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Controller


Controller:

POSITION SUMMARY

The position of Controller will be to plan, direct and control the general accounting functions for Gunnison Valley Health, including the Senior Care Center, Assisted Living, Home Medical Services and Foundation. These functions include but are not limited to: General Ledger management; assistance with any Payroll and Accounts Payable efforts; manage the annual external audit and with the annual budget cycle. This position works closely with the CFO.

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS


Education:   Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or Finance.  Prefer CPA and/or MBA.

Experience:  Minimum of three years work-related skill, knowledge or experience is required.  Prefer healthcare related experience. Ability to work effectively under stress of meeting deadlines and responding to change. 
Licenses/Certification:  Prefer CPA. 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS


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Carrying out all policies and procedures as established by the Chief Financial Officer.

·Prepare, examine, and analyze accounting records, financial statements and other financial reports for entire Health System to assess accuracy, completeness, and conformance with reporting and procedural standards.  Prepare monthly consolidated Financials and Quarterly Compliance Certificates per bank guidelines.
·Analyze business operations, trends, costs, revenues, financial commitments, and obligations to project future revenues and expenses.
·Report to the CFO any material changes or problems during the month as well as report on a daily basis the status of monthly revenues and expenses and statistics.
·Prepare daily stats.  Prepare Bi-weekly stats for Productivity analysis.  Prepare Monthly stats for financials and MOR.
·Prepare monthly back reconciliations.  Monthly/Daily close of AR, Revenue and Receipts.  Track investment accounts; reconcile asset and liability accounts monthly.
·Compute monthly Accounts Receivable Reserves.
·Prepare monthly journal entries to the general ledger.
·Work closely with Accounts Payable and Payroll to ensure accuracy of expenditures and proper posting to the general ledger.
·Preparation and management of the annual Audit and Medicare Cost Report.
·Prepare Budget worksheets for Hospital and Senior Care Center.  Conduct departmental budget meetings with CFO.  Compile budget data and prepare reports.  Prepare and submit budget to Gunnison County.
·Responsible for distributing the monthly departmental variance reports to respective Managers, including Senior Care Center, and answering any follow up questions.
·Provide information requested, with CFO acknowledgement, to the CHA Databank, VHA, Government Economic Census reports and any other requesting entity.
·Attends scheduled meetings and information from meetings is presented to appropriate staff in a timely manner.
·Work closely with the Business Office to ensure proper and timely recording of revenues and receipts.
·Available for assistance to the Senior Care Center, Assisted Living, and Home Medical Services.
·Provide back up support for Payroll and Accounts Payable function for both entities.
 
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Operating Room Nurse


Job Title - RN Surgical Services

**Must have Operating Room experience

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:
1.      Provides nursing care utilizing the nursing process through all phases of surgical procedures.
2.      Collaborates with all members of the surgical team for the benefit of the patient.
3.      Demonstrates clinical competence in surgical skills and a superior sterile conscience.
4.      Rotates to all areas in surgical services as census changes and to accommodate patient needs.
5.      Promotes the efficient use of hospital resources and ensures proper supplies and equipment are accessible at all times.
6.      Accurately documents all patient care in the medical records.
7.      Maintains patient confidentiality at all times, discussing patient or hospital business only when appropriate and necessary to provide quality patient care.
8.      Applies AIDETS and promotes positive communication and relationships. Employs tact and courtesy at all times, with patients, physicians, visitors, and co-workers. Continually strives to establish and maintain good rapport and working relationships to foster positive intra and interdepartmental communications.
9.      Observes hospital and department policies and procedures and safety rules
10.   Reviews and updates policies annually.
11.   Ensures all mandatory educationally requirements are current without lapse.
 
OTHER DUTIES
1.      Regularly attends department and unit staff meetings.
2.      Promotes positive communication and relationships within the unit, with Medical staff and with other hospital departments.
3.      Maintains a clean, safe and orderly environment.
4.      Assists Nurse Manager with Performance Improvement projects, Capital and Minor Budget planning and implementation.
 
5.      Serves as mentor and orients new employees as requested.
 
6.       Actively participates in the HRRMC Organizational Strategic plan.
 
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
Supervises the surgical services technician and clerk. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
 
QUALIFICATIONS
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
 
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
BSN strongly preferred.  Minimum of an Associate’s Degree (ADN) from an accredited nursing program. Minimum of one year in area of specialty or acute care.
 
