Requisition #: 29418
Working Title: Associate Director, Comprehensive Transplant Center
Business Entity: CSMC - Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Cost Center # - Cost Center Name: 0786029 - LIVER TRANSPLANT
City: Los Angeles
Job Category: Management/Professional
Job Specialty: Manager
Position Type: Regular-F/T
Shift Length: 8hr
Hours: 8:30am - 5pm
Days: Monday - Friday
Shift Type: Day
Job Posting: Cedars-Sinai is one of the largest nonprofit academic medical centers in the U.S. with 886 licensed beds, 2,100 physicians, 3,000 nurses and thousands of other healthcare professionals and staff. Clinical programs range from primary care for preventing, diagnosing and treating common conditions to specialized treatments for rare, complex and advanced illnesses. In addition, Cedars-Sinai serves the community through its Medical Network, which includes the highly rated Cedars-Sinai Medical Group and Cedars-Sinai Health Associates.
Associate Director, Comprehensive Transplant Center
Summary of Essential Job Duties:
Under the direction of the Executive Director, the Associate Director is responsible for the daily twenty-four (24) hour planning, organizing, directing and controlling of the fiscal operations of The Comprehensive Transplant Center (CTC). The Associate Director assumes fiscal responsibility through preparation of unit budgets, serves as liaison with medical staff and other personnel, promotes the maximum growth and development of each employee, supports research, participates in strategic planning, both long and short term, and assures patient advocacy. The Associate Director guides staff in meeting customer’s needs consistent with the Medical Center’s philosophy, mission, vision and strategic plan and The Plan for Provision of Patient Care, The Performance Improvement Plan and Professional Organization Standards. She/he maintains competency skills including the ability to interact with customers with diverse cultural backgrounds.
• Responsible for the daily 24-hour, planning, organizing and directing of the daily operations related to the financial wellbeing of the Comprehensive Transplant Center (CTC).
• Manages the transplant finance staff; develops and maintains job descriptions, evaluates performance, ensures staff orientation, assignments, training/cross-training and development.
• Oversees daily operations, workflows and processes of the CTC Finance Coordinators and Financial Specialists related to patient insurance verifications, eligibility, authorization requests, ensuring the patient and the Medical centers financial burden is minimal.
• Provides on-going education to the CTC Finance Team and facilitates education regarding patient financial liability in relation to their potential transplant.
• Fiscally responsible for 14 cost centers with an operating budget of $120 million; along CTC leadership and physicians develops and reviews annual operating budget for department cost centers
• Reviews monthly variance and productivity reports, prepares financial reports as needed and monitors department adherence to budget.
• Serves as liaison with multidiscipline departments to ensure the financial goals of the CTC follow hospital policies and budgetary guidelines.
• Collaborates with Outreach, Leadership, and Quality to prepare information, presentations, and materials to potential providers and providers with established relationships
• Establishes and maintains relationships with case managers and medical leadership
• Coordinates processes relating to Physicians Billing for department full time faculty and billing providers
• Establishes audit process to ensure appropriate charge and billing capture for all department billing providers
• Collaborates with the transplant teams to implement processes and efficiencies to maximize capture of Organ Acquisition costs
• Works with Hospital Finance and Cost Accounting on the annual Cost Report
• Oversees the EPIC- CS-Link Phoenix Build and training for the CTC Finance Team.
• Interacts with Registration, Finance, EIS, PBS and PFS on a regular basis relating to the needs of the CS-Link EMR.
• Participates actively in Managed Care contract development, discussions and negotiations; establishes letters of agreement and addresses contracting issues as related to patients
Note: New Hires must successfully pass a background check, a prohibited substance screening and a pre-employment physical.
Education Certifications/Licensure Experience Physical Abilities Educational Requirements:
• Bachelor’s degree in Health Care Administration, Nursing, Business Administration or a related field is required. Master’s degree with management coursework preferred.
• General knowledge of transplant financial services is required.
• Outstanding written and oral communication skills to write business communications, make groups presentations, and effectively impart information at staff meetings.
• Proven ability to lead and manage people including selecting, developing, motivating and retaining people to meet unit objectives.
• Fiscal management skills to prepare, monitor and control budgets, reduce expenses and generate increased revenues.
• Ability to promote effective collaboration and teamwork among individuals of multiple disciplines and across organizational boundaries.
• Knowledge of regulatory, reimbursement, legal and policy issues as they relate to effective unit management.
• Knowledge of Federal Regulatory Guidelines for Transplant
• Knowledge of the principles of CQI and ability to apply these principles including PDSA to improve unit work
• Minimum of 5 years transplant finance or related health care administration experience required, (i.e. budget management, healthcare operations, staff administration or related experience)
• Thorough demonstrated knowledge in Managed Care, Medicare, Medi- Cal, and Capitation Admission Requirements.
• Problem solving ability is essential.
• Ability to establish priorities and work independently.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills and medical terminology skills.
• Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills.
• Strong computer skills.
• Experience in medical office setting/ scheduling of patients.
Physical Demands: (e.g., lifting, standing, walking)
Physical ability to perform duties as described includes sitting, standing, walking, bending and light lifting.
Location/Region: Los Angeles, CA (US)