Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs
Mission: Leading the creation and advancement of health equity
Strategic Champion: Building Bridges between Healthcare and Health
Reporting to the President & Dean of Morehouse School of Medicine, the Senior Associate Dean of Clinical Affairs (SADCA) serving also as the institution’s Chief Medical Officer (CMO) will effectively direct, articulate and execute the established vision, mission, and strategies of the organization. This role works closely with Hospital Partners, the Veterans Administration and executive leadership teams, to build upon strategic priorities in order to address current and future needs. The CMO will be motivated to continually develop and drive strategies that focus on improving health outcomes while having shared oversight of clinical fiscal matters with the intent to enhance revenue streams. Leveraging system-wide capabilities within the Accountable Care Organizations(ACOs), this bold leader will oversee the ongoing and successful development and implementation of new clinical partnerships and affiliations. The incumbent will lead activities partnering with the system-wide physician leaders, and critical physician leaders in the community to improve clinical efficiencies and outcomes using disease management, population management, and evidence-based care programs.
The ideal candidate will have a reputation for being a thought leader and will have a track record of innovation, impact (achievement) of measurable goals, and demonstrated clinical competence, including scholarly activity. This person will lead and deliver trailblazing initiatives, drive dynamic discussions and challenge paradigms, and deliver required performance expectations. The goal is to provide breakthrough medical and clinical solutions that contribute to MSM’s growth strategy.
The incumbent must be a visionary leader who knows how to effectively drive change in a patient-centered, social mission-driven, system-oriented environment. The Senior Associate Dean/CMO must embody MSM’s mission, embrace its vision and must lead through respect, integrity, wisdom, humility and intellectual curiosity.
- Provide leadership, direction, and oversight of faculty processes related to recruitment, appointment, retention, evaluation for promotion and for tenure, sabbatical and professional development leave, and faculty awards and recognition;
- Collaborate with Clinical Chairs and Office of Faculty Affairs and Development (OFAD) to intentionally guide career pathways for early- and mid-career faculty;
- Nurture faculty professional development in research, instruction, and advising across all ranks;
- Coordinate the annual faculty evaluation process for Clinical Chairs;
- Collaborate with and advise the Department Chairs and program coordinators and participate actively in relevant school committees responsible for faculty personnel;
- Strengthen the MSM's commitment to a culture of transparent decision-making, professional accountability and shared success;
Duties and Responsibilities
Building Bridges Between Healthcare and Health
- Direct and refine the community health leaders forum to design new models of care to improve primary care, community health, research and education initiatives; establishment of models of integration between health and health care
- Position MSM as the premier health care model to showcase best practices in achieving health equity by engaging local partners and the FQHC community and other local and national academic health centers
- Oversee the Clinical Affairs and Operations of Morehouse Healthcare
- Oversee the development and maintenance of the clinical affiliations of MSM/MHC for clinical rotations for students, research opportunities and the expansion of services provided through Morehouse Health Care(MHC).
- Provide oversight and integration for Grady Health System strategic matters in concert with the Associate Dean of Clinical Affairs at Grady
- Develop and maintain good relationships with local and regional hospital systems for the implementation of the clinical education program
- Develop and maintain good relationships with the local, regional, state and national professional organizations that are associated with the practice of medicine.
- Oversee the administration of the Clinical Affairs budget, assisting the President and Dean in budget development for Clinical Programs.
- Oversee the recruitment and orientation of Clinical Chairs.
- Assure clinical faculty are engaged in teaching, research and scholarly activity and service annually and submit an annual faculty activity report to help set departmental goals.
- Assure the accreditation standards regarding Clinical Affairs are adhered to at MSM and at the clinical sites assigned.
- Prepare a state of Clinical Affairs semi-annually for the Board report
- Oversee and routinely meet with Accountable Care Organization (ACO) networks in order to assess and further implement strategies to ensure Medicare patients, especially those that are chronically ill, receive the appropriate high-quality care in a timely manner and avoid costs through the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP).
- Perform other duties as assigned.
Preparing Future Health Learners and Leaders
Teaching (Undergraduate Medical Education & Graduate Medical Education)
- Works in collaboration with the Senior Associate Dean for Educational Affairs to ensure the diversity and superior clinical experience of medical students to support the educational mission, includes but not limited to the following:
- Ensures adequate facility support of students and faculty at all affiliation sites
- Collaborates with to enhance the clinical experience and scholarly productivity initiatives are uniquely aligned with the medical education strategies
- Establish a comprehensive recruitment and retention plan for high-quality faculty and staff to educating and mentor future science
Translating Discovery into Health Equity
- Establish a forum that fosters collaboration across primary care, community health, research and education for designing new models of care.
- Build a biomedical data repository for sharing data across the School of Medicine and beyond and foster strong partnership with hospital affiliates’ clinical research / trials entities to obtain access to data warehouse for enhancing scholarly activity and formulating health equity policies for marginalized patients.
- Work closely with the Offices of Faculty Development and Affairs, Executive Vice Dean / Academic and Research Affairs and Educational Affairs to develop support for faculty in both sponsored and non-sponsored research endeavors;
Morehouse Healthcare’ Practice Plan (MHC) is comprised of over 200 physicians and mid-level providers that provide patience care to about 40,000 unique patients in FY16 and a clinical portfolio of about $50 million, including revenues. MHC physicians care for patients throughout Atlanta area and surrounding counties and employs about 100 staff that provide professional coding, billing and collecting, contract management and financial/performance reporting activities in support of the providers. The Executive Director leads these staff in support of the MHC providers.
The Executive Director works, under the direction of the Senior Associate Dean of Clinical Affairs, shall demonstrate leadership in management, operations, fiscal affairs, strategic planning, and the policy formulation process either directly or through delegation to Directors. The SADCA position receives direction from the President and Dean of Morehouse School of Medicine.
MSM Cross-cutting goals
The SADCA responsibilities shall also include fiscal sustainability and market growth, capacity building and human capital oversight but not be limited to:
- Evaluate the effectiveness of MHC Administration and core leadership team in order to implement necessary changes in the organization.
- Recruit, develop, and retain qualified faculty and staff needed to carry out the mission of MHC.
- Continually analyze current staffing, financing, operations, policies, systems and procedures, and develop and execute necessary changes that maximize operational excellence and efficiency.
- Develop and oversee infrastructure that optimizes all elements of the Practice Plan, operations, clinical revenue cycle, working closely with other units within the enterprise.
- Work with ED to set effective IT infrastructure with affiliated hospitals and campus IT infrastructure and networks as appropriate.
- Work with the School of Medicine Dean and the MHC leadership team of Practice Plan to align the goals and objectives of the School of Medicine and University Physicians.
- Create synergies in the business functions and operations for the clinical enterprise in order to develop and implement business plans for new services and expansion opportunities as they relate to bridging healthcare and health
Apply online at: http://careers.msm.edu/postings/3148 or contact Constance Mack-Andrews at 404.752.1575 for additional information.
Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status