University of Missouri - Columbia
Missouri, United States
Salary Not Specified
Start date
Dec 5, 2023

Hiring Department

Obstetrics, Gynecology & Women’s Health

Job Description

The School of Medicine and The Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Women’s Health are pleased to announce the opening of a Director, Department & Clinical Operations position. This position is accountable for achieving the desired School of Medicine’s missions and vision of teaching, research and patient care in collaboration with the Chair. This position has responsibility for helping the School of Medicine achieve its mission of advancing the health of all people, especially Missourians. In addition to an understanding of academic research, a broad scope of knowledge with understanding of clinical practice management and medical school training programs is necessary. As a leader of the School of Medicine, this position is expected to unceasingly lead the development of a culture that is driven by the core values of working together to care, deliver, innovate and serve.

The Department & Clinical Operations Director is responsible for developing and directing the long-range strategic business plan with the Chair. This includes preparation of business analyses, program expansions, implementation plans for new programs, and the design and implementation of changes to existing programs.

Financial Responsibilities
Manages and monitors the department budget and works collaboratively with SOM and department fiscal management of financial resources (e.g., clinical revenue, state funds, grants and contracts, and gift accounts) for the department, including financial planning, budgeting and accounting functions of the academic and the medical service units. Establishes financial management policies within the department and ensures compliance with the policies and procedures of the Department, SOM and University. Coordinates and/or prepares regular financial reporting which is provided to the Department Chair, Division Chiefs, and Principle Investigators. Work with support personnel to prepare grant and budget proposals; assist with grant renewals and anticipate renewal dates. Provides post-award financial planning and reporting. Must be able to meet budget deadlines.

Human Resources Management
In partnership with the School of Medicine and University system HR, oversees departmental human resources function regarding structure, employment, compensation review, promotions, disciplinary actions and terminations. Counsel employees and supervisors to resolve employee relation issues, initiate and follow through with progressive disciplinary actions when appropriate. Interview, select and evaluate the performance of the staff that directly report to the Director. Ensures that all required compliance of department is completed in a timely manner in accordance with MUHC and University policies. Direct and indirect supervision is exercised over all support staff within the department and for faculty HR and payroll activities.

Clinical Oversight
Develop policies and processes to assure that all clinical services and procedures are billed in a timely manner. Analyze charge capture, denial reasons, and reimbursement patterns. Work collaboratively with University Physicians to improve processes and to provide feedback and education to physicians, residents, fellows, mid-level providers, and staff on billing processes and practices to ensure compliance with federal, state, UP policies. Evaluate the department’s incentive practice plans to ensure they appropriate reward clinical productivity. Review and monitor provide productivity reports. Evaluate and oversee preparation of reports for Division Chiefs (if appropriate), Department Chair and Providers. Analyze and recommend action concerning clinical productivity. Work collaboratively with MUHC clinical leadership; Provide input to clinic oversight.

Space and Facilities Administration
Works collaboratively with Associate Dean of Administration to prepare space and provides for maintenance of facilities.


Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Minimum Qualifications

Requires a Bachelor’s degree in Healthcare Administration, Business Administration or a related area.

Requires minimum of five years’ experience in a healthcare environment and demonstrated success in the management of complex programs and activities.

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree such as an MBA, MPA, MHA or MSN is preferred.

Experience in an academic healthcare environment is preferred.

Anticipated Hiring Range

Salary Range: $107,057.60 - $174,567.12
Grade: HMP - A
Internal applicants can determine their university title by accessing the Talent Profile tile in myHR.

Application Materials

In addition to the Online Application, please provide a list of references and Resume/CV.

Community Information

Columbia, Mo., is known as an ideal college town, combining small-town comforts, community spirit and low cost of living with big-city culture, activities and resources. Home to nationally renowned public schools and other colleges and educational centers, Columbia is packed with restaurants and entertainment venues and hosts more than a dozen annual cultural festivals.

Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, paid time off, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at

Values Commitment

We value the uniqueness of every individual and strive to ensure each person’s success. Contributions from individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives promote intellectual pluralism and enable us to achieve the excellence that we seek in learning, research and engagement. This commitment makes our university a better place to work, learn and innovate.

In your application materials, please discuss your experiences and expertise that support these values and enrich our missions of teaching, research and engagement.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of Missouri System is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy applies to all employment decisions including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, training, promotions, pay practices, benefits, disciplinary actions and terminations. For more information, visit or call the Director of Employee and Labor Relations at 573-882-7976.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Director of Accessibility and ADA at 573-884-7278.


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