Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.
This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Ophthalmology. This position is for the Medical School Campus.
Provides direction for administrative functions within department, integrating business activities/systems into academic/research/clinical goals/objectives of medical school, in compliance with all established policies and procedures. Works with the department Chairman and management team to identify future direction for department growth and services and creates action and business plans to meet established goals.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Directs department business functions, such as finance, accounting, billing/collection, information systems and purchasing.
Plans/directs business functions with Chairman, faculty, and staff to enhance academic/research/clinic operational efforts.
Negotiates/recommends business aspects of contractual relationships, providing systems/procedures to implement contract administration.
Maintains detailed reporting to track/improve/record business related information and measure operations.
Develops department budget process, providing billing/collection policies/practices, accounting methods, and related financial programs.
Develops annual department business plan including short and long term goals and objectives which:
includes a multiyear financial forecast based on department objectives
considers and addresses the financial impacts of new initiatives as well as those associated with internal and external trends and changing regulations (e.g., reimbursement changes and grant opportunities)
ensures long-term, fundamental financial stability and growth of the department
Recommends and develops strategies for general cost control and revenue enhancements.
Proposes/participates in programs to advertise/promote department programs and solicit subject/patient/research involvement.
Maintains current contact with internal/external groups to enhance department programs, introduce advanced methods, and negotiate department needs.
Plans future utilization of existing departmental facilities and recommends allocation and use of new and remodeled space or service locations. Monitors change to existing facilities, manages departmental research and service facilities, reviews and analyses requests for space and recommends distribution of space for research and academic programs to Chair. Assesses financial impact, cost benefits, tradeoffs and long range implications of space decisions.
Represents the Department/Medical School/University and participates as a member on various committees and activities on both a routine and ad hoc basis. Act as liaison for Department Chairman with faculty, staff, Medical School/University Administration, various hospital administrators/staff, referring physicians, patients and families, vendors and other associates representing the Department in a positive and professional manner.
Bachelor’s degree in healthcare or business management or a related field is required.
10 years management experience in a physician practice or hospital service line organization.
Knowledge of clinical service operations is required.
MBA/MHA or advanced degree preferred.
Current knowledge of general medical business administration practices, ability to develop programs with extensive internal/external faculty/researcher/staff, and working knowledge of current information business systems.
Demonstrated effective verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills including ability to present to senior leadership.
Base pay commensurate with experience.
-Retirement Savings Plan -22 vacation days -8 Paid Holidays -Sick Time -Tuition benefits for employee, spouse and dependent children -Free Metro Link/ Bus pass -Free Life Insurance -Health, Dental, Vision -Health Savings Accounts (HSA) -Long Term Disability Insurance -Flex Spending Plan -Other Benefits
Med School HR website (medschoolhr.wustl.edu)
Applicant Special Instructions:
Normal office environment with need for travel and flexible schedule.
Internal Applicant Instruction:
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
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