Professor of Clinical - Medical Oncology (Genitourinary Site Disease Group Leader)

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Job location: Miami, FL

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2020-11-20
Req: R100042535
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Transforming Lives

The University of Miami is among the top research universities and academic medical centers in the nation, and one of the largest private employers in South Florida.

With more than 16,000 faculty and staff, the University strives for excellence, and is driven by a powerful mission to transform and impact the lives of its students, patients, members of the community, and people across the globe.

The University is committed to fostering a culture of belonging, where everyone feels valued and has the opportunity to add value. Through values of Diversity, Integrity, Responsibility, Excellence, Compassion, Creativity, and Teamwork (DIRECCT) the U community works together to create an environment driven by purpose, excellence, community, and service.

UM Title: SDG Physician Leader/Co-leader

Genitourinary Oncology

Supervisor's Title: Physician in Chief, Oncology Service Line (OSL)

The Physician Leader is the principal leader (or co-leader) of a designated Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center Site Disease Group (SDG) as appointed by the Cancer Center Director in collaboration with the respective physician leader's department chairperson and /or division chief. S/he shall be administratively responsible for achieving the goals established by Cancer Center leadership with regard to the overall quality of interdisciplinary patient care and the conduct of clinical research in the SDG.


The performance of the physician leader/co-leader shall be evaluated annually based on the perceived effectiveness of his/her leadership of the SDG. Of all the responsibilities listed below, a critical responsibility is to develop and maintain an ethical, compliant and robust, site-specific, clinical trials portfolio and make sure that patients are appropriately entered onto protocols. We expect significant evidence of growth in the protocol portfolio and patient accruals. Cancer Center leadership will define satisfactory performance based on the successful execution of the following duties:

Patient Care

  • Providing the highest quality, coordinated clinical care that accurately assesses and meets the needs of patients and family members

  • Assuring that all patients are seen in a timely fashion, consistent with practice standards set by the Cancer Center and the UMMG


  • Leading regular multidisciplinary meetings which bring members of the SDG together to develop and accomplish the goals of the group

  • Assisting with the development of Tumor Board conferences in conjunction with SDG staff

  • Attending SDG leadership meetings

  • Communicating objectives, goals and long-term interests of the SDG while collaboratively working with the Program Administrator, SDG nurse leader and hospital leadership in all matters of mutual concern

  • Structuring the clinical development of the group by organizing the physician participants and other providers

  • Assisting in the recruitment of physicians to the SDG

Research - Clinical

  • Coordinating the review, prioritization and approval of therapeutic and non-therapeutic clinical protocols, as well as fostering accruals

  • Provide regular assessments of the clinical trial portfolio to maximize its impact on the community and on the Cancer Center's research programs

  • Functioning as facilitator and coordinator by working closely with the principal investigators of the protocols approved by the SDG

  • Promoting and implementing performance improvement practices. Assisting in the design, analysis and monitoring of practitioner performance, based on data collection, together with the relevant Division Head or Department Chair

Research - Laboratory/Translational

  • Promoting interactions and collaborations with basic scientists within the Cancer Center who can contribute to the development of clinical trials and translational research


  • Help develop appropriate education materials for:

Training house staff and other health care providers

Marketing purposes

Informing our community members

This list of duties and responsibilities is not intended to be all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties or responsibilities as necessary

Reports to:

The Physician in Chief, Oncology Service Line (OSL) and ultimately, to the Director of the Cancer Center in collaboration with the Division Chief or Department Chair, as appropriate.

Supervisory Roles:

Will provide direct supervision to the SDG physician members and SDG Coordinators.

Minimum Qualifications (Essential Requirements):

Board eligible/Board certified, working as a UMMG Faculty member Active Florida License

Graduated from Accredited Medical School

Subspecialty experience in oncology

Leadership skills and expertise in program development

The University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, tuition remission and more.

UHealth-University of Miami Health System, South Florida's only university-based health system, provides leading-edge patient care powered by the ground breaking research and medical education at the Miller School of Medicine. As an academic medical center, we are proud to serve South Florida, Latin America and the Caribbean. Our physicians represent more than 100 specialties and sub-specialties, and have more than one million patient encounters each year. Our tradition of excellence has earned worldwide recognition for outstanding teaching, research and patient care. We're the challenge you've been looking for.

Patient safety is a top priority. As a result, during the Influenza ("the flu") season (September through April), the University Of Miami Miller School Of Medicine requires all employees who provide ongoing services to patients, work in a location (all Hospitals and clinics) where patient care is provided, or work in patient care or clinical care areas, to have an annual influenza vaccination. Failure to meet this requirement will result in rescinding or termination of employment.

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Posted: 11/5/2020
Application Due: 12/12/2020
Work Type: Full Time