The Assistant Dean of Omaha Clinics will provide leadership, strategic direction, oversight and management for the UNMC College of Dentistry clinics and programs based in Omaha. The Assistant Dean reports to the Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs and works collaboratively with Department Chairs, Program Directors and Clinic leaders to develop and foster a safe, supportive and clinically sound environment that supports and enhances extraordinary patient care and education for dental hygiene students and pre-doctoral and post-doctoral students and residents. This position will ensure that all CODA accreditation standards are adhered to and incorporated into educational and clinic processes, systems and policies. The Assistant Dean also has the responsibility for implementing federal and state healthcare and safety regulations (including the Joint Commission and Hospital compliance requirements) related to the College’s clinical space and clinical operations, and ensures that the College has policies in place to reflect these standards, and monitors their compliance. This position will implement policies and procedures to monitor and assess the financial performance of all Omaha-based clinics and programs. The Assistant Dean develops plans and strategies for growth and expansion in the Omaha market that increases patient visits and educational opportunities for students and residents.
Clinic Operations Functions:
-Works in collaboration with Department Chairs and Program Directors to create an environment that allows faculty, staff and students at the Omaha COD clinics to participate in optimal educational experiences and provide extraordinary person-centered care. -Serves as a liaison to Nebraska Medicine, VA, MMI and other clinical partners in Omaha and surrounding neighborhoods to ensure high quality educational experiences for students and residents. -Works with the College of Dentistry's Communications and Community Relations and the UNMC Public Relations team in marketing and communication relative to the Omaha COD clinics. -Coordinates with Department Chairs and Program Directors to ensure adequate and appropriate faculty and staff coverage of clinics. -Oversees and monitors all contracts, clinical lease agreements, equipment purchases and maintenance. -Collaborates with the COD IT team to maintain optimal infrastructure and selection/implementation and ongoing maintenance of the electronic dental record.
-Provides teaching/instruction, both didactic and clinical, in the General Practice Residency and Advanced Education in General Dentistry programs in areas that align with expertise. -Provides input to annual evaluations to respective supervisors for all Omaha-based faculty, and where appropriate clinical staff.
Quality Assurance Functions:
-Regularly assesses the quality of care delivered in all Omaha area COD patient care centers: -Collects quality data; analyzes and interpret data; reports results to Leadership Council. -Oversees the credentialing process for all Omaha area COD clinical providers. Coordinates with the College of Dentistry's Risk Management/QA program manager, including monitoring, investigating, reporting and following up on potential risks or adverse events as they occur. Oversees compliance by faculty and staff.
A DDS/DMD degree from an accredited institution; or a foreign equivalent degree including successful completion of Part I and II of the National Dental Board Examination and a certificate or degree from an ADA accredited clinical, specialty program is acceptable A Nebraska dental license or eligibility for such license Five years of experience in clinical teaching of students and dental residents Three years of senior management responsibility, preferably in the management/administration of dental clinical operations
Experience with the institutional self-study process and on site accreditation visit process for the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) Three years of experience in hospital-based dentistry is preferred.
A vital enterprise in the nation’s heartland, the University of Nebraska Medical Center has its eye on improving the future of health care in Nebraska and beyond. As Nebraska’s only public academic health sciences center, UNMC is committed to the education of a 21st century health care work force, to finding cures and treatments for devastating diseases, to providing the best care for patients, and to serving our state and its communities through award-winning outreach. UNMC also is committed to embracing the richness of diversity, and is a major economic engine for the state of Nebraska.Led by Chancellor Jeffrey P. Gold, M.D., UNMC has six colleges and two institutes, serving about 3,700 students in more than two dozen programs. Our primary care program was recently ranked fourth in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, and our physician assistant program was ranked ninth. The university’s physical therapy, pharmacy and public health programs also are ranked among the top in the country. ... Major Units: College of Medicine, College of Nursing, College of Pharmacy, College of Dentistry, College of Public Health, Graduate College, College of Allied Health Professions, Eppley Institute for Research in Cancer and Allied Diseases, Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center, Munroe-Meyer Institute, Stanley M. Truhlsen Eye Institute.