About the Department
The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology has 114 clinical providers, providing care at the main hospital in Hyde Park and seven off site locations. We have more than 60,000 outpatient visits, 25,000 ultrasound visits, 2,800 deliveries, and 3,000 gynecological surgeries per year. Teaching, research and the highest quality clinical care are top priorities for the Department. The residency and fellowship programs are highly ranked and have a history of training leaders in healthcare. The Department also has a significant research enterprise, engaging in population health studies, as well as research conducted in wet laboratories on tumor biology, fibroid research, and hypertensive diseases in pregnancy. Additionally, the Section of Family Planning has established a unique research center, CI3, which focuses on reproductive policy and innovations in sexual and reproductive health. The department was ranked #12 on the 2020-2021 U.S. News & World Report for Gynecology.
The job provides leadership and direction through managers responsible for the financial and management functions of a department in support of teaching, medical research and clinical care. Facilitates research initiatives of the faculty and staff. Develops departmental plans. Provides leadership and supervision to a large staff of exempt and non-exempt employees, including management teams.
- Develop goals and prioritize department efforts to align Women’s Health with the needs of the organization while positioning the University of Chicago as a leader.
- Drive future strategic direction and proactively prepare for organizational, talent and market changes communicating actionable findings and recommendations to senior leadership.
- Lead, develop and execute the department’s strategic, operational, talent, and budget initiatives using metrics, data, research, and education.
- Lead and manage a diverse, interdisciplinary team to successful outcomes through effective and purposeful management practices.
- Cultivate a collaborative, inclusive environment that promotes and fosters teamwork, innovation, curiosity, problem solving, and continuous learning.
- Develop and maintain effective communication practices that provide internal and external audiences with the key data and information needed to achieve goals.
- Develop and manage capital equipment/asset plans to assure equipment is appropriate as technology and market needs change.
- Foster a safe and ethical environment creating accountability to high organizational standards.
- Engage team development through coaching, goal setting, hiring, mentorship, talent management, best practices, and accountability.
- Visible, engaged, collaborative leader representing the University of Chicago in relevant conferences, platforms and mediums to advance the mission, field and organization.
- Provides leadership to managers within a department to support teaching, medical research and clinical care. Facilitates research initiatives of the faculty and staff.
- Directs department priorities, allocates resources and executes strategic plans.
- Oversees non-medical activities of the department(s). Manages policy development and implementation in various departmental areas.
- Performs other related work as needed.
Minimum requirements include a college or university degree in related field.
Minimum requirements include knowledge and skills developed through 10+ years of work experience in a related job discipline.
- Advanced degree with emphasis in finance, business, health care, or relevant field.
- Ten years of progressively responsible relevant professional experience in financial planning, management, analysis, forecasting, modeling, or administration.
- Seven years of progressively responsible experience within a complex, healthcare environment.
- Five years of progressively responsible talent management experience in coaching, communication, recruiting, hiring, and performance management.
- Directly related financial and budget development experience in a complex environment.
- Experience working in a fiscally responsible, highly regulated business setting that regularly employs benchmarking.
- Experience using Electronic Medical Records Systems, Enterprise Resource Systems and Medical Group Practice Billing and Financial Management Systems.
- Proficient mathematical and analytical skills including data sets and data aggregation.
- Significant experience within an academic health sciences environment.
- Knowledge of research funding and appreciation for working in a research-intensive academic culture.
- Exceptional communication and listening skills, ability to communicate comfortably with healthcare professionals locally and internationally, board and committee members, academic and healthcare professionals.
- Ability to communicate comfortably with faculty, staff, students, and officials at the highest level of the organization.
- Highly effective in verbal and written communication skills, including formulating recommendations and developing presentations.
- Highly ethical and professional manner with the ability to influence and lead others.
- Ability to manage in an efficient, dynamic and growth-oriented manner by fostering a continuous learning mentality that is applied to the overall department in alignment with the organizational commitment to excellence.
- Serve as an inspirational, persuasive and agile leader with a track record of success in transformation and measurable outcomes.
- Track record of success in focusing on strategic objectives and translating the priorities into successful short- and long-term results for the organization.
- Demonstrated success in supporting medical research with the ability to effectively identify opportunities for improvement in support functions.
- Proven track record as a strategic leader with specific experience implementing value added business initiatives.
- Demonstrated effectiveness applying a keen business intellect to problem solving in an environment notable for complexity with multiple business partners and multiple missions.
- Proven financial management skills, including the ability to analyze data for budgeting, operations, auditing, and accounts receivable and reserve analysis, preform preparation.
- Critical thinker, one who understands the underlying financial and operational drivers within a research environment, applying business best practices where appropriate, and developing creative alternative strategies as needed.
- Excellent mathematical and analytical skills with a focus on synthesizing and extracting trends from multiple incongruent sources.
- Demonstrated capacity to learn new technologies, interacts professionally with members at all levels of the organization, and provides superlative customer service to the faculty, students, staff, and patients served throughout the organization.
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