Careers

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Emily Antonico at eantonico@bnncpa.com

 Note: Job Postings are listed for 180 days unless asked to be removed

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University of Vermont Medical Center, Vermont’s academic medical center and founding member of the University of Vermont Health Network, seeks a Director, Corporate Accounting.

Position Summary:

The Director of Accounting is responsible for the overall production of the organizations monthly financial statements, monthly internal reporting of financial results relative to budget, in conjunction with the Director of Budget and Analysis, and the coordination of the independent audit. He/she is responsible for monitoring and maintaining financial information in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), maintaining compliance with the AICPA's Health Care Audit Guide, and staying current with all financial pronouncements. He/she is responsible for managing the organizations accounting software applications and interfaces. He/She is responsible for all tax compliance issues affecting UVM Medical Center and its subsidiaries including the timely filing of the Form 990 and all required schedules. He/she directs the day-to-day operations of the Corporate Accounting, Accounts Payable, Grants Management and Payroll Departments.

Education:

Bachelor's degree in Accounting required. MBA strongly preferred. CPA or similar professional designation preferred.

Experience:

Eight to twelve years of accounting experience. Previous experience should include financial statement preparation and analysis. Experience managing and supervising accounting or financial personnel is required, including oversight of the Accounts Payable and Payroll functions.

The Organization:

The University of Vermont Medical Center is part of a six-hospital network, a home health and hospice agency, and medical group serving patients and their families in Vermont and northern New York. The University of Vermont Health Network is committed to being a national model for the delivery of high quality academic health care for a rural region.

Apply at:

https://www.uvmhealth.org/medcenter/Pages/Health-Careers/JobPostings/JobDetailsViewWD.aspx?qid=R0015976&Title=Director%2C%20Corporate%20Accounting&utm_source=HFMA%20-%20Maine%20Chapter&utm_medium=Job%20Board&utm_campaign=Leadership%20-%20Director%20-%20Corporate%20Accounting

University of Vermont Medical Center offers a comprehensive benefits package and encourages professional growth.  University of Vermont Medical Center proudly offers a non-smoking work environment.  We are an Equal Opportunity /Affirmative Action employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

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Reimbursement Manager

The Confidential Search Company is an executive recruiting firm with over twenty-five years of experience placing healthcare financial and administrative Executives, VPs. Directors, Managers and specialists.

We are conducting an executive search for a Reimbursement Manager for our client, the University of Vermont Medical Center, the flag ship academic medical center of a multi-hospital health network with several community and critical access hospitals serving Vermont and northern New York.  This position is based in Burlington, VT located on the shores of Lake Champlain between the Adirondack and Green Mountains.

Salary range:  $81,611 to $129,896.                                          

Excellent benefit package.

Relocation assistance is available.

This position has the potential to grow into a larger network role over time.

The Reimbursement Manager will be responsible for all aspects of third party government payer reimbursement functions, including Medicare Cost Report filings/audits/appeals and keeping current on all Federal and State government regulatory payment changes for the Academic, Community, and Critical Access Hospitals within the Health Network. They will also complete the Health Network Medicare Home Office cost report.

The Reimbursement Manager will manage all projects and staff associated with the Reimbursement function at the medical center or any of the other hospitals within the Health Network.  They have direct oversight for Reimbursement Analysts and have the authority to act independently to make decisions and judgments regarding reimbursement matters under his scope of authority.

The Reimbursement Manager will manage all aspects of cost report filings/audits, as well as appeal processes with the Medicare Fiscal Intermediary/MAC.  They will manage the daily operation of the Reimbursement area.

  • Provide support and guidance to Reimbursement Analysts in the detailed preparation of annual Medicare cost reports and the annual health system Home Office Medicare cost report
  • Provide support and guidance in the preparation of the Occupational Mix report every three years as required by CMS
  • Performs a detailed review of the Medicare cost report prior to presentation to Senior Management for certification and signature
  • Identify issues and or errors that may require filing amended cost reports
  • Provide support and guidance in the detailed preparation of the annual Vermont State Disproportionate Share filing
  • Provides support and guidance in the administration and compilation of organization-wide physician time study system
  • Maintain expert knowledge of reimbursement rules, regulations, and policies, with the ability to articulate all financial implications as well as the impact on coding/billing and other functional areas
  • Maintain and coordinate the Anticipated Final Settlements schedule

Our ideal candidate will have 5 to 10 years of direct provider experience in an Academic Medical Center and/or in a Critical Access Center but know both systems. The Manager will provide guidance, strategy, and vision and will communicate well across the network affiliates. Medicaid experience in New York State is a definite plus. Leadership experience over direct reports in a reimbursement capacity and experience working within a healthcare system is also strongly preferred.