LANGUAGE SKILLS
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to communicate effectively with patients, physicians and employees of the Medical Center.
 
MATHEMATICAL SKILLS
Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
 
OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES
This position may require special skills listed below: Must be able to adjust to:
1.      Occasional pressure due to multiple calls and inquiries
2.      Emergency or crisis situations
3.      Must be able to accept call.
 
REASONING ABILITY
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
 
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
Must maintain current, active license as a Registered Nurse in the State of Colorado. Must maintain current CPR certification.
Must maintain current ACLS certification. Must maintain current PALS or PEARS.
 
PHYSICAL DEMANDS
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
 
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee is occasionally required to walk or sit, and must be able to smell in order to detect changes in odors. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close
vision for reading medical records, monitors and other equipment; distance vision to be able to observe patients, monitors across the room; color vision to observe patient for changes, color of fluids; peripheral vision to function in emergency situations involving many staff members; and ability to adjust focus while looking from patient to other areas.
 
WORK ENVIRONMENT
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals and cleaning agents, must work near moving mechanical parts. Employee is in contact with patients under a wide variety of circumstances. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate; it is directly affected by the types of surgical equipment and devices being used.
 
HAZARDS to which this position may be exposed are listed below:
Regularly exposed to the risk of bloodborne diseases, blood, body fluids and tissues; regularly exposed to infections and contagious diseases; regularly exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals, fumes and airborne particles, and common cleaning agents, i.e. CIDEX.
 
CONFIDENTIALITY
Maintains patient, employee, and hospital confidentiality at all times, discussing patient, employee, or hospital business only with appropriate parties who have a bona fide need to know; and communicating only the minimum amount of information necessary with respect to protected health information (PHI) as identified by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA).
 
 
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Revenue Cycle Director


Revenue Cycle Director

JOB SUMMARY

General Description

Works under the supervision of the Chief Financial officer.  Coordination of succeeding revenue cycle activities to ensure accurate and timely reimbursement to facility and providers in accordance with state and federal requirements. Manages the workflow and performance outcomes of Insurance Verification, Account Auditing, Certified Coding, Patient Financial Counseling, Accounts Receivable Billing and Collections, Patient Accounting Customer Service, and Charge Entry functions for facility.

Responsibility

Provides oversight of quality and productivity standards for these departments.  Ensure effective interdepartmental communication, workflow, and procedures are in place to meet the goals of the departments and the facility.  Provides effective personnel management for the departments, including performance reviews, staff development, and discipline.  Determines and manages appropriate staffing levels based on the types and volume of work.  Provides policy recommendation and development related to quality outcomes and workflows pertaining to areas of responsibility, departmental operations, and other areas as required. Must demonstrate the ability to continuously improve the delivery and outcomes of quality patient/customer care from both financial and customer service perspectives, in accordance with patient safety standards, and Prowers Medical Center standards of excellence and Code of Conduct.  Performs other duties as required.

Accountability

Reports directly to the Chief Financial Officer.

Special Demands

Mental: Astute communication skills with administration, employees, physicians, patients/visitors and public. Ability to adjust to job situations, which involve many different people and projects, requiring independent action and judgment.

Qualifications

Education/Experience:  Minimum of 5-7 years’ experience in Healthcare Revenue Cycle required.

Prior Management/Leadership experience required. Demonstrated project discipline and business and industry

acumen. Knowledge of state and federal regulations. Experience leading healthcare based projects/programs strongly preferred

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Operating Room Nurse


Operating Room Nurse

POSITION SUMMARY

A clinically competent Registered Nurse (RN) who is a professional member of the surgical team within the organizational structure of the Surgical Services Department.  All Operating Room Registered Nurses are expected to maintain proficiency in planning, organizing, directing, executing and evaluating all aspects of patient care within the surgical setting with additional proficiency expectations in the surgical technologist, pre-operative, and P.A.C.U. roles dependant upon areas of expertise, years of experience, and staffing needs. The RN facilitates patient care and the OR schedule to ensure on-time case starts and efficient case turnover, coordinates supply, instrument, and equipment needs, and provides clinical expertise. Professional nursing staff are expected to attain knowledge and competency that reflects current nursing practice following professional practice standards and guidelines, relevent statutues, rules and regulations. All RN's are expected to complete training, education, and orientation to new procedures and processes within the department and throughout the organization. Nurses function collaboratively with patients, families, and others in the conduct of nursing practice and are able to integrate ethical provision in all areas of practice. Nurses consider factors related to safety, effectiveness, cost and impact on practice in the planning and delivery of nursing services at Gunnison Valley Hospital.

