Essential Functions: Transformation Planning - Plan, design, and lead the Department's transformation and innovation process and planning. Support best practices - Systematically review the infosphere for novel ideas and insights pertaining to surgical practice, and communicate them to faculty and staff; encourage and support creative thinking among faculty and staff leading to innovation in transformational processes.Develop skills - Train innovation project participants on the skills they need, and develop and apply measures to track progress in innovation skills development.Support surgical and bioengineering faculty in new product and service initiatives - Serve as methodology expert and facilitator for innovation project teams. Identify innovation opportunities - Analyze trends and market disruptions with respect to medical/surgical and bioengineering innovation and communicate emerging opportunities to faculty for discussion. Stimulate idea generation - Organize innovation brain-storming meetings; incorporate innovation into routine Departmental meetings.Manage seed funding - Assist in the formation of, and serve as secretary/treasurer ex officio to, the a Departmental innovation committee. Arrange for disbursement of seed grants approved by the committee. Maintain annual innovations budget. Project Management - Develop workflow, project plans, proof of concept, operating procedures, management reports and instructional/training materials required for the evaluation and adoption of new processes and technologies
Qualifications: Bachelor's degree required (masters preferred).Executive level experience in business, academia and government with a particular focus on long-range planning for healthcare provider, educational and policy institutions. Training in academic research methodologies and experience in academic research projects. Experience in preparation of budgets, reports and strategic planning documents. Project management experience, including familiarity with project management softwareProven ability to communicate well in writing and through presentations.
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