Chair, Department of Pediatrics & Physician in Chief, Children’s Hospital of Richmond

first_imgPosting DetailsEmployees hired into Administrative and Professional positionsposted on or after July 1, 2017, will be governed by and, ifemployed on July 1, 2018 will move into the new University HumanResources System. For additional information, go to Position NumberF67160 DepartmentPediatrics Position TypeTeaching and Research Faculty Application Deadline Date Type of SearchNational Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).Applicant DocumentsRequired DocumentsCover Letter/Letter of ApplicationCurriculum Vitae (CV)Diversity Statement (Required for all Faculty)Optional Documents RankOpen Number of Months12 Working TitleChair, Department of Pediatrics & Physician in Chief,Children’s Hospital of Richmond Chief purpose of this position in support of above mission orgoal Grant funded position?No Position Responsibilities • Leadership by example with intent/desire to continue clinicalpractice while serving as Department of Pediatrics Chair• Successful administrative and leadership experience at anacademic institution, such as a Department Chair, DivisionChief/Section Head or Program Director• Ability to contribute in highly matrixed academic environment asmember of SOM leadership team• Leadership in continuous quality improvement and demonstratedcommitment to quality and safety in healthcare• Willingness to engage broadly with VCU as an institutional leaderand to be a highly visible ambassador for SOM both internally andin Richmond’s and Virginia’s communities• Outgoing and personable demeanor and a track record of forgingwin-win relationships• Ability to see the bigger picture of issues and the role of thedepartment• Track record of trainees who have developed into successfulfaculty members at his/her institution or elsewhere Mission or Goal of Unit Quick Link 1. TeachingAdvance the education, research, and clinical missions of theacademic medical center in all areas of pediatric medicine incollaboration with the leadership of VCU . Facilitate and supportthe training of the next generation of scientists and physicianswho will further advance Pediatrics, and regional Pediatrics andacute pain practice and science. Champion improvements in educationof medical students and residents in the Department ofPediatrics.2. ResearchDefine and lead the Department’s research strategy by expandingclinical, translational and basic research. Support principalinvestigators and other faculty within the school in efforts tosecure appropriate grant funding (including NIH ) and philanthropyto support research/academic priorities.3. ServiceProvide the vision and leadership to achieve superior clinicalprograms. Work with the leadership at VCU Medical Center to buildand grow areas of acknowledged clinical excellence. Serve on Schooland University committees, study sections, academic societies, andreview groups as a journal editor and/or on editorial boards.Commitment to service within the community. Continue to developrelationships with key partners.4. Other (administrative duties, etc.)Financial Management: Prepare, oversee and implement thePediatrics departmental budget that encompasses all funding sourcesand ensures compliance with grant, legislative and institutionalguidelines. Effectively manage available resources. Ensure ethicaland fiscally responsible practices within the Department ofPediatrics. Support all institutional compliance activities.Recruit, hire and retain outstanding, diverse faculty. Ensure anatmosphere of support and development. Encourage philanthropicgifts. Be a highly visible collaborative leader in supporting VCUSchool of Medicine strategic direction in partnership withDepartmental chairs, SOM academic affairs, and researchleadership.Patient Care: Implement policies and systems to deliversuperior patient care for children. Be active and resolute inadvancing patient care, service excellence, patient outcomes,quality, and safety and maximize day-to-day operational performanceof Department of Pediatrics faculty and clinical Pediatricsprograms. Ensure superior quality and safety for Pediatricspractices. Monitor and ensure patient access for all services.Coordinate with CMO of VCUHS to ensure compliance withinstitutional and regulatory requirements. Partner with the healthsystem to provide growth opportunities for Pediatrics practicewithin the region.Leadership: Take a highly respected Pediatrics Departmentto the next level of academic excellence. Provide a strong andimpassioned vision for building excellence in all aspects of theclinical and academic mission. Understand, appreciate, and preparefor current and future trends in the field. Work effectively acrossa complex academic medical center.Relationship Building: Build strong relationships withothers in an environment where the other health sciences schoolsand the hospital are partners and where Pediatrics faculty andstaff collaborate with other departments to ensure mutualachievement.Mentorship: Mentor and develop trainees and juniorfaculty. Commit to and actively participate in undergraduate andgraduate education. Identify, recruit and retain the nextgeneration of superior faculty