Senior Associate Dean for Administration and Finance, CU School of Medicine and Executive Direc...
DescriptionCU Anschutz/CU School ofMedicineThe University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, one of fourcampuses in the University of Colorado System, is the major academic medicalcenter in the Rocky Mountain region. In addition to CU’s health sciencesschools, the Anschutz Medical Campus is home to UCHealth University of ColoradoHospital, Children’s Hospital Colorado and the Rocky Mountain Regional VeteransAffairs Medical Center, making it one of the largest and most comprehensivebiomedical research and clinical care centers in the western United States with24,000 employees and 1.9 million patient visits annually. With world-classhealth sciences research, educational, and clinical facilities, the CU Schoolof Medicine has established distinctive and highly productive programs,receiving research awards of more than $425 million in the most recent fiscalyear, including $226 million from the National Institutes of Health and otherfederal agencies. The School’s total annual clinical and research revenuereaches $1.6 billion. In 2017, the CU School of Medicine received full reaccreditation fromthe Liaison Committee on Medical Education. Through expanding clinicaloperations, impressive research efforts, and strong philanthropic support, theSchool continues to make a profound impact on the state of Colorado and theworld of bioscience and medical care. According to a report released in 2018 bythe Association of American Medical Colleges, the CU School of Medicine and itspartner teaching hospitals contributed 56,056 jobs and $4.31 billion to thestate economy in 2017. MissionThe mission of the University of Colorado School of Medicine is toprovide Colorado, the nation, and the world with programs of excellence in:
- Education - through the provision of educationalprograms to medical students, allied health students, graduate students andhousestaff, practicing health professionals and the public at large;
- Research - through the development of newknowledge in the basic and clinical sciences, as well as in health policy andhealth care education;
- Patient Care - through state-of-the-art clinicalprograms which reflect the unique educational environment of the University, aswell as the needs of the patients it serves; and
- Community Service - through sharing the School’sexpertise and knowledge to enhance the broader community, including ouraffiliated institutions, other health care professionals, alumni and othercolleagues, and citizens of the state.
- Evaluate the effectiveness of CU Medicine andimplement necessary changes in administrative organization and staffing.
- Recruit, develop, and retain qualified staffneeded to carry out the mission.
- Continually analyze current staffing, financing,operations, policies, systems, and procedures, and develop and implementnecessary changes that maximize operational excellence and efficiency.
- Develop and oversee infrastructure thatoptimizes all elements of the revenue cycle, including coding, A/R management,commercial contracting, analytics, reporting, and stakeholder relations.
- Develop and maintain appropriate IT systems andanalytic capabilities that monitor and enhance the organization's performanceand business processes, and facilitate and enhance management and strategicdecision making. Coordinate IT infrastructure and IT needs with affiliatedhospitals and campus IT infrastructure and networks as appropriate.
- Maintain appropriate and ongoing audit functionsto ensure adherence to generally accepted accounting principles and allrelevant regulations and requirements relative to sustaining not-for-profitstatus.
- Ensure CU Medicine is in compliance withrelevant and applicable University of Colorado Board of Regents and SOM rules.
- Oversee contracting for management, administrative,consulting and legal services.
- Provide effective stewardship and management offinancial resources and assets.
- Oversee preparation of budgets, and thedevelopment of transparent and relevant fiscal and operational reports.Implement effective financial models and cost and revenue allocationstrategies.
- Negotiate with insurance companies, hospitalsand managed care organizations for appropriate reimbursement.
- Interface with government and non-governmentregulatory and accrediting agencies and provide effective advocacy on behalf ofCU Medicine's faculty members and clinical programs.
- Determine the current and future marketconditions and evaluate the faculty practice's competitive position.Develop/implement strategic objectives and tactical plans that maintain CUMedicine's competitive position in the health care market.
- Develop and implement plans for expansion of CUMedicine into the community through acquisition of community practice andproviders.
- Maintain close liaison with the CU MedicineBoard of Directors, Executive Committee, and Department Chairs and DepartmentAdministrators. Provide administrative support in matters relating to qualityassurance and professional program management, and serve as a liaison withprofessional and community organizations.
- Participate in meetings of the CU Medicine Boardof Directors, Executive Committee, and other board committees, and assist withdeveloping meeting agendas.
- Inform CU Medicine members on business, market,and political factors affecting the health care environment.
- Represent CU Medicine in leadership functionsand structures coordinating CU Medicine, University of Colorado Health System,and Children's Hospital Colorado clinical endeavors.
