Associate Professor/Professor- Chair of Internal Medicine

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Associate Professor/Professor- Chair of Internal Medicine




School of Medicine Columbia


SOMC Internal Medicine

Advertised Salary Range:

salary commensurate with experience

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Full Time

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Full-time Equivalent (FTE)

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12 months

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Associate Professor/Professor and Chair of Internal Medicine Department

The University of South Carolina School of Medicine Columbia (USC SOMC) and Prisma Health are seeking a senior physician leader to serve as Chair of the Department of Internal Medicine for the USC SOMC and for Prisma Health Midlands. This individual should be a practicing internal medicine physician who is eligible to receive a professional (non-tenure) track or tenure track faculty appointment. Reporting directly to the President of the Prisma Midlands Medical Group for clinical duties and to the Dean, UofSC SOM for academic duties, the successful candidate will have a history of outstanding patient care delivery with a good understanding of the dynamic changes in health care and have a demonstrated commitment to medical education. This work will occur in a complex environment that is bringing together excellence in clinical care delivery and academic programs to meet the health care needs of residents of the region within the emerging value-driven health care environment.

The department chair is a senior leader who is responsible for organizing and aligning performance of the department through creating and advancing interdepartmental collaboratives in support of system goals.

•Participates in System strategic planning efforts
•Establishes and integrates Department goals and budgets
•Leads and develops Department Vice Chairs and Department leadership
•Recruits and retains exceptional talent, working with Division Chiefs
•Leads the Department peer review process and departmental physician specific interventions, including counseling, coaching, mentoring, and disciplinary action, working with Vice Chair of Medical Staff Affairs and Division Chiefs (where existing), as appropriate.
•Manages Department within approved budgets
•Establishes and cultivates an internal, regional, and national reputation for the Department and System
•Drives Departmental and System pillar results
•Promotes clinical integration within Department, across the System, and throughout the region
•Builds coalitions with internal and external stakeholders; collaborates with leadership across organizational boundaries.
•Establishes and oversees compensation plans for Department within approved Medical Group parameters and models
•Nurtures the System culture within Department that reflects the vision, mission, values, and goals of Prisma Health and the USC SOMC.
•Maintains clinical practice sufficient to assure clinical competence, obtain direct observations, provide professional credibility, and enhance social fabric.

Required Education and Experience:

Required Education: Medical Degree – Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Experience – 8 years – Successful Completion of Residency; Board Certified or Board Eligible; Medical Staff Privileges

Required Certifications/Registrations/Licenses
•South Carolina Medical License
•South Carolina Controlled Substance License, Drug Enforcement Agency Number
•Eligible to receive a faculty appointment, professional (non-tenured) or tenured, at the rank of associate professor or professor

Other Required Skills and Experience
•Basic computer skills
•Listening skills
•Organizational savvy
•Self Development

Preferred Qualifications:

History of prior leadership roles with direct supervision of physicians
Familiarity with and prior leadership of clinical care delivery
Familiarity with and involvement in medical education

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Special Instructions to Applicant:

Positions are advertised for a minimum of five (5) business days on our job website. After five (5) business days, positions can be closed at the discretion of the department at any time. This position is open until filled. This employment site is updated on a regular basis. The length of the recruitment and screening process may vary from position to position, depending upon a variety of factors. Should review of your qualifications result in a decision to pursue your candidacy, you will be contacted by phone or email.

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The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, sex, gender, gender identity, transgender status, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetics, protected veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions.




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Posted: 1/23/2021
Application Due: 4/23/2021
Work Type: Full Time