Department of Psychiatry Vice Chair of Clinical Operations

Department of Psychiatry Vice Chair of Clinical Operations at UF Health

Position: Vice Chair of Clinical Operations 
Location: Gainesville, FL
Status: Full-time
Company: University of Florida College of Medicine
Specialty: Psychiatry; Clinical Operations
 Competitive Salary; Generous Benefits Package; Relocation Assistance

Vice Chair of Clinical Operations Description

The University of Florida College of Medicine (UFCOM) seeks a dynamic and visionary clinician-leader to serve as the Department of Psychiatry Vice Chair of Clinical Operations in Gainesville, FL. Reporting directly to the Chair of the UFCOM Department of Psychiatry, this leadership position is a full-time, tenure track or multi-mission track. This position will be a core part of the growing commitment to clinical excellence, teaching, scholarship, and translational research within the Department of Psychiatry at UF. The University of Florida (UF) is a nationally-recognized state university, which provides undergraduate, graduate, and professional education to an ethnically and culturally diverse population.

The Department of Psychiatry at the UFCOM is a leader in the Southeast for innovative, evidence-based treatment programs for a variety of mental health disorders for all ages. In addition, UF’s Mood Disorders Program, spearheaded by the department, is a designated center of excellence by the National Network of Depression Centers (NNDC) and was the first academic medical center in Florida to earn this distinction. Faculty and staff within the department provide broad educational experiences in multifaceted programs while delivering quality care, backed by leading-edge research and exceptional customer service.

Your Role as the Vice Chair of Clinical Operations:
Reporting to the UFCOM Department Chair of Psychiatry, the Vice Chair of Clinical Operations is responsible for the clinical leadership, organization, operation, and the general clinical administration of the UF Department of Psychiatry. The Vice Chair will work closely with the Department Chair and department leadership, including, but not limited to, the Vice Chair for Education, Vice Chair for Research, and the Vice Chair for Strategic Planning and Development.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead a thriving, multi-site clinical practice.
  • Maximize opportunities for collaboration across UFCOM and the UF Health Care System.
  • Foster an environment of innovation in clinical delivery models aimed at increasing access to care and providing state-of-the-art treatment.
  • Recruit, support, and develop new generations of leaders.
  • Expand relationship with surrounding Health Care Community Services.
  • Oversight of clinical services in psychiatric facilities. 
  • Provide inpatient and outpatient services at both UF Health Shands Psychiatry Hospital and at UF Health at Springhill.

Salary and academic rank for this position will be commensurate with the applicant’s experience and academic background.

How Do You Qualify?:

  • MD or DO degree
  • Current Board Certification in Psychiatry (ABPN certified).
  • Completion of an ACGME-accredited psychiatric residency training program.
  • Unrestricted State of Florida Medical License (current or eligible).

Professional Qualifications/Experience

  • Experience as core faculty member in an ACGME-accredited Psychiatry Residency Program.
  • Demonstrated psychiatric leadership in teaching, administration, and clinical excellence; experience in collaborative care preferred.
  • Demonstrated teaching interest in an academic medical center.

The Organization:
The University of Florida (UF) Department of Psychiatry strives to improve healthcare in Florida, our nation, and the world through excellence in education, clinical care, discovery, and service. To achieve this goal, UF Department of Psychiatry aspires to improve our understanding of human mental health and disease through groundbreaking, collaborative research and to translate these discoveries into new solutions that promote mental health and improve mental health outcomes and quality of life. We provide a broad educational experience in a multifaceted program while delivering quality care, backed by cutting-edge research and exceptional customer service for all ages. The department receives approximately $8 million in grant funding annually.

UF is an active campus in the heart of a growing city located in the tourism capital of the world. When you join UF, you become a member of one of the Top 10 public research universities in the nation and one of the largest medical centers in Florida. Not only will you experience our commitment to delivering the next generation of excellent healthcare, you’ll practice in a warm and supportive environment where you can grow professionally and personally.

Discover Gainesville, FL

The City of Gainesville holds many distinctions. Located in the northern part of the Sunshine State, Gainesville is home to Florida’s largest and oldest university (UF), and is one of the state’s centers of education, innovation, healthcare, arts & culture, sports, including UF Gator Football, and more. You can find the city routinely listed as one of the best college towns, best places to live, and best places to retire. Known for its preservation of historic buildings and the beauty of its natural surroundings, Gainesville’s numerous parks, museums, and lakes provide endless entertainment to thousands of visitors and locals every year. Because of its beautiful landscape and urban “forest,” Gainesville is one of the most attractive cities in Florida. In addition to Gainesville’s many amenities, residents enjoy easy access to beaches, Walt Disney World, St. Augustine, and other popular destinations.

Traditions run deep at the University of Florida. Here, our hearts pulse to the beat of the Gator Chomp. We pride ourselves on having one of the top-10 best athletic programs in the nation.

Application Instructions:

For confidential consideration or to refer a qualified candidate, those interested contact:
Kurt Voelker 
Executive Search Consultant
Kaye/Bassman International Corp.
Phone: (972)265-5306 – Direct

Kaye/Bassman has partnered with UF Health Health to provide executive search services for the Department of Psychiatry. The University of Florida is committed to non-discrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status, national origin, political opinions or affiliations, genetic information and veteran status in all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training.

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