Open Date: 01/16/2018
Date Initial Screening Begins:
Minimum Education/Experience: M.D. (or equivalent) and board certification in relevant discipline and eligibility for licensure in North Carolina. 10 years in academic health care leadership. Experience in supervising the work of others in academic medical settings and working directly with senior medical school administration, hospital administration, and other organizational executives. Demonstrated ongoing commitment to personal growth and expansion of professional skills. Experience in building effective teams to identify and resolve problems. Demonstrated experience in developing and expanding clinical and translational research programs and extramural funding. National recognition in an area of pathology practice, education, administration or research. Demonstrated success over a sustained time in teaching, research, and professional service. Must possess the requisite leadership skills to continue the advancement of a critically important clinical department. Must be able to build strong relationships with others in an environment, which includes the medical school, the university, the health system and other service providers.
Special Instructions to Applicant: East Carolina University requires applicants to submit a candidate profile online in order to be considered for the position. In addition to submitting a candidate profile online, please submit online the required applicant documents: Curriculum Vitae Letter of Interest List of Three References (noting contact information)
Job Duties: The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University is seeking a Department Chair of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine to ensure the continued excellence of the clinical, educational and academic programs within the department. Reporting to the Dean, BSOM, the Chair is responsible for all planning, policy, operations, and oversight of academic and research programs of the department. For the clinical departments, the Chair is responsible for all patient care activities and quality of care for the department. The Chair has financial authority over the state appropriated budget assigned to the department, extramural research funding received, practice plan revenues and expenses, philanthropic funding, and other financial matters for the department in accordance with applicable ECU, BSOM, and ECU Physicians policies and practices. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES Academic programs and curriculum: Oversees the department's coordination of the formal academic program and curricular design for medical students; Works with faculty in the development of the curriculum, assuring compliance with curricular policy and accreditation standards for the medical education program; Serves as a source of information regarding national trends in medical education relevant to the department's discipline(s) and initiates projects designed to improve the educational program and disseminates information to faculty, medical school administration, and other stakeholders; Supports the department's graduate medical education programs, including the recruitment and selection of resident physicians, maintaining a curriculum consistent with evolving trends in patient care, and recommends faculty to serve as program director(s), in compliance with ACGME and other relevant standards; Evaluates each faculty member annually on their competence in teaching and contribution toward the educational programs of the department; and Represents the School to external constituencies regarding academic programs as appropriate. Faculty and staff support: Leads efforts to recruit and retain highly qualified faculty and staff into the department who support the department's and School's efforts to meet their missions; Assigns responsibilities and resources within the department to support the growth and welfare of faculty and staff individually and collectively; Mentors faculty and staff directly or through a structured system that provides appropriate support; Assures the tenure track faculty members receive guidance and support in a productive manner that optimizes their individual potential for success; Assures every employee of the department is evaluated annually in a fair, objective, accurate and constructive manner according to applicable ECU and BSOM policies and practices; and Develops appropriate ways to recognize accomplishments of faculty and staff. Clinical activities: Provides overall leadership for all clinical programs, including quality of care, participation in credentialing of practitioners, promotion of new programs, and meeting budget targets for the practice plan; Administers the ECU Physicians Clinical Faculty Compensation Plan or other approved practice compensation plan, objectively and consistently, in accordance with all relevant policies, rules and regulations, so that high performers are appropriately recognized and individuals not meeting their targets are identified; Serves as Chief of Service at Vidant Medical Center or supports the work of another department member who serves as Chief of Service, as appropriate; Coordinates the department's involvement in and growth of patient care programs with Vidant Health and Vidant Medical Center; and Represents the School to external constituencies regarding clinical programs as appropriate. Research programs: Provides overall leadership for all research programs, including promotion of new programs and meeting School and University targets for research effort; Supervises the scientific investigative work by faculty and staff of the department, to assure high quality conduct, adherence to internal and external regulatory requirements, and production of high quality publications that advance scientific knowledge; Assigns research space within the department based on objective assessment of need; and Monitors the flow of intramural and extramural funds expended for research in the department, including indirect cost recovery funds and the use of the Basic Science Faculty Compensation Plan, as appropriate. BSOM and departmental administration; Represents the department at meetings of the Brody Council, department chairs, and other meetings as appropriate; Leads budget planning for the department for all sources of funding applicable to the department, and assures that staffing and funding are appropriate for mission requirement; Leads departmental planning initiatives and participates in continuing efforts to link/integrate the department initiatives with both the School's and the University's "Strategic Plans"; Ensures department compliance with BSOM and ECU's administrative policies and procedures and oversees the management of department operations; Leads departmental philanthropic funding efforts; Attends and represents the School at internal and external meetings at the request of the Dean; and Fulfills or responds to requested assignments by the Dean essential for the School, whenever possible.