Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center - Speech Pathology Careers

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Full Job Title: CLINICAL DIRECTOR - Division of Speech-Language Pathology

Job Number: 86852

Location: Cincinnati, OH

Date Posted: 8-24-2016

PURPOSE OF POSITION: To plan, direct, organize and control functions of the Division of Speech Pathology at Base, and neighborhood locations in order to meet the fiscal, patient care, research and teaching needs of the Medical Center. To direct clinical practice, coordinate patient service delivery, educate and develop staff, control budget(s) and manage the work environment. To serve as a resource for multidisciplinary divisions within the medical center and within the pediatric community.

Responsibilities
·Professional and Community Activities
Represents the division by attendance and active participation at management meetings, various medical center committees, as well as interdepartmental and multi-institutional initiatives. Actively participates in professional organizations. Serves on advisory committees for community agencies
·Research and Professional Activities
Supports research within the division. Develops and maintains a collaborative working relationship with Communication Sciences Research Center (CSRC), Otolaryngology, and other related departments.
·Teaching
Provides lectures to medical departments, residents, various medical associations, community groups and local and national professional group. Presents seminars to professional groups and at professional meetings on a national and international basis. Manages requests for in-services and lectures. Works with students by allowing observation of clinical activities and team assessments. Serve as a faculty member through the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Cincinnati and or the Department of Otolaryngology at the University of Cincinnati.
·Strategic Planning
Implementation of the Patient Services Strategic Plan aligned with the Medical Center strategic plan. Determine avenues to improve the value (qualitative) of care and services at CCHMC. Participate in efforts to refine technology to support patient care. Promote both internal and external customer service through the development and implementation of programs and standards which reflect the goal.
·Leadership
Maintain personal development plan and provide management development and coaching for other members of the team. Represent CCHMC at state, local and national level through involvement in professional associations and organizations. Participate in community service. Provide programmatic leadership of the clinical component of assigned areas to ensure quality patient care outcomes. Develop goals, standards, policies, procedures and practices of clinical care. Implement and monitor indicators of quality.
·Human Resource Management
Assure adequate quality and number of staff by assuring adherence to the Patient Services Recruitment and Retention Plan, the diversity plan, and department productivity measures. Maintain a focus on internal talent management and retention. Meet or exceed yearly goals for vacancy and turnover rate. Complete evaluations within the allotted timeframe. Assure that staff and managers are activity engaged in unit, divisional, and organizational shared governance activities as reflected in the minutes and other related documents. Manage the selection, development, motivation, evaluation and discipline of reporting personnel. Make job requirements and goals for each position clear to employees and provide sufficient training to achieve the desired level of competency; document evidence of competence on an annual basis. Manage the development, implementation and assessment of departmental policies, procedures and philosophy as consistent with CCHMC's policies and values. Ensure that work areas are organized and present a safe, accessible, effective and efficient environment for employees, patients and families. Ensure staff competency and assist with staff professional development through continuous education, literature and seminars. Monitor and manage staffing and scheduling process.
·Financial Management
Assure financial accountability for annual operating and capital expenditures and budgets. Meet yearly goals for contribution margin, percent variance from budget and overtime rate. Assure efficiencies in staffing and resource utilization by comparison with internal and external benchmarks as measured by productivity units appropriate for areas managed. Develop and maintain systems to capture all charges. Research and develop opportunities for revenue development for all services. Coordinate and approve purchasing requisitions, leases, vendor contracts and service contracts. Supervise the monitoring of inventory for the department; review service and maintenance contracts.
·Performance Improvement/Safety
Continually assess and improve the performance of care and services provided. Assure continual readiness for regulatory compliance. Maintain an environment that promotes patient safety. Support the CSI structure and other performance improvement activities. Meet annual safety goals as defined by the organizations' CSI structure. Ensure a high level of customer service, including family centered initiatives. Facilitate the development and implementation of evidence based practice and quality efforts. Monitor and ensure timeliness, accuracy, availability and security of information. Determine and enforce policies and procedures protecting patient rights for informed consent and the handling of confidential information as defined by Cincinnati Children's mission and applicable laws and regulations.

Skills & Competencies
·Diversity Appreciation
Understanding and showing respect and appreciation for the uniqueness of all individuals; leveraging differences in others' perspectives and ideas; appreciating cultural differences and adjusting one's approach to successfully integrate with others who are different from oneself
·Management
Demonstrated leadership and management skills
·Analysis - Basic
Analytical ability sufficient to evaluate data, make judgments and recommendations
·Communication - Advanced
Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.
·Professional Knowledge
Possess knowledge of related outside regulating agencies, roles and responsibilities and knowledge of procedures and regulations specific to the assessment, care, patient rights and control of information for infants, children and adolescents. Professional knowledge sufficient to assure quality of care provided within multidisciplinary service areas

Required:
·Master of Speech Pathology
·Current license to practice in the state
·Minimum 5 years' experience of progressing responsibility

Preferred:
·Prior operational and supervisory experience within a complex medical center
·Master's Degree in business, health care administration, or a related discipline preferred
·Doctoral Degree in Speech Pathology

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