They are going live on the Epic Revenue Cycle modules and billing system in 11/2019. Epic experience would be a bonus.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting or a related field
  • Minimum of 5 to 7 years in health care finance or reimbursement required
  • 4 years of direct practical experience with Medicare Cost Report filings and audits for a health care system and/or Academic Medical Center
  • Experience with Vermont and New York State cost filings preferred
  • Experience with cost filings for Critical Access Hospitals preferred
  • Previous supervisory experience strongly preferred
  • Excellent written and verbal communications and interpersonal skills
  • Highly polished analytical skills with the ability to provide high-level summaries and explanations based on detailed analytics
  • Ability to distill complex issues into laymen’s terms
  • Manage multiple high priority tasks at once and successfully prioritize and meet deadlines

  All inquiries will be treated confidentially.

 Interested candidates should send their resume to:

 Matthew O’Brien

The Confidential Search Company

ConfSearch@aol.com

860-742-1555 or 800-222-2729
 

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Chief Financial Officer
Lowell Community Health Center (Lowell CHC)
Lowell, MA

Lowell CHC is a federally qualified health center that provides primary care, behavioral health, dental and eye care services to the people of the Greater Lowell area. Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer and serving as a key member of the Senior Leadership team, the CFO will first and foremost be a partner in the strategic leadership of Lowell Community Health Center. This is an exciting opportunity for a dynamic, passionate, driven financial leader to be part of a thriving, forward-thinking provider organization that is dedicated to providing quality and culturally appropriate health services to the people of Greater Lowell, regardless of their financial status.

The Position

Key responsibilities include:

  • Oversees and directs treasury, billing, budgeting, audit, tax, accounting, purchasing, real estate, billing, collections, accounts payable, payroll and fixed assets, facilities and insurance activities for the organization.
  • Supports procedures necessary to afford adequate accounting controls and in providing timely analytics and external reporting to stakeholders and financial partners including oversight of revenue cycle processes (e.g., Registration, Health Benefits, Billing, Collections).
  • Appraises the organization’s financial position and issues periodic financial and operating reports to assist in the management of the organization.
  • Analyzes, consolidates, and directs all cost accounting procedures together with other statistical and routine reports.  Including meeting regulatory requirements as issued by State and Federal offices.  Assists in the preparation of grant applications when required.
  • Directs and analyzes studies of general economic, business, and financial conditions and their impact on the organization’s policies and operations.

The Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate will be a highly ethical, intelligent financial executive who possesses strong interpersonal and communication skills, analytical and strategic-thinking ability, as well as a strong command of financial principles.  The ideal candidate will possess the following experience and characteristics:

  • Bachelor’s degree with a concentration in Finance, Accounting or related field.
  • Minimum of 7 years of progressively-responsible experience with several years of senior level financial management/ leadership experience.
  • Prior experience working within a healthcare provider organization (i.e. community health center, community hospital, multi-specialty provider group practice, etc) with exposure to community health services is preferred; applicants with experience on the health insurer side and/or consulting arena are also encouraged to apply.
  • Embraces the linguistically and ethnically diverse patient population and staff. Diversity candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

 The Organization

With a focus on culturally appropriate care, Lowell CHC serves individuals and families who are medically underserved, uninsured, and are low income.  Lowell CHC has more than 60 medical, behavioral, eye care and dental health providers. The Health Center has an overall workforce of more than 470 employees and an annual operating budget of approximately $50 million. Lowell CHC is a strategic partner of Circle Health and Wellforce Care Plan (an accountable care organization for the state’s MassHealth program). 

Lowell CHC serves a linguistically and racially diverse population. As of 2018, 38% of Lowell CHC’s patient population is best served in a language other than English.  Lowell CHC also operates the Metta Health Center which serves as a welcoming place for members of the city's Southeast Asian community and other refugee populations. The Metta Health Center is nationally recognized as one of the nation’s first fully integrated East Meets West health care facilities. Lowell CHC is also a Level 3 Patient Centered Medical Home, achieving Joint Commission accreditation for complying with rigorous national performance standards around quality healthcare delivery.

The Region

 Lowell is one of the largest cities in Massachusetts with a population of approximately 109,000. Lowell provides a unique blend of urban amenities and suburban convenience and offers an excellent mix of interesting museums, relaxing parks, art galleries, and lively attractions including ball parks and concert arenas. Immigrants, including many refugees, are part of the fabric of life in the city of Lowell, which welcomes a kaleidoscope of cultures. Downtown is bursting with restaurants serving Portuguese, Mexican, Greek, Cambodian, Thai and Japanese fare. The city is considered an art and cultural center as well as emerging college town.

Inquiries, Resume Submissions and Referrals

Please forward to (email preferred) to:

Tina Powderly

Phillips DiPisa & Associates

62 Derby Street, Suite 1, Hingham, MA 02043

781.804.1731

tina.powderly@phillipsdipisa.com

About Phillips DiPisa

Phillips DiPisa, an AMN Company, is a retained executive search firm serving the healthcare and life sciences industries. Ranked as one of the top healthcare recruiting firms in the country, Phillips DiPisa is known for leading healthcare into the future by its growing base of clients across the country, drawing on a national pool of candidates. For more information, please visit their website at www.phillipsdipisa.com.

