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Administrator, Department of Medicine

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Local Title: Administrator, Department of Medicine
Budget Title: Senior 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 Medicine at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is seeking a full-time Administrator / Senior Staff Associate. Reporting directly to the Chair of the Department of Medicine, the successful candidate will:

  • Provide administrative leadership for the Department of Medicine at University Hospital at Downstate (UHD) and across all clinical locations.
    • Administrative leadership encompasses the clinical care and education and research activities of the department.
    • Clinical care includes working with hospital administration and the faculty practice to ensure safe and effective provision of care.
  • Work with leadership of the COM, UHD, Research Foundation and GME to ensure that all educational research activities are compliant with SUNY policies and procedures.
  • Oversee 11 clinical divisions, assisting division administrators with the day to day operations of these divisions to meet the goals of UHD, the COM and the faculty practice.
  • Be responsible for analyzing, preparing and making recommendations regarding budgets, ongoing or new services or programs to Chair.
  • Evaluate administrative staff and faculty programmatic needs for appropriate administrative and clinical support.
  • Assess current and proposed department manpower, including defining positions, preparing job descriptions, developing core competency elements defining performance program, completing and reviewing evaluations.
  • Assist Chair with faculty salary setting process and administration by providing methods, data and benchmarks to evaluate productivity.

Required Qualifications:

  • 7 to 10 years of active relevant management experience, including 5+ years in a healthcare environment.
  • 5 to 7 years in program and strategic planning, including the development of clinical business plans.
  • Prior experience as the administrator of an academic and clinical department.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree.

Work Schedule:

Monday to Friday; 9:00am to 5:00pm

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Salary Range:

Commensurate with experience and qualifications

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


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