Reporting directly to the Chair of the Department of Pediatrics and indirectly to the Senior Vice President of Clinical Services, the Senior Academic Administrator of Pediatrics serves as the administrative, strategic, financial and operational leader for pediatric clinical programs and research and academic affairs in support of the mission of the Department of Pediatrics and the Children’s Medical Center. This Administrator will partner with physicians, nursing, pharmacy, lab and other clinical leadership to ensure the highest quality patient experience, operational excellence, patient safety & quality, regulatory compliance and financial management are consistently implemented and maintained across multiple sites.
The Senior Academic Administrator will collaborate with key leaders to optimize access, revenue and service and will be responsible for the development and implementation of clinical program plans, operational improvement initiatives and multi-year strategic business plans working with key stakeholders. This leader is responsible for the establishment of goals, policies and procedures for the Department of Pediatrics and The Children’s Medical Center. The Senior Academic Administrator will be responsible for preparing and/or overseeing the preparation of budgets for new initiatives; performing financial analyses; assisting in the development of financial and operational targets and models; and collaborating in the development of business and marketing plans.
For Medical Group and Medical School activity, the Senior Academic Administrator reports to the Department Chair of Pediatrics and for Medical Center activity, reports to the Senior Vice President of Clinical Services. This Senior Academic Administrator will also work in collaboration with the Ambulatory Physician Leaders, Pediatric Division Chiefs, Medical Directors, Nursing Leaders as well as working with senior management across UMass Memorial Medical Group (UMMMG) and UMass Memorial Medical Center (UMMMC). He/she will also work closely with relevant departments at UMass Medical School.
As part of the Senior Academic Administrator ’s oversight, they will have budget responsibility of over $27 million and oversee 30 FTE’s.
As an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, UMass Memorial Health System recognizes the power of a diverse community and encourages applications from individuals with varied experience and backgrounds.
A Master’s Degree in Business, Science, Health Care Administration or a related field.
A minimum of 8 years of progressive and directly relevant experience in pediatrics in a complex ambulatory care environment, preferably in an academic medical center or complex health system environment, including 5 years in a supervisory capacity.
Must have knowledge in financial budgetary acumen and strong analytical skills required to perform various data analysis techniques, review statistical and budgetary information and synthesize information.
Strong interpersonal skills necessary to communicate and interact with all levels of management, staff and clinicians.
Demonstrated ability to handle multiple priorities, to work autonomously, and organize, coordinate and monitor project work.
Prior experience and knowledge of faculty group practice management and prior experience with a children’s hospital is preferred.
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About UMass Memorial Medical Center and Medical Group
UMass Memorial Health Care, Inc. is the clinical partner of the University of Massachusetts Medical School and the largest health care system in Central and Western Massachusetts. It is a not-for-profit, integrated health care system designed to provide all levels of care, from primary to quaternary. The hub of the clinical system is the UMass Memorial Medical Center (UMMC), a major academic health center located on three campuses in Worcester. With 802 licensed beds, over 130,000 annual ED visits, and more than 1.2M outpatient visits, UMMC has become the third largest hospital in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. UMass Memorial Health Care and UMMS collaborate in longstanding and nationally recognized academic and clinical affiliations with three federally funded Community Health Centers in Worcester and Fitchburg. The Medical Center is the tertiary care referral center for Central and Western Massachusetts (population 1.2 million).