Director Occupational Health - Faculty Practice Plan

Updated: 2 months ago
Location: Medical Lake, WASHINGTON
Job Type: FullTime

Scheduled Hours

Position Summary
Directs and provides leadership functions in conjunction with the Medical Director for occupational health department for Medical School and Danforth campuses.
Provides fiscal and managerial administration of the operational infrastructure, systems, and facilities required to support the occupational health operations. Works with campus-wide leadership to plan and execute process improvement strategies around safety, quality improvement and regulatory reporting in relation to occupational health.
Drives key initiatives and planning to meet objectives and recommendations as defined by Fall 2019 assessment performed by internal Task Force, including establishing a consolidated, single occupational health office across both Medical School and Danforth campuses.
Directs the design, implementation, and growth of Washington University’s occupational health program to support and meet the needs of university stakeholders; prioritizing a focus on universal access and operational excellence.

Job Description

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

Program Leadership

  • Operational and business lead for the occupational health for Medical School and Danforth campuses.
  • Provides leadership and oversight of operations, including building and managing tools and systems to ensure operational excellence (e.g., build/manage budgets, develop mechanisms to ensure feedback and continuous improvement).
  • Ensures that best practices are continuously evaluated and implemented throughout standard operating procedures.
  • Develops, implements, documents, and evaluates policies and procedures.
  • Ensures execution of hiring, operations, and fiscal management towards department advancement.
  • Oversees health information management systems including medical records, electronic health records systems, and HIPAA regulatory enforcement.
  • Partners with key stakeholders to oversee and manage annual flu vaccination operational components and similar large scale cross partner programs.

Planning and Governance

  • Partners with Medical Director on strategy development for all programming, development, and implementation of annual operational objectives and performance targets for performance indicators, and overall quality improvement strategy operations.
  • Serves as the operational facilitator and liaison between occupational health and relevant units within the University and BJC.
  • Promotes and ensures partnerships and good relationships with leadership, physicians, faculty, staff, and students across campuses.
  • Fosters clear communication on policies, procedures, and services to promote transparency and access.
  • Partners with Student Health on both campuses to identify and promote strategic cross functional alignment.
  • Partners with BJC HealthCare for co-managed and co-supported initiatives.
  • Facilitates and guides strategic planning.
  • Oversees and manages improvement processes, including implementation and management of special projects.

Finance Function

  • Uses key operating metrics including clinical, financial, and statistical data to manage operations and report results to university leadership.
  • Prepares and presents operating budget, prepares capital budget requests and ROI analysis for justification, administers the operational budget through assignment of accountability to direct reports.
  • Tracks routine and unusual revenue and expense trends, identifies opportunities to improve performance consistent with service level targets.
  • Creates financial modeling to support key decision making.

Personnel Management Duties

  • Oversight for at least two supervisor positions, one testing site coordinator position, and approximately 25 staff members.
  • Works with supervisors to maintain job descriptions for areas of responsibility, hiring employees and resolving personnel problems for areas of responsibility.


  • Manages, compiles and submits required reports for programs or agreements in partnership with applicable institutional partners; including key regulatory documentation to maintain good standing of university clinical staff.
  • Collects, measures, and interprets operational data: identifying problems and organizing teams to develop and implement solutions.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in healthcare or business administration.
  • Experience in an academic medical setting and interest in supporting core missions through providing exceptional administrative and business service.
  • Executive level strategic planning expertise, project management, and financial skills.
  • Superior interpersonal and political skills with proven evidence of working effectively both internally and externally with a wide variety of constituents including faculty, staff, students, and school administration.
  • Ability to plan, organize, direct people, control resources and think creatively.
  • Strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to lead and direct managers and supervisors to achieve operational goals and objectives.
  • Ability to communicate effectively at all levels and work in a dynamic team-oriented environment.
  • Flexibility to meet multiple priorities/deadlines.
  • Excellent verbal and written skills with attentiveness to detail.
  • Strong computer skills.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in healthcare management, finance, accounting, or related field.
  • Experience in finance, budgeting, accounting, data analytics, and human resources.
  • Knowledge of occupational health operations.


Salary Range
$77,700.00 - $136,700.00 / Annually

The salary range reflects base salaries paid for positions in a given job grade across the University. Individual rates within the range will be determined by factors including one's qualifications and performance, equity with others in the department, market rates for positions within the same grade and department budget.

Pre-Employment Screening
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. The screenings will include criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, an employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.

Benefits Statement
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