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Witt/Kieffer has been retained to assist Mercy Medical Center (Mercy) in Springfield, MA in the search for a high caliber, mission-driven and action-oriented Vice President, Finance to lead all financial areas for the hospital and its affiliated organizations. The chief finance executive participates with other senior management to address, interpret, resolve and monitor a broad and diverse range of financial, operational and strategic issues. The VP, Finance will be a key partner with other leaders in driving an initiative to turn around the financial performance of the Springfield region.   

With 251 licensed beds and $420 million in net revenues across the region, Mercy is a community-based, patient-center hospital. Mercy is part of Trinity Health of New England, a regional health ministry of Trinity Health. Trinity Health is the second largest Catholic healthcare delivery system in the nation, covering 21 states from coast to coast with 92 hospitals and services that span the continuum of care.  Trinity Health of New England consists of five hospitals across Connecticut and Massachusetts. 

Reporting jointly to the President of Mercy and to the Regional CFO, the VP, Finance will play a critical role in oversight and execution of key strategic initiatives for the organization. Mercy is undergoing a transformational time and re-inventing itself as a key player in the healthcare market in western Massachusetts. The transformation calls for both a financial and cultural turn around.  The successful candidate will be a strategic leader who has significant financial management experience. She or he must be a contemporary thinker, well versed in the financial challenges of healthcare delivery.  The VP, Finance will partner with others in the market, region and system leadership on a wide range of strategic and operational initiatives while engaging colleagues in change and the successful achievement of targeted outcomes. The VP, Finance must be comfortable working in a matrixed organization. For-profit and/or turn-around experience is a plus. 

To find out more, please direct all nominations, expressions of interest and/or resumes to Trey Wilson via e-mail: twilson@wittkieffer.com.

http://www.wittkieffer.com/position/vice-president-finance/mercy-medical-center/14766.

 

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Manager, Financial Planning
Northern Light Health
Brewer, Maine
Full-time
Job Number: 62646

To apply: https://northernlighthealth.org/Careers/Position/62646/Manager,%20Financial%20Planning

If you have questions, please call 207-973-7100 or email talent@northernlight.org.

At Northern Light Health, We Make Healthcare Work For You!

Become a manager in our Financial Planning & Analysis Department

POSITION SUMMARY:

We've got a great team in our Financial Planning &Analysis department, and we're looking for a manager with the right attitude and set of skills to fill our roster. In this role, you would provide a range of services in the Corporate Office of an integrated healthcare system, employing more than 12 thousand people and serving a large region of Maine from Portland to Presque Isle and Greenville to Blue Hill. In this position, you would manage a motivated team that offers financial planning & analysis services, including an annual operating budget, capital planning, long- range financial forecasts, and business plans. You would also work with staff in our member hospitals to achieve best practice processes. The Manager will work closely with the AVP, Finance &Analytics to support the needs of the vice president of finance and chief financial officer in addition to internal and external clients related to Northern Light Health. In this role, the Manager will oversee the integrity of the financial planning systems used by Northern Light Health's leadership team. This includes the Allscripts EPSi Budgeting, Forecasting and Capital system. The manager will additionally oversee the development of the annual operating budget. This position requires but is not limited to resourcing the following functions:

·Staying a breast of changes happening within the various programs and services lines and ensuring that those changes are properly reflected in the budget

·Training leaders on the use of the budgeting software

·Working closely with the AVP, Finance& Analytics on leadership reporting needs

·Reviewing the budget for accuracy and completeness

The consultant must demonstrate and promote excellent customer service, responsiveness, oral and written communication, accurate and supported analysis, and project management skills. To be successful, the individual in this position must be:

·An effective communicator and trainer providing support to the team and to all NLH Members to optimize utilization of the NLH budgeting and forecasting systems

·Provide timely input and analysis into the decision-making process during the development of the various financial plans

·Able to continually demonstrate a thorough understanding of financial operations and proficiency with the budgeting, forecasting, and capital planning tools

·A role model in the delivery of services that are deemed to be superior in the eyes of the customers.

The Manager will support the development of the operating budget, ongoing system maintenance, and variance reporting and manage the team to perform the following duties:

Operating Budget

·Support the Associate Vice President in implementing the budget calendar and providing analysis used to develop annual budget targets.

·Serve as in-house expert, super-user and trainer on the operating budget system, understanding data links with Lawson and other systems, validation, budget development, and variance reporting.

·Stay abreast of Financial Planning software, structure, and detailed data elements. Participates in software upgrade testing and documents results. Recommends options if issues arise. Assists with the implementation and deployment of new software functionality.

·Support the completion of the consolidated budget which includes management of intercompany and eliminating entries as well as assists with other analyses; educate Member staff organizations and assist with problem solving related to operating budget development.

·Complete the monthly processing tasks promptly to ensure that the standard reports are published within the expected timeframe.

·Manage consolidating reports and intercompany account reconciliation.

·Accurately generate forecasts and analyze trends in revenues, expenses, and statistics.

·Compile and maintain documentation to support projections.

