Business Administrator

Job description

Hyde Park Campus

2013013 Pediatrics-Neurology

About the Unit
The Section of Pediatric Neurology provides comprehensive inpatient and outpatient care for children suffering from a wide variety of neurological diseases. Pediatric neurologists are experts in the diagnosis and treatment of epilepsy, concussions, neuromuscular disorders and other conditions.

Job Information

Job Summary:

The Business Administrator manages day-to-day operations of the section of Pediatric Neurology and the section of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics under the direction of the Section Chiefs and Section Administrator. This includes management, oversight and coordination of staff, finances and administrative support services for faculty, staff and programs. In addition, this role assists the Section Chiefs and Section Administrator in developing and implementing the strategy and budget.


  • Performs ongoing assessments of office organization and function, identifies operational deficiencies, recommends and implements solutions
  • Under the guidance of Section Administrator, supports optimal financial performance by monitoring and reconciling accounts (operating, faculty discretionary, gift, etc.), updating and maintaining budget projections and developing periodic summary reports
  • Partners with physicians, nurses and other staff members to provide broad administrative support, including oversight of academic appointments, medical staff privileges, recruitment, onboarding, and promotion
  • Assists with coordination of all functions necessary to support the residency / fellowship training programs, including management of interview schedules, coordinating applicant interview schedules, troubleshooting and onboarding
  • Serves as a liaison with Research Administration and supports management and reconciliation of research accounts, including pre-award and post-award
  • In partnership with Departmental Human Resources, manages various HR needs, including hiring, termination, time and attendance, payroll, as well as employee and labor relations
  • Researches, compiles and analyzes data to create reports, proposals and business plans

  • Familiarity with general business practices required.
  • Commitment to providing a high level of service and working in a team environment required.
  • High degree of professionalism required.
  • Attention to detail required.
  • Ability to handle confidential information with utmost discretion required.
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills required.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and under tight deadlines required.
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills required.
  • Familiarity and comfort working with physicians and nurses preferred.
  • Familiarity working in an academic medical center environment preferred.
  • Grant management experience preferred.

Additional Requirements


Education, Experience, and Certifications:

  • Bachelor's degree required
  • Master of Healthcare Administration, Master of Public Health or Master of Business Administration preferred.

  • Minimum of 2 years of progressively responsible administrative experience required.
  • 3-5 years of experience in a healthcare setting, including supervisory experience preferred.

Technical Knowledge or Skills:
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) required.

Required Documents:

The following documents are required to be considered for this position.
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Professional Reference Contact Information: 3-5, 2 must by a current or former manager.

(NOTE: When applying all required documents MUST be uploaded under Resume/CV section of the application_

Benefit Eligibility

Pay Frequency

Pay Range
Depends on Qualification

Scheduled Weekly Hours


Job is Exempt?

Drug Test Required?

Does this position require incumbent to operate a vehicle on the job?

Health Screen Required?

Background Check Required?


Posting Date

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Job No:
Posted: 2/21/2018
Application Due: 4/22/2018
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