The Senior Department Administrator (SDA), Women’s and Children’s Services is a highly visible leader in all of OHSU’s missions –the provision of medical care, information and research attending to differences in health/disease of women (status, symptoms, treatment and outcome) and children. S/he is the administrative leader for the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology (Dept. of Ob/Gyn), the Center for Women’s Health (CWH) and the associated clinical enterprise. At this time, the Department of Pediatrics, Neonatology Division is also part of the administrative and operational scope of this position.
The SDA will work closely with the Center for Women’s Health, the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Doernbecher Children’s Hospital Faculty leadership (Medical Directors, Faculty leaders and Practice Management), and OHSU Hospitals and Clinics Leadership (VP of Women’s & Children’s Services among others) advocating on behalf of the faculty, residents and fellows to foster excellence in service, quality and efficiency in the outpatient clinics. In clinical operations, the Center for Women’s Health enterprise includes multi-disciplinary, multi-site practices that include Obstetrics & Gynecology, Midwifery, Primary Care, Mental Health/Wellness, physical therapy and other disciplines complementary and important to the delivery of a complete women’s healthcare service line. S/he partners with the CWH Director, Ob/Gyn Chair, and OHSU VP of Women’s & Children’s Services to chart strategic direction and to implement related tactical plans for the operations. The SDA coordinates with key partners across the institution and in the community to ensure that women’s health needs are addressed effectively. Oversight responsibilities include ensuring excellence-inspired, high quality multidisciplinary clinical care in all clinical locations; community programming that helps to demonstrate that women’s health is integral to the health of the community; and building and disseminating trusted knowledge and information (plus marketing) resources that women want and need to achieve their own health and well-being – including educational pursuits related to continuing medical education, as well as community education opportunities. This position is accountable for assessing, providing input and/or developing strategies and tactics of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the Center for Women’s Health in conjunction with OHSU Healthcare to achieve clinical superiority, quality performance, optimal financial performance, cost efficiency, business growth and market leadership.
In this role, the SDA also co-leads the administrative support functions of Women’s and Children’s Services, providing direct supervision for the Financial and Human Resources shared services. The position provides high level leadership and direct oversight for the Center for Women’s Health and Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology financial, operational and strategic responsibilities. This position works directly with the Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the Director of the Center for Women’s Health. This position also works collaboratively with the co-lead Senior Department Administrator (SDA) to develop strong supportive services across all of Women’s and Children’s Services.
This leader works under the direction of, and with delegated authority from, Women’s and Children’s Services Leadership, the Department Chairs of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Pediatrics and the Director for the Center for Women’s Health, functioning as the primary administrative role for the operational and functional areas assigned. In this capacity, s/he will participate in advising the Chairs and Directors on departmental/division issues, lead departmental/division initiatives, and represent departmental/division leadership in external programs, projects and committees. S/he will be asked to direct and oversee all administrative and financial aspects of assigned clinical programs including strategic planning, personnel management, budgeting and finance, professional practice issues, facilities, inventory and equipment, contract negotiation, and professional billing. This position works closely with the Center for Women’s Health Director and the Ob/Gyn Chair on all administrative functions, providing administrative continuity in the Chair’s/Director’s absence.
The SDA also has leadership responsibility for all educational, research and programmatic operations within the Department of OB/GYN and the Center for Women’s Health. In this capacity, the SDA will ensure the divisions and the totality of the CWH and OB/GYN are each financially viable and in compliance will all applicable regulatory and university policies, procedures and processes pertaining to faculty affairs, human resources, and professional billing. The SDA is key in strategic planning and the development of partner relationships across OHSU, the community at large and the region, to strategically position the CWH as a women’s health content expert through initiatives and activities that maintain and expand CWH influence locally, statewide, regionally and nationally. Developing and maintaining community relationships is also key to this position – with the OHSU Foundation, as well as with individuals and partner organizations and stakeholders.
As a Co-SDA for Women’s and Children’s Services, this role has responsibility for ensuring efficient and effective support services are available for all organizations within Women’s and Children’s Services. This role will have specific leadership responsibility for the Finance area, which also includes Revenue Cycle and Physician Scheduling. Human Resources will also directly report to this SDA position.
This role has a dotted line relationship with the Sr. Associate Dean of Finance, the VP of Women’s and Children’s Services, and a peer relationship with the co-lead Sr. Department Administrator of Women’s and Children’s Services.
Strategic Planning and Development:
Analysis and Improvement:
Fiscal authority for assigned areas of responsibility:
Human Resources Leadership:
Information Operations Management (including Professional and Community Relations):
A cover letter must be attached to the resume in order to be considered for this position.
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