This position is a member of the office of the Executive Director, UM Medical Group & Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs with the primary objective to enable the strategic initiatives of the Executive Director of the UM Medical Group, as well as manage change in the complex, dynamic environment of Michigan Medicine. This pivotal role reports directly to the Executive Director, UM Medical Group and is responsible for the administrative and operational activities related to the initiatives of this office and ensuring effective use of time and resources as well as the management of programs and projects related to assigned initiatives. This individual will work collaboratively with leaders from UH/CVC, C&W and the UM Medical Group to build and maintain positive relationships and to ensure alignment with a high degree of connectivity and integration. In addition, strong partnerships with nursing, HITS/ITS, HR, Facilities and across the Michigan campus will need to be leveraged appropriately for sustainable performance. This individual must have the skill set and experience to enable them to operate with wide discretion and independent judgment in our highly complex and matrixed environment.
Accountability for designing, implementing and evaluating systems impacted by strategic initiatives; assist with the development and implementation of short- and long-term tactics. This individual will contribute with the goal of enhancing the effectiveness of initiatives, standardizing tools, templates, mechanisms and methodologies that will ultimately deliver more value with lower costs. This will include monitoring progress and performance against the project plan, identifying and resolving operational problems, and minimizing delays. The first identified initiative is completion of standard departmental and service instrument and product trays and leadership for reconciliation of all doctor preference cards. An outcome of this first initiative will be development of a Michigan Medicine model for service delivery to support planning and guide all priority initiative setting from preparation to launch and implementation for future use and enhancement in the continuous improvement journey.
High-level administrative coordination and facilitation of strategic system wide initiatives of the Executive Director, UM Medical Group & Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs.
Maintains relationships and collaborates closely with senior leaders across the institution to advance the Executive Directors/UMMG initiatives.
Provide leadership /consultation/ advisement to the Executive Director, UM Medical Group regarding organizational alignment strategies, communication and change management strategies and integration of systems management structure through to execution.
Prepares and/or analyzes proposals on complex initiatives, making recommendations, action plans and implementing as appropriate.
Supports the Executive Director, UM Medical Group in the planning process including development and implementation of the resulting short- and long-term strategies, policies, procedures, practices, and programs.
Manages programs and/or projects to enhance strategic initiatives. Plans, implements, and evaluates specific projects designed to enhance system effectiveness. Participates in the design, implementation, and evaluation of defined programs to promote attainment of system goals.
Synthesizes large quantities of data and information to support succinct communications to influence decision-making and inform broad audiences.
Works with peer groups to identify and recommend fiscal, material, and human resource requirements for specific project/programs.
Develops and maintains a strong knowledge of strategic priority areas and hospital linkages to enable independent handling of appropriate matters.
Coordinates, reviews, and summarizes relevant literature sources and briefing requests as assigned.
All other duties as assigned by the Executive Director UM Medical Group.
In order to be considered for this position the applicant must have met or will have met all the required qualifications prior to the start date of employment.
Master's degree in health services administration, healthcare, business administration, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Ten years of progressive leadership experience in healthcare with experience in understanding clinical work and workflows.
Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills, as demonstrated by the ability to work effectively with administrative partners, faculty, staff and individuals, and/or teams, across disciplines and the organization.
Strategic, systems based thinking with the ability to apply this leadership across the organization.
Ability to identify problems and develop solutions, prioritize workload, manage deadlines and organize workflow in a multi- layered matrixed environment.
Demonstrated problem solving, influence and conflict resolution skills.
Demonstrated leadership in project management and continuous improvement strategies.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively with diverse, interdisciplinary teams, and represent the mission of the organization.
A high degree of creativity, initiative, and resourcefulness.
Solid independent judgement and self- motivation.
Leadership skills that build and motivate a team to achieve targeted results.
Knowledge of Michigan Medicine policies and procedures.
Michigan Medicine conducts background screening and pre-employment drug testing on job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent job offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background screenings. Background screenings are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act. Pre-employment drug testing applies to all selected candidates, including new or additional faculty and staff appointments, as well as transfers from other U-M campuses.
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The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
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