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The UW School of Medicine Dean's Office has an excellent opportunity for a full-time Assistant Director of Business Affairs ("Assistant Director").
Under the general guidance of the Director of Business Affairs (“Director”), the Assistant Director is primarily responsible for leading and supporting strategic and operational projects in support of UW Medicine’s mission. UW Medicine’s programs include the delivery of advanced medical diagnostics and treatment services, clinical support for the education of medical students and graduate and postgraduate trainees, and maintenance of one of the largest and most advanced university-based basic and clinical research programs in the United States. UW Medicine’s programs also include the provision of medical care to underserved and disadvantaged persons and maintaining the economic vitality of UW Medicine’s owned and managed health system. UW Medicine’s delivery of its core programs is via a complex organization including the School of Medicine, University of Washington Medical Center, Harborview Medical Center, Valley Medical Center, UW Neighborhood Clinics, Airlift Northwest and University of Washington Physicians, as well as affiliated organizations including Children’s University Medical Group, the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, Seattle Children’s, Veterans Affairs, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, LifePoint-UW Medicine Healthcare Holding Company and the Pacific Northwest Clinically Integrated Network d/b/a Embright.
The UW Medicine clinical business affairs office is responsible for leading key internal and external business initiatives, serving as liaison with other UW offices, and representing UW Medicine in critical university and external meetings and discussions. The Assistant Director is accountable directly to the Director for leading and supporting various business projects to support the activities of UW Medicine leadership, including the UW Medicine Director of Business Affairs, the UW Medicine Clinical Business and Regulatory Affairs Officer and Associate Vice President for Medical Affairs; the Chief Business Officer, UW Medicine and Vice President for Medical Affairs; the President of Hospitals & Clinics, UW Medicine and Vice President for Medical Affairs, University of Washington; the Chief Financial Officer, UW Medicine and Vice President for Medical Affairs, University of Washington; the Chief Medical Officer, UW Medicine and Vice President for Medical Affairs, University of Washington; and the CEO, UW Medicine, Executive Vice President for Medical Affairs and Dean of the School of Medicine, University of Washington.
The Assistant Director will have frequent written and oral interactions with senior executives and professional staff within UW Medicine and UW.
The Assistant Director is accountable directly to the Director for leadership and support of key internal and external business initiatives in support of UW Medicine business affairs. The Assistant Director is responsible for support of UW Medicine clinical business affairs. The Assistant Director will be required to possess a comprehensive knowledge of: •UW Medicine structure and business relationships internal and external to the system. •UW Medicine practices, policies, and key issues impacting its business and legal affairs. •Federal and state laws and regulations and UW rules, regulations and policies affecting UW School of Medicine faculty, staff, programs, and business affairs.
Representative elements of the Assistant Director’s duties and responsibilities include the following:
Internal Business Processes and Corporate and Governance Activities (50%)
The Assistant Director provides support for areas involving UW Medicine faculty and staff, and UW Medicine and University business processes including: •UW Medicine business, corporate and governance activities in support of UW Medicine’s mission, such as coordination of UW Medicine operations, personnel and programs across UW Medicine entities and delegation of authorities from the CEO. •Actively partner with other UW Medicine leaders to manage governance documentation related to UW Medicine entities. •Support Clinical Business Affairs activities with main campus units such as the UW President’s office, real estate office, UW treasury office, UW human resources and so forth. •Other special projects as assigned.
External Business Relationships (50%)
The Assistant Director supports the development, negotiation, and maintenance of UW Medicine relationships with external entities, including: •Engaging actively in UW Medicine planning efforts with UW Medicine-affiliated organizations as assigned. •Data sharing arrangements. •Developing briefing and communication materials for UW Medicine leadership. •Other special projects as assigned.
LEAD RESPONSIBILITIES •The individual in this position will provide crucial leadership, research, and project management support, helping launch new initiatives and provider networks, translate big-picture goals into action plans, and providing multiple options/solutions to enable senior leadership to make informed decisions.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS •Bachelor’s degree in business administration, healthcare administration, public administration, liberal arts or sciences, communications, or related field. A combination of education and experience may substitute for the degree requirement if an applicant is otherwise qualified. •A minimum of 5 years of experience, preferably in an academic medical center or public university setting.
Additional Requirements: •Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills. •Ability to research and understand complex issues and navigate the needs of multiple units or stakeholders to resolve complex issues. •Strong project management skills to lead and support business initiatives efficiently and effectively. •High level of tact, discretion, and diplomacy. •Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects and tasks and competing deadlines.
Equivalent education and/or experience may substitute for minimum requirements.
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