Assistant Dean

Chapel Hill
Aug 31, 2017
Faculty Jobs
Health & Medical, Dentistry
Executive Administration Jobs
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Position Type: Permanent Staff

Department: Dental Faculty Practice - 438000

Appointment Type: EHRA Non-Faculty

Vacancy ID: NF0002684

Position Summary: The Assistant Dean/Chief Operating Officer (COO) provides leadership to the Dental Faculty Practice (DFP)/Clinical Practices including oversight of operations, finances, staff, and practice participants. There are nearly 70 faculty participants and 65 staff (including dental assistants, dental hygienists, and administrative support staff). The operating budget is approximately $10.5M and the annual revenues is $11M. The COO also serves as a resource and referral source for staff and practice participants seeking various types of assistance across departments, interpretation of DFP/Clinical Practices Policies and with patient issues. Additionally the COO is responsible for organizing and overseeing the Administrative Office personnel and developing and implementing various financial and non-financial systems to meet the needs of the DFP/Clinical Practices of the School of Dentistry. The COO has the responsibility to ensure that the DFP/Clinical Practices is working efficiently and needs to find a balance in managing the day-to-day operations while leading strategic development initiatives required for long-term success. The COO reports directly to the Dean and serves as Chair of the DFP Executive Committee and Vice Chair of the Executive Board. The COO identifies Practice challenges, researches potential solutions, presents information to the Executive Committee and finalizes information to the Executive Board.

Application Deadline:

Education Requirements: Relevant post-Baccalaureate degree required with three years or greater of related professional experience; for candidates demonstrating comparable professional backgrounds, will accept a relevant undergraduate degree and five years or greater of relevant experience in substitution. A MBA or MHA degree is preferred, and a PhD/DBA in business or health care administration is preferred.

Qualification and Experience: Excellent communicator, self-motivated, highly energetic and a strategic thinker with a proven track record of innovative leadership in quality improvement programs, strategic management and the dental industry. Additional expectations include knowledge of health care compliance rules and regulations, management of Medicare/Medicaid issues, and negotiation of contracts. Individual must have strong knowledge of medical insurance billing and collections, CDT, CPT, ICD10, and HCPC coding and medical terminology, The successful candidate should have excellent, problem solving and decision making skills, and be detail oriented with a professional attitude and high level of integrity. The ideal candidate will have experience in graduate student teaching in strategic management and practice management. Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills are also a necessity. Leadership, vision, and inter-personal skills with the ability to work with a diverse faculty, staff and patients are critical.

Equal Opportunity Employer: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

Department Contact Name and Title: Ibrahim Duqum, Clinical Associate Professor

Department Contact Telephone Number or Email:

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