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Director Decision Support

Palm Careers

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Salary:

We are hiring an experienced Manager of Decision Support for a high profile health system in Beautiful Palm Springs, CA!
Reporting directly to the VP of Finance! Very visible role!
The Manager for Decision Support is responsible for the stability and quality of the organization’s Decision Support System. Oversees the production of timely and accurate financial reports in response to business needs, leads the annual cost data development effort, and oversees the development and improvement of the enterprise-wide planning and information system that incorporates data from multiple financial and clinical systems, including the general ledger, payroll, patient accounting and medical records.. Ensures the data contained in the system is timely and accurate. The manager is responsible for managing and mentoring staff, as well as contributing to the development of the team as a whole. The manager will act as an advocate of Decision Support within the organization.
Decision Support manager is Responsible for the development, implementation and maintenance of the decision support system for the hospital and oversees the publication of the monthly service line financials
With the support of hospital analysts oversees the provision of patient-level financial and clinical data and analysis to inform the health system’s operational, financial and strategic decision making. Includes the development of a case-based operating budget for patient volume and gross revenue. Oversees the service line profitability reporting, the cost accounting system, and the decision support system integration of clinical and financial data in a patient-centric repository
Qualifications
Education
BS in Finance, Accounting or related field
Experience
7 plus years in acute care hospital environment managing the decision support department and 2 years of direct supervision experience
Experience with hospital cost accounting concepts and systems, and familiarity/understanding of hospital and professional patient billing data including healthcare reimbursement concepts
Experience developing and implementing reporting solutions and tools that facilitate volume, profitability and utilization analysis of patient populations. (e.g. SQL Analysis Services, Power BI)
Knowledge of and experience working with Healthcare specific EMR, Decision Support, and Financial accounting software – Strata preferred.

Essential Responsibilities
Decision Support Department
Demonstrates compliance with Code of Conduct and compliance policies, and takes action to resolve compliance questions or concerns and report suspected violations.
Oversees the critical Strata Cost Accounting functions including the monthly processes for General Ledger, Payroll, Cost Accounting. Ensures financial reconciliations for all business areas are complete, provider updates are completed, and any data anomalies are corrected.
Responsible for the timely publication and accuracy of the monthly service line financial statements to senior leadership in support of potential future investments and expansion.
Oversees and monitors the data integrity of the service line profitability reporting, the cost accounting system, and the decision support system integration of clinical and financial data in a patient-centric repository.
Develop a plan to continuously enhance the cost accounting system.
Leads ongoing and special one-time projects to improve the quality, accuracy and value to Decision support deliverables. This may include: optimization of reporting tools, development of new financial metrics, streamling standard processes, and refinement and improvement financial data. This will include development and execution of functional specifications, and documentation and communication of new processes or data, and in training others in the use of new tools and/or processes.
Supports the annual budget process with volume projections and other areas as necessary.
Management and People Development
Oversee the development, regular analyses and investigations of performance, utilization, market trends, and financial analyses. Instrumental in the development and maintenance of modeling tools, net revenue model, trend analysis, variance analysis, management reporting, and monitoring.
Consistently reviews and validates numerical data based on thorough understanding of financial concepts and healthcare principles. Mentors analysts to ensure product is of the highest quality.
A professional approach to work including a strong sense of responsibility and demonstrated ability to handle and prioritize multiple assignments and overlapping deadlines.

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