The MU Thompson Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders and Department of Child Health is seeking board certified applicants for an Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Clinical Child Health (NTT) to serve as the Director of Medical Services. We are seeking someone with the passion and expertise to grow existing programs, develop new programs, and strategize innovative solutions to the growing medical needs for this population locally, nationally, and beyond. This opportunity is for a candidate who seeks an academic career with balance in: leadership, patient care, teaching, and possibly clinical research.
The faculty member will work full-time in the Thompson Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders, which serves children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and other neurodevelopmental conditions, and their families. Clinical responsibilities may include new patient evaluations, follow-up care, and participation in multi-disciplinary clinics. Leadership responsibilities include working closely with other divisions and disciplines, managing daily needs, and building the clinical and teaching programs within the medical services division. The Thompson Center consists of many sub-specialties including occupational and speech therapy, health psychology, neurology, genetics, behavior analysts, psychiatry, and pediatrics. This position does not have any inpatient call responsibilities. Director of Medical Services of Work:
* Clinical physician leadership - lead medical services to include physicians, nurse practitioners, and nursing. Ensure adherence to and development of clinical protocols, organizational collaboration, and overall clinical success. Increase medical footprint through visits, services, community partnerships, and external collaborations.
* Integrated care - work closely with other clinical divisions in the center to provide collaborative, patient centered care for all TC services.
* Quality assurance - implement a quality assurance program that ensures consistency, patient safety, and patient satisfaction. Through the quality assurance program, ensure best practices across TC medical services. Recommend and implement changes as needed. Develop policy and procedure statements to support the medical division.
* Training - develop an ACGME accredited Developmental-Behavioral Fellowship with a focus in autism and neurodevelopmental disorders. Develop recommendations for future training programs, as necessary.
* Community support and growth - expand community capacity for diagnosing and treating neurodevelopmental disorders by developing network with pediatric medical providers who will dialogue with the TC. Provide access to appropriate TC training programs to strengthen their knowledge base.
* Research - keep abreast of and support TC clinical research initiatives and the clinical professionals involved in these initiatives. Keep other clinical professionals, including physicians, nurse practitioners, and nurses aware and supportive of TC clinical research initiatives.
* Recruitment - lead physician recruitment efforts in collaboration with Center leadership.
* Communication - communicate with Center personnel about divisional updates as needed; lead monthly meetings of medical provider group; represent TC medical services as needed at internal and external meetings/events.
* Administrative leadership - participate in operations meetings and initiatives; work closely with the Executive Director, Center Administrator, and other clinical division directors on defined initiatives.
Board Certified in Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics or similar specialty Experience with autism, clinical and training programs
CV, a list of 3 references, and a cover letter.
This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at http://www.umsystem.edu/totalrewards/benefits
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