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POST DATE 10/11/2017
END DATE 2/3/2018

Brigham & Women's Hospital(BWH) Boston, MA

Boston, MA
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Full Time
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Bachelors Degree



The Brigham and Womens Hospital Department of Medicine (DOM) is a Harvard Medical School (HMS)-affiliated academic department comprised of 21 divisions, 1,300 faculty, ~$250 million in annual professional clinical revenue, 350 residents and fellows, and ~$445 million in annual research expenditures. The DOM is the largest academic department at BWH and among the largest in the country.

The Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Endoscopy includes 45 faculty members, 17 fellows, 5 mid-level practitioners, 25 research staff, and 10 administrative staff. In addition, this position oversees GI Associates at BWFH, where 7 physicians are supported by a practice manager and 6 clinical staff members.

This position is accountable for the overall administration and operating results of the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Endoscopy within the BWH DOM. The Administrative Director is responsible for the strategic planning process, research administration and grant management activities, financial performance, human resources development, training programs, and facilities planning and management for the division. This position reports to the division chief, and to the executive administrator of the DOM, performance reviews will be jointly conducted by the chief and the executive administrator.


1. Under the leadership of the division chief, determines the overall vision, mission, direction, goals, and objectives of the division. Directs the strategic planning process, establishes and achieves long range goals, and ensures the implementation of strategic business plans that are aligned with the departments and hospitals vision, strategic plans, and goals.

2. Identifies, evaluates, and recommends new business ventures, affiliations, and partnerships consistent with the strategic business plans and the growth and market objectives of the division, the department, and the hospital. Works with departmental and hospital leadership and the PHS Office of General Counsel to prepare the necessary business plans and documentation. Manages the renewal of any such arrangements.

3. Ensures healthy and collaborative administrative relationships within the department, the hospital, and Partners HealthCare System.

4. Develops and implements divisional policies and procedures consonant with the departments and hospitals policies in the areas of clinical practice management, grants management, and teaching/training. Interacts extensively with the chief to assess administrative and financial needs of the division and to revise policies and procedures to meet changing needs of division.

5. Develops effective methods of communicating with faculty, trainees, and staff on a regular basis.

6. Continuously assesses and improves the efficiency of systems and processes.

7. Serves as critical member of departments administrative team. Establishes and maintains clear and precise communications with the executive administrator and department leaders as to the divisions performance as required by standard practices. Communicates openly and collaboratively with other division administrators and hospital leaders.

Financial Management

1. Establishes and achieves financial goals and measures, monitors financial performance, and ensures the on-going financial performance of the division.

2. Understands and meets all department financial reporting requirements in the prescribed format, per the direction of the executive administrator and the DOM finance office.

3. Prepares annual department and hospital budgets in the formats prescribed by the each entity. Presents and justifies budget requests to the division chief, executive administrator, and the director of finance.

4. Responsible for maintaining solvency of all funds within the control of the division. Examines, analyzes and interprets financial reports for the purpose of giving advice, preparing statements and projections, and ultimately managing resources. Supervises the activities of subordinates who are responsible for being familiar with and approving all expenditures, assigning cost centers, monitoring compliance with budgets, and identifying and investigating potential problem areas and proposing solutions. Makes recommendations for cost savings based on a thorough understanding of the division, department, hospital, and study policies and requirements, and funding agency regulations.

5. Establishes and maintains a financial management system to allow accurate, detailed and up-to-the minute reporting of financial status and staffing distribution of all operating accounts, foundation accounts, divisional grants, special purpose funds, fellowships, etc. Supervises staff who provide monthly, annual and ad-hoc financial reports on all division funds. These reports include current expenditures, projections of future expenses, and variances from budgeted line item expenses.

6. Develops and monitors a comprehensive research financial budget for the division chief for both short-term and long-term planning purposes for specific faculty/staff members as well as the entire division.

7. Develops an overall compensation plan for division faculty and, under the direction of the division chief, recommends salary levels for faculty. Communicates compensation plan to faculty as directed by the chief. Creates and maintains customized spreadsheets on each faculty member detailing annual salary support sources, productivity, etc. Prepares and submits annual salary sheets for faculty to the department. Responsible for initiating revised salary sheets as needed.

Clinical Program Management

1. Maintains an in-depth knowledge of the changing health care environment and assesses the markets need for clinical services. Monitors and evaluates the adequacy of the divisions existing services and ensures the development of programs and services to respond to the market. Develops, supports and manages programmatic initiatives for care improvement, cost reduction and network development.

2. Under the leadership of the division chief, departmental administration, and hospital leadership, reviews the ongoing management of the divisions clinical services, discusses and resolves any administrative problems that arise, and directs the planning of improvements in existing clinical services.

3. Represents the division on professional billing and collection issues as appropriate. Maintains a thorough understanding of clinical reimbursement and managed care issues specific to the division. Identifies opportunities to optimize clinical reimbursement and implements new policies and procedures as needed. Educates faculty and staff on clinical reimbursement issues as needed.

4. Under the direction of the departments director of quality and the quality program manager, serves as the lead administrative resource for the divisions clinical quality program.

5. Assures compliance with BWH, JCAHO, OSHA, DPH and state and federal regulations. Leads the divisions involvement in compliance audits as directed.

6. Identifies the need for, assesses parameters, performs financial analyses, and participates with the department in negotiating contracts for the delivery of clinical services by division physicians. Assesses the agreements on an on-going basis to ensure that they are financially viable and comply with current regulatory requirements.

Research Administration Management

1. Monitors the ongoing process of grant development, submission, review and notification, discusses and resolves administrative problems that arise, directs the administrative planning for potential new sources of income.

2. Reviews and analyzes funding proposals. Approves and submits proposals for divisional, departmental and institutional review. May be asked to prepare detailed budgets and