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS
Education: Graduation from an accredited school of nursing.
Experience: One or more years of O.R. nursing experience preferred. 
Licenses: RN licensed in the State of Colorado, or compact license.
Certifications: Requires current BLS certification, ACLS within the first year and maintained thereafter. Applicant may complete PALS after hire at the discretion of the Director of Surgical Services. CNOR is preferred.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
  • Quality – completes work with accuracy and thoroughness.
  • Productivity – efficiently utilizes time in accomplishing work.
  • Reliability – completes tasks assigned; follow up as needed.
  • Availability – meets attendance standards; is punctual; works when needed.
  • Decision Making – displays sound judgment; works with minimal supervision
  • Initiative – seeks out productive duties in absence of guidance; is a self starter.
  • Demonstrates professional communication skills with co-workers, physicians, other staff members, patients and patients' families. Communicates, consults, and interacts with team members to share pertinent information in a clear, concise and tactful manner. 
  • Cross trains and floats to other areas of the Surgical Services Department as required (Must demonstrate proficiency and have completed competency check off for each area scheduled. Example: Pre-op/PACU, Scrub role, Central Sterile, etc.)
  • Maintains patient confidentiality and privacy; respects patient’s individual rights.
  • Provides age specific nursing care to all age populations.
  • Provides culturally specific care to diverse cultural populations.
  • Adheres to policy – follows all Surgical Services, PACU and facility wide policies, procedures, and guidelines.
  • Acts within circulating nurse role for all specialties in order to maintain skills.
  • Provides patient safety in the OR at all times.
  • Prepares for assignements/surgical cases beforehand. Utilizes surgeon specific preference sheets. Updates preference sheets as needed.
  • Verifies patient identity and operative procedure according to policy.
  • Anticipates and provides cost effective equipment/supplies based on patient needs; assures equipment and supplies are functional prior to use; operates equipment according to manufacturer’s instructions; verifies availability of supplies and equipment prior to each procedure.
  • Notes the condition and integrity of the patient’s skin. Document any abnormalities, injuries, rashes, lesions, scars, and/or previous surgery.
  • Reports deviations in diagnostic studies such as lab values, radiology, and EKG reports.
  • Identifies the presence/absence of internal and external prosthetic devices, implants, etc.
  • Notes any sensory impairment (hearing, visual, tactile, etc.)
  • Notes nutritional status of patient, NPO status; actual body weight.
  • Verifies and documents an allergy in an appropriate manner.
  • Documents unusual/abnormal findings on nursing documentation; notifies physician and CRNA as indicated
  • Conducts sponge, sharps, and instrument counts according to policy.
  • Demonstrates accuracy in preparation and administration of medications according to policy.
  • Ensures safe transfer technique; selects appropriate personnel for safe transfer and transport; assists with transfers and positioning as indicated or requested.
  • Ensures correct patient positioning with consideration of age, size and physiologic factors. Uses positioning devices correctly. Applies proper principles of patient body alignment.
  • Works within a sterile field; maintains sterility of items opened; discards contaminated materials immediately.
  • Ensures the highest standard of sterile technique used during surgical procedures. Adheres to AORN standards for aseptic technique and initiates appropriate action when break occurs. Applies knowledge of infection control. Demonstrates surgical conscience at all times within the operating room.
  • Performs peri-operative skin prep according to policy.
  • Assists anesthesia as needed. Knowledgeable of anesthetic agents, techniques, actions, interactions, intra-operative medications and reversal agents.
  • Performs or participates a time out for each patient according to policy.
  • Handles specimens according to policy.
  • Collaborates with all members of the health care team to plan, implement, and evaluate patient’s status and treatment plan.  Uses approved SBAR format for all caregiver to caregiver patient handoffs.
  • Completes all appropriate OR charges at the end of each shift.
  • Performs or assists with cleaning and turnaround of operating rooms according to policy in a safe and timely manner.
  • Reports broken or malfunctioning equipment to the appropriate personnel and completes the appropriate paperwork/documentation as needed.
  • Properly completes the initial interview, medication reconciliation, anesthesia protocols, and patient education as required by policy.
  • Knowledgeable of anesthetic agents, techniques, actions, interactions, intraoperative medications and reversal agents.
  • Assists with orientation and training of new personnel
  • Asks questions, seeks out sources of information, demonstrates motivation in continuing education and strengthening his or her own circulator skills.
  • Demonstrates ability to perform effectively in stressful situations.
  • Demonstrates proficiency in computer charting.
  • Participates in the completion of the daily check list at the end of each shift.
  • Completes competency check offs by assigned deadlines.
  • Completes monthly cleaning assignments by deadlines.
  • Able to function independently on call.
  • Adheres to policy Attire in the Operating Room and wears name badge.
  • Completes patient care activities during the assigned shift; effectively organizes work schedule and personal time; willingly assists other staff; as needed, works extra time necessary to meet patient needs; demonstrates ability to adjust to department census/acuity level. Willingly accepts new, temporary, and special assignments.
  • Demonstrates awareness of personal accountability and compliance with Joint Commission and performance improvement standards.
  • Demonstrates leadership skills as evidenced by team management, effective communication and delegation.
  • Participates in process improvement and consistently offers solution based input into improving nursing practice.
  • Promptly reports all variances in care and safety issues in Risk Web.
  • Effectively communicates any concerns to supervisor and uses chain of command to address issues.
  • Attends departmental staff meetings, and 100% of any mandatory meetings/trainings. If unable to attend a departmental staff meeting the minutes must be reviewed and initialed during the next available shift.
  • Participates in drills and emergency response training
  • May be called in for GVH disaster response.
  • Other duties as assigned.
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Coder


