Program Director, UW Health Breast Center
University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics - Wisconsin

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Posting Summary

In conjunction with the UW Health Breast Center Medical Director, and in collaboration with UWHC and UWMF Surgery, Radiology and Cancer Center operational leadership, the Program Director provides administrative and strategic leadership of operational, financial, programmatic and personnel activities across the Breast Center. The Program Director collaborates with administrative leadership across multiple service lines and departments to execute a cohesive organizational development strategy that aligns with the UW Health mission and strategic plan, and maintains open and ongoing communications.

While the range of duties and responsibilities is broad and varied, the position¿s major responsibility is the successful implementation of the Breast Center five-year strategic business plan. The Program Director will accomplish this by ensuring the clinical integration and successful implementation of all Breast Center units and processes, including clinical programming, strategic development, financial management, patient care operations, and human resource optimization. In addition, a major initial responsibility of the Program Director will be the redesign of the Center¿s operational framework to maximize alignment of the Center with UW Health objectives.

The Program Director also will forge strategic partnerships with community leaders and organizations to position the Breast Center as the region¿s preeminent authority on breast health. This includes the creation and implementation of development initiatives to maximize philanthropic commitments from the community, the region, and beyond.

The Program Director dually reports to the Director of Oncology Services and the Breast Center Medical Director, and works closely and collaboratively with UWHC and UWMF Surgery, Radiology, and Cancer Center operational leadership. The UW Health Breast Center is an integrated service model of UW Hospital and Clinics¿ and the UW Medical Foundation¿s breast services. The Center provides care from screening and diagnostic imaging to the diagnosis and management of benign and malignant diseases of the breast through surgical, medical and radiation oncology specialists. The Center strives to always provide care in a patient and family centered environment.


1. Master's degree in Business Administration, Healthcare Administration, Nursing or related field required.
2. Three to five years relevant experience in the management of ambulatory services and/or programs required.
3. Has held administrative position in a large academic or complex oncology program that included breast oncology services preferred.
4. Relevant certification based on educational background (i.e. AART, RN) required.
5. Registered nurse preferred.
6. Wisconsin RN license preferred.
7. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to include the ability to negotiate and resolve conflicts and build teams.
8. Demonstrated creativity and flexibility.
9. Ability to operate in high-pressure situations.
10. Excellent organizational skills.
11. Demonstrated innovative approach to problem resolution.
12. Ability to work collaboratively across UW Health entities and disciplines. Demonstrated commitment to patient- and family centered care.
13. Broad knowledge of modern health care administration practices and principles within a managed care environment and/or an academic medical center.
14. Effective analytical ability in order to develop and analyze options, recommend solutions to and solve complex problems and issues.
15. Demonstrated effective managerial and administrative leadership of clinical operations.
16. Knowledge of principles and techniques used in negotiation as applied to service contracts and equipment purchasing.
17. Effective organizational, planning and project management abilities.
18. Experience in financial and programmatic presentations.
19. Ability to function independently and deal with multiple, simultaneous projects.
20. Ability to recognize personal strengths and weaknesses and develop goals for professional growth and achievement.
21. Ability to demonstrate a commitment to quality and excellence.
22. Effective leadership abilities:
a. Ability to implement change in a positive, sensitive and forward- thinking manner
b. Planning and problem solving
c. Developing goals and objectives, and establishing priorities
d. Inspires confidence, appropriate risk taking and achievement of high standards
e. Self-starter with a willingness to try new ideas
f. Positive, can-do attitude coupled with a sense of urgency
g. Good judgment and ability to act decisively at the right time
h. Ability to persuade others and develop consensus
i. Effective communication skills both in written and verbal presentation with a
communication style that is open and foster trust, credibility and understanding.
j. Ability to effect collaborative and promote teamwork
k. Ability to ensure a high level of customer satisfaction including employees, patients,
visitors, faculty, referring physicians and external stakeholders
l. Ability to create win/win solutions and relationships
23. Physical Requirements: Sedentary - Ability to lift up to 10 pounds maximum and occasionally lifting and/or carrying such articles as dockets, ledgers and small tools. Although a sedentary job is defined as one, which involves sitting, a certain amount of walking and standing is often necessary in carrying out job duties. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and other sedentary criteria are met.


This is a Non-Represented position and falls into Pay Grade 10. The salary range begins at $70,157 per year. Education, experience, tenure and internal equity may be taken into consideration when job offers are extended.

Work Schedule

Monday through Friday with occasional weekends. Varied day shift hours.


This position is in the "Authority Non-Rep" Benefits package. UWHC employees enjoy competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefit package.

- Vacation (15 days) // (Pro-rated for part-time employees)
- Legal Holidays (9 days) // (pro-rated for part-time employees)
- Sick Leave (12 days/year) // (pro-rated for part-time employees)
- Health Insurance
- Dental Insurance
- Life Insurance
- Disability Insurance
- Retirement (covered in the Wisconsin Retirement system on day 1)
- Tuition Reimbursement
- Worker's Compensation
- Tax-Sheltered Annuities (TSA)
- Employee Reimbursement Accounts (ERA)

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Staffing Team

Contact Tracey Glinski for more information at or at 608-265-8893.

Who We Are...

University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics is a 566 bed facility that ranks among the finest academic medical centers in the United States. Frequently cited in publications listing the nation's best health care providers, UW Hospital and Clinics is recognized as a national leader in fields such as cancer treatment, pediatrics, ophthalmology, surgical specialties and organ transplantation.

UW Hospital and Clinics offers:
-More than 900 active medical staff and more than 80 outpatient clinics.
-Six intensive care units (trauma and life support, pediatric, cardiac, cardiothoracic, burn, neurosurgery) with 83 total beds .
-Nine satellite locations .
-One of only two organizations in Wisconsin with designated level One Adult and Pediatric trauma centers.

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