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Chief Financial Officer - Ministry Market

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CFO-Ministry Market - MWF Binghamton - Full-Time, Day - NYBIN 169 Our Lady Lourdes Mem - Binghamton, NY

Why Join Ascension?

Ascension is a faith-based healthcare organization dedicated to transformation through innovation across the continuum of care. As one of the leading non-profit and Catholic health systems in the U.S., Ascension is committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, with special attention to persons living in poverty and those most vulnerable. In FY2019, Ascension provided $2 billion in care of persons living in poverty and other community benefit programs.
Ascension includes more than 150,000 associates and 40,000 aligned providers. The national health system operates more than 2,600 sites of care – including 150 hospitals and more than 50 senior living facilities – in 20 states and the District of Columbia, while providing a variety of services including clinical and network services, venture capital investing, investment management, biomedical engineering, facilities management, risk management, and contracting through Ascension’s own group purchasing organization.

What You Will Do

The In-market Chief Financial Officer is a Strategic Leader, responsible for refining and improving existing business models and developing new business models for current and future changes to health care economics.  Keys to the success of this position will be strong strategic skills, leadership ability, and knowledge base to help 1) integrate various Ascension-wide strategies; 2) optimize financial performance and 3) develop business models for strategic opportunities including new ventures, partnerships, and continuum of care business development planning and expansion.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Essential Functions:
Essential functions include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
  • Senior Leadership and Strategy.  Serve as an integral member of the senior leadership team with shared responsibility for organizational strategic planning, oversight, decision making and change management.  Align work to larger strategic plan and assume lead role in oversight of Financial policy, programs, process and research.  Determine priorities and plans, set clear goals and accountabilities for finance staff, monitor progress and assure targets are reached.  Provide expertise associated with business/finance issues. Support spiritual formation programs and champion those that relate to financial leaders.
  • Talent Management.  Work with the Hospital President and System leadership to develop finance team and partnering strategies to meet organizational needs.  Motivate and engage non-financial leaders, physicians and clinical staff.  Provide education, supervision, coaching, performance management and career development opportunities.  Address behavioral and procedural concerns, resolve conflicts and take corrective and disciplinary action.   Drive annual evaluations and financial leadership succession plans.
  • Stewardship.  Drive utilization management to ensure effective use of organization resources and reduce cost of delivery of care.  Analyze and achieve efficiency in the delivery of care and supply chain opportunities and apply principals of process management and control.  Partner with other leaders to manage financial relationships, eliminate waste and reduce unnecessary expense.
  • Business and Market Opportunities.  Provide financial vision and advice on the development and implementation of new service lines and growth opportunities, and formulate and implement strategic and tactical plans to grow market share.  Identify, assess and catalyze potential organization alliances that help the ministry achieve its strategic vision.  Use a systems approach to meet needs of community and provide healthcare services.  Develop and maintain relationships with physician groups, other healthcare providers, research groups and academic institutions for the purposes of business collaboration.
  • Internal Relations and Communications.  Serve as a key liaison between Finance and administration areas.  Work in close partnership with other non-financial leaders to build highly effective delivery models.   Drive cross-functional teamwork and communication with the goals of optimizing financial performance.   Provide financial expertise and leadership to all areas of the region/hospital and facilitate a common understanding.  Promote, exemplify and support the Ascension Health Values.
  • External Relations.  Represent finance and the ministry with external stakeholders and build collaborative external relationships.  Participate in committees and perform special projects as needed.  Serve as champion for customer service including patient satisfaction outcomes and continuous improvement.  Work with policy makers and local staff to impact legislation.
  • Catalyze Change.  Serve as a change agent and champion to drive organizational transformation in alignment with strategy and vision.  Foster a culture of shared ownership, continuous quality improvement, risk management and cost control.  Engage and work with interdisciplinary teams to identify and implement change.  Solicit input from key constituencies, engage them in the change, gain buy-in and support, and overcome resistance toward change.  Foster a proactive learning organization culture where events are systematically processed and process adjustments are made in real time.
  • Data, Informatics and Technology.  Support and champion the use of improved healthcare information technology to achieve optimal quality, efficiency, safety, data sharing, and financial efficiencies. Foster the effective transition and support for technology with finance.  
  • System Role.  Provide leadership in operationalizing the activities associated with Ascension Health Financial Excellence. Facilitate and drive communication and networking among financial leaders and non-financial leaders and across the ministry and within Ascension Health.  Support and develop mechanisms to ensure the communication and spread of financial best practices throughout Ascension Health.  Actively participate in Ascension Health financial activities, programs and meetings and serve as a local representative.  Assure cascading alignment of financial staff with the mission, vision and strategic direction of Ascension Health.


What You Will Need

  • BS/BA required
  • Demonstrated leadership experience with a strong record of accomplishment.
  • 10 years leadership experience
  • CPA or MBA preferred
  • Demonstrable financial leadership experience.

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    Job ID: 431765
    Category: Finance
    Ministry: Ascension
    Location: Binghamton, NY

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