The Chief of the Division of Hematology/Oncology serves as a leader within the Department of Internal Medicine and is responsible for supervision of leadership of providers within the division encompassing all areas of clinical, educational, and research initiatives and activities.
S/he is also the clinical leader and provider with experience to assess clinical competence and current best practices. The Chief provides oversight of the Division's support structure such as outpatient an/or outreach clinics and administrative staff.
Additionally, the Chief is responsible for adherence to all rules and regulations set forth by the East Carolina University Brody School of Medicine and Vidant Health. The Chief works collaboratively with the department's Divisions, School of Medicine leadership, and Vidant Health leadership. The Chief is expected to develop a partnership with respective leaders in other areas to achieve optimal performance. Essential Accountabilities – Administrative – participates in internal and external committees, when appropriate; reports at least monthly to the Chair of the Department of Internal Medicine and Executive Director, Vidant Cancer Center; meets and coordinates activities with division administrators where appreciate and needed; represents the division and department in a positive manner at important meetings and key leadership activities; develops annual strategic plans and goals for division; participates in key departmental leadership meetings and discussions whenever possible; recruitment and retention activities for faculty, fellows and staff; ensures compliance with regulatory agency requirements (eg: Commission on Cancer); seeks participation in administrative service activities such as service on regional, state, and national committees and professional organizations; participates in the collaborative growth of Vidant Cancer Center with other division leaders and the Executive Director of Vidant Cancer Center; and works collaboratively and constructively with leadership throughout the department, school of medicine and health system to foster growth and development in meeting the missions of the department, school system, and university and hospital.
Clinical – directs and monitors all clinical activities of the division, ensuring sufficient coverage of all service lines, and clinical meeting productivity benchmarks of the division; reviews clinical performance to ensure quality of care and efficient use of resources; fosters patient centered care in all clinical service lines of the division; and recruits effectively to maintain adequate faculty and staff to provide coverage and ensure effective expansion where deemed appropriate for all services lines of the division.
Educational – supports the Program Director(s) in overseeing educational programs with learners; supports the Program Director(s) to ensure fellowship program compliance with accreditation agency requirements; actively participates as a professional educator with independent teaching endeavors; and works collaboratively with the division Program Director, Department Vice Chair for Educational and Associate Program to ensure a successful fellowship program.
Research – serves as a mentor to junior faculty and fellows by promoting and supporting scholarly activities; actively participates in scholarly endeavors, including but not limited to research, publications, presentations, clinical trials, and/or grants; works with the Director of Clinical Trials office to promote clinical research; and provides oversight and direction of nonclinical research activities in the area of basic science and translational research.
Special Instructions To Application:
Candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae/resume, and a list of three references, including contact information, online.
An awarded degree of MD, DO or equivalent with ABIM recognized internal medicine residency.
Ability to secure a valid unrestricted North Carolina license.
Current valid and renewed (if needed) American Board Certification in Internal Medicine.
Additional board certification in Medical Oncology and/or Hematology
Full time or Part time: Full Time
Position Location (city): Greenville
Position Number: 600038
Organizational Unit Overview:
The Division of Hematology/Oncology at the East Carolina University Brody School of Medicine has a legacy of excellence in care and specialized expertise. It is a regional resource for eastern North Carolina, and has assisted in the development of cancer programs in several outlying hospitals. Because of the complexity of these diseases and the rapid development of new therapies, multidisciplinary disease oriented care is the division's model. The division offers specialized programs in breast cancer, aerodigestive tract malignancy, melanoma, urologic malignancies, hematologic malignancies, benign hematology, and hemostasis.
On the inpatient service, a team approach is used which consists of staff physicians, a cancer nutritionist, cancer pharmacist, cancer program chaplain and specially trained nurses. The service offers not only the most current chemotherapy and biotherapy, but a comprehensive array of patient and family oriented services including symptom management, pain control, family education, discharge planning, home care and (when needed) hospice care planning.
Outpatient services will be coordinated at the new Vidant Cancer Center. This facility is adjacent to the Brody School of Medicine and Vidant Medical Center. Nursing services are provided by oncology accredited nurses, and patients in the naturally lighted chemotherapy bay are assisted by case managers, pharmacists, and social workers. The Division of Hematology/Oncology is a major participant in clinical trials and is committed to the delivery of cutting edge care to the residents of eastern North Carolina.
The Division of Hematology/Oncology offers a three-year combined ACGME-accredited Hematology/Oncology Fellowship with four new fellows per year. Clinics and inpatient hematology and solid tumor services will be located in the new Vidant Cancer Center. The Division also has a hospital wide Hematology and Oncology consulting service.
Fellows rotate through each of the inpatient services and each outpatient sub-specialty including Thoracic, Breast/Gynecologic, GI/GU/Melanoma/Sarcoma, and Malignant/Benign Hematology clinics every year under the direction of sub-specialty focused faculty. Inpatient rotation time is front loaded to the first year to provide a focus on the needed deeper learning and experience to be gained in becoming an oncologist during the second and third years of training. Allogeneic stem cell transplant training is at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. Each fellow has more than six months of focused research time.
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