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Geriatrician - William G. Rohrer Endowed Chair and Director

Company: Health eCareers
Location: Stratford
Posted on: April 4, 2021

Job Description:

Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine Geriatrician - William G. Rohrer Endowed Chair and Director Stratford, New Jersey Full Time BE or BC Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine William G. Rohrer Endowed Chair in Geriatrics and Director of the New Jersey Institute for Successful Aging Stratford, NJ This is a unique and exciting opportunity for the right individual to take an established "center of excellence" to the next level. The Department of Geriatrics and Gerontology at Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine (RowanSOM) is seeking an outstanding geriatrician to serve as the William G. Rohrer Endowed Chair and Director of the New Jersey Institute for Successful Aging (NJISA). Consistent with its 3-part mission of clinical service, education and research, we are committed improving the quality of life and quality of care for older adults through:

  • Clinical geriatric primary care programs across settings, including acute care, ambulatory, subacute, assisted living, continuing care retirement communities, and house calls
  • Specialized Memory Assessment Program involving a interprofessional team of geriatric psychiatrist, neuropsychologist, and clinical social worker
  • Behavioral Health and supportive services for patients, families, caregivers, and in select long term care facilities
  • Level I recognition by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) as an "Age-Friendly Health System"
  • Mandatory 1 month clinical rotation in geriatrics for 3 rd year medical students since 1983 and 2 week interprofessional geriatrics course for 2 nd year medical students
  • Over 3 decades of federal and foundation grant funding to support training and education in geriatrics (including a D.W. Reynolds Foundation grant, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and DHHS-HRSA grants)
  • DHHS-HRSA funding as one of 48 Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Programs (GWEPS)
  • Maintaining a fellowship program in geriatric medicine and psychiatry since 1989
  • S. News and World Report recognition in the top 20 graduate medical education programs in geriatrics
  • Multiple academic and community-based partnerships working to build a health care workforce skilled in caring for older individuals
  • A strong foundation in basic science and biopsychosocial research in aging
  • Securing extramural funding from NIH/NIA, foundations, private philanthropy, endowments and currently ranked #1 in research funding of all osteopathic medical schools
  • Advancing research on biomarkers and early detection of Alzheimer's disease, behavioral research in aging, participation in clinical drug trials, and application of technology to improve cognitive assessment
  • 26 national and international patents on neurodegenerative diseases Qualified candidates must hold a D.O. or M.D. degree, with AOA or ABMS Board Certification in Family Medicine, Internal Medicine or Psychiatry with a Certificate of Added Qualification/Board Certification in Geriatrics. Strong candidates must have 5 years of academic and professional experience in leadership and management roles and qualify for the rank of Professor (preferred) or Associate Professor. Responsibilities include support of the institutional vision and mission, providing leadership toward excellence in the conduct of teaching, research, patient care delivery, administrative services, and community activities. The ideal candidate must demonstrate the ability to lead by example, motivate and communicate effectively with faculty and staff, champion new initiatives, encourage expansion of extramural funding, and foster relationships with clinical and academic partners to advance the Department, the Institute and the school through opportunities for contractual relationships. Competitive applicants should have experience with state, federal or foundation grants, preferably as a Project Director or Principal Investigator. The Chair and Director reports directly to the Dean of RowanSOM, and will work closely with the Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs, Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Senior Associate Dean for Research, and other members of the Dean's Cabinet to fulfill this role. About Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine (RowanSOM), located in Stratford, New Jersey, is dedicated to providing excellence in both undergraduate and graduate medical education, research, and health care for New Jersey and the nation. An emphasis on primary health care and community health services reflects the School's osteopathic philosophy, with specialty care and Centers of Excellence demonstrating our commitment to innovation and quality in all endeavors. RowanSOM seeks to develop clinically skillful, compassionate, and culturally competent physicians from diverse backgrounds who are prepared to become leaders in their communities.--RowanSOM clinical campus is located in southern New Jersey approximately 8 miles from Philadelphia, 1 hour from the Atlantic Ocean, and 2 hours from New York City. Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine (RowanSOM) is seeking a Chair for the Department of Geriatrics and Gerontology and Director of the New Jersey Institute for Successful Aging (NJISA). In support of the mission, vision, and values of RowanSOM, the candidate will provide leadership, direction, and development to all teaching, clinical, research, community, and support activities within the Department of Geriatrics and Gerontology. Reporting directly to the Dean of RowanSOM, the Chair will work closely with the Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs, the Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, the Senior Associate Dean for Research, and other members of the Dean's Cabinet to fulfill this role. Rowan University is a R2 Carnegie-classified Doctoral University (High Research Activity) with approximately 20,000 students. Its main campus is located in Glassboro, N.J., 20 miles southeast of Philadelphia, with additional campuses in Camden and Stratford. The University comprises seven academic colleges and five schools-the William G. Rohrer College of Business; the Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering; the Ric Edelman College of Communication and Creative Arts, the Colleges of Education, Humanities and Social Sciences, Performing Arts, and Science & Mathematics; the Cooper Medical School of Rowan University; the Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine; the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences; the School of Health Professions; and the School of Earth and Environment-with an Honors College that spans across disciplines. Rowan is one of three public universities in the country to offer M.D. and D.O. medical degree programs. The institution is also home to the South Jersey Technology Park, which fosters the translation of applied research into commercial products and processes, the Ric & Jean Edelman Planetarium, Jean & Ric Edelman Fossil Park & Museum, and the Virtual Reality Center. Rowan has been recognized as one of the top 100 public universities in the nation by the U.S. News & World Report. Rowan University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color, national origin, age, ancestry, nationality, marital or domestic partnership or civil union status, sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, disability status, liability for military service, protected veteran status, affectional or sexual orientation, atypical cellular or blood trait, genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing), or any other category protected by law. For the complete Rowan University non-discrimination and affirmative action policy see: https://sites.rowan.edu/equity/_docs/policies/eeo-statement.pdf.-- For additional information, qualified candidates may email Rosalyn Vinson, M.Ed, in the Faculty Personnel Office @ vinsonrm@rowan.edu . Rowan University values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment. All positions are contingent upon budget appropriations. The Stratford, New Jersey campus is a Tobacco-free workplace. Sign up to receive job postings that match your search criteria -
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