Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM) Department of Psychiatry, in partnership with Indiana University Health (IUH), are recruiting an inaugural Vice Chair of Clinical Affairs and Vice President of Behavioral Health Collaborative. This position is ideal for a innovative academic and clinical leader to oversee departmental clinical operations and a statewide behavioral health system collaborative.
The school and health system have shared clinical goals for improving behavioral health and providing effective, state-of-the-art diagnosis and treatment of psychiatric disorders. Specific goals include delivery of effective inpatient and outpatient psychiatric care across the lifespan, integration of behavioral health services in the primary care setting, expanding addiction services, and improving access to onsite and follow-up behavioral health services for emergency departments in the IUH system. Systemwide initiatives are underway to improve the use of technology, including telehealth, in the delivery of behavioral health services and to increase access, throughput, and capacity of inpatient and outpatient behavioral health services. Plans for development of resources to support the clinical system include increasing financial sustainability through improved reimbursement and philanthropic programs as well as identifying strategic partnership options to meet objectives while sharing costs and coordinating efforts.
This is a rare opportunity to have a significant impact on the design, implementation, and quality of an integrated behavioral health system within one of the largest academic health systems in the country, with the goal of improving the health of the state of Indiana.
Indiana University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer committed to building a building a diverse learning environment and on supporting the professional development of ethnic minorities, women, and people with disabilities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, ethnicity, sex, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.
The ideal candidate will be a transformational leader, able to leverage existing capabiltiies described above while exhibiting creativity and an entrepreneurial spirit to shape future vision and new directions. Candidates should have the academic experience appropriate for the rank of Associate Professor or Professor, a track record of academic and clinical leadership experience across a diverse array of initiatives and populations, and have familiarity and experience with scalable, sustainable systems approaches to service delivery across a broad geographical area. A strong interest and background in public mental health, and in forming community and agency partnerships in the service of improving community health, is desirable. The candidate will have strong people skills, excellent collaborative clinical leadership abilities, knowledge of integrated and collaborative care models, and experience with diverse payment and reimbursement mechanisms.
The Vice Chair of Clinical Affairs will work with the Department of Psychiatry Executive Leadership Team and will report to the Chair of the department, with a dotted-line report to the CMO of IU Health. The incumbent will oversee and direct the clinical activities of the department, and working with a leadership team from IU Health, will be responsible for the evolution and implementation of the Behavioral Health Collaborative initiatives across the state of Indiana. The Vice Chair will work to integrate the academic missions of the Department of Psychiatry so that clinical services support the teaching and research missions of the department, while the academic activities of the department support cutting-edge, effective clinical programs.
Department Contact for Questions:
Britt Booram firstname.lastname@example.org
OAA #: IUSM004522016
Internal Number: 6682
About Indiana University
Founded in 1820, Indiana University is the state’s public university system, comprised of two core campuses—IU-Bloomington and IUPUI—and six regional campuses located throughout the state. Combined, the total student population is more than 114,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional school students. IU is one of the largest employers in the state, with over 20,000 faculty and staff. Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. Diversity and inclusion remains a core commitment to IU’s mission to cultivate an educational environment that supports equal access, participation and representation on all of its campuses and that provides educational and career opportunities for all.