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University of Utah Clinical Hematologist, Professor or Associate Professor in Salt Lake City, Utah

Position/Rank Clinical Hematologist, Professor or Associate Professor

Department 00224 - Internal Medicine Admin

City Salt Lake City, UT

Track Non Tenure Track

New Position to Begin Spring 2020


The Division of Hematology and Hematologic Malignancies at the University of Utah and the Huntsman Cancer Institute are seeking to recruit a Vice Chief for Clinical Operations to provide leadership for the Division’s clinical mission. Division Faculty provide tertiary clinical care to patients with hematologic malignancies and non-malignant hematologic conditions, as well as patients undergoing stem cell transplant and advanced cellular therapies such as CAR T cells. The Vice Chief for Clinical Operations will be at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor and will closely collaborate with the University of Utah Health and the Huntsman Cancer Institute clinical administration to oversee both inpatient and outpatient clinical operations in Hematology, ensuring the delivery of high-quality health care in alignment with institutional priorities. We invite applications from candidates who hold an M.D. or D.O. degree with board certification in Internal Medicine and board certification in Hematology; possessing or being eligible for a Utah Medical License; with initiative, curiosity and demonstrated leadership capabilities within an academic environment. Clinical expertise and prior research experience in a subspecialty of Hematologic Malignancies is required. The ability to work collaboratively with other groups (clinical departments, facilities and staff), organizational excellence, commitment to innovation and a strong ability to manage competing priorities and develop and drive clinical growth and quality will be drivers of success. The Vice Chief for Clinical Operations will report to the Chief of the Division of Hematology and Hematologic Malignancies.

Duties and Responsibilities:

•Work to achieve organizational goals as set by Huntsman Cancer Institute, Department of Internal Medicine and Division of Hematology and Hematologic Malignancies

•Collaborate with University of Utah Health and Huntsman Cancer Institute clinical and nursing leadership, as well as ancillary services to improve quality of care

•Provide operational leadership for hematology physicians

•Assure physician compliance with all institutional, local and federal rules and regulations related to clinical practice

•Monitor physician productivity, template optimization, room utilization and other efficiency metrics

•Coordinate physician schedules and vacations, while ensuring appropriate coverage and backup coverage remains

•Oversee operational roles and responsibilities of medical directors

•Assess and improve the availability of clinical services, including those at affiliate sites

•Oversee outreach initiatives

•Assist in setting up new clinical programs, including destination programs

•Ensure seamless integration between clinical care and research missions

•Develop and refine Division policies related to the clinical mission

•Participate in strategic planning and business plan development

•Serve as a member of the Division Leadership Committee and attend all meetings as required

•Collaborates with clinical program leadership including the Disease Group Leadership (i.e., BMT , Lymphoid, Myeloid, Myeloma, Benign)

The mission of the Division of Hematology and Hematologic Malignancies is to provide state of the art diagnostics and treatment in an environment of compassionate care to patients with hematologic cancer and non-malignant hematologic conditions. The Division currently has 26 full time Clinical Faculty members engaged in several subspecialties, who are also engaged in a broad spectrum of clinical, translational and basic research in Hematology. We are in a growth trajectory and look to expand our programs through high quality, innovation and dedication to the needs of our catchment population in the Mountain West. We are committed to fostering a stimulating and collegial work place and provide competitive start-up and compensation packages. As the largest metropolitan area in the Intermountain Region, Salt Lake City offers cultural diversity, a broad range of music and theater, as well as access to high alpine hiking and world-class skiing within less than 45 minutes. For more information on living in Utah, please visit

The University of Utah and the Huntsman Cancer Institute, the only NCI -designated Cancer Center in the Intermountain West, provide an excellent research environment. State of the art resources are available on site spanning from world-class transgenic facilities, genome-wide scanning technologies to drug development platforms, pharmacology and toxicology. The scientific environment in the Division and the wider University is vibrant and extremely collaborative. All clinical facilities are in close physical proximity to laboratories in the Huntsman Cancer Institute.

The University of Utah Health (U of U Health) is a patient focused center distinguished by collaboration, excellence, leadership, and Respect. U of U Health values candidates who are committed to fostering and furthering the culture of compassion, collaboration, innovation, accountability, diversity, integrity, quality, and trust that is integral to our mission.

Please apply online at –

Inquiries may be sent to:

Michael Deininger, MD, PhD

Chief, Division of Hematology and Hematologic Malignancies

M.M. Wintrobe Presidentially Endowed Professor of Medicine

University of Utah, Huntsman Cancer Institute, 2000 Circle of Hope, Room 4280

Salt Lake City, Utah 84112-5550

EEO/Diversity Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, national origin, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, status as a person with a disability, genetic information, or Protected Veteran status. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. To inquire about the University’s nondiscrimination or affirmative action policies or to request disability accommodation, please contact: Director, Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Circle, Rm 135, (801) 581-8365.

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds, and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.


The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“ URS ”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen and immunizations.

Special Instructions for Candidates

Open Date 10/08/2019

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Requisition Number PRN02341F

Type Faculty

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