University of Nevada Las Vegas and the soon-to-open School of Medicine is Seeking Vice Dean for Clinical Affairs and the inaugural President of the Faculty Practice Plan
The UNLV School of Medicine is seeking an exceptional leader to serve as Vice Dean for Clinical Affairs and the inaugural President of the Faculty Practice Plan. Founded in 1957, UNLV is currently home to more than 28,000 students across the Schools of Allied Health Sciences, Lee Business School, Community Health Sciences, Dental Medicine, Education, Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering, Fine Arts, Graduate College, Honors College, William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration, William S. Boyd School of Law, Liberal Arts, Nursing, Sciences, and the Greenspun College of Urban Affairs.
After experiencing unprecedented population growth over the past several decades, Las Vegas has become the largest city in the country without a dedicated allopathic medical school with over two million residents and 40 million annual visitors. Recognizing the strong community and regional need for additional physicians and the opportunity afforded by such a growing and diverse community, UNLV officially approved the establishment of a new medical school on August 22, 2014. The school is on pace to start instruction for its inaugural class of 60 medical students in July 2017 with full scholarships offered to the entire class.
Capitalizing on partnerships with community hospitals, the VA Medical Center, physicians, and established programs on the UNLV campus, the SOM will seek to become a national leader in interprofessional and team-based learning utilizing state-of-the-art technology and science coupled with a patient-centered approach to health care. Clinical and population-based research programs will be a strong focus, with particular areas of opportunity in the fields of neuroscience, cardiology, oncology, orthopedics, behavioral health, and addiction.
The Vice Dean for Clinical Affairs must have at least five years of progressively responsible direct experience in managing patient care functions in an academic healthcare environment. The direct experience must include experience in an academic multi-specialty group practice. In addition, this individual must have an intimate working knowledge of medical school teaching and research activities, clinical service delivery systems and the current and planned dynamic healthcare delivery reforms. The Vice Dean for Clinical Affairs is responsible for establishing and maintaining the appropriate internal and external programs and relationships necessary to support the clinical affairs of the UNLV School of Medicine. He/she will have primary responsibility for establishing and managing efforts to achieve necessary analyses of clinical affairs issues that will enable the UNLV School of Medicine to fulfill its mission in the healthcare marketplace.
Applications, inquiries, and nominations should be confidentially directed to Jay Torio, Senior Director of Academic Recruiting at Merritt Hawkins at email@example.com and should reference position Number 44780.We currently are reviewing CVs and encourage interested parties to apply as soon as possible. UNLV is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer committed to achieving excellence through diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, creed, national origin, veteran status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or any other factor protected by anti-discrimination laws. UNLV employs only United States citizens and non-citizens lawfully authorized to work in the U.S.