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UT Health Service Line Administrator - Neurosurgery in Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

Service Line Administrator - Neurosurgery

Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas


McGovern Medical School at UTHealth

Requisition #: 1900013I

Position Summary

The Mischer Neuroscience Institute in Houston is built on a foundation of collaboration between Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center and The McGovern Medical School at UTHealth. The Texas neuroscience center brings together a team of world-class clinicians, researchers and educators whose insights and research findings are transforming the field of neuroscience. Patients come to the Institute from around the world for treatment of rare and common diseases of the brain and spinal cord.

Part of the 13-hospital Memorial Hermann Health System, the Mischer Neuroscience Institute is the largest and most comprehensive neuroscience program in Texas. We currently perform more neurosurgical procedures than any other hospital system in Houston and are nationally recognized for leading-edge medicine. We are consistently ranked among quality benchmarking organizations as a leader in clinical quality and patient safety.

The Mischer Neuroscience Institute was the first center in Texas and one of only a few institutions in the country to fully integrate neurology, neurosurgery, neuroradiology and neurorehabilitation through comprehensive, specialized treatment centers and close collaboration between all involved disciplines.

The Service Line Administrator (SLA) will be responsible for the overall leadership and management of a multi-unit clinical and practice operations for the neurosciences service line. The SLA will develop and implement policies, procedures, and marketing plans for the service line by collaborating with other key stakeholders. The SLA responsibilities include but are not limited to: recruiting new faculty, business planning and projections, contract negations and building relationships with affiliated hospitals executive leadership teams.

Key Accountabilities

  1. Prepares and implements business, marketing, strategic plans, and develops and maintains administrative infrastructure for efficient and financially sound operations.

  2. Plans, implements, and controls operational, administrative and business development for the department service line under the direction of the Department Chair.

  3. Designs and evaluates operational and business models to drive revenue growth and build a profitable model for service line.

  4. Streamlines business processes and manages infrastructure, facilities, procurement activities, equipment purchases, and inventory.

  5. Monitors the service line budget and ensures compliance with grant, legislative or organizational policies, procedures, rules and regulations.

  6. Ensures faculty, staff, students and fellows understand compliance regulations and rules.

  7. Acts as a designated responsible party for financial reporting for the department. Ensures the department’s accounts are reconciled in a timely manner, that adequate separation of duties are established and maintained and that any contingent liabilities are identified and adequately communicated to the university’s central financial reporting personnel.

  8. Ensures that financial information for the department reflects actual results of operations.

  9. Balances the needs of department chair and central finance and accounting, through open communication and professional competence.

  10. Prepares and interprets financial analyses to better support the department’s mission.

  11. Manages contracts for professional services, processing contractual agreements, invoicing and collection activities to ensure a positive margin. Understands that, at a minimum, recovery of the full costs of services provided is an important goal of contractual “sales” of department’s personnel and other resources.

  12. Manages Human Resource functions for the department with regards to: recruiting and selection, hiring and termination, training, professional development, mentoring, counseling, performance evaluations, and salary planning.

  13. 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, policies and procedures.

  14. Serves on or leads various medical school, university or external professional committees.

  15. Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Education

Bachelor’s degree in Business, Public Health Care Administration or related field required. Advanced degree preferred

Minimum Experience

Seven years of related experience preferably in an academic or healthcare administration 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

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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.

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