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Job Title: Clinical Chair, Plastics & Reconstructive Surgery
Date Available: January 1, 2018
Location: Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Description: Clinical Chair Plastics & Reconstructive Surgery Position Description

The Position
The Chair of the Department of Plastics
is the leader for the departmentís significant clinical, research, and educational enterprise and is primarily responsible for the continued success, growth and development of all components of scholarly and clinical endeavors. The Chair also ensures that the departmentís research and educational missions fully integrate with the clinical mission and enterprise. Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Specific Chair Responsibilities

  • Work with fellow WFBMC leaders, faculty, trainees, and students, to establish a strategy and vision for the future of the Department of Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery that builds upon existing strengths in clinical care, education, and research.

  • Drive the continued development of novel, fundamental, basic, and translational sciences and clinical effectiveness of research.

  • Work closely with the Dean and WFBMC Leadership to ensure the support of the academic and clinical missions of the School of Medicine.

  • Maintain the Universityís commitments to academic freedom, diversity, integrity, excellence and integration of its teaching, research and service programs.

  • Create a robust structure for the plastic and reconstructive surgery enterprise, inclusive of the full continuum of clinical services which ensures the best patient outcomes in a fashion that works closely with families, supports regional health information networking, and is delivered through an intra-professional practice model.

  • Build upon an entrepreneurial culture to recruit and retain top-ranked clinicians and scientists who will be inspired to innovate and excel in the education of future physician/scientists in plastic and reconstructive surgery.

  • Strengthen the alignment of scholarship and research across the Wake Forest School of Medicine, WFBH Health System, and WFBMC, working with peer chairpersons and other institutional leaders.

  • Identify, leverage and integrate resources in partnership with other departments within the University to develop new academic programs and clinical services.

  • Provide oversight for all departmental program space required to maintain a high-quality academic environment designed to support the professional and academic accreditation of the departmentís scholarly programs.

  • Lead efforts to identify new resources through technology transfer, and entrepreneurial development to support the departmentís academic and clinical mission.

  • Develop a departmental leadership team that will successfully execute the strategic and tactical plans to bring further distinction to the department, the hospital, and the medical school.

Certification (and ideally subspecialty certification) by the American Board of Plastic Surgery or equivalent with:

  • A distinguished academic career including a leadership role within a multifaceted academic Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

  • A highly regarded basic, translational, and/or clinical research background, with a track record of scholarly achievements, extramural funding and peer-reviewed publications.

  • A strong commitment to continued diversification of the faculty and trainees of the department, especially with regard to recruitment and retention of women and under-represented minorities.

  • Direct experience in integrated clinical care, and a demonstrated strong appreciation for, and understanding of, the elements that contribute to excellence in clinical practice

Leadership & Management Behavioral Competencies

  • A significant grasp of the challenging issues facing medical science and education today, as well as the dynamics of leading and operating a major medical school department within the confines of an integrated academic health system.

  • A track record of establishing and maintaining an organizational climate that models inclusion, transparency, mutual respect, openness and clarity of purpose. This includes a visible comfort with and a desire to interact with people at all levels in the organizations.

  • A track record of having assisted in the recruitment and development of well qualified basic and clinical scientists/educators.

  • Given the fully integrated nature of WFBMC, the ability to provide leadership across the institutional landscape and to interact in a highly collaborative way with basic science and clinical chairs, as well as center directors, in defining strategic direction and programmatic development.

Personal Characteristics

  • A penchant for creative thinking, with a high-energy, open minded and transparent leadership style.

  • An aptitude and vision recognized for propelling programs and people forward.

  • Comprehensive communication skills with varied stakeholders and the ability to lead by example.

  • An appreciative style of inquiry in his/her approach to work, with a ready empathy for diverse constituencies.

  • A commitment to excellence both personally and professionally with the highest level of integrity, and a reputation for compassion, fairness and objectivity.

  • A collegial, inclusive and personal commitment to ensuring diversity both in perspectives and in personnel, with the ability to bring out the best in others and develop a spirit of collaboration within and among stakeholders.
Contact: Bryan Vetrecin

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