Director - Geriatrics and Palliative Care

Job Description

Strength Through Diversity

Ground breaking science. Advancing medicine. Healing made personal.


Under the direction of the System Chair and Vice Chair for Administration & Finance, directs and exercises management responsibility over all finance and business activities for the Brookdale Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine. Directs and oversees the Department’s strategic and long-range goal planning function. Drives strategic financial initiatives, and supports the development of long-term growth plans and profitability goals. Analyzes and recommends trends, expansion opportunities, identifies competitive threats, viability of outside business partners, capital sources, internal business performance and business process improvement. Responsible for overseeing organizational finance reviews, communicating results to leadership, and developing strategies based on organizational reviews.

Roles & Responsibilities: 
  • Assures financial systems are in place to properly run the department across all sites. Ensures compliance with MSHS policies and procedures
  • Develops consistent and reliable financial and operational reports across all sites, covering both expense management and revenue generation in order to ensure that the Departments’ budget goals are met
  • Conducts data collection, analysis and project management as needed in support of service lines and grants. Educates service line leaders to methodology and data resources
  • Oversees the Departments grant portfolio; ensures compliance with MSHS policies and procedures
  • Reconciliation of monthly variance reports
  • Collaborates with the Chairman and Vice Chairs to develop short term and long range plans and program development requiring business plans, cost-analysis, financial risk, etc.
  • Future programs for development may include:
  • Palliative Care at Home program
  • Surgical co-management
  • Palliative Oncology
  • Strategic communications and outreach
  • Strategic donor development 
  • Provides administrative direction and coordination in the formulation, interpretation and administration of current and long-range policies, procedures and programs
  • Establishes financial/business goals and objectives for each program that are consistent with Mount Sinai Hospital or School of Medicines policies and federal, state and local regulations. Develops effective and innovative strategies for identifying improvement solutions that will positively impact the Departments’ financial results
  • Plans budget needs by analyzing short and long-term program plans. Collaborates with the Chief Financial Officer to assure the completion of the annual budget and subsequent monitoring of financial status of the department, unit or division
  • Supports leadership in interpretation and administration of policies regarding hiring, payroll, appointments and promotions, placement and orientation of all faculty and/or staff
  • Reviews and approves reclassifications, new positions and salary increases. (HRTS, Oracle, etc.)
  • Provides oversight to management staff to ensure compliance with established practices, to implement new policies and to keep employees aware of changes and current standards
  • Assures compliance with regulatory, insurance and ethical standards regarding safety of patients, employees and property. Identifies contingency plans for potential risks
  • Encourages collaboration among divisions to effectively coordinate and implement operational activities; facilitates and encourages effective communications across functional areas
  • May manage various other projects as required
  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree required, Master’s degree preferred 
  • Experience: 5 years of experience in health care finance or administration; experience in strategic planning and execution, formulating policy, building and developing financial plans, managing resources and leading successful teams
  • Budget Accountability: Plans budget needs by analyzing short and long-term program plans. Collaborates with the Chief Financial Officer to assure the completion of the annual budget and subsequent monitoring of financial status of the department, unit or division
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal skills
  • Analytical and problem solving skills
  • Managerial skills including budgeting and finance
Strength Through Diversity

The Mount Sinai Health System believes that diversity is a driver for excellence. We share a common devotion to delivering exceptional patient care. Yet we’re as diverse as the city we call home- culturally, ethically, in outlook and lifestyle. When you join us, you become a part of Mount Sinai’s unrivaled record of achievement, education and advancement as we revolutionize medicine together.


We work hard to acquire and retain the best people, and to create a welcoming, nurturing work environment where you can develop professionally. We share the belief that all employees, regardless of job title or expertise, can make an impact on quality patient care.


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Who We Are

Over 38,000 employees strong, the mission of the Mount Sinai Health System is to provide compassionate patient care with seamless coordination and to advance medicine through unrivaled education, research, and outreach in the many diverse communities we serve.


Formed in September 2013, The Mount Sinai Health System combines the excellence of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai with seven premier hospital campuses, including Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai Beth Israel Brooklyn, The Mount Sinai Hospital, Mount Sinai Queens, Mount Sinai West (formerly Mount Sinai Roosevelt), Mount Sinai St. Luke’s, and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai.


The Mount Sinai Health System is an equal opportunity employer. We promote recognition and respect for individual and cultural differences, and we work to make our employees feel valued and appreciated, whatever their race, gender, background, or sexual orientation. 


EOE Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans


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