members.center_img The Virginia Commonwealth University ( VCU ) School of Medicine inRichmond, Virginia invites applications for the position of Chairin the Department of Pediatrics & Physician in Chief,Children’s Hospital of Richmond. The incoming Chair will serve asthe clinical leader of the department as well as the academic Chairat the School of Medicine and should be a physician leader withclear and unique vision, enthusiasm and experience. With overallresponsibility for operations, finances and strategy in Pediatrics,the Chair will oversee the outstanding clinical programs andsupport transformative research. The incumbent will lead and ensurethe excellence of educational, scientific and clinical programswithin the Department, the College and the health system.Rank and tenure eligibility will be commensurate withexperience. Is this employee on a H1B Visa? Children’s Hospital of Richmond of the Virginia CommonwealthUniversity Health System has committed itself to transforming thePediatric department into a model academic unit devoted toexcellence in clinical care, teaching, and clinical, translational,and basic research by:• Provide exceptional education to students, residents, fellows,and the wider community of medical professionals.• Improve the lives of children with medical disorders throughcompassionate, high-quality medical care and patienteducation.• Advance the knowledge of medical disorders by actively developinginnovative treatments through basic science and clinicalresearch. Tenure StatusTenure Eligible Open Until FilledYes Diversity Statement InformationFor more information on diversity statements, includingguidelines, please click here . Proposed Hire Date07/01/2021 Preferred Qualifications Date Posted04/23/2021 Application Process/Additional Information School/UnitSchool of Medicine Posted Salary • Medical degree and board certification• Eligibility to work in the United States and for a Virginiamedical license• Academic rank of Associate Professor or Professor with academicachievements• Seasoned educator and administrator who possesses national and/orinternational recognition in the education, research, and clinicaldisciplines of Pediatrics• Experience developing academic leaders and a reputation formentorship of students and trainees and development of juniorfaculty. Demonstrated ability to identify and recruit a diversefaculty.• Clear evidence of accomplishments in teaching, research and otherprofessional activities and related administrative experiencecommensurate with experience• A distinguished record of scientific achievements as evidenced byboth publications and a strong track record of extramuralpeer-reviewed research funding• Previous experience building or expanding a program, departmentor group within an organization. Demonstrated accomplishments indeveloping and leading an academic department may suffice.• Demonstration of successful collaborative academicleadership• Demonstrated managerial and business acumen. Experience in anddemonstrated knowledge of the complex financial pressures facingacademic medical centers, health care delivery organizations, andacademic departments of clinical excellence.• Experience in a competitive clinical marketplace• Politically astute and able to work well with people at alllevels – university, hospital, community, faculty, and staff. Areputation as a consensus builder and someone who can resolveconflict for the betterment of the organization.• Unimpeachable integrity and personal ethics• Outstanding communication skills, both oral and written• Strong organization and process management skills• High energy coupled with a strong work ethic and a desire to havea meaningful impact• Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diversefaculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as afaculty member at VCU Interested candidates should apply online at Please provide a CV, a letter of interestwith the names of three references, and a diversitystatement.Rank and tenure eligibility will be commensurate withexperience.As a preeminent national, urban, public research university andacademic health center, Virginia Commonwealth University iscommitted to organizational diversity, equity and inclusion – anenvironment where all can thrive in their pursuit ofexcellence.Applicants are requested to submit a Statement of Contributions toDiversity, Equity, and Inclusion (typically between 150-300 words)providing your career aspirations and contributions towardpromoting diversity, equity, and inclusion. Through this statement,you can share how your lived experiences; and past, present, andfuture academic and professional activities have or will contributeto VCU’s mission of promoting equity and inclusion.Note: Examples include working with others to further thegoals of equity and inclusion; leading in any capacity thattangibly promotes an environment where diversity is welcomed,fostered, and celebrated; creative activity, research andscholarship that promotes equity and parity; teaching and mentoringstudents, and/or engaging with faculty and/or staff fromtraditionally underrepresented groups to create a positive andsuccessful organizational experience. Required Qualificationslast_img read more