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University of Rochester Administrator I - 227387 in Rochester, New York

Administrator I Job ID 227387

Location Strong Memorial Hospital Full/Part Time Full-Time Favorite Job Regular/Temporary Regular Opening

Full Time 40 hours Grade 052 Psychiatry SMH Child/Adoles


7:30 AM-4:30 PM


Position Summary:

Under the general direction of the Division Administrator, serves as a member of the leadership team in the Pediatric Behavioral Health and Wellness outpatient clinics at S. Ave. Works in collaboration with the Division Administrator to develop systems/processes that will assure that standards are met and efficient operations are achieved. Manages the day-to-day operations and carries out strategic goals as set by the Division’s leadership. Supervises the clerical staff, including patient reception, patient satisfaction, registration, charge capture and charge entry, co-pay collection, reconciliation of encounters at day’s end, prior authorizations, appointment scheduling, referral management, and telephone management. Defines goals and communicates measurable outcomes quarterly and as needed for the area to the Division Administrator. Manages clinician master scheduling and provides operational reports out of eRecord. Carries out responsibilities with considerable latitude for independent judgment. Fosters and promotes a positive work environment by modeling the I CARE values.

Specific Responsibilities:

Operational and Fiscal Management

Manages the daily clinical operations by collecting data from various sources to analyze and interpret it, and to make recommendations for improving the clinical operation. Implements procedures for enhancing levels of service and quality. Re-evaluates implementation of projects to assess and determine further recommendations to improve gap closure and/or identify opportunities. Collects, analyzes and interprets data to ensure optimal patient throughput and maximum patient access.

Troubleshoots and solves problems proactively and as they arise. Ensures staffing levels are appropriate for volume of patients scheduled at each location using data. Attends monthly meetings as scheduled/required.

In collaboration with the site leadership, assumes responsibility for the clinical finances. Effectively manages within budgeted parameters, by reviewing ledgers and identifying incremental needs.

Responsible for control and accuracy of petty cash, cash reconciliation, and deposits. Prepares justifications for capital purchases. Develops cost reduction and expense management initiatives in collaboration with practice management. Maintains supply inventories by placing orders timely and accurately from approved vendor lists. Maintains providers’ schedules to ensure adequate visit volumes for patient access and financial performance. Prepares justifications regarding variances in expenditures and revenue/charges. Prepares data for annual operating budgets and for financial reports, prepares analyses and allocates expenses, coordinates expenditures and property controls; reviews and approves invoices, payroll and other personnel forms. To ensure compliance and that we are capturing charges/revenue for our services, collects and analyzes information regarding the practice and enhances billing/encounter forms as needed.

Develops and plans the creation of Master Clinical schedule for clinical providers, residents and therapists. Ensures central reports accurately reflect Divisional productivity by maintaining the eRecord dictionary for providers in the Division. To incorporate best practices, maintains expert knowledge of eRecord applications by attending meetings/training and acting as the subject matter expert (SME) for the Division.

Staff Supervision/Orientation

Directs and supervises front end and clerical staff. Maintains compliance with employment law and ensures adherence to policies and procedures. Collects, analyzes and interprets data to develop and establish standard operating procedures. Develops and plans employee schedules to meet operational needs. Assigns accountabilities and reviews completed work for accuracy. Provides consistent feedback to staff on their performance and achievements. Meets regularly with clerical staff for information exchange and educational events.

Recruits, interviews, hires and trains clerical staff in new system updates through eRecord training opportunities. Introduces and educates new staff to the unit and to the responsibilities of the OAS. Ensures and inspects that the learning is competency based, provides clear expectations and goals. Ensures annual staff mandatories are completed. Assesses and evaluates performance throughout training, and provides feedback and additional resources as needed. Provides educational material to staff to facilitate the learning process. By gathering and analyzing data, develops and maintains a unit- based manual that addresses job requirements and the learning needed to achieve those requirements.

Initiates related personnel actions. Prepares and submits required paperwork to HR to change employee status. Monitors and edits clerical staff time entry in HRMS, approves clerical staff payroll and vacations. Counsels clerical staff regarding performance issues and develops with the staff, plans to improve.

Completes and delivers end of probation and annual performance evaluations of clerical staff. Assures accuracy of clerical staff personnel files and assures that mandatory education is complete.

Quality Controls/Process Improvement

Establishes criteria for monthly monitoring of accuracy and efficiency; delegates data collection, reviews measures and develops plans to meet goals. Ensures pre-verification protocols are managed. Monitors timeliness and accuracy of work performed by central services and access center and communicates issues with managers of central services, as needed. Tracks and analyzes no-shows, cancellations, bumped and first available appointments for the practice; makes recommendations and implements processes to improve these rates. Prepares monthly volume and statistical reports for the Leadership Team to review and to share at staff meetings. Reviews, analyzes and interprets results of Patient and Staff satisfaction surveys, and makes recommendations to improve satisfaction. In collaboration with clinical directors, oversees clinical compliance for quality assurance, documentation and reporting.

Ensures compliance with standards including HIPAA, OSHA, OASAS, and The Joint Commission (TJC) policies by implementing quality controls, and providing and enforcing appropriate training. Develops, and trains/practices for emergency and disaster planning protocols. Understands and enforces patient rights and organizational ethics philosophies.

Customer Satisfaction:

Assures I CARE values are demonstrated by all staff at all times. Acts as an excellent representative of the unit at departmental, service and institutional meetings. Serves as point person for the management of patient complaints regarding front end operations and in this role, serves as a front-line problem solver. Answers correspondence and other inquiries involving the interpretation of University as well as departmental policy, regulations, procedures, etc.; guides subordinates on replies to routine correspondence. Acts as a liaison with physicians, staff and with other community health, social and government agencies. Develops and plans coordination of training programs/conferences for staff. Plans and establishes meetings, conference symposia etc., and coordinates the arrangements and preparation of program literature, brochures and other materials.

Performs other related duties as required.


Bachelor’s level degree or an equivalent combination of experience and training. 3 years of related work experience including at least 1 year in an administrative capacity in an academic office or project management, or the equivalent experience in business. Front end operations experience preferred.

How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

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