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Assistant Director, Health Care Administration


Assists the Director or other appropriate administrator in the management of one or more aspects of a healthcare related unit and/or function. This position is generally responsible for the management of a segment of a healthcare department or a major function. Assists the director in the oversight and direction of a healthcare unit that deliver clinical care through direct patient care in areas such as student health, emergency medicine, nursing, health education initiatives, and clinical operations. Assists in the analysis of the effectiveness of and establishes future direction for functional policies and programs. The primary duty is the management of other managers, professionals, and support staff*.  This position reports to a Vice President, Assistant/Associate Vice President, Director, or other appropriate administrator. This position may not report to another Assistant Director.

Examples of Work

Job functions are specific duties that would be included in the essential functions of the job description.  These functions are not all-inclusive nor do they cover the full extent of the duties performed.

  • Provides day-to-day management of the operational and patient care activities of assigned area in accordance with health system policies as well as state and federal regulations. Oversees facility activities and data to aid in planning, risk management, and to improve service utilization.
  • Maintains awareness of advances in medicine, diagnostic and treatment equipment, data processing technology, government regulations, and health insurances changes.
  • Monitors the use of services, facilities, and staff to ensure effective use of resources and assesses the need for additional equipment, staff, and services.
  • Serves on the management team with the Director.
  • Participates in the strategic planning for assigned areas and assists the Director in developing and implementing the overall departmental strategic plan.
  • Establishes performance goals and measures to evaluate success of assigned area of responsibility.
  • Participates in formulating and implementing policies and procedures.
  • Supervises the day-to-day operations of assigned area including the supervision of departmental employees. Provides guidance and direction to staff involved in department services and programs.
  • Responsible for ensuring that all programs, activities, and series comply with university, state, and federal regulations.
  • Responsible for maintaining an inclusive working environment that is free from discrimination and harassment.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Director or other appropriate administrator.

Education and Experience

Master’s degree in appropriate area of specialization and two years of appropriate experience or a bachelor’s degree in appropriate areas of specialization and four years of experience.

Licensure and Certification



This position does have supervisory responsibility.

*The Assistant Director title may be used when a key contributor does not have the management responsibilities but leads a function with significant impact to campus operations or external relations.  Requires approval by Classification and Compensation.


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