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Radiology Department Chair - Northwest Wisconsin Region

Job ID 324159 Date posted 01/12/2024
  • Eau Claire, WI
  • Full Time
  • Radiology
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Mayo Clinic's Radiology department is seeking a chair to lead the Northwest Wisconsin (NWWI) region of the Mayo Clinic Health System.  The NWWI Regional Radiology Chair, in collaboration with nursing and administrative partners, will provide strategic direction and oversee the ongoing performance of the regional department, be responsible for recruitment and retention of outstanding staff, and ensure the alignment and development of critical resources to achieve the goal of being a community Radiology practice that also honors the tradition of the Mayo Clinic Three Shields: clinical practice, research, and education.

  • Exemplify Mayo Clinic's principles and values.
  • Guide and set direction for the regional department within the framework of institutional and MCHS/Enterprise Radiology policy and direction, in collaboration with other department and institutional leaders, and in partnership with the regional Imaging Director and Radiology teams outside of the region.
  • Oversee the day-to-day performance of the regional department as set forth by annual plans and priorities.
  • Collaborate with Mayo radiologists on site-level, MCHS, Midwest, and Enterprise Radiology related initiatives and activities. 
  • Provide stewardship of regional departmental resources to serve the institutional good while promoting the long-term growth and development of the practice.
  • Ensure that patients receive the highest quality care (outcomes, safety, and service).
  • Nurture the development and diversity of staff, and mentor the current and next generation of Mayo’s leaders.
  • Promote the discovery and effective delivery of leading-edge medical science and treatment.
  • Advance the Department’s and Mayo’s research and academic mission.

At Mayo Clinic, one’s leadership style is important to achieve desired results. Mayo leaders must inspire trust within and outside of the department by exemplifying the deeply rooted values of the institution and a genuine commitment to serving the common good. Effective Mayo Clinic leaders promote collegial dialogue, collaborative problem-solving and consensus-based decision-making to create and achieve shared goals and commitments. They provide an environment that values diversity and enables people to develop their talents and do their best work, individually and together. In addition, Mayo’s tradition of integration requires leaders to facilitate alignment and teamwork across disciplines to ensure the most effective medical treatment and the highest quality of patient care.

Key Responsibilities of the Regional Radiology Department Chair

  1. Shape the regional Radiology Department Vision - develop a shared vision and provide strategic direction for the future of the regional department that incorporates Mayo Clinic’s three shields while also achieving excellence in community practice. 
  2. Develop Staff and Organization Capabilities - develop staff and organization capabilities to provide for present needs and build for the future.
  3. Develop and support the scholarly mission of Mayo Clinic and contribute to practice transformation by promoting team science that focuses on addressing the unmet needs of our patients. 
  4. Establish Business Plans – in partnership with the regional imaging director and nursing leadership, establish plans and allocate resources to achieve strategic priorities.
  5. Manage Performance and Resources - oversee day-to-day operations to ensure excellence and promote continuous improvement. 
  6. Implement and Support the Mayo Clinic Model of Care - all Department/Division Chairs are expected to promote the Mayo Clinic Model of Care (MCMC)
  7. Promote Collaboration and Communication

Eau Claire, with a metro area of 163,000 is home to the 11,000 students at the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire. Strong schools, low crime rate, and a reasonable cost of living may be expected. With an abundance of outdoor activities, Eau Claire was ranked #4 on the list of “Americas best towns” (Outside Magazine, 2015) The city also serves as the retail center for west central Wisconsin and the major metro area of Minneapolis/St. Paul is 90 minutes away. Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire is recognized as a Best Hospital in Northwestern Wisconsin and within the top 10 for Hospitals in Wisconsin (U.S. News & World Report, 2015-2016).

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