Associate or Full Professor (Chief, Division of Geriatrics and Palliative Care)
University of Arizona
October 2, 2018
Full Time - Experienced
Academic / Research
Associate or Full Professor (Chief, Division of Geriatrics and Palliative Care) (NTE or TE/T) (Phoenix, AZ)
Department: COM Phx Internal Medicine (0669) Medical Sub-Specialty: Geriatrics and Palliative Care-Med. Location: Greater Phoenix Area
Position Summary The inaugural Chief of Geriatrics and Palliative Care will provide strategic leadership and direction for all aspects of the Division. The Chief of Geriatrics and Palliative Care will be responsible for all planning, policy, operations and oversight of academic, research, and clinical programs of the department. The Chief of Geriatrics and Palliative Care will have financial authority over the state-appropriated budget assigned to the division, extramural research funding received, philanthropic funding, and other financial matters for the division in accordance with applicable University policies and practices. The Chief of Geriatrics and Palliative Care will have discretion in the recruitment and retention of division faculty who will have a direct reporting line to the Chief of Geriatrics and Palliative Care.
Qualified candidates must possess a doctor of medicine (MD) degree from an accredited institution and be eligible for a University of Arizona academic appointment at the Associate or Full Professor rank click here for additional information.
This position reports directly to the Chair of the Department of Internal Medicine within the College of Medicine – Phoenix for all academic activities. Consistent with the Academic Affiliation Agreement (AAA) between the University of Arizona and Banner Health, the Chief of Geriatrics and Palliative Care will have a matrix reporting relationship to the Chief Executive Officer of the Banner—University Medical Group (B—UMG) and CEO of B—UMC (Phoenix) for all clinical activities conducted at Banner—University Medical Center (Phoenix).
Consistent with the College's foundational principle of collaboration, the Chief of Geriatrics and Palliative Care will work in close collaboration and partnership with others across the College of Medicine – Phoenix, University of Arizona Health Sciences (UAHS) Deans, Department Heads, Institute and Center Directors, and with the College's clinical partners. The Chief of Geriatrics and Palliative Care engages and interacts frequently with University of Arizona academic leadership and support units, University of Arizona Foundation, Banner—University Medicine leadership, key external stakeholders and community officials.
The University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix champions diversity as a core value central to its mission. We are committed to promoting and supporting diversity and inclusion in our research, clinical and educational missions to meet the needs of the students, faculty, staff and the communities we serve. We believe diversity at the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix creates role models, broadens perspectives, combats negative stereotyping and optimizes our ability to provide health care for all.
Such differences include but are not limited to race, ethnicity, gender, sex, age, religion, language, abilities/disabilities, socioeconomic status, educational backgrounds, and geographic region. The college defines diversity as acknowledging, understanding, accepting, valuing, nurturing and celebrating differences among people. The College of Medicine-Phoenix values and defines diversity broadly and values variety in life experiences and circumstances. The College of Medicine – Phoenix values students, faculty, and staff who demonstrate a commitment to their communities and those who reside, practice, or provide care in rural, inner-city, and other medically underserved populations within and contiguous with the state of Arizona.
Duties & Responsibilities
Provide leadership and management of day-to-day operations of the Division of Geriatrics and Palliative Care.
The Chief of Geriatrics and Palliative Care is responsible for recruitment, management, compensation and retention of faculty in consideration of UA (“Never Settle”), UAHS, College, and B—UMG strategic plans and initiatives in balance of the multiple, tripartite mission of the University.
Educational and training programs:
The Chief of Geriatrics and Palliative Care will collaborate with Academic Affairs and other educational offices at the College to ensure the department and his/her faculty are advancing the mission of the medical student, graduate student, and graduate medical education teaching programs. The Chief of Geriatrics and Palliative Care is responsible for maintaining liaison with other clinical and/or basic science departments to foster an integrated teaching environment for the College.
The Chief of Geriatrics and Palliative Care has the responsibility to encourage and support research creativity and productivity within the department, across the College and UAHS and with the College's key partners.
Patient care programs:
The Chief of Geriatrics and Palliative Care is the clinical role model and leader of the department's clinical activities. The Chief of Geriatrics and Palliative Care works with the Dean, Department Head and the B—UMG CEO to coordinate the clinical activities of the department. The Chief of Geriatrics and Palliative Care is responsible for maintaining appropriate standards of care appropriate to the discipline.
Finances and budget:
The Chief of Geriatrics and Palliative Care is responsible for ensuring the fiscal accountability and sustainability of the department working with the College's Business Affairs Office.
Diversity and inclusion:
The Chief of Geriatrics and Palliative Care is 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 Office of Diversity and Inclusion.
Provide direct patient care in the inpatient and/or ambulatory (outpatient) setting as a licensed and fully credentialed provider as a member of Banner—University Medical Group.
Provide leadership oversight and effective management of an active program of independent, extramurally funded basic, translational or clinical research in area of research expertise/specialization.
Qualified candidates must possess a doctor of medicine (MD) degree from an accredited institution and be eligible for a University of Arizona academic appointment at the Associate Professor level or higher.
Board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine or Family/Community Medicine and eligible for unrestricted medical licensure in the State of Arizona.
Three to five years of progressively complex administrative experience (e.g., program leader, center/section director, etc.) in an academic medical center setting.
Demonstrated track record of distinction in teaching, clinical care, and/or research in an academic department of medicine or equivalent environment.
Demonstrated commitment to patient care, reflecting a service-oriented, team-based philosophy with hospital administration and health professional colleagues from all disciplines, departments and specialties.
Successful track record of recruitment and development of faculty, trainees, and students.
A record of solid performance as a skilled manager with the ability to grow revenues, meet budgets, measure and improve productivity and outcomes, and under take appropriate business strategies to achieve division, unit department and/or enterprise goals.
If the individual selected for employment does NOT currently hold a faculty title with The University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix, he/she will be required to obtain faculty status. This will include obtaining letters of recommendation and review by the appropriate College review committee.
Additional health profession degree (e.g., PhD, MPH, MS, etc.).
Experience in the development and successful implementation of new academic (educational, patient care, research) programs and services.
Demonstrated outstanding leadership in major subspecialty division/section at a top 35 (NIH funded) department of Internal Medicine or Family/Community Medicine.
Established and continuing independent NIH-funded sponsored research portfolio and evidence of scientific research including peer-reviewed articles and extramural funding.
Demonstrated experience in academic program development, assessment, program review, and accreditation.
At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. We translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we encourage diverse candidates to apply, including people of color, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff, and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.