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Company: UchicagoMedicine
Location: Chicago, IL
Career Level: Director
Industries: Healthcare, Pharmaceutical, Biotech


Bring Your Passion to the Forefront: 

Director of Clinical Operations – Transplant


We're hiring a Director of Clinical Operations – Transplant to work at UChicago Medicine's Transplant Institute in Chicago, IL. We are seeking a clinical leader that can successfully support our clinical teams and collaborate with physician leadership as we continue to grow our solid organ programs including Kidney, Liver, Lung, Heart, Pancreas/Islet, & Multi-Organ. Here you will have the opportunity to develop new strategic programs to further enhance the patient experience as well as manage day-to-day operations of our clinical staff across the Transplant Institute. Be a part of our progressive leadership team as we continue to deliver state-of-the-art care to our patients and accomplish clinical feats such as being the first US hospital to perform more than one triple-organ transplant within one year.


Read the Organizational Overview section below to learn more about our award-winning team of patient focused professionals. 


The Director of Clinical Operations – Transplant oversees the clinical operations of the Transplant Institute across all organ groups to ensure consistent practices and excellent quality care. This leader will provide management to nurse coordinators and medical assistants within the Transplant Institute and will work with Managers/Directors of other areas regarding departmental communication, process improvement, resource utilization, and improving the staff and patient experience. This leader provides oversight and education to staff related to CMS/UNOS standards, policies and procedures and documentation requirements.


Director of Clinical Operations – Transplant Job Functions:

  • Provide oversight for the management of clinical operations in compliance with UNOS, CMS and other external regulations, including process improvement, resource utilization, reimbursement, & patient experience
  • Work with the Executive Director to provide oversight and management to the staff including training, education and competency evaluation
  • Staff and/or attend various Transplant Institute and UCMC/BSD committees including QA/QI, Transplant Strategy, Transplant Center Faculty/Surgery Faculty, Transplant Staff Meetings and individual team or discipline meetings
  • Facilitate resolution of patient management issues/concerns related to admission, discharge, transfer, transportation, medication procurement, follow-up care and insurance coverage
  • Work with the Executive Director and Medical Director to coordinate and facilitate marketing and outreach programs
  • Perform other duties as assigned


Director of Clinical Operations – Transplant Job Qualifications: 

  • A Bachelor's degree in nursing is required; A Master's degree in nursing or a healthcare-related field is preferred
  • Must hold, or be eligible to obtain, an RN license in the state of Illinois
  • Requires 5 or more years of hospital experience in a transplant clinical or administrative role with specific experience in dealing with management, fiscal oversight, & clinical operations 
  • Requires 3 or more years of experience in supervising, leadership and/or management functions
  • Must have excellent oral & interpersonal written communication skills as well as poise in teaching and consulting
  • Must have strong organizing and data management skills, including word processing, spreadsheets, database and graphics to design and implement monitoring and evaluation tools


Organizational Overview


Located in Historic Hyde Park, UChicago Medicine is a not-for-profit integrated and academic health system of hospital and physician services, providing world class care since 1927. UChicago Medicine operates four hospitals and a state-of-the-art ambulatory-care facility located within a medical center campus of twenty interconnected buildings, along with several satellite facilities situated throughout Chicago's south suburbs. In addition, Ingalls Memorial Hospital is located outside of the main medical campus in Harvey, IL. Today, UChicago Medicine and Biological Sciences Division, including Ingalls Memorial Hospital encompass over 800 beds and employ nearly 12,000 people, which includes more than 800 attending physicians, 1100 residents and fellows, and 2,600 nurses.


UChicago Medicine's mission is to provide superior health care in a compassionate manner, ever mindful of each patient's dignity and individuality. UChicago Medicine has established a market identity “At the Forefront of Medicine” and has consistently been able to attract a critical mass of talented physicians, healthcare professionals and staff to treat the most complex clinical problems. In recognition of this excellence, U.S. News and World Report rank many of our programs as among the best in the United States.

Why Join Us?

We've been at the forefront of medicine since 1899. We provide superior healthcare with compassion, always mindful that each patient is a person, an individual. To accomplish this, we need employees with passion, talent and commitment… with patients and with each other. We're in this together: working to advance medical innovation, serve the health needs of the community, and move our collective knowledge forward. If you'd like to add enriching human life to your profile, The University of Chicago Medicine is for you. Here at the forefront, we're doing work that really matters. Join us. Bring your passion.


Bring your career to the next level at a hospital that is thriving; from patient satisfaction to employee engagement, we are at the Forefront of Medicine. Take advantage of all we have to offer and #BringYourPassiontotheForefront,

University of Chicago Medicine is growing; discover how you can be a part of this pursuit of excellence at: www.uchospitals.edu/jobs 

The University of Chicago Medical Center is an equal opportunity employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, civil union status, parental status, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status and other legally protected characteristics.

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