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The University of Kansas Health System in Kansas City is a world-class academic medical center and destination for complex care and diagnosis. We offer more options for patients with serious conditions because of our expertise and leadership in medical research and education.

Job Description

Position Summary/Career Interest

At the direction of the Department Chair, oversees and has responsibility for all administrative, financial and daily operations of the department. Scope extends to management of clinical practice (where applicable). Oversees all academic program development, research and business functions. Partners with Hospital and University leadership in promoting the system mission, vision and values.


* Must be able to perform the professional, clinical and or technical competencies of the assigned unit or
* Note: These statements are intended to describe the essential functions of the job and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all Skills and duties may vary dependent upon your department or unit. Other duties may be assigned as required.
* Functions as the operations manager for the Department. Works with the Department Chair to provide oversight of all clinical, administrative, research, educational, and various support activities in the department. This includes recommendations regarding staffing levels, interviewing and selecting new support employees, training new employees in administrative procedures, evaluating the performance of staff, recommending salary adjustments, maintaining a harmonious work environment and, in consultation with HR, handling performance problems up to and including termination, if necessary.
* To the extent not delegated to Billing Services, supervise billing-related business office operations for a department. This includes managing and monitoring all the billing, collection, and coding functions between the department and outside vendors or contractors. Implement and maintain operational audit and quality control programs to ensure accurate and optimum performance in all billing related areas, including regulatory billing compliance and teaching physician requirements
* Responsible for developing and maintaining operating budgets for the department within guidelines and objectives established by applicable executive leadership.
* Develop and maintain efficient department and clinical practice procedures relative to the delivery of quality health care, maintenance of good patient relations, and the accounting and record keeping of day to day activities.
* Assure that the personnel, space, furniture and equipment needs of the department are continuously met.
* Actively support the Department Chair and their designees for medical direction in developing and maintaining business plans for the department.
* Analyze work-flow to assure maximum staff utilization; instill service excellence; encourage mutually beneficial educational opportunities for employees; and assure that the support needs of the department are met, and all work is completed accurately, efficiently, and on time.
* At the direction of the Department Chair, identify, develop, and organize new programs and services.
* Function as a resource to Hospital, and University leadership in designing and implementing work-flow changes that will increase the efficiency and effectiveness of operations and maintain practice-wide standards.



* High School Diploma
* Bachelor's Degree from an accredited university in the area of business, health administration or education.
* Five or more years' experience with a concentration in administration or equivalent combination in education and experience.


* Advanced degree preferred
* Experience in medical group management and academic departmental management.

Estimated annual salary


  • Monitor the facility to ensure that it remains safe, secure, and well-maintained.
  • Prepare and review operational reports and schedules to ensure accuracy and efficiency.
  • Set goals and deadlines for the department.
  • Acquire, distribute and store supplies.


  • Reading ComprehensionUnderstanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Active ListeningGiving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • WritingCommunicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • SpeakingTalking to others to convey information effectively.


  • Administration and ManagementKnowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
  • ClericalKnowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.
  • Customer and Personal ServiceKnowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • Personnel and Human ResourcesKnowledge of principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, training, compensation and benefits, labor relations and negotiation, and personnel information systems.
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