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Vice Chair for Clinical Operations and Quality - F66910

VCU Health

Last Updated: 4/15/21

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Vice Chair for Clinical Operations and Quality - F66910
The Department of Family Medicine and Population Health at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) is seeking a senior family physician to serve as department Vice Chair for Clinical Operations and Quality. The Vice Chair will work closely with the Department Chair to lead and advance our innovative Department and Clinical Operations.

The job responsibilities will include:

  • Oversee clinical programs, quality improvement efforts, and support medical directors and other leaders.
  • Implement population health approaches and implement strategies to support value-based care across all practices.
  • Contribute to development and implementation of departmental strategic planning, budgeting, management, and operations.
  • Clinical program development as well as assisting the Chair in relevant MCV Physicians (MCVP) or VCU Health System activities.
  • Plan, implement and manage regional satellite practice development.
  • Provide direct patient care and family medicine education.
  • Promote scholarship in family medicine and population health.
  • The Vice Chair for Clinical Operations and Quality will supervise the medical directors of our clinical sites, and report directly to the Chair of Department. The Vice Chair will also be the Department’s principal representative in all primary care ambulatory governing bodies, committee meetings and other appropriate activities that pertain to clinical care at VCU Health.
Required Qualifications:
  • Board certified in Family Medicine with a track record of success in the administration of large clinical programs, preferably in an academic environment
  • Successful candidates will have progressive leadership and administrative experience in family medicine educational, research, and clinical programs
  • Eligible for appointment as associate professor or professor in the Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of Medicine. Initial faculty appointment will reflect the successful applicant’s qualifications and professional achievements.
  • A well-developed scholarly/research portfolio with evidence of multi-disciplinary applications and external funding appropriate to complement and expand existing expertise in the department.
  • Licensed or license eligible in Virginia
  • Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU
  • Commitment to diversity and inclusion
Preferred Qualification:
  • We prefer candidates with additional training and experience (e.g. faculty development or other leadership training) as well as demonstrated scholarship and active contributions to national organizations.
The VCU Department of Family Medicine anticipates growth in the number, kinds, and complexity of its clinical operations. These include:
  • Multiple ambulatory sites for care.
  • Evaluating possibility of a Family Medicine hospitalist service at MCVH.
  • Participating in the efforts of the health system to prepare for value-based care contracts, including overseeing the CMS “Primary Care First” initiative across all family medicine clinics.
  • Continuing and expanding efforts to promote practice redesign at our own and other community family medicine offices towards models that have greater capacity, efficiency, and effectiveness
As a preeminent national, urban, public research university and academic health center, Virginia Commonwealth University is committed to organizational diversity, equity and inclusion - an environment where all can thrive in their pursuit of excellence.

Applicants are requested to submit a Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (typically between 150-300 words) providing your career aspirations and contributions toward promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion. Through this statement, you can share how your lived experiences; and past, present, and future academic and professional activities have or will contribute to VCU’s mission of promoting equity and inclusion.

Note: Examples include working with others to further the goals of equity and inclusion; leading in any capacity that tangibly promotes an environment where diversity is welcomed, fostered, and celebrated; creative activity, research and scholarship that promotes equity and parity; teaching and mentoring students, and/or engaging with faculty and/or staff from traditionally underrepresented groups to create a positive and successful organizational experience.



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VCU Health

Richmond, Virginia, United States

The Virginia Commonwealth University Health System is one of the country’s leading academic medical centers offering state-of-the-art care in more than 200 specialty areas.  VCU Health and the five health sciences schools of VCU, as well as Massey Cancer Center and Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU, stands alone as the most comprehensive academic medical center in Central Virginia.