Surgery-Transplant Division Chief

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: Chapel Hill, NORTH CAROLINA
Job Type: FullTime
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Posting Information
Posting Information

Department Surgery - Transplant - 414035
Posting Open Date 05/18/2023
Application Deadline
Open Until Filled No
Position Type Permanent Faculty
Working Title Surgery-Transplant Division Chief
Appointment Type Open Rank
Vacancy ID FAC0004540
Full-time/Part-time Full-Time Permanent
Hours per week 40
Position Location North Carolina, US
Hiring Range
Proposed Start Date 08/01/2023

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Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit
The UNC School of Medicine has a rich tradition of excellence and care. Our mission is to improve the health and wellbeing of North Carolinians, and others whom we serve. We accomplish this by providing leadership and excellence in the interrelated areas of patient care, education, and research. We strive to promote faculty, staff, and learner development in a diverse, respectful environment where our colleagues demonstrate professionalism, enhance learning, and create personal and professional sustainability. We optimize our partnership with the UNC Health System through close collaboration and commitment to service.
Our vision is to be the nation’s leading public school of medicine. We are ranked 2nd in primary care education among all US schools of medicine and 5th among public peers in NIH research funding. Our Allied Health Department is home to five top-ranked divisions, and we are home to 18 top-ranked clinical and basic science departments in NIH research funding.
Our mission is to improve the health and well-being of North Carolinians and others whom we serve. We accomplish this by providing leadership and excellence in the interrelated areas of patient care, education, and research.
Patient Care: We will promote health and provide superb clinical care while maintaining our strong tradition of reaching underserved populations and reducing health disparities across North Carolina and beyond.
Education: We will prepare tomorrow’s health care professionals and biomedical researchers by facilitating learning within innovative curricula and team-oriented interprofessional education. We will cultivate outstanding teaching and research faculty, and we will recruit outstanding students and trainees from highly diverse backgrounds to create a socially responsible, highly skilled workforce.
Research: We will develop and support a rich array of outstanding health sciences research programs, centers, and resources. We will provide infrastructure and opportunities for collaboration among disciplines throughout and beyond our University to support outstanding research. We will foster programs in the areas of basic, translational, mechanistic, and population research.
Position Summary
The Department of Surgery at The University of North Carolina (UNC) is seeking a Division Chief to lead our Division of Abdominal Transplant Surgery. The Division of Abdominal Transplant Surgery is among 10 clinical Divisions in the Department of Surgery. The Division currently includes 7 faculty members (4 abdominal transplant surgeons, 1 clinical instructor, and 2 research scientists). The faculty members offer a broad array of clinical services providing the highest quality care for transplant surgery patients including liver, kidney, and pancreas transplants. The team performs deceased donor transplants, living donor transplants, living donor nephrectomies, minimally invasive hepatobiliary surgery, autologous islet transplantation, general surgery care for transplant patients and dialysis access procedures for patients with end stage renal disease.
The incoming Chief will be responsible for partnering with the Chair of the Department of Surgery to promote clinical growth and academic success in a collaborative environment. The UNC School of Medicine mission is to improve the health and wellbeing of North Carolinians, and others whom we serve. The Department of Surgery offers potential candidates a supportive practice environment with an emphasis on quality patient care, research, teaching, individual career development, and collaboration among faculty members.
The Division Chief will also serve as the Medical Director of UNC’s Comprehensive Transplant Center which oversees the solid organ and islet transplant programs. This individual works in a close relationship with UNC hospital leadership regarding operational oversight of the clinical programs including quality initiatives. The responsibilities of the Medical Director include managing strategic activities, acting on day-to-day operational issues in support of the transplant service line, developing goals, policies, and procedures for the comprehensive transplant center to assure continued compliance with applicable laws and regulations including the guidelines established by UNOS, CMS, and TJC.
This position is being recruited as open rank appointment at an FTE between 0.5 FTE and 1.0 FTE. The appointment may also be offered as a variable, fixed term track, or tenure/tenure track appointment. The faculty member will be expected to perform both clinical and research duties, along with the academic responsibilities of an educational institution.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
Only candidates who are board certified by the American Board of Surgery and have completed an American Society of Transplant Surgeons fellowship (or equivalent) should apply. Candidates must have leadership experience and be currently active in transplant surgery. Salary and level of appointment will be based upon experience and qualifications.
Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience
The ideal applicant will have a strong track record of programmatic development, academic productivity, mentorship, and demonstrate excellent leadership skills. Applicants with research experience in clinical outcomes, quality and safety, health services, education, ethics, informatics, or basic science/translational research are strongly encouraged to apply.
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Department Contact Name and Title Beth Hubbard
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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

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