·Proactively monitor internal trends to identify risks and opportunities across revenue, expenses, and statistics.

·Collaborate with cross-functional teams in conjunction with budgeting and forecasting process.

·Prepare monthly budget versus actual analyses based on determined criteria.

·Perform other operating budget duties as assigned.

Capital Budget

·Provide analytical support to the Capital Review Committee, which oversees capital allocations and approvals and post-implementation reviews. Prepare cost benefit analysis of capital projects.

·Assist with Capital Budget reports for the Finance Committee.

·Compile and analyze capital budget expenditures.

·Calculate ROI/NVP and other analyses as requested.

Financial Planning Services

·Assist in the preparation of the long-range financial forecast.

·Monitor data for positive and negative business and financial trends and proactively alert the AVP to potential problems and/or opportunities.

·Develop and present analytical summaries, educational topics, etc., in a professional manner.

·Maintain system-wide policies and procedures related to financial planning.

·Stay current on upgrades and functionality enhancements and ensures that systems are compliant with Information Technology and Information Security office policies and procedures.

·Provide information and assistance to other departments or leaders as needed.

·Perform other financial planning special projects and job duties as assigned.
 

QUALIFICATIONS


Mature individual with excellent customer service, management, and analytical skills. Written communication skills required as well as project organization. Must maintain institutional, customer and Financial Planning department confidentiality. Experience in managing teams important. Oral presentation skills a plus. Demonstrates initiative, a professional attitude and a desire toward self-improvement.

Bachelor's degree in Accounting or related field and a minimum of seven years of accounting or financial planning experience required. Health care experience a plus.

A working knowledge of financial statement preparation and analysis required. Demonstrates knowledge of projection methodologies and relationships between goals and finances.

Must possess analytical and problem-solving skills as well as the ability to coordinate the work of others and communicate effectively (both in writing and verbally) with all levels of management in a multi-corporate structure.

Demonstrates proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Microsoft Access and willingness to keep current with new computer software/technology for the continuous improvement of financial planning processes. Experience with All scripts EPSi, and Lawson systems preferred.

Demonstrates the ability to work in a fast-paced environment, prioritize multiple tasks, and meet deadlines with accuracy and attention to detail. Shows capacity to be flexible and competent as priorities change. Demonstrated effectiveness in the management of a team-oriented culture required.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

Physical requirements include the ability to sit and/or stand long periods, light lifting, bending, some walking, hand dexterity sufficient to manage keyboard functions, and visual acuity. Travel will be necessary periodically. Keyboard skills are required.

Equal Opportunity Employment
We are an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, disability status, gender, sexual orientation, ancestry, protected veteran status, national origin, genetic information or any other legally protected status.

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Director, Business Operations Partner
Northern Light Health
Brewer, Maine
Full-time
Job Number: 61335

To apply: https://northernlighthealth.org/Careers/Position/61335/Director,%20Business%20Operations%20Partner

If you have questions, please call 207-973-7100 or email talent@northernlight.org.

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Director is responsible for a broad array of duties tied to the operations, contract management and strategies of Information Systems (IS). This includes, but is not limited to, leading in the preparation of the IS long range financial plans, operating budgets, capital plans, and forecasts in accordance with corporate guidelines. This role will coordinate and perform financial analysis for Information Systems issues and initiatives; the role will be the primary conduit for the business to coordinate support from the centralized Business Finance & Analytics function. Overseeing business needs and strategically working to resolve through system and Member Organization (MO) channels is the primary focus of the Director. This role will report by matrix to the VP, Chief Information Officer and AVP, Finance & Analytics at Home Office.

Education and Experience

Completion of a Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance or Business is required. CPA, CMA or Masters level coursework preferred. Understanding of the healthcare and IT industry, trends, issues, risks, etc. is desirable.

· Demonstrated knowledge of and experience in finance in an integrated healthcare environment

· Demonstrated knowledge of portfolio, program and project financial management

· Proven experience in vendor and contract management, including but not limited to: policies, performance, vendor risk, relationships, contracts and negotiations and issue/dispute resolution.

· Experience working in an integrated Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system; must demonstrate knowledge around the interdependencies within an enterprise ERP environment

· Advanced computer skills with strong knowledge of spreadsheet programs

· Ability to perform under changing circumstances and deadlines

· Strong attention to detail with the ability to learn quickly

· Strong written and verbal communication skills

· Ability to command respect and confidence with professional peers

· Management & leadership experience in healthcare. Demonstrated leadership skills and executive presence

· Experience working and communicating with physicians and direct care providers

· Must ascribe to and represent Northern Light Health Ethics, Values, and Principles

PREFERED EXPERIENCE: Significant experience in developing financial projections, including assumptions. An understand of healthcare provider finance that would normally be acquired over five to seven years of progressively more responsible healthcare employment is preferred.

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Director – Benefits
Full-time
Northern Light Health
Brewer, Maine
Job Number: 61849
Apply here: https://northernlighthealth.org/Careers/Position/61849/Director%20-%20Benefits

Job Summary

The Benefits Director leads the design, implementation, and administration of system-wide employee health & welfare and wellness benefit programs and, in collaboration with the HR Service Center, their administration within a Human Resources shared services setting.

