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Job Summary

The University of Michigan Transplant Center is seeking highly qualified individuals for the role of Transplant Center Administrator

The University of Michigan Transplant Center encompasses our adult kidney pancreas, liver, heart and lung transplant programs as well as pediatric kidney, liver, and heart transplant programs. The Center is responsible for 210 FTE of staff and includes over 70 faculty from multiple Departments. Our transplant center teams perform 350 to 400 transplants per year.

The Transplant Center Administrator will partner with the Transplant Center Director to manage Center operations and execute strategic initiatives of the Center that are aligned with overall Michigan Medicine. The Transplant Center Administrative will advance Transplant Center initiatives centered on integration, authority, and accountability of faculty and staff efforts related to transplantation.

The Transplant Center Administrator has additional accountability to the Associate Hospital Director for Transplantation.


Operational Accountability

  • Partners with the Transplant Center Director to align Center and transplant program goals with the overall Michigan Medicine strategy, and implements a strategy to support these goals.
  • Responsible for managing the Centers financial performance, human resources, services to internal and external stakeholders, regulatory compliance, capital projects, IT operations and internal controls.
  • Provides accurate and timely projections, assessments, reports, fiscal plans, budgets, and
  • solutions to the Director and leadership of Michigan Medicine
  • Provide leadership with Michigan Medicine partners to continually strive for improvement in the areas of patient satisfaction, timely patient access, efficient utilization of resources and regulatory compliance.
  • Stays appraised of current issues affecting an academic medical center, understands how these may impact the Center, and adjusts strategy accordingly.
  • Organizes, directs and integrates the transplant program with all other departments and services within the hospital.
  • Organizes, directs and implements practices to assure continued compliance with applicable laws including the guidelines established by UNOS, CMS and the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Hospitals.
  • Participates in site review by regulatory agencies and insurance companies.
  • Partners with the Transplant Center Director in the management of faculty affairs
  • Provides guidance and mentorship to faculty in administrative roles.
  • Participate in professional and/or civic organizations. 

Leadership Competencies

  • Collaborates to create a shared vision, effectively communicates the vision and inspires stakeholders to build consensus.
  • Creates value for a diverse community by fostering a climate of service excellence.
  • Leads innovation and change through the application of lean thinking philosophy, tools and techniques to increase operational efficiencies.
  • Fosters and supports diverse teams and provides a work climate that is inclusive and elicits a high level of team engagement.
  • Collaborates and builds inclusive relationships with appropriate stakeholders and models respect, recognition, helpfulness and collaboration.
  • Coaches and develops others and provides professional development support. Develops talent with both the individual and organizational needs in mind.
  • Develops a culture of accountability, provides the team with the strategic direction, prioritization and support in order to achieve results.
  • Identifies problems and involves appropriate individuals to reach resolution.
  • Leads in the alignment of Michigan Medicine culture by being organizationally astute and leveraging processes and relationships to succeed.
  • Adapts oneself in a complex environment, adjusting as required and always engaging in self-reflection, continual learning and growth.
  • Acts with courage and confidence to encourage creative thinking, seize opportunities, demonstrate personal conviction and convey an optimistic outlook.
  • Communicates effectively to a multitude of audiences, using the appropriate medium/s of communication at the appropriate time in order to elicit feedback, share information and construct messaging that will have the maximum impact on others.

Required Qualifications*

  • MBA, MPH or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Minimum of 5 years of management experience involving physicians and clinical staff, preferably in an academic medical center.
  • Demonstrated ability to present and gain acceptance of ideas and proposals.
  • Experience with finance, accounting, and professional and technical billing.
  • Demonstrated strength in verbal and written communication.
  • Demonstrated ability to be an effective leader in a complex and dynamic organization.
  • Knowledge in areas of clinical operations and funds flow in the organization.
  • Knowledge of quality improvement processes and tools
  • Strong familiarity with UNOS/OPTN and CMS policies
  • Understanding of the roles and responsibilities of the professions represented within the transplant programs
  • Possess critical thinking and analytical skills.
  • Unwavering commitment to excellence in all endeavors

Desired Qualifications*

  • Experience providing leadership in a multi-organ transplant center
  • Minimum of 5 years of management experience involving physicians and clinical staff in transplantation or end stage organ disease, preferably in an academic medical center.

Background Screening

Michigan Medicine conducts background screening and pre-employment drug testing on job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent job offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background screenings.  Background screenings are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act.

Mission Statement

Michigan Medicine improves the health of patients, populations and communities through excellence in education, patient care, community service, research and technology development, and through leadership activities in Michigan, nationally and internationally.  Our mission is guided by our Strategic Principles and has three critical components; patient care, education and research that together enhance our contribution to society.

Application Deadline

This opening will posted for at least four weeks. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled any time after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.