Financial Analyst Sr-PH USC MG

  • Migration Template 2
  • Administration Columbia South Carolina 29203 US
  • Posted: Apr 15, 2019
Other Professional

Job Description

Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group Core Values All team members are expected to be knowledgeable and compliant with the Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group's core values of Service, Excellence, Professionalism, Partnership, Integrity, Accountability, and Transparency.

Job Summary: This position constitutes the primary financial support staff for the Director of Financial Forecasting.  With minimal to no supervision, this position will prepare financial and business related analyses, perform research on business performance, and prepare forecasts and analyze trends in finance as well as general business conditions. Utilizing PC and/or network-based systems and software, this position will compile and prepare reports, graphs, and charts of data. This position will also support managed care impact analysis and clinical pathway monitoring.  This position will work closely with finance and information systems staff to maintain technical competency.  This position must be able to advise the business unit director on financial and business matters and be able to support requests for analysis and information by the business unit staff and leadership to meet deadlines.  Must be able to organize resources and lead projects as assigned by departmental leadership.  Interaction with managers, department directors, administrative staff and other hospital and vendor personnel is necessary.  Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, hospital accounting, cost accounting, principles of Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement, electronic spreadsheets, the hospital's information system, and the Trendstar decision support software is essential.  The ability to lead and manage projects from beginning to end, to concentrate upon detailed information for extended periods of time, to communicate effectively, and to effectively manage multiple tasks and projects with distinct and often competing deadlines, are critical.  The initiative, perseverance, a positive attitude, collaboration, and teamwork are also characteristics that are key to successful performance. This position will chair finance/business-related teams organized to successfully implement change in the organization. This position will also provide oversight within the department to other professional staff and may advance to actual direct supervisory responsibilities.

Education: BS in Finance/Accounting - Masters/CPA preferred

Experience: Minimum of 7 years experience, preferably in healthcare/healthcare finance, or a minimum of 5 years experience and a Master's Degree is required (MBA, MHA or MACC) 0-5 years in hospital finance experience. Specific focus on HBO TRENDSTAR systems for cost and statistical information preferred

Number and Type of Employees SupervisedNone

Licensure, Registry or Certification Required:  NA

Special Training Required: Fluent in healthcare business processes and systems, must be self-directed and able to work with a significant level of autonomy; Microsoft Office Specialist core certification in Access, Excel, PowerPoint and Word preferred; Microsoft Office Specialist expert certification in  Excel and Word preferred.  Statistical knowledge including control chart production and analysis required. Extensive experience with excel worksheet preparation and Pro-forma presentations. In-depth knowledge of step down cost accounting.

Job Responsibilities:

Provide effective leadership by coordinating and integrating services within their department, with other departments, and with the hospital's primary functions.

Provide effective leadership by coordinating and integrating services within their department, with other departments, and with the hospital's primary functions.

Implement policies and procedures that guide and support the provision of the services.

Manage departmental budget including processes to monitor operational and capital costs.

Manage department human resources by determining qualifications, competence and performance expectations; implementing and monitoring staffing plans; providing orientation, in-service training and continuing education of all persons in the department and applying policies/procedures pertaining to human resources management.

Continuously assess and improve the department's performance by designing operational processes, monitoring performance through data, analyzing the data, implementing sustainable performance improvement, and participating in multi-disciplinary inter-departmental PI activities.

Manage information by providing information systems and data management for department operations and performance improvement.

Manage the environment (of care) by developing, implementing and monitoring processes to reduce and control environmental hazards and risks; preventing accidents and injuries and maintaining safe conditions for patients, staff and visitors.