UT Health Director, Clinical Operations in Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

Director, Clinical Operations


Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas


McGovern Medical School at UTHealth

Requisition #: 1800026S

Position Summary:

The Director of Clinical Operations will be responsible for managing the day-to-day, clinical business operations for the Department of Internal Medicine.

The Director will have a pivotal role in advancing the department's strategic initiatives including but not limited to: human capital, business development and process improvements.

Position Key Accountabilities :

  1. Plans, implements and controls the operational, administrative and

business development goals for the department's clinical mission,

along with the Department Chair and Director of Management Operations


  1. Develops and implements a process to evaluate each clinical specialty’s

current opportunity for growth, further alignment with partners and/or

enhanced utilization of current resources.

  1. Develops and fosters new clinical opportunities in greater Houston and

South/Southeast Texas as agreed upon by the Department, the Practice

Plan and Senior Leadership.

  1. Identifies key areas for improvement, growth and opportunity for each

clinical program and works across the organization to drive improvement

in each area.

  1. Responsible for leading and directing the practice related to the established

key indicators of quality, service and productivity in areas that create

distinguishable value for UTHealth and its patients, payers and partners.

  1. Assists with the development and implementation of policy and procedures

to review our annual revenue and expense operating budgets. To promote

forecasting of each department's growth into the budget especially for new

programs and new faculty recruitments.

  1. Ensures fiscal integrity by evaluating budgeted expenses and revenues

against actual expenditures by providing monthly updates and plans for


  1. Streamlines business processes and manages infrastructure, facilities,

procurement activities, equipment purchases, and inventory within the

clinical enterprise.

  1. In conjunction with Department Chair and DMO prepares for the recruitment

of new programs and new faculty including all relevant revenue and


  1. Ensures compliance with UTHealth's organizational policies, procedures,

rules and regulations for the department.

  1. Responsible for the design, execution and effectiveness of a system of

internal controls which provides reasonable assurance that operations are

effective and efficient, assets are safeguarded; financial information is

reliable and compliant with applicable laws, regulations, and that IT

institutional policies and procedures are followed as they relate to the

Department’s clinical mission.

  1. Models and promotes a team environment, quality care and customer


  1. Manages Human Resources activities of the site and/or clinical department

in regards to: recruiting and selection, hiring and termination, training,

professional development, mentoring, counseling, performance evaluations

and salary planning.

  1. Performs other duties and projects as assigned.

Minimum Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Science, Business, Public Health Care Administration

or related field.

  • Advanced degree, MHA or MBA, preferred

Minimum Experience:

Seven (7) years of related work experience; including previous supervisory experience in an academic or physician group setting.

Physical Requirements:

Exerts up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds frequently and/or a negligible amount constantly to move objects.

Security Sensitive:

This job class may contain positions that are security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code § 51.215

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)

Established in 1972 by The University of Texas System Board of Regents, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) is Houston’s Health University and Texas’ resource for health care education, innovation, scientific discovery and excellence in patient care. The most comprehensive academic health center in the UT System and the U.S. Gulf Coast region, UTHealth is home to schools of biomedical informatics, biomedical sciences, dentistry, nursing and public health and the John P. and Kathrine G. McGovern Medical School. UTHealth includes The University of Texas Harris County Psychiatric Center, as well as the growing clinical practices UT Physicians, UT Dentists and UT Health Services. The university’s primary teaching hospitals are Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital and Harris Health Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital.

UTHealth Benefits

UTHealth offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. For more information on our benefits programs please refer to the UTHealth Office of Benefits Website.


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