Career Opportunities and Job Postings

Career Opportunities and Resources

Besides the job postings for the Iowa HFMA Chapter region listed below, here are a number of resources for developing a career in healthcare financial management:

Manage and Advance Your Career – Learn more here

See if Healthcare Finance is Right for You: The Early Careerist - Learn more here

Use the HFMA Career Self-Assessments - Learn more here

Take HFMA’s Business of Health Care Online Program - Learn more here

Earn an HFMA Certification - Learn more here

Search HFMA’s Latest Educational Opportunities - Learn more about educational events with the Iowa Chapter of HFMA here.  For other opportunities, go to the national HFMA website for Events, Online Education, Onsite Programs for your organization, Certification, or search further on the national HFMA website here.


Job Postings

As applicable, job postings are provided as a benefit for members and organizations who have active HFMA member participation.  To submit a job opening, please contact Stacy DeMarse at stacy@demarsemeetings.com

Postings will be removed after 90 days unless notified that the position is still open.

Current Opportunities - 6.3.19:
 
Title: Chief Financial Officer

Reports To: Chief Executive Officer

About OrthoNebraska

Being a part of OrthoNebraska is about more than a job. It’s about being a part of the magic. Together, we are committed to providing unmatched care to those we serve and each other.  OrthoNebraska delivers high-quality, cost effective care with an unmatched experience. The hospital and clinic have been recognized both locally and nationally for their high standards and exceptional care. But the success of OrthoNebraska is the story of our people - hardworking and dedicated to doing what is best for those who have entrusted us and for our communities.
 
Your Impact
At OrthoNebraska, you will be seen as a strategic partner to the CEO and work as a team to grow our organization.  As a member of the senior leadership team, the CFO will participate in the financial and functional decision making process necessary to execute our strategic goals.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities
·       Works with the CEO, leadership team, staff and boards to develop financial goals and objectives.
·       Provides proactive, sound guidance regarding management of assets and investments, and financial trends for the organization.
·       Works with department managers and patient care leaders to implement financial plans and productivity benchmarks, and to monitor progress toward financial goals.
·       Actively involved in OrthoNebraska’s management, corporate performance and the growth of our culture.
·       As a part of the leadership team, establish a multi-year strategic financial plan for the organization as part of the strategic planning process.
·       Employs a system of responsible accounting, including budget and internal controls.
·       Ensures that monthly financial statements and productivity reports are completed and distributed on a timely basis.
·       Ensures that all balance sheet accounts are reconciled on a monthly basis and a system of internal controls are in place to facilitate a clean audit opinion with no audit adjustments or internal control deficiencies noted.
·       Maintains effective revenue cycle processes to keep patient accounts receivable at an acceptable level and also increasing cash flow.
·       Maintains a thorough working knowledge of federal, state and managed care reimbursement payment methodologies and federal statutes surrounding participation in the Medicare and Medicaid programs.
·       Monitors capital asset expenditures and depreciation; prepares annual operating budgets with input and involvement at the departmental level, as well as capital budgets and cash flow projections; arranges lines of credit and maintains proper banking relations; and adheres to OrthoNebraska’s corporate compliance standards and procedures.
·       Keeps the leadership team aware of all key financial developments.

Educational & Experience Requirements
·       Bachelor’s degree in accounting, or related field;
·       Masters in business, accounting or healthcare administration preferred;
·       Certified Public Accountant (CPA) preferred;
·       Minimum of five years healthcare industry financial management experienced preferred;
·       Prior CFO experience preferred.

Interested in applying?  Contact:
Jaime Damkroger, Director of Human Resources
OrthoNebraska                              
Omaha, NE 68144
P: 402-609-1011

Title: Adjunct Instructor - Health Care Financial Mgmt, Reimbursement, Risk and Insurance

Reports To: Jacy Downey, Assistant Professor and Program Director Simpson College's Health Services Leadership Program


Jacy Downey, Assistant Professor and Program Director of Simpson College’s Health Services Leadership program, is in need of an adjunct instructor to teach HSLD-250: Health Care Financial Management, Reimbursement, Risk, & Insurance in the fall of 2019. The course description is below.  Those interested should reach out directly to jacy.downey@simpson.edu for more details.

Required: A master’s degree in a related field (i.e. MPH, MBA, MHA) & relevant professional experience (CFO is not required)
Preferred: previous teaching experience

HSLD-250: Health Care Financial Management, Reimbursement, Risk, & Insurance
This course delves into (a) categories of revenues and expenses in health industry organizations; (b) budgeting, stewardship, basic cost accounting and cost management concepts, pricing, revenue cycle, financial statement analysis, and sources of capital; (c) principles of risk management and insurance from provider and payer perspectives; (d) past, current, and evolving models for delivering and paying for health services; (e) pros and cons of a single payer system; and (f) ethical implications in health services financial management.