Education and Experience

· Bachelor's degree required and Master's Degree preferred.

· Certified Employee Benefit Specialist (CEBS) or equivalent certification preferred.

· 5 year's leadership experience at the manager or higher level delivering employee health and welfare insurance programs.

Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

· Knowledge of employer-sponsored group insurance benefits program design and evaluation, claim administration and contracting processes.

· Knowledge of enterprise-wide HRIS systems software so as to be able to perform at the "super user" level.

· Knowledge of applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations impacting area of responsibility.

· Working knowledge of Microsoft Office tools of Excel, Word and PowerPoint.

· Strong presentation development and delivery skills.

Equal Opportunity Employment
We are an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, disability status, gender, sexual orientation, ancestry, protected veteran status, national origin, genetic information or any other legally protected status.

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Provider Compensation Analyst
Full-time
Northern Light Health
Brewer, Maine
Job Number: 61022
Apply here: https://northernlighthealth.org/Careers/Position/61022/Provider%20Compensation%20Analyst

Job Summary

The Provider Compensation Analyst supports design, development and ongoing administration of employed provider compensation across the system. A high visibility position that may travel to work sites to participate in physician and provider group meetings to explain compensation practice, lead focus groups and support local incentive design.

Education and Experience

· Bachelor's degree required; preferably in Math/Statistics, Finance, Business Management or a related field. MBA is preferred.

· 2+ years of experience in Medical group practice compensation plan design, research and analysis. Experience in provider group practice administration strongly preferred.

· Certified Compensation Professional (CCP) certification strongly preferred and required within 2 years of hire.

Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

· Advanced knowledge in compensation systems, wage & hour laws and regulations, and job evaluation methodology.

· Advanced knowledge of federal, state, and/or local regulations, standards, practices and requirements related to compensation management and salary administration.

· Advanced knowledge of compensation methodology, principles, standards and practices.

· Advanced knowledge of human resources policies and procedures.

· Requires a working knowledge of HR information systems, especially hardware/software applications, and their application to human resources systems.

· Advanced knowledge of and proficiency in computer skills and analytical applications such as Microsoft Office programs including Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.

· Solid ability to communicate and convey information effectively in verbal, written and electronic communication to various levels of executive management and highly skilled employees.

Equal Opportunity Employment
We are an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, disability status, gender, sexual orientation, ancestry, protected veteran status, national origin, genetic information or any other legally protected status.

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Decision Support Analyst - Senior
Full-time
Northern Light Health
Brewer, ME
Job Number 58177

Northern Light Health is seeking a full-time Compensation Analyst in Brewer, Maine. To review the full job description and apply visit http://bit.ly/HFMADecAnalystSr. If you have any questions, please call 207-973-7100.

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Director of Revenue Cycle Member Organization Integration
Full-time
Northern Light Health
Bangor, Maine
Job number 53688

SUMMARY
Reporting to the VP of Revenue Cycle of Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems, this position is responsible for providing leadership for all activities related to the management of EMHS's Revenue Cycle Integration (RCI) function. The Director of Revenue Cycle Member Organization Integration (RCI) is responsible for providing coordination, direction, and leadership to achieve ongoing operational quality, productivity, and efficiency between enterprise revenue cycle services and EMHS Member Organization facilities and physician practices. This position serves as the liaison between enterprise revenue cycle services and Member Organization leadership, management, and staff.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES / DUTIES

