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

University of Arizona
Phoenix, Arizona (US)
Commensurate with experience
Apr 16, 2018
May 16, 2018
Organization Type
University and College

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

Department: COM Phx Surgery (0671)

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.

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

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.

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