Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.
This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. The position is located at Mid Campus Center. This position is for the Medical School Campus.
The Executive Director, Business Affairs is responsible for the financial, personnel, systems, facilities, and operational activities of the Department encompassing its clinical, research, and teaching missions. In conjunction with the Department Chair, the position’s primary goal is to insure that faculty have the resources and infrastructure necessary to optimize their productivity in each mission domain while maintaining a sustainable financial model. The Executive Director reports to the Chair and is a member of the senior leadership committee.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Oversees department workforce and in collaboration with key managers, insures staff are well-trained, engaged, service oriented, and productive.�
Directs all department business functions such as human resources, planning, finance, accounting, revenue cycle, information systems, and purchasing.
Oversees revenue cycle operations and works collaboratively with the director to optimize patient pre-arrival, reception, charge capture, billing, and collection operations; establishes policies, procedures, and standards to optimize reimbursements.
Administers faculty and staff compensation and incentive plans, develops analysis, and reviews year end results with individual faculty.
In collaboration with Chairman, develops annual department plan including short and long term goals and objectives which include multiyear forecasts based on department objectives; assesses the financial impacts of new initiatives as well as those associated with internal and external trends and changing regulations (e.g., reimbursement changes and grant opportunities)
Negotiates/recommends business aspects of contractual relationships, providing systems / procedures to implement contract administration.
Manages financial reporting, operational reporting, and benchmark analysis; communicate results for individuals, services, and department.
Insures long-term financial stability and growth of the department while developing strategies for revenue enhancements and process improvement.
Oversees communication and marketing plans to advertise/promote department’s services, physicians, and locations.
Plans utilization of existing departmental facilities and recommends allocation and use of new and remodeled space or service locations.� Reviews and analyzes requests for space and recommends distribution of space for research and academic programs to Chair.
Represents the Department to the Medical School, University, and Hospital leadership. Participates on various committees and activities on both a routine and ad hoc basis.� Interacts with faculty, staff, school, hospital leadership, referring physicians, patients, and families in a positive and professional manner.
Insures Department is compliant with Washington University, Washington University School of Medicine, BJC Healthcare, and applicable federal/state laws and regulations in all areas of operation.
Master’s degree in health management or business related field with ten+ years of management experience in a healthcare organization.
Eight+ years’ experience in a leadership position in an academic orthopedic or neurosurgery department, multi-specialty group practice, faculty practice plan, or hospital service line which otherwise demonstrates ability to manage a large, complex, multi-divisional, multi-site, academic department.
Certification and active participation in one or more healthcare professional associations.
Demonstrated understanding of the evolving milieu of academic medicine relative to the changes in organization, financing and delivery of health care and extramural funding and how they impact academic medical centers and their clinical departments.
Ability to accurately analyze complex financial and accounting data and communicate it to faculty, administrators, and health care professionals.
Extensive knowledge of business management relating to institutional budgets, research grants and contracts, fund accounting and fee-for-service and managed care patient accounting.
Demonstrated ability to interact with, relate to, and support the activities of a renowned academic faculty as individuals and members of organized divisions.
Leadership as characterized by the ability to develop a common vision for diverse constituents, communicate effectively, sell ideas, and take ownership and responsibility for ideas and actions.
A management style that emphasizes teamwork, communication, collegiality, diversity, flexibility, trust and patience.
Demonstrated understanding of the unique nature of a department with extraordinary research and clinical practice success, and an understanding of the relationship between an academically successful and financially sound department.
Ability to delegate and still maintain control over operational and financial affairs.
Ability to collaborate with senior executives in the University, academic medical center, affiliated organizations, and various external agencies and organizations.
Personal characteristics should include:
Imaginative and innovative, with an entrepreneurial mindset.
Encouraging of, and responsive to, the ideas of others.
Open, accessible, and communicative.
Sensible, fair, and objective in decision making.
Willing and able to confront difficult choices.
Highest degree of integrity and trustworthiness.
Consensus-builder working across multiple constituencies.
Active and energetic, a self-starter, well organized, and efficient.
Possess a professional appearance and executive demeanor.
Base pay commensurate with experience.
The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Washington University School of Medicine is ranked #1 by the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, #3 in NIH research funding by the Blue Ridge Institute, and #13 by U.S. News magazine nationally. The Department's training programs provide education to more than 60 residents, fellows, and post-doctoral fellows annually. The Department's clinical faculty, composed of 65+ physicians and surgeons, provide the full continuum of musculoskeletal care at 8+ clinical locations. Annual patient volume exceeds 166,000 office visits and 16,000 surgical cases.
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
Washington University in St. Louis, a medium-sized, independent university, is dedicated to challenging its faculty and students alike to seek new knowledge and greater understanding of an ever-changing, multicultural world. The University offers more than 90 programs and almost 1,500 courses leading to bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in a broad spectrum of traditional and interdisciplinary fields, with additional opportunities for minor concentrations and individualized programs. The faculty is composed of scholars, scientists, artists and members of the learned professions. They serve society by teaching; by adding to the store of human art, creativity, understanding, and wisdom; and by providing direct services, such as health care.