Located on the Phoenix Biomedical Campus, The University of Arizona College of Medicine - Phoenix seeks an outstanding physician-scholar/researcher, educator and administrator to serve as its next Chair, Department of Psychiatry. This is a unique opportunity to lead and build a strong academic department with a mature GME residency program and to develop focused programs of distinction.
The Chair will provide strategic and tactical leadership for all aspects of the Department of Psychiatry within the College of Medicine - Phoenix and provide oversight of the psychiatric clinical services (Inpatient Psychiatric Unit and Outpatient Services) on the Banner - University Medicine Center Phoenix campus. The Chair will work collaboratively with the leaders of the College of Medicine and Banner University Medicine Division to build on the department’s existing strengths in educational, research and clinical programs and to achieve excellence and distinction in key strategic areas. The chair will work with Banner Behavior Health facilities in our community delivery division to enhance delivery of high-quality psychiatric care.
Reporting to the dean of the College of Medicine – Phoenix for academic and research programs with matrix reporting to the Physician Executive/Chief Clinical Service Officer at Banner University Medicine– Phoenix for clinical programs, the Chair is responsible for residency programs, fellowships and undergraduate medical education activities, the department’s research portfolio and the department’s clinical activities, including the delivery of high quality and cost-effective care.
Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!
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Duties & Responsibilities
Develop with College and BUMC-P leadership, faculty, staff and trainees a strategic vision for advancing the educational, research and clinical programs in the department with the goal of achieving distinction in areas of strategic focus
Develop, maintain and expand high-quality clinical services and programs at Banner - University Medicine – Phoenix affiliated teaching hospitals and clinics such that the Department of Psychiatry is recognized as a national leader in health care
In partnership with Banner Health System, create a vision and strategy for delivering comprehensive, high-quality mental health services to Banner patients
Continue to develop your individual academic distinction as a faculty member and maintain clinical expertise through limited clinical practice consonant with your other duties
Provide leadership that promotes professional development of existing faculty members and attracts highly motivated and exceptional faculty, staff and trainees to the department.
Foster a culture of interdisciplinary research through collaboration with affiliated departments and centers, and expand an infrastructure that fosters research productivity.
Develop key institutional partnerships and strategic relationships, and define and pursue interdisciplinary clinical and research goals that align with University, College of Medicine, and Banner Health strategic goals.
Oversee departmental budgeting and resource management, meet departmental financial goals, and enact policies and processes that promote fiscal accountability and responsibility.
M.D. or equivalent medical degree
Board certification in Psychiatry and actively participating in patient care
Ability to obtain medical licensure in Arizona
Must meet UA criteria for appointment at Associate or Full Professor.
National/international reputation as a respected and accomplished researcher, clinician and educator
Proven, substantial and progressive leadership achievement in an academic medical center.
An astute understanding of academic clinical practice and a deep commitment to clinical excellence based on a patient-centered model of care
Demonstrated comprehension of finances in healthcare administration and academic medicine
Success in developing a strong clinical program that recognizes and meets the needs of the various providers with whom the department works, those of the students that the department educates and trains, as well as those of the patients whom the department serves
Record of success in mentoring and developing faculty, students and trainees, and supporting them in their academic, teaching and clinical endeavors
Commitment to enhancing faculty diversity
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