| Emory Healthcare and the Emory University School of Medicine are seeking a seasoned healthcare professional with strong business acumen and interpersonal skills, as well as a track record that includes change management experience, to join Emory Transplant Center’s (ETC) leadership team as its senior administrator. Located on the Emory University campus in Atlanta, ETC is the most comprehensive multi-organ transplant center in Georgia, performing nearly 500 heart, kidney, liver, lung and pancreas transplants per year, while ranking 5th-7th in annual volume among adult transplant centers nationally. The adult transplants are performed at Emory University Hospital, a Magnet-designated hospital, with patients followed for pre- and post-transplant management in our hospital-based outpatient transplant clinic, housed within the Emory Clinic; and, five additional clinics strategically placed in outlying northern and southern Georgia communities. ETC abdominal transplant surgeons also are involved in all phases of transplant at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta – Egleston Hospital, our pediatric affiliate hospital. |
The Emory Transplant Center (ETC), a center of excellence, ranks among the best facilities in the Southeast for organ transplantation. Because of the academic and clinical research taking place at the transplant center, no Georgia transplant facility offers better access to cutting-edge transplant technology. Our team of transplant specialists is committed to providing superior quality outcomes, and to developing new transplant therapies to prevent organ failure through continuous transplant research.
ETC’s core mission is to provide quality care for patients in need of organ transplants while offering access to the most cutting-edge transplant technology. The mission extends beyond the care of patients presenting today, and includes improvement of the therapies available for future patients. As such, the ETC has an exceptionally active research and development program that is seamlessly integrated into the clinical program. The breadth and scope of research is conducted by a team of approximately 40 faculty, who include basic scientists and clinical researchers across departments ranging from surgery to medicine to pediatrics. The center’s research funding continues to grow with research dollars received from the NIH nearly tripling over the last six years.
Emory University, a top research university located in Atlanta, is an inquiry-driven, ethically engaged and diverse community whose members work collaboratively for positive transformation in the world through courageous leadership in teaching, research, scholarship, healthcare and social action. The university is recognized internationally for its outstanding liberal arts college and superb professional schools, and is one of the Southeast’s leading healthcare systems (www.emory.edu).
The Robert W. Woodruff Health Sciences Center of Emory University is an academic health science and service center focused on missions of teaching, research, healthcare and public service. Its components include Emory University School of Medicine; Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing; Rollins School of Public Health; Yerkes National Primate Research Center; Winship Cancer Institute; and Emory Healthcare, the largest, most comprehensive health system in Georgia. The Woodruff Health Sciences Center has $3.7 billion in operating expenditures, 24,067 employees (including 3,035 faculty), 1,236 affiliated faculty, and 5,207 students and trainees, with a $7.2 billion economic impact on metro Atlanta (www.whsc.emory.edu/home).
Emory Healthcare (EHC) is the clinical arm of the Robert W. Woodruff Health Sciences Center of Emory University which focuses on patient care, education of health professionals, research addressing health and illness, and health policies for prevention and treatment of disease. As the region’s most comprehensive academic health system, EHC encompasses multiple hospitals and centers with nearly 2,000 licensed patient beds, 16,013 staff employees and net revenues of $2.8 billion (www.emoryhealthcare.org).
Emory Clinic is a physician practice of nearly 2,000 specialists, sub-specialists and primary care physicians who care for patients at clinics, hospitals and affiliates throughout the Atlanta metro area. Providing service for more than 50 years, Emory Clinic is the largest, most comprehensive group practice in Georgia. The clinic has been responsible for some of the most significant innovations and treatments in healthcare (www.emoryhealthcare.org).
Emory University School of Medicine, the backbone of the system, has been at the forefront of medical knowledge and research, pioneering many advances and procedures that have changed the face of medical history. The school of medicine’s three-part mission encompasses teaching, scholarship and service. Its wide-ranging educational and training programs include medical students, graduate students, residents, fellows, postdoctoral students and students in the allied health professions. Ranked 18th nationally in NIH dollars received, the school is best known for its research and treatment in infectious disease, neurosciences, heart disease, cancer, transplantation, orthopaedics, pediatrics, renal disease, ophthalmology and geriatrics (www.med.emory.edu).
This position is a catalyst for the development and integration of the Emory Transplant Center in the Woodruff Health Science Center (WHSC) with the goal of advancing the organization into the leading transplant center in academic medicine. The senior administrator develops and leads an innovative, integrated, multi-disciplinary center for transplantation services within Emory University and the WHSC. As chief operating officer, the senior administrator has responsibility for integrating the operational and administrative components of ETC within the WHSC and its affiliated organizations. The position assists the executive director of the center and executive associate dean of the school of medicine in efforts to expand transplantation research, and works to enhance educational and clinical programs through reorganization of existing resources, acquisition of needed resources and development of the appropriate organizational structure for the program. The position helps create and implement an integrated care model including transplant medicine, surgery and other specialists and support team members that care for patients from their point of entry into the Emory Healthcare system to their ongoing care after transplantation. This work is accomplished in a matrix organizational structure where needed information is readily available to all stakeholders, decision making is participatory and incentives are aligned for the success not only of ETC, but also of the WHSC. The senior administrator ensures that the center renders high quality patient care and services, including management of patient flow/access, treatment issues, coordination of ancillary services, oversight of medical records, and enhancement of patient support and service improvement.
The senior administrator manages nine direct reports, and has accountability for 200 staff and a net operating budget of $60 million for clinical/academic affairs and $18 million in research. Key responsibilities include center administration, clinical practice administration, research and education, quality, financial management, development, regulatory and accreditation compliance management, strategic planning, human resources, facilities management, leadership and professional development. These key areas of responsibilities require successful collaboration with various management levels within the WHSC, the Emory Clinic, Emory Hospitals and the School of Medicine.
The senior administrator reports jointly to the ETC executive director and executive administrator who are responsible for evaluation and compensation decisions for the senior administrator. For operational matters, in addition to the direct reporting relationships above, the senior administrator reports to the COO of the Emory Clinic; the vice-president of operations of Emory University Hospital; and, the interim dean of the School of Medicine; and others, as leadership and management of ETC programs and funding requires. For strategic matters, the senior administrator works collaboratively with the executive director of the center and executive associate dean of the school of medicine. For quality and patient care model development, the senior administrator works collaboratively with EHC quality leadership, CNO and others to ensure quality and service excellence.