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UT Health Director Management Operations II - Pathology in Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

Director Management Operations II - Pathology

Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas


McGovern Medical School at UTHealth

Requisition #: 210002MU

Directo r Manageme n ` t Operation s Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Position Summary

UTHealth’s McGovern Medical School is seeking an innovative and engaging Director of Management Operations II (DMO II) for its Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine (DPALM). Performing as the chief business, finance, and administrative officer for the academic, research and clinical service areas of the department, the DMO II will oversee a departmental budget of $21 million and the administrative operations of its four clinical locations and its robust outreach laboratory service, UTPath.

The DMO II will work under the leadership of the Chair to identify and develop the departments’ clinical efforts to look for opportunities for clinical expansion and collaboration including entrepreneurial projects to fund the departments’ research and/or teaching efforts.

The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine (DPALM) is a large academic pathology department within the McGovern Medical School of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). It is situated in the Texas Medical Center (TMC) and principally serves the flagship hospital of The Memorial Hermann Hospital System (MHHS), and the Lyndon B. Johnson (LBJ) Hospital of the Harris Health System. Through its growing outreach laboratory, UTPath, DPALM also serves other hospitals and clinical practices throughout the Houston metropolitan area. DPALM educates medical students, residents, and fellows, not only within DPALM, but also from other institutions and clinical specialties. Its research spans the basic sciences from infectious disease and microbiology to diverse collaborations in genitourinary, gastrointestinal, women’s health, neurology and neurosurgery, transplantation, renal disease and others, often through collaborations with multiple institutions, including other hospital systems and medical schools. The DMO II will collaborate with the departments 45 esteemed Faculty members, 28 Residents, 3 Fellows and various staff members to propel part of its mission of providing exceptional clinical training, education and research for faculty and students.

Position Key Accountabilities

  1. Plans, implements, and controls operational, financial, administrative and philanthropic activities in the areas of education, research services for the department under the direction of the Executive Director of Administration – Medical School, and department Chairs.

  2. Designs and evaluates operational and financial models; prepares and implements business and strategic plans, and develops and maintains administrative infrastructure for efficient and financially sound operations.

  3. Develops, implements, and monitors budget for multiple funding sources and ensures budget compliance with grant, legislative or organizational policies, procedures, rules and regulations.

  4. Assists with the evaluation and preparation of grant proposals and budgets, monitors compliance with grant restrictions/regulations, and ensures appropriate reporting to granting agencies.

  5. Ensures faculty, staff, students and fellows understand compliance regulations and rules.

  6. In conjunction with Department Chair and faculty, identifies and develops entrepreneurial projects to fund research and/or teaching efforts in support of the Department and Medical School stated missions.

  7. Manages departmental facilities, procurement activities, equipment purchases, and equipment inventory. Oversees construction and/or renovation projects.

  8. Serves as key liaison for department with other UT-H areas such as the Graduate School, Sponsored Projects, Accounting, Purchasing, Human Resources, Legal Affairs, Compliance, other medical school departments and external entities such as other state and federal agencies and professional organizations.

  9. Acts as a designated responsible party for financial reporting for the department. Ensures the department’s accounts are reconciled in a timely manner, and that the adequate separation of duties are established and maintained and that any contingent liabilities are identified and adequately communicated to the university’s central financial reporting personnel. Has an affirmative role to ensure that financial information for the department reflects actual results of operations.

  10. Balances the needs of department chair and central finance and accounting, through open communication and professional competence.

  11. Prepares and interprets financial analyses to better support the department’s mission.

  12. Manages contracts for professional services, processing contractual agreements, invoicing and collection activities to ensure a positive margin. Understands that, at a minimum, recovery of the full costs of services provided is an important goal of contractual “sales” of department’s personnel and other resources.

  13. Manages Human Resource functions for the department with regards to: recruiting and selection, hiring and termination, training, professional development, mentoring, counseling, performance evaluations, and salary planning.

  14. Responsible for the design, execution and effectiveness of a system of internal controls which provides reasonable assurance that operations are effective and efficient, assets are safeguarded; financial information is reliable and compliant with applicable laws, regulations, policies and procedures.

  15. Serves on or leads various medical school, university or external professional committees.

  16. Performs other duties as assigned.


Minimum Education

Bachelor’s degree in Science, Business, Public Health Care Administration or related field. Advanced degree preferred

Minimum Experience

Seven (7) years of related experience preferably in an academic or healthcare administration setting.

Physical Requirements

Exerts up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds frequently and/or a negligible amount constantly to move objects.

Security Sensitive

This job class may contain positions that are security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code § 51.215

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