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Job Role: Chair - Anaesthesiology (teachingfaculty)

My client, a prominent Universitybased in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, is establishing agraduate level, allopathic, four-year Doctor of Medicine (MD),program, and is looking to appoint a qualified Chair,Anesthesiology (Assignment) to join the team

Thenewly established College of Medicine is committed to providing aninnovative and progressive medical education curriculum, alignedwith Liaison Committee for Medical Education (LCME) standards,taught by globally diverse, highly qualified and experiencedfaculty

Reporting Line Dean College of Medicineand Health Sciences (CMHS) Department Anesthesiology - College ofMedicine and Health Sciences 2

Job Purpose TheChair of the Department of Anesthesiology is responsible fordeveloping and implementing department plans and procedures as wellas ensuring the continuity of long-term planning and operationalexecution in the educational, clinical, research, andadministrative activities of the department

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Key Roles & ResponsibilitiesStrategic Responsibilities • Provides leadership of theDepartment of Anesthesiology. • Oversees the developmentand implementation of the Department's strategy, as well asits annual business plans. • Oversees the development andimplementation of the Department's policies and procedures,in line with the overall business objectives of The University andthe CMHS, ensuring they promote best practices and excellence.• Oversees the development and management of theDepartment’s budgets, ensuring it is in alignment withthe mission of The University and the CMHS. • Providesdepartmental leadership in the areas of education, research,clinical operations and service outreach. • Participatesin CMHS accreditation processes and it program of continuousquality improvement. • Serves as a mentor and professionalrole model to students, faculty and staff

Operational Responsibilities Academic Programs andPolicies • Works with the Dean, Associate Deans andfaculty to plan, develop, implement, assess and improve courses,programs and services that support the College’s academicmission. • Formulates and supports educational programsfor the department in coordination with affiliate partners.• Ensures adequate support, for all phases of theCollege’s education programs. • Ensures thedepartment’s academic activities are in alignment withaccreditation guidelines; • Supports thecollege’s medical student support services, includingwellness and career guidance

Clinical •Works with the Dean and Associate Deans to coordinate the clinicalactivities of the department. • Maintains standards ofcare appropriate to the discipline. • Ensures clinicalfaculty and residents comply with policies and procedures necessaryto ensure the success of the academic program. • Maintainsa continuing review of the professional performance of allpractitioners with clinical privileges in the department.• Conveys to appropriate committees thedepartment's recommendations concerning the appointment andreappointment of faculty, and the delineation of clinicalprivileges for all clinicians in the department

Research • Works with the Dean, Associate Deansand The University’s Office of Research Support todevelop research plans that align with the College’smission and vision and address institutional priorities. •Oversees and supports the development of research and researchtraining programs for the CMHS. • Supports and mentorsdepartmental faculty who participate in research Administrative& People Management • In consultation with theDean and Associate Deans, actively works with the Office of HumanResources to recruit and retain high quality faculty and staff forthe department. • Manages faculty and staff by definingjob expectations; plans, monitors, and appraises faculty and staffperformance; coaches, counsels and actively participates in thedepartmental employees’ on-boarding, mentoring andprofessional development. • Schedules and assigns facultyworkload allowing for an appropriate mix of participation in theCollege’s academic, clinical, research and serviceactivities. • Communicates the College’s andUniversity's strategic goals and new policy developments toemployees of the department. • Recommends promotions,salary adjustments and other personnel actions to the Dean andAssociate Deans. • Provides information or preparesreports as and when needed

General •Ensures adherence to the University's information securitypolicies and procedures, and reports breaches or other securityrisks accordingly. • Ensures coordination with otherdepartments to facilitate the accomplishment of tasks andresponsibilities, as and when needed. • Performs any othertasks assigned by the Dean and his line managers

Supervisory Responsibilities • Provides coaching,guidance and mentoring as required to enhance the internalcapabilities of the team and ensures the achievement of establishedobjectives and plans. • Recommends appropriate trainingcourses as per pre-determined training needs, evaluates theireffectiveness, and monitors their results. • Carries outperformance appraisals for subordinates according to plannedschedules and recommends necessary actions as per appliedpractices. • Conducts periodic meetings with subordinatesto ensure that priorities are clear and workflow is runningsmoothly. • Follows-up on employees'administrative affairs such as vacations, leaves and otheradministrative and related affairs

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Qualifications & Experience QualificationsRequired Qualifications • MD and/or PhD in a relevantfield of study. • Qualified for faculty appointment at therank of Associate Professor or higher. • Significantleadership experience as a chair, vice chair, division chief orprogram director in a relevant medical school department

Preferred Qualifications • Completed at leastseven years of relevant academic experience, with at least twoyears in an administrative academic role. • Demonstrableaccomplishments in teaching, research, healthcare delivery, and/orservice at a level commensurate of a Full Professor. •Completion of a degree in management

ExperienceRequired Experiences • Strong record reflecting excellencein education, clinical practice, and/or research. • Provenmanagement experience, requisite expertise in workingcollaboratively with faculty members and medicine professionals,strong interpersonal skills, and a thorough understanding ofuniversity structure and culture are essential. •Demonstrable ethical behavior, professionalism, interpersonalskills, leadership and management abilities that are sufficient toeffectively direct and develop staff and students

Preferred Experiences • Seven (7) or more yearsof experience in leading and successfully managing educationalprograms in a medical school, including 5 years of teachingexperience at the level of Associate or Full Professor. •Experience in health care management. • Familiarity orexperience with an education institution in the MiddleEast

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