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  • 08 Sep 2020 3:03 PM | Anonymous

    Position Description: We have been engaged to conduct the search for Senior Accountant for our client, an integrated healthcare delivery system with a flagship medical center, two rural, critical access hospitals and an extensive variety of primary and specialty care practices located in 15 communities in central, western, and mid-coast regions of Maine. They have their offices in Lewiston, ME.

    The starting salary is up to $87k, depending on background and experience.

    Relocation assistance is available.

    Responsibilities:

    • Be responsible for the proper reporting of journal entries and account reconciliations for timely and accurate reporting of monthly financial statements as well as reports to management for financial decision support.
    • Prepare account analysis and be heavily involved with the annual audit.
    • Will work closely with the Payroll Supervisor to provide backup support on reporting and filing requirements.
    • Interact with many departments and employees at various levels of the organization
    • Express professionalism in both written and oral communication and have a strong customer service base.
    • The Senior Accountant is expected to always exercise good judgment, show initiative, and be able to meet goals and objectives of the position and team.
    Requirements:
    • BS in Accounting. Masters and/or CPA preferred.
    • Minimum of 5 to 7 years relevant accounting and financial reporting work experience required
    • 2 years in a healthcare accounting/finance environment preferred
    • Public accounting experience a plus
    • Must be able to analyze the general ledger and postings, prepare and evaluate journal entries, and perform full reconciliation of required accounts
    • Experience closing the books
    • Strong knowledge of GAAP
    • Must be familiar with accounting systems, interfaces, financial reports, and how to identify and correct problems in the general ledger and statement
    • Proficient in Excel and Word
    • Experience with Lawson GL applications and Kronos (preferred)
    • Maintain confidentiality
    • Ability to work well individually and as part of a team
    • Demonstrate a positive attitude and desire to provide strong customer service
    The Confidential Search Company is an executive recruiting firm that specializes in the placement of healthcare financial executives, VPs, directors, Managers and Specialists.

    For more information about this opportunity please contact:

    Matthew O’Brien
    The Confidential Search Company
    ConfSearch@aol.com
    860-742-1555
  • 08 Sep 2020 2:56 PM | Anonymous

    Position Description: We have been engaged to conduct a confidential search for a Director of Decision Support for our client, a regional healthcare delivery system with acute care and critical access hospitals as well an extensive variety of primary and specialty care physician practices. They have their offices in Lewiston, Maine.

    The starting salary is up to $140k+, depending on background and experience. There may be some flexibility for an outstanding candidate.

    The Director of Decision Support will be able to work remotely during bad weather and at other times but will be required to work on-site as needed.

    Relocation assistance is available as appropriate.

    The Director of Decision Support (Director) oversees Financial Decision Support (DS). The Director will develop and maintain analytical models, tools, and ad hoc analyses to support the organization’s efforts to allocate resources and forecast future financial results.

    The Director will:

    • Assure integrity of the Trendstar data by coordinating the effort to eliminate errors in the systems that feed the database.
    • Develop the annual operating budget and five (5) year forecast.
    • Oversee clinical cost accounting, budget analysis and financial decision support (market share analysis, cost accounting, budget variance, statistical reporting, external comparison and areas of financial risk).
    • Be responsible for developing, implementing and monitoring the Financial Decision Support strategic plan.
    • Conduct annual DS gap analysis, develop system functionality goals and track accomplishments.
    • Work closely with the Quality Division clinical data analysts to assure that the Trendstar database meets their needs.
    • Ensure the data elements in Trendstar are populated to provide complete statistical and clinical/financial decision support options.
    • Oversee the development of procedures to audit data integrity, report “opportunities of improvement” to the Vice President of Finance and facilitate desired outcome.
    • Keep abreast of the Trendstar feeder system changes and enhancements.
    • Oversee and facilitate elements mapped into the Trendstar database ensuring the company is utilizing the maxiimum potential from the decision support functionality.

