The Associate Chair for Administration (ACA) partners with the Chair in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine to develop a strategic vision to lead the Department to stellar performance in the clinical care, education, research, and service missions. The ACA ensures departmental resource allocation in support of strategic priorities, with a focus on school and system alignment. The Associate Chair assumes substantial independent senior administrative authority in the Chair's Office for leadership and innovative direction for the Department's policy development and implementation of systems and initiatives to attain goals.
The University of North Carolina Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine is committed to being a premier Pathology Department among state-funded medical schools. This vision is enabled by our inter-related missions:
Advocate for our patients by promoting excellence in the diagnosis and treatment of disease.
Actively promote the practice of evidence-based medicine. When evidence is lacking, we will work to provide it through basic and translational science using innovative preclinical models of disease and clinical investigation.
Honor our Department's rich history by continuing to lead research in understanding mechanisms of disease.
Motivate our students, residents, and fellows to challenge dogma by encouraging an inquisitive and open learning atmosphere.
Champion a diverse and inclusive clinical, research, and educational environment.
As the only Department at UNC School of Medicine that is both a basic science and a clinical department, the department serves an extremely diverse spectrum of learners, including medical and dental students, clinical residents and fellows, graduate students, postdoctoral students, and undergraduate students. More than 90 faculty fulfill the clinical, research, and comparative medicine functions of the Department. Clinical services include sub-specialized surgical pathology, cytopathology, hematopathology, transfusion medicine and blood banking, medical microbiology, clinical chemistry, clinical immunology, and autopsy pathology. More specialized services such as molecular genetic pathology, cytogenetics, human progenitor cell harvesting, histocompatibility testing, and apheresis services are also provided. Department research faculty are integral members of the interdisciplinary Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, McAllister Heart Institute, Blood Research Center, or Marsico Lung Institute. The Department sponsors its own graduate student training program, Pathobiology and Translational Sciences.
The Associate Chair serves several primary functions for the department. The Associate Chair is a member of the senior management team of the Department and directs all non-medical activities for the Department. In this role, the Associate Chair is a full-partner with the Chair. The Associate Chair represents the Chair in internal Departmental activities and to the Health Care System and University at large. The Associate Chair also serves as the Departmental representative to a large number of other external groups and individuals, including referring physicians, contract physicians and agencies, peer institutions, third-party payers, managed care companies, and vendors. The Chair and the Associate Chair work together to set the goals of the Department and to assure that the Department's mission is achieved. The position's primary functions are:
Financial Planning, Development, and Management
Clinical and Business Operations Management
Human Resources Management
Sponsored Programs Management
Planning and Marketing
The managers reporting directly to the Associate Chair are as follows: Clinic Manager Administrative Officer (HR, Accounting).
Education and Experience:
Preferred candidates will have five to ten years experience as a senior manager in a medical practice or other health care organization, ideally in an academic medical center.
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