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Position Classification Description

Position Class Code / Title: S7023 / Assoc Dir,Clinical Services
Recruitment Tier: Tier 1
FLSA: Exempt
Grade: 14

This is a description of a Staff Position Classification. It is not an announcement of a position opening. To view descriptions of current openings, please go to UNMJobs and Search Postings to view positions that are currently accepting applications.

The following statements are intended to describe, in broad terms, the general functions and responsibility levels characteristic of positions assigned to this classification. They should not be viewed as an exhaustive list of the specific duties and prerequisites applicable to individual positions that have been so classified.

Summary

Under limited supervision, provides clinical and administrative direction for all facets of a specified clinical operation and its associated programs. Formulates and implements client care policies and procedures, and participates in strategic and operational decision-making. Directs, coordinates, and oversees the administration of all clinical personnel and associated support staff.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Plans, implements, and evaluates all clinical care services provided by the unit, as well as all associated administrative operations and activities.
  2. Reviews, establishes, and maintains patient care protocol and standards, ensuring that all federal and State policies, regulations, and guidelines for patient care are met; establishes and coordinates quality improvement, safety, and infection control programs.
  3. Participates in the design, establishment, and maintenance of the organizational structure and staffing of the unit; recruits, employs, trains, supervises, and evaluates unit staff.
  4. Participates in development, implementation and maintenance of policies, objectives, short-and long-range planning; develops and implements projects and programs to assist in accomplishment of established goals.
  5. Manages and coordinates treatment services and programs, as well as educational and in-service activities for the unit.
  6. Oversees all facets of the daily operations of the organizational unit, ensuring compliance with the University, state, and federal laws, policies, and regulations.
  7. Develops and manages annual budgets for the organization and performs periodic cost and productivity analyses.
  8. Represents the organization at various community and/or business meetings, committees, and task forces; promotes existing and new programs and/or policies.
  9. Plans, develops, and implements strategies for generating resources and/or revenues for the organization.
  10. May teach clinical content or other related courses, and/or may supervise graduate students, as appropriate to the position.
  11. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Job Requirements

  • Master's degree; at least 3 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.
  • Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
  • Ability to maintain quality, safety, and/or infection control standards.
  • Ability to develop and maintain recordkeeping systems and procedures.
  • Skill in budget preparation and fiscal management.
  • Skill in the use of personal computers and related software applications.
  • Knowledge of related accreditation and certification requirements.
  • Knowledge of clinical objectives, programs, methods, procedures, and standards within area of expertise.
  • Skill in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures, formulating policy, and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures.
  • Skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities.
  • Knowledge and understanding of all facets of professional patient care within area of expertise.
  • Ability to develop, plan, and implement short- and long-range goals.
  • Ability to identify and secure alternative funding/revenue sources.
  • Ability to supervise and train employees, to include organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments.
  • Ability to foster a cooperative work environment.
  • Knowledge of organizational structures, workflow and operating procedures.
  • Employee development and performance management skills.
  • Ability to develop and present educational programs and/or workshops.
  • Knowledge of financial/business analysis techniques.
  • Knowledge of faculty and/or staff hiring procedures.

Conditions of Employment

  • CPR Certified.
  • Position requires professional license(s) and/or certification(s) appropriate to the designated area of clinical specialty.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

  • Work is performed in an interior medical/clinical environment.
  • No or very limited physical effort required.
  • No or very limited exposure to physical risk.

The University of New Mexico provides all training required by OSHA to ensure employee safety.

Revised Date: 03/20/2017