Salary is commensurate with education and experience.
As an employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.
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.
UW Medicine Finance has an outstanding opportunity for a Finance Site Lead, Northwest Hospital & Medical Center (NWH). This individual will serve as a senior level financial resource for NWH's Executive Director and Executive Team. The NWH Finance Site Lead will coordinate with and serve as a primary point of integration between the medical center and the UW Medicine Enterprise Finance Officer. Serve as both a member of the medical center executive team and the health system finance team. Play a key role in new service development and development of quality initiatives to reduce costs and improve value for the medical center. The NWH Finance Site Lead will report to the NWH Board of Directors and support their Finance and Investment committees.
Northwest Hospital & Medical Center is a key component within UW Medicine, providing comprehensive primary through tertiary care.
Financial Performance--Work with senior leadership to develop strategies, goals and priorities for improving financial performance. Collaborate with the Enterprise Financial Officer to ensure that appropriate levels of financial analysis and controls evaluation are performed and that projects and initiatives which focus on achieving the medical center's financial performance objectives are executed.
Integration with Health System Finance--Play a leadership role in ensuring solid integration and alignment of health system finance and the medical center. In collaboration with health system finance, ensure financial policies established at the system level, as well as Internal Audit and control issues, are both understood and operationalized at the medical center. Work collaboratively with UW Medicine entities and Finance to ensure that entity level financial initiatives are consistent with system goals.
Projects--Provide senior level leadership to financially related projects that support the achievement of business goals for the medical center. Works with the NWH executive team to establish the Leadership Evaluation Management (LEM) goals for the entity and to ensure they are well understood.
Reporting--Prepare and present written and verbal reports to the medical center and health system executive management and governing boards.
New Service Development--In collaboration with other leaders, provide inputs to the financial and strategic evaluation, development and implementation of new services and lines of business at the medical center, consistent with the values and strategic of objectives of UW Medicine.
Quality Initiatives to Reduce Costs and Improve Value--Collaborate with the medical director and operational leadership on quality initiatives in order to reduce practice variation, improve quality and reduce costs.
System Role--Identify opportunities for greater efficiencies, reduced expenses and improved service levels across the system.
Human Resources--Train, mentor, and motivate staff in a manner that attracts and retains strong performers. Encourage and recognize excellence. Address performance issues in timely fashion. Achieve employee satisfaction scores above the enterprise mean. Participate in the 360 feedback process.
7 to 10 years professional financial experience in a large hospital or health system. Academic Medical Center experience is desired.
Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Business, Finance or related field is required.
In-depth knowledge of hospital accounting; current in new regulations and trends.
Strong skill level in using Budgeting and General Ledger applications as well as supporting software programs, including Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Access.
An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.
Strengths and Skills: Unquestioned integrity. Strong developer of people and teams. History of making effective decisions; sound judgment. Credible presence with a professional image; develops trust quickly. Effective communicator; strong written and verbal skills; comfortable presenting at Board level. Personal philosophy of continuous process improvement. Proactive; anticipates problems and seeks solutions. Takes initiative in acquiring new skills and increasing proficiency for personal effectiveness. Effectively manages diversity in the workplace. Values UW Medicine's mission.
CPA or MBA preferred. Healthcare finance experience preferred.
CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT:
This position regularly requires working greater than forty hour work weeks to meet imperative deadlines and commitments. May require extensive travel between UW Medicine entities. Stationed primarily at Northwest Hospital, but 25% of time at UW or other UW Medicine sites.
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergra...duate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.