Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford Director - Finance (1.0 FTE, Days) in Palo Alto, California

Finance & Accounting

1.0 FTE, 8 Hour Day Shifts

Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford is the heart and soul of Stanford Children’s Health. Nationally ranked and internationally recognized, our 311-bed hospital is devoted entirely to pediatrics and obstetrics. Our six centers of excellence provide comprehensive services and deep expertise in key obstetric and pediatric areas: brain & behavior, cancer, heart, pregnancy & newborn, pulmonary and transplant. We also provide an additional, wide range of services for babies, kids and pregnant moms.

Responsible for overseeing and directing the financial activities and services of the hospital as they relate to accounting, budgeting, financial reporting and other finance functions. Develops and implements financial and accounting policies, procedures and programs for the hospital. Monitors preparation of statistical reports and financial information. Manages systems/technology for assigned department.

Essential Functions

The essential functions listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification. They are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.

Employees must abide by all Joint Commission Requirements including but not limited to sensitivity to cultural diversity, patient care, patient rights and ethical treatment, safety and security of physical environments, emergency management, teamwork, respect for others, participation in ongoing education and training, communication and adherence to safety and quality programs, sustaining compliance with National Patient Safety Goals, and licensure and health screenings.

Must perform all duties and responsibilities in accordance with the Service Standards of the Hospital(s).

• Determines department policy by analyzing all pertinent issues and information; assessing the impact of proposed policy on the provision of services to clients; and determining the resources (human, fiscal and equipment) necessary to implement such policy in order to ensure the efficient and effective provision of services.

• Directs all activities of a hospital finance department by determining policy, program priorities, and the use of resources in order to carry out the goals and objectives of the department, the priorities as determined by the service line Vice President, and goals and missions of the hospital.

• Directs the administration of department programs by evaluating the quality of services provided through review of reports and staff; explores solutions to problems and selects the best alternatives; authorizes the redistribution of available resources to meet changing program needs; resolves conflicts between reporting staff on areas of shared responsibility; establishes reporting relationships and administrative controls over program operations; and coordinates activities with other agencies or departments thereof in areas of mutual concern in order to ensure compliance with established policies, objectives, program priorities and applicable laws, rules and regulations.

• Directs, reviews and approves the preparation of the department's annual budget requests by determining priorities among requests from reporting staff.

• Establishes and maintains goals, objectives and plans for carrying out the functions of the department consistent with overall hospital goals.

• Performs related duties such as selecting and evaluating the performance of key reporting staff; preparing various reports, correspondence and position papers; conducting and/or attending meetings and conferences and serving as the department's primary appointing authority.

• Represents the department by participating in or coordinating committees and task forces; providing expert consultation to the service line Vice President and other members of the Hospital management team; and addressing professional organizations and citizen groups to advocate and explain department policy and the needs of client groups served.

• Reviews and/or prepares complex financial reports and analyses.

• Reviews, develops, and implements policies and procedures for the preparation, maintenance and control of hospital's budgetary, accounting and related fiscal activities to ensure compliance with current legislation and regulations; maintains liaison with State and Federal agencies regarding pending or recently enacted legislation or regulations.

Minimum Qualifications

Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities as well as possession of any required licenses or certifications is qualifying.

Education:Master's degree in a work-related field/discipline from an accredited college or university.

Experience:Seven (7) years of progressively responsible and directly related work experience.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

These are the observable and measurable attributes and skills required to perform successfully the essential functions of the job and are generally demonstrated through qualifying experience, education, or licensure/certification.

• Ability to communicate complex concepts in simple form to non-finance users to understand the appropriate use and limits of the information provided.

• Ability to develop financial analyses and provide strategic direction for the organization.

• Ability to develop financial budgets and manage expenses.

• Ability to foster effective working relationships and build consensus.

• Ability to manage, organize, prioritize, multi-task and adapt to changing priorities.

• Ability to mediate and resolve complex problems and issues.

• Ability to provide leadership and influence others.

• Knowledge of computer systems and software used in functional area.

• Knowledge of local, state and federal regulatory requirement related to the functional area.

• Knowledge of principles and practices of organization, administration, fiscal and personnel management.

The Physical Requirements and Working Conditions in which the job is typically performed are available from the Occupational Health Department. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity and non-discrimination in all of its policies and practices, including the area of employment. Accordingly, LPCH does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation or identity, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, marital status, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, or disability. Women and men, members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.