Nebraska Health Information Initiative (NEHII) Population Health Endowed Chair and Executive Director, Center for Interprofessional Practice, Education, and Research

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Creighton University, a Catholic, Jesuit institution, invites applications and nominations for the position of the Nebraska Health Information Initiative (NEHII) Population Health Endowed Chair and Executive Director for the Center for Interprofessional Practice, Education, and Research (CIPER). Creighton is a comprehensive university committed to excellence in its selected undergraduate, graduate and professional programs. Creighton’s education is directed to preparing graduates who understand the common good and can lead the promotion of justice. There is no more urgent need than that of population health and caring for our most vulnerable populations. This position represents a unique partnership with NEHII and Creighton University in an effort to advance both population health research and collaborative practice that are essential in meeting current and future societal needs. NEHII is a public-private partnership advancing population health through cross-sector partnerships and building interprofessional teams to address complex health issues. NEHII is home to the state’s Health Information Exchange, Prescription Drug Monitoring Program, UNITE Nebraska, a social determinants of health platform, and the new Nebraska Healthcare Collaborative designed to bridge the gap between data sciences and healthcare. In addition, NEHII has partnerships with national organizations include Gravity Project, National Quality Forum, and the Office of National Coordinator (ONC) for Interoperability along with a focus on quality initiatives as a Qualified Clinical Data Registry and work with electronic clinical quality measures (eCQMs).

The NEHII endowed chair and executive director will provide vision and leadership for population health research and interprofessional practice and education. The endowed chair position is strategically placed in the Center for Interprofessional Practice, Education, and Research as this Center serves the university as it crosses all schools and colleges. This center is fully staffed and runs an effective and efficient portfolio of interprofessional education activities aligned with health professions accreditation requirements. A central focus for this leader will be on developing and supporting the research agenda for population health through partnering with NEHII to advance healthcare in Nebraska. The Chair will work directly with the Chief Academic Program Officer of NEHII to establish an annual research agenda. The Chair will serve on the Board of the Nebraska Healthcare Collaborative, a division of NEHII. She/he will work closely with the health science schools and colleges leadership across the Omaha and Phoenix campuses, especially the Chair of the Department of Clinical Research and the leadership in population health at CHI Health, in building vision and leadership in the area of population health and ensuring that the work of CIPER will continue to flourish as a national leader in IPECP.

Primary Responsibilities
This chair will provide vision in the area of Population and Community Health across the Omaha and Phoenix campuses and lead the effort in building sustainable, population-based innovations that understand, measure and promote health and well-being of individuals and communities.

Critical elements include:

A. Enhance research and research funding: In collaboration with existing faculty, programs, and units of Creighton University, NEHII, and other academic partners, conduct basic and translational research in the biomedical and psychosocial sciences to develop new knowledge that enhances the ability of providers, systems, employers, and communities to bring quality outcomes in areas of primary and secondary disease prevention within communities and populations and also promote more effective and efficient delivery of care for persons with disease.
B. Community-based clinical care innovation: Clinical Research on specific treatment modalities and clinical care model innovation—such as the use of registries, outcomes metrics, care management, utilization based care design approaches— necessary to support the transition of the health care system from a volume based reimbursement to value based reimbursement.
C. Support multidisciplinary: basic science, translational, and clinical research that promotes better health care outcomes in the communities and population served by our collaborating clinical partners—CHI Health and community partners such as One World, Charles Drew and other community agencies that serve the greater Omaha region—especially those most in need.
D. Develop clinical partnerships: to improve the health of targeted populations such as Creighton University’s clinical partners (CHI Health and our community partners such as One World and Charles Drew) in the development of clinical care innovation to best meet the needs of the changing health care environment.
E. Executive Director of the Center for Interprofessional Practice, Education and Research for Creighton University: Supervise the operational team leader of the interprofessional education (IPE) unit for Creighton University.

Creighton University

Creighton is one of 27 Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States and has an established reputation of offering top-ranked health professions education in the Jesuit tradition. Creighton's nine schools and colleges deliver quality educational programs that connect arts and sciences, law, and business with the health sciences, including dentistry, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, occupational therapy and physical therapy, public health, emergency medical services, and physician assistant programs.

Creighton enrolls over 8,700 students, about half of which are undergraduates and the other half graduate and professional students. More than half of the undergraduate students enter Creighton planning to pursue further education in one of the professional schools, and nearly 31% of undergraduates go on to professional or graduate school. Creighton University’s mission, modest size, and comprehensive breadth of schools and colleges provides a rich environment for interprofessional practice, education, and research. Creighton's students, faculty, and staff thrive in a supportive community committed to Jesuit, Catholic values.

