The University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson
Location: Tucson, Arizona
Type: Full Time
Required Education: Doctorate
College / University
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Internal Number: Req7370
The University of Arizona (UArizona) College of Medicine – Tucson and Banner – University Medicine – Tucson seek a new Chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. The department currently maintains an outstanding orthopaedic trauma program with particular excellence in geriatric trauma, as well as high quality comprehensive orthopaedic services including a growing elective orthopaedic practice, an increasingly integrated spine surgery program provided in collaboration with the Department of Neurosurgery, and a robust and established collaboration with Vascular Surgery/Podiatry that provides a full spectrum of lower extremity and foot care. In addition to both organic and strategic growth of these and other programs, the new chair of Orthopaedic Surgery will have a unique opportunity to helpbuild a high-profile sports medicine program in Southern Arizona with a recent clinical care arrangement formed between Banner - University Medicine Tucson and the University of Arizona Athletics, and to collaborate with the overall Banner Health Sports Medicine Program to develop a world-class, destination sports medicine program that could draw referrals from across the state.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Establish a vision, tactical strategy, and business model with the appropriate operating infrastructure to ensure clinical operations are effective, service oriented, and efficient.
Develop, maintain, and expand high-quality clinical services and programs at Banner – University Medicine-affiliated teaching hospitals and clinics to position the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery for recognition as the premier market leader and provider of orthopaedic surgery services in the region.
To meet strategic goals, this leader will promote professional development of existing faculty members and attract to the department highly motivated and exceptional faculty, staff, and trainees.
Coach, mentor, and nurture faculty to build internal leadership capabilities for succession. Nurture and develop the next generation of academic physician and allied medical specialty leadership in the department.
Foster a culture of interdisciplinary research through collaboration with departments, colleges and centers, and develop an infrastructure that enhances research innovation and productivity.
Establish effective communication channels with faculty, staff, and administration, that result in trust, strategic alignment, and collaborative working relationships in the pursuit of improved departmental cohesion and team environment.
Develop key institutional partnerships and strategic relationships and define and pursue interdisciplinary clinical and research goals that align with the university, health sciences, the College of Medicine, and Banner Health strategic goals.
Create, implement, and maintain defined standard objectives for clinical operations, quality outcomes, patient access, financial targets, and volume growth.
Oversee departmental budgeting and resource management, meet departmental financial goals, and enact policies and processes that promote fiscal accountability and responsibility.
As the educational leader of the department, ensure an excellent teaching program for the students, residents, and fellows who receive education and training within the department.
Identify new, and expand existing, sources of funding, including extramural clinical and translational research grants, philanthropy, and clinical revenue.
Develop connections in the region to enhance the clinical operations and ensure a high-value experience for patients and referring providers. Monitor and consistently work to improve clinical quality.
Ensure implementation of university policies pertaining to faculty governance and evaluation and make diversity, equity, inclusion, and accountability priorities in leading the department through inclusive excellence.
Be accountable for compliance with Joint Commission standards, federal and state accreditation requirements, and university and college policies and procedures.
An MD, DO, MD/PhD or equivalent degree(s) from an accredited institution with board certification by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.
Ability to obtain licensure in the State of Arizona.
Demonstrated successful leadership achievements in a large volume, high-performing, contemporary department within a health system with comparable complexity to UArizona/Banner Health.
Meet UArizona criteria for appointment to a tenured/tenure-eligible senior-level faculty position.
About The University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson
The University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson
Mission: Advancing health and wellness of our community and beyond, while embracing diversity in the pursuit of excellence through innovation in our tripartite mission: education, research, and patient care.
The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson provides state-of-the-art programs of medical education, groundbreaking research opportunities, and leading-edge patient care. From an initial class of just 32 students in 1967, the College today has graduated more than 4,000 physicians.
The College has 22 departments – five basic science and 17 clinical science – and nine centers dedicated to specific areas of research, clinical care and teaching: the UArizona Arthritis Center; the Arizona Center on Aging; the Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine; the Arizona Emergency Medicine Research Center; the Arizona Telemedicine Program; the UArizona Steele Children’s Research Center; the UArizona Sarver Heart Center; the UArizona Thomas D. Boyer Liver Institute; and the Valley Fever Center for Excellence. The VIPER Institute (Venom Immunochemistry, Pharmacology, and Emergency Response), the Arizona Telemedicine... Program, the AIDS Education and Training Center, and the Sonoran UCEDD Center for Excellence also are under the College’s umbrella.
Research concentrations include biomedical imaging, aging, cancer, diabetes, heart disease and neuroscience. Total annual research funding for the College has grown from $345,000 in 1967 to $127.4 million in 2020.
Each year, the College admits 120 students, and the class of 2025 was selected from more than 8,600 applicants. The College currently has 514 medical students studying at the Tucson campus and offers three dual-degree programs: MD-PhD, MD-MPH and MD-MBA. The College also has 1,995 undergraduates (Physiology and Medical Sciences majors and minors offered through the Department of Physiology; Emergency Medical Sciences through the Department of Emergency Medicine; and in 2022 a Bachelor of Science in Medicine will be offered). A Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) has been awarded from the NIH and is designed to train students planning careers in academic medicine or biomedical research. Through the collaborative efforts of the College of Medicine and the Graduate College, research-intensive training is pursued through one of over 14 biomedical science departments and interdisciplinary programs. The University of Arizona College of Medicine Graduate Medical Education program oversees 65 ACGME-accredited residency programs in all major specialties and subspecialties. More than 730 residents and fellows receive training at more than 50 sites in Tucson and at various Indian Health Service locations. For more information: www.medicine.arizona.edu.