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President, UNC Faculty Physicians

Job ID: 137931
Location: Chapel Hill, NC
Facility/Division: Shared Services
Status: Full Time
Shift: Day Job

Job Description


Become part of an inclusive organization with over 40,000 diverse employees, whose mission is to improve the health and well-being of the unique communities we serve.

Summary: The President of UNC Faculty Physicians plays a critical role in bridging UNC Health's clinical excellence and UNC School of Medicine's academic excellence, ensuring a seamless integration of these pivotal areas. Reporting to UNC Health’s Chief Clinical Officer (CCO) and the Chief Academic Officer (CAO), this position highlights the dual focus on enhancing patient care and advancing the academic mission.

Reporting to the Chief Clinical Officer, the FP President will be responsible for:

  • Oversight of Clinical Operations: The President ensures that all UNC Faculty Physicians clinical operations are conducted effectively and efficiently, delivering high-quality patient care and maintaining UNC Faculty Physicians reputation as a nationally leading academic practice. The President oversees and is responsible for the clinical performance of the Faculty Practice and the clinical operations of associated departments. This includes performance in quality, productivity, patient and faculty satisfaction, and other key clinical metrics.
  • Advancement of Clinical Integration: Through strategic collaborations with other UNC Health entity leaders, the President leads the integration efforts of the Faculty Practice across UNC Physicians and all UNC Health hospitals, especially the UNC Medical Center in Chapel Hill. The President must support and champion the growth of system service lines to foster the delivery of integrated care. They will act as a key facilitator between the system service line chiefs and the clinical department chairs, ensuring alignment and collaboration to achieve integrated and cohesive patient care across the organization.
  • Collaboration across UNC Health: Essential to this role is building robust relationships with other key leaders across UNC Health to ensure operations are closely aligned with broader system goals.

Reporting to the Chief Academic Officer, the FP President will be responsible for:

  • Key role in leading the Clinical Chairs: The UNC School of Medicine Clinical Department Chairs have a dotted line reporting relationship to the President of UNC Faculty Physicians. In addition to the clinical performance of the Faculty Practice and departments, the President is engaged in leadership of the chairs, including participation in recruitment, annual reviews, guiding clinical chairs in aligning their departmental strategies with broader academic priorities, and fostering a collaborative environment that bridges clinical and academic functions.
  • Supporting the Academic Environment: The President is committed to enhancing the academic environment, actively promoting, and supporting the research and educational activities of the academic faculty. This includes ensuring that clinical practices align with and support academic objectives, thus enhancing research opportunities and educational outcomes.
  • Facilitating Academic Integration: Working in close partnership with the CAO, the President ensures that the clinical and academic missions are integrated and mutually reinforcing, leveraging faculty innovations in clinical practice and patient care.
  • Academic and Leadership Roles: As a member of the Academic Council, the President leads the Chairs' Committee, ensuring meetings are well-organized and effectively facilitated to support broader institutional goals and provide robust support for department chairs. The President collaborates with the Academic Council and Chief Academic Officer to plan and implement meeting agendas that span academic and clinical topics, uniting chairs as a cohesive team across all three missions. Additionally, the President works with stakeholders to determine appropriate UNC Faculty Physicians’ governance committees that encompass both the School of Medicine (SOM) and UNC Health. 

Job Duties


  • Responsible for the overall strategic direction and operational activities of UNC Faculty Physicians, ensuring that both strategy and operations align with system efforts.
  • Partners with the President of UNC Hospitals to facilitate a strong collaborative approach to all aspects of patient care, hospital efficiency, market strategy, and workforce engagement.
  • Partners with research and operational leaders for the advancement of clinical trials.
  • Responsible for the cascade and effective implementation of the UNC Faculty Physicians’ system-driven organizational goals, objectives, plans, and policies to clinical department chairs, faculty, and staff.
  • Ensures that policies are uniformly understood, properly interpreted, and administered.
  • Establishes UNC Faculty Physicians operating policies and ensures they are consistent with the UNC Health policies.
  • Drives operational implementation of region strategy based on system-wide strategy and priorities.
  • Owns and manages the P&L for UNC Faculty Physicians and is accountable to the UNC Health Chief Financial Officer for meeting operating margin targets and other financial metrics. Recommends annual operating budget and plans for operating the Faculty Practice within approved budgets.

