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Huron Consulting Group Director, Patient Access (Bakersfield, CA) in Chicago, Illinois

The Opportunity

Huron helps its clients drive growth, enhance performance and sustain leadership in the markets they serve. We help healthcare organizations build innovation capabilities and accelerate key growth initiatives, enabling organizations to own the future, instead of being disrupted by it. Together, we empower clients to create sustainable growth, optimize internal processes and deliver better consumer outcomes.

Health systems, hospitals and medical clinics are under immense pressure to improve clinical outcomes and reduce the cost of providing patient care. Investing in new partnerships, clinical services and technology is not enough to create meaningful and substantive change. To succeed long-term, healthcare organizations must empower leaders, clinicians, employees, affiliates and communities to build cultures that foster innovation to achieve the best outcomes for patients.

Joining the Huron team means you’ll help our clients evolve and adapt to the rapidly changing healthcare environment and optimize existing business operations, improve clinical outcomes, create a more consumer-centric healthcare experience, and drive physician, patient and employee engagement across the enterprise.

Join our team as the expert you are now and create your future.

Position Summary

Huron helps its clients drive growth, enhance performance and sustain leadership in the markets they serve. We help healthcare organizations build innovation capabilities and accelerate key growth initiatives, enabling organizations to own the future, instead of being disrupted by it. Together, we empower clients to create sustainable growth, optimize internal processes and deliver better consumer outcomes.

Adventist Health's revenue cycle operations are jointly operated by Huron and Adventist health. Huron provides strategic revenue cycle operations leaders (managers and above are employed by Huron), while revenue cycle associates and supervisors are badged and employed by Adventist. Adventist, like all other providers in the market, is under immense pressure to improve clinical outcomes and reduce the cost of providing patient care. Adventist, in collaboration with Huron, must empower leaders, clinicians, employees, affiliates, and communities to build a culture that fosters innovation to achieve the best outcomes for patients and succeed long-term.

Learn more about Adventist here: https://www.adventisthealth.org/.

Joining the Huron Managed Services team means you’ll help Adventist evolve and adapt to the rapidly changing healthcare environment and optimize existing business operations, improve clinical outcomes, create a consumer-centric healthcare experience, and drive physician, patient and employee engagement across the enterprise.

Join our team as the expert you are now and create your future.

Seek to understand disagreements, ensure all perspectives are heard and facilitate a plan for resolution. Delegate the work appropriately, provide clear expectations and follow up to ensure progress and overcome roadblocks. Identify associates and team priorities based on business direction and adjust when needed. Lead by example and share knowledge and experiences with associates and team. Create a respectful work environment where you advocate for your team, create accountability and recognize their accomplishments. Provide timely feedback to encourage success, ensure accountability, and connect opportunities for your associates’ development. Identify the right talent to achieve the desired results. Promote and build a diverse cohesive team to accomplish objectives and align associates' skills to fill gaps.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Guides and directs subordinate supervisors/managers on patient access team

• Develops and implements policy and procedure recommendations to meet the needs of the Health and Hospital System and its patients;

• Oversees preparation of the budget for areas of responsibility and participates in the preparation of the annual Health and Hospital System budget.

• Prepares annual statement of goals and objectives in collaboration with subordinates;

• Ensures compliance with all Federal, State, local government, and private industry mandates;

• Ensures staff are aware and compliant with all applicable laws, regulations, guidelines, etc.

• Analyzes and identifies patient access service needs to determine appropriate action and make recommendations for problem resolution or procedural changes if appropriate;

• Identifies issues, risks, barriers and opportunities for improvement related to patient access area.

• Analyzes, interprets, and summarizes pertinent revenue cycle data components, and monitor performance against Key Performance Indicators;

• Develops professional and technical skill set in subordinate staff, and develop ongoing training and education materials for staff and patient education;

• Supervises, trains, develops and motivates subordinate staff;

• Performs related duties as required.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Effective and efficient organization and planning skills with the proven ability to manage complex multi-workstream performance improvement projects or multiple concurrent client engagements, while delegating and overseeing the work of junior team members

• Proven analytical and critical thinking skills required to synthesize complex data sets and interpret qualitative and quantitative data and trends to implement recommendations resulting in measurable performance improvement and successful organizational change

• Impactful and professional written and verbal communication set clear project team direction, develop key deliverables, escalate risks, and influence key stakeholders inclusive of client and internal senior leadership

• Ability to collaborate with team members and client counterparts to understand business challenges, adapt implementation methodologies and approaches to ensure results align with client’s business objectives

• Team leadership experience including building talent, training, supervising, coaching/mentoring, and performance management

Qualifications

• Current U.S. work authorization required • Bachelor's degree required • Proficient in Microsoft office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel) • Direct Supervisory Experience required • Patient Access experience required, 2-3 years in a leadership capacity required • 6-8+ years of healthcare operations experience

The estimated salary range for this job is $100,000 - $120,000. The range represents a good faith estimate of the range that Huron reasonably expects to pay for this job at the time of the job posting. The actual salary paid to an individual will vary based on multiple factors, including but not limited to specific skills or certifications, years of experience, market changes and required travel. This job is also eligible to participate in Huron’s annual incentive compensation program, which reflects Huron’s pay for performance philosophy and Huron’s benefit plans which include medical, dental and vision coverage and other wellness programs. The salary range information provided is in accordance with applicable state and local laws regarding salary transparency that are currently in effect and may be implemented in the future.

Posting Category

Healthcare

Opportunity Type

Regular

Country

United States of America

At Huron, we’re redefining what a consulting organization can be. We go beyond advice to deliver results that last. We inherit our client’s challenges as if they were our own. We help them transform for the future. We advocate. We make a difference. And we intelligently, passionately, relentlessly do great work…together.

Are you the kind of person who stands ready to jump in, roll up your sleeves and transform ideas into action? Then come discover Huron.

Whether you have years of experience or come right out of college, we invite you to explore our many opportunities. Find out how you can use your talents and develop your skills to make an impact immediately. Learn about how our culture and values provide you with the kind of environment that invites new ideas and innovation. Come see how we collaborate with each other in a culture of learning, coaching, diversity and inclusion. And hear about our unwavering commitment to make a difference in partnership with our clients, shareholders, communities and colleagues.

Huron Consulting Group offers a competitive compensation and benefits package including medical, dental, and vision coverage to employees and dependents; a 401(k) plan with a generous employer match; an employee stock purchase plan; a generous Paid Time Off policy; and paid parental leave and adoption assistance. Our Wellness Program supports employee total well-being by providing free annual health screenings and coaching, bank at work, and on-site workshops, as well as ongoing programs recognizing major events in the lives of our employees throughout the year. All benefits and programs are subject to applicable eligibility requirements.

Huron is fully committed to providing equal employment opportunity to job applicants and employees in recruitment, hiring, employment, compensation, benefits, promotions, transfers, training, and all other terms and conditions of employment. Huron will not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, national origin, religion, veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, creed, citizenship or any other status protected by laws or regulations in the locations where we do business. We endeavor to maintain a drug-free workplace.