Director of Neurology

Dartmouth Health
Lebanon, New Hampshire
Closing date
Jun 9, 2022

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General Neurology, Other
Full Time

Director of Neurology

The Department of Neurology at the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH is seeking a full-time administrative Director to oversee all administrative and management activities for the Department of Neurology. The new Director will lead the administrative team in carrying out the day-to-day operations of the Department including managing and directing strategic business and long-range departmental planning activities for the Department of Neurology. The Director will work with the Department Chair and management team to identify the future direction for departmental growth and services as well as creating action and business plans to meet established goals. Additionally, the Director will identify the administrative structural changes necessary to achieve this strategic direction in a cost-neutral manner.

Key responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the Department’s ambulatory and inpatient structure which includes two ambulatory practice sites, 3 diagnostic testing laboratories (EMG, EEG, and EMU), 6 cost centers (incorporating clinical care, teaching, and research), 30 practicing physicians and 26 associate providers across the department, and supported by >75 practice/division/technical staff. The incumbent will directly supervise a practice manager who is responsible for effective and efficient clinical operations and also supervise several research scientists and research support group personnel.
  • Provides support in the development and implementation of annual budgets as well as longer-range programmatic, financial, and operational plans.
  • Areas of oversight include quality improvement, personnel, space, supplies and equipment, departmental policies and procedures, and financial management.
  • Leads the research team in developing systems to support an academic department. Has management and financial oversight in the following areas: grants and contracts, residency program, clerkship, and office of the chairman.
  • Work with appropriate leaders to implement strategies that support clinical excellence, growth, and efficiency that satisfy the needs of patients, referring physicians, and faculty.
  • Oversees initiatives and optimization activities focused on increasing patient access – in support of a more attainable and timelier patient experience.
  • Maintains an in-depth knowledge of the changing health care environment and assesses regional market needs for clinical services. Monitors and evaluates the adequacy of existing clinical services and ensures the development of programs and services to respond to the market.
  • Develops, supports, and manages programmatic initiatives for care improvement and cost reduction.
  • Recommends and develops strategies for general cost control and reductions, revenue enhancements, including strategies for clinical cost accounting and productivity reporting/review.
  • Facilitates preparation of annual budget, staff salary planning, annual payroll, financial and strategic plans by advising divisions regarding information needed by the department to present a complete budget.
  • Monitors activities, trains and mentors Clinical, Research and Support Administrators to ensure support and assistance as necessary for them to manage the clinical, research and administrative operations, finances and personal issues within their areas.
  • Possesses the managerial and leadership capabilities to promote professional autonomy and growth among all staff and provides an environment for medical and nursing collaboration for provision of efficient and effective patient care.
  • Participates in other multidisciplinary teams to achieve and promote the organization's mission and goals.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree with 10 years of experience in health care administration, preferably in the ambulatory care setting (or equivalent in education and experience) required.  
  • Master’s degree preferred.   
  • The ability to relate to and deal effectively with physicians, administrators, support staff and the general public with a high degree of tact and discretion essential.  
  • Excellent oral and writing skills required.  
  • Strong financial background required.

The Dartmouth Health system stretches over New Hampshire and Vermont and offers the quintessential New England experience. This beautiful area combines history, industry, and business and has been ranked consistently as one of the best places in the US to live and work. Anchored by the academic Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH, the system includes the NCI- designated Norris Cotton Cancer Center, the Children's Hospital at Dartmouth Hitchcock; 5 affiliated hospitals, and 30 Dartmouth Health ambulatory clinics across the region. With destinations like Boston, New York, Montreal, the seacoast, and ski country within driving distance, the opportunities – both career and personal – truly make New Hampshire the ideal place to work and play.


Candidates are requested to apply directly to this link:


Questions may be directed to:

Mark L. Semiao, MBA
Executive Recruiter, Talent Acquisition
Dartmouth Health


Dartmouth Health is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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