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Working As A Center Administrator

  • Interacting With Computers
  • Getting Information
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Processing Information
  • Deal with People

  • Mostly Sitting

  • $61,570

    Average Salary

What Does A Center Administrator Do At HCA, Hospital Corporation of America

* Build the ASC’s reputation with physicians, patients, third party payors, and the community in general.
* Facilitate positive effective working relationships with the Governing Body, Medical Director, and Medical Staff.
* Ensure that the day-to-day operations are conducted in accordance with clinical practice standards.
* Responsible for business development of the center in conjunction with Business Development/Marketing Representative.
* Call upon and coordinate the use of corporate personnel and hospital resources.
* This includes, but is not limited to, corporate legal and financial data processing, staffing, credentialing, marketing, human resources, and development expertise.
* Maintain appropriate levels of personnel (this includes hiring, promoting, assigning, maintaining compensation levels; approve merit evaluations and salary increases, as well as conference and discharge, when necessary).
* Participate in professional and community organizations to promote better public relations and interact with the general public in area relating to healthcare.
* Understand, implement and maintain personnel policies, the employee benefit package, a wage and salary program, and appropriate job descriptions that have approval by the Governing Body.
* Negotiate and execute center contracts.
* Subject matter expert for AAAHC survey processes.
* Act as a liaison with third party payors (educate and encourage industry, third party payors and "the public" to utilize the Center.
* Work closely with the Business Office to institute budget controls, monitor accounts receivables and payables, prepare and project annual budgets.
* Attend Medical Executive Committee meetings and keep required reports;
* Complete required training necessary to fulfill the role of ECO, FPO, and FISO for the facility