General Responsibilities / Duties

· Participate on revenue cycle leadership team meetings providing insights and communicating key operational and financial decisions pertaining to the revenue cycle
· Build effective and collaborative work relationships and facilitate productive communication between key revenue cycle stakeholders, including peer leaders of revenue cycle services and other core support departments (e.g., human resources, finance)
· Create a work environment for employees through team building, coaching, constructive feedback, work delegation, personal example, and goal setting that encourages creativity, open dialogue on work issues, professional growth, and a consistent, high level of performance
· Encourage and support employee decision-making within their scope of responsibilities
· Set and maintain standards for the interaction between EMHS Member Organizations and the Enterprise Revenue Cycle Team
· Oversee the performance and operations of the RCI function, and act as the primary liaison between Enterprise Revenue Cycle functions and Member Organization operations
· Develop a deep understanding of all EMHS Member Organization's Revenue Cycle operations, which includes a thorough understanding of Cerner and any applicable systems and tools
· Build strong relationships and facilitate effective communication between hospital and physician-based Revenue Cycle and Clinical (where appropriate) operations, centralized Revenue Cycle operations (PAS, Middle Revenue Cycle Operations, PFS, Customer Service), and core support departments (e.g., human resources, business support services, compliance, finance)
· Address business needs upon identification; conduct regular meetings with Member Organization VPs of Finance and other key leadership; provide analysis and context for monthly performance data
· Facilitate the management (i.e. development of action plans) and resolution of escalated issues that arise and impact both Member Organization and centralized Revenue Cycle operations
· Analyze and report on Key Performance Indicator (KPI) data and coordinate Revenue Cycle analytics, utilizing all available data
· Provides strategic guidance and direction on key Member Organization Revenue Cycle-specific operational and financial decisions; lead EMHS Revenue Cycle and departmental committees and meetings designed to improve Revenue Cycle operations/processes and financial performance, as necessary
· Develop, maintain, and monitor service level agreements (SLAs) between hospital and physician-based Revenue Cycle operations (Patient Access, onsite HIM Operations) and other related functions, within both Revenue Cycle and Clinical operations as necessary
· Develop and present information to Member Organization leadership on all aspects of the Revenue Cycle
· Oversee training of Member Organization resources on functions within the Revenue Cycle, as needed
· Participate in and, where appropriate, lead cross functional Revenue Cycle projects
· Create a work environment for employees through team building, coaching, constructive feedback, work delegation, personal example, and goal setting that encourages creativity, open dialogue on work issues, professional growth, and a consistent, high level of performance
· Encourage and support employee decision-making within their scope of responsibilities
· Identify opportunities for revenue improvement, automation, or issue resolution. Creates and provides data to baseline and drive solution outcomes
· Analyze operational requirements and system capabilities
· Facilitate all levels of management for developing and implementing key strategies in integration, quality, process efficiency, and performance outcomes
· Maintain up-to-date clinical knowledge and applies that knowledge in the development of future state processes, as well as, in the analysis of current state processes
· Participate in and conduct internal and/or external meetings and training programs while staying current and compliant on key regulatory and/or statutory issues that may affect current/future assignments
· Inform leadership of these issues and of any related impacts to the Revenue Cycle team, and others as applicable
· Complete any duties and special assignments, as requested

Budget Responsibility

· Administer expense budget for department
· Present departmental budget recommendations to VP of Revenue Cycle for approval
· Monitor budget performance and variance explanations
· Optimize vendor relationships as necessary
· Evaluate current and new technology solutions

Authority / Decision Making Level

· Prioritize and organizes work within division to meet changing priorities

Supervisory Responsibility

· No direct reports
· Matrix management

Leadership

· Evaluate, monitor, and assist in developing the priorities and progress of the Revenue Cycle Department
· Provide senior leadership with information regarding receivable and/or departmental performance
· Assist in implementing improvements in work process that both improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the revenue cycle
· Lead redesign initiatives and other EMHS-sponsored initiatives as requested
· Design easily understood and impactful managerial reports for wide distribution
· Monitor payer and vendor activities and communications
· Stress attention to detail and designs monitoring tools to ensure accuracy
· Identify opportunities for improved efficiency through better processes and additional automation
· Coordinate and collaborate with key revenue cycle functions to ensure strategic alignment with broader organizational goals and objectives
· Function effectively in a Matrix Management environment

People

· Demonstrate leadership and commitment to colleagues by accepting accountability for outcomes, sharing timely information, building effective relationships and communicating clearly and directly
· Ensure adequate training is being provided to staff to educate on the following skills: current working knowledge of payer requirements; sufficient healthcare knowledge necessary to perform job requirements; knowledge of state, local and federal policy requirements for functions performed; and relevant knowledge of information technologies
· Lead and coordinate ongoing staff evaluation, retention, training and management of policies and procedures
· Oversee and ensure two-way communication with Member Organization leadership and Revenue Cycle leadership

Process

· Develop, implement, and manage efficient and effective operational policies, processes and performance monitoring across all functions of the Revenue Cycle Department
· Provide ongoing feedback loop communication to other Revenue Cycle areas
· Develop, implement, and manage efficient and effective operational policies, processes and performance monitoring across all Revenue Cycle functions
· Coordinate payer trend analysis to ensure optimal processing and reimbursement, identify issues, communicate findings to Revenue Cycle stakeholders, define solutions and initiate resolution

Performance Monitoring

· Measure and report ongoing financial and operational performance of the Revenue Cycle department
· Recognize areas of excellence and oversee the development and implement action plans related to functional areas where performance is not meeting expectations
· Manage/communicate the department dashboard and design action plans as issues are identified within the unit
· Ensure that key performance metrics are met on a monthly basis

QUALIFICATIONS

Experience & Education

· Education: Bachelor's degree in business, finance, healthcare administration, or closely related field is required. 10 years of direct applicable experience in a similar role in lieu of bachelor's degree will be considered. Master's level degree in related field preferred.
· 6+ years of experience in Revenue Cycle or related Business Support Services or equivalent within a large health system, with at least 3 of those years in a management capacity
· Prior work experience should include a leadership role in a redesign project
· Experienced in using team building to positively influence the work environment
· Excellent written communication, verbal communication, interpersonal, time management and organizational skills
· Self-directed with the ability to work with various stakeholders and teams
· Ability to make quality, independent decisions as well as the ability to collaborate effectively to make decisions with other leaders
· Ability to work effectively and efficiently under tight deadlines and multiple interruptions
· Superior project management, analytical, and problem-solving skills
· A demonstrated ability to use PC based office productivity tools (e.g. Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Excel) as necessary and PC based financial tools (spreadsheets, data bases, financial planning software and graphics, Microsoft preferred) effectively for analyses and presentations

