High Plains Research Network Director/Associate Professor

Location
Aurora, CO
Posted
Feb 28, 2018
Executive Administration Jobs
C-Level & Executive Directors
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution




University of Colorado - School of Medicine

High Plains Research Network Director/Associate Professor



The High Plains Research Network seeks a full-time Director who is committed to rural health, understands and is passionate about the unique assets in rural communities and practices, and is curious about how to make life better.

The High Plains Research Network (HPRN), founded in 1997, is a nationally recognized geographically based practice- and community-based research network in rural eastern Colorado. The HPRN Mission Statement, "To provide excellent rural health care by translating the best scientific evidence into every-day clinical practice," has engaged the network in a wide range of research funded by local, state, and federal agencies, including: colon cancer prevention, asthma management, cardiovascular disease, cancer survivorship, underinsurance, mental health, practice transformation, and opioid use disorder. Linking primary care, behavioral health, public health, and community organizations into local communities of solution is the driving force for the HPRN.

HPRN is based in the School of Medicine Department of Family Medicine (DFM) at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus (CU) and is part of the SNOCAP (State Networks of Colorado Ambulatory Practices and Partners) Practice-based Research Network collaborative at CU. CU Anschutz is a national leader in life sciences research. It is one of the world's newest education, research and patient care facilities and the largest academic health center from Chicago to the West Coast, north of Texas. The CU DFM is the second largest department of family medicine in the country and is recognized as one of the top academic family medicine departments in the nation.

In addition to the Director, the HPRN staff includes a co-Director who oversees day to day functioning of the network and projects, provides direct supervision to HPRN staff, and works closely in support of the Director. HPRN employs four staff who live and work in the HPRN region, working directly with practices and community partners to implement projects and participating in the spectrum of research activities. Infrastructure support is offered through the DFM's grants and contracts, biostatistics, and administrative support teams.

The HPRN is guided by an active Community Advisory Council of local farmers, ranchers, business owners, retirees, students, and other community members. This group participates in all aspects of the research from topic selection to methods and interpretation of results to dissemination through presentations and co-authorship of manuscripts.

There is a robust history of the Director working with the community and practices to initiate and complete research in a variety of clinical topics. Current HPRN studies include work on Home Blood Pressure Management (Just Check It), Opioid Use Disorder and Medication Assisted Treatment (IT MATTTRs Colorado, funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality), Home Blood Pressure Management (Just Check It, funded by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment), COPD (CAPTURE, funded by NIH), and practice transformation through the Colorado State Innovation Model (SIM) and EvidenceNow Southwest (AHRQ funded). The new Director will participate in these projects.

HPRN is based in the School of Medicine Department of Family Medicine (DFM) at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus (CU) and is part of the SNOCAP (State Networks of Colorado Ambulatory Practices and Partners) Practice-based Research Network collaborative at CU. CU Anschutz is a national leader in life sciences research. It is one of the world's newest education, research and patient care facilities and the largest academic health center from Chicago to the West Coast, north of Texas. The CU DFM is the second largest department of family medicine in the country and is recognized as one of the top academic family medicine departments in the nation.

Position Duties:

The Director will oversee all aspects of the research, communication, fiscal, and administration of the network. The HPRN requires travel to visit practices and communities in eastern Colorado. There is potential to practice part-time in the HPRN. The Director reports to the Vice Chair of Research in the DFM. Anticipated hiring rank: Associate Professor.

Program Leadership and Vision:

  • Serve as the leader, visionary, and key spokesperson for HPRN
  • Ensure projects and programs align with and do not overreach the HPRN mission
  • Build and maintain relationships with clinicians, practice staff, other health care facilities, and community members in the HPRN region
  • Provide leadership and direction to the HPRN Community Advisory Council, including project identification and development and advocacy for the C.A.C. and community engaged research
  • Understand rural primary care health and services delivery issues and successes in Colorado
  • Establish and maintain communication and promote collaboration within CU and other organizations.
  • Promote the work of the HPRN within the Department, CU, and local, national, and international foundations and organizations


Research and Program Development:

  • Actively learn health concerns of community members, clinicians, and practice teams in the HPRN region
  • Regularly seek funding opportunities, develop research questions, and prepare proposals for studies and programs that reflect health priorities identified by the HRPN C.A.C. and practice teams and that address health topics relevant to rural eastern Colorado.
  • Identify opportunities to collaborate with teams across departments, local organizations, and academic institutions across the country to conduct research and disseminate findings and tested interventions.
  • Ensure HPRN projects meet regulatory, fiscal, and funder requirements.
  • Create innovative, testable interventions with the research team and community members that support rural health and provide sustainable solutions to rural communities and practices


Training and Mentorship:

  • Provide professional development and research mentorship to junior faculty and research staff in the Department of Family Medicine
  • Support the HPRN co-Director
  • Provide oversight of the HPRN staff and identify professional development opportunities


Clinical Care:

  • Provide outstanding care to patients in a clinical setting (20%)



Qualifications

Minimum Requirements:

  • Terminal degree in Medicine or Osteopathy (MD/DO).
  • Board Certified in Family Medicine.
  • Ability to obtain Colorado Medical License and possession of a current DEA Certificate.
  • Ability to be fully credentialed in the UCH (or other appropriate clinical) system.
  • Demonstrated experience writing and managing grants.
  • Demonstrated experience managing a research team.
  • Experience engaging community members and practices in health research.
  • Experience supervising staff.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of the geography of Colorado.
  • Experience working with community groups.
  • Experience working in rural communities.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Passion for rural communities and health
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with PBRN and Department of Family Medicine faculty and staff and external partners.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team and independently.
  • Capacity for flexibility and adaptability in different work situations.
  • Ability to work well with diverse populations.


Salary and Benefits:

Salary is commensurate with skills and experience. The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at Employee Services.

The University of Colorado Denver is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective employees.

The University of Colorado strongly supports the principle of diversity. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

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Special Instructions to Applicants:Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Reference checks are a standard step in our hiring process. You may be asked to provide contact information, including e-mail addresses, for up to 5 references if you are referred to the Hiring Authority for an interview. We will notify you prior to contacting both on and off-list references.

Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References, Unofficial transcript(s), Statement of Research Philosophy

Application Materials Instructions:

Applications are accepted electronically at CU Careers, refer to requisition ID: 09907

When applying, applicants must include:
  1. A letter of application which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications
  2. A current Resume/CV, unofficial transcripts or a copy of diploma
  3. The names, addresses, daytime telephone numbers and e-mail addresses for three professional references, either attached to your resume/CV or uploaded as a separate document
Please be advised that the University does check references as part of the employment process.

Please do NOT submit any of your application material (via email) to the job posting contact.



Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Aurora

Department: H0001 -- Anschutz Medical Campus - 20148 - SOM-Family Medicine

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Jan 24, 2018

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Deanna Schroder

Posting Contact Email: deanna.schroder@ucdenver.edu

Position Number: 00742775

PI101379756

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