Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology Department

The Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group and the University of South Carolina are seeking a physician leader to serve as Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology (Ob/Gyn). This individual should be a practicing Ob/Gyn physician and should be eligible to receive a faculty appointment in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology in the USC School of Medicine Columbia.

The department chair will partner with the Prisma Health Senior Medical Director for the Women’s Health Service line as they jointly promote the delivery of high quality care and the ongoing improvement of service delivery. The department chair will take primary responsibility for promoting the academic mission of the department, hiring of employed physicians, and managing day to day practice operations, with the support of the Senior Medical Director.

  • Collaborative, flexible, adaptable, and able to provide strong leadership during times of change; possesses the vision and the sensitivity to sustain a cultural transformation process consistent with the mission and values of Palmetto Health and the School of Medicine.
  • Serve as the academic leader of the Department of Ob/Gyn for the Medical Group, managing the educational and research operations of the department.
  • In cooperation with administrative leaders of the Ob/Gyn department, lead the daily operations of Ob/Gyn clinical service delivery.
  • Promote a spirit of inquiry and improvement among physicians, trainees, and other team members in the Ob/Gyn Dept. through encouragement of lifelong learning, support for involvement in research, and participation in quality improvement activities.
  • Demonstrates an accomplished history of professional leadership and experience in women’s health professional organizations.
  • Must hold an academic appointment of Associate Professor or above. An academic appointment of Professor or eligible for professor is preferred. Must be a practicing Board Certified physician in Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Columbia is centrally located in the state and is home to the University of South Carolina. Only an hour from Charlotte and two hours from Charleston, the beach or the mountains. Spend time locally at the 50,000 acre Lake Murray with its shoreline extending over 550 miles or at one of three rivers. Watch collegiate or minor league sports. Shop or dine at any of the great restaurants year round.

For further information on this positions and full job description please contact Andrew Hartsoe, Director, Provider Healthcare Recruitment @ [email protected]