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Controller - IRFSpringfield, Missouri

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Job # 407679 Date posted 04/27/2021

Description

The Mercy Rehabilitation Hospital is a partnership between Mercy and Kindred Healthcare.  The hospital provides inpatient rehabilitation services for patients recovering from strokes, brain or spinal-cord injuries, amputations, complex orthopedic injuries and other conditions.   The greatest feature of the rehabilitation hospital is our dedicated team of clinicians. These rehab professionals provide the exceptional patient care for which Mercy is known, with an emphasis on improving individual functional ability and quality of life.  Mercy Rehabilitation Hospital Springfield is accredited by The Joint Commission (TJC) as well as the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) for inpatient rehabilitation.

JOB SUMMARY:

Directs financial activities of the organization. Establishes, or recommends to management, major economic objectives and policies for company. Prepares reports which summarize and forecast company business activity and financial position in areas of income, expenses and earnings based on past, present and expected operations. Responsible for preparation of annual hospital budget. Advises management on desirable operational adjustments due to budget constraints and changes in hospital reimbursement. Supervises preparation of schedules and other documentation for audits of company’s accounts.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Job Specific:

  • Directs and participates in the development of accounting and internal control policies and systems.
  • Coordinates and controls the facility’s cash and investment management activities.
  • Provides advice and assistance to department heads and managers in analyzing and interpreting financial data and reports and in presenting that information to their departments.
  • Defines and communicates new/revised position responsibilities and/or reporting relationships and determines necessary staffing changes.
  • Ensures that accurate information is provided on a timely basis and assists, as needed, in facilitating the efficient conduct of external audits, examinations and related financial projects.
  • Ensures that a monthly time schedule is established for the processing of computer reports necessary for the preparation of monthly financial statements; implements corrective action as necessary to meet established deadlines.
  • Consistently develops a detailed plan of action prior to implementation of a new procedure.
  • Regularly examines alternative methods of providing required accounting services in order to reduce departmental operating costs.
  • Promotes good staffing practices by maximizing the utilization of human resources; forecasts and anticipates the personnel needs of the department with regard to fluctuations in the projected workload; holds staffing at a functional minimum.
  • Consistently demonstrates the ability to establish appropriate departmental priorities.
  • Consistently completes all assignment in a timely manner, thorough and appropriately detailed.
  • Demonstrates effectiveness in pulling together all the necessary information needed to compare revenue and expenses and determine the facility’s actual financial position.
  • Effectively maintains all required records for the department; demonstrates good organizational skills.
  • Monitors the implementation of checks and balances which continually evaluate accounting practices, reporting procedures and record keeping.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Company Specific:

  • Adheres to dress code, appearance is neat and clean and wears appropriate identification while on duty
  • Completes annual health, safety, and education requirements. Maintains professional growth and development.
  • Maintains confidentiality of all patient and/or employee information to assure patient and/or employee rights are protected.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and the skills necessary to provide age appropriate care to the patient population served.
  • Reports to work on time as scheduled; adheres to policies regarding notification of absence.
  • Attends all mandatory in-services and staff meetings.
  • Represents the organization in a positive and professional manner.
  • Complies with all organizational policies regarding ethical business practices.
  • Communicates the mission, ethics, and goals of the hospital, as well as the focus statement of the department.
  • Maintains current licensure/certification for position, if applicable.
  • Consistently demonstrates Guest Relation’s skills to patients, physicians, visitors, employees, and any other individuals with whom they may come in contact.
  • Consistently follows departmental and hospital Health, Safety, Security, Hazardous Materials policies and procedures.
  • HIPAA: Conduct job responsibilities in accordance with HIPAA privacy laws, follow hospital policy in provision of patient confidentiality. Able to identify patient confidentiality issues and reports to proper hospital personnel immediately.
  • Compliance: Conducts job responsibilities in accordance with standards set forth in Kindred’s Code of Conduct, Kindred policy and procedures, applicable federal and state laws, and applicable standards.

Language Skills:

  • Able to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing.
  • Additional languages preferred.

Skills:

  • Extensive computer knowledge, particularly Excel.
  • Knowledge of basic equipment.
  • Appropriate telephone communication skills.

Physical and Safety Requirements:

  • Ability to clearly and effectively communicate with all constituents (insurance companies, employees, patients, peers, and other healthcare team members) as needed. 
  • Subject to frequent interruptions.Willingness to work beyond normal working hours when necessary and in other positions temporarily, when necessary. 
  • Must be able to stand, bend, lift and move intermittently throughout day.
  • Must be able to cope with the mental and emotional stress of the position.
  • Must possess sight/hearing senses, or use prosthetics that will enable these senses to function adequately, so that the requirements of this position can be fully met.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position.

Qualifications

  • Bachelors in Business, Healthcare Administration, Accounting, Finance or similar required.
  • Prior management experience preferred.
  • Excellent computer knowledge.
  • Advanced Excel user.
  • Excellent knowledge of accounting software packages and spreadsheets.
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  • Benefits and Recognition

    Benefits & Recognition Our goal is to offer valuable compensation and incentive programs that enables us to attract, reward, retain, and motivate highly qualified individuals. Compensation can include bonus plans and recognition for going above & beyond.

  • Healthcare

    Healthcare We offer a variety of Health Savings Account (HSA) and PPO plan options.

  • 401(k) Plan

    401(k) Plan Employees can contribute pre-tax dollars through payroll deduction.

  • Paid Time Off

    Paid Time Off Your work/life balance is important to us. We offer our employees a flexible Paid Time Off program.

  • Wellness Program

    Wellness Program We offer tools, resources and support for weight loss, stress reduction, smoking cessation and making overall healthier choices.

  • Community

    Community Community involvement is consistent with our company's principles and with our mission of customer service and quality care.

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Rehabilitation is the key to everything we do. And our caring, compassionate caregivers and team members are proud to lead the way. If you are interested in joining our team, we have opportunities that allow you to provide exceptional care and outstanding service in an environment committed to career growth and continual learning and support.

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