TITLE:  Senior Vice President, Finance/Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Organization: CentraCare Health

Location: St. Cloud


CentraCare Health located in St. Cloud, Minnesota is seeking a sophisticated, dynamic and strategically-oriented leader to serve as its next Senior Vice President, Finance/Chief Financial Officer (CFO). This is an exciting opportunity for a seasoned healthcare leader to join a strong and growing independent health system.
CentraCare Health is a $1.7 billion network with nearly 13,000 employees serving hospitals and clinics across central and southwestern Minnesota. The system includes 8 hospitals, 30 clinics, 8 long-term care facilities, 11 senior housing facilities, 4 outpatient surgery centers, home care, hospice, and more. As a physician-led organization with a large employed physician population, CentraCare Health has enjoyed a long history of clinical excellence, a strong financial position, and significant market share in the communities it serves.

Reporting directly to the CEO, the CFO will work closely with executive leadership across the system to support strategic growth and ensure financial objectives are achieved. To be successful, the CFO will need to lead collaboratively in the pursuit of new sources of revenue, seeking opportunities to improve efficiency and reduce expenses, as well as continuing to integrate and centralize operations while ensuring alignment of community and system-wide initiatives.

Although candidates from outside the healthcare industry will be considered, the ideal candidate will be an experienced, results-oriented financial leader with a track record of success in a complex, integrated health system. This will include an understanding of risk-based contracts, complex debt instruments, the provider perspective, the payor function, dynamics of rural healthcare, and other important aspects of current and future healthcare delivery. The ideal candidate will be a gifted relationship builder with the vision, energy, and experience to develop talent and effectively lead change.

For more information, expression of interest, or nominations, please contact Donna Padilla, Michelle Johnson or Jim King through the office of Molly Gauss at mgauss@wittkieffer.com or 949-797-3510.


 

Advance Your Career as a
Certified Healthcare Financial Professional ~

 
Get Your CHFP from HFMA

By Joseph Abel, CPCC, ACC, PhD
November 2018
 
Impressive job skills are no longer enough to land a job with smart employers or to ensure a promotion. Employers want value-drivers.
 
Value-drivers are people with the capacity to continuously learn, develop new skills, and adapt to the dynamic business needs of the continuously evolving health-care industry. This type of employee understands the business context and consequently sniffs out opportunity, provokes thought, and helps shape innovation. Technical depth, breadth of perspective, and the inquisitiveness to search out new business approaches are the foundations for this value-driving work style.
 
HFMA’s Certified Healthcare Financial Professional (CHFP) is intended to build this highly prized value - driving work style. The CHFP:
 
  • Is a learning program;
  • Presents the business context in which health operates;
  • Builds comprehensive, multidisciplinary perspective on the pressing mandate to improve value in health care through clinical cooperation.
 
The CHFP is a value-driving certification in that certified healthcare finance professionals can take on a value-driving work-style characterized by:
 
  • Business Awareness – The ability to recognize the business implications of information presented to them;
  • Business Understanding – Thinking with the big picture, the business context at play;
  • Creativity – The readiness to explore potential new business initiatives;
  • Engagement – Getting into action; bringing new ideas to life to create value and growth;
  • Smart employees – People who not only see the need to be value-driving employees, but also commit to building that value-driving work style.
 
The Value-Driving Equation:
 
Value-Driving finance professional = (professional skills and experience) X CHFP
 
The program consists of two modules:
 
1)     HFMA’s Business of Health Care course and
2)     Operational Excellence: Pursuing Strategy.
 
The program is entirely online, self-contained and self-paced. The CHFP designation is achieved by the successful completion of both modules. A downloadable learner’s Concept Guide is available with the course and many HFMA chapters provide CHFP preparation assistance. The CHFP program is easy to access on HFMA’s website, simple to use and brings the business knowledge needed today into one place.
 
More details can be found here: www.hfma.org/CHFP.
 
Joseph Abel is HFMA’s Director of Career Services
 

Career Center:
Enhancing the HFMA Experience

HFMA Podcast Series Announced

Starting September 5, 2018, you can take advantage of insights from industry experts on the HFMA Voices in Healthcare Finance Series.

In the first of this podcast series, HFMA focuses on best practices in patient communication with the Revenue Cycle.
 
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Image & Influence:  Polishing Your Professional Look

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This presentation was given by Becky Rupiper-Greene, Training & Image Consultant with Tero® International at the Iowa HFMA 2018 Women's Conference. Becky is the region’s only professionally certified Image Consultant
and an active member of the Association of Image Consultants International.  Tero’s Image & Influence Workshop provides strategies to help you:

 Understand the relevance of the message your appearance communicates

 Differentiate between suitable and unsuitable working attire

 Construct a professional wardrobe on a budget

 Incorporate the fundamentals of fit and fabric into your wardrobe

 Implement professional grooming standards

Stand out with a confident first impression. Discover how to align your appearance with your professional goals.

Download "Tero's Image Action Plan - 2018.pdf"

HFMA Networking Event at 2018 Annual Meeting

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Plans are in the works for another awesome Networking Event on the evening of Tuesday, October 9th, as part of the IHA/HFMA Annual Meeting festivities.
 
Join us for a progressive dinner, as we enjoy food and beverages throughout the East Village in downtown Des Moines!
 
Please let us know if you plan on attending by using the RSVP link below!
 
HFMA Networking Event
 
LOCATION 
East Village - Des Moines, Iowa 
 
DATE AND TIME
10/09/18  6:00pm - 10:00pm 
 

I'll be there!
I can't make it
 

Free Continuing Education Opportunities

Upcoming events fall
Take advantage of your HFMA membership by attending educational webinars!  Most are free for members and provide valuable, timely content on key topics.

Upcoming Webinars
 
  • 10/23/18 - HFMA Region 8 Webinar Series - Microsoft Excel Level 3
 
Did you miss the Excel Level 2 Class?
 
  • View the presentation here.
 

Boost Your Career and HFMA - Network and Refer New HFMA Members

Watch for Upcoming Announcements on New Member Referral Prizes for 2018!

No one understands the value of HFMA membership more than you.  Help strengthen your career by sharing the benefits of HFMA membership with someone you know, then refer them for membership.

Of course, HFMA rewards you for your member referrals.

Here's a preview of this year's HFMA New Member Referral program - watch your inbox for more details:


The more members you sponsor, the more rewards you enjoy.  Plus, new Referral prize packages are being added!
 
Invest in your career by sharing your HFMA experience with your staff, peers, or anyone with an interest in healthcare finance.
 
How to get started:
  • Download the application form at hfma.org/join/ - pass along to colleagues or hand out at networking events. Be sure to include your name and member ID number in the "sponsor" area of the application to receive proper credit. 
  • Prospective recruits can join online at hfma.org/join/
  • If you need assistance in answering a recruit's question or inquiry, contact our HFMA Member Services Center at memberservices@hfma.org or call (800) 252-4362. 
 
-Tim Huber
Iowa Chapter HFMA Membership Chair
 
 

Amy Vetter:  The Path to Creating Work-Life Harmony

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Check Amy out online!  ttps://youtu.be/ZhfwsFoq9h4


Is it getting harder to find success in your business? Or has your work become mechanical or routine? Amy Vetter, an accomplished business executive, serial entrepreneur, CPA, and yoga instructor, will show you how to put your soul back into business by rekindling or discovering the spark you desire for your career and life. In this talk, Amy will provide listeners with heartfelt insights and actionable tips, backed by scientific research, on how to discover and align their authentic selves and inner talents with the work they do. Attendees will come away with the tools and inspiration to: become the authentic and cherished business leaders they’re meant to be, create their own sense of work-life harmony, discover their inner talents and passions, and learn the tools to put in place to be more present and productive at work and home.

Amy gave her presentation at the 2018 Iowa HFMA Women's Conference.

Download "Creating Work-Life Harmony Amy Vetter.pdf"

Closing the Day with Day -- A Lesson on Giving Back

Day Egusquiza
AR Systems, Inc.—The HealthCare Navigator Company

Attendees will hear my story, including lessons learned and how I’m adapting for
the future of healthcare
 My journey: from a 200 bed Idaho hospital to an owner of a national
auditing and training company

 Skunk words translating to ‘no’ was not in the vocabulary

 Work – home life balance is challenging

 Learning at a new type of patient – Baby Boomers vs. Millennials – and how we adapt

 Looking past the barriers

Day gave her presentation at the 2018 Iowa HFMA Women's Conference.

Download "ARS-DayLifeWomenConference[1949].ppt"

Erin Kiernan and Sonya Heitshusan:  Empowering YOU to do the Things YOU’VE Always
Dreamed of Doing, but Never Thought Possible