Vice Chancellor for Strategic Partnerships, Memphis
UT Health Science Center
Location: Memphis, Tennessee
Internal Number: 22000001SZ
Vice Chancellor for Strategic Partnerships, Memphis-22000001SZ
JOB SUMMARY/ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
The Vice Chancellor for Strategic Partnerships (VCSP) is the lead administrator for UTHSC's institutional partnerships, serves on the UTHSC leadership team, and reports directly to the Chancellor. The Vice Chancellor, in collaboration with UTHSC's other academic leaders, leads and implements the strategy for advancing vital, external clinical partnerships that enable the other educational, research, and public service academic missions of the Colleges of Dentistry, Graduate Health Sciences, Health Professions, Medicine, Nursing, and Pharmacy. Close collaboration and integrative leadership with the other vice chancellors and deans, and with their respective leadership teams, are critical factors for success in this new role.
The primary responsibility of this inaugural position is to promote sustainable strong clinical affiliations and partnerships that enable academic excellence. The VCSP is expected to provide collaborative and integrative leadership in strategic clinical partnerships to enhance the clinical outreach of UTHSC and engagement of the University with the wider community.
In partnership with the Vice Chancellor, Clinical Affairs & Executive Dean, College of Medicine, work collaboratively with hospitals, physician groups, community health, Veterans Affairs, and health system partners to build and expand clinical programs of excellence.
In partnership with all health sciences deans, work collaboratively with UTHSC partners to build and expand clinical programs of excellence.
Support academic leaders at UTHSC in sustaining and advancing faculty clinical practice plan partnerships to support the effectiveness and high quality of faculty practices.
Explore and develop opportunities for new or expanded partnerships that enhance clinical services across all UTHSC constituent institutions to effectively increase the clinical footprint and market share for UTHSC
In support of appropriate department chairs, promote clinical quality and customer service excellence of faculty providing UTHSC clinical services.
Partner with the deans and the Vice Chancellor of Academic, Faculty, and Student Affairs to support interdisciplinary collaborations to enhance integrated health service delivery.
Identify and assist colleges in developing new practice opportunities and providing support in feasibility studies, business plans, implementation, and evaluation.
Partner with health science and clinical leadership in education and innovation to deliver care to the underserved and vulnerable populations.
Community Engagement and Outreach Services
Develop sustainable, long-term relationships within served communities to provide an integrated platform for clinical care, education, and research.
Partner to enhance community health through appropriate educational initiatives.
Enable clinical and community partnerships to combine the expertise, resources, and wisdom of the healthcare ecosystem and the campus to strengthen the quality of life for served communities and improve access to quality healthcare.
Collaborate with community leadership to understand and respond to the healthcare needs of the diverse communities UTHSC serves.
Be a visible and engaged leader and partner with the other Vice Chancellors, Deans, and Chancellor across the communities UTHSC serves.
Collaborate with deans and education leaders to provide access to high-quality healthcare environments and partners to support students in professional programs.
Work with college deans and the Vice Chancellor of Academic, Faculty, and Student Affairs to grow clinical partnerships and academic program offerings that address healthcare workforce needs for Shelby County and across the State of Tennessee.
Supporting Innovative Clinical Research
Support the growth of healthcare research and interdisciplinary health science research programs by creating new alliances and enhanced clinical integration within Memphis and across Tennessee.
Collaborate with Vice Chancellor of Research and deans in support of interdisciplinary research activities across the colleges.
Work to improve and develop a streamlined process for research contracts between UTHSC and clinical partners
Supporting Regulatory Compliance
Coordinate and collaborate with the vice chancellors and deans to support the oversight and compliance of clinical operations solely run by UTHSC with respect to patient confidentiality, clinical data management and access, healthcare insurance, and clinical professional standards and scope of clinical practice for each healthcare provider.
Guide the effective use of healthcare providers/students to the full scope of their education and practice within faculty practice sites.
The Vice Chancellor, Strategic Partnerships will be an experienced strategic leader with a strong commercial acumen, a natural inclination to collaboration and partnership, and an understanding of key trends and their impact on all aspects of the healthcare sector. The VCSP will be a team player, capable of engaging people at all levels of the organization, acting as a key influencer and catalyst for UTHSC's advancement. The VCSP will be passionate about conceptualizing, nurturing, developing, and proving new strategic partnerships and deepening existing institutional relationships. This individual will understand how to drive change in an established organization and recognize the importance of incorporating all stakeholder views and interests to create true lasting value for UTHSC and its key educational, clinical, and research partners.
