MD Anderson Cancer Center Anesthesiology & Critical Care Dept Admin in Houston, Texas


The primary purpose of the Anesthesiology & Critical Care Department Administrator position is to serve as the administrator of an academic department in the Division of Anesthesiology & Critical Care. Administers all business related activities including financial management of department workshops, seminars, and programs; personnel management; clinical operations management; clinical practice analysis, and other activities.


Personnel Management Directs all facets of human resource management within the department including the recruitment, selection, credentialing, and performance evaluation of classified staff. Coordinates the recruitment, appointment, credentialing, promotion and tenure actions and evaluation of faculty. Requests incremental positions using approved processes with well developed, thoughtful, data driven justifications. Establishes performance and productivity standards for classified staff. Ensures the appropriate and efficient utilization of all personnel, providing timely and ongoing performance feedback in order to maintain required standards and achieve stated goals. Establishes and implements plans to promote the professional development of employees through the conduct of continuing education training and promotes an environment that encourages and motivates employees and teams to higher levels of performance. Coaches and counsels employees and, when required, implements the disciplinary process within institutional guidelines. In consultation with the Department Chairman and the Assistant Director of Anesthesiology & Critical Care, has final approval of all personnel actions including hiring, merit increases, terminations, promotions and reclassifications. Makes decisions affecting human resources in a fair and consistent manner. Recognizes and rewards the accomplishments of department employees. Enforces all applicable institutional policies and procedures within the department. Coordinates incentive and reward programs for departmental classified staff as approved by the division and institution.

Operations Management Creates, maintains, and enforces departmental policies and procedures while ensuring that internal processes meet or exceed institutional guidelines as well as those of external regulatory agencies. Coordinates and communicates effectively with peers and others in the institution to accomplish goals and ensure maximum coordination of efforts. Appropriately requests needed resources in an appropriate and timely manner to prevent unnecessary delays/downtime. Anticipates potential operational issues and develops plans to minimize obstacles and take advantage of opportunities. Uses numerous communication strategies to ensure effective information exchange between the department, the division and the institution. Works to resolve issues at the lowest level possible. Demonstrates respect and cooperation in all interactions with department, division and institutional colleagues.

Strategic Planning and Development In collaboration with the Department Chairman and division leadership, coordinates the development of both long and short-term strategic business plans for the department. Implements and evaluates plans to achieve financial and operational results for the department which reflect departmental, divisional and institutional goals and objectives. Systematically monitors and prioritizes goals to achieve the department's mission and vision. Produces reports for individuals, the department, the division, or the institution to support decision making and analyze outcomes. Meets routinely with department members to keep them apprised of the department's and/or their individual progress.


Required: Bachelor's degree

Preferred: Master's degree


Required: Seven years of healthcare related experience in a professional/administrative capacity. With preferred degree, five years of experience is required.

Preferred: None


Required: None

It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law.

Additional Information

  • Employee Status: Regular

  • Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 85,000

  • Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 127,350

  • Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 169,700