Executive Director Comprehensive Pain and Spine
Requisition ID #: 27075
Job Category: Administration/Management
Employment Type: Full Time
Experience Level: Director
Work Location: Hub for Collaborative Medicine
Department: Medical College Physicians Administration
Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) seeks a dynamic and
distinguished ambulatory operations and business executive to serve
as its Executive Director for the newly created Comprehensive Pain
& Spine Program. This is a unique leadership role at a highly
respected and growing academic health sciences institution. This
Executive role will manage this multidisciplinary program which
includes overseeing the day-to-day business and operational
functions that support the success of four clinical departments
operating within one unique program. Reporting to the Medical
College Physicians Practice Executives, the Executive Director is
also responsible for the overall operations, financial success,
human resources functions, and facility needs for the program’s
The following represents essential functions and
responsibilities for the Executive Director. They are not listed in
any order of priority.
Oversees and directs clinical and business operations of the
multidisciplinary Comprehensive Pain & Spine program.
Partners with the Medical Advisory Committee to drive
operational objectives, develop growth strategies and tactics, and
ensure financial success of the program.
Evaluates and advises on the impact of long-range planning,
introduction of new clinical operations/strategies and regulatory
Manages expense budget for program and continually benchmarks
operational metrics to improve efficiency and results.
Serves as key liaison with MCP/CP/FH partners representing
practice’s interests in ambulatory and health system initiatives,
new system technology, and operational opportunities.
Maintains key relationships with clinical department chairs,
clinical department administrators, and MCP administration to
ensure that operational and business needs of the program are
Develops and uses effective monitoring systems to assure
standards of performance are met, operating and budget objectives
achieved, adherence to regulations, policies and procedures of MCW
and regulatory agencies.
Prepares and presents financial reports and analyses to key
stakeholders as requested.
Motivates and leads a high-performance clinical team; attracts,
recruits and retains required members of the team.
Maintains awareness of best practice trends in patient care and
incorporates these into the operational strategies.
Stays current on market knowledge to best meet the needs of the
Invests in continuing personal professional growth and
Knowledge – Skills – Abilities
Analytical Thinking: Ability to understand a situation, issues
or problem by breaking it into smaller pieces, or tracking its
implications in a step by step way.
Innovation: Ability to approach one's work and the organization
in new and breakthrough ways, including applying complex concepts,
developing creative new solutions, or adapting previous solutions
in promising ways.
Impact and Influence: Ability to persuade, convince, influence
or impress others in order to get them to go along with or to
support one's opinion or position; able to understand others
interests and motivations, in order to have a specific impact,
effect, or impression on them and/or convince them to take a
specific course of action.
Relationship and Network Development: Ability to establish,
build and sustain professional contacts for the purpose of building
networks of people with similar goals that support similar
Communication: Ability to use written and spoken communication
in formal and informal situations to convey meaning, build shared
understanding, and productively move agendas forward.
Accountability: Ability to hold people accountable to standards
of performance or ensure compliance using the power of one's
position or force of personality appropriately and effectively,
with the long-term good of the organization in mind.
Project Management: Ability to plan, execute and oversee a
multi-year project involving significant resources, scope and
impact to meet unique goals and objectives.
Professional and Social Responsibility: Demonstration of ethics,
sound professional practices, social accountability, and community
stewardship. Acting in ways that are consistent with one's values
and what one says is important.
Reports to (Title): Chief Operating Officer/Chief Strategy
Officer – MCP
Direct Reports (Titles): Program clinical and support staff
Collaborates with (Titles): Medical Executive Committee,
Department Chairs and Administrators,
Appropriate education and/or experience may be substituted on
Minimum Required Experience: 12 years
The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) is one of the largest
healthcare employers in Wisconsin. We are a distinguished leader
and innovator in the education and development of the next
generation of physicians, scientists, pharmacists and health
professionals; we discover and translate new knowledge in the
biomedical and health sciences; we provide cutting-edge,
collaborative patient care of the highest quality; and we improve
the health of the communities we serve.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate
against any employee or applicant for employment because of race,
color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation,
gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or
any other federal, state or local protected class.
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