The University of Virginia is conducting a search for the leadership position as Chief, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. In this role, the Division Chief is a key and strategic leader within the Department of Medicine reporting directly to the Chair of the Department of Medicine. The Division Chief will also assume significant responsibilities at the institutional level and among national peer groups.
As Division Chief, overall responsibilities include providing input into the administrative goals of the Department, development of divisional plans in support of institutional and departmental goals, recruitment and retention of faculty, faculty development (including promotion and tenure activities), financial oversight and stewardship, oversight of clinical care quality, promotion of a strong academic and research environment, provision of education for fellows, residents, and medical students, maintenance of ACGME certification for fellowship programs, and the fostering of appropriate cooperative relationships with other departments, the Medical Center, the University Physicians’ Group, referring physicians, and the community. A key role is to work with established Section Heads (Hepatology, Luminal GI, Advanced Endoscopy and IBD) to further the Division’s goals, which includes fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment and engaging with the community to foster health equity. The Division Chief will engage with Health System leadership to develop short- and longer-term strategic plans as well as serve in key operational leadership roles in supporting these goals.
The Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology offers an interdisciplinary approach to patient care and provides integrated services for a complete range of digestive disorders, offering state of the art endoscopic care and access to novel medical therapies through an extensive clinical trials program. In addition, the Division’s liver transplant program is among the busiest in the Southeast. The education program provides a complete educational experience that includes inpatient training, outpatient training, endoscopic training, clinical and translational research exposure, and medical education opportunities. Divisional resources include multiple outpatient sites.
UVA’s Department of Medicine strives to provide excellent patient care, educate the next generation of clinicians and healthcare leaders, and promote cutting-edge biomedical research. In addition, members of the Department strive to be productive members of the larger community and give back to the local region through care and volunteer efforts. The Department approaches its goals with a spirit of cooperation, collegiality, and mutual respect.
Ideal experience includes successful foundational leadership experience at an academic medical center. Recognized clinical expertise in an area of gastroenterology or hepatology and the formative leadership experience to enhance the clinical, educational, and research missions of the Division; experience integrating community practices and community physicians into academic practice is additive. Financial and administrative acumen, with knowledge of the complex financial pressures facing academic medical centers and health care delivery organizations. Experience with gastroenterology and hepatology outreach and management of inpatient and/or outpatient clinical areas is additive. A record of accomplishment in retention, recruitment, development, and mentorship of outstanding faculty, staff, trainees, and students, including those traditionally underrepresented in medicine. Candidates should have enthusiasm for and experience in acting as an agent of progress in advancing racial equity and addressing healthcare disparities. Outstanding credentials and a record of academic accomplishments within Gastroenterology or Hepatology. Minimum rank of senior associate professor or clinical associate professor; M.D. degree and board certification in Gastroenterology or Hepatology and either licensed or eligible for medical licensure in Virginia.
Spencer Stuart is assisting with this important search process. For additional information, to provide nominations and/or express interest, please contact Raquel Lentnek via e-mail: [email protected]
This is a Restricted position, and contingent upon the availability of funding.
This is primarily a sedentary job involving extensive use of desktop computers. The job does occasionally require traveling some distance to attend meetings, and programs.
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