Job Description

Extended Job Title
Sr Clinical Dept Admin - Ophthalmology

Org Level 1
Texas Tech Univ Health Sciences Ctr

Org Level 7
512601 - Ophthalmology Dept Lbk Genl

Position Description
Employees in this position are responsible for managing the day-to-day administrative operations of a clinical department. Persons in this position must exercise a high degree of initiative and independent judgment, and should have a general knowledge of Health Sciences Center policies and procedures as they relate to department financial management and personnel administration. Provide direct supervision to department staff personnel. Work is performed under usual office conditions; deadlines, meetings and maybe some travel. Additionally, work requires considerable contact and coordination with HSC administrative officials, administrative personnel of other departments and units, granting agencies, other institutions, and government organizations.

Requisition ID

Optional Attachments
Statement of Vision or Purpose for the Position, Writing Sample, Transcript, Other Documents Supporting Qualifications

Travel Required
Up to 25%

Major/Essential Functions
Human Resource Management - Effectively performs personnel tasks including hiring,counseling, promoting and disciplining staff as appropriate.    

Governance and Organizational Dynamics - Ensures departmental compliance with all regulatory agencies and regulatory through TTUHSC policies and procedures. Lead in the development and implementation of the department's strategic business plan.

Information Management - Ensure that appropriate internal pathways for clinical and non-clinical staff are established and maintained. Develop in conjunction with the IT Manager, a technology plan that establishes the criteria for selection and implementation of information technology, including computer systems, telecommunications, and computerized clinical equipment.

Financial Management - Develop and implement the department's annual budget to achieve departmental and institutional objectives. Establish internal departmental controls for cash management in compliance with applicable institutional policies.

Business and Clinical Operations -  Ensure proper maintenance of departmental facilities and equipment. Ensure appropriate inventory of supplies and equipment as well as appropriate staffing. Ensure revenue cycle operations are streamlined and profitable.

Quality Management - Quantify department efficiently and effectiveness through bench-marking and continuous quality improvement methods.

Risk Management -  Address internal/external complaints about employee or departmental performance.

Education / Professional Development -  Serve as a mentor and promote professional development of staff.

Department Specific Responsibilities - Communicate professionally and effectively with Department Management Team (Chair, Clinic Manager, IT Manager, etc.) regarding all patient, staff, and physician issues.

Institutional and School of Medicine Duties / Participation Provide service in leadership and/or membership positions of various Clinical Operations Performance Improvement Councils.

Grant Funded?

Minimum Hire Rate

Pay Basis

Work Location

HSC - Lubbock

Ophthalmology Dept Lbk Genl

Required Attachments
Cover Letter, Professional/Personal References, Recommendation/Referral, Resume / CV

Job Type
Full Time

Pay Statement
Compensation is commensurate upon the qualifications of the individual selected and budgetary guidelines of the hiring department, as well as, the institutional pay plan. For additional information, please reference the institutional pay plan on the Human Resources webpage.

Job Group
First line Managers

Occasional Duties
Other duties as assigned.


EEO Statement
As an EEO/AA employer, the Texas Tech University System and its components will not discriminate in our employment practices based on an applicant’s race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran.

Required Qualifications
Master's degree in health care administration or a business- related area. Three years of progressively responsible administrative and supervisory experience. Working knowledge of the principles and fundamentals relating to budgeting, accounting, recordkeeping, and business writing; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships; knowledge of general administrative procedures that apply to functions such as personnel, payroll, and purchasing; ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; ability to exercise judgment in unusual or new situations, and able to exercise discretion when processing confidential material.

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