Coder

POSITION SUMMARY

The HIM Coder position reviews, analyzes, and codes diagnostic and procedural information for hospital accounts. The primary function of this position is to perform ICD-10-CM, CPT, HCPCS, and ICD-10-PCS coding.  The coding function is performed in compliance with established coding guidelines, third party reimbursement policies, government and state regulations, and accreditation guidelines.  This position requires analytical skills and attention to detail.  The HIM Coder will communicate in a professional manner with physicians and health system staff. 
POSITION QUALIFICATIONS
Education:  Must possess a high school diploma or equivalent.  Formal training in ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS coding required. 
Experience:  A minimum of 3-5 years of  hospital coding preferred.  Experience with the 3M encoder preferred.
Licenses/Certification: Coding certification through AHIMA preferred.  Must have CCS certification within 6 months of hire. 
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
·         Observes professional ethics in maintaining confidential information concerning the personal, financial, medical, or employment status of a patient of  GVH and their families.
·         Evaluates documentation, assigns, and sequences ICD-10-CM, CPT, and HCPCS codes for hospital outpatient health records and ensures the final diagnoses and operative procedures as stated by the physician are valid and complete.
·         Evaluates documentation, assigns, and sequences ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS codes for hospital inpatient health records and ensures the final diagnoses and operative procedures as stated by the physician are valid and complete.
·         Abstracts all necessary information from health records to identify secondary complications and co-morbid conditions.
·         Performs a comprehensive review of the health records to ensure the presence of all component parts required according to the nature of the treatment provided.
·         Assigns modifiers as appropriate.
·         Maintains accurate coding according to established quality and productivity standards.
·         Provides feedback and focused queries regarding incomplete or missing documentation clarification to appropriate staff and physicians.
·         Reviews claims denials and rejections pertaining to coding and medical necessity issues and provides information to Supervisor for appropriate dissemination.
·         Maintains coding accuracy rate of 95% per outside coding audits.
·         Demonstrates commitment to professional growth through participation in professional organizations, workshops, educational programs, review of literature, in-services, and staff meetings.
·         Cooperates with others in the health system to meet department and hospital requirements and goals.
·         Communicates non-compliance or other issues to the HIM Supervisor in a timely and appropriate manner.
·         Provides feedback to the HIM Supervisor to ensure the department processes are continually improving.
·         Demonstrates motivation and accepts other duties as assigned by the HIM Supervisor.
·         Participates in drills and emergency response training.  May be called in for GVH disaster response.
 
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