Director Transplant and Specialty Services
Company: Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
Posted on: February 25, 2021
Director Transplant and Specialty Services Work Schedule/Days:
Day--/--Monday - Friday
Employment Type: Full-Time
Requisition #: 62381 JOB SUMMARY The Director of Transplant and
Specialty Services is responsible for overseeing the
administrative, clinical, operational, regulatory, and financial
functions of the Transplant Program at Children's. The Director
partners with executive and physician leadership on the development
and implementation of strategic initiatives to ensure delivery of
high-quality patient care across the continuum of care and related
services in the Transplant Program at Children's. The Director
works to advance Children's pediatric transplant program and
related services through emphasis on achieving national
preeminence, positioning of the program to have a regional focus,
and ensure provision of patient-focused, knowledge-based,
discovery-driven care. JOB RESPONSIBILITIES*
- Collaborate with physician leaders of the Transplant program,
(Heart, Liver and Kidney Transplant, Nephrology and
Gastroenterology), to develop and support strategies, initiatives,
and protocols to optimize and advance Children's Transplant
- Provide clinical operations oversight for Children's Transplant
Clinic, Infusion Center, Transplant Step Down Unit, Technology
Dependent ICU, Acute Dialysis, Liver transplant, Kidney transplant,
chronic kidney disease, intestinal rehabilitation, and regulatory
oversight of Heart Transplant program.
- Collaborate with the adult liver and kidney transplant programs
In an effort to support the growth of our transition program,
collaborate to allow a safe and seamless transition of care.
- Responsible for all regulatory aspects of solid organ
transplant reporting and compliance with UNOS, OPTN, CMS, and The
- Partner with Children's Physician Group practice managers
leaders to optimize the overall gastroenterology and nephrology
divisions, including leading efforts to enhance the national
stature of gastroenterology and nephrology.
- Oversee the professional revenue cycle functions for providers
who provide services in the Transplant Clinic including scheduling,
insurance authorizations, posting and charge reconciliation, and
- Establish, coordinate, and maintain--all administrative
operations for the Transplant Program in partnership with system
and physician leaders, to promote innovation, strategic planning
and business development, provision of--quality health care,
research, teaching/training,--a multi-disciplinary collaborative
practice, fiscal management and accountability, and a high level of
- Lead--and oversee--key operational functions to support
clinical, research, training and administrative activities
including regulatory/compliance management, patient access
operations, patient financial services, contracting, quality,
safety, data management, customer experience, provider relations,
budget and financial oversight, space managment, and
- Partner--with other areas of the system including Strategic
Planning,--Business Development, Marketing and Communication,
Foundation, Finance, Research, Managed Care, Human Resources,
Facilities Planning, Emory's Adult Living Transplant Program,
Quality, and other clinical areas--to ensure efficient and
effective processes are in place for all activities within the
- Monitor--and report--critical clinical success factors for the
program, including productivity, price/cost, volume, contribution
margin, quality metrics, budget adherance, business development.
preeminence program, and--satisfaction of employees,
patients/families, physicians, and payers.
- Develop, implement, and evaluate--programs to promote the
recruitment, retention, professional development, continuing
education and career planning of all Program staff.
- Motivate, mentor, and monitor--program staff and leadership to
create an effective and collaborative team while providing
professional development and growth opportunities.
- Oversee--program performance improvement plans to promote the
highest quality of care and develops corrective action measures and
implements as necessary. EXPERIENCE*
- Minimum of five (5) years of management/administrative
experience in a high acuity healthcare setting. Experience in an
academic healthcare setting is preferred.
- Leadership experience including direct and indirect management
- Significant clinical operations/management experience and
alignment/engagement of physicians and clinicians.
- Proven experience developing and implementing strategies to
optimize patient care.
- Experience building and maintaining partnerships between
clinical and non-clinical stakeholders. EDUCATION
- Bachelor's degree in Health Administration, Business, Nursing,
or other healthcare related field.-- KNOWLEDGE SKILLS & ABILITIES*
- Ability to connect with patients, employees and physicians at
- Ability to align departmental strategy and performance with
system-wide strategy and targets.
