The Chair is responsible for all planning, policy, operations, and oversight of academic and research programs of the department. The Chair is also responsible for all patient care activities and quality of care for the department. The Chair has financial responsibility over the state appropriated budget assigned to the department, extramural research funding received, practice plan revenues and expenses, philanthropic funding, and other financial matters for the department in accordance with applicable ECU, BSOM, and ECU Physicians policies and practices. The Chair holds a tenured academic appointment with senior rank.
Additional Duties, Responsibilities, and Areas of Accountability include:
Academic programs and curriculum:
Provides leadership and support for the department's formal academic program for medical student and resident education, and recommends and supports faculty who serve as clerkship and program directors;
Assures compliance with curricular policy and accreditation standards for the department's education programs; and
Evaluates each faculty member annually on their teaching effectiveness and contribution toward the educational programs of the department.
Faculty and staff support:
Leads efforts to recruit and retain highly qualified faculty and staff into the department to support the Department's and School's efforts to meet their missions;
Assigns responsibilities and resources within the department to support the growth and welfare of faculty and staff individually and collectively;
Mentors faculty and staff directly or through a structured system that provides appropriate support for professional growth;
Assures that tenure track faculty members receive guidance and support in a productive manner that optimizes their individual potential for success;
Assures every employee of the department is evaluated annually in a fair, objective, accurate and constructive manner according to applicable ECU and BSOM policies and practices; and
Develops appropriate ways to recognize accomplishments of faculty, residents, and students.
Maintains a credible clinical presence within the department to facilitate clinical discussions within and outside the department;
Provides overall leadership for all clinical programs, including quality and coordination of care, participation in credentialing of practitioners, promotion of new programs, and meeting budget targets for the practice plan;
Administers the ECU Physicians Clinical Faculty Compensation Plan objectively and consistently, through recommendations to the Dean; and
Represents the School to external constituencies regarding clinical programs as appropriate.
Stimulates and supervises the scientific investigative work by faculty and staff of the department to assure high quality conduct, adherence to internal and external regulatory requirements, and production of high-quality publications that advance scientific knowledge;
Assigns research space within the department based on objective assessment of need; and
Monitors the flow of intramural and extramural funds expended for research in the department.
Brody School of Medicine and departmental administration:
Represents the department at meetings of the Brody Council, ECU Physicians' Board, department chairs, and other meetings as appropriate;
Leads budget planning for the department for all sources of funding applicable to the department, and assures that staffing and funding are appropriate for mission requirement;
Leads departmental planning initiatives and participates in continuing efforts to link/integrate the department initiatives with both the School's and the University's
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