Leading People:

  • Leads people toward meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals.
  • Provides an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts.
  • Encourages workforce engagement by building a commitment to excellence and by promoting the organization's vision internally and externally.
  • Delegates responsibilities, clarifies expectations, and holds others accountable for achieving results related to their area of responsibility.
  • Leads in a deliberate and predictable way and operates with transparency.
  • Treats sensitive or confidential information appropriately.
  • Develops the ability of others to perform and contribute to the organization by providing ongoing feedback and by providing opportunities to learn through formal and informal methods. Manages and resolves conflicts and disagreements in a constructive manner.

Leading Change:

  • Acts as a catalyst for organizational change. Influences others to translate vision into action.
  • Brings about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals.
  • Establishes an organizational vision and implements it in a continuously changing environment.
  • Is open to change and new information and rapidly adapts to new information, changing conditions, or unexpected obstacles.
  • Deals effectively with pressure and remains optimistic and persistent, even under adversity.
  • Recovers quickly from setbacks.
  • Formulates objectives and priorities and implements plans consistent with the long-term interests of the organization.
  • Capitalizes on opportunities and manages risks. Takes a long-term view and builds a shared vision with others.

Results Driven:

  • Meets or exceeds organizational goals and customer expectations.
  • Makes decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks.
  • Holds self and others accountable for measurable high-quality, timely, and cost-effective results.
  • Delivers high-quality services and is committed to continuous improvement.
  • Fosters a culture of safe and compassionate patient care.
  • Makes well-informed, timely decisions, even when data are limited, or solutions produce unfavorable results.
  • Positions the organization for success by identifying new opportunities and builds the organization by developing and improving services.
  • Leads the budgeting process. Uses system and cost-benefit thinking to set priorities, monitors expenditures in support of programs and policies, and identifies cost-effective approaches.

Other information:
Education Requirements:

  • MD or DO degree required from an accredited institution Board certified in appropriate discipline

    Licensure/Certification Requirements:

    • Active and current state medical license without encumbrances. 

    Professional Experience Requirements:

    • Requires 12 years of progressively responsible experience within a hospital or large healthcare system, including 10 years of experience in people management

    Knowledge/Skills/and Abilities Requirements:

    • Deep understanding of complex healthcare systems, regulatory environments, billing/coding practices, insurance, and reimbursement models.
    • Expertise in the challenges and opportunities of managing a large physician group, including compensation structures, recruitment, physician relations, and productivity.
    • Exceptional interpersonal skills to foster strong relationships with physicians, UNC Health administrative leaders, the UNC-CH leaders, and external stakeholders.
    • Capacity to lead transformation and organizational change effectively, navigating potential resistance and fostering buy-in.
    • Ability to see interconnections within the system and identify how decisions impact various stakeholders and processes.
    • Utilize data and analytics to inform compliance strategies and optimize program effectiveness. Comfortable operating in a dynamic healthcare environment with shifting priorities and challenges.

    Job Details

    Legal Employer: STATE

    Entity: UNC Faculty Physicians

    Organization Unit: UNC Physician Admin

    Work Type: Full Time

    Standard Hours Per Week: 40.00

    Pay offers are determined by experience and internal equity

    Work Assignment Type: Onsite

    Work Schedule: Day Job

    Location of Job: US:NC:Chapel Hill

    Exempt From Overtime: Exempt: Yes

    This is a State position employed by UNC Health Care System with UNC Health benefits. If, however, you are presently an employee of another North Carolina agency and currently participate in TSERS or the ORP, you will be eligible to continue participating in those plans at UNC Health.

    Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

    UNC Health makes reasonable accommodations for applicants' and employees' religious practices and beliefs, as well as applicants and employees with disabilities. All interested applicants are invited to apply for career opportunities. Please email [email protected] if you need a reasonable accommodation to search and/or to apply for a career opportunity.

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