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Associate or Full Professor (Chief, Division of Otolaryngology) (NTE or TE/T) (Phoenix, AZ)

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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. Additional Instructions: If you currently hold a faculty appointment with the College of Medicine-Phoenix, please include the title in your letter. If you do NOT currently hold a faculty appointment, please include a statement indicating your interest in applying for a faculty title with The University of Arizona College of Medicine- Phoenix.

Position Details

Position Information

Title Associate or Full Professor (Chief, Division of Otolaryngology) (NTE or TE/T) (Phoenix, AZ)
Department COM Phx Surgery (0677)
Medical Sub-Speciality Otolaryngology
Location Greater Phoenix Area
Position Summary

Consistent with the combined goals and objectives of The University of Arizona’s “Never Settle” strategic plan, The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix’s (COMP) seeks to advance the development of their academic profile along with the development and expansion of the Banner –University Medical Center (BUMG) Head and Neck Institute through the recruitment of the College’s inaugural Division Chief of Otolaryngology within the Department of Surgery.

The February 2015 completion of the 30-year academic affiliation agreement between the University of Arizona and Banner Health, provides a unique opportunity to further the growth of the College of Medicine-Phoenix through the development of a robust, academically oriented Division of Otolaryngology.

The inaugural Chief of Otolaryngology will provide strategic leadership and direction for all aspects of the Division. The Chief of Otolaryngology will be responsible for planning, policy, operations and oversight of academic, research, and clinical programs of the division. The Chief of Otolaryngology 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 will be responsible for all clinical and financial performances of the BUMC practices under his/her jurisdiction and will collaborate at the organizational level on business plan development, strategy, marketing and public relations, budget analysis and cost effectiveness.

The Chief will have discretion in the recruitment and retention of division BUMG-P faculty who will have a direct reporting line to the Chief of Otolaryngology.

The Chief will provide leadership in the development of vision and strategy for the evolving BUMC Head and Neck Institute with a particular focus on the alignment of community providers that can help support the tri-partite mission of value-based, differentiated clinical care, teaching and research.
This position reports directly to the Chair of the Department of Surgery 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 Otolaryngology 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 Otolaryngology 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 Otolaryngology 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 anchors the 28-acre Phoenix Biomedical Campus in the heart of the Valley of the Sun. The College inspires and trains individuals to become exemplary physicians, scientists and leaders who are life-long learners and inquisitive scholars. We embrace professionalism, innovation and collaboration to optimize health and health care for all. The Phoenix Biomedical Campus embodies the University’s priorities of engagement, partnership, innovation, and synergy in its world-class academic and research initiatives, with clinical facilities throughout Greater Phoenix. The campus also houses the UA Colleges of Public Health, Pharmacy, and Nursing, as well as Northern Arizona University’s College of Health and Human Services, the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) and the International Genomics Consortium.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; 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!

The University of Arizona has been listed by Forbes as one of America’s Best Employers in the United States and WorldatWork and the Arizona Department of Health Services have recognized us for our innovative work-life programs. For more information about working at the University of Arizona and relocation services, please click here.

Duties & Responsibilities

Integration and alignment of all clinical community and academic assets of Banner Health and the COM-P to develop a highly differentiated and reliable value-based clinical delivery model focused around ‘Head and Neck’ academic medicine. The Division Chief and faculty will work closely and collaboratively with key stakeholders internal and external to the Department of Surgery.

The Chief of Otolaryngology will provide leadership that promotes professional development of existing faculty members and providers, and attracts highly motivated and exceptional faculty, providers, staff, and students to COM-P and BUMC. This will include:

  • Providing leadership and management of day-to-day operations of Otolaryngology.
  • Developing the medical student, graduate student, and graduate medical education teaching programs of the division within the existing COM-P framework.
  • Fostering an integrated teaching program for the College of Medicine by maintaining liaison relationships with other clinical and/or basic science departments.
  • Managing the financial affairs and long-term fiscal stability of the service line including budget preparation and reporting.
  • Ensuring that recruitment efforts support meeting organizational strategic goals.
  • Partnering closely with all stakeholders to achieve clinical and operational excellence. This will require navigation of the organizational structure with skill and efficiency, while maintaining a sharp attention to detail in order to respond quickly to varying situations.
  • Building and maintaining strong relationships with corporate and hospital leadership.
  • Assisting in coordinating care by ensuring that cost-effective clinical practices are followed, including identifying and correcting adverse trends in utilization through the monitoring of appropriate E&M coding and Risk Adjustment Factor (RAF) score improvement.
  • Building a nationally recognized research-oriented service line with significant external peer reviewed funding.
  • Fostering a culture of interdisciplinary research through collaboration with the numerous affiliated departments and centers.
  • Creating an environment that fosters research productivity.
  • Developing key institutional partnerships and strategic relationships, and define and pursue interdisciplinary clinical and research goals that align with UAHS, COM-P, and BUMC strategic goals.
  • Identifying opportunities for market expansion or consolidation.
  • Evaluating regional referral patterns to reduce out-of-group/network referrals.
  • Actively participate in the placement of providers.
  • Overseeing the implementation of clinical Information Technology platforms and clinical operating models by representing Otolaryngology in the respective planning, prioritization, and status meetings.
  • Encouraging and supporting diversity among the service line constituents, creating an environment of professionalism, respect, tolerance, and acceptance.
  • Managing complex daily situations facing physicians in an ever changing healthcare environment.
  • Perform all functions according to established policies, procedures, regulatory and accreditation requirements, as well as applicable professional standards.
  • Provide all customers of Banner Health with an excellent service experience by consistently demonstrating our core and leader behaviors each and every day.
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.

Fostering Collaboration

  • 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.

Maximizing Resources

  • 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.
Achieving Results
  • 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.
Minimum Qualifications
  • 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 Otolaryngology 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.
Preferred Qualifications
  • 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 Surgery.
  • 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.
Rank To be determined.
Tenure Information Tenure Track (T/TE)
FLSA Exempt
FTE 1.0
Full Time/Part Time Full Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week 40
Benefits Eligible Yes - Full Benefits
Posted Rate of Pay DOE
Job Category Medical Faculty
Type of criminal background check required: Fingerprint criminal background check (security sensitive due to title or department)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number F21299
Number of Vacancies One
Desired Start Date
Position End Date (if temporary)
Limited to Current UA Employees No
Contact Information for Candidates

College of Medicine-Phoenix
Office of Human Resources
COMPHX-HRServices@email.arizona.edu

Open Date 02/13/2018
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Review Begins On 02/23/2018
Special Instructions Summary

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.

Additional Instructions:
If you currently hold a faculty appointment with the College of Medicine-Phoenix, please include the title in your letter.

If you do NOT currently hold a faculty appointment, please include a statement indicating your interest in applying for a faculty title with The University of Arizona College of Medicine- Phoenix.

Diversity Statement

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.

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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Where did you first learn about this position?
    • Arizona Daily Star
    • Arizona Republic
    • ArizonaDiversity.com
    • Careerbuilder.com
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Department of Economic Security (DES)
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • HigherEdsJobs.com
    • Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education
    • Indeed.com
    • InsideHigherEd.com
    • Jobing.Com
    • LinkedIn
    • Local Job Banks
    • Pima County One-Stop
    • Professional Conference
    • Professional journal/publication
    • Referred by UA Employee
    • Invited by Dept to Apply
    • UA Website
    • Other
  2. * Do you realize this job is located in Phoenix, Arizona?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you possess a doctor of medicine (M.D.) degree from an accredited institution AND are you eligible for a University of Arizona academic appointment at the Associate Professor level or higher?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Are you board certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology and eligible for unrestricted medical licensure in the State of Arizona?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Do you have three to five years of progressively complex administrative experience (e.g., program leader, center/section director, etc.) in an academic medical center setting?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Do you have a demonstrated track record of distinction in teaching, clinical care, and/or research in an academic department of medicine or equivalent environment?
    • Yes
    • No
  7. * Do you have a 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?
    • Yes
    • No
  8. * Do you have a successful track record of recruitment and development of faculty, trainees, and students?
    • Yes
    • No
  9. * Do you have 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?
    • Yes
    • No
  10. * Are you currently employed by a Phoenix affiliated hospital or medical center?
    • Yes
    • No
  11. * If you are currently employed at a Phoenix affiliated hospital, what is your employment effort (FTE, or percentage of time)? Please note: Due to the clinical affiliate agreement between The University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix and our affiliate partners, candidates selected for employment must obtain the Chief Administrator's approval for dual employment.

    (Open Ended Question)

  12. * If you currently do NOT hold a faculty title with The University of Arizona-College of Medicine Phoenix, will you be able to obtain a faculty status and letters of recommendation?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Statement of Research Interests
Optional Documents