The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery provides the highest quality of surgical care, research and education in each subspecialty domain of Orthopaedic Surgery. Those subspecialists include, Adult Reconstruction, Foot and Ankle, Hand and Upper Extremity, Orthopaedic Oncology, Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery, Spine, Sports Medicine, and Orthopaedic Trauma. Also included within the department, Adult and Pediatric Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation service. The Orthopaedic Surgery department consists of 50 faculty members, 5 fellows and 23 residents, and conducts ambulatory and outpatient care in 5 clinical sites.
The Department Business Officer, Orthopaedic Surgery (DBO) is responsible for coordinating strategic and operational requirements of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. This position performs a wide variety of departmental administrative functions including: general department administration, financial administration, academic personnel and salary administration, Human Resources functions, sponsored projects administration including all grants and contracts, Clinical Trials, Human and Animal subjects protocol, space and facilities management, practice management, program planning, hospital liaison, credentialing matters and information systems management and development.
The DBO will act as a liaison with the service line Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), and the Department Chair. The department activities and faculty are located across 8 main sites. Manages strategic and operational planning as well as ongoing operations under the general direction of the Chairman of the Department. For all financial and budgeting matters, the DBO has a dual reporting accountability to the Associate Dean of Business and Fiscal Affairs, Health Sciences. Annual revenues and expenditures projected at over $47 million per fiscal year for Clinical and Academic missions. The DBO is also responsible for research mission working closely with RSC.
The DBO acts as a strategic partner to Department Chair to grow all programs. Orthopaedic Surgery has been growing at 6% clinically per year for the past 5-6 years while increasing our research FTE by 50% since 2016. This upward trajectory is expected to continue. This position is crucial in overseeing department finances, recruiting key faculty, enhancing and growing academic and research missions and working closely with CPO to manage all CPO related department finances. This position requires constant originality in problem resolution, strategic thinking and analysis. This is true today and will become more extreme in the future as resources become tighter putting pressure on our business models to constantly evolve to become more efficient, creative and transformative. This position will be the leader for the Department in this area.
A Bachelor's Degree in related area; and/or equivalent experience/training. Eight (8+) or more years of relevant experience.
Excellent ability to establish metrics for department and employee goals. Theoretical knowledge, experience, proven skill to manage complex organizational finance and operations.
Thorough knowledge of financial analysis and reporting techniques; human resources and risk management planning; accounting and payroll.
Knowledge of advanced accounting principles and procedures. Knowledge of University and other Health Care cost accounting standards.
Theoretical knowledge, experience, proven skill to manage complex organizational finance and operations. Knowledge of auditing procedures and internal control systems.
Strong financial, budgetary and analytical experience. Ability to develop financial and programmatic models. Ability to analyze complex data, evaluate results and develop recommendations.
Proven ability to provide effective leadership in a diverse, ever-changing and unpredictable environment. High level skill in assessing needs and developing strategies to support diversity and inclusion.
Excellent project management skills, including capability of managing capital projects.Very strong ability to quickly evaluate complex issues and identify multiple options for resolution.
Excellent interpersonal skills to effectively lead, motivate and influence others. Maintain high standards of customer service. Skills to work collaboratively and persuasively in sensitive situations; skills in conflict management techniques.
Proven knowledge of Human Resources management and labor relations, and demonstrated ability to apply business acumen, management concepts, and counseling for all personnel on daily operational issues.
Knowledge of various physician pay policies and differentials. Ability to model compensation practices based on changes of philosophy and new inc
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