The Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Florida, College of Medicine is seeking a Director, Health Care Administration to serve as a Senior Departmental Administrator, Senior Operations, and Financial Officer with a budget of approximately $27 million. The Department of Neurosurgery has diverse academic missions including clinical and surgical care of patients, medical education of residents, fellows and medical students, and research. The faculty generate over $51,000,000 in clinical charges and over $10,500,000 in collections annually. The Department also has approximately $1,800,000 in annual grant, and clinical trial and drug study funding, as well as endowments in excess of $37,000,000.
The primary function of this position is to act as the Senior Operation and Financial Office for the Department, responsible to the Chair.
Works with the Chair in the analysis & development of strategic planning initiatives for the Department of Neurosurgery including development of new programs, marketing, and promotion of clinical programs, market share, hiring of faculty, staffing levels, and funding opportunities.
Develops and implements all departmental policies and procedures. Ensures that the Department observes all College, University, and Federal policies and procedures and provides appropriate training for faculty and staff.
Evaluates and recommends computer and other major equipment needs of the Department.
Serves as the Department’s ISA (Information Security Administrator) responsible for developing the Department’s security procedures in response to the College and University security initiatives.
Responsible for assignment of office and lab space.
Implements administrative partnerships with external entities such as Halifax Health in Dayton, Florida. The partnership with Halifax Health adds $5,000,000 and 5 physicians to the Department of Neurosurgery’s budget.
Responsible for the implementation and management of the Department’s services at Halifax Health, including but not limited to strategic planning, ongoing management, and discussion, budget development and program review. Responsible for 24/7 unrestricted neurosurgery call coverage scheduling services at Halifax Health. Initiates recruitment and hiring of new clinical faculty.
Develops “hub and spoke” model of business development for potential hospital partnerships; which promotes the mission of the Department to provide quality, patient-centered clinical services, while also expanding both the brand and service areas of the Department of Neurosurgery.
Oversees expenditures, fiscal controls development, and planning of $20,000,000 in funding to be used for expanded program and research activities associated with the Preston Wells, Jr. Center for Brain Tumor Therapy, and the UF Brain Tumor Interdisciplinary Program (UFBTIP).
Responsible for recruitment and hiring of faculty and staff associated with the Preston Wells, Jr. gift fund and endowment.
Responsible for formulating and developing the annual operating budget for the Department of Neurosurgery in order to make efficient use of resources and achieve budgeted targets.
Incumbent reviews and analyzes all department financial activities to remain within budgeted targets. Clinical revenue represents 70% of total Departmental income and the incumbent must perform current and historical review of clinical charges, payer mix, collection rates, refunds, changes in physician practice patterns, and collections.
With Chair establishes faculty RVU targets relative to the faculty compensation plan, and determines faculty mission assignments.
Assists in negotiating contracts and business agreements with the VP for Health Affairs Contracting Office.
Uses professional management skills to direct and coordinate the finances of the various clinical, educational and research missions of an academic department in the College of Medicine.
Responsible for interpreting, designing, modifying and implementing Department of Neurosurgery financial plans and policies.
Ensures that the department maintains and evolves using sound business disciplines within established regulations and policies.
Responsible for management of the Department’s staff and operations directly involved in the clinical mission to ensure compliance with regulatory and operational requirements of the Faculty Group Practice (FGP) and Shands Hospital.
Responsible for resolution of all problems related to patient scheduling, patient satisfaction, faculty clinic schedules, operating room assignments, access, management of patient records and any other clinical functions under the control of the Department.
Collaborates with the Associate Dean for the Faculty Group Practice (FGP), FGP Director of Operations and clinic management in the direction, coordination, and administration of clinic operations, including staffing, space allocation and utilization, budgeting, billing and coding, patient care, and physician satisfaction.
Minimum Qualifications:Master's degree in an appropriate area and six years of relevant experience; or a bachelor's degree in an appropriate area and eight years of relevant experience.
MBA, MHA, or Master of Finance
10 years of academic medicine experience.
5 years of clinical management.
Knowledge of institutional policies, procedures, terms, and concepts.
Internal Number: 509754
About University of Florida, College of Medicine
The College of Medicine, the largest of six colleges at the University of Florida Health Science Center, opened in 1956 with a mission to increase Florida’s supply of highly qualified physicians, provide advanced health care services to the citizens of Florida and foster discovery in health research.
Since graduating its first medical students in 1960, the College has graduated more than 5,000 physicians. The College also offers other graduate degree programs, including:
Physician assistant studies
Graduate Program in Biomedical Sciences
The College’s Gainesville campus is comprised of 28 clinical and basic science departments staffed by more than 1,300 faculty members. The Jacksonville campus, located 75 miles to the northeast, is home to more than 350 physicians and scientists delivering medical care in an urban setting, performing research and educating medical students and residents.
A patient care setting is provided to College of Medicine faculty and students by the University of Florida Health Physicians Group Practice, a close collaboration with UF Health, the Malcom Randall Veterans... Affairs Medical Center, as well as several community health care sites and other affiliated hospitals in Florida. First-rate medical facilities and well-trained physicians and physicians-in-training are partnered to provide the highest quality of patient care.