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Sports Medicine Division Administrator

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Local Title: Sports Medicine Division Administrator
Budget Title: Teaching Hospital Staff Associate
Work Type: Full Time
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Categories: Management and Professional, Administrative


Are you looking to take your career to new heights with a leader in healthcare? SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is one of the nation's leading metropolitan medical centers. As the only academic medical center in Brooklyn, we serve a large population that is among the most diverse in the world. We are also highly-ranked by Castle Connolly Medical, a healthcare rating company for consumers, among the top 5 leading U.S. medical schools for training doctors.

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Job Summary:

The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation Medicine at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is seeking a full-time Sports Medicine Division Administrator/TH Staff Associate. Reporting to the Division Chief and the Executive Administrator of the department, the successful candidate will:

  • Work directly with divisional and department administrators in a “velcro management” style, serving as an active member of the management team and ensuring effective vertical and horizontal communication across the division, department, enterprise, and affiliate organizations.
  • Be accountable for direct reports, which include: Outreach Coordinator, Athletic Trainers, Medical Assistants, Fellowship Coordinator, and Clerical Staff.
  • Function as liaison to the Medical Center by assisting the Chief in obtaining and negotiating University approval for new programs.
  • Coordinate Hospital/University Departments and personnel in the implementation/administration of Sports Medicine programs.
  • Develop strategic short-term (up to 1-year) and long-term (up to 5-years) plans for the Division of Sports Medicine.
  • Draft proposals for the Division to acquire staff and increase services.
  • Recruit attending staff as needed with immediate emphasis on primary care sports medicine and academic Orthopaedic surgeon with a strong academic and research portfolio.
  • Coordinate and monitor the clinical activities of the attending staff; maintain database on faculty activities and productivity; coordinate and manage faculty incentive plans.
  • Establish rapport with individual attendings to enable the free flow of information.
  • Coordinate the clerical staff to maximize patient data collection, resource utilization, managed care contracts, and billing.
  • Utilize Athena HER to coordinate, analyze and report on physician schedules, productivity, waiting times and collections.
  • Represent the Division in interactions with office managers and affiliated administrators at off-campus sites.
  • Inventory office supplies and equipment and oversee purchases and replacements.
  • Administer and manage the departments durable medical equipment (DME) program.
  • Perform customer service surveys, and develop customer service initiatives to improve services.
  • Coordinate the Sports Medicine Lecture Series and expand it into a monthly borough-wide educational seminar.
  • Support the Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship in conjunction with the Fellowship Director and Program Coordinator.
  • Manage Quality Assurance/Performance Improvement initiatives for the Division.
  • Work with the Departmental Executive Administrator to determine, build and market new services and business opportunities.
  • Provide support for other institutional or departmental projects as determined by the Department Executive Administrator and Chairperson.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Sports Management, Sports Medicine or related field.
  • Master’s Degree in related field.
  • 3+ years of management experience, ideally in a healthcare setting.

Preferred Qualifications:


Work Schedule:

Monday to Friday; 7:30am to 4:30pm

Salary Grade/Rank:


Salary Range:

Commensurate with experience and qualifications


COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement:


  An approved COVID-19 vaccination.

Executive Order:

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation.  If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim status, criminal conviction, and all other protected classes under federal or state laws.

Women, minorities, veterans, individuals with disabilities and members of underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please contact Human Resources at 718-270-3025.


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