What Does A Center Administrator Do At Fresenius Medical Care North America

* Ensures the Development of proper clinical procedures that ensure patient safety, comfort, and quality.
* Ensures appropriate admission and discharge procedures and assures that pre-admission criteria are appropriately met in accordance with policy.
* Researches and prepares cost reduction proposals and implements them as applicable.
* Evaluates ongoing patient care and reports significant patient problems to appropriate team members.
* Collaborates with Human Resources to ensure personnel development and communication to staff to achieve consistency in labor and employee relations.
* Serves as resource and role model for staff.
* Plans, evaluates, recommends and implements new initiatives when appropriate.
* Provide leadership, coaching and development plans for all direct reports to maintain an engaged and productive workforce; partnering with Human Resources on employee matters.
* Technically proficient in the specific department and knowledge of industry practice and business principles.
* Works on issues of diverse scope where analysis of situation or data requires evaluation of a variety of factors, including an understanding of current business trends.
* Experienced leadership required for multi-faceted environment; role primarily focuses on tactical execution.
* Receives assignments in the form of objectives and determines how to use resources to meet schedules and goals.
* Program or project responsibility generally within the function.
* Manages the operations of the center and has a direct impact on specific functional areas.
* Manages the coordination of activities for the center with direct responsibility for results, including costs, methods, and staffing.
* An individual contributor will have significant project/process responsibilities.
* Follows processes and operational policies in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions.
* Interprets and recommends change to policies and establishes procedures that effect the Center’s operation.
* Decisions have an impact on work processes and outcomes.
* Erroneous decisions or failure to achieve results will add costs and may impact the short-term goals of the organization.
* Frequently interacts with subordinate supervisors, customers, and/or functional peer group managers, normally involving matters between functional areas, other company divisions or units, or customers.
* Participates and presents at meetings with internal and external representatives.
* Often leading a cooperative effort among members of a project team.
* Interacts with internal departments and external customers; particularly in problem resolution.
* Acts as an advisor to subordinate(s) to meet schedules and/or resolve technical problems.
* Responsible for hiring, coaching and counseling employees, including performance reviews, disciplinary action and terminations.
* Provides technical guidance.
* Assists with various projects as assigned.
* Coordinates all aspects of patient care within the ambulatory surgical center in conjunction with the appropriate staff members, from admission through discharge of the patient.
* Ensures education of the patient and the patient’s family regarding access care.
* Acts as a resource for the patient to address patient concerns and questions.
* Reviews patient satisfaction surveys and addresses any concerns or issues expressed by the patient.
* Directs initiation, maintenance and communication of efficient and timely patient schedules to ensure maximization of the facility efficiency.
* Assists with patient workflow, monitoring pre, intra and post procedures for adherence to policy/procedure on an as needed basis and in compliance with scope of licensure.
* Ensures patient eligibility is validated by working with payor case managers to facilitate timely workup of patients for access management
* Creates, maintains, and communicates efficient and timely employee schedules according to the staffing needs of the facility to ensure adequate staffing on a daily basis.
* Participates in the recruitment, interview process and decision to hire new personnel.
* Ensures completion of new hire orientation and training, including mandatory in-service and relevant training.
* Ensures appropriate documentation is completed for current licensure, annual in-service and policy and procedure in-service updates.
* Responsible for ensuring all employees receive appropriate training according to policy as well as on all USV/FMCNA risk management initiatives.
* Provides staff with training to ensure clinical competences and provides opportunities for professional growth.
* Responsible for overseeing performance of all licensed, direct patient care, and indirect patient care personnel as assigned, as well as outside vendors performing work in the facility.
* Provides education, guidance and feedback related to performance as needed.
* Educates and informs staff regarding benefits, Human Resources policies and procedures and acts as a resource to facility staff.
* Provides counseling for all facility staff members, offering support and encouraging personal growth.
* Completes timely employee evaluations and sets appropriate annual goals for staff.
* Provides written documentation of all disciplinary meetings in accordance with the established personnel policies, and confers with Human Resources and VP of Quality regarding the nature of the disciplinary decisions.
* Participates in Corporate and Division specific employee recognition and satisfaction programs.
* Ensures a strong communication and educational process with facility staff, Division and Corporate office personnel, including communication of Division and Corporate initiatives, policies and procedures to staff.
* Creates and implements a continuous, data driven QAPI Program that involves staff in problem solving.
* Responsible for supporting and driving ASC quality standards through meeting regulatory requirements and the practice of Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI), including use of FMS CQI tools.
* Implements ASC quality goals and develops facility specific action plans in order to achieve ASC quality standards.
* Responsible for implementing appropriate training according to policy to ensure ongoing compliance with all risk management initiatives.
* Responsible for aggressively addressing and acting on adverse events and action thresholds.
* Ensures all Quality policies and procedures are communicated to and implemented by the facility and contracted staff.
* Maintains integrity of medical records and other administrative and operational records.
* Complies and assists with all data collection and auditing activities.
* Maintains facility environmental integrity and safety.
* Identifies and visits local dialysis clinics to provide information and education on available vascular access services for ESRD patients.
* Provides educational support to hospital personnel and physician practices on dialysis access and helps resolve renal patient specific problems.
* Ensures regular and effective communication with dialysis clinics, hospitals and physician(s), through regular meetings to address any concerns and issues.
* Acts as a liaison between the local dialysis clinics, the Ambulatory Surgery Center, and physician practices.
* Serves as a resource person for dialysis units in regards to any access care problems with their patients.
* Facilitates the application process for physician privileges and compliance with Medical Staff By
* Laws, including assisting with the credentialing process.
* Responsible for strong Medical Director and physician relationships and facilitating staff relationships with physicians.
* Ensures regular and effective communication with all physicians, through regular meetings with Medical Staff.
* Participates in Governing Body, assisting with meeting agenda and gathering necessary data/material for meetings.
* Schedules and coordinates medical staff meetings as necessary.
* Must be knowledgeable in the operation of all facility equipment and technology, including but not limited to C-arm, patient monitors, defibrillators, medical recording devices and computers, and all emergency equipment
* Schedules the maintenance and repair of equipment, operating systems and physical structure of the facility, as needed.
* Monitors security of the facility.
* Coordinates inventory/supply management by reviewing monthly inventory count and approving purchase orders for necessary items to ensure cost containment, timely distribution and competitive pricing.
* Responsible for efficient utilization of medication, laboratory, inventory, supplies and equipment to achieve supply cost goals as set forth in the annual budget.
* Assists in the development and revision of any applicable policies and procedures for the facility as recommended by the Governing Body.
* Directs any necessary information gathering, as required, to support billing, billing issues and collection activities.
* Coordinates and approves facility payroll.
* Responsible for participating in all on-site internal and external (state, federal and accreditation) surveys.
* Reviews new and existing provider contracts on a continuous basis for various vendor services, including but not limited to, insurance, laboratory, and facility cleaning.
* Responds appropriately to in-coming correspondence whether electronic, paper or voice mail.
* Other duties as assigned

