* As the administrative officer (AO) for a clinical department within the Section of Surgical Sciences the AO is responsible for the effective fiscal and operational management of the Department's teaching,
research and clinical missions. This includes but is not limited to the general operations, human resources, financial and strategic operations. The AO reports formally to the Chief Business Officer for the Section of Surgical Sciences and also has accountability to the Department Chair.
The general responsibilities of an AO are outlined below:
Develop a keen understanding of the clinical, research and teaching endeavors.
Ensure good access to information and transparency for faculty and staff.
Serve as the liaison for the department to the Section, Hospitals and Clinics, Vice Chancellor's office, and other internal and external groups.
Establish major schedules, task assignments and allocation of manpower, space and equipment to ensure conformance with departmental commitments.
Provide overall administrative direction and coordination in the formulation, interpretation and administration of current and long range policies, procedures and programs.
Prepare annual budgets and regularly monitor performance to that budget and to prior year.
Provide explanation of variances to CBO and Chair and make recommendations for actions to take to respond as needed.
Monitor/oversee discretionary and non-discretionary spending to ensure that it is appropriate and judicious.
Provide oversight of department's compensation and bonus programs advise CBO and Chair of recommended payouts or adjustments needed.
Monitor performance and serve as an advisor to the Chair in the overall fiscal and operational management of the Department.
Manage the development of departmental business plans and programs including writing proposals, conducting analyses, and meeting and negotiating terms with executive administration.
Together with the administrative leadership team, supervise and coordinate various personnel functions including but not limited to hiring, merit recommendations, promotions, transfers and vacation schedules.
Ensure the completion of annual review all annual staff evaluations.
Ensure that annual goals are set for each employee and that goals support personal and chair goals as well as those of the institution.
Continually evaluate resource needs/efforts and ensure equity, load balancing and advancement opportunities.
Actively manage and address training and performance as needed.
Assist in development of business plans impacting business unit.
Perform analysis to support recruitments, program expansion and contractions
Monitor financial, statistical and other reports to advise CBO and Chair of opportunities/recommendations.
Reviews should include but not be limited to: wRVUs, OR Case volume, Case Mix, LOS data, Payor Mix, Research funding/burn rates, expenditures, financial statements, etc.
Partner with the Department Chair and faculty to develop plans to meet and enhance clinical productivity.
Assists in fostering a culture of support and communication throughout the Department and Section of Surgical Sciences.
Actively partners with other leaders to identify best practices and coordinate continuous process improvement to limit or eliminate barriers to successful clinical, research and teaching activities aligned with missions.
Excellent leadership abilities.
Excellent computer skills including ability to use wide variety of software packages for reports, financial forecasting, and graphics.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Demonstrates high level of ethics and trust.
The ability to develop and foster a cohesive team oriented culture within the department is important.
Understands and can effectively mobilize people and resources.
Demonstrated competence in strategic, financial & business planning; financial analysis and budgeting; healthcare regulatory compliance, third party reimbursement, operations and human resources management.
The ability to work with multiple constituencies in a timely, professional and effective manner is key, as are strong communication and interpersonal skills.
Researches methods, technologies, and information systems to support and improve the delivery of patient services
* Bachelors Diploma (or equivalent experience) and 3 years of experience.
*** Preferably a Master's degree in Business Administration, Health Administration, or related field of study. Desire five years of progressive administrative, financial, and management experience working in a hospital and/or medical school ***
* Day Shift/ Exempt Position
V anderbilt's Section of Surgical Sciences combines many of our surgical departments at Vanderbilt into one framework with the commitment to providing the best in patient care. Our specialty teams of surgeons and researchers work closely with one another to discover and reveal the latest medical and surgical innovations, while teaching our residents the many facets of surgery. This collaboration of disciplines allows us to provide an array of conventional and unique surgical services to the entire mid-south region resulting in outstanding patient outcomes.
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