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MD Anderson Cancer Center Medicine Department Administrator - Infectious Diseases in Houston, Texas

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston is one of the world's most respected centers focused on cancer patient care, research, education and prevention. It was named the nation's No. 1 hospital for cancer care in U.S. News & World Report's 2019 rankings. It is one of the nation's original three comprehensive cancer centers designated by the National Cancer Institute.

The Medicine Department Administrator serves as the primary administrator and chief business officer for an academic department.


Operations Management (Clinical, Academic, and Research)

Develops, implements and manages effective administrative processes to ensure operational efficiency and quality outcomes. Designs systems and processes which enhance efficiency and effectiveness. Assures that effective internal controls are developed and maintained to ensure integrity of the department/division/institution. Works closely with the Center Administrative Director (s) to develop operational plans for each fiscal year and monitors the progress of these plans. Works closely with the Center Administrative Director (s) to ensure professional fees are charged appropriately, demonstrating understanding of billing processes and reimbursement guidelines. Develops and manages all aspects of research administration meeting institutional mandates. Directs all facets of human resources activity including the recruitment, appointment, credentialing, and performance evaluation of classified staff, educational appointees, and faculty. Coordinates physical resource utilization including space planning, inventory control, and property maintenance. Develops, implements and manages departmental policies, procedures and systems to achieve compliance with institutional policies, procedures, and CMS requirements.

Financial Management

Prepares, justifies, administers and monitors all departmental clinical and research budgets, business proposals and reconciles accounts according to institutional, federal and state guidelines. Oversees the billing process and monitors reimbursement; ensures the timely credentialing of departmental providers in Medicare, Medicaid, other governmental and private insurance and managed care plans.

Strategic Management

In collaboration with the Department Chair, coordinates the development of both long-term 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. Serves as a liaison for marketing and development initiatives.


Required: Bachelor's degree in business, Hospital/Healthcare Administration or related field.

Preferred: Master's degree in business, Hospital/Healthcare Administration or related field.


Required: Seven years of progressive and responsible health care or business management experience. Successful completion of the LEADing Self Accelerate program may substitute for one year of required supervisory or management experience.

Preferred: Strong clinical and academic background. Familiarity with hiring, recruitment, personnel management, visas, and faculty academic processes. Proficient overseeing financials and departmental infrastructure.


Required: Must pass pre-employment skills test as required and administered by Human Resources.

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

  • Requisition ID: 142965

  • Employment Status: Full-Time

  • Employee Status: Regular

  • FLSA: exempt and not eligible for overtime pay

  • Work Week: Days

  • Fund Type: Hard

  • Pivotal Position: Yes

  • Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 94,800

  • Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 141,400

  • Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 188,000

  • Science Jobs: No

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