    Requirements:

    • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
    • Minimum of three (3) years of experience with database management
    • Experience with Trendstar Decision Support System, AS400 functionality, Billing and Clinical Systems, Advanced Knowledge of Clinical Data Elements and Clinical Coding Process
    • Advanced user of databases, spreadsheets, graphics and statistical reporting
    • Experience with a Decision Support System and experience maintaining Hospital AS400 ADT/OC system
    • Successful management experience in financial management
    • Strong communication and facilitation skills
    • Ability to promote effective collaboration and teamwork among individuals of multiple disciplines and across organizational boundaries
    The Confidential Search Company is an executive recruiting firm that specializes in the placement of financial Executives, VPs, directors, Managers and Specialists in the healthcare industry.

    All inquiries will be treated confidentially.

    For more information about this opportunity please contact:

    Matthew O’Brien
    The Confidential Search Company
    ConfSearch@aol.com
    860-742-1555
  • 08 Sep 2020 2:21 PM | Anonymous

    Position Description: We have been engaged to conduct an executive search for a Manager, Accounting, Payroll and Taxation for our client, a healthcare system with multiple hospitals as well as an extensive variety of primary and specialty care physician practices. They have their offices in Lewiston, Maine.
    The starting salary is up to $100k, depending on background and experience.
    Relocation assistance is available as appropriate.

    The Accounting Manager will be responsible for managing all aspects of the accounting functions in the Financial Reporting, Payroll, Taxation and Accounting Department including the timely and accurate completion of the month-end and year-end close of the financial statements in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles as well as the completion of the annual external audit.

    In addition, the Accounting, Payroll and Taxation Manager is responsible for ensuring policies and procedures are maintained and adhered to in support of the reliability of the internal control environment around accounting transactions. This position will also be responsible for and make recommendations around the general leger system and related processes, and support other financial analysis and accounting processes as required.

    The Accounting Manager will take a strong leadership role in ensuring best practice in the accounting department, including leading the team through system and process improvement.

    Requirements:

    • Bachelor's degree
    • Five (5) years of accounting experience including financial statement preparation in accordance with GAAP
    • Supervisory/Management experience a plus
    • Public accounting experience / CPA desirable
    • Strong technical accounting skills and financial analytical skills
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills
    • Experience with computerized accounting systems
    • Ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines
    • Healthcare experience preferred

    The Confidential Search Company is an executive recruiting firm that specializes in the placement of healthcare financial executives, VPs, directors, Managers and Specialists.

    For more information about this opportunity please contact:

    Matthew O’Brien
    The Confidential Search Company
    ConfSearch@aol.com
    860-742-1555
  • 08 Sep 2020 2:09 PM | Anonymous

    Position Description: We have been engaged to conduct a confidential search for a Senior Director of Accounting for our client, a regional healthcare delivery system with acute care and critical access hospitals as well an extensive variety of primary and specialty care physician practices. They have their offices near Freeport, Maine.

    The starting salary is up to $170k, depending on background and experience.
    The Senior Director will be able to work remotely during bad weather and at other times but will work on-site as needed.

    Relocation assistance is available as appropriate.

    The Senior Director of Accounting will plan, develop, organize, direct and control the operation of the Accounting Department for the health system. This includes General Accounting, Accounts Payable, Payroll and Financial Analysis. They will coordinate a system level response to financial business issues. The Senior Director of Accounting (Senor Director) will manage the general ledger and subsidiary ledgers and interface with multiple computer systems.

    The Senior Director is responsible for the on-going development of the General Ledger system and will prepare financial and statistical reports and contribute to the financial policy decision-making. They will oversee the accurate and timely reporting of financial information, payroll processing, and accounts payable processing. The Director will oversee the development of procedures to audit data integrity and report opportunities for improvement. They will coordinate the year-end audit. The Director will directly manage the managers/supervisors of General Accounting, Payroll, and Accounts Payable, as well as Financial Analyst(s).

    Requirements:

    • Bachelor’s degree
    • Minimum of 10 years of related industry accounting/finance experience
    • Minimum of Five years of successful managerial/supervisory experience in accounting/finance
    • Healthcare/hospital accounting/finance experience a plus
    • Public accounting experience and a CPA are strongly preferred
    • Strong technical accounting skills and GAAP experience
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills
    • Experience with computerized accounting systems
    • Strong work ethic, able to meet deadlines and timetables
    The Confidential Search Company is an executive recruiting firm that specializes in the placement of financial Executives, VPs, directors, Managers and Specialists in the healthcare industry.

    All inquiries will be treated confidentially.

    For more information about this opportunity please contact:

    Matthew O’Brien
    The Confidential Search Company
    ConfSearch@aol.com
    860-742-1555
  • 08 Sep 2020 2:02 PM | Anonymous

    Position Description: We have been engaged to conduct the search for Director of Reimbursement for our client, an integrated health network comprised of a major teaching hospital and several area hospitals. They are prestigious health system that is the largest health care organization in Maine and leading health care provider serving Northern New Hampshire, with offices in Portland, ME.

    The starting salary range is $150 to $180k, depending on background and experience.

    Relocation assistance is available as appropriate.

    This is a permanent position but we will also consider an interim/contract Director of Reimbursement to temporarily fill the position until the new Director is selected and joins the company. The Interim Director would be on-site for a minimum of one week per month and work remotely for the remainder of the month (until cost reporting season).

    The Director of Reimbursement will assist the Vice President, Reimbursement in departmental planning in order to achieve departmental goals and supervision. They will manage a team of three Reimbursement Managers and staff of eight.

    The Director will:

    • Manage the hospital’s preparation and submission of cost reimbursement reports to government and private third-party agencies.
    • Develop rate structure and monitor compliance with federal regulatory programs.
    • Monitor implications of all proposed third-party reimbursement changes.
    • Review and ensure accuracy of monthly contractuals and supporting documents and the Fiscal Year End contractuals and supporting schedules.
    • Participate in the contractual allowance portion of the Long-Range Financial Plan.
    • Manage and supervise the preparation of the annual budget for net revenue including the implementation of the annual rate increase.
    • Provide timely assistance to Service Lines and Departments that request reimbursement expertise.
    • At the System level: Coordinate, control, and manage the preparation of interim and year end cost reports and analyses related to governmental reimbursement for all of the System’s facilities.
    • Supervise and coordinate activities related to reviews and audits by the Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC) and governmental organizations.
    • Coordinate with the Vice President to ensure the System is achieving the optimal reimbursement under existing regulations and is prepared for proposed regulations.

    Requirements

    • Bachelor’s degree
    • Knowledge of advanced accounting and reimbursement principles
    • High level of problem-solving skills necessary to develop and implement new procedures and techniques and prepare special and recurring reports and analyses
    • MBA or FHFMA, or CPA preferred
    • Excellent communications skills and a high level of interpersonal skills
    • Deal with complex situations with a wide variety of internal and external personnel and make fact-based presentations before groups, including regulatory agencies
    • Five to ten years of experience in reimbursement and Medicare/Medicaid cost reporting is required with at least three years of hospital financial management experience

    The Confidential Search Company is an executive recruiting firm that specializes in the placement of healthcare financial executives, VPs, directors, Managers and Specialists.

    All inquiries will be treated confidentially.

    For more information about this opportunity please contact:

    Matthew O’Brien
    The Confidential Search Company
    ConfSearch@aol.com
    860-742-1555

  • 06 Jul 2020 3:24 PM | Anonymous

    Position Description: Omaha, NE- Nebraska Medicine in Omaha, Nebraska is seeking an experienced finance executive with strong strategic, business and customer service orientation to serve as the system's first Vice President, Finance. In addition to providing leadership in the areas of budgeting, decision support, the controllership function, treasury, purchasing and reimbursement, the Vice President, Finance will support and lead organizational efforts toward systemness and serve as a key strategic partner to the Chief Financial Officer and other system leaders.


    Nebraska Medicine is a $1.6 billion academic and community-based health system with nearly 7,400 FTEs. In addition to the 718-bed academic medical center and a 91-bed community hospital, the organization includes an integrated faculty practice plan of over 1,000 physicians and a large ambulatory platform. Nebraska Medicine enjoys strong philanthropic support, boasts top decile safety outcomes and is embarking upon a nearly $2 billion campus renovation. To ensure the organization can be successful long term, more focused efforts around standardization and efficiency will be required to drive down the overall cost of care.

    Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer, the Vice President, Finance is a newly-created position that will function as a number-two finance executive for the organization. The successful candidate will bring solid expertise in all areas of finance and accounting; a system mindset developed within complex, multi-faceted organizations; an understanding of clinical operations in addition to finance; experience with portfolio management, capital allocation and creative financial strategies; a strong commitment to team and talent development and the ability to effectively translate and present information to board members, providers, leadership and other key stakeholders to ensure an appropriate level of understanding and financial acumen across the organization.

    Experience: The ideal candidate will bring experience in complex integrated delivery systems with large employed or closely-affiliated physician networks, along with an understanding of academic funds flow, grants management and physician compensation arrangements. Other backgrounds will also be seriously considered.

    If you have interest or a recommendation of others, please contact Michelle Johnson, Karen Otto, or Megan Welch at 630-575-6904 or mailto:NebraskaMedVPFinance@wittkieffer.com

  • 08 Apr 2020 10:15 AM | Anonymous

    Position Description: The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) reports to the Chief Executive Officer and is accountable for the establishment and oversight of fiscal management systems for the organization. The CFO is the lead in maintaining the institution's financial viability and ensures 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. This position serves as the institution's principal in-house advisor with regard to fiscal matters and in the development of fiscal policy and procedure. The CFO will manage the operating expense budget and oversee three direct reports: Controller, Senior Director of Financial Planning, and Chief Information Officer (total staff of about 10 FTEs).

    This position requires a strategic and analytical business professional and a transformational leader. Strong competencies in revenue growth, expense control, enhancing operating performance and driving accountability through the organization through the use of performance metrics, operating indicators, benchmarks and best practice data. The CFO is responsible for the day to day financial operations of the organization including implementation and maintenance of accounting systems, revenue cycle management, operating and capital budgeting, financial planning & analysis, internal and external audits, information technology, medical records and HIPPA compliance. This executive provides financial guidance and support to operating units and administrative functions and has the ability to work within a unionized environment.

    The Ideal Candidate

    • A Bachelor’s degree with a major in accounting, business or finance and either an MBA and/or CPA is preferred.
    • A minimum of ten years of experience in health care financial management at a Controller, Vice President or Chief Financial Officer level.
    • Previous experience in a similar sized or larger hospital setting, an LTAC or a behavioral health environment. Experience in a for-profit healthcare environment a plus.
    • Knowledge and experience in healthcare reimbursement, budgeting, financial analysis, managed care contracting and information systems.
    • Financial turnaround and workout experience in healthcare as well as experience working in a resource constrained environment.
    • Has an understanding of hospital revenue cycle and the ability to identify challenges and areas of improvement to drive overall financial improvement and patient experience.
    • Previous experience working with a board is preferred.
    • Experience working in a unionized environment is highly preferred.

    The Organization

    The Brattleboro Retreat (the Retreat), founded in 1834, is a private, not-for-profit, mental health and addiction treatment hospital serving Vermont and the surrounding region. The organization provides a wide range of diagnostic, therapeutic and rehabilitation services for children, adults and their families through a full continuum of inpatient and outpatient services. In addition to seven inpatient units, which includes the nation’s only specialized Adult LGBTQ+ program, the Retreat also offers partial hospital and intensive outpatient services for adults, a dedicated program for uniformed service workers and residential and school programs for children and adolescents.
    Nationally recognized as a leader in psychiatric and addiction care, the Brattleboro Retreat is accredited by numerous state and national organizations including The Joint Commission and the American Psychological Association. Located in southeastern Vermont near the New Hampshire and Massachusetts borders, staff and patients enjoy a beautiful, sprawling, college-like campus within easy driving distance to the major cities and attractions of the northeast. The Brattleboro Retreat is the 12th largest mental health provider in the nation. With a staff that is more than 800 employees strong, they treat approximately 5,000 people a year. In addition to its hospital services for children, adolescents, and adults, the Retreat offers:

    • The Anna Marsh Behavioral Care Outpatient Clinic
    • The Birches Treatment Center offers intensive treatment to patients with a substantial decline in functioning due to the severity of mental health and/or addiction issues
    • The Meadows Educational Center, an onsite, fully licensed K-12 school
    • The Bridges Program, a non-clinical educational alternative for at-risk adolescents
    • Starting Now, an intensive outpatient day and evening addictions program for adults
    • Abigail Rockwell Residential Center for children ages 6-13
    • Residential care for adolescents
    • Two managed care service organizations, Primarilink and Vermont Collaborative Care
    • An extensive Continuing Education Program for mental health professionals
    • The Mulberry Bush Early Learning Center
    • An LGBT specific mental health and addiction program for adults
    • An emerging adult program for young adults ages 18-26
    • Mind Body Pain Management Clinic
    • A Uniformed Service program for active and retired law enforcement, fire, military, corrections, and EMT personnel
    • Outpatient medication assisted treatment of opioid addiction with buprenorphine including the option of supervised daily dosing
    • Network provider for OneCare the State’s ACO
    • Hub and Spoke clinical model for opioid treatment
    • Support for NCQA medical homes and community health teams
    • Participation in the State’s health care reform effort

    In 2019, the Retreat admitted 3,700 patients with an average length of stay of 9.9 days. There were more than 27,000 outpatient visits and 8,123 partial hospitalization visits. The facility is licensed for 149 beds. In fiscal year 2019, the Retreat had operating revenue of $72.6 million. The facility had an operating loss of $6,192,095. The Retreat has just a little more than $11.2 million in debt and some $5.6 million in cash and investments. While the Retreat has continued to experience financial challenges, with strategic financial planning and legislative advocacy, the State of Vermont has continued to show a willingness to partner with the Retreat with increases in Medicaid funding rates through various programs which will help the Retreat’s sustainability going forward. The Retreat is governed by a 12-member Board of Trustees. The Board is comprised of civic leaders, working business executives, and professionals in behavioral health, law, finance, and education. Three quarters of the workforce is represented by the United Nurses and Allied Professions. The current contract expired in October 2019 and a new three-year contract has recently been negotiated and ratified.

    The Retreat is located in Brattleboro, Vermont. Brattleboro is in Windham County in the southeast corner of Vermont, bordering Massachusetts and New Hampshire. It is the county’s largest town and cultural hub. With a population of nearly 12,000, Brattleboro has been selected as one of the “Best Small Towns in America” for its cultural richness, artistic diversity, and political vibrancy. It is a town noted for its spirit of openness, involvement, and community. It is a place that embraces diversity in background, belief, and lifestyle – and where people care about each other. The area offers exceptional recreational, educational, and cultural amenities with a reasonable cost of living and easy access to Boston, New York City, and Albany. The Green and White Mountains, the Connecticut River, dozens of lakes and streams allow families to enjoy outdoor recreational activities such as skiing, hiking, camping, boating, and fishing. There are many fine schools at all levels, both public and private in the area. Housing varies in style and size, and is affordable. Please see the Brattleboro area Chamber of Commerce website for more details at www.brattleborochamber.org.

    Inquiries, Resume Submissions and Referrals

    Please forward to (email preferred) to:
    Claire Connolly
    Claire.Connolly@amnhealthcare.com
    781-749-6410
    www.amnhealthcare.com

    About AMN Healthcare:
    (Phillips DiPisa was acquired by AMN Healthcare in 2019)

    At AMN Healthcare, we are guided by the fundamental belief that attaining and supporting the best performing healthcare leadership talent is vital to meet strategic objectives, improve patient care, enable organizational growth, and spur innovation.

    We are pleased to announce that we have launched AMN Leadership Solutions. In an effort to meet the recruiting needs for all levels of leaders, physicians, and clinicians, this transition channels the full depth, experience, and resources of AMN Healthcare, B.E. Smith, and Merritt Hawkins.

  • 28 Feb 2020 9:53 AM | Anonymous

    Essential Duties:

    • Collaborates professionally and effectively with all leaders in the organization.
    • Supervises, directs and delegates the work of direct reports to ensure adherence to regulatory requirements, quality standards, timelines, and CHCB policies and procedures.
    • Directs and develops company policies; implements organizational policies, procedures and service standards in conjunction with other departments as it relates to Accounting and Patient Accounts.
    • Participates in the development of strategic plans and programs.
    • Supports the CEO in the interaction with the Board of Directors including attendance at all Finance and Board meetings.
    • Collaborates effectively to explore revenue and cost reduction opportunities with CHCB managers, physicians, directors, and executives.
    • Ensures compliance with applicable governing laws/regulations and guidelines such as HIPAA, GAP principles, 340b, HRSA FQHC Program Requirements, ACO, grant regulations, health insurance regulations, etc.
    • Evaluates, advises on and/or negotiates managed care contracting.
    • Conducts grant reporting, and performs provider-reporting responsibilities as needed.
    • Evaluates and advises on the impact of long-range planning, introduction of new programs/strategies and regulatory action.

    Basic Qualifications:

    • Bachelor Degree or ten (10) years of progressively more responsible executive level experience in health care finance, strategy, and business development.
    • Five years’ experience in a health care setting is required.
    • Five years’ experience in a supervisory role with responsibilities in creating and/or maintaining high performing teams.
    • Experience with developing balanced scorecards and leadership dashboards is essential.
    • Experience in a FQHC setting is highly desirable.

    Knowledge, Skills and Ability:

    • Knowledge of business and management principles involved in planning, resource allocation, project management, and coordination of people and resources.
    • Demonstrated knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles.
    • Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
    • Strong collaboration skills.
    • Ability to use critical thinking, logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of problem solving approaches.
    • Ability to review information, develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
    • Ability to evaluate return on investment (ROI) and value on investment (VOI), consider relative costs and benefits of - potential actions and make financially prudent data driven decisions.
    • Ability to use principles of deductive and inductive reasoning.
    • The ability to maintain strict confidence.
    • Ability to lead, motivate, develop, and guide employees in their performance and professional development.
    • Ability to critically appraise job performance of managers and other direct reports, and perform performance reviews.
    • Ability to foster effective bi-directional open communication and a strong team-centered environment.

    About CHCB

    All people share a powerful need for the basic necessities of a good life and a place that understands that good health starts with a caring touch and a kind word. Since 1971, the Community Health Centers of Burlington (CHCB) has provided access to high quality health care regardless of financial status or life circumstance. We strive to improve the health of all within the communities we serve in an environment that conveys respect, offers support, and encourages people to be actively involved in their own health care. Our positive, mission-minded staff make CHCB a great place to work!

    CHCB is an innovative Federally Qualified Health Center with eight sites throughout Chittenden County and southern Grand Isle County. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and are especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the organization. We offer a generous benefits package to eligible employees and a competitive minimum hourly wage for entry-level positions.

    CHCB is an innovative Federally Qualified Health Center with eight sites throughout Chittenden County and southern Grand Isle County. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and are especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the organization. We offer a generous benefits package to eligible employees and a competitive minimum hourly wage for entry-level positions.

    Contact:

    HR Director
    mailto:hr@chcb.org
    802-864-6309 (p)
    617 Riverside Avenue
    Burlington, VT 05401

  • 26 Feb 2020 11:31 AM | Anonymous

    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. 

    Position Description: We are conducting an executive search for a Director of Finance for our client, the second largest multi-specialty group in New Hampshire with 326 providers in 72 locations with gross revenues of $186 m with offices in Nashua, NH. 

    The salary range is up to $115,000, depending on back ground and experience and there may be some flexibility for an outstanding, very well-qualified candidate. 

    Relocation assistance will be considered as appropriate. 

    Our client offers an excellent benefit package.

    The Director of Finance will: 

    • Prepare financial statements and internal accounting policies and procedures including general ledger, patient accounts, financial reporting, capital and operating budgets and cash management
    • Directs all general accounting functions including general ledger maintenance, annual financial audits, monthly variance analysis and accounts payable functions
    • Be responsible for Contractual/Bad Debt/Free care analysis
    • Manage four (4) direct reports: Accounting Supervisor, Budget Lead/Financial Systems Analyst, Principal Systems Administrator, and the Programmer/Analyst.

    Qualifications:

    •  Bachelor’s degree
    • Minimum five (5) years of fiscal management experience in a health care organization
    • Three (3) years fiscal experience in a physician practice strongly preferred
    • Experience in healthcare financial reporting, capital and operating budgets, cash management and patient accounts

    All inquiries will be treated confidentially.

    Interested candidates should send their resume to:

    Matthew O’Brien
    The Confidential Search Company
    mailto:ConfSearch@aol.com
    860-742-1555 or 800-222-2729


  • 17 Feb 2020 5:49 AM | Anonymous

    Position Description: We have been engaged to conduct the search for a Contract Officer for our client, Connecticut’s largest healthcare system with over 2,400 beds that includes hospitals, physicians and related health services throughout Connecticut and into New York and Rhode Island. Their offices are in New Haven, CT.

    The starting salary is up to $140k plus bonus, depending on background and experience. Their may be some flexibility for an outstanding candidate.

    Our client offers an excellent and comprehensive benefit package.

    Relocation assistance will be considered as appropriate.

    The Contract Officer reports to the Vice President, Payer Relations for the Health System. The Contract Officer will be responsible for directing and overseeing the health plan contracting, contract implementation, and ongoing contract management for the Health System including the flagship Medical Center, teaching and community hospitals, and non-hospital entities. The Contract Officer will deal with external constituents, including managed care payers, employers, third party administrators and insurance companies, as well as internal constituents within the System, including the System Business Office, Finance and senior managers of the hospital(s). Contracts are negotiated and coordinated in conjunction with the VP and SVP, Payer Relations.

    Responsibilities:

    • Negotiate with managed care organizations and/or insurers to obtain provider services agreements that advance the profitable growth of the Health System. The majority of the agreements will be negotiated by the Contract Officer or their designee. Some major agreements may be negotiated in conjunction with the VP/SVP, Payer Relations.
    • Ensure that provider services agreements can be supported and key deliverables or performance targets are upheld in advance to committing the organization to their terms.
    • Responsible for delivering critical information concerning covered services, par providers, carve-outs and fee schedules to affected internal clients in a timely manner; facilitate clear and unequivocal communications between contractors and health system clientele as necessary to ensure smooth implementation of agreements.
    • Maintain keen awareness of the external business environment and most-likely prospects garnering new payer agreements and/or favorable payment provisions.
    • Supports the hospital’s quality program initiatives and ensures that the relevant standards are upheld in all contracting ventures.
    • Cultivates effective partnerships with internal hospital and health system colleagues to present a cohesive and proactive team approach to meeting client needs.
    • The Contract Officer will routinely negotiate with senior executives at major health plans and includes hospital, professional, behavioral health, transplant, burn and all other services delivered by the Health System.
    • Assist the VP/SVP, Payer Relations with development of overall Health System managed care strategy and assist in the implementation of that strategy.
    • Assist the VP/SVP, Payer Relations in the development and implementation of the necessary health care reform initiatives as directed by the Health System Executive Leadership Group.

    Requirements:

    • Bachelors Degree required.
    • Minimum of 6 years contracting experience in progressively responsible management roles within a health care setting.
    • Solid understanding of managed care, payment approaches, risk and capitation and managed care knowledge and experience negotiating managed care contracts
    • Exceptional communication skills, both verbal and written
    • Excellent negotiation and partnering skills
    • Ability to make tough decisions with confidence
    • Operational understanding of planning and marketing, finance, business office systems, human resources, hospital operations and medical staff leadership
    • Political savvy, strong ethics and teamwork skills

    The Confidential Search Company is an executive recruiting firm that specializes in the placement of healthcare financial executives, VPs, directors, Managers and Specialists.

    All inquiries will be treated confidentially.

    For more information about this opportunity please contact:

    Matthew O’Brien
    The Confidential Search Company
    mailto:ConfSearch@aol.com
    860-742-1555


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