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Director of Finance and Operations Curry Health Center

Company name
The University of Montana

Missoula, MT, United States

Employment Type

Finance, Executive, Manager, It, Healthcare

Posted on
Apr 22, 2023

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Curry Health Center

invites applications for a

Director of Finance and Operations

to support the operations of Curry Health Center (CHC). This will include day-to-day operations as well as participating in strategy for operational changes. This position will be responsible for CHC’s budget, completing HR processes as directed by department directors and maintaining the facility. The position will act as liaison between Curry and other tenants of the building. The Director of Finance and Operations works with each department director within Curry to determine budgets for their department and evaluates most appropriate funding model for CHC, in consult with the Vice President. This person will also suggest refinements to processes and reporting needs and will implement changes in collaboration with the Management Team. This person will develop and manage financial contracts and memorandums of understanding with other UM departments, purveyors and third-party vendors.

This person will coordinate, with the approval of the Vice Provost, and repair and renovate projects, major equipment purchases, small and large inventory management, and capital projects.

This position is an active member of the CHC Management Team and contributes to the development of CHC’s policies and procedures, marketing plan, and facilities master planning. This person will work closely with each clinic director to inform decision making. They will also ensure that the health clinic operates with the student’s best interests in mind, is compliant with HIPPA, complies with HR guidelines and ensures CHC operates within the framework of their accrediting agency, AAAHC. This position will direct and guide departments in preparation for site visits from AAAHC.

This position will also manage the custodial department and the purchasing agent for CHC departments. The person will supervise student insurance and HIM (medical records). This person will also act as backup for purchasing and in coordination, will serve as the go to for Medicat issues and setup as well as the website.

This position requires incumbent to develop:

Knowledge and management of a medical clinic budget.

A working knowledge of CHC’s Electronic Health Record (Medicat) and other computer interfaces

A working knowledge of the Banner system, Axiom, UMDW, InfoGriz and Grizmart

Ability to evaluate the rate of the health fee on a biennial basis

Ability to determine rate adjustments based on revenue and student enrollment projections

Ability to gather information and generate correspondence related to financial aid reinstatements or medical/hardship withdrawals. This includes, but isn’t limited to, working with students, parents, the Business office and the Registrar’s office

Ability to learn and apply university policies, procedures and an understanding of campus departments and their roles as they apply to Curry Health Center

Ability to function in all aspects of Health Information Management, medical reception, purchasing and student insurance office and to take initiative to back up/assist all positions in the medical records office as needed

Ability to make changes to CHC’s website as needed

Ability to oversee interdepartmental billing with directors

Ability to author negotiate MOU’s for CHC with directors

Ability to maintain credentialing records for professional staff

Ability to conduct new employee onboarding with department supervisors

Ability to manage employee disciplinary issues for direct reports and assist/advise other supervisors

Ability to work with CHC departments to ensure accurate and confidential patient health records (including ICD-10 and CPT coding)

Ability to work with UM’s legal team to ensure HIPAA compliance

Ability to direct the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care survey process

Ability to develop and maintain computer programs associated with electronic health records

Position Details:

Position is full-time, 1.0 FTE, MUS Contract and includes a comprehensive and competitive benefits package

including Insurance package, mandatory retirement plan, partial tuition waiver, and wellness program

Salary for this position is $70,000- $80,000 per year commensurate with qualifications

Required Skills:

Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously, prioritize, organize, meet deadlines in a complex environment and to ensure exceptional attention to detail, including managing others to whom tasks have been delegated

Ability to learn enterprise software systems

Ability to work productively within a large and culturally-diverse team

Ability to establish a strong professional working relationship with peers, administration and subordinates

Ability to work independently

Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with diverse populations, other departments, administrators, faculty, staff, and students

Demonstrated skill in the operation of personal computers and related word processing, spreadsheet and database software

Ability to learn new software

Demonstrated ability to take initiative and solve problems in a complex and rapidly-changing environment

Ability to effectively monitor, direct and manage a variety of accounts, funds and budgets engaged in a diverse range of financial activity ($5M operation)

Demonstrated ability to analyze data and summarize results in a written report

Ability to provide in depth interpretation of policies, data and financial information by gathering, analyzing, synthesizing and interpreting financial and statistical data

Ability to monitor and manage funds held by CHC in UM Foundation accounts

Knowledge of supervisory practices and techniques

Ability to ensure proper treatment of confidential and sensitive information

Minimum Required Experience:

Associate’s Degree in Health Information Technology or related field and at least four (4) years’ experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience to successfully carry out the duties and responsibilities of the role

Preferred Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree Health Information Technology or related field

Experience working with Banner or an equivalent enterprise system

Experience in Microsoft Office

Ability to work within a college health system/higher education

Knowledge of human resources practices, policies and procedures

Supervisory experience

Experience working in a health care facility (medical, counseling or dental)

Ability to update web content, as well as the ability to learn new software

Ability to make sound recommendations as needed to increase efficiency and compliance

Human resources management skills

About the Curry Health Center and UM

Curry Health Center is the primary health care provider for the students of the University of Montana. We fulfill our campus role of promoting student success by:

Providing direct health care to students.

Enhancing personal health and development.

Supporting the campus community through education and public health activities.

Providing a variety of learning opportunities for students.

The University of Montana is flagship, research institution with approximately 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students. It is located in Missoula, a culturally vibrant community of about 75,000, surrounded by mountains and three rivers converge. Abundant recreational opportunities in surrounding state and national forests and nearby Glacier National Park and Yellowstone National Park complement a thriving intellectual atmosphere. The University of Montana offers eligible employees a generous benefits package that positively separates UM from other local employers and offers many programs and policies to support work-life balance for its employees.

The University of Montana is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of qualified people who would assist the University in demonstrating its five priorities for action

: Place student success at the center of all we do; drive excellence and innovation in teaching, learning, and research; embody the principle of “mission first, people always; partner with place; and proudly tell the UM story.

To learn more about the University of Montana, Missoula, and the State of Montana, please visit the links below.

University of Montana

Video: Mission First, People Always

UM on YouTube

Criminal Background Investigation is required prior to the Offer of Employment In accordance with University regulations, finalists for this position will be subject to criminal background investigations. ADA/EOE/AA/Veteran's Preference

Reasonable accommodations are provided in the hiring process for persons with disabilities. For example, this material is available in alternative format upon request. As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, we encourage applications from minorities, veterans, and women. Qualified candidates may request veterans’ or disabilities preference in accordance with state law. References:

References not listed on the application materials may be contacted; notice may be provided to the applicant. Testing:

Individual hiring departments at UM may elect to administer pre-employment tests, which are relevant to essential job functions. Employment Eligibility:

All New Employees must be eligible and show employment eligibility verification by the first date of employment at UM, as legally required (e.g., Form I-9).

Must be eligible to work in the United State upon hire. Sponsorship is not available for this position.

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