The Associate Dean of Practice and Community Engagement (ADP) is the Chief Clinical Officer of the Cizik School of Nursing (CSON) at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). The ADP is responsible for growing and maintaining the clinical business infrastructure, supporting faculty practice contracts, and creating revenue generating clinical services. Responsibilities include clinical strategic planning, implementation and evaluation of the clinical programs offered by the practice plans; leadership in promoting outcome-driven patient care; and collaboration with clinical agencies throughout the broader healthcare community in promoting excellence in education, research, patient care, community service. This position leads the development of practice opportunities for faculty and clinical learning opportunities for nursing students. The ADP is accountable for initiating, facilitating, monitoring, growing, and operating UTHealth Services including employee health, occupational health, and primary care clinics.
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Collaborate with CSON and UTHealth faculty and administrators in developing, implementing, and evaluating a strategic plan for clinical activities and community engagement consistent with the mission and vision of CSON and UTHealth
Promote the visibility of clinical practice initiatives within UTHealth, the Texas Medical Center, and throughout the greater Houston area and surrounding counties
Serve as a liaison between and among other patient care and clinical units within UTHealth
Promote an interprofessional approach to nursing education, research/scholarship, and health care delivery
Identify, create, and/or secure faculty practice and community engagement (i.e. boards, committees) opportunities and student clinical learning opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students
Develop and maintain agreements and contracts with affiliated agencies for patient care, faculty practice, and student clinical learning sites
Monitor and evaluate the cost effectiveness and quality of patient care and occupational services at UTHealth Services
Maintain a balanced budget for clinical operations
Generate new community-based clinical expansion opportunities for fee-for-service, contracts, and grant funded health and healthcare programs
Evaluate and address clinical performance, patient satisfaction, and staff satisfaction
Collect, analyze, and report on faculty practice data
Serves as an advisor to the Dean on UTHealth Services, clinical operations, faculty practice plans, student clinical placements, and community services/opportunities
Promote interprofessional clinical education and practice models
Oversee all accreditations for UTHealth Services clinical operations, employee health, occupational health, and health programs
Doctoral degree in nursing or related field (MSN in Nursing if non-nursing doctorate)
Eligible for licensure or licensed as a Advanced Practice Nurse or Registered Nurse in the state of Texas
Appropriate credentials to meet university faculty appointment at Associate or Professor level
Three years of experience in a formal leadership role in employee health, occupational health, or clinical operations
Proven expertise in academic clinical operations
Demonstrated organizational and leadership skills
Demonstrated entrepreneurial skills for innovation and/or funding in health services delivery
Ability to collegially work with patients, consumers, faculty, students, university administrators, and community leaders
Familiarity with academic roles, rules, policies, and procedures
Prior experience successfully supporting a culture of diversity and inclusion
Five years of experience in a formal leadership role in employee health, occupational health, or clinical operations
Prior demonstrated success growing nurse-led clinical operations in an academic setting
Demonstrated success in receiving grant awards related to clinical practice and student clinical learning opportunities (i.e. HRSA)
Proficient with Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, Visio, Publisher).
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Additional Salary Information: Competitive salary and benefits available
Internal Number: 200002LD
About University of Texas Health Science Center
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)Established in 1972 by The University of Texas System Board of Regents, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) is Houston’s Health University and Texas’ resource for health care education, innovation, scientific discovery and excellence in patient care. The most comprehensive academic health center in the UT System and the U.S. Gulf Coast region, UTHealth is home to schools of biomedical informatics, biomedical sciences, dentistry, nursing and public health and the John P. and Kathrine G. McGovern Medical School. UTHealth includes The University of Texas Harris County Psychiatric Center, as well as the growing clinical practices UT Physicians, UT Dentists and UT Health Services. The university’s primary teaching hospitals are Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital and Harris Health Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital.