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Chair, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
University of Kentucky

Date Posted Jan. 18, 2024
Title Chair, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
University University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Department Head/Head/Chair
  • Ophthalmology
The UK College of Medicine seeks a visionary chair with a successful record of achievement in academic medicine in ophthalmology. Exceptional accomplishments as a clinician and academician are a must as the chair’s duties will include a clinical practice as well as ongoing academic activities.

The chair of ophthalmology will make vital contributions to implementing the organization’s most critical strategies and will strive to achieve excellence in a full range of quality measurements. The chair will serve as a liaison between the department and the enterprise, reporting directly to the dean of the College of Medicine. The chair will be directly involved with strategic planning and service development, as well as market development and outreach strategy. Planning for future growth and recruitment to accomplish department goals will be integral to the duties of chair of ophthalmology.

  • Work collaboratively with leadership inside and outside of the department to create an infrastructure comprised of high-quality clinical care that incorporates scholarly and teaching activities.
  • Cultivate and maintain professional relationships with clinical leadership, including physician groups, patients, and external entities to foster opportunities for revenue enhancement, enhanced customer service, and to positively impact core clinical measures.
  • Define improved standards of department protocols, goals, and methods for implementation that reflect the department’s vision for regional and national standing as a leader in academic medicine in ophthalmology, as well as a respected service provider in Kentucky.
  • Responsible for quality management and provider performance, including physicians, fellows, and residents for the department.
  • Review and report on provider performance annually.
  • Recruit and mentor those of character into a culture of respect, kindness, and professionalism, where teamwork, innovation, and work satisfaction thrive.
The College of Medicine seeks qualified applicants who value its missions and share its commitment to creating an environment in which diversity is valued, inclusion is imperative, and belonging is foundational. As an Equal Opportunity Action Employer, we strive to foster a community in which individuals of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome.

Questions and inquiries can be directed to Raleigh Jones, MD, department chair for the UK College of Medicine Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and search committee chair. All applications will be handled in a secure, sensitive, and confidential manner.

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