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The Department Administrator has administrative and financial responsibility for the successful operation of an academic department to promote growth and improvement in the areas of patient care, education, and research. Responsible for financial management including P/L, personnel management, operations management, clinical service management, clinical practice analysis and other activities. Reports directly to the Department Chair and is accountable to leadership in The Methodist Hospital Physician Organization and The Methodist Hospital, and The Methodist Hospital Research Institute.
Bachelor degree required, Masters degree preferred.
Ten (10) years professional business management experience inclusive of six (6) years in a clinical or healthcare environment; preferably in an academic medical center and five (5) years of management. With a Masters degree six (6) years professional experience with three (3) must be at the administrative level.
SPECIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED
Strong leadership and interpersonal skills required
Strong verbal and written communication skills required
Strong managerial and organizational skills required with the ability to plan, direct and control the operation of a complex department and effectively delegate responsibilities to management and staff
Strong supervisory skills required with the ability to motivate staff and inspire high quality work
Ability to set ambitious goals and achieve results in the face of challenges
Ability to absorb new information rapidly and make sound decisions
Ability to prioritize and focus on high priority projects in an environment of competing priorities
Ability to listen critically and solicit ideas from employees at all levels of the organization
Proficiency in Microsoft office applications