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Administrative Director - Neurology Administration - Durham

Company: Duke University
Location: Durham
Posted on: June 9, 2021

Job Description:

Duke University Hospital is consistently rated as one of the best in the United States and is known around the world for its outstanding care and groundbreaking research. Duke University Hospital has 957 inpatient beds and offers comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic facilities, including a regional emergency/trauma center; a major surgery suite containing 51 operating rooms; an endo-surgery center; an Ambulatory Surgery Center with nine operating rooms and an extensive diagnostic and interventional radiology area. In fiscal year 2018, Duke University Hospital admitted 42,916 patients and had 1,085,740 outpatient visits in fiscal year 2017.

U.S News & World Report named Duke University Hospital #1 in North Carolina and #1 in the Raleigh-Durham area in 2018-19.

Duke University Hospital is ranked in the top 20 nationally for seven adult specialties, including cardiology and heart surgery, nephrology, ophthalmology, orthopedics, pulmonology, rheumatology, and urology.

In addition to its hospitals, Duke Health has an extensive, geographically dispersed network of outpatient facilities that include primary care offices, urgent care centers, multi-specialty clinics and outpatient surgery centers.

General Description of the Job Class

Provide effective management over assigned hospital service lines to include responsibility and accountability for quality of care and financial performance for each service line; recommend and implement corrective action as necessary.

Duties and Responsibilities of this Level

Ensure appropriate bottom line targets are developed and met relative to financial performance through revenue enhancement and cost containment, including but not limited to, maintenance of current volumes and increasing volumes through new service offerings, physician recruitment and involvement in third party negotiations, attention to variable expenses, capital purchases and development of outcomes management; recommend financial targets and prepare budgets; monitor financial variances; recommend and implement corrective action.

Ensure appropriate bottom line targets are developed and met relative to quality of care through the hospital's quality assurance program; assure development and implementation of outcomes management and associated performance targets, including but not limited to patient satisfaction surveys, physician relations and continuing education; monitor variances; recommend and implement corrective action.

Monitor market conditions and costs; recommend price levels and packaging; work with marketing and communications functions to develop promotional programs; design, develop and recommend appropriate service line extensions; work with Health Systems representatives to develop and negotiate managed care contracts; work with Medical Staff Services to develop and enhance physician relations and recruiting where appropriate. Monitor market forces and internal conditions; develop and update the Business Plan; integrate goals of hospital into service lines.

Monitor level of resources utilized in service delivery and determine appropriateness of resource consumption in the service; enhance effectiveness and efficiency of as well as satisfaction with patient care delivery; develop recommendations on appropriate care, redesigning as necessary, and coordinate implementation.

Identify and communicate service line needs; coordinate with clinical and non-clinical hospital departments to develop supplier contracts; participate in Service Line Performance Team.

Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.

Required Qualifications at this Level


Bachelor's degree required.


Work requires seven years of progressive administrative experience, generally in a hospital, health care or similar service industry to become proficient in managing quality of care and financial performance over assigned hospital service line.

A Master's degree in Hospital Administration, Business Administration or a related field may be substituted for experience on a 1:1 basis.

Degrees, Licensure, and/or Certification


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
















Distinguishing Characteristics of this Level


Duke is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas-an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.

Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essentialjob functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.

Nearest Major Market: Durham

Nearest Secondary Market: Raleigh

Keywords: Duke University, Durham , Administrative Director - Neurology Administration - Durham, Other , Durham, North Carolina

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