UT Southwestern is an academic medical center, world-renowned for its research, widely respected for its teaching and training, and highly regarded for the quality of clinical care its faculty provides to patients at UT Southwestern University Hospitals & Clinics and its affiliated hospitals. The Medical Center has three degree-granting institutions: UT Southwestern Medical School, UT Southwestern Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, and UT Southwestern School of Health Professions. The Department of Neurology provides clinical services at UT Southwestern Clements University Hospital, Zale Lipshy University Hospital (dedicated to clinical neuroscience), Parkland Hospital (one of the nation’s largest public hospital systems), Children’s Medical Center, and the North Texas Veteran Affairs Hospital. Ambulatory neurology practice sites are established at UT Southwestern Medical Center and in a growing number of sites across the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex.
UT Southwestern is undergoing a clinical transformation as the University expands into new hospitals and develops integrated services and referral centers. The Vice Chair position will oversee delivery of innovative, effective, and patient-centered neurology clinical services across hospital and clinic sites. The Vice Chair for Clinical Operations will be responsible for all neurology clinical operational activities and functions within the system. S/he will direct patient care and clinical support functions within the Department of Neurology and Neurotherapeutics. Furthermore, the Vice Chair will be responsible for the overall operation and growth of the Department of Neurology and Neurotherapeutics clinical services in conjunction with their administrative counterpart, establish long-range objectives and monitor financial performance of the clinical service in conjunction with the administrative counterpart. The Vice Chair will ensure effective, efficient and cost-effective use of clinical resources in order to maintain a productive environment. S/he will provide direction to, hold accountable, develop and evaluate clinical staff in their performance of all goals and objectives of the Department of Neurology and Neurotherapeutics and the UT Southwestern system.
- MD/DO and board certification in neurology.
- Texas state medical licensure or eligibility.
- Five years of leadership experience in a neurology program of a major academic health care organization.
- Proven background in clinical care optimization, quality, safety and patient engagement.
- Demonstrated leadership, facilitation, and networking skills.
- Outstanding interpersonal skills.
- Ability to think strategically and to manage multiple objectives.
- Demonstrated analytical and financial management skills.
- Demonstrated competence in written, oral and electronic communication.
- Demonstrated excellence in clinical care, quality and service to patients and referring providers.