- Actively participate in SOM leadership strategicplanning and ensure that CU Medicine's operations and resources adhere to CUMedicine's primary purpose as an organization founded to support the mission ofSOM under direction of the Dean of the School of Medicine.
- Maintain a national presence of CU Medicinewithin the health care industry and all relevant academic health careassociations. Maintain a statewide presence for CU Medicine among the healthcare industry and business community.
- Communicate effectively with medical,professional, administrative and other personnel to effectively presentinformation both orally and in written form.
- Work collaboratively with SOM leadership tocontinually ensure that CU Medicine administration is aligned with andresponsive to the needs of the physicians of the SOM.
- Serve as the senior administrative and fiscalofficer in the School of Medicine for financial matters, policy development,and program evaluation.
- Provide direct supervision over the financial,personnel, and information technology staff in the central Dean's Office.Advise key personnel, both administrative and academic within the variousdepartments of the school, on operations and programs of an administrativenature.
- Oversee all fiscal affairs of the School ofMedicine, which includes preparation and oversight of the operating budget,monitoring cash flow and expenditure plans, fund management, and grants andcontracts management.
- Direct the preparation of the Request Budget forthe School and respond to questions from external and internal sourcesconcerning the budget and School of Medicine fiscal resource issues. Developprinciples and strategies for resource allocation within the School ofMedicine.
- Develop and recommend, through the Dean,Chancellor, and President to the Regents, tuition rates for medical studentsand allied health program students within the School of Medicine.
- Organize the faculty salary negotiation processfor the School and direct the preparation of the salary recommendation reportsfor the Dean's, Chancellor's, President's and Regent's review/approval.
- Provide creative and thoughtful leadership forthe development of funding, compensation, and resources allocation strategiesand policies which enable and enhance the School of Medicine's research,teaching, and clinical missions.
- Serve as senior adviser to the Dean on allfiscal and administrative matters, as well as mission and program developmentissues.
- Participate in the recruitment of key School ofMedicine leadership positions and participate in resource negotiations.
- Administer the flow of administrative,financial, budgetary, and statistical information and reporting for the Schoolfrom various University units and State of Colorado governmental bodies. Act asthe liaison between the School and University of Colorado Denver (UCD) CentralAdministration concerning administrative and financial activities.
- Assist in developing responses and assuringcompliance with external and internal audits, and monitoring of expenditures inaccordance with State fiscal rules and University fiscal policy.
- Develop and maintain appropriate system ofinternal controls and School of Medicine fiscal policy.
- Oversee IT systems for the SOM, ensuringappropriate technical and analytic resources to support fiscal, management, andacademic programs.
- Serve on various UCD and SOM committees,including serving as Chair of the Administrator Committee and participating inthe School of Medicine Executive Committee, Dean's senior management teammeetings, and CU Medicine Board of Directors meetings.
- Conduct and direct special projects andrepresent the School of Medicine on numerous task forces.
- Develop effective advocacy materials on behalfof the School of Medicine.
- Continue to develop, strengthen, and cultivateexisting and new partnerships and affiliations with hospital systems, physicianpractices, and other entities to strengthen CU Medicine and the CU School ofMedicine.
- Continue to advocate for CU Medicine and the CUSchool of Medicine with state and federal entities to maximize the financialhealth of the organization.
- Refresh the strategic plan for CU Medicine andthe CU School of Medicine in collaboration with the Dean, the DepartmentChairs, and key system stakeholders to be best positioned for the future with afocus on innovation and strategic priorities.
QualificationsIdeal Experience: 10+ years of faculty practiceplan leadership experience10 years of senior management level experience in academic health careas well as executive level practice plan management experience. Master's degreeAn MBA, MHA or equivalent degree. Understanding of medical schoolprioritiesPreference will be given to individuals who have held a leadershipposition within a School of Medicine or academic Department/Division. At aminimum, successful candidates should demonstrate a previous collaborativeexperience with and understanding of academic missions and programs of medicalschools. Relevant hospital, multi-specialtyclinic and/or other health care industry experience will be considered. Critical Leadership Capabilities:
Strategic Thinker and StrongExecuter:In a complex and growing organization, the successful candidate willresolve immediate issues quickly while, at the same time, strategically addressinglarger systemic issues by:
Job Category: Executive
Primary Location: Aurora
Posting Date: Oct 31, 2018
Unposting Date: Ongoing