1+ months


University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98104


Req #: 179525
Job Location: UW Medical Center - Montlake,  UW Medical Center - Northwest
Posting Date: 05/27/2020 
Closing Info: Open Until Filled 
Salary: Salary is commensurate with education and experience. 
Shift: First Shift 
Notes: This position provides opportunities to work in a fast-paced, challenging, diverse and rewarding environment.  As an employee you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs.  For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.  

Join our award-winning team at University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC). Among the top medical centers in the United States as rated by U.S. News & World Report "America's Best Hospitals", UWMC prides itself on compassionate patient care as well as its pioneering medical advances. UWMC has even been named consistently the No. 1 hospital in the greater Seattle/Puget Sound region in the U.S. News & World Report's Best Hospitals Metro Area rankings. UWMC is operated by the University of Washington (UW) and serves as a training site for UWs School of Medicine. The University of Washington is proud to be one of the nations premier educational and research institutions.

Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoy outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.

The Ambulatory Care Division goals include but are not limited to enhancing the levels of customer focus, quality improvement, employee development, and financial effectiveness.

The Associate Administrator for Ambulatory Care is a member of the executive leadership team of the University of Washington Medical Center, (UWMC) providing strategic leadership and operational guidance to both UWMC campuses--Montlake and Northwest. Develop and implement strategies to achieve the business and program goals for the UWMC Ambulatory Care Division.  Achieve UW Medicine Patients Are First goals through executive leadership, direction, and oversight of the Ambulatory Care Division.  Effectively collaborate with Medical Directors, clinical directors, planning and decision support, contracting, and others as necessary.


  • Serves as the Associate Administrator of UWMC Ambulatory Care Division.
  • As a full partner in the management of UWMC, participates in the development of programs, policies, and plans for the effective operation of UWMC. Primarily responsible for program planning and evaluation for the departments and services assigned.
  • Serves as a role model in professional leadership and management of the medical center.
  • Consults with divisional administrators to coordinate inter-departmental activities; provides leadership in determining and implementing department activities and operating procedures, interpreting the medical center mission statement, values, business objectives, program plans, policies, procedures, budgets, and operating statements.
  • Assists the Chief Executive Officer and represents the UWMC Administration in University, Board, management, staff, and community meetings.
  • Establishes and maintains positive collaborative working relationships with campus departments and external agencies and organizations.
  • Provides administrative leadership and operational guidance to the medical center programs accountable.
  • Participates in the preparation of the medical center operating, capital, cash, and construction budgets.
  • Liaisons with the service line managers accountable for UWMC ambulatory clinics.
  • Finalizes budget requests, prepares written narrative, and reviews the final proposal with the Executive Team.
  • Closely collaborates with all members of UW Medicine Staff and Providers to assure success across UW Medicine.
  • Prepares reports, analyses, and makes recommendations for the effective management of the Ambulatory Care Division; reviews and approves recommendations of departmental and service requests and specifications for capital expenditures and new programs/services.
  • Interviews, selects, and evaluates the performance of managers and support staff reporting to this position.
  • On a scheduled basis, serves as Administrator-on-Call for 24 hours per day seven consecutive days per week.
  • Provides leadership to organization-wide Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) activities, including serving as a team leader, executive sponsor, or consultant to process improvement teams.
  • Effective monitoring systems to assure departmental standards of performance are maintained, operating objectives are achieved, and laws, regulations, policies, and procedures are followed to assure the interests of the institution and the patients, students, and faculty served are properly met and protected. Maintains compliance.
  • Participates as a member of various committees involved in policy and procedure development, program planning, and conflict resolution.
  • Participates in program planning and evaluation for the departments and services assigned.
  • Represents the UWMC or UW Medicine on external boards, commissions, associations, and committees.
  • Maintains contact with and coordinates the UWMCs activities with other hospitals, University departments, and relevant agencies of local and state government.
  • Responds to and handles patient, staff, or public complaints and grievances related to this assignment of administrative responsibility.
  • Performs other duties as requested by the Chief Executive Officer.


  • Masters degree in Health Service Administration, Business Administration, or equivalent.
  • Minimum of five (5) years of successful leadership in health services.
  • Demonstrated competence in financial management, clinic, and practice management. 
  • Must be familiar with the tools and techniques associated with process improvement, change management, and major systems change through the use of group processes.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may substitute for stated requirements.
  • Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

    The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral.

    The University of Washington is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 / 206-543-6452 (tty) or dso@uw.edu.


    Posted: 2020-05-29 Expires: 2020-07-30

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