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Associate Director, Clinical Operations - Ortho Center

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Requisition # 2093

Job Description

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What you will be doing in this role?

The Associate Director, Clinical Operations (Ortho Center) is responsible for organizing, directing and oversight of daily operations. Responsible for management of operational programs and services, financial oversight and staff management. Assumes fiscal responsibility through preparation of operational, capital and academic budgets for respective departments. Serves as liaison with medical staff, ancillary departments and other personnel to ensure patient advocacy. Guides and precepts nursing staff in the provision of nursing care/practice consistent with nursing standards. Promotes the maximum growth and development of each employee, supports research and participates in strategic planning, both long and short-term departmental goals.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Promotes departmental focus by establishing goals consistent with organizational practice. Collaborates and coordinates interdepartmental problem solving which supports and enhances operational flow and department efficiency.
  • Develops business and operation plans for the departments and for specific programs by preparing, monitoring and controlling budget and ensuring conformity with established budgetary goals. Manage monthly reports to explain variances and make recommendations for corrective action, as needed.
  • Reviews and approve departmental expenditures for appropriateness and compliance within budget; reduces expenses and generates increased revenue.
  • Creates policies and procedures and implement performance improvement initiatives and set up data collection processes and reporting systems as necessary.
  • Responsible for assuring staff competency for implementation regarding the provision of age related patient care. Provides appropriate assessments, interventions and evaluations of patients with consideration of developmental milestones in the adolescent, adult and geriatric patient population.



Job Qualifications:


  • High School Diploma/GED - Required
  • Bachelor's Degree in Healthcare Administration, Public Health, Business Administration, Science in Nursing and/or related field- Strongly Preferred.


  • At least five (5) years of experience working within a Healthcare Setting
  • At least four (4) years of Managing Academic Clinical Department(s), Service Line(s), and/or related Department(s) in a Healthcare Setting

Req ID : 2093
Working Title : Associate Director, Clinical Operations - Ortho Center
Department : Dir Dept Of Surgery
Business Entity : Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Job Category : Clinical Operations
Job Specialty : Clinical Operations
Overtime Status : EXEMPT
Primary Shift : Day
Shift Duration : 8 hour
Base Pay : $70.79 - $127.42

Our compensation philosophy

We offer competitive total compensation that includes pay, benefits, and other recognition programs for our employees. The base pay range shown above takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including knowledge/skills; relevant experience and training; education/certifications/licensure; and other business and organizational factors. This base pay range does not include our comprehensive benefits package and any incentive payments that may be applicable to this role. Pay Transparency Non Discrimination Provision (PDF) (opens in new window)

Diversity and Inclusion at Cedars-Sinai

We are caretakers and innovators committed to the pursuit of equitable healthcare. But health equity is not possible without representation. Our commitment to diversity goes beyond demographics or checking boxes. Our people must reflect the diverse identities, experiences and geographies of the communities and patients we serve – because that’s what our patients, colleagues and communities deserve. Quality Care and Research—For All, By All (opens in new window).

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Cedars-Sinai will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories, in accordance with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.

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