UTHealth Jobs

Job Information

UT Health Associate Professor/Associate Dean for Practice and Community Engagement - Cizik School of Nursing in Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

Associate Professor/Associate Dean for Practice and Community Engagement - Cizik School of Nursing

Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

Associate Professor

Jane and Robert Cizik School of Nursing at UTHealth

Requisition #: 200002LD

Associate Dean of Practice and Community Engagement (ADP)

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).TheADPis responsibleforgrowingandmaintainingtheclinicalbusinessinfrastructure,supportingfaculty practice contracts, and creating revenue generatingclinicalservices.Responsibilitiesincludeclinicalstrategicplanning,implementationand evaluationof theclinical programs offeredby the practiceplans;leadershipinpromoting outcome-drivenpatientcare;andcollaborationwith clinicalagencies throughoutthe broader healthcarecommunityinpromoting excellenceineducation, research, patientcare,communityservice.This position leads the development ofpractice opportunitiesforfaculty andclinical learning opportunities for nursingstudents. The ADP is accountableforinitiating,facilitating,monitoring, growing, and operatingUTHealth Services including employee health, occupational health, and primary care clinics.

Position Accountabilities:

  1. Collaborate withCSON and UTHealthfaculty andadministratorsindeveloping, implementing, and evaluating astrategic planforclinical activitiesand community engagementconsistent with themission andvision of CSON and UTHealth

  2. Promote thevisibility ofclinicalpracticeinitiativeswithinUTHealth, the Texas Medical Center, and throughout the greater Houston area and surrounding counties

  3. Serveas aliaisonbetween and amongotherpatient care andclinical unitswithinUTHealth

  4. Promoteaninterprofessional approachto nursingeducation,research/scholarship,and health caredelivery

  5. Identify, create, and/or secure faculty practice and community engagement (i.e. boards, committees) opportunitiesandstudent clinical learning opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students

  6. Develop andmaintainagreementsandcontractswithaffiliatedagenciesforpatient care, faculty practice, and student clinical learning sites

  7. Monitorand evaluate thecosteffectivenessandquality ofpatient care and occupational services at UTHealth Services

  8. Maintain a balanced budget forclinicaloperations

  9. Generate new community-based clinical expansion opportunities for fee-for-service, contracts, and grant funded health and healthcare programs

  10. Evaluate and address clinical performance, patient satisfaction, and staff satisfaction

  11. Collect, analyze, and report on faculty practice data

  12. Servesasanadvisor to the Dean onUTHealth Services,clinical operations, faculty practice plans, student clinical placements, and community services/opportunities

  13. Promoteinterprofessionalclinicaleducationandpracticemodels

  14. Oversee all accreditations for UTHealth Services clinical operations, employee health, occupationalhealth, and health programs

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 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).

The 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.

UTHealth Benefits UTHealth offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. For more information on our benefits programs please refer to the UTHealth Office of Benefits Website.


Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

UTHealth is committed to providing equal opportunity in all employment-related activities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law or university policy. Reasonable accommodation, based on disability or religious observances, will be considered in accordance with applicable law and UTHealth policy. The University maintains affirmative action programs with respect to women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and eligible veterans in accordance with applicable law.