Job Description

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Hiring Pay Scale
$145,000 - $195,000 / Year
La Jolla
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Work Schedule:
Days, 8 hour shifts, Monday-Friday

#124554 Administrative Director, Blood & Marrow Transplant

Extended Deadline: Tue 10/3/2023

UC San Diego values equity, diversity, and inclusion. If you are interested in being part of our team, possess the needed licensure and certifications, and feel that you have most of the qualifications and/or transferable skills for a job opening, we strongly encourage you to apply.

For the safety and well-being of the entire university community, the University of California requires, with few exceptions, that all students, faculty and staff be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus and influenza before they will be allowed on campus or in a facility or office. For more information visit: Flu Vaccine Mandate / COVID Vaccine Policy

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 09/21/2023. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.


The Administrative Director, Blood and Marrow Transplant and Cellular Therapy within UC San Diego Health has dual reporting relationships to both the UC San Diego Health/Sharp Healthcare, LLC Board of Directors and the UCSD Health system. This role is responsible for managing the day-to-day activities of both programs. Responsible for marketing, contracting and financial management with direct accountability for a financial manager. Develop and implement strategic business, marketing and operating plans; oversight and administration of patient billing systems; establishment of an inter-facility contracting/ marketing committee; develop and monitor of capital and operating budgets. Review monthly financial reports and provides justification for variances. Actively involved in resource management and performance improvement. Focus on benchmark measures in order to monitor both the quality of services as well as patient satisfaction. In collaboration with the Medical Director, lead program development initiatives and work collaboratively with both internal and external customers.This role involves the development and implementation of policies, procedures, standards and protocols for quality stem cell transplant and cellular therapy patients. Includes the establishment of mechanisms to monitor the quality of transplant care in conjunction with the hospital wide plan and ensures compliance with applicable accrediting agencies and regulatory standards. Involves interdisciplinary patient care from a team of experts who represent medical disciplines as well as support services including the Stem Cell Processing Laboratory, quality and data management teams as well as social work and administrative functions. This role is very closely aligned with nursing and other clinical functions. Directs the short and long term planning of the clinical and business operations of stem cell transplant and cellular therapy services for the health system. Includes compliance with all applicable internal policies and external regulatory agencies.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develops and implements operational processes focused on high quality transplant services and the coordination of care across multiple, complex departments/units.
  • Develops, implements and monitors financial plans for division. Reviews and approves fiscal planning proposals for new programs, annual budgets and long term goals. Leads fund development efforts collaborating with medical director.
  • Directs regulatory compliance and reporting. Ensures compliance with internal policies, state and federal regulations and requirements. Oversees process for accreditation and other surveys, data submission and verification activities.
  • Develops and oversees a continuous quality improvement program for transplant division consistent with federal and state guidelines, regulatory requirements, and quality improvement plan.
  • Directs and ensures coordination across medical center departments and/or clinics.
  • Directs transplant marketing opportunities and business development in collaboration with Medical Director and marketing for both departments.
  • Collaborates with transplant contracting to develop client partnerships and business opportunities.
  • Provides guidance to subordinate managers with human resources issues. Responsible for recruitment, performance management, professional development, performance evaluation and corrective action. Collaborates with Labor Relations on bargaining unit issues and ensures compliance with labor contracts.
  • Instills strong management practices to create a culture of teamwork, collaboration, and timely achievement of objectives and goals.
  • Directs staff education programs. Works with clinical educators and leadership to evaluate core competencies in clinical care.
  • Participates in system-wide committees and strategic planning with senior leaders across services to develop plans that improve health care delivery and the coordination and/or integration of clinical services. Participates in national committees focusing on advancing the field of transplantation (UNOS and other professional associations).
  • Builds and maintains strategic partnerships across the system and in the community at large to facilitate the achievement of strategic goals and objectives.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's degree in nursing or other healthcare profession, or a combination of comparable clinical education and/or experience.

  • Eight or more years of relevant experience, including progressive leadership roles in a complex, highly matrixed healthcare setting.

  • Experience and proven success in clinical healthcare management, with progressive expertise in transplant center management.


  • Advanced degree in relevant field of study.

  • Experience in clinical oncology and/or blood and marrow transplant preferred.

  • Five or more years of manager or higher level leadership in a relevant setting.

  • Registered Nurse in the State of California, if applicable.


  • Must be able to work various hours and locations based on business needs.
  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.

Pay Transparency Act

Annual Full Pay Range: $99,600 - $274,000 (will be prorated if the appointment percentage is less than 100%)

Hourly Equivalent: $47.70 - $131.23

Factors in determining the appropriate compensation for a role include experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs. The Hiring Pay Scale referenced in the job posting is the budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position. The Annual Full Pay Range may be broader than what the University anticipates to pay for this position, based on internal equity, budget, and collective bargaining agreements (when applicable).

Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

If applicable, life-support certifications (BLS, NRP, ACLS, etc.) must include hands-on practice and in-person skills assessment; online-only certification is not acceptable.

UC San Diego Health is the only academic health system in the San Diego region, providing leading-edge care in patient care, biomedical research, education, and community service. Our facilities include two university hospitals, a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, Shiley Eye Institute, Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center, the only Burn Center in the county, and and dozens of outpatient clinics. We invite you to join our team!

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