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Job Posting #198

Position Title: Director of Neurosurgery Operations


Organization: Penn State Health

Location: Hershey, PA

Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center seeks a progressive and experienced Director of Neurosurgery Operations.

Reporting to the Vice President of Operations and in partnership with the Chair of the Department of Neurosurgery, the Director of Neurosurgery Operations will provide overall leadership, daily management and direction for the Department of Neurosurgery including but not limited to, strategic and financial planning, program development, capital and operational budget development and monitoring, human resource management, marketing and outreach, oversight of process improvement, quality initiatives, and state mandated requirements and reporting. The Director of Neurosurgery Operations will collaborate with the leadership of Penn State Health multidisciplinary centers of excellence (spine, stroke, pain, skull base and pituitary, etc.) to facilitate an excellent patient experience and to systematically improve assess, quality and patient experience. Serves as the key operational leader for Neurosurgery and regularly interacts with the senior leadership of Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, academic ambulatory practice sites, Penn State College of Medicine, health system and system hospitals.

Areas of responsibility include oversight of Penn State Health's Leskell Gamma Knife® Icon™, the research labs at Penn State College of Medicine, and development of the Neurosurgery service offerings through strategic planning, business development and marketing of current and new initiatives to increase volume and revenues in line with the mission and values of Penn State Health.


  • Master's degree in business or related field required
  • Three (3) years management experience in health care require
  • Must have experience with budgeting procedures and a demonstrated ability to function as an innovator and change agent
  • Must be able to develop an effective partnership with physicians and to communicate clearly with patients and all members of the staff


  • Proven track record of excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Excellent leadership skills with the ability to lead individuals and team to accomplish common goals
  • Experience working with clinical and administrative leadership to drive strategic/business planning and financial and operational performance

Commensurate with experience

Why Penn State Health?
Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center is the centerpiece of Penn State Health, a growing multi-hospital health system service patients and communities across 29 counties in Central Pennsylvania. The Medical Center, $1.8 Billion in net revenue and licensed for 548 beds, is located on the main campus in Hershey, Pennsylvania and is a full-service, quaternary care hospital with all major services represented in both pediatric and adult medicine. The Medical Center operates the only Level I Trauma Center for both the adult and pediatric population in the area.

The Department of Neurosurgery has 27 clinical faculty members who perform more than 4000 neurosurgical procedures each year. It has fellowship trained and/or internationally recognized faculty members in all neurosurgical subspecialty areas. In addition to the thriving neurosurgery program at the Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and the Penn State Children's Hospital on our Hershey campus we have established Penn State Health Neurosurgery practices at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Reading and the Geisinger Holy Spirit Hospital in Camp Hill. The department's residency program is a highly ranked program with a total resident complement of 21 and more than 300 applicants annually. The department is ranked 13th nationally among all US neurosurgery departments in NIH funding - with basic, translational and clinical research efforts in all subspecialty areas.

Why Central PA?
We are proud to possess a vibrant downtown area which affords exceptional cultural opportunities including the Hershey and Harrisburg Orchestras, museums, a highly rated amusement park, the Hershey Theater, farmer's markets and some of the finest dining in the region. We are an easy distance from the Fulton Theater, York Little Theater, Lancaster's Amish country, and walkable towns like Hummelstown and Lititz. For the outdoors enthusiast, we have ample opportunities for hiking, biking, rowing, and hunting. For sports lovers, we are home to the American Hockey League's Hershey Bears, the Minor League Baseball's Harrisburg Senators, and the United Soccer League's Penn FC. Central Pennsylvania is an exceptional combination of rural, suburban, and city living and is also within a day trip distance of some of the country's most famous cities - New York, Baltimore/Washington DC, and Philadelphia.

Contact Taryn Blydenburgh to apply for this position.

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