Transition Director, Pediatric to Adult Care

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

  • Location: Little Rock, AR

The University of Arkansas is looking to hire a new Transition Director.The Division of General Internal Medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) is composed of a diverse group of over 20 faculty and staff members who are focused on the delivery of evidence-based care and medical education for the state of Arkansas.  Our faculty members provide patient-centered inpatient care on 3 teams at UAMS Hospital and similarly-focused ambulatory care in 2 on-campus clinics and a separate satellite site.  Members of our division are involved in leadership roles in the medical education of students and residents and have been recognized as some of the best educators in the UAMS faculty.  A number of clinical research activities are underway.  The most established focus on thromboembolism prevention and treatment, with many of our faculty involving student and resident trainees in their scholarly activities. The educational and clinical interests of our faculty include (but are not limited to) comprehensive primary care, evidence-based medicine, adult immunization, venous thromboembolism, clinical guidelines, consultative medicine and cost-effective care.

Position Overview

The Department of Internal Medicine at the UAMS has a growing program to facilitate the transfer of care from the Department of Pediatrics at Arkansas Children’s Hospital (ACH) to the Department of Internal Medicine at the UAMS.  The Department of Pediatrics, comprised almost entirely of faculty members in the College of Medicine has their main practice site at Arkansas Children’s Hospital.  This is a separate corporate entity from UAMS; it is located 2 miles from the UAMS main campus that is the major practice site for the Division of General Internal Medicine and all medical specialties in the Department of Internal Medicine. ACH and UAMS work collaboratively, with UAMS faculty at both clinical sites.

UAMS is seeking a Transition Director to develop a system for the transition of patient-centered care, particularly those who need medical specialty care and for those who are medically complex, with more than two major system chronic diseases.  A secondary responsibility will be to help facilitate the transfer of surgical specialty care.  The transition director will spend 50% of her/his time leading care transition efforts and 50% time practicing general internal medicine in the outpatient and/or inpatient setting.

Qualifications

  • At least seven years of experience as an academic internist.
  • A record of achievement in facilitating pediatric to adult care transition.
  • Proven ability as a leader.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a matrix organization.
  • Proven ability to work effectively and manage and lead by example.
  • Proven skill in consensus-building, problem-solving, and conflict resolution.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills (both written and verbal) and effective presentation skills.