What Does A Center Administrator Do At Surgery Care Affiliates

* Provides leadership to a team of clinical and business professionals, focused on clinical quality outcomes, labor efficiencies, supply chain management, volume growth drivers and revenue cycle optimization
* Responsible for the Center’s P&L; managing financial controls and reporting.
* Manages operational strategies
* Develops and maintains an effective marketing program that encompasses physicians, patients, medical groups, and third party payers focused on case volume growth.
* Safeguards the Center's assets and ensures that Center's building and/or tenant improvements and equipment are maintained in good working order and in compliance with local, state and federal regulations.
* Maintains center operations in compliance with regulatory requirements and accrediting body standards at all times
* Fosters positive relationships with physician partners and medical staff members
* Qualifications

What Does A Center Administrator Do At Northwestern University

* Serves a primary role in the development & implementation of annual budget including fiscal resource allocation of appropriated, discretionary, endowment & gift revenues.
* Typically involved in the budget management of numerous research grants.
* Responsible for payroll, purchasing, travel & entertainment (T&E;) transactions & requesting new chartstrings using NU protocol.
* Creates & monitor recharge centers.
* Oversees prompt payment of invoices & related research of errors.
* Monitors open encumbrances & deficit chartstrings.
* Level II approver in NUFS.
* Routinely reviews & reconciles actual expenses to budget per NU Audit guidelines.
* Approves funds reallocation within budget as necessary & appropriate.
* Responsible to stop an expense that is inappropriate or against deficit chartstring.
* Negotiates with vendors for purchases & leases.
* Clinical Services:
* Identifies and assists with acquiring appropriate space for the department to develop and expand clinical research operations.
* Facilities & Safety:
* Monitors area facilities conditions & directs requests to Facilities Management using FAMIS.
* Maintains key database & security.
* Works with management to assign staff &/or faculty space including appropriate FM refresh/renovation & furniture purchase.
* Coordinates set up of furniture, data, phone lines, &/or renovations.
* Brings requests for building & space improvements to attention of management.
* Completes appropriate section of annual SIMS survey following NU protocol.
* Manages the development & communication of department safety plan.
* Faculty Support:
* Interprets & applies policy & procedure.
* Grants & Contracts:
* Oversees &/or completes pre- & post-award research administration.
* Oversees payroll for research appointments.
* Human Resources:
* Manages implementation of human resource programs, policies, procedures & talent management lifecycle & related mentoring & training.
* Posts positions to eRecruit, leads the recruitment & selection process.
* Manages area/unit structure & prioritizes & distributes staff workload.
* Oversees Performance Excellence plan for each employee & prepares annual review.
* Manages performance problems, administers leaves, approves timesheets & oversees completion of annual staff Conflict of Interest survey.
* Recommends complex HR solutions & implements decisions.
* Institutes departmental policy & implements school & NU policy.
* Liaison for International Office question; coordinates and submits all visa applications.
* Liaison for any Research Appointments; coordinates and submits all paperwork.
* IT Services:
* Acts as liaison to IT to ensure technology systems are properly installed & maintained & meet the informational, analytical & computing needs of users.
* Ensures necessary hardware, software & network infrastructure services are appropriated from central or internal IT.
* Issues work order requests for maintenance, repairs & upgrades.
* Strategic Planning:
* Reviews plans, meets with leadership & key faculty & staff, & recommends changes & improvements to administrative operations to better meet organizational needs & objectives.
* Student Support:
* Processes payments for Teaching Assistants (TAs) and instructing faculty.
* Coordinates with compensation on staff being paid for TA/instructing work.
* Supervisory:
* Supervises 2 or more staff &/or provide work direction to others.
* Provides direction to or coordinate administrative effort of staff within or outside of immediate dept or division.
* Performs other duties as assigned

What Does A Center Administrator Do At George Washington University

* Assists Director in driving the research and policy initiatives of the Center.
* Provides support in analysis and strategy development.
* Translates and operationalizes the Center’s objectives ensuring team comprehension.
* Manages short-term and long-term planning of Center activities in alignment with university goals.
* Manages daily operations and the administrative requirements of the Center, including finance and personnel oversight.
* Recruits, hires and trains support staff in consultation with the Director.
* Coordinates and executes workshops, conferences & symposia, webinars and other outreach activities and events.
* Assists the director in coordinating activities with the board of directors and senior fellows.
* Manages relationships with partners and donors with regards to contracts (grants and corporate membership), financial reporting and budgeting.
* Assists the director with background research for meetings with donors and helps identify additional revenue sources.
* Administers financial aspects of the Center to include reimbursements, grants, contracts, invoices and assisting the director with budget development and oversight.
* Ensures compliance with federal regulations, Department/University guidelines, and sponsor requirements, including IRB submission.
* Manages the Center’s website and maximizes social media efforts.
* Performs other related duties as assigned.
* The omission of duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position

