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Associate VP Solid Organ Transplant

Job Number: 72471
Categories: Professional & Executive
Location: 5323 Harry Hines Blvd, Dallas, TX
Department: 844000 - Hospital Admin
Full/Part Time/PRN: Day Job
Regular/Temporary: Regular

Associate Vice President, Solid Organ Transplant

Experience and Education

Undergraduate degree in relevant subject area such as Business Administration, Health Administration or a Health Profession, as well as a graduate degree in a relevant subject area such as a Master's degree in Nursing, Health Administration, Business Administration or Public Health Administration.
At least 10 (ten) years of progressive experience as an operations executive within a highly complex health care environment. Solid Organ Transplant experience preferred.

Job Summary

The AVP, Solid Organ Transplant partners with and supports the Vice President, University Hospitals, Vice President Health System Planning, and Vice President, Medical Affairs to:

  • Provide overall leadership, direction and coordination of operations, finances, space, and human resources for all operating areas within range of responsibility.
  • Develop and/or implement appropriate institutional policies and procedures to enhance efficient and effective operations and delivery of services within areas of responsibility.
  • Effectively provide resource management. Establish resource management requirements through long-range financial planning, development and analysis of financial benchmarking data, and operating and capital expense budgeting. Implement all aspects of human resource management to assure effective staffing and optimal human resource performance.
  • Work as part of the Health System Planning team to evaluate market opportunities and develop strategies for growing targeted and prioritized solid organ transplant services in order to stay coordinated with the overall Clinical Health System vision and goals.
  • Advise and counsel the CEO/Chief Operating Officer on all major University Hospitals operating/performance issues in areas of responsibility.
Plan Development

In coordination with Health System Planning, the AVP will:
  • Identify market and customer requirements for the Service Line.
  • Develop Service Line specific strategic and marketing development plans.
  • Develop actionable tactical work plans to grow selected services as well as quantifiable metrics to measure progress/success.
  • Set the direction for the service line with defined measurements and provides frameworks for staff to meet goals.
  • Review, modify and update plans as necessary on an ongoing basis.
Plan Execution

  • Move Clinical Service Line growth plans to the level of execution. Organize service line in a cost efficient and effective manner & achieve performance excellence.
  • Set performance standards for staff and develop working environment and avenues for education and training to meet those standards.
  • Implement communication mechanisms which ensure employees understand messages sent and feel they are listened to and understood.
  • Ensure all regulatory and compliance issues are in compliance, for example TJC, CMS and UNOS.
  • Assist in cost consolidation, product standardization and supply chain initiatives.
Operational and Quality Improvement

  • Develop and oversee coordinated operational programs and processes for each service which results in high quality and service patient care.
  • Identifiy customer needs, develop and implement services and processes to meet those needs.
  • Work collaboratively with the University Hospital Chief Nursing Officer and Chief Medical Officer to ensure consistent quality of clinical care throughout the system.
  • Achieve continuous systematic, financial, patient focused, measurable improvement in the service line and organization.
  • Maintain primary responsibility along with the Medical Directors for the service line and organization.
  • Administer, direct and coordinate the activities of the service line. Develop internal policies and procedures.
  • Approve methods and procedures recommended by subordinate supervisors in consultation with the physician directors.
  • Establish, develop and maintain effective relationships with the medical staff and clinical leadership. Collaborate with clinical chairs, medical faculty and other healthcare professionals in support of the patient care, teaching and research missions of the institution.
  • Participate on committees engaged in a variety of areas, such as collaborative decision-making, improving processes and services, search committees, and planning committees. Represent University Hospitals in relationship with various entities including UTSW System, the Medical School and other relevant groups, including those in the community.

**Other Duties: Performs other duties as assigned.

UT Southwestern Medical Center is committed to an educational and working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the University community. In accordance with federal and state law, the University prohibits unlawful discrimination, including harassment, on the basis of: race; color; religion; national origin; sex; including sexual harassment; age; disability; genetic information; citizenship status; and protected veteran status. In addition, it is UT Southwestern policy to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

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