Knowledge

· Significant understanding of healthcare business/ finance/revenue cycle principles, with special emphasis on hospital and physician access services
· Strong organizational skills, working effectively in a multi-task environment
· Demonstrated proficiency in written and verbal communication skills
· Demonstrated ability in leadership
· Ability to relate cooperatively and constructively with clients, co-workers, administration, other clinic departments, providers, community agencies, and other health team members
· Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and remain flexible under stressful situations

Equal Opportunity Employment

We are an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, disability status, gender, sexual orientation, ancestry, protected veteran status, national origin, genetic information or any other legally protected status.

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Director of Planned Giving
Full-time
Northern Light Health Foundation
Brewer, Maine
Job number 57233

To review the full job description and access our online application please visit: https://northernlighthealth.org/Careers/Position/57233/Director%20of%20Planned%20Giving

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Director of Planned Giving (Director) is responsible for all planned giving strategies throughout the system. This position is responsible for the development and monitoring of system planned giving policies, marketing efforts and fundraising strategies to enhance and grow the philanthropic base of support at each member organization supported by the Foundation.


The Director meets with donors and financial planners to discuss gifting through the many planned giving vehicles. The position requires a background and knowledge of bequests, annual trusts, unitrusts, giving through retirement plans, and other pertinent future giving options. The position involves a full range of donor cultivation duties, including working with other philanthropy staff to develop planned giving as a critical component of a strategic fundraising plan. The position requires working as part of a team to diversify funding resources and engage in long-term financial planning, including creation of endowment and other permanent financial resources.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

1.The Director researches, identifies, engages and solicits donors to secure planned gifts for the system and member organizations.
2.Promotes Charitable Gift Annuity, Endowment, Bequest and other legacy giving strategies to benefit the system and its members through the Foundation.
3.Develops and executes strategic and creative planned giving and marketing pieces, including legacy society newsletter articles, advertisements, solicitations, PowerPoint presentations and brochures, in collaboration with communications relations staff.
4.Provides oversight of a Planned Giving Society.
5.Manages a portfolio of donors and prospects, which allows for a schedule to conduct personal, face-to-face weekly visits.
6.Design and implement individual giving strategies, engage and motivate donors and prospects through written proposals and through personal contacts and visits.
7.Work within a metrics-driven environment to achieve realistic and quantifiable goals based on mutually agreed upon targets of irrevocable and revocable gifts, and document donor contacts through the foundation's established prospect management system.
8.The director participates in speaking engagements and planned giving seminars.
9.Director participates in continuing education to maintain current knowledge on changes in tax laws and other emerging issues in the planned giving field.
10.Maintains active participation in professional associations at state and national level; participate in select advancement opportunities

QUALIFICATIONS:

The Director of Planned Giving will be instrumental in aggressively expanding fundraising potential, and therefore must possess high work standards and give evidence of a successful track record in meeting or exceeding stated goals.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

•Bachelor's degree required; advanced degree in communications, organization management, health, business or law preferred.
•At least five (5) years demonstrated fundraising experience in planned giving with increasing levels of responsibility required.
•Philanthropy based experience in an integrated healthcare system highly desired
•Specialized training in financial and/or estate planning, tax law and fundraising
•Knowledge of planned giving vehicles, current trends in philanthropy, donor advised funds and basic estate and financial planning for individuals, including tax implications of charitable giving.
•A strong work ethic coupled with an enthusiastic and passionate approach to one's work
•The ability to deal effectively with physicians and other medical executives is critical
•Achievement oriented, a good team player, and a successful team builder
•Capable of developing and implementing clear goals, systems, and priorities
•Ability to work in a dynamic, fast-paced environment and good at developing relationships both internally and externally with the various constituencies
•A working knowledge of marketing and public relations is a plus
•Thorough knowledge of and substantial experience with leadership, capital campaigns and planned giving
•Able to deal effectively with people and inspire others to perform at a high level of efficiency and productivity
•Proficient in Raiser'sEdge
•Proficient in PG Calc, Crescendo or similar planned giving software
•Proficient with computerized information management in the fundraising setting
•Possess strong oral and written skills, be well organized, self-directed with ability to meet deadlines
•Flexible work schedule to include weekends, evenings and select holidays, as needed
•A preference shall be given to those with strong ties to Maine

PREFERRED AFFILIATION:

•Membership in the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy, National Association of Charitable Gift Planners, and/or Maine Planned Giving Council
•CFRE credential.

Equal Opportunity Employment
We are an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, disability status, gender, sexual orientation, ancestry, protected veteran status, national origin, genetic information or any other legally protected status.

