Job Description

Extended Job Title
Associate Dean (Clinical Affairs)

Org Level 1
Texas Tech Unv Hlth Sci Ctr El Paso

Position Description
Provides leadership and administration within a college or school, in accordance with established guidelines, university policy and/or governmental regulations.

Requisition ID

Travel Required
Up to 25%

Major/Essential Functions
  • Plays a major role in developing a vision and a corresponding plan for clinical services that will lead TTUHSC El Paso to become a leading provider of health care in the region and ensure a solid clinical base to meet the needs of the educational and research missions of the institution
  • Establishes a collaborative relationship with leadership of clinical partners, including University Medical Center (UMC), The Hospitals of Providence and their Transmountain campus and El Paso Children's Hospital, built upon trust and the intention to understand their unique needs, while seeking opportunities for alignment
  • Provides physician leadership to the medical school’s outpatient clinical practice at multiple locations
  • Collaborates with clinical department chairs and Vice President for Clinical Administration to identify synergies and opportunities to expand existing clinical programs and establish new programs in order to best meet the community's healthcare needs
  • Participates in negotiations with hospitals and other healthcare systems
  • Participates in negotiations with managed care plans as a member of the managed care committee and maintains positive provider/payor relations
  • Provides oversight of the Office of Clinical Affairs of the Paul L. Foster School of Medicine
  • Provides oversight for the Director of Clinical Operations
  • Seeks opportunities to bring additional revenue enhancement programs
  • Develops a strategy to increase regional referrals and expand market share
  • Explores opportunities to significantly increase outpatient volume, including innovative ways to utilize current space to accommodate growth
  • Identifies ways to improve patient access
  • Promotes a culture of service as evidenced by high patient satisfaction scores and patient outcomes
  • Serves on the electronic medical records (EMR) committee and provide input on EMR system to Chief Medical Informatics Officer
  • Directs and implements an accreditation process for the ambulatory care clinics under The Joint Commission for maintenance of accreditation
  • Facilitates integration of clinical practice with academic missions of the school through clinical trials, education and research in academic medical practice
  • Adheres to institutional and departmental policies and procedure
  • Ensures compliance with HIPAA and billing regulations and requirements
  • Demonstrates professionalism in accordance with PLFSOM’s Declaration of Faculty Professional Responsibility

Grant Funded?

Minimum Hire Rate
salary commensurate with related education, experience and/or skills

Pay Basis

Work Location
El Paso

Preferred Qualifications
  • Master’s degree in business administration, healthcare administration, public administration, medical management, or equivalent degree
  • Qualifications for faculty appointment at the rank of Professor
  • Experience building clinical programs
  • Experience in developing and maintaining strong working relationships with hospital partners of an accreditemedical school
  • Experience in successful negotiations with hospitals, managed care plans, and healthcare systems
  • Experience in a Joint Commission or other accreditation process
  • Track record of success in leadership in an academic medical center
  • Experience in marketing and business aspects of medicine
  • Experience in successful oversight and/or implementation of an EMR System
  • Experience working in a culturally diverse environment with tolerance and sensitivity toward cultural differences

HSC - El Paso

Assc Dean Clinical Affairs Elp

Required Attachments
Cover Letter, Resume / CV

Job Type
Full Time

Pay Statement
Compensation is commensurate upon the qualifications of the individual selected and budgetary guidelines of the hiring department, as well as, the institutional pay plan. For additional information, please reference the institutional pay plan on the Human Resources webpage.

Job Group
Business Professionals


EEO Statement
As an EEO/AA employer, the Texas Tech University System and its components will not discriminate in our employment practices based on an applicant’s race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran.

Required Qualifications
  • M.D./D.O. degree
  • Texas medical license or eligibility for an unrestricted Texas medical license
  • Board certification by an ABMS member board
  • Qualifications for a faculty appointment at the Associate Professor rank or higher
  • Clinical leadership experience in an accredited medical school, health system or a multi-disciplinary academic practice plan
  • Experience as an actively practicing clinician in an academic medical center

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