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Ascension Health is transforming healthcare by providing the highest quality care to all, with special attention to the poor and vulnerable. Ascension Health, which provided $868 million in care of persons who are poor and community benefit last year, is the nation's largest Catholic and nonprofit health system, and the third-largest system (based on revenues) in the United States. Our mission-focused Health Ministries provide acute care services, long-term care, community health services, psychiatric, rehabilitation and residential care. Our sponsors began this ministry of faith hundreds of years ago. Today we continue their legacy through the work with 113,000 serving in more than 500 locations in 19 states and the District of Columbia.

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Project Analyst II, Revenue Cycle
   
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Job Description 

The Project Analyst II is accountable for assigned aspects of project execution for Revenue Cycle projects. Provides project support, coordinates/supervises staff working on projects, assists in managing issues and accepts direction toward accomplishing the goals and objectives of the organization.  

Responsibilities:
  • Analyzes data to identify likely relationships, summarizes data and prepares summary materials for discussion with clinical and finance teams.
  • Recommends and assists in implementing solutions to issues relating to technology incompatibilities, processes, deadlines, and budget constraints, escalating as necessary.
  • Participates in and fosters a performance improvement approach for Revenue Cycle departments.
  • Coordinates and supervises the activity of temporary and permanent resources responsible for performing tasks in completing a project.  Works with Assistant Director or Senior Project Analyst to complete performance appraisals of those working on their projects.
  • Estimates project resource requirements (i.e. staffing needs, time to completion, etc.)
  • Utilizes systems and department software to develop, and maintain financial reporting tools to support business decisions, which include but are not limited to reports on savings or additional net revenue, return on investment, and compliance.  Prepares related reports, graphs, charts, presentations and other documents to support analysis.
  • Ability to successfully facilitate process improvement activities.
  • Independently develops analysis of gross revenue, net revenue, budget impact, and performs this at the department, clinical service and payer level.
  • Fosters teamwork and utilizes strong team building measures.
  • Develops and maintains project plans and project tracking, including documentation of all project meetings and project issues lists.
  • Prepares materials for and conducts and chairs project meetings.
  • Participates in all project related reporting and communication to the other stakeholders, management and management forums.
  • Maintains current knowledge of regulatory standards, which may impact utilization of processes and systems.
  • Maintains strict confidentiality of all patient, employee and physician information.
  • Seeks out opportunities for individual growth and development, including attending various meetings, conferences, and courses, as required.
  • Uses tact and sensitivity when communicating with clients, vendors, visitors, co-workers, and other Health System personnel.
  • Participates in the development and implementation of policies and procedures.
  • Serves on department and/or institutional committees as requested.
  • Performs all other job functions related to this job.
  • Seeks out opportunities for individual growth and development
  • Recommends and assists other revenue cycle departments in establishing policies and procedures relating to specific revenue cycle projects.
  • Develops and maintains effective working relationships with other departments.
  • Travels to out-of-town meetings, training courses, or conference

Promotes and practices the Ascension Health Mission Values; Service of the Poor, Reverence, Integrity, Wisdom, Creativity, and Dedication.

 


Job Requirements 

  • Requires Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Finance, or other related field. 
  • Preferred prior data analysis and project management experience. 
  • Knowledge, skills and abilities required to perform this job are typically acquired through three to five years of progressively responsible experience in financial analysis, cost benefit analysis, and budgeting, preferably within a healthcare environment. 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

 

Must have a high level of understanding of financial analysis and project management and must be able to perform the essential functions of the job, such as:  mentor or lead others involved in the project, manage several complex projects at the same time, communicate effectively with other departments, clients, or outside vendors, and work professionally within a team as well as independently.  Must have: demonstrated leadership abilities, strong oral and written communication skills, strong organizational skills, strong analytical skills, and proficiency in common software tools (i.e. Microsoft Office products).  


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