Progressive leadership experience in complex healthcare settings
Success coordinating organizational strategic planning and execution as a leader in an academic medical center, health system, integrated delivery system, practice plan, or similar entity, with particular enthusiasm for and experience in developing and negotiating institutional partnerships.
Service as spokesperson and institutional representative
Demonstrated ability to act as the public face for strategic efforts and serve as an institutional leader.
Graduate degree in a healthcare-related field strongly preferred.
CRITICAL LEADERSHIP CAPABILITIES
An innovative institutional thinker who is adept at translating industry trends, market intelligence, data, and interpersonal relationships into actionable plans and recommendations for the institution and is not afraid to push the boundaries of conventional thinking.
Translates institutional strategies into clear, specific objectives and plans for constituent units.
Leads the development of supportable organizational strategies.
Thinks ahead into the next business cycle and beyond.
Collaborating and Influencing
The VCSP will develop a comprehensive understanding of UTHSC's complex internal and external relationships and use data, market intelligence, business case development, and interpersonal insight to foster support for change.
Facilitates discussions across the health system to enable collaboration across multiple parties.
Demonstrates understanding of current strategies and can advance strategic initiatives of the health system.
Engages people in dialogue to gain commitment and bring them "on board," linking their perspectives to the intent.
Demonstrates support of and engagement with diversity, inclusiveness, and equity initiatives.
Adapts own approach to various audiences, anticipating impact of words and actions, preparing for possible resistance, and responding appropriately, using a range of influencing styles.
Identifies and meets with key stakeholders to help shape consensus, compromising as necessary for results.
Develops an explicit understanding of which relationships are most important to the organization and its stakeholders and builds a network to support these relationships.
During a period of significant change in academic healthcare, the VCSP will play a pivotal role in communicating, both internally and externally, the environment of change and solutions being employed by the institution.
Advocates for new directions, even countering conventional practice.
Communicates new direction or changes.
Speaks at all available opportunities about the future direction of the health system.
Adjusts communication style to changing situations and audience needs.
Chuck Jordan, Matt Robbins, and Amanda Zamora of Spencer Stuart are assisting UTHSC in this recruitment; inquiries and nominations are invited, and applications with a letter of interest and CV should be submitted to https://uthsc.edu/hr/employment/index.php. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled, although an indication of interest is encouraged by October 15, 2022, for full consideration.
Applicants should have a demonstrated commitment to and knowledge of equal employment opportunity and affirmative action.
The University of Tennessee Health Science Center is the flagship statewide, public, academic health institution in Tennessee. Founded in 1911, the mission of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center is to improve the health and well-being of Tennesseans and the global community by fostering integrated, collaborative, and inclusive education, research, scientific discovery, clinical care, and public service. Employing more than 4,600 people on its faculty, staff, and not-for-profit corporation faculty practice groups, and with more than 3,200 students across the state, UTHSC contributes $4 billion to the economy of Tennessee.
Part of the University of Tennessee System, the Health Science Center is headquartered in Memphis and includes all six of UT's doctoral-degree-granting health science colleges -- Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Nursing, Graduate Health Sciences, and Health Professions. UTHSC spans the state with its four major, regional clinical health science locations in Memphis, Knoxville, Chattanooga, and Nashville, as well as more than 100 clinical education sites across Tennessee. UTHSC is the largest educator of health care professionals in the state and operates the state's largest residency and fellowship advanced training programs.
Located in West Tennessee on the banks of the Mississippi River, Memphis is the second-largest city in the state and among the largest cities in the Southeast. The Greater Memphis metropolitan area has more than 1.3 million residents, and the city ranks among those with the lowest cost of living in the country. It is home to a vibrant restaurant scene, a revitalized Downtown, the Midtown Arts District, many scenic neighborhoods, an active medical district, and a burgeoning airport in the midst of a $214 million modernization.
Memphis boasts attractions, including Elvis Presley's Graceland, the Memphis Grizzlies, historic Beale Street, the National Civil Rights Museum, the second-largest urban county park in the United States, and the Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest.
The mission of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center is to bring the benefits of the health sciences to the achievement and maintenance of human health, with a focus on the citizens of Tennessee and the region, by pursuing an integrated program of education, research, clinical care, and public service.