(NEHII) Population Health Endowed Chair and Executive Director, Center for Interprofessional Prac.

Nebraska, United States
Salary Not specified
Nov 06, 2020
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

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
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.

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.