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Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs

University of Houston
Houston, Texas

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The University of Houston Tilman J. Fertitta Family College of Medicine seeks an Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs to join the leadership team of Founding Dean Stephen J. Spann, M.D., M.B.A.  The curriculum of this community-based medical school is taught utilizing best practices in medical education and has a strong focus on: 
    Primary care. 
    Behavioral, community, and population 
    High value healthcare. 
    Social determinants of health and health 
    Partnering with communities with major 
        health disparities to improve health and 
        health care. 
The first class of students was admitted in July 2020.

As a member of the Tilman J. Fertitta Family College of Medicine leadership team, the Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs will be responsible for the overall development and operation of the college’s clinical services as they relate to the school’s mission in education, research, and community engagement. In addition to an administrative assignment, the successful candidate will also provide clinical care twenty percent of the time.

Primary Responsibilities:
    Develops the vision and operationalizes the clinical practice(s) of the UH Fertitta Family College of Medicine, designed to meet the educational needs of the institution, and the health needs of the communities served.
    Develops and maintains external clinical partnerships.
    Provides physician leadership to the medical school’s outpatient clinical practice at multiple locations.
    Develops a collaborative relationship with managed care plans and maintains positive provider/payor relations.
    Collaborates with Office of Medical Education and Chair of the Department of Clinical Sciences to include creation of a positive and effective learning and patient care environment.
    Administers, manages, and evaluates all clinical service activities.
    Manages preparation and implementation of clinical budgets and maintains accountability for clinical expenditures.
    Evaluates and recommends allocation and use of space and equipment for all clinical programs.
    Assists in the development and implementation of the College of Medicine strategic plan, as it relates to the clinical enterprise.
    Monitors student and trainee clinical opportunities in collaboration with Department Chairs and the Associate Dean for Medical Education.
    Oversees pipeline programs from GME to affiliated hospitals, in collaboration with the Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education and Faculty Affairs.
    Anticipates and responds to changes in accreditation requirements and changes in medical education as they relate to clinical training.
    Develops, maintains, and amends appropriate clinical policies.
    Adheres to internal controls established for office and department.
    Dedicates 20% of effort to clinical practice.
    Performs related duties as required or assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:
    Doctoral degree (M.D. or D.O.).
    Current medical board certification and license or eligibility for a license to practice medicine in Texas.
    Minimum of five years of leadership experience in an accredited medical school, health system, or FQHC.
    Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a complex environment.
    Demonstrated positive interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills.
    Demonstrated ability to work effectively with multiple and diverse stakeholders.
    Commitment to diversity.
    Track record of developing innovative clinical programs to support UME and GME training, with a focus on community health.
    Ability to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodations.

About the Tilman J. Fertitta Family College of Medicine

About the University of Houston                                                                                                                               

Please direct inquiries, nominations, and application materials to:

    Betty Turner Asher, Founder, Greenwood/Asher & Associates
E-mail: [email protected]

    Joe Stanley, Senior Executive Search Consultant ll
E-mail: [email protected]

    Cindy Mejia, Senior Executive Search Consultant
Email: [email protected]

The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Additionally, the University prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.
All offers of employment are subject to and contingent upon satisfactory completion of all pre-employment background checks.
The material presented in this leadership profile should be relied on for informational purposes only. This material has been copied, compiled, or quoted in part from the University of Houston documents and personal interviews and is believed to be reliable. While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of this information, the original source documents and factual situations govern.

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