The Department of Psychiatry at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania seeks candidates for an Associate or Full Professor position in the non-tenure academic clinician track. Applicants must have an M.D. and/or Ph.D. or equivalent degree. Pennsylvania license or eligibility and board certification (if applicable) are required.
Teaching responsibilities may include supporting efforts of Vice-Chairs of Education, Research, and Faculty Development, and supervising Service Medical Directors, which may include: supporting leadership development; supporting quality, compliance and regulatory efforts; ensuring constant attentiveness to educational and clinical excellence; and ensuring appropriate supervision is in place with evaluation of clinical skills at the time of hiring.
Clinical responsibilities may include working with Department Chair to enact an overall vision for Clinical Services across the entire health system; assisting Chair as the clinical leadership interface with Health System, University, and community; and developing innovative service delivery models that serve to implement the overall vision for Clinical Services.
In addition, the Vice Chair for Clinical Operations will:
Ensure involvement/engagement of clinical stakeholders to enhance recruitment pool and decrease turnover
Manage service operations and create a nimble clinical service organizational structure, including: achieving optimal clinical efficiency and effectiveness and customizing workflows to decrease variances, minimize waste, and improve productivity
Manage new evidence-based projects and initiatives, for example: Health System Med/Psych Integration, Community Outreach Programs, Tele-psychiatry, and Expanded Group Therapy Programming
Optimize patient satisfaction and achieve highest quality care measures
Working with Chair and Chief Operating Officer, develop standardized tools to measure performance regarding: clinical outcomes, volume management and productivity, financial performance, IT integration, provider performance.
The Department of Psychiatry has comprehensive clinical offerings spanning the life cycle, delivered at multiple sites with varying levels of intensity. The programs are staffed by excellent clinical faculty committed to teaching and service and are further supported by outstanding clinical research programs to create a rich academic environment.
The clinical services represent the outward medical face of the Department and a key point of interaction with the University and Health System and the external community. Successful management of those relationships engenders trust, loyalty and a sense of security from our utilizers that in turn fuels safe, high quality, empathic and precise treatment. The Vice-Chair of Clinical Operations is the steward of the clinical realm, managing smooth day-to-day operations, ensuring the highest level of care, and championing new initiatives to foster innovation and service delivery.
The objectives of this position are as follows:
Create a thriving clinical program that is comprehensive, state-of the-art, evidence-based, easily accessible, and of the highest quality
Develop rational metrics for regular assessment of and improvements in outcomes, productivity, quality, patient experience and provider engagement
Achieve financial viability by: prudent and efficient use of resources and engendering a spirit of entrepreneurship
Embed clinical services across the organization and community to achieve true collaborative and integrated care
By optimizing the quality and viability of the clinical programs, developing flexible, evidence-based and creative models to deliver care, and drawing and retaining the best academic clinicians and teachers, Psychiatry can be an outstanding clinical service that continues to develop and works closely with top research and educational programs on innovative initiatives to attain community, national and even global impact.
We seek candidates who embrace and reflect diversity in the broadest sense. The University of Pennsylvania is an EOE. Minorities/women/individuals with disabilities/protected veterans are encouraged to apply.
The University of Pennsylvania values diversity and seeks talented students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. The University of Pennsylvania is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected class. Questions or concerns about this should be directed to the Executive Director of the Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Programs, University of Pennsylvania, 421 Franklin Building, 3451 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6205; or (215) 898-6993 (Voice) or (215) 898-7803 (TDD).
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