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VP-Finance at Ascension

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We Are Hiring
The In-market Vice President of Finance 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.
What You Will Do
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 Presidents 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.

What You Will Need
  • Bachelor's degree required.
  • Master's degree preferred.

Work Experience:
  • 7 years of experience required.
  • 10 years of experience preferred.
  • 5 years of leadership or management experience preferred.

Additional Preferences
No additional preferences.
Why Join Our Team
When you join Ascension, you join a team of over 150,000 individuals across the country committed to a Mission of serving others and providing compassionate, personalized care to all. Our inclusive culture, continuing education programs, career coaches and benefit offerings are just a few of the resources and tools that team members can use to create a rewarding career path. In fact, Ascension spent nearly $46 million in tuition assistance alone to support associate growth and development. If you are looking for a career where you can grow and make a difference in your community, we invite you to join our team today.
Equal Employment Opportunity Employer
Ascension is an equal opportunity employer (EEO) and affords equal opportunity to all associates and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic data, or other legally protected status.
For further information regarding your EEO rights, click on the following link to the "EEO is the Law" poster:
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Where we are

11801 Domain Boulevard, Austin, TX 78758

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What are Ascension Perks + Benefits

Ascension Benefits Overview

While the Ascension network expands across the United States, a common bond unites our caregivers at each ministry: the desire to provide compassionate, personalized care for all — especially those most in need. To ensure we are caring for the needs of our quality associates, we offer affordable, accessible care through our comprehensive benefits program. With many choices, you can select the plans that best meet your needs, providing security now and in the future

Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing Education stipend
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks

An Insider's view of Ascension

What is your vision for the company?

“I work with a bunch of creatives in the human-centered design field; we live in a constant state of curiosity and are always challenging assumptions. Our team focuses on uncovering the challenges that our patients and caregivers face and we ultimately hope to provide solutions to address any pain points"

Esha Bhargava

VP Experience Research, Clinical Products

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

“My goal is never to tell my teams how to do something. I want my teams to feel empowered to own their solutions in addition to the creative process it takes to get them there. When a team’s software exceeds the mark, I ensure they receive the recognition they deserve as part of their commitment to supporting our healthcare communities.

Michael Behm

Director of Software Engineering

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