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Director-Patient Access-FT

Company: Community Health System
Location: Vicksburg
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description
Directs inpatient/outpatient admission policies and practices. Reviews admitting department operations to ensure compliance with applicable standards. Works with medical, nursing and accounting staff to ensure appropriate patient placement. Relies on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks. Leads and directs the work of others. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected. Typically reports to top management. Bachelor's degree and at least 7 - 10 years of experience in the field or in a related area. Familiar with a variety of the field's concepts, practices, and procedures.
Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer, the Patient Access Director is responsible for the effective and efficient operations of all sub-departments including Patient Registration, Emergency Room Registration, Central Scheduling and Accounts Receivable/denial Management. Ensures that accounts receivables, bad debt and cash flow metrics provides a strong financial position for the facility. Representing Patient Access, the Director is responsible for facility-wide oversight of the compliance with regulatory and accreditation standards associated with patient accounting, budgetary duties for the Patient Access departments and affiliated services, leadership of Patient Access team members, resource development and implementation, and measurement, reporting and audit of Patient Access Performance Metrics. The Director of Patient Access develops internal and external growth initiatives in coordination with the facility's strategic growth initiatives.
Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, business administration or hospital administration or related financial discipline preferred or equivalent work experience. Management experience of related financial areas in large healthcare facility is preferred. Preferred candidates will have a strong analytic background encompassing Business Objectives. Experience in management reporting and advanced Microsoft Excel skills are required. Working experience with hospital accounting policies and procedures, financial reporting and the accounting as it relates to the overall operations of the hospital is strongly preferred. Excellent customer relations (practice and implementation of customer relations based culture) and oral/written communication skills throughout diverse patient, staff and leadership populations are required.

Keywords: Community Health System, Jackson , Director-Patient Access-FT, Executive , Vicksburg, Mississippi

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