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Decision Support Specialist 3 - 7534 at University of California - Davis Medical Centers in Sacramento, California

Posted in Other 14 days ago.

Type: Full Time

Job Description:

Department Description

This position is with Decision Support Services.

Job Summary
Final Filing Date : 10/30/2020. Interviews may be held at any time.
Salary Range : $2,613.03 - $3,927.20 budgeted range, Grade 23.
Salary Frequency : Biweekly
Appointment Type : Career
Percentage of Time : 100%
Shift Hour : 08 hours
Location : Broadway Building
City : Sacramento
Union Representation : No
Benefits Eligible :Yes

We offer exceptional employment benefits including medical, dental, and vision plans, generous paid vacations and holidays, excellent retirement savings and investment plans, continuing education, and reduced fee and scholarship programs.



The Decision Support Specialist 3 oversees detailed financial analyses including service line profitability, cost initiatives, physician centered metrics, long range financial analysis, forecasting, pro forma analysis, and business plan development for various Hospital and School of Medicine (SOM) departments with an emphasis of support for the Practice Management Board (PMB) within the SOM. Proactively identifies a variety of analyses related to patient volumes and financial measures with a focus on improving the financial performance of UC Davis Health. Collaboratively works with other UC campuses to research and implement best practices and innovative ideas. Assists with financial performance improvements through the use of analytical tools, business knowledge, and a close working relationship with leadership. Provides decision support and recommendations to senior leadership by providing detailed financial analyses supporting the strategic needs of Hospital and SOM departments by developing business plans, assessing professional revenue opportunities, analyzing clinical productivity, developing long range budgets for investments, and providing financial analyses for patient access related projects. Proactively develops, interprets, and implements solutions with a focus on improving processes using innovative ideas and techniques. Analyzes and develops recommendations regarding financial implications to the SOM s current and prospective clinical programs through the benchmarking of processes and metrics in order to further develop the clinical practices, consolidate efficiency, and improve financial and utilization performance.

Required Qualifications

* Bachelor s degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting, Business or Finance or equivalent combination of education and experience

* Knowledge of and experience with decision support systems and analytics

* Experience with hospital operating and capital budgeting, benchmarking, productivity monitoring; health care financial and reporting experience preferred

* Knowledge of accounting and financial concepts; knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles and internal control concepts

* Experience assimilating data sets to develop data findings, conclusions and recommendations

* Strong computer skills including MS Excel, databases (MS Access, SAS) and presentation software (Power Point).

* Critical thinking skills to recognize opportunities, report on the financial impact of proposed actions and work with leadership to develop appropriate business strategies

* Analytical, statistical and mathematical skills to conduct quantitative analysis with a high degree of accuracy

* Able to present information to diverse groups, support findings and collaboratively drive change based on organizational goals and strategic objectives

* Experience managing multiple tasks and projects, prioritizing and meeting deadlines while openly communicating project status to customers and using interpersonal skills to negotiate deadlines

* Demonstrated experience being helpful, respectful, approachable, and building positive working relationships throughout the organization

Preferred Qualifications

* MHA/MBA/Masters of Finance degree

* Academic medical center/health system experience

* Experience using the Allscripts EPSi budgeting and cost accounting system or other hospital cost accounting system strongly desired

* Experience with UHC/ActionOI or NACHRI benchmarking systems/

* SQL server knowledge and experience

* Experience with Tableau or other data visualization software

Special Requirements
This position may be subject to a criminal background investigation, drug screen, Live Scan fingerprinting, medical evaluation clearance, and functional capacity assessment.


The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.