Director of Clinical Operations, Neurology

Job Description

UC Health is hiring a full-time Director of Clinical Operations, Neurology for the UC Neuroscience Institute.

The director will support the UC Neuroscience Institute with delivering high-quality care to patients based on assessed needs, established standards of care and according to policy and procedures.

University of Cincinnati Gardner Neuroscience Institute

At the University of Cincinnati Gardner Neuroscience Institute (UCGNI), our focus is to deliver hope to patients and families facing complex brain, nerve and spine conditions. As the region's only adult academic-based neuroscience program, our highly trained physicians and staff provide unparalleled access to compassionate, patient-focused care-driven by the latest innovations and leading-edge research. Many of our experts hold leadership roles in national organizations, developing nationwide standards of care and championing neuroscience research.

In 2019, UC Health opened a new 114,000-square-foot ambulatory facility designed with the unique needs of neurological patients in mind. The $68 million clinical outpatient facility is home to more than 125 physician specialists, subspecialists and superspecialists who provide unparalleled neurological expertise in Greater Cincinnati and beyond. Its distinctive exterior features a structured mesh façade designed to diffuse direct daylight for neurological patients, who often experience light sensitivity. Other patient-friendly features include exam room doors that slide, rather than swing, open, as well as therapy rooms that enable patients to learn how to safely live at home again following a neurological injury or illness. The building has been recognized with 19 regional, national, and international awards for health care design.

Department/Position Details:
  • Works closely with Department leadership and subject matter experts to lead process improvement projects and facilitate department and division level programmatic development.
  • Promotes talent development by establishing, coaching and modeling top leadership expectations and requirements.
  • Stimulates effective teams by communicating the long term vision, setting clear direction, providing appropriate structure, removing barriers and coaching for top performance.


Directs, administers, manages and coordinates the operational activities of the UC Neuroscience Institute (UCNI or Institute) in support of policies, goals, and objectives established by University of Cincinnati Physicians Company, LLC (UCPC) and UC Health (UCH), collectively the Health System, the Institute Director, Center of Excellence (COE) Directors and Department Chairs. Ensure the effective operational management of clinical functions related to personnel and policy in order to meet the mission of patient care, education and research within a fiscally responsible organization.
  • Directs and coordinates work of designated employees, manage personnel activities to meet Health System, UCNI, COE and departmental objectives related to the provision of patient care within designated clinical areas. Initially, will work closely with Gardner Center Leadership to pilot and implement any proposed changes in patient care, research, or educational measures.
  • In collaboration with other administrative leadership, develops strategic and operational plan for assigned COE clinical area(s); communicate plans and continuously evaluate plans.
  • Develops and communicates vision for care delivery models and facilitate ongoing refinement of such models.
  • Serves as clinical operational liaison with administrative and professional personnel concerning Health System, UCNI, COE, and departmental policies and procedures, personnel administration and budgetary preparation and control.
  • Ensures effective processes concerning Health System, UCNI, COE, and departmental policies and procedures, personnel administration and budgetary preparation and control.
  • Maintains interface with departmental personnel to coordinate clinical operational activities to ensure adequate staffing, space and facilities, coordination of purchasing, maintenance and renovation activities for the operational areas, administer a program of property management and accountability. Recommend necessary space, equipment, supplies and support systems to ensure effective functioning of Health System, UCNI, COE, and department clinical operations/integration.
  • Develops and supports a matrixed and shared governance structure.
  • Ensures effective processes for staff development, recruitment and retention.
  • Ensures the program's activities and operations are carried out in compliance with local, states and federal regulations and laws governing business operations, as well as accreditation entities.


  • Master's Degree required.
  • Four years equivalent experience required.
  • 11 plus years equivalent experience preferred.

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About UC Health

UC Health is an integrated academic health system serving Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. In partnership with the University of Cincinnati, UC Health combines clinical expertise and compassion with research and teaching-a combination that provides patients with options for even the most complex situations. Members of UC Health include: UC Medical Center, West Chester Hospital, Daniel Drake Center for Post-Acute Care, Bridgeway Pointe Assisted Living, University of Cincinnati Physicians and UC Health Ambulatory Services (with more than 900 board-certified clinicians and surgeons), Lindner Center of HOPE and several specialized institutes including: UC Gardner Neuroscience Institute and the University of Cincinnati Cancer Center. Many UC Health locations have received national recognition for outstanding quality and patient satisfaction. Learn more at