Division Chief for Cardiothoracic Imaging and Associate/Professor (Career-track,
Tucson, AZ 
Posted 23 days ago
Job Description
Position Information

Title Division Chief for Cardiothoracic Imaging and Associate/Professor (Career-track,NTE)
Department Medical Imaging (0711)
Location University of Arizona Health Sciences
Position Summary

The University of Arizona – Tucson, Department of Medical Imaging is seeking a Division Chief for Cardiothoracic Imaging. We are currently accepting applications for an Associate Professor level or above with fellowship training in Cardiothoracic Imaging which includes cardiac imaging training. Prospective candidates require strong leadership and management skills and a commitment to clinical excellence, innovation and education.

The Department provides clinical service to the Banner University Medical Center - Tucson (the sole Level 1 Trauma Center in southern Arizona), the Diamond Children's Medical Center, University of Arizona Cancer Center, Banner University Medical Center - South Campus, the Advanced Breast Imaging Center, University Medical Imaging, and North Campus Imaging Center.

The Banner University of Arizona Medical Center comprises a 650-bed tertiary care hospital and substantial outpatient practice. The hospital has three MR scanners (two1.5T and one 3T), which are equipped with advanced fast-scanning capabilities, three CTs, and advanced ultrasound. The newly opened outpatient facility has state-of-the-art PET/CT, 64-slice CT, two 3T MR scanners and ultrasound. There is collaboration with Cardiology for the coverage of cardiac imaging including CT, MR, nuclear and pediatric imaging. A lung screening program has been initiated in addition to an interstitial lung disease multidisciplinary conference.

The UA has a strong tradition of clinical care excellence, driven by innovation and discovery, with the Department of Medical Imaging faculty having extensive collaborations across departments in the College of Medicine and other colleges. There is active conferencing across the spectrum of specialties. The clinical case load serves as an excellent resource for our training programs, which includes both Diagnostic Radiology and Interventional Radiology Residencies and multiple accredited fellowship training programs. Cardiothoracic Imaging has a non- ACGME fellowship approved for one candidate.

The Research Division includes 12 research faculty and many cross-appointed faculty in Biomedical Engineering, Optical Sciences, Biochemistry and Chemistry and 14,000 sq. ft. of dedicated research space, providing a fertile ground for translational research. The Division is nationally recognized for their expertise in MR, CT and Gamma-Ray Imaging.

The department is seeking an individual who is able to work with diverse students, trainees and colleagues, and who has experience with a variety of teaching methods and curricular perspectives.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

The University of Arizona has been recognized for our innovative work-life programs. For more information about working at the University of Arizona and relocations services, please .

The University of Arizona is in the process of creating a new classification and compensation architecture. This University Career Architecture Project (UCAP) will revolutionize the way we think about professions and manage compensation at the UA. It is a two year initiative that will replace the current classified staff and appointed professional categories of employment with market-based job functions and families. As an applicant, UCAP will create clearer career paths and opportunities and will help you make more informed pay decisions. To learn more about this project, please visit ucap.arizona.edu.

Duties & Responsibilities
  • Assist the Department's broader needs through committee participation and leadership.
  • Provide leadership and oversight to the members of the Division in a fair and equitable manner.
  • Assure the provision of timely, high quality clinical care.
  • Ensure adequate coverage of the Division including call coverage and ability to work well with colleagues in Cardiology for cardiac imaging coverage.
  • Oversee faculty peer review.
  • Participate in the education of medical students, residents, and fellows.
  • Participate in clinical research and facilitate research performed by the other Division faulty, while maintaining compliance with all applicable regulatory and oversight bodies.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
  • Knowledge and skills of all aspects of Cardiothoracic Imaging including Cardiac imaging with completion of dedicated cardiac imaging fellowship training.
  • Ability to assist the Department in identification of effective working relationships, articulating the concerns that impact the workplace for physicians and staff.
  • Experience and knowledge of clinical and administrative leadership, collaborating with management, staff, and other physicians with the goal to improve service and quality to meet institutional goals.
  • Ability to identify opportunities for performance improvement related to patient's safety, error reduction, appropriateness, and quality, while promoting standardization.
Minimum Qualifications
  • M.D. or D.O degree.
  • Board certified in Diagnostic Radiology.
  • Fellowship training in Cardiothoracic Imaging including dedicated Cardiac Imaging Fellowship training.
  • Arizona State Medical License by time of hire.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience with diverse patient populations.
FLSA Exempt
Full Time/Part Time Full Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week 40
Job Category Administrative and Professional
Benefits Eligible Yes - Full Benefits
Posted Rate of Pay Salary commensurate with AAMC public school benchmarks
Type of criminal background check required: Fingerprint criminal background check (security sensitive due to title or department)
Posting Detail Information

Posting Number A24067
Number of Vacancies One
Desired Start Date
Position End Date (if temporary)
Limited to Current UA Employees No
Contact Information for Candidates

Maria Telles, (520) 626-7793 or telles@radiology.arizona.edu

Open Date 10/21/2019
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Review Begins On 10/31/2019
Special Instructions to Applicant
Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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The University of Arizona is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Hours per Week
Salary and Benefits
Salary commensurate with AAMC
Required Experience
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