• Executive Director of Transplant

    Requisition Post Information* : Posted Date 6 months ago(6/25/2018 2:12 PM)
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  • Job Description

    Executive Director of Transplant, the University of Chicago Medicine in Chicago, IL 


    Join one of the nation’s most renowned academic medical centers, University of Chicago Medicine, in an influential role as the Executive Director of Transplant for the entirety of our Transplant program. This individual will partner with our Medical and Surgical Directors as well as have exposure to the Dean and President of our organization. This leader will have the opportunity to invest in our current program and grow the department to new levels. The Executive Director of Transplant will work alongside Dr. John Fung and Dr. Michael Charlton to develop new strategy, maintain our high-commitment to compliance, enhance operations, and ultimately see our transplant program flourish. Our employees deliver world-class care in an environment where opinions are respected, shared decision-making is rewarded and teamwork is the order of the day. Our staff are encouraged to achieve their career goals, which in turn benefits all of our patients and the University of Chicago Medicine as a whole. 


    In this role, the Executive Director of Transplant is responsible for strategic planning and development of an adult and pediatric Transplant Center. They are expected to manage and grow through internal operations and outreach, the Heart, Lung, Kidney, Liver, Pancreas, Kidney/Pancreas, Multi-organ and Islet Cell transplant programs. They are responsible for aligning internal and external diverse audiences in a common vision and mission by providing an environment where all parties are involved through a dynamic governance model. This executive is responsible for planning, organizing, directing and controlling the twenty-four-hour, seven days per week operation of the transplant center in order to meet the needs of all customers (patients, families, & physicians).  The Transplant Center is inclusive of Surgery, Medicine, Pediatrics, personnel, faculty, and other ancillary staff in various departments. This Executive Director must be familiar with the electronic medical record for clinical operations and transplant specific modules.



    Executive Director of Transplant Education and Experience Requirements: 


    • A Bachelor’s degree in Hospital Administration, Business Administration, or Nursing from an accredited academic body is required. A Master’s degree in one of these fields is preferred.
    • A minimum of 5 years of experience in healthcare operations with defined experience in managing a transplant program is necessary.
    • Must demonstrate programmatic growth and development.
    • Must demonstrate leadership in a complex healthcare environment, with strong management & team-building experience.
    • Familiarity with CMS, UNOS, and OPO guidelines & regulations related to the transplant process is critical. Familiarity with additional clinical regulatory requirements including the Joint Commission is also necessary.
    • Must possess a strong background in healthcare financial methodology including transplant contracting and Medicare Cost Reporting.
    • Clinical nursing experience, especially in Transplantation is preferred.

    Why Join Us

    We’ve been at the forefront of medicine since 1899. We provide superior healthcare with compassion, always mindful that each patient is a person, an individual. To accomplish this, we need employees with passion, talent and commitment… with patients and with each other. We’re in this together: working to advance medical innovation, serve the health needs of the community, and move our collective knowledge forward. If you’d like to add enriching human life to your profile, The University of Chicago Medicine is for you. Here at the forefront, we’re doing work that really matters. Join us. Bring your passion.


    Bring your career to the next level at a hospital that is thriving; from patient satisfaction to employee engagement, we are at the Forefront of Medicine. Take advantage of all we have to offer and #BringYourPassiontotheForefront,

    University of Chicago Medicine is growing; discover how you can be a part of this pursuit of excellence at: www.uchospitals.edu/jobs 

    The University of Chicago Medical Center is an equal opportunity employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, civil union status, parental status, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status and other legally protected characteristics.


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