Child and Family Patient Centered Outcomes Research Scholars Program
Accepting Applicants for August 2016
We are accepting applications for our Child and Family Patient Centered Outcomes Research Scholars Program. This mentored career development (K12) program for junior faculty focuses on patient centered outcomes research and comparative effectiveness research.
This K12 program supports junior faculty, who are on their way to building careers that include research directly linked to delivery systems. The funding for this program comes from the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) administered through the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). It builds on our fellowship training in the Harvard-wide Pediatric Health Services Research Fellowship, but this program is targeted at junior faculty members, rather than post-doctoral fellows. The three primary sites of the program are Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH), MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC), and the Department of Population Medicine at Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute (DPM). We link with a wide range of delivery systems and have a symposia series on key topics taking place throughout the year. The grant covers 75% of each scholar’s salary (up to a limit of $90,000) for 2-3 years, and provides additional funds (up to $25k annually) for scholars’ research development costs and individual training.
Our leadership team includes Drs. Jonathan Finkelstein (Director, BCH), Erinn Rhodes (Associate Director, BCH), Mark Schuster (BCH), Kenneth Mandl (BCH), Milton Kotelchuck (MGHfC), Karen Kuhlthau (MGHfC), Elsie Taveras (MGHfC), Matthew Gillman (DPM), Grace Lee (DPM), and Don Goldmann (Institute for Healthcare Improvement).
We are accepting applications through November 15, 2015 for positions starting on August 1, 2016. For this program, it is critical that scholars have primary interests in patient-centered outcomes and comparative effectiveness research as defined by PCORI. Applicants must have or concurrently apply for a faculty position at one of our primary sites. Please contact our Associate Director, Dr. Erinn Rhodes (email@example.com) with questions or to request an application form.
Director of Finance
West County Health Centers
The Director of Finance plans, organizes and directs all aspects of the financial departments including the development and administration of policies and procedures in finance, accounting, internal controls, budget, auditing and payroll. The Director of Finance is responsible for the financial operations of the Health Center, including all daily financial activities, financial reporting, the development and implementation of appropriate policies and procedures to ensure regulatory compliance and efficient operations, and supervision of the Accounting staff and Billing/Accounts Receivable department. The Director of Finance participates in budget development and will maintain or improve the financial operations system for optimal performance of the Health Center. The Director of Finance operates as a key member of the leadership team.
PRIMARY DUTIES: (may not include all of the duties assigned)
- Oversee all accounting functions to ensure accurate representation of financial status of the organization, including:
- Establish and maintain accounting procedures including procedures to maintain adequate internal controls. Ensure compliance with all reporting and regulatory requirements as determined by law, GAAP or contractual obligations.
- Supervise and coordinate reimbursement, patient accounting and general accounting systems. Interpret and enforce third-party payor rules and regulations. Ensure related necessary cost reporting/billing is performed.
- Prepare annual budget and monitor, analyze and present monthly financial reports to the senior management staff and Board of Directors.
- Maintain bank accounts and relationships; oversee daily cash management.
- Develop and prepare management reports to assist in tracking trends and financial health of the organization. Analyze costs and make recommendations to ensure appropriate income/cash flow.
- Coordinate audits conducted by funding sources and the annual financial audit by an independent auditor. Design and implement periodic internal audits.
- Direct the preparation of statistical information and reports for Federal, State, and local government and other agencies.
- Ensure proper training of staff on data processing needs and effective use of all data processing functions and applications (medical management, general ledger, and management reports)
- Analyze and negotiate contracts for insurance plans, purchasing and other suppliers.
- Manage Finance Department ensuring that department staff is properly trained to implement and maintain various accounting functions.
- Attend Board meetings and other management meetings as needed.
- Develop and maintain departmental/program level budgeting and reporting to support for management level accountability.
- Participate in leadership team strategic and business planning to ensure the long-term financial and operation strength of the organization.
- Other duties as assigned
- Maintain all grant contracts and records.
- Document grant payroll and other expenses appropriately for internal and external reporting needs.
- File quarterly and yearly reports as needed.
- Monthly grant reports for management.
- Supervision of all functions of Accounts Payable staff.
- Supervision of Billing Manager.
- 5+ years in non-profit management in a financial management position
- 3+ years in health care financial management preferred
- Master’s Degree in public administration preferred, CPA preferred, accounting or other related field; advanced degree preferred
- Experience in budget and grants management
- Ability to manage multiple projects, work independently, and supervise staff
- Demonstrated leadership skills, sound judgment, and collaborative approach to problem solving
- Understanding of regulatory requirements for 330 funded health centers
Internal Number: 0001
About West County Health Centers
West County Health Centers, Inc. is a private, non-profit Federally Qualified Health Center, receiving Section 330 grant funding from the federal government to provide quality health services to the whole community, regardless of ability to pay. We strive to provide a medical home for patients, ensuring that they experience continuity of care and have a secure place to come for all of their health...care needs. At West County Health Centers, our expert team of professionals helps patients successfully manage and integrate wellness practices into their daily lives. West County Health Center is governed by a dedicated consumer and community led Board of Directors.
West County Health Centers offers full scope primary medical, and dental care as well as mental health services. Our HIV/AIDS primary care program is one of the original grantees for Ryan White Title III funds.
West County Health Centers' highly qualified health care team consists of physicians, mid-level providers (Family Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants), dentists, psychotherapists, and nurses, and are supported by medical and dental assistants, outreach workers, and administrative staff. All of our employees are committed to providing compassionate and accessible care for all members of our diverse community. Many of our staff members are bilingual in several languages, including Spanish and Vietnamese.
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