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Health Services Administrator

Position Information

Position Information

Date Posted 01/10/2018
Open Until Filled No
Anticipated Application Deadline (Close date) 03/09/2018
Working Title Health Services Administrator
Job Classification Administrator III
Department Name 33204-Pharm-Pharmacy & Therapeutics
Job Type Staff
Position Number 0135936
Hiring Range TBD based on qualifications
Position Description

The University of Pittsburgh’s Pharmacy and Therapeutics Division at the School of Pharmacy is seeking a Health Services Administrator to lead the Program Evaluation and Research Unit’s (PERU) state-funded initiative assessing new approaches to Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT).
PERU is a large research, evaluation and implementation program that is embedded within the School of Pharmacy. Since its founding in 2006, PERU has expanded its program development and research to four areas: substance use disorder education and research; opioid use disorder prevention, intervention, and treatment; medication adherence; and organizational health for healthcare systems.

PERU has maintained steady funding from a variety of state and federal sources, and currently has approximately 40 staff.
PERU is dedicated to meaningful research and its contribution to a health system that facilitates a patient’s ability to achieve optimal health and well-being.
The incumbent will be responsible for integrating novel and innovative approaches in MAT implementation within various communities, involving both the general medical and specialty care systems to reduce deaths through overdose in Pennsylvania.

Additionally, the incumbent will continuously manage implement, and evaluate a large, complex, and innovative public health program. The program is statewide in scope and of large state and national visibility.

Successful candidates must be an excellent communicator and exhibit the following:
• Effective and articulate communication is key to the success of this position.
• Strong experience articulating complex thoughts to a variety of constituents, through diverse channels, tools and methods
• Proven success in overseeing, working within and guiding a team
• Intuition for organizing and motivating the hard work of dedicated stakeholders across many disciplines.
• High adaptability to new scenarios and information, with ability to quickly translate into action steps
• Deep understanding of healthcare systems, technicalities, and nuances
• Curiosity and desire for implementing, improving, and evaluating cutting-edge health services approaches

The position requires the incumbent to work in collaboration with a multi-disciplinary team by directing, supervising, and mentoring personnel. Additionally, this individual is expected to become an expert in the delivery of healthcare and what motivates health systems, with quick understanding and readiness to implement new innovations.

Please include a writing sample of a report, essay, brief manuscript, or publication as a part of your application.

Education Required Master's
Minimum Related Experience Level Required 3-5 years experience
Additional Education and/or Experience Essential to the Position

Doctorate degree and experience in substance use disorder research is strongly preferred.
Excellent organizational and communication skills are essential. PMP certification is helpful.

Required Licenses/Certifications
Child Protection Clearances

The following PA Act 153 clearances and background checks may be required prior to commencement of employment and as a condition of continued employment: PA State Police Criminal Record Check, FBI Criminal Record Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance.

Background Check For position finalists, employment with the University will require successful completion of a background check.
Assignment Category Regular, Full-Time
Percent Effort 100
Scheduled Work Hours 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
If Varied Work Schedule, Please Specify
If Part Time, Actual Standard Weekly Hours
Campus Pittsburgh
University Benefits

The University offers an excellent comprehensive benefits package for all full-time and part-time regular employees including:

• Education benefits and a retirement plan with employer match

• Group medical insurance, life insurance, and optional vision and dental insurance

• Free transit service within Allegheny County for employees of the Oakland campus (Port Authority Transit)

• Time off benefits including vacation, sick and personal time

For more information regarding the University’s benefits package, please visit

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a master's degree or higher or will have completed one by the end of this current term?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * How do you organize a large project? Give an example of a large project you organized in the past.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * How did you hear of this position at the University of Pittsburgh?
    • Career Development Center (CDC)
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Commonwealth Workforce Development System (Formerly PA CareerLink)
    • Currently a University Employee
    • Pitt Career Services
    • Pittsburgh Post Gazette
    • Pittsburgh Technology Council
    • PittSource Search
    • Referral (Friend, University Employee, etc.), please specify below
    • Internet Search
    • Other: (Please specify below)
  4. * Please specify from above (if applicable):

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. Writing Sample
Optional Documents