurosurgery (0678) Location: Greater Phoenix Area
The University of Arizona, College of Medicine – Phoenix is seeking a Chair of Neurosurgery at B-UMC Phoenix. The responsibilities and authority of the Department Chairs are established by the Dean, University of Arizona, College of Medicine- Phoenix. Department Chairs serve at the discretion of Dean and report primarily and directly to the Dean. Chairs of clinical departments also may work with the CEO or leadership of their respective Medical Centers or practice groups to execute the responsibilities for the clinical operations within their departments. Important collaborative relationships include (but are not limited to), other Chairs at the College of Medicine – Phoenix, University of Arizona Health Sciences Center (UAHS) Deans, research center directors, and clinical service center leadership.
The Chair will be the Academic and Clinical Leader for the new Department of Neurosurgery at BUMC-P. The Chair of the responsible for recruitment of Neurosurgery faculty members and providing excellent education for COM-P students, residents and fellows. Partnerships with other affiliates and neurosciences programs are robust and expected to grow with the addition of the department. B-UMC Phoenix boasts state-of- the-art clinical facilities, translational research space and an array of educational conferences and seminars.
The Chair will serve as a Clinical Leader within B-UMG to provide the clinical care of the highest quality and value for patients with neurosurgical disorders. The Chair will work closely, with the Chair of Neurology to develop clinical programs of national distinction with in the neurosciences. The Chair will also work productively with the leadership of Banner University Medical Group to provide cost-efficient, responsive, patient-centric care.
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Duties & Responsibilities
Department chairs are responsible for strategic planning for the department, as well as for executing the strategic plans and goals of the dean and institution.
Clinical department chairs shall comply with the respective Procedures for Appointment and Re-appointment, as well as the Bylaws of the Clinical Staff of their Medical Center.
Responsible for planning and coordination of the UA educational programs at their respective institution(s), as well as for reporting educational outcomes to the Dean.
Work with their faculty, clerkship directors and UA leadership to provide outstanding education for medical students from the College of Medicine-Phoenix at their respective institutions.
Ensure professionalism, appropriate educational venues and timely feedback to students and faculty.
Enhance interdisciplinary research programs with other College of Medicine- Phoenix departments, and colleges within the University of Arizona Health Science Center.
Mentor junior faculty to become successful educators and academicians. The chair will conduct annual reviews of faculty to assess and guide their development and to determine their suitability for promotion at UA.
Responsible for encouraging and supporting diversity among a Department's constituents, creating an environment of professionalism, respect, tolerance, and acceptance and work in partnership with the College's Office of Diversity and Inclusion.
Advance the research and academic productivity of the faculty as demonstrated by an active program of clinical or translational research and publication in peer- reviewed journals. Collaborative and interdisciplinary research are highly valued.
Neurosurgery- Physician Executive, Banner Health
The Neurosurgery- Physician Executive is expected to provide leadership and develop the vision and strategy for neurosurgery growth, academic and clinical differentiation and quality improvement for Banner Health and the evolving Banner-University Medicine Neuroscience Institute, Phoenix Campus.
In this role, this position will report to the President, Banner-University Medicine Division
In this role, this position will be supported by the Chief Strategy and Growth Officer for Banner Health and the CEO of Banner, University Medical Center, Phoenix
This position will focus on two key priorities:
Design and implement a roadmap to strategically grow, develop and differentiate nationally recognized 'centers of excellence' in neurosurgery that aligns with the vision of the Neuroscience Institute at Banner-University Medicine, Phoenix and the Departments of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Translational Neuroscience at the University of Arizona, College of Medicine, Phoenix.
Design and implement a strategic plan to integrate and align the critical assets of neurosurgery throughout Banner Health to ensure delivery of value based outcomes across the continuum of neuroscience care.
By accomplishing above two priorities ,the Neurosurgery- Physician Executive will be successful in leading the integration and alignment of all clinical and academic assets of Banner-University Medicine Phoenix and the University of Arizona College of Medicine, Phoenix to develop a highly differentiated and reliable value- based delivery model in neurosurgery throughout Banner Health. To accomplish this, the successful candidate will:
Engage and align key Banner Health leadership and partners throughout the community to support the vision and strategy for neurosurgery throughout the system.
Work collaboratively with leadership at the University Of Arizona College Of Medicine, Phoenix and the Division of Banner-University Medicine to further elevate and differentiate the Neuroscience Institute towards national distinction.
Lead the dissemination of best practices around neurosurgical care throughout the system using Banner Health's care management and operating model.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities Building Trust
Clearly articulates a compelling vision of the department's future. Operates in an ethical manner and holds self and others accountable
Demonstrated commitment towards cultural diversity and equal opportunity. Is able to adapt to stress, change, adversity and ambiguity.
Helps people develop shared purposes, fosters an environment of support, and promotes effective team work.
Makes productive use of differences by creating a culture where individuals feel safe to disagree.
Recruits, engages, develops, and assesses a diverse team to build capacity and high-performance capability.
Demonstrates the ability to manage conflict and facilitate solutions.
Promotes and supports the ongoing learning and development of the team, in alignment with the departments' goals and direction.
Acts as a catalyst for necessary change to maintain a positive alignment within the College, accreditation, and institutional requirements.
Ensures their units/department function effectively, productively, and responsively.
Demonstrates an applied understanding of student affairs policies and its impact on the institution and its programs.
Challenges established assumptions, explores new possibilities, and advances creative approaches.
Makes decisions in a timely, inclusive and strategic way to advance the department and university.
Demonstrated evidence of strong interpersonal and communications skills.
Qualified candidates must hold an MD or equivalent medical degree.
Board-certified in Neurological Surgery.
Able to lead the educational, research, clinical and academic missions.
National/international reputation as a respected and accomplished researcher, clinician and educator.
Record of progressive leadership achievement in an academic medical center. Significant experience in medical student, resident and fellow education.
Demonstrated ability to recruit, retain and mentor junior faculty and support senior faculty in their research, teaching, clinical and administrative endeavors.
Experience in research initiatives, faculty affairs, operations, key hospital interactions, graduate and undergraduate education.
Demonstrated ability to build and lead teams, and to develop strong ties and connections with internal and external constituencies and individuals.
Eligible for medical licensure in Arizona and credentialed for hospital practice of neurosurgery.
Membership in B-University Medical Group Practice Plan.
Application: The online application should be completed in its entirety. Blank or missed information may be considered an incomplete submission.
Letter of Interest: Should clearly indicate how your skills and professional employment experience meet the Minimum and the Preferred qualifications (if applicable).
References: Please list 3 professional references including address, title, phone and email address.
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