Hospital-Assistant Administrator (E S 12) Reporting to the Senior Associate Administrator for nursing practice and the Clinical Director of Operative and Perioperative Services for operations, provides leadership for Perioperative Services at the Main and Surgery Pavilion Operating Rooms and Peri-Anesthesia Care Units at UWMC and the Ambulatory Surgery Center at Roosevelt, Anesthesia Technical Services, Pre-Anesthesia Clinic, Central Sterile Processing Department and CORES/Prosthesis/Implant Department. This position is accountable to assure the provision of high quality, safe, patient-centered, efficient and cost effective care. This leadership position is responsible for the effective functioning of Perioperative Services and management of staff which are extremely critical to the provision of exceptional surgical services at UW Medical Center. This is a key position in the development and maintenance of the quality and performance improvement initiatives for Perioperative Services, including enhancing quality care and safety, inventory optimization and standardization, improving efficiency and productivity, and reducing costs. This leadership position will be expanded to assume responsibility for the management of all Perioperative Services operations which are extremely critical to the success of UW Medical Center and UW Medicine. This is a key position in the development and maintenance of the quality and performance improvement initiative Perioperative Services, including enhancing quality care and safety, inventory optimization and standardization, improving efficiency and productivity and reducing costs. The following provides an overview and scope of each department:
UWMC Operating Room 08-7220 Gross Revenue: 253,000,000 Expenses:39,000,000 FTEs 160 Ambulatory Surgery Center at Roosevelt 08-7025 Gross Revenue: 16,000,000 Expenses:2,100,000 FTEs 14
Central Sterile Processing 08-7051 Gross Revenue: Non Revenue Department Expenses: FTEs 48
Anesthesia Technical Services 08-7040 Gross Revenue: 54,500,000 Expenses:5,500,000 FTEs 23 PACU 08-7030 Gross Revenue: 19,000,000 Expenses:10,000,000 FTEs 69 Pre-Anesthesia Clinic 08-7051 Gross Revenue: Non Revenue Department Expenses: FTEs 13 The Perioperative Services Assistant Administrator develops and oversees departmental cost centers to assure alliance with and adherence to the organization's mission, vision, values, strategic goals, and business strategies. Emphasizing service excellence, patient and staff safety and organizational integration, the Assistant Administrator leads Perioperative Services departments in overall program operations, program development and service priorities.
The Assistant Administrator provides leadership for departmental activities that promote: Effective managing, developing, and evaluating the competence and satisfaction of the staff workforce. Effective operational problem solving and communication at all levels. Effective interdisciplinary and interdepartmental collaboration and service coordination. Effective evaluation of departmental practices, policies, and continuous performance improvement. Effective planning and evaluation of space, resources, numbers and skills of staff to support efficient and effective operations and fulfill medical center strategic goals
Operational Leadership ~ 60% Provides leadership for and oversees the operations of assigned departments to assure the provision of quality care through direct ongoing supervision of departmental managers and supervisors. Responsible for the development and maintenance of operational policies, procedures, and protocols to guide the department's practices. Promotes an open, respectful, and collegial working environment with staff, supervisors, and managers. Resolves conflicts tactfully, flexibly, and diplomatically. Demonstrates ability to compromise, cooperate, and negotiate appropriately. Demonstrates responsiveness and judgment in day to day activities. Collaborates and promotes team building with all disciplines and departments. Collaborates with faculty on problem solving activities and improving the efficiency of surgical care. Collaborates with leaders across UW Medicine to promote a system approach to quality and efficient surgical care. Inspires teams and individuals to give their best to achieve desired patient, team and organizational outcomes.
Human Resources Management ~ 10% Serves as a role model for the UW Medicine Service Culture Guidelines, mentors, coaches, and develops staff for excellent service, accountability and teamwork. Hires based on behavioral interviewing techniques with staff participation, completes 30, 60 and 90 day interviews and assessments. Creates an environment that is conducive to staff support, development and satisfaction. Maintains accessibility, responsiveness and follow-through on off shifts and weekends. Motivates, stimulates and positively influences others. Maintains competent staff through the orientation, evaluation, feedback, continuing education, competency standards and corrective action process.
Performance Improvement/Regulatory Compliance ~ 20% Reviews and supports adherence for up-to-date patient care policies and procedures reflecting AORN/ASPAN/DED/OSHA standards consistent with quality surgical care and safe work practices. Ensures unit/department practices are compliant with regulatory agencies and standards. Provides oversight to the maintenance and upgrading of equipment and facilities for provision of quality surgical care. Reviews patient safety reports, complaints and other unanticipated events, develops, implements and evaluates risk reduction action plans in collaboration with interdisciplinary team members. Provides oversight to the maintenance and upgrading of information systems required to schedule, document and charge for patient care and sterile processing activities. Incorporates into decisions that affect operational effectiveness current trends in care delivery and patient safety, technology, patient population, and economic climate. Actively elicits patient/family/physician/other discipline perceptions of care and implements changes for improvements. Participates in clinical and operational benchmarking, studies, and pilots for the improvement of patient safety and quality outcomes. Collaborates with relevant other clinical disciplines to assess and address the needs of patient populations served. Maintains professional relationship through memberships in professional organizations, networking, and high professional visbility.
Financial Management ~ 10% Accoutable for the development of capital and operational budgets. Monitors revenue, expenses contribution margins for all assigned areas. Oversees all supply chain, inventory, and patient charging processes. Leads and develops performance improvement initiatives that reduce costs while maintain the quality of care. Monitors the demand for clinical services and provides resource to meet those demands. Manages resources effectively to cover priority needs.
***Nursing, Health Care Administration, or other related healthcare/science field AND at least ten years of management experience in Surgical Services operations in a large academic healthcare setting. Successful track record of effective management/leadership and program managements skills Strong verbal and written communication skills Teamwork skills conducive to a collaborative, professional environment
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