Creighton University’s clinical partner is CHI Health Midwest and the CHI Health Creighton University Medical Center–Bergan Mercy is one of the region’s premier academic medical centers. Through this partnership, students across the health professions have opportunities to work with various hospitals and patient populations throughout the Omaha metro area. For more than a decade, Creighton has had an academic presence in Phoenix, Arizona, sending medical students to Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center for clinical rotations. In 2018, Creighton’s College of Nursing implemented a BSN-ANC program at Dignity Health St. Joseph’s campus. Creighton has significantly expanded its commitment to serving the underserved through the Creighton University Arizona Health Education Alliance, which features strategic clinical partnerships and construction of a $100 million Creighton University Health Sciences campus in Phoenix. The new Phoenix campus will become home to approximately 900 students, including medical, nursing, occupational and physical therapy, pharmacy, and physician assistant. In addition, the Creighton University School of Medicine is the institutional sponsor for some 325 residents and fellows in GME programs hosted at Dignity Health and Valleywise Health. Creighton’s Phoenix campus is the only Catholic medical school campus west of Omaha.

Candidate’s Qualifications: A commitment to Creighton’s Jesuit and Catholic mission and the University’s goals of diversity, academic and clinical service, excellence, research growth, and interprofessional education and collaborative practice is essential. The candidate must be doctorally prepared with a terminal degree from a research or clinical doctorate program in a health care profession at a current associate or full professor level. The ideal candidate will have a record of funding in population health, significant leadership experience (i.e. 5-10 years preferred) across the health professions, and evidence of the use of large databases in population and community research should be demonstrated. The candidate should possess demonstrated expertise in teaching and research in population and community medicine, and as a leader the ability to establish vision and implement strategies necessary for advancing population health at Creighton University. Academic rank and salary are commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Applications will be accepted through February 1, 2021. The position is available to begin during the academic year of 2021-2022. Candidate applications should be sent with a letter addressing major opportunities and challenges in population health and interprofessional education and collaborative practice professional qualifications, a curriculum vitae and at least 3 references. Applications and nominations will be treated in confidence. Please send all materials online to: https://creighton.referrals.selectminds.com/

Creighton University (www.creighton.edu) is a Catholic, Jesuit University and an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer: M/F/Disabled/Vets. Creighton University seeks a wide range of applicants for this position.

Qualifications:
Candidate’s Qualifications: A commitment to Creighton’s Jesuit and Catholic mission and the University’s goals of diversity, academic and clinical service, excellence, research growth, and interprofessional education and collaborative practice is essential. The candidate must be doctorally prepared with a terminal degree from a research or clinical doctorate program in a health care profession at a current associate or full professor level. The ideal candidate will have a record of funding in population health, significant leadership experience (i.e. 5-10 years preferred) across the health professions, and evidence of the use of large databases in population and community research should be demonstrated. The candidate should possess demonstrated expertise in teaching and research in population and community medicine, and as a leader the ability to establish vision and implement strategies necessary for advancing population health at Creighton University. Academic rank and salary are commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Applications will be accepted through February 1, 2021. The position is available to begin during the academic year of 2021-2022. Candidate applications should be sent with a letter addressing major opportunities and challenges in population health and interprofessional education and collaborative practice professional qualifications, a curriculum vitae and at least 3 references. Applications and nominations will be treated in confidence. Please send all materials online to: https://creighton.referrals.selectminds.com/

  
Physical Requirements:

Seeing: 75 – 100%
Hearing: 75-100%
Standing/Climbing/Mobility: 0-24%
Lifting/Pulling/Pushing: 0-24% (pound:15 lbs.)
Fingering/Grasping/Feeling: 75 – 100%
Travel: No
Exposure to Blood Borne pathogens: No
  
AAP/EEO Statement:
Creighton University is committed to providing a safe and non-discriminatory educational and employment environment. The University admits qualified students, hires qualified employees and accepts patients for treatment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, age, disability, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or other status protected by law. Its education and employment policies, scholarship and loan programs, and other programs and activities, are administered without unlawful discrimination.

Disclosure Statement:
This description describes the general nature of work to be performed and does not include an exhaustive list of all duties, skills, or abilities required. Regular, reliable attendance is an essential function and all employees are required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties as requested by their supervisor. Employees may also be required to work in excess of normal working hours as workloads and seasonal activities necessitate. A complete description is available in the Human Resource office located at 3006 Webster Street Omaha, NE. Creighton University reserves the right to modify duties, responsibilities and activities at any time with or without notice.

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