Director, Health Care Administration - Medicine

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Director, Health Care Administration

Job Description:

The University of Florida’s College of Medicine – Jacksonville (UF COM-J) invites applications for the position of Director, Health Care Administration (Department Administrator) in the Department of Medicine.

Reporting to the department chair, the incumbent in this position serves as the chief administrative and financial officer for the department. The department administrator is responsible, directly or through middle management staff, for directing and managing the administrative, and fiscal activities of the department in support of advancing the tripartite mission – patient care, research, and education – at UF Health in Jacksonville. In conjunction with the Chair, the department administrator sets departmental goals and objectives that are aligned with those of UF Health enterprise as well as managing the department's relationship with leaders at the College of Medicine- Jacksonville (UFCOM-J), University of Florida Jacksonville Physicians, Inc. (Physician Practice Plan), and UF Health Jacksonville hospital.

Financial/Budgetary Responsibilities

Manages the financial resources of the department to include budget and funds from federal, state, practice plan, University, and Foundation sources: Key financial/budgetary responsibilities include:

• Prepares and administers the operating budget for the department.

• Financial performance of clinical goals.

• Conducts current and historical review of clinical charges, payer mix, collection rates, refunds, changes in physician practice patterns, and collections.

• Financial forecasting for short-term and/or long-term planning

• Analysis of grant and contract income, and Foundation funds.

• Analysis and management of staffing levels, operating expenses and capital equipment.

• Management of faculty wRVU targets and effort assignments.

•Financial reporting

University of Florida Jacksonville Physicians, Inc. (Practice Plan) and UF Health Jacksonville (Hospital) Clinical Operations

The incumbent in this position will work in close collaboration with hospital and practice plan leadership in managing the department’s clinical operations. Key clinical operations management responsibilities:

• Revenue Cycle Management

• Forecasting/Planning/Reporting

• Education and Compliance

• Drives operational integration of programs by ensuring alignment with overall institutional goals.

• Provides decision support tools and analytic support through use of clinical data

Department Administrative Responsibilities

Manages department operations to ensure the day-to-day and cyclic requirements are met; plans, resources, and monitors programmatic activities; prepares reports. Key department management responsibilities:

• Effectively represents department leadership to faculty in regular meetings and daily interactions.

• Fosters a culture of collaboration, partnership, and excellence (values quality, service, and team-work)

• Compliance (departmental, college, university, state, and federal policies)

• Capital and IT needs

• Efficiently manages the use of all clinical, research and administrative space

• Relationship building and partnering with college, practice plan, and hospital stakeholders.

• Fosters a culture of diversity, inclusion and fairness

• Overall Departmental staffing needs and requirements

Academic/HR Administration Responsibilities

In partnership with the Office of Administrative Affairs, manages the academic and human resources of the department, to include the faculty and the department staff, in accordance with University of Florida and College of Medicine policy and procedures. Key responsibilities include:

• Strategic planning in recruitment/retention of faculty and staff

• Academic HR including faculty appointments, onboarding, medical staff credentialing

• Faculty compensation in line with departmental, and AAMC benchmarks.

• Faculty productivity in line with CPSC benchmarks

• Oversees faculty promotion and tenure (P&T) process

• Department policies in line with college, university, and state guidelines.

• Proactively identifies faculty concerns and issues, and partner with the Chair for appropriate timely resolution

• Regularly meets with all employees to promote communication and build productive relationships

Research Administrative Responsibilities

Partners with the Chair to develop (and refine as necessary) a vision and strategic plan for research to serve the larger mission of the Department and the College of Medicine. Key research management responsibilities:

• Partnering with the Office of Research Affairs to hire, onboard and manage research related staff for the department.

• Monitors grant and contract expenditures

• Provide reports and statistics for strategic planning

Marketing/Business Outreach/Business Development

Works effectively with faculty and leadership to develop programs, services and initiatives to anticipate future customer needs, build customer loyalty and generate profitable growth. Key responsibilities include:

• Develops and participates in the analysis and evaluation of strategic business plans, feasibility studies, market assessment, marketing plans, data gathering, and presentation of written reports on prospective new clinical programs and opportunities for enhanced revenue

• Effective and regular communication on the patient experience, quality of care and service

• Manages routine and crisis communications throughout the department/entity/community as they arise.

• Seeks and develops entrepreneurial opportunities for the department.

• Development and Advancement activities

• Build productive business and community partnerships to advance patient care, research and educational programs

With more than 6,200 faculty and staff, UF Health in Jacksonville is the largest UF campus outside of Gainesville. UF Health physicians offer primary care and specialty services in practices throughout Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia, tallying more than 650,000 outpatient visits and more than 40,000 inpatient admissions annually.

UF Health in Jacksonville, Florida, is comprised of:

  • UF Health Jacksonville, an academic health center near Downtown Jacksonville and home to the area's only adult and pediatric Level I trauma program
  • UF Health North, a 92-bed hospital and outpatient medical campus in North Jacksonville
  • UF Health Science Center Jacksonville, which encompasses three UF colleges in Jacksonville: Medicine, Nursing and Pharmacy
  • UF Jacksonville Physicians, Inc., a network of primary and specialty care centers offering exceptional patient care throughout Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia

The UF College of Medicine – Jacksonville is the largest of the three colleges at the Health Science Center Jacksonville. We excel in education, research and patient care that expresses our steadfast values of compassion, excellence, professionalism and innovation. The college's 16 clinical science departments house more than 450 faculty members, 1,560 staff and 384 residents and fellows, as well as medical students from UF and around the country. We offer an incredible breadth of clinical training programs and proud to train many of best primary care providers and specialists throughout the region, the state and the country.

Research, discovery and innovation are critical aspects of our clinical campus and we have some of the country’s leading researchers at our locations searching for and finding new treatments and clinical options.

The UF College of Medicine – Jacksonville faculty, administrators, residents, fellows, students and staff work as a team in pursuit of our common mission — to heal, to comfort, to educate and to discover through quality health care, elimination of health disparities, medical education, innovation and research.

To learn more about our college, leadership, mission, faculty resources, and the city of Jacksonville visit

Expected Salary:

$140,000. As a University of Florida employee, you will be eligible for a great benefits and rewards package. For more information, visit the UF benefits at

Minimum Requirements:

Master's degree in an appropriate area of specialization and six years of appropriate experience; or a bachelor's degree in an appropriate area of specialization and eight years of appropriate experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

Strong leadership skills and ability to gain the confidence of faculty, staff, leaders, colleagues, and understand and recognize the academic health center’s multiple (and often conflicting) missions of teaching, research, clinical service delivery, and public service.

Progressive responsible experience in healthcare administrative management, to include proficiency in budgeting, contracts and grants, personnel supervision, and space and facilities management.

Adaptability to continually changing work priorities and business methods.

Knowledge of comparable institutional and organizational skills.

The incumbent in this position must be able to demonstrate initiative, self-management and judgment, foresight, analytical problem-solving capabilities, and acceptance of full responsibility and accountability for all personal actions.

Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with people of diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds, styles, and beliefs. Treats everyone with respect and dignity.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

To be considered for this position, please submit a resume, and cover letter.

Review of applications will begin 30 days after posting and continue until the position is filled.

Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at

The University of Florida is a public institution and subject to all requirements under the Florida Sunshine and Public Records laws. If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call (352) 392-2HRS or the Florida Relay System at (800) 955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law.

Health Assessment Required: No



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