| UW Medicine's mission is to improve the health of the public by advancing medical knowledge, providing outstanding primary and specialty care to the people of the region, and preparing tomorrow's physicians, scientists and other health professionals. UW Medicine owns or operates Harborview Medical Center, Northwest Hospital & Medical Center, Valley Medical Center, UW Medical Center, a network of UW Medicine Neighborhood Clinics that provide primary care, UW Physicians, UW School of Medicine, Airlift Northwest, and other owned, operated or affiliated entities as appropriate. In addition, UW Medicine shares in the ownership and governance of Children's University Medical Group and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance a partnership among UW Medicine, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research, and Seattle Children's. |
Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.
UW Medicine Finance and Budget has an outstanding opportunity for a Cost Accounting Senior Analyst. This individual will be responsible for creating and maintaining UW Medicine's internal cost system (McKesson), creating and maintaining metrics, statistics and other tabular data key to the costing process for Harborview Medical Center and University of Washington Medical Center. This position is also responsible for communication and alignment of costing standards for Northwest Hospital & Medical Center and Valley Medical Center. This position will reconcile and maintain educational and knowledge based material for other analysts using the encounter based costing resulting from the costing step down process. The Cost Accounting Analyst will also use the subsequent cost detail in ad hoc health care analyses ranging from utilization management, organizational improvement, performance improvement and quality improvement. This position works in conjunction with UWMC & HMC leadership and management staff in pursuit of costing statistics and metrics needed to appropriately cost unique as well as consistent services as well as other UW Medicine Finance staff in the pursuit of healthcare analytics.
Applications: McKesson HPM & HBI Applied Decision Suite, SQL, EXCEL, ACCESS and/or other database or statistical tools and systems as needed.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
Perform quarterly cost updates on the encounter system and audit/reconcile results at each interim step to insure integrity of results.
Perform quarterly reconciliations of encounter data (costs and revenues) to the general ledger and audited financial statements.
Provide monthly and quarterly costing communications to analysts.
Maintain existing and engage in periodic development of new or improved cost metrics and standards for Harborview Medical Center and University of Washington Medical Center used in allocation of general ledger expense to the encounter system.
Recommend, improve or create new costing processes to support management, department or clinical database structures.
Research and recommend procedure/department level costing improvements through literature or best practice.
Maintain existing and establishes standard documentation of costing methodologies and processes.
Assist with internal analysts' questions and customer support regarding cost data fields in existing systems and applications as needed (costing process, data and fields, primary role; all other fields, secondary role).
Maintain and establish all statistics, data tables and standards that are used within the costing process.
Reach out and develop with UWMC and HMC leadership and management key costing metrics used within costing at the procedure level to assure procedures and services are costed with the most up to date understanding within operations.
Provide module maintenance and support for McKesson's Horizon Performance Manager (HPM) with ITS and the Finance system coordinator.
Provide periodic workshops, one-on-one training for analysts and external consumers of cost.
Provide guidance and recommendations on costing standards to Northwest Hospital Medical Center and Valley Medical Center in conjunction with Director(s).
Research and report errors found in database fields and/or coordinates support calls with Information Technology.
Represent Finance, Decision Support at meetings with facilities and organizations associated with UW Medicine as directed.
Financial Analyses: cost analyses, payback analyses, proforma or business plan support analyses, contribution margin or other financial analyses as directed.
Ad hoc analyses using encounter data on key populations for pricing, revenue, costing and/or reimbursement.
Discovery Analyses on new processes or business direction.
Participate in developing departmental services through team building, research or other activities to improve intradepartmental relationships with managers or committees that are seeking Finance, Decision Support assistance.
Perform other duties as assigned.
| Bachelor of Science degree in Business, Systems, or Finance AND 4-5 years of financial analysis experience. |
Demonstrable online computer skills with a wide array of programs and turn key applications, such as McKesson's HPM or Applied Decision Products, Excel, Access, SQL or other statistical database tool set.
Ability to use and research the appropriate algebraic, applied mathematical, statistical and complex reasoning skills required to perform the analysis project.
Ability to read and comprehend complex instructions, correspondence and follow through with the appropriate analytical methodology.
Medical Terminology with understanding of Clinical Terms, language, coding and basic healthcare clinical technology.
Amiable people skills with the ability to understand and collaborate with a technical and professional work force.
An equivalent combination of education and experience may substitute for stated requirements.