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Duke University Job Description


Job Code: 1811
Job Level: 98
Revised Date: 12/01/2007
Job Family: JF 28

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Occupational Summary

Provide overall administrative direction and coordination for policies, procedures and programs supporting inpatient, outpatient and transitional psychiatric programs' develop and manage clinical services strategic plan for psychiatric services within the Duke Health Network.

Work Performed

Provide administrative direction and coordination in the formulation, interpretation and administration of current and long range policies, procedures and programs of the Department of Psychiatry including, but not limited to, inpatient psychiatry service, Psychiatric Outpatient Clinics and transitional psychiatric clinical programs. Manage psychiatric service lines for hospital to ensure that financial and performance targets are met including, but not limited to, revenue enhancement, cost containment, and expansion of volumes through new service offerings; recommend financial targets; monitor variances and implement corrective action as required.

Negotiate external contracts in conjunction with overall goals and objectives of the clinical services strategic plan for psychiatric services within the Duke Health Network. Establish major schedules, task assignments and allocation of manpower, space and equipment to ensure conformance with departmental commitments; assist in planning and coordinating departmental construction, renovation and maintenance activities. Direct staff involved in the determination of departmental fiscal requirements, preparation of budgetary recommendations and monitoring of grants and contracts; monitor expenditure of budgeted funds.

Maintain liaison with all levels of administration, faculty and outside organizations to coordinate departmental business, accomplish directives and to facilitate the resolution of problems.

Direct the compilation of operational and financial reports and analyses indicating progress, trends and appropriate recommendations or conclusions.

Represent departmental chairman in meeting and conferences and other affairs of an administrative nature; serve on various committees as directed.

Direct designated staff and coordinate various personnel functions including, but not limited to, hiring, performance appraisals, promotions, transfers and vacation schedules. Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.

The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this classification. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required of personnel so classified.


Required Qualifications at this Level


Work generally requires organizational, analytical and communication skills normally acquired through the completion of a bachelor's degree program.



Work requires seven years of progressive administrative experience in a hospital, health care or similar service industry including at least three years in psychiatric services to become proficient in managing quality of care and financial performance over psychiatric hospital service line. A Master's degree in Hospital Administration, Business Administration or a related field may be substituted for experience on a 1:1 basis.






The intent of this job description is to provide a representative and level of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.

Essential Physical Job Functions

Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essential job functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.