Neurology Vice Chair of Clinical Affairs and Quality - F65410


Richmond, VA



Neurology Vice Chair of Clinical Affairs and Quality - F65410

This is a newly created leadership opportunity, developed to ensure the highest level of patient care and outcomes, fulfilling VCU's mission to improve the lives of children and adults with neurological disorders through compassionate, high quality medical care and patient education.

Reporting to the Chair of Neurology, the Vice Chair will lead the development and implementation of process improvements in clinical affairs and care delivery, and the strategic assessment of and response to quality and safety measures, while maintaining a clinical practice. They will bring leadership and vision, and will have the opportunity to identify and define how they approach this role. Opportunities for impact include:

  • Facilitate high-quality patient-centered inpatient neurological care, including appropriate accessto beds and attention to a variety of quality metrics.
  • Work with the Neurology Service Line Director, the Vice President for Ambulatory Services, and nursing leadership to design and lead the ambulatory care team and evaluate the appropriate use of out-patient clinic spaces.
  • Develop innovative approaches to enhancing access to neurological services including inpatient and ambulatory telehealth programs.
  • Collaborate with department and health system leadership to evaluate and act on quality and safety data, including the expansion of departmental reporting tools and responsive action plans.
  • Utilizing market data, explore strategic-growth opportunities in Virginia and the region.
  • Collaborate with the Chair and other stakeholders to develop and/or lead a neurology health services research program.

The Vice Chair will enjoy the support of an engaged Chair and leadership team in introducing change management suggestions, processes, and solutions.


The Vice Chair must be strategic and inclusive, with strong leadership and interpersonal skills, experience leading change and process improvements, and the ability to listen and respond to a broad range of perspectives.

Additionally, they must have:

  • An MD/DO, with residency training at an accredited institution.
  • Eligibility for licensure in Virginia and board certification or board eligible in Neurology.
  • A strong hospital-based clinical practice in Neurology and leadership experience within an academic health care environment; experience working within a service-line model is preferred.
  • Strong administrative experience including in clinical care optimization, change management, process improvement initiatives, quality, and/or safety. An appreciation for and attraction to the importance of this work is central.
  • A strategic orientation that looks to collect, analyze, and act on relevant data to make thoughtful decisions for immediate action and long-term plans in clinical operations and quality initiatives.
  • Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse and inclusive faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU.

Virginia Commonwealth University is an equal opportunity, Affirmative Action University providing access to education and employment without regard to age, race, color, national origin, gender, religion, sexual orientation, veteran's status, political affiliation or disability.


As an equal opportunity employer, VCU Health System is committed to a diverse workforce. In order to ensure reasonable accommodation for individuals protected by Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Veterans' Readjustment Act of 1974, and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, applicants that require accommodation in the job application process may contact HR4U at 804-628-4748 or toll free 844 989-4748; address P.O. 980066, Richmond, VA  23298; email EOE M/F/Vet/Disabled

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