The Department Manager has strategic and functional responsibility at all Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science (DPTRS) sites that currently includes: Parnassus, Mission Bay, Mt. Zion, and SFGH, and has oversight over the joint academic program at San Francisco State University. This position works closely with the Chair on all department endeavors, and has constant pulse on the organization and changing Healthcare environment. This position continually identifies and evaluates new growth areas and marketability, as well as the business aspects of Physical Therapy outreach and expansion. The Department is continuing to expand services, and this position is critical to the evaluation and success of these ventures.
The Department Manager leads and directs all administrative, clinical and fiscal operations, and executes change within the department to achieve department goals. This position has fiscal responsibility and utilizes effective financial management tools for all areas including clinical, research, and teaching, as well as the oversight of all funds and their uses. This position formulates and directly operationalizes the departments’ vision, demonstrating leadership, facilitation, problem-solving, data analysis, reasoning and mentoring skills.
The Department Manager has oversight of the UCSF/SFSU Graduate Program in Physical Therapy, a three-year doctoral program that receives over 450 applications per year, and has an enrollment of 150 students. The doctoral program has gained a national reputation for its excellence in physical therapy graduate education. The Department Manager has oversight over all aspects of the administrative organization of the Graduate Program, including marketing and recruitment, admissions, curriculum coordination, student affairs, financial aid, graduation, and the re-accreditation of the Program. The Department Manager has a strong fiscal relationship with SFSU and is responsible for developing a combined budget that ensures a profitable outcome when all expenses, revenues, and state funds for both campus locations have been taken into account. This position acts as the liaison with the School of Medicine in all matters related to the UCSF/SFSU Graduate Program as it relates to the UCSF School of Medicine Dean’s Office and Budget Office.
PHYSICAL THERAPY AND REHABILITATION SCIENCE
The Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science (DPTRS) is a rapidly-expanding multi-site clinical, research, and teaching department within the School of Medicine. DPTRS currently has 17 full-time salaried faculty members (Clinical and Research), 12 paid guests/visiting faculty, 46 non-salaried (volunteer) clinical faculty, 5 postdoctoral fellows, 7 academic support staff, 7 research support staff, 6 clinical support staff, and 14 Medical Center clinicians, and numbers approximately 113 total employees including the Chair, MSO, faculty and staff between the Campus and Medical Center. We have a dynamic and expanding Faculty Practice providing clinical care in 8 sites including 1500 Owens Street, Women’s Health, Rheumatology, Neurology ALS, RunSafe in Orthopaedics, Pediatric Hematology, Neurology Movement Disorders, Neurology Memory and Aging, the Cancer Center, and on-campus ergonomics. Plans to expand into Primary Care at Mount Zion and Lakeshore are under discussion.
The Department’s expanding research programs span four campus locations including the Brain and Spinal Injury Center (BASIC) at San Francisco General Hospital (SFGH), Radiology and Biomedical Imaging at China Basin, the Neurobehavioral Core for Rehabilitation Research (NCRR) at Parnassus, and the Health and Wellness Center at Mission Bay, for which the MSO negotiates contractually with Campus Life Services and the Chancellor’s Office, and in which numerous and varied research studies are conducted.
The mission of the department is to educate physical therapy students and postdoctoral trainees, to provide exemplary physical therapy outpatient care, and to conduct scholarly activities and research activities to enhance the understanding and treatment of musculoskeletal physical impairments.
The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and excellence in patient care. It is the only campus in the 10-campus UC system dedicated exclusively to the health sciences.