UW Medicine's mission is to improve the health of the public by advancing medical knowledge, providing outstanding primary and specialty care to the people of the region, and preparing tomorrow's physicians, scientists and other health professionals. UW Medicine owns or operates Harborview Medical Center, Northwest Hospital & Medical Center, Valley Medical Center, UW Medical Center, a network of UW Medicine Neighborhood Clinics that provide primary care, UW Physicians, UW School of Medicine, Airlift Northwest, and other owned, operated or affiliated entities as appropriate. In addition, UW Medicine shares in the ownership and governance of Children's University Medical Group and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance a partnership among UW Medicine, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research, and Seattle Children's. UW Medicine Finance-Performance Measurement and Cost Management has an outstanding opportunity for a Cost Accounting Analyst. This individual will be responsible for creating and maintaining UW Medicine's internal cost system (McKesson), creating and maintaining metrics, statistics and other tabular data key to the costing process for Harborview Medical Center, Northwest Hospital and University of Washington Medical Center. This position is also responsible for communication and alignment of costing standards for Valley Medical Center and assuring that standards are in use. This position will reconcile and maintain educational and knowledge based material for other analysts using the encounter based costing resulting from the costing step down process. The Cost Accounting Analyst will also use the subsequent cost detail in adhoc health care analyses ranging from utilization management, organizational improvement, performance improvement and quality improvement. This position works in conjunction with Medical Center leadership and management staff in pursuit of costing statistics and metrics needed to appropriately cost unique services. This position works in collaboration with all other UW Medicine Finance staff in the pursuit of healthcare analytics.Applications: McKesson PM & HBI Applied Decision Suite, McKesson Explorer (visual display), SQL, EXCEL, ACCESS and/or other database or statistical tools and systems as needed.RESPONSIBILITIES:Perform monthly and/or quarterly cost updates on the encounter system and audit/reconcile results at each interim step to insure integrity of results. Perform quarterly reconciliations of encounter data (costs and revenues) to the general ledger and audited financial statements. Provide monthly and quarterly costing communications to analysts. Maintain existing and engage in periodic development of new or improved cost metrics and standards for Harborview Medical Center, Northwest Hospital and Medical Center and University of Washington Medical Center used in allocation of general ledger expense to the encounter system. Recommends, improves or creates new costing processes to support management, department or clinical database structures. Researches and recommends procedure/department level costing improvements through literature or best practice Maintains existing and establishes standard documentation of costing methodologies and processes.Assists with internal analysts' questions and customer support regarding cost data fields in existing systems and applications as needed (costing process, data and fields, primary role; all other fields, secondary role).Maintains and establishes all statistics, data tables and standards that are used within the costing process. Reach out and develop with NWH, UWMC & HMC leadership and management key costing metrics used within costing at the procedure level to assure procedures and services are costed with the most up to date understanding within operations. Provide module maintenance and support for McKesson's Performance Manager (PM) with ITS and the Finance system coordinator. Provide periodic workshops, one-on-one training for analysts and external consumers of cost. Provide guidance and recommendations on costing standards to Valley Medical Center in conjunction with Director(s). Researches and reports errors found in database fields and/or coordinates support calls with Information Technology.Represents Finance, Performance Measurement at meetings with facilities and organizations associated with University of Washington Medicine as directed. Participates in departmental team and staff meetings. Financial Analyses: cost analyses, payback analyses, proforma or business plan support analyses, contribution margin or other financial analyses as directed.Ad hoc analyses using encounter data on key populations for pricing, revenue, costing and/or reimbursement.Discovery Analyses on new processes or business direction.Participates in developing departmental services through team building, research or other activities to improve intradepartmental relationships with managers or committees that are seeking Finance, Decision Support assistance. Other duties as assigned.REQUIREMENTS:Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Business, Systems, or Finance AND at least four (4) years of professional financial accounting or related experience. Demonstrable online computer skills with a wide array of programs and turn key applications, such as McKesson's PM or Applied Decision Products, Excel, Access, SQL or other statistical database tool set.Demonstrated ability to use and research the appropriate algebraic, applied mathematical, statistical and complex reasoning skills required to perform the analysis project.Demonstrated ability to read and comprehend complex instructions, correspondence and follow through with the appropriate analytical methodology.Knowledge of medical terminology with understanding of Clinical Terms, language, coding and basic healthcare clinical technology.Track record of amiable people skills with the ability to understand and deal with a technical and professional work force.An equivalent combination of education and experience may substitute for stated requirements.DESIRED:Master's degree in a related field.Project Management experience or credentials from accredited programs such as Six Sigma, Lean, or Project Management Institute.
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergraduate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.