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Chief Administrative Officer Penn Transplant Institute at Penn Medicine

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Job ID: 210246
Category: Management/Leadership
Work Type: FT
Location: Philadelphia, PA, United States
Work Schedule: M-F

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Penn Medicine is dedicated to our tripartite mission of providing the highest level of care to patients, conducting innovative research, and educating future leaders in the field of medicine. Working for this leading academic medical center means collaboration with top clinical, technical and business professionals across all disciplines.

Today at Penn Medicine, someone will make a breakthrough. Someone will heal a heart, deliver hopeful news, and give comfort and reassurance. Our employees shape our future each day. Are you living your life's work?


Since developing one of the nation’s first kidney transplant programs in 1966, the Penn Transplant Institute remains at the forefront of the discipline, providing the latest technology and discoveries in transplantation. With active programs in heart, lung, liver, kidney, pancreas, islet, uterus, and hand transplantation, along with partner programs at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), the Penn Transplant Institute is the largest multi-organ transplant program in the region, a national leader in the field and a signature program for our health system.

The Chief Administrative Officer of the Penn Transplant Institute (PTI) working in conjunction with the Vice Chair/Vice President of Transplant Services, will have overall administrative responsibility for the strategic program growth, operational oversight, and financial planning for the PTI. The CAO will work with internal (e. g. academic and hospital departments and divisions, service lines) as well as external (Payers, regulatory organizations, the United Organ Sharing Network (UNOS), and others) stakeholders to enhance access, optimize growth, drive quality, and enhance innovation within the PTI. The CAO will work collaboratively to ensure proper resources and staff are assigned to PTI, based on need but with the intent to maximize resource utilization and optimum quality and efficiency developing appropriate reporting lines and accountability.



  • Insures PTI prioritizes and optimizes quality and safety and maintains compliance with appropriate regulations and accreditations. 
  •  Responsible for new process implementation.
  • Evaluates external programs and proposes implementing policies and procedures which will enhance the efficiency of the Program.
  • Ensure that the Program develops and maintains compliance with appropriate operating procedures.
  • Works with Division, Hospital, Cancer Center, and Health System administration to manage budgets for the Program. 
  • Leads program and budgetary planning and is responsible for ensuring that strategic goals of the PTI are met.
  • Works with HUP CEO and HUP leadership, department faculty, clinical leadership, affiliates and suppliers in developing programs, services and initiatives to anticipate future customer needs, build customer loyalty and generate profitable growth.
  • Works with stakeholders to support program development and growth. Drives operational integration of programs by ensuring alignment of communication to UPHS Leadership.
  • Design, develop and implement clinical programs a part of comprehensive delivery system that is consistent with and meets departmental and institutional goals.
  • Work with PTI Medical Directors to evaluate current programs and assess needs to implement new programs. Develop business plans for new programs. Implement net positive contribution for department, entity and UPHS.


Education or Equivalent Experience:

  • Master's degree in healthcare administration or business administration with 7 + years of health care administrative leadership role 
  • 5+ years of transplant leadership preferred.

    We believe that the best care for our patients starts with the best care for our employees. Our employee benefits programs help our employees get healthy and stay healthy. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits program that includes one of the finest prepaid tuition assistance programs in the region. Penn Medicine employees are actively engaged and committed to our mission. Together we will continue to make medical advances that help people live longer, healthier lives.

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    We are an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, familial status, genetic information, domestic or sexual violence victim status, citizenship status, military status, status as a protected veteran or any other status protected by applicable law.

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