The Department of Surgery, University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix is seeking an outstanding leader to serve as the Inaugural Division Chief of Plastics/Reconstructive Surgery. This position will be expected to provide strategic leadership and direction for all aspects of the Division. The Chief of Plastics/Reconstructive Surgery will be responsible for all planning, policy, operations and oversight of academic, research, and clinical programs of the division. This position will also serve as Physician Executive of the Wound and Reconstructive Institute. The Division Chief of Plastics/Reconstructive Surgery 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.
As Division Chief, this position will also serve as the Physician Executive Director of the Wound and Reconstructive Institute , Banner-University Medicine, Phoenix (BUMDP). The Physician Executive Director will partner with the Administrative Director to execute the critical growth strategies aligned with the vision of creating a highly reliable and coordinated clinical operational platform focused on enhancing the experience of each consumer to deliver complex and differentiated value- based care across the continuum. The success of this position relies on the ability to develop effective relationships with BUMG, BUMCP , University of Arizona COM, Phoenix , BMG, BHN and broader Banner Health leadership to ensure alignment from a clinical and academic perspective with the vision of developing and growing the Institute model.
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 or Full Professor rank click here for additional information.
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 Division Chief of Plastics/Reconstructive Surgery 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 Plastics/Reconstructive Surgery 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 Plastics/Reconstructive Surgery 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!
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Duties & Responsibilities
Provide administrative leadership congruent with the clinical, educational and research goals of the Plastics/Reconstructive Surgery Division.
Encourage and support research creativity and productivity within the division and the Department of Surgery, and throughout the College of Medicine and UA Health Sciences Center.
Demonstrate leadership as a clinical role model in all of the division’s clinical activities; Maintain appropriate standards of care appropriate to the discipline. The Division Chief of Plastics/Reconstructive Surgery will work with the Department Chair and the B—UMG CEO to coordinate the clinical activities of the department.
Establish a Wound and Reconstructive Surgery Institute.
Ensure fiscal accountability and sustainability of the division, working with the College’s Business Administration Office.
Encourages and supports diversity among the Department’s constituents, creating an environment of professionalism, respect, tolerance, and acceptance and work in partnership with the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.
Provide direct patient care in the inpatient and/or ambulatory (outpatient) setting as a licensed and fully credentialed provider as a member of Banner—University Medical Group.
As Physician Executive Director.
Provides leadership in the development, implementation and oversight of strategies, processes and programs to achieve growth goals and business outcomes. Promotes high performance expectations for the leadership/management team. Sets clear expectations and holds team members accountable for producing desired outcomes.
Responsible for implementing a coordinated clinical care model that integrates all components of the Institute to meet the needs of the consumer. Defines the specific Institute ‘Clinical Products’ that are differentiating in the marketplace to align with the Institutes’ value proposition as a destination for the delivery of complex, chronic disease i.e. Integrated Practice Unit development.
Collaborates with partners to design and implement a clinical delivery model that ensures seamless access and navigation for all consumers who purchase an Institute ‘Clinical Product’ that aligns all aspects of care across the continuum.
Supports the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) to ensure that clinical operations of the Institute is well positioned to deliver care to be highly aligned with emerging value-based payment models (MACRA, bundled payments, population health). Partners with the Administrative Director to ensure a seamless, patient centered delivery of care and services.
In partnership with the Administrative Director , develops and implements growth strategies and initiatives to support the Institute including but not limited to alignment with Banner Health Service lines, Banner Health Network, Banner Medical Group, Banner Health acute care entities, independent physician groups, payers, joint ventures and new businesses.
Serve as a strategy coach, change champion, and thought leader for the Institute leadership team as it adopts new care delivery models, non-traditional service lines, and new approaches to improve the health of the communities served.
Develops mutually beneficial strategies for physician partnerships and implements the functional and organizational relationships between the Institutes and its affiliated physician organizations
Directs, supervises, and evaluates the work of staff. In partnership with the BUMG Physician Executive , holds physician leaders accountable for achieving plans and performance targets by collaborating with physicians in the resolution of the most complex issues and problems impacting initiatives and operations. Develops staff to ensure continued professional growth and to provide the competencies the company needs to support its growth and long-term success. Articulates and demonstrates an expectation for continuous quality improvement utilizing processes that include consideration of all stakeholders. Fosters an environment that focuses on processes and outcomes.
Leads strategic growth proactively by monitoring and analyzing trends in health care – local, regional and national markets that affect the provision of service, expectations of quality, and financial performance of the Institute.
Participates in community and industry activities in an effort to enhance recognition of the Institute, positively representing the Institute garnering desired community support
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Plastic Surgery 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 commitment to patient care, reflecting a service-oriented, team-based philosophy with hospital administration and health professional colleagues from all disciplines, departments and specialties.
Experience in the development and successful implementation of new academic (educational, patient care, research) programs and services.
National recognition for clinical expertise.
Demonstrated outstanding leadership in major subspecialty division/section at a top 35 department of Surgery.
Established and continuing 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)
Full Time/Part Time Full Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week 40
Benefits Eligible Yes - Full Benefits
Posted Rate of Pay Commensurate with AAMC public school benchmark
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 F21424