Job Description:The Assistant/Associate Dean for Extramural Clinical Practices (ADECP) provides leadership for the overall success of the School of Dental Medicine's (SoDM) Community Service Learning Centers (CSLCs), focusing on student and resident education and improving oral health in North Carolina, particularly in the rural and underserved areas of the state. The ADECP works in close collaboration with the offices of Clinical Affairs, Business and Financial Affairs, External Affairs, Human Resources, Educational Support and Faculty Development, Dental Education and Informatics, Student Affairs, Research, Innovation and Discovery, Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) and all academic departments to support the School of Dental Medicine's mission, vision, programs and initiatives. The Assistant/Associate Dean for Extramural Clinical Practices is responsible for oversight, evaluation, and direction of all clinical and business processes at the CSLCs that assure required educational and financial sustainability and promote the highest quality patient care. The ADECP will be a licensed dentist and capable of educating students/residents while providing a full range of comprehensive general dentistry services in a community-based setting. Specific duties include: Providing leadership in ensuring that the Community Service Learning Centers are a vibrant and integral part of the SoDM. Working closely with the Department Chairs, the Director of the Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) program and the Director of Clinical Education in the delivery of the curriculum and resident and student patient care activities in the CSLCs. Developing and monitoring the budget, hiring and supervising faculty and staff, stewarding the physical facilities and ensuring successful operational performance including exceptional customer service, quality of care, financial and educational sustainability and administrative and clinical standardization throughout the CSLC network Supporting CSLC leadership in their efforts to assure quality of care by faculty, students and residents including implementation of best practices, assessment of care guidelines and compliance with all university, state, federal and CODA accreditation standards. Providing leadership, while working with Clinical Affairs, Compliance, Q & A and others to initiate and ultimately achieve AAAHC accreditation. Developing and coordinating community and regional outreach and oral health outreach programs, including a commitment to volunteer community services. Developing and maintaining individual and organizational relationships with the public, medical and dental, governmental, and funding organizations while ensuring the Community Service Learning Centers are an integral asset within the communities in which they reside. Advising the Dean on policy and advocacy issues impacted by national, state and regional and/or institutional trends, policies and regulations. Participating in activities of the American Dental Education Association, American Dental Association and other organizations and agencies commensurate with this role at the school, and as assigned by the Dean. Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Dean. As Assistant/Associate Dean for Extramural Clinical Practices, this position qualifies as a Senior Academic and Administrative Officer. The ADECP has substantial independent administrative authority and discretion. This position reports directly to the Dean of the School of Dental Medicine at East Carolina University. The Assistant/Associate Dean for Extramural Affairs will exhibit outstanding interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills, and have a record of consensus building in an academic setting.
Miniumum Qualifications: DDS or DMD from a CODA accredited institution Eligibility for dental licensure in North Carolina Broad knowledge of issues in dentistry and in dental education Commitment to the Mission and Vision of the School of Dental Medicine including both a community-based and generalist model of dental education Minimum of 10 years' experience in a leadership role in patient care administration or dental education Preferred Education and Experience: Master's Degree in health administration, business administration and/or completion of an AEGD, GPR or equivalent Demonstrated experience in leading patient care operations and supervising the work of others and building effective teams to identify and solve problems in a dental education or equivalent setting, preferably in multiple clinical locations A demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships within an organization and with outside organizations, agencies and individuals Has a strong understanding of the research potential at the CSLCs Experience in community outreach activities Special Instructions to the Applicant: Candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae/resume, and a list of three references, including contact information, online.
Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with Qualifications
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