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Founding Dean , School of Medicine

Location: Pasadena, California;

Job ID : 3276006


The Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine will be a national Kaiser Permanente asset with the Dean having national accountability. The individual will serve as a leader and catalyst for transforming medical education, an external role far beyond the walls of the School and Kaiser Permanente, influencing public policy, academia, and healthcare delivery on the national and potentially international levels. As a leader, the Dean will support the achievement of the School-s strategic goals.

Essential Responsibilities:
- The Dean will be an employee and chief executive officer of the Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine. Be responsible for the implementation and quality of the medical education program, its development and expansion consistent with the Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine mission, ensuring the adequacy of faculty to achieve the goals of the medical education program and functional integration of all programmatic components. From a practical standpoint, the Dean will be a nexus of communication up, down, and across the Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine and the Kaiser Permanente entities. She/he will be responsible for day-to-day management and operation of the School of Medicine, in collaboration with administration and faculty and informed by the substantive input of various committees and stakeholders.
- Alignment of the Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine and the Care Delivery System. Recognize the crucial interdependence of the Kaiser Permanente care delivery system and the School as an educational institution; establish evaluation criteria and expectations that will take into account the necessity of building effective relationships and promoting collaboration with and among the Kaiser Permanente entities; have strong understanding of and belief in Permanente Medicine and the Kaiser Permanente model. Align her/himself with Kaiser Permanente-s vision and mission for the School in transforming medical education to meet the needs of 21st-century care delivery.
- Fostering Culture. Establish a culture of inclusion, wellness, and effective governance between and among the School of Medicine board of directors, administration, faculty, students and the community; create an environment that promotes student, faculty, staff and leadership wellness and resilience.
- Diversity and Inclusion. Demonstrate inclusiveness and commitment to diversity and health equity in order to foster a diverse and inclusive environment in every aspect of the School.
- Start-Up and Ongoing Strategic Planning. Be accountable for and lead the implementation and start-up phase of the Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine. The Dean will be expected to develop a strategic plan for the School and oversee the School-s teaching, research and outreach activities, and accreditation curricular requirements.
- Educational Program. Be responsible for designing, implementing, managing, and ensuring the quality of the School-s educational program.
- Faculty Appointment and Promotion. Make appointments, reappointments, non-reappointments, and promotions of faculty and other academic staff in a manner consistent with Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine ratified policies and on advice of appropriate School committees.
- Faculty Development. Advise and collaborate with the Permanente Medical Group leadership to promote clinical education and clinical faculty development to foster excellence in care and education delivery for the Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine.
- Support of Performance Expectations. Collaborate with the Permanente Medical Group leadership to ensure members of the Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine faculty and staff meet Permanente Medical Group-s performance and behavior standards; advising and collaborating with the Permanente Medical Group leadership to promote clinical education and clinical faculty development to foster excellence in care and education delivery for the Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine.
- Budget. The Dean is accountable for the financial and resource management of the Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine; overseeing the development of the budget; managing business operations; setting institutional metrics/targets; and setting priorities for resource allocation across the School. Because the School of Medicine is funded by a charitable contribution from Kaiser Foundation Hospitals, the Dean will not be responsible for securing other funding.
- Research. Oversee the development of a research portfolio at the Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine, enabling the development of productive research collaborations between and among the School of Medicine, Permanente Medical Groups, faculty members, other colleagues, institutions, foundations, and organizations. These relationships help foster research endeavors focused on fulfilling the Kaiser Permanente mission of providing high-quality, affordable healthcare services, and improving the health of the its members and the communities it serves.
- Ensuring Effective Clinical Education Sites. Interface with Kaiser Permanente leaders to enhance the efficacy of the facilities as the Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine-s sites for clinical learning, in furtherance of educational excellence. For all clinical educational practice sites, collaborating with Permanente Medical Group and Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and Hospitals leadership regarding: (i) developing, adopting, and monitoring of clinical quality and safety benchmarks, standards and protocols; (ii) assuring that the performance of clinical faculty and leadership meets the excellence standards of the Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine; and (iii) ensuring that clinical sites meet the educational needs of the School of Medicine and accreditation standards.


Qualifications: Basic Qualifications:
- Minimum ten (10) years of leadership experience in academic and clinical medicine in an academic medical center, or similarly complex institution, usually demonstrated with having led a large department, interdisciplinary center/institute or having served at the dean or associate dean equivalent.
- Outstanding health sciences credentials, including M.D., M.D/PhD or equivalent degree
License, Certification, Registration
- Board Certification in the candidate-s specialty/discipline as applicable.

Additional Requirements:
- A record of nationally recognized achievement in research, clinical, educational, and/or public health pursuits that would warrant appointment as a full professor.
- Demonstrated achievement in faculty and staff recruitment, development, and retention.
- A broad understanding of national health policy and future challenges to healthcare specific to academic medicine.
- Strong fiscal skills and proven experience with budgets.
- Knowledge of current efforts and best practices to transform medical education using innovative curricula, technologies, and teaching/learning methodologies.
- An entrepreneurial and proactive spirit with a comfort level in a start-up environment.
- Familiarity, understanding, and appreciation of the use of technology in an academic medical setting and/or integrated delivery system.
- Ability to leverage past experience and bring new perspectives, insights, and skills while fitting into the Kaiser Permanente culture and business/organizational model.

Preferred Qualifications:
- N/A.

Primary Location:California,Pasadena,94 S. Los Robles 94 S. Los Robles Ave.

Scheduled Hours (1-40):40


Working Days:Mon - Fri


Job Type:Standard

Employee Status:Regular

Employee Group:Salaried, Non-Union, Exempt

Job Level:Executive/VP

Job:Education / Training

Public Department Name:0308-30000-7696

External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status.
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