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Position Classification Description

Position Class Code / Title: S7055 / Clinical Operations Dir
Recruitment Tier: Tier 1
FLSA: Exempt
Grade: 16

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

Provides clinical and administrative direction for all facets of clinical operations, patient care, unit support, and associated programs and services. Formulates and implements patient care policies and procedures, and participates in overall component decision-making. Directs, coordinates, and oversees the administration of all nursing 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. Designs, establishes, and maintains an organizational structure and staffing to effectively accomplish the organization's goals and objectives; oversees recruitment, training, supervision, performance evaluation, and resource allocation of unit staff.
  3. 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.
  4. Oversees the overall operations of programs reporting to this position.
  5. Establishes and implements short- and long-range organizational goals, objectives, strategic plans, policies, and operating procedures; monitors and evaluates programmatic and operational effectiveness, and effects changes required for improvement.
  6. Recommends and participates in the development of university policies and procedures; may serve on university planning and policy-making committees.
  7. Represents the University to various institutional divisions as well as externally to governmental agencies, vendors, students and their parents, and/or the general public.
  8. Plans, develops, and implements strategies for generating resources and/or revenues for the organization.
  9. May direct and coordinate the clinical, education and research component of one or various programs.
  10. May develop and administer annual budgets for the organization and/or perform periodic cost and productivity analyses.
  11. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Job Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree, Licensed healthcare professional if applicable in field of expertise; at least 7 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

  • Knowledge of related accreditation and certification requirements.
  • Knowledge of clinical objectives, programs, methods, procedures, and standards within area of expertise.
  • Ability to use independent judgment and to manage and impart information to a range of clientele and/or media sources.
  • Skill in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures, formulating policy, and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures.
  • Knowledge and understanding of all facets of professional patient care within area of expertise.
  • Knowledge of organizational structure, workflow, and operating procedures.
  • 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.
  • Outstanding interpersonal and community relations skills and the ability to communicate and work effectively within a diverse community.
  • Employee development and performance management skills.
  • Knowledge of financial/business analysis techniques.
  • Knowledge of faculty and/or staff hiring procedures.

Conditions of Employment

  • UNM will provide Hepatitis vaccination, candidate may decline vaccination through declination form or may provide record of vaccination from previous employer.
  • Successful candidate must submit to post-offer, pre-employment physical examination and medical history check.

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