- Must have outstanding business and financial acumen.
Demonstrated ability to provide outstanding care while adhering to
established financial parameters.
- Outstanding analytical ability is required. Able to quickly,
yet thoroughly, determine needs, cost/benefits, risks, and
mitigations when presented with an issue or system generated
- A persuasive communicator with strong interpersonal skills who
is an empathetic, respectful listener.
- Demonstrated ability to lead and navigate conflict resolution
resulting in win/win outcomes.
- A--confident leader--with business skills who knows how to
achieve challenging performance goals in complex, evolving
environments, including balancing his or her own strengths and
weaknesses with complementary associates.
- A mentor with strong coaching skills to nurture the development
of staff into accomplished clinicians, researchers and teachers.\An
approachable and enthusiastic leader who is accessible and visible
to all stakeholders.
- Aptitude to work and be successful in a complex, dynamic
environment. An individual with high energy and intellectual
horsepower capable of absorbing multiple inputs on multiple issues
- Demonstrated ability to advance strategy in a collaborative
culture, working through influence and building/sustaining strong
relationships across the organization.
- Functions as a mentor/coach with a collaborative style. A
person who can develop, nurture and encourage staff to embrace
change and improve the organization. Ability to hold people
accountable to achieve objectives.
- An individual of the highest integrity with high levels of
energy, maturity, and flexibility and a reputation for fairness and
- For RN applicants, Registered Nurse certification is required.
- Master's degree in Nursing, Health Administration, or Business
- Appropriate professional certification strongly preferred
- Management experience in a pediatric setting or transplant
- Previous leadership experience in clinical programs with
matrixed multidisciplinary team
- Outpatient and/or physician practice operations experience
- Research/academic work experience--
- Understanding of complex transplant regulatory environment
SYSTEM RESPONSIBILITIES* Safety: Practices proper safety techniques
in accordance with hospital and departmental policies and
procedures. Responsible for the reporting of
employee/patient/visitor injuries or accidents, or other safety
issues to the supervisor and in the occurrence notification system.
Compliance: Monitors and ensures compliance with all regulatory
requirements, organizational standards, and policies and procedures
related to area of responsibility. Identifies potential risk areas
within area of responsibility and supports problem resolution
process. Maintains records of compliance activities and reports
compliance activities to the Compliance Office. The above
statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of
work performed by people assigned to this classification. They are
not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties performed
by the personnel so classified. PHYSICAL DEMANDS* Ability to lift
up to 15 lbs independently not to exceed 50 lbs without assistance
Bending/Stooping - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to
1/3 of time) Climbing - Occasionally (activity or condition exists
up to 1/3 of time) Hearing/Speaking - Effective communication with
employees, supervisors/managers and staff. Effective communications
with patients and visitors, as required. Lifting - Occasionally
(activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time) Pushing/Pulling -
Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Sitting - Constantly (activity or condition exists 2/3 or more of
time) Standing - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to
1/3 of time) Walking - Occasionally (activity or condition exists
up to 1/3 of time) WORKING CONDITIONS* Some potential for exposure
to blood and body fluids About Us: Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
has been 100 percent committed to kids for more than 100 years. A
not-for-profit organization, Children's is dedicated to making kids
better today and healthier tomorrow. With 3 hospitals,
20--neighborhood locations and a total of 673--beds, Children's is
the largest healthcare provider for children in Georgia and one of
the largest pediatric clinical care providers in the country.
Children's offers access to more than 60 pediatric specialties and
programs and is ranked among the top children's hospitals in the
country by U.S. News & World Report. Children's has been recognized
as a Fortune 100 Best Place to Work, a Best Place for Working
Mothers, and as a top employer for diversity and millennials. We
offer a comprehensive compensation and benefit package that
supports our mission, vision and values. We are proud to offer an
array of programs and services to our employees that have
distinguished us as a best place to work in the country. Connect to
our mission of making kids better today and healthier tomorrow.--
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