Program Director, Breast Center - University Hospital at University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics Authority

Posted in Management 13 days ago.

Type: Full-Time
Location: Madison, Wisconsin

Job Description:

Join the #1 hospital in Wisconsin!

We are seeking a Program Director, Breast Center to:

  • Provide administrative and strategic leadership of operational, financial, programmatic, and personnel activities across the Breast Center.

  • Collaborate with administrative leadership across multiple service lines and departments to execute a cohesive organizational development strategy that aligns with the UW Health mission and strategic plan.

  • Forge strategic partnerships with community leaders and organizations to position the Breast Center as the regions preeminent authority of breast health.


Minimum – Master’s degree in Business Administration, Healthcare Administration, Nursing or related field.

Work Experience:

Minimum –

  • Three (3) years of relevant experience in the management of ambulatory services and/or programs.

Preferred –

  • Five (5) years of relevant experience in the management of ambulatory services and/or programs.

  • Has held administrative position in a large academic or complex oncology program that included breast oncology services.

Licenses and Certifications:

Preferred – Registered Nurse licensed in the State of Wisconsin

Required Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to include the ability to negotiate and resolve conflicts and build teams

  • Demonstrated creativity and flexibility

  • Ability to operate in high-pressure situations

  • Excellent organizational skills

  • Demonstrated innovative approach to problem resolution

  • Ability to work collaboratively across UW Health entities and disciplines. Demonstrated commitment to patient- and family centered care

  • Broad knowledge of modern health care administration practices and principles within a managed care environment and/or an academic medical center

  • Effective analytical ability in order to develop and analyze options, recommend solutions to and solve complex problems and issues

  • Demonstrated effective managerial and administrative leadership of clinical operations

  • Knowledge of principles and techniques used in negotiation as applied to service contracts and equipment purchasing

  • Effective organizational, planning and project management abilities

  • Experience in financial and programmatic presentations

  • Ability to function independently and deal with multiple, simultaneous projects

  • Ability to recognize personal strengths and weaknesses and develop goals for professional growth and achievement

  • Ability to demonstrate a commitment to quality and excellence

  • Effective leadership abilities:

    • Ability to implement change in a positive, sensitive and forwardthinking manner

    • Planning and problem solving

    • Developing goals and objectives, and establishing priorities

    • Inspires confidence, appropriate risk taking and achievement of high standards

    • Self-starter with a willingness to try new ideas

    • Positive, can-do attitude coupled with a sense of urgency

    • Good judgment and ability to act decisively at the right time

    • Ability to persuade others and develop consensus

    • Effective communication skills both in written and verbal presentation with a communication style that is open and foster trust, credibility and understanding.

    • Ability to effect collaborative and promote teamwork

    • Ability to ensure a high level of customer satisfaction including employees, patients, visitors, faculty, referring physicians and external stakeholders

    • Ability to create win/win solutions and relationships

Physical Requirements:

Sedentary: Ability to lift up to 10 pounds maximum and occasionally lifting and/or carrying such articles as dockets, ledgers and small tools.  Although a sedentary job is defined as one, which involves sitting, a certain amount of walking and standing is often necessary in carrying out job duties.  Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and other sedentary criteria are met.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

UW Health is committed to being a diverse, equitable, inclusive and anti-racist workplace and is an Equal Employment Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Our integrity shines through in patient care interactions and our daily work practices as we work to embrace the knowledge, unique perspectives and qualities each employee and faculty member brings to work each day.​  Applications from Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) individuals, women, and LGBTQ+ and non-binary identities are strongly encouraged. EOE, including disability/vets.

Work Schedule:

This is a full-time, 1.0 FTE position that is scheduled to work Monday through Friday during normal business hours. Hours may vary based upon the operational needs of the department.

University Hospital in Madison is a Magnet®-designated facility that’s ranked Wisconsin’s #1 hospital and considered one of the nation's leading hospitals, teaching institutions and referral centers.

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