Obstetrician Gynecologist Generalist Division Chief

University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine
Miami, Florida
Aug 17, 2020
Aug 17, 2021
Full Time
Position Type

The Generalist Division of the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences (http://obgyn.med.miami.edu) at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine (UMMSOM) is experiencing a period of expansion and is seeking exceptional candidates to join the faculty. The University of Miami is considered among the top tier institutions of higher education in the U.S. for its academic excellence, superior medical care, and cutting-edge research.

The Generalist Division is recruiting for a Division Chief at the level of Associate Professor or Professor.  Candidates must be Board Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Primary responsibilities of the Division Chief consist of: collaborating with the Chair to execute the strategic planning for the Division and the Department; work with the Chair to attract outstanding faculty; leading clinical and research initiatives; managing the operations of the Division; mentoring junior faculty members; and working closely with the Director of Patient Safety and Quality and other members of the clinical and research Departmental leadership; interacting with UMMSOM, UHealth, and Jackson Health System leadership. The ideal candidate will be energetic, motivated, and committed to outstanding patient care, research and education, and will be an established, academic, obstetrician gynecologist.

Members of the Generalist Division provide comprehensive obstetrical and gynecologic care to women working alongside allied health professionals, specialists and subspecialists in both the University of Miami/ UHealth and Jackson Health Systems.  Specialty care includes uterine fibroids, sexual health, pelvic pain, vulvar abnormalities, family planning, preconception counseling, cervical dysplasia, and anal dysplasia. A strong commitment to teaching medical students, residents and fellows, and conducting research are prerequisites for leading the Generalist Division in the role as Division Chief. Clinical investigation includes a broad range of domains, including but not limited to patient oriented, translational, epidemiologic, behavioral, outcomes, implementation or health services research.

Primary clinical responsibilities of the Generalist Division Chief include participation in inpatient and outpatient obstetrical and gynecological clinical practice at the UMMSOM and Jackson Health System sites. 

Primary administrative responsibilities of the Generalist Division Chief:

  • Oversee the obstetric and gynecologic inpatient experiences, including Labor and Birth
  • Oversee Generalist Division outpatient activities.
  • Mentor the Generalist Division faculty.
  • Oversee the clinical, research, and teaching activities of Generalist Division faculty.
  • Develop protocols and implement patient safety initiatives to improve clinical outcomes.
  • Monitor quality and appropriateness of medical care, as well as performance metrics.
  • Develop Divisional policies and procedures.
  • Develop Divisional research and protocols.
  • Participate in clinical peer review, documentation and care planning.
  • Ensure that the interface between Division, the Department and other departments are managed optimally.
  • Ensure effective team communication and promote a positive culture in the Department.

Minimum Requirements:

  • 10 years of experience as an academic OBGYN Generalist encompassing entire spectrum of clinical practice, education - clinical instruction/teaching, and research.
  • 5 years of progressive supervisory experience consisting of oversight of other providers, program development and administration, fiscal oversight and management, development of peer or junior faculty research endeavors, and/or other leadership development and growth accomplishments.

It is anticipated that your on-call will be approximately 3-4 calls per month, depending on the needs of the Generalist Division. This distribution of effort may change based on your interests, department needs, and your success in obtaining extramural grant funding.

Compensation will be provided commensurate with experience.

Founded in 1925 as a private non-sectarian institution and South Florida’s first university, the University of Miami is comprised of three main campuses that house 12 schools and colleges. Approximately 2,000 research studies led by over 1,650 principal investigators have resulted in over $365 million in annual research and sponsored program expenditures. The majority of this work is in biomedicine and biological sciences. Jackson Health System, opened in 1918, is the largest major teaching facility for the UMMSOM and State of Florida. It serves over 2 million citizens with its 1,550 licensed beds.  

Jackson Memorial Hospital, the flagship hospital, is the largest teaching hospital in our nation, and is located on the UMMSOM/ Jackson Memorial Hospital medical campus.   It has many roles in South Florida, acting as a full-service provider for the indigent and uninsured, a regional referral center, and a magnet for medical research and innovation. Holtz Children’s Hospital, attached to Jackson Memorial Hospital, is one of the largest children’s hospitals in the southeast United States, and is known worldwide for their team of pediatric specialists experienced in treating children with all types of needs, from routine care to life-saving procedures. They also train the most pediatric physicians of any medical center in the southeast U.S.  Through the values of Diversity, Integrity, Responsibility, Excellence, Compassion, Creativity and Teamwork (DIRECCT), the University of Miami strives to create an environment where everyone contributes in making the University of Miami a great place to work. The University of Miami is one of the largest private employers in Miami-Dade County; home to more than 13,400 faculty and staff from all over the world. 

UMMSOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, and members of minority groups.  Licensure by the Florida Medical Board will be required prior to commencement of employment.

Interested applicants are encouraged to apply via the University of Miami Careers Website, https://www.hr.miami.edu/careers/index.html

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