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Revenue Cycle Analyst - Lead
Full-time
Northern Light Health
Bangor, Maine
Job number 52735

To review the full job description and access our online application please visit: https://northernlighthealth.org/Careers/Position/52735/Revenue%20Cycle%20Analyst%20-%20Lead

Education and Experience:

· Bachelor's degree required. Eight years of progressive, relevant knowledge toward mastery in the field accepted in lieu of Bachelor's degree.

· Five or more years of progressively responsible experience in revenue cycle operations.

· Experience with Northern Light Health Software, data and business information is preferred.

· Working knowledge of Medical Terminology, Current Procedural Coding (CPT, HCPCS), Diagnostic Coding (ICD-9, ICD-10), and HIPAA ANSI codes.

· Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, Excel, Access, Siemen's, Monarch, Allscripts, Meditech, and other Revenue Cycle systems.

· Demonstrated experience in diagnosing, evaluating and developing corrective actions for problems in Revenue Cycle Operations.

To learn more about Northern Light Health please visit: http://www.northernlighthealth.org/.

If you have any questions, please call 207-973-7100.

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If you are interested in advancing your career in one of the region’s most dynamic and best-regarded health care systems, Northern Light Health, in Brewer, Maine has full time openings for Revenue Cycle Informaticists.

Job Summary

The Revenue Cycle Informaticist (RCI) facilitates the integration of Information Systems (IS) and knowledge to support revenue cycle healthcare staff in decision making, design, education and implementation of Northern Light Health's clinically driven revenue cycle.  The primary role of the RI is to serve as a liaison between IS and revenue cycle/financial operations and other stakeholders to educate, support, facilitate change and assure optimal use and evolution of Northern Light Health healthcare information technology (HIT) assets. This individual is expected to exercise discretion and judgment with minimal supervision while conducting training and assisting with parts of a project or process within the department. It is important this person understands, technically, how systems interrelate with other departmental systems applications.  This position partners with Member Organizations, revenue cycle and clinical leadership in providing the analysis of workflow process (current and future state) and gap identification required to support the application that will automate or improve upon the current system.  The RCI works with a team on phases of application implementation, systems analysis, and assists with preparing detailed specifications from which programs will be written.  It is expected that of all revenue cycle training materials including technology, policies, and procedures will be routinely reviewed and periodically updated. 

The RCI will support the entire Revenue Cycle and various Workgroups.

Education and Experience

Bachelor's Degree or higher in business, engineering, HIT/computer science/technology operating systems or equivalent experience (8 years of revenue cycle experience preferably in a multi-facility system)

Two (2) years of experience in revenue cycle/financial, engineering, HIT/computer science/technology operating systems or accounting/business background preferred

Contact: Lisa Worcester
Email: lworcester@northernhealth.org
Phone: 207-973-7860

Equal Opportunity Employment

We are an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, disability status, gender, sexual orientation, ancestry, protected veteran status, national origin, genetic information or any other legally protected status. 

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Hospital Controller
White Mountains New Hampshire

 

Responsibilities include  directing  general accounting staff, coordinating accounting office functions, overseeing  preparation of month-end close documents and journal entries. Will be responsible for overseeing the general ledger and related accounting activities, ensuring accurate and timely processing of transactions, and compliance with internal policies. Supervise Accounts Payable and General Accounting departments Responsible for all monthly, quarterly, and year-end closings, including year-end audit support and assistance in the preparation of internal and external consolidated financial statements.  Will assist CFO in the preparation of annual budget, Medicare Cost Reports, Disproportionate Share (DSH) audits, etc.

Must have Bachelor's degree in Accounting with extensive experience in hospital financial management and strong leadership team building skills

Requirements

  • Strong technical accounting and systems knowledge including analysis and accounting/billing systems
  • General Ledger Accounting
  • Microsoft Excel and Outlook, and financial systems
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Medicare and third-party payer knowledge

Please email resumes to rharrington@rrmastaffing.com

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FRANCISCAN HOSPITAL FOR CHILDREN
BOSTON, MA
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

This is an exceptional opportunity for a dynamic and accomplished financial executive to join the senior leadership team of a mission-driven, not-for-profit 100-bed pediatric subacute hospital that provides medical, behavioral health, and educational services to children with special health care needs.

The CFO is a key member of the leadership team and he/she is accountable for establishment and oversight of fiscal management systems and IT.

The CFO will maintain the institution's financial viability and ensure that all accounting practices and financial transactions are conducted in accordance with accepted accounting standards, laws and regulations governing the fiscal management of not-for-profit healthcare institutions.

B.S. in Business Administration or related area and a Master’s Degree and/or C.P.A. qualification is required.

Seven to ten years’ experience in progressively responsible positions in healthcare financial management is needed with previous CFO experience preferred.  Special knowledge and competency in third-party reimbursement is essential. A demonstrated background as a strategic-thinker with strong financial and IT skills is necessary. Experience working with not-for-profit healthcare entities highly desirable.

Contact:

Claire Connolly

Phillips DiPisa

claire.connolly@phillipsdipisa.com

781-749-6410

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