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Clinical Department Assistant Director - Pediatrics

Company: The University of Iowa
Location: Iowa City
Posted on: April 8, 2021

Job Description:

Clinical Department Assistant Director - Pediatrics The Stead Family Department of Pediatrics is seeking a Clinical Department Assistant Director to lead and manage the administrative, operational and business functions of multiple divisions within the Department. The position will also lead and manage strategic projects and initiatives from development to implementation. Duties to include : Human Resources

  • Benchmark, develop, recommend, review, and monitor staffing models in conjunction with departmental administrator, HR Representative and Division Directors. Hire, develop and manage the performance of division administrative support staff and ensure adequate staffing, support, training and development of personnel.
  • Provide mentorship, development and training opportunities for administrative support staff within the department. Provide advanced development opportunities and mentoring for staff interested in career development and scope expansion.
  • Engage in personnel issues, including hiring, investigations, discipline, and termination, in conjunction with departmental human resources for relevant areas of oversight and management.
  • Develop budget or direct budget development for divisional units and create systems for effective implementation and monitoring. May have responsibility for revenue generation, which requires understanding of patient revenue processes, research funding, state appropriations, and/or other funding models.
  • Identify opportunities for administrative operational improvement across departmental and divisional missions including clinical, education and research. Provide direction and support for creative solutions.
  • Provide data analysis regarding clinical operations, productivity metrics, financial metrics and strategic benchmarks to ensure operational, financial and strategic initiatives are being achieved.
  • Provide financial oversight of divisional expenses, clinical billing and charges, and revenue for the entire revenue cycle. Engage in appropriate follow-up regarding coding and or billing discrepancies and variances. Develop mechanisms by which expenses can be managed, maintained, or decreased within budget cycles and over time.
  • Oversee all procurement including purchase and use of all supplies and equipment at the division level. Review and approve expenditures and reconcile to budget projections.
  • Utilize clinical informatics data to engage with departmental and hospital clinical care providers in support of operational improvements to patient care delivery.
  • Serve in an advisory capacity to the Clinical Department Administrator in planning clinical and fiscal operations.
  • Ensure maintenance and adherence to patient care standards as set by state rules and regulations, UIHC policies and guidelines, The Joint Commission regulations and other regulatory entities. Ensure a safe and therapeutic clinical environment while providing the highest levels of customer service.
  • Act as a liaison for the patient and pediatric services, resolve concerns and complaints in a timely manner as directed by the Clinical Department Administrator, in conjunction with care providers. Planning and Goal Management
    • Collaborate with Division Directors in the development of division strategic plans, implementation of strategic plans, and monitoring progress.
    • Assist in developing strategic plan, implementation plans with unit leaders and monitor progress.
    • Develop initiatives to improve operational efficiency within divisional business functions, as well as clinical operational efficiencies, analyze the impact of operational initiatives, and manage outcomes.
    • Collaborate with physician leadership in the identification, proposal and implementation of new programs and services.
    • Coordinate communication and support collaboration among staff, medical staff, and healthcare leadership.
    • Model and actively promote a culture of Service Excellence. About The Stead Family Department of Pediatrics The Stead Family Department of Pediatrics comprises the medical and research staff of University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital, one of the nation's top-ranked pediatric care and research institutions. It is the only university-affiliated hospital in Iowa devoted solely to the care of infants, children, adolescents and young adults, and is Iowa's only accredited Level 1 Regional Resource Pediatric Trauma Center. In 2019-2020 University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital ranked in six pediatric specialties in the Best Children's Hospitals U.S. News and World Report, including neonatology, orthopedics, diabetes and endocrinology, nephrology, neurology and neurosurgery, and is the only hospital in Iowa to be nationally ranked by U.S. News and World Report for children's care. A new 190-bed children's hospital opened in February 2017. Percent of Time: 100% Pay Grade: 6A Benefits Highlights:
      • Regular salaried position located in Iowa City, Iowa
      • Fringe benefit package including paid vacation; sick leave; health, dental, life and disability insurance options; and generous employer contributions into retirement plans
      • For more information about Why Iowa?, click-- here Education Requirements
        • A Master's degree in healthcare or business administration, finance or accounting, or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Required Qualifications
          • Minimum of three years of related business or operational management experience is required.
          • Demonstrated operational, project and/or financial management experience in a healthcare setting.
          • Demonstrated experience and proficiency with computer applications and software programs, such as large databases and use of pivot tables.
          • Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills.
          • Demonstrated commitment to promoting a diverse workforce and environment.
          • Ability to effectively transmit, receive and interpret ideas, information, and needs through appropriate communication methods and behaviors. Highly Desired Qualifications
            • Demonstrated supervisory and leadership experience.
            • Experience managing a project or program that includes budget development and/or management.
            • Experience using and extracting data and reports from an electronic medical record (EMR) system, such as Epic. Application Process: In order to be considered, applicants must upload a resume and cover letter (under submission relevant materials) that clearly address how they meet the listed required and desired qualifications of this position . Job openings are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days--may be removed from posting and filled any time after the original posting period has ended.-- Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check. This position is not eligible for University sponsorship for employment authorization. Additional Information
              • Appointment Type: Professional and Scientific
              • Schedule: Full-time Compensation Contact Information
                • Contact Name: Peds Human Resources
                • Contact Email: pedsuichildrenshr@healthcare.uiowa.edu Equal opportunity/affirmative action employer The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. Persons with disabilities who need assistance or accommodations with the application or interview process may contact University Human Resources/Faculty and Staff Disability Services, (319) 335-2660 or fsds@uiowa.edu . For jobs in UI Health care, please contact UI Health care Leave & Disability Administration at 319-356-7543 .
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