Administrative Director, Dept of Radiology & Imaging Services

University of Utah Division of Human Resources
Salt Lake City, Utah
Mar 26, 2019
Mar 25, 2020
General Practice
Full Time
Position Type

The Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences is seeking Administrative Director who will oversee the academic department and professional services and lead “IMAGER” – Integrated Management and Governance of Enterprise-wide Radiology.

University of Utah is an academic department that is internationally recognized as dynamic and progressive, with high impact on the present and future of the field of Radiology and Imaging Sciences.

The Department serves patients at the University of Utah Hospital, the Huntsman Cancer Institute, the VA Medical Center, and many affiliated facilities throughout the region. With a world-class faculty of sub-specialist physicians and imaging scientists, the Department is a leader in outstanding clinical services, radiological education, and imaging science research.

The Department andIMAGERmanage a large number of imaging resources including multiple MRIs, CTs,PET-CT scanners, x-ray machines, ultrasound scanners, and commercial radiopharmacy that are used for both clinical practice and research.

The Utah Center for Advanced Imaging Research in the Department provides extensive research resources and expertise to inter-disciplinary groups of investigators with the currentNIHfunding exceeding $6M and supporting 7% of the entireNIHfunding of the University of Utah. The Department is ranked within topNIH-funded institutions in the North America.

Reporting to the Chair of Radiology and Imaging Sciences, the Chief Administrative Officer / Director,IMAGERwill be responsible for the overall clinical and academic operations and financial management of the department.

This position is responsible for achieving a level of shared operational management between physicians, hospitals and clinics, and health care services through effective coordination of resources.


  • Initiates strategic planning activities for the department andIMAGERoperations. Advise the chair on strategic financial and operational planning. Implements initiatives and operates.
  • Develops annual department budget to ensure appropriate allocation of faculty support and non-hospital resources. Lead the integratedIMAGERoperations and finance and oversee professional practice. Oversees professional billing and collection activities, including prior authorization and requests for data. Oversees academic financial activities including research finance and endowment. Ensures compliance with University regulations.
  • Implements systems and functions to achieve organizational objectives and collaboratively maximize high academic productivity and exceptional quality of patient care.
  • Assist the chair on faculty and academic management, and operationalize faculty-related activities. Provides staff support for all faculty hiring, appointments, clinical scheduling, non-personnel expenses.
  • Provides for staff support of research activity, including grant submission, grant management, research contractual negotiation, research operations oversight, clinical trials, infrastructure budgeting, and financial reporting. Oversees compliance with research and patient related requirements.
  • Provides support for educational programs, including medical students, residents, fellows, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and visiting students.
  • Develops a department plan for non-faculty staffing and allocation, manage and supervise academic staff members, and manages department HR issues in collaboration with the institutional HR office.
  • In collaboration with the School of Medicine and hospital, develops a plan for the department facilities including office space, research space, and administrative space, implements the plan, monitors usage, and adjusts if necessary.
  • In collaboration with the department and institutional IT groups, supports academic IT strategies, helps secure resources, helps manage the department IT group, helps implement plans, and monitors progresses.
  • In collaboration with the University development office, actively seek philanthropic opportunities and assist the chair for the system level efforts as well as donor specific efforts. Manage development and philanthropic fundings in the department.
  • In alignment with School of Medicine and hospital leadership, assists in establishing standards and strategic initiatives for quality patient care which focus on a goal of positive patient outcomes.
  • Fosters positive team collaboration and staff development to facilitate efficient operations, employee engagement, wellness, and achievement of departmental goals.
  • Provides effective communication to administration, faculty, management and staff to establish understanding of the organization mission and strategic goals necessary to achieve operational goals.
  • Provides accurate and timely reports of the department andIMAGERfinance and operations in collaboration with Hospitals & Clinics, School of Medicine, and the Senior Vice Presidents Office of Health Sciences.
  • Actively engages in professional development to maintain current skills and knowledge of environmental trends, clinical developments/best practices and business opportunities.
  • This job description is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Health Care Administration, clinical field, or related area, or equivalency; nine years of progressively more responsible management experience; and demonstrated leadership, staff management, and effective communications skills required.
  • Completion of hospital provided supervisory training within one year of employment may also be required.
  • Masters degree in Business Administration, Health Care Administration, or related Area preferred.
  • This position has no responsibility for providing care to patients.
  • Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.


  • Experience with academic medical operations
  • Experience with administration of clinical operations
  • Experience with administration of research operations

Additional Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, University of Utah policy of equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran’s status, status as a qualified person with a disability, or genetic information. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law.

To inquire about this posting, email: or call 801-581-2300. Reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation or for further information about University AA/EO policies, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/ TDD ), email: .


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