1+ months


Harborview Medical Center
Seattle, WA 98104


Req #: 177997
Job Location: Health Sciences Center
Posting Date: 06/12/2020 
Closing Info: Open Until Filled 
Salary: Salary is commensurate with experience and education 
Shift: First Shift 

As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world.

UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty. All of which has allowed the UW to be nationally recognized as a Great College to Work For for six consecutive years. 

UW Medicine works to improve the health of the public by advancing medical knowledge, providing outstanding primary and specialty medical care to people of the region, and preparing tomorrows physicians, scientists, and other health professionals.  UW Medicine includes the School of Medicine, UW Medical Center, Harborview Medical Center, UW Neighborhood Clinics, UW Physicians, Valley Medical Center, and Airlift Northwest.  In addition, the UW is closely affiliated with Seattle Childrens Hospital, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, and the VA Puget Sound Healthcare System.

The Department of Medicine (the Department) is the largest department in the School of Medicine with nearly 2,500 staff, faculty, trainees and students and an annual budget of approximately $450 million consisting of patient care revenue, sponsored research funds, endowments and gifts, state funds and affiliated hospital funding associated with the academic programs within the department. The department is made up of thirteen subspecialty divisions: Allergy and Infectious Diseases; Cardiology; Dermatology; Gastroenterology; General Internal Medicine; Gerontology & Geriatric Medicine; Hematology; Medical Genetics; Metabolism, Endocrinology and Nutrition; Nephrology; Oncology; Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine; and Rheumatology. These divisions occupy space and manage programs at multiple UW Medicine sites and affiliated entities.

The Department of Medicine has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time Vice Chair of Finance and Administration (Vice Chair).

General Description

The Vice Chair serves as the strategic partner to the Chair in promoting excellence and growth in research, education and clinical practice for the Department of Medicine. In partnership with the Chair, the Vice Chair will guide and lead the development of the department Strategic Plan and Long-Range Financial Plan.

The Vice Chair builds strategic alliances and partnerships within UW Medicine and its many affiliates. As a visionary leader within the UW Medicine Health System, the Vice Chair will work to execute strategic initiatives and priorities for the Department and the System. The Vice Chair will be a strong advocate for the Department of Medicine and the faculty, staff and trainees in the Department.

The Vice Chair is a collaborative, innovative leader with responsibility and authority for all administrative functions within the Department. The Vice Chair provides strategic direction and guidance to high-level senior leadership with expertise in Academic Faculty Affairs, Financial Management, Operations Management, Clinical Service and Practice Plan Management, Compliance and Risk Management, Research Management, Information Management, Human Resource Management, Facilities Management, and Educational Programs Management.
Success in this position will require a leader who has a proven record of creating a culture of trust, cohesion, and accountability. The position requires an excellent communicator with high emotional intelligence who can work with all members of the organization ranging from UW Medicine, hospital and department leadership as well as with faculty, trainees, and staff to provide novel solutions problem solve, recognize and seize opportunities and develop action plans to successfully accomplish the goals in support of the research, clinical and educational activities within and for the department.

The Vice Chair reports to the Department Chair and Schools Chief Financial Officer. 

As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs.  For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.


  • Bachelors degree in Business Administration. 

    Other required qualifications are listed below.

  • At least seven years of supervisory and office management experience.  Demonstrated experience working with large, highly structured personnel systems.
  • At least five years of management-level experience, preferably in an academic medical center or hospital environment.
  • Strategic thinker and leader
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Demonstrated experience in business planning and long-range financial planning
  • A proven record of creating a culture of trust, cohesion, and accountability
  • Experience with clinical operations
  • Experience in sponsored research administration
  • Experience in academic educational programs

    Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.


  • Masters degree in Business Administration (MBA), Health Care Administration, Public Health, or related field.


    Application Process:
    The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process.  These assessments may include Workforce Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others.  Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select Apply to this position. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your My Jobs page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.

  • Applicants considered for this position will be required to disclose if they are the subject of any substantiated findings or current investigations related to sexual misconduct at their current employment and past employment. Disclosure is required under Washington state law.

    Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.


    Posted: 2020-06-10 Expires: 2020-11-06

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