Featured Healthcare Simulation Job Listing: Director of Operations for Duke Human Simulation & Patient Safety Center

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Duke University has a new featured job posting in our Medical Simulation Jobs page!

Job Title: Director of Operations,
Institution: Duke Human Simulation and Patient Safety Center
Location: Durham, North Carolina


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Job Description / Goals: The Duke Human Simulation and Patient Safety Center (HSPSC) Director of Operation’s (DoO) primary responsibility is to maximize the center’s performance by managing daily operations and implementing organizational strategies to improve efficiency, quality, and teamwork. The DoO will also serve as the operational, fiscal, human resources, and strategic advisor to the Director. In the case the Director is unavailable, the DoO will serve as his representative in matters related to education, research and administration.

  • Provide leadership and management for all daily activities in the HSPSC
    • Manage all employees in the HSPSC
    • Define specific roles and responsibilities for all center employees
  • Develop and Implement organizational and programmatic strategies for the HSPSC, in collaboration with Dr. Taekman, and formally assess effectiveness of all strategies
    • Analyze current organizational status, identify needs, and develop organizational improvement plans
    • Common communication platform with dashboard, calendar, and file storage
    • Redistribute workload as appropriate
    • Identify and acquire additional resources as needed
    • Create open channel for feedback and ideas
    • Foster an open and supportive workplace culture
    • Meet with each member of HPSPC staff to determine needs and gather ideas
  • Gain familiarization and provide assistance with program management, clinical, simulation, and resource for ongoing and future projects
    • Meet with each team member to discuss ongoing projects
    • Review relevant material on all projects
    • Provide assistance as needed to all team members
  • Provide fiscal, human resources, operational, and strategic guidance to the director
    • Meet with Dr. Taekman on a regular basis to keep him apprised of all center operations issues
    • Develop and implement operational infra-structure for new facility
    • Work with Dr. Taekman to create/establish the HSPSC mission and vision
    • Anticipate renewal deadlines for required HSPSC lab certification standards (e.g., CME accreditation)
    • Optimize systems in new facility
    • Market goals and achievements in all missions (education, research, safety)
  • Support missions of Duke Health
    • Provide strategic guidance for aligning activities with organizational vision
    • Gather and analyze market and operational data
    • Assist with crafting reports and presentations to Duke Leadership
  • Establish collaborative relationships within and outside of Duke
    • Meet with and establish working relationships with simulation and medical community both within and outside of Duke
    • Identify opportunities to collaborate with Duke Simulation community (e.g., Duke Surgical Education and Activities (SEAL) laboratory)
  • Provide operational support/backup for all missions of the HSPSC

Interested applicants should e-mail their resume, cover letter and salary requirements to Ilene Farkas


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