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Center Administrator Career Paths

Center Administrator
Practice Administrator Operations Director Chief Operating Officer
Chief Executive Officer
8 Yearsyrs
Chief Executive Officer President/Chief Executive Officer Business Developer
Chief Operating Officer
11 Yearsyrs
Office Administrator Human Resources Coordinator
Director Of Human Resources
10 Yearsyrs
Program Manager General Manager
District Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Billing Specialist Accountant Controller
Finance Controller
9 Yearsyrs
Office Administrator Accounts Payable Clerk Accountant
Finance Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Billing Specialist Practice Manager Corporate Trainer
Food And Beverage Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Account Manager Account Executive Sales Manager
General Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Specialist Account Manager Account Executive
Marketing Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Specialist Case Manager Registered Nurse Case Manager
Nursing Director
9 Yearsyrs
Account Manager Sales Manager
Office Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Chief Executive Officer Management Consultant Senior Manager
Operations Director
9 Yearsyrs
Human Resources Coordinator Specialist Account Manager
Operations Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Administrative Director Human Resources Coordinator Payroll Specialist
Payroll Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Administrative Director Human Resources Manager Practice Manager
Practice Administrator
10 Yearsyrs
Program Manager Operations Director
President Of Operations
11 Yearsyrs
Human Resources Coordinator Project Manager
Program Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Practice Administrator Chief Operating Officer Sales Consultant
Sales Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Quality Assurance Lead Quality Assurance Manager Operations Manager
Senior Operations Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Quality Assurance Lead Project Manager Senior Project Manager
Vice President And Manager
10 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Administrator 3.2 years
Lead Administrator 3.1 years
Lead Coordinator 3.0 years
Center Coordinator 2.8 years
Top Employers Before
Teacher 5.7%
Internship 3.9%
Manager 3.4%
Secretary 3.0%
Owner 3.0%
Supervisor 2.9%
Top Employers After
Director 4.3%
Consultant 4.1%
Manager 3.5%
Owner 2.9%

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Center Administrator Education


University of Phoenix


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University of Alabama at Birmingham


Kaplan University


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Liberty University


Florida International University


Arizona State University


Troy University


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American InterContinental University


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Southern New Hampshire University


Boston University


Howard University


Northeastern University


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Real Center Administrator Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Chief Rehabilitation Center Administrator Sistema Infantil Teleton USA San Antonio, TX Sep 03, 2014 $175,000
HP Quality Center Administrator University of California, Los Angeles Oakland, CA Feb 02, 2015 $117,600
HP Quality Center Administrator University of California, Los Angeles Oakland, CA Mar 02, 2015 $117,600
Center Administrator Woodburn Endoscopy Center PLLC Annandale, VA Oct 19, 2016 $98,000
System Center Administrator Sally Beauty Supply, LLC Denton, TX Dec 15, 2014 $90,000
Team Center Administrator Nemak USA Inc. Sheboygan, WI Sep 15, 2015 $85,000 -
Center Administrator Woodburn Endoscopy Center Annandale, VA Oct 01, 2014 $70,000
Web Center Administrator Biz Technix Inc. Frisco, TX Jul 01, 2016 $68,000
Quality Center Administrator Tata Consultancy Services Limited Jacksonville, FL Jul 01, 2015 $66,900
Web Center Administrator Biz Technix Inc. Frisco, TX Aug 01, 2016 $65,312
Center Administrator Woodburn Endoscopy Center, PLLC Annandale, VA Oct 01, 2011 $63,544
Center Administrator Woodburn Endoscopy Center, PLLC Annandale, VA Oct 01, 2011 $60,000
Market Center Administrator Jade Holdings Ltd Amarillo, TX Aug 09, 2016 $42,000
Worldwide Centers Administrator Fellowship of Friends, Inc. CA Sep 01, 2014 $32,220
Worldwide Centers Administrator Fellowship of Friends Inc. CA Oct 01, 2012 $32,220

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Top Center Administrator Skills

  1. Procedures
  2. Weekly Payroll
  3. Financial Reports
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  • Directed operational reporting, inventory control, administration and compliance to company policies and procedures.
  • Prepared weekly payroll, administered employee benefits and scheduled vacation time.
  • Supervised the preparation of periodic statistical and financial reports with respect to the operation of the site.
  • Conduct weekly and monthly audits on cash room documents to ensure compliance with audit.
  • Worked with all Regional and Corporate Employees to insure the facility meet and exceeded all expectations.

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