The School of Medicine at the University of Maryland, Baltimore is hiring a Clinical Department Finance Director to lead both the Department of Family and Community Medicine and the Department of Dermatology. The Finance Director will provide strategic direction and leadership for the control of the two above mentioned clinical departments' financial accounting operations through the development, enhancement, and guidance of its various functions and staff members. The role oversees management of complex funding and service agreements, and patient billing. Other responsibilities include reviewing, analyzing, and interpreting all financial and budgetary reports to ensure timely and effective decision making by senior management. The selected candidate will collaborate with upper level administrators and other directors within the business unit and throughout the campus in order to ensure the delivery of high quality service.
The University of Maryland School of Medicine is one of the fastest growing, top-tier biomedical research enterprises in the world -- with 43 academic departments, centers, institutes, and programs; and a faculty of more than 3,000 physicians, scientists, and allied health professionals, including members of the National Academy of Medicine, and a distinguished recipient of the Albert E. Lasker Award in Medical Research.
The University of Maryland, Baltimore offers a generous benefits package that includes 22 vacation days, 14 floating and holidays, 15 sick days; comprehensive health insurance and retirement options; and tuition remission for employees and their dependents at any of the University System of Maryland schools.
Provide general direction and leadership for all aspects of the financial functions within a clinical department in order to maintain their efficient operation.
Oversees the income of the division and its programs, including coordinating payments from different budget sources, patient billing, managed care contracts and other sources, as well as managing the purchasing of supplies and other expenses.
Partner with upper level administrators and other directors on a regular basis in setting strategic goals/objectives and budgets, and/or in fostering improvements in policies/procedures for the entire department.
Ensure efficient recruitment/interviewing and training functions to continually review strengths and weaknesses in maintaining a staff of well-trained, highly involved, and motivated employees.
Maintain and nurture effective communication and partnerships throughout the campus by conferring with business unit and campus leadership on issues pertaining to the promotion and understanding of the departmental functions.
Proactively represent the department through participation in campus meetings and special projects, as well as UMB on an external basis with USM headquarters and other system-wide units.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Education: Bachelors in finance, accounting, business administration, public administration or an equivalent field is required. Masters or CPA preferred Experience: Seven (7) years spent progressively building a background in the financial and business operations of a clinical departmental or office Supervisory: Five (5) years of experience at a management/leadership level
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge and experience with healthcare revenue cycle management, including front and back end functions.
Knowledge of best practices in the field as well as all relevant federal, state, and local rules, regulations, and programs/policies for meeting compliance.
Ability to establish goals, structures, and processes necessary to implement a mission and strategic vision.
Ability to maintain high standards with the work being performed and maintain awareness with trends and influences.
Assumes personal responsibility for all outcomes; makes effective and timely decisions; and learns how to effectively use technology.
Maintains productivity and uses knowledge strategies to increase knowledge base.
Able to make independent decisions that are a matter of significance for the unit. Leadership, coaching, and teambuilding skills to strengthen and cultivate relationships.
Ability to prioritize ongoing and new projects, as well as research and gather information.
Strategic and analytical thinking skills with an ability to solve problems and make decisions.
Ability to effectively communicate both verbal and written thoughts, ideas, and facts. Writes and presents information in a clear and concise way.
Interprets and understands written information and is able to listen attentively to verbal and non-verbal cues that lead to a deeper understanding.
Ability to work cooperatively with others and demonstrates professional, ethical, respectful, and courteous behavior when interacting with others. Demonstrate pleasant and positive interactions with other to meet customer expectations, and provide follow up with customers.
Reaches compromise and consensus to influence and negotiate.
Remains calm and is able to manage conflict, and works well with a diverse workforce.
Approachable style allows others to be open in sharing thoughts and ideas.
Hiring Range: Commensurate with education and experience
If accommodations are needed for a disability, please contact Human Resource Services at 410-706-2606, Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm EST. Maryland Relay can be accessed by dialing 711 (in-state) or 1-800-735-2258.
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Job: Reg or CII Exempt Staff - E1239I
Employee Class : Exempt Regular
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time
Shift: Day Job
Financial Disclosure: Yes
Organization: Medicine - Family and Community Medicine
Job Posting: Jun 26, 2018
Unposting Date: Ongoing
Internal Number: 94041
About University of Maryland, Baltimore
The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) is the State's public health, law and human services university devoted to excellence in professional and graduate education, research, patient care, and public service. As a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and using state-of-the-art technological support, we educate leaders in health care delivery, biomedical science, global health, social work and the law. We emphasize interdisciplinary education and research in an atmosphere that explicitly values civility, diversity, collaboration, teamwork and accountability. By conducting internationally recognized research to cure disease and to improve the health, social functioning and just treatment of the people we serve, we foster economic development in the City, State, and nation. We are committed to ensuring that the knowledge we generate provides maximum benefit to society and directly enhances our various communities.