Reporting to the Department Chair, the Executive Director provides leadership of 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 is a member of the department’s senior leadership committee. In addition to departmental responsibilities, the Executive Director is a member of the School of Medicine’s Management Council.
The Department of Orthopedic Surgery is a national leader in the delivery of high-quality orthopedic care, as well as innovative clinical, basic and translational research. The department received the top ranking by the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and has a strong research profile ranking third in NIH funding by the Blue Ridge Institute. Its training programs provide education to more than 60 residents, clinical fellows, and postdoctoral fellows. The Department employs approximately 370 staff and 70 faculty including more than 65 physicians and surgeons that provide the full continuum of musculoskeletal care at eight clinical locations across the St. Louis metropolitan area. Annual patient volume exceeds 166,000 office visits and 16,000 surgical cases; annual revenue exceeds $110 million.
Master’s degree in health management or business related field
10+ years of management experience in a healthcare organization
8+ years of experience in a leadership position in an academic orthopedic or neurosurgery department, multi-specialty group practice, faculty practice plan, or hospital service line
Certification and active participation in one or more healthcare professional associations
Leadership that is 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
Management style that emphasizes teamwork, communication, collegiality, diversity, flexibility, trust and patience are essential for success in this position.
Candidates may apply online at https://jobs.wustl.edu/ job #43574. To learn more about this unique opportunity, please contact: