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Continuous Cost Improvement Specialist

Company: Skagit Regional Health
Location: Arlington
Posted on: June 24, 2022

Job Description:

Job Category Accounting/Finance/Revenue Cycle Position Continuous Cost Improvement Specialist Req Code 22276 Location Business Center Job Summary The information described in this job description has been designed to indicate the general nature of the work performed. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. The Continuous Cost Improvement Specialist, in addition to the responsibilities of interpreting and communicating the state of Skagit Regional Health finances, is responsible for the creation, maintenance and oversight of clinical service line costing/profitability reporting services and corporate overhead allocation functions Essential Functions Assess the financial health and viability of various clinical service lines to identify how to keep quality healthcare accessible and affordable. Able to facilitate discussions around cost and cost improvement within a multidisciplinary team. Works with operations to train, develop, and foster a culture of continuous improvement. Design and deploy project plans and enforce project management towards the achievement of these responsibilities. Ensure improvement results are sustainable through implementation including continuous tracking and improvement monitoring. Comply with all Skagit Regional Health policies and procedures. Perform other duties as assigned. Education Bachelor's degree in Accounting or related field required. Advanced degree in a healthcare or finance related field of study preferred Experience/Training Minimum Five (5) years of current public and healthcare Finance and/or process/job costing approaches. Data base management and healthcare payor experience preferred. Experience with financial reporting systems is required. Previous experience with EPIC, EPSi, KRONOS is preferred. License/Certification Process Improvement (Lean, Six Sigma), current Certified Healthcare Financial Professional (CHFP) or other related finance certification preferred. Other Qualifications Effective written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills required. Successful customer service, time management and organizational skills necessary. Commitment to quality and collaboration in a team based environment. Strong intermediate or expert knowledge of approaches to Cost Accounting. Strong analytical experience with integrating clinical and financial reporting. Experience with governmental accounting principles and procedures preferred. Knowledge of Premier Productivity and Benchmarking software and reporting preferred. Experience in hospital budgeting, financial data analytics, and long range financial planning required. Previous continuous quality improvement and team training is required. Experience with various clinical business lines a plus. Ability to deal professionally with sensitive and confidential information. Ability to work effectively with all levels of employee and management. Must possess effective critical-thinking, decision-making, problem-solving and analytical skills. Ability to prioritize effectively within a fast-paced environment characterized by multiple interruptions and competing deadlines. Ability to utilize Microsoft Office effectively to perform role, including expert level MS Excel skills, required. Ability to sit for long periods of time. Available to work evenings and/or weekends, if needed.

Keywords: Skagit Regional Health, Seattle , Continuous Cost Improvement Specialist, Other , Arlington, Washington

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