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POST DATE 9/2/2016
END DATE 11/25/2016

University of California - San Francisco Medical Centers San Francisco, CA

San Francisco, CA
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Full Time
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Bachelors Degree


Job Title

Senior Financial Analyst - Cancer Services (ANL 5)

Job ID


Job Code


Job Family

Professional Support Staff


Mission Bay

Weekly Hours

40 ; 100%

Appointment Type



Cancer Enterprise Finance


8-hour Days

Full/Part Time


Union Information

This classification is not represented by a union

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Our legacy of unsurpassed patient care and unceasing mission to integrate high-tech medical research with clinical operations has led to our prestigious standing as one of the top 10 hospitals in the nation according to U.S. News & World Report. As a premier health care institution dedicated to advancing health worldwide, UCSF Medical Center can also be the best place to advance and shape your career.

The medical center's employees are one of the most important reasons why we are recognized as one of the nation's best hospitals. To work at UCSF Medical Center is to be part of an institution that provides the highest caliber of care to patients; a nurturing, dynamic and team-oriented atmosphere in which to best use your skills and talents.

Job Summary

The UCSF Health Cancer Services brings clinical and research service capabilities into a unified management structure and single operating unit, achieving strategic, operational and financial alignment between the School of Medicine, Medical Group, and the Cancer Clinical Services as well as provider affiliates. Its structure streamlines decision making, strengthens the ability to act with one voice, and ensures accountability at every point to execute collectively agreed upon commitment to excellence and efficiency. The UCSF Health Cancer Services 2020 vision is to provide innovative, high-quality, cost-competitive clinical services, and deliver an unparalleled patient experience across the entire care continuum.

The Senior Financial Analyst will be responsible for providing data analysis and reporting for UCSF Cancer Services and the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center. The role is to turn data into information to be able to access, analyze and present information from operational, financial, clinical and/or industry data sources to help guide decision-making for cancer programs.

Reporting to the Finance Manager, Cancer Services, the incumbent will be engaged in the following:

* Help define analyses to elucidate problems and assist Cancer Services leadership in making sound operational, financial and strategic decisions.

* Obtain and manipulate data in a straight-forward, detail-oriented way, that demonstrates knowledge of financial and operational concepts.

* Present results so the framework, assumptions and results are clear to the broad range of stakeholders.

The successful candidate will assist in the coordination, organization and execution of quantitative and qualitative analyses such as operations management, business case development, and business intelligence dashboards.

The incumbent will work closely with decision support professionals, information technology and clinical systems professionals, department managers, senior leaders, and outside consultants.

The flexibility to orient and work at all UCSF Medical Center locations is required.

Required Qualifications

* Bachelor s degree in a related field with three to five years healthcare analysis or finance experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience

* Advanced knowledge/experience with Microsoft Excel (including PowerPivot)

* Experience with EPSi or another hospital decision support software application is desirable, as is experience working in Epic or another electronic health record system

* Competence with PowerPoint or another presentation software package, and experience preparing leadership presentations will be important to this role

* Experience performing complex data analysis and transformation using various iterations of SQL with tools such as Excel, MS-Access or MS SQL is highly desirable

* Knowledge of health care, finance, and information technology as normally acquired through completion of a Bachelor s degree in business, information systems, health care administration, or a related field

* Must be a team player with proven ability to interact well with all levels of management and staff. Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills are required to succeed in this role

* Demonstrated ability to work independently with little guidance using good analytical and political judgment in dealing with a wide variety of administrators, physicians and managers in an academic health care institution

* A professional approach to work including a strong sense of responsibility for assigned duties. Demonstrated ability to handle and prioritize multiple assignments and overlapping deadlines. Possess a high level of accuracy and attention to detail

* Must be flexible and have a positive attitude, and a sense of humor is highly desirable

* The flexibility to orient and work at all UCSF Medical Center locations is required

Preferred Qualifications

* Knowledge of Epic reporting

* Experience with commonly-used healthcare data sources (e.g., UHC s CDB/RM database, Sg2)

* Experience at an academic medical center

* Understanding of U.S. healthcare industry trends, including ACO s and value-based care

* Knowledge of Qlikview software


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Living Pride Standards

Service Excellence

* Demonstrates service excellence by following the Everyday PRIDE Guide with the UCSF Medical Center standards and expectations for communication and behavior. These standards and expectations convey specific behavior associated with the Medical Center s values: Professionalism, Respect, Integrity, Diversity and Excellence, and provide guidance on how we communicate with patients, visitors, faculty, staff, and students, virtually everyone, every day and with every encounter. These standards include, but are not limited to: personal appearance, acknowledging and greeting all patients and families, introductions using AIDET, managing up, service recovery, managing delays and expectations, phone standards, electronic communication, team work, cultural sensitivity and competency.

* Uses effective communication skills with patients and staff; demonstrates proper telephone techniques and etiquette; acts as an escort to any patient or family member needing directions; shows sensitivity to differences of culture; demonstrates a positive and supportive manner in which patients / families/ colleagues perceive interactions as positive and supportive. Exhibits team work skills to positively acknowledge and recognize other colleagues, and uses personal experiences to model and teach Living PRIDE standards.

* Exhibits tact and professionalism in difficult situations according to PRIDE Values and Practices

* Demonstrates an understanding of and adheres to privacy, confidentiality, and security policies and procedures related to Protected Health Information (PHI) or other sensitive and personal information.

* Demonstrates an understanding of and adheres to safety and infection control policies and procedures.

* Assumes accountability for improving quality metrics associated with department/unit and meeting organizational/departmental targets.

Work Environment

* Keeps working areas neat, orderly and clutter-free, including the hallways. Adheres to cleaning processes and puts things back where they belong. Removes and reports broken equipment and furniture.

* Picks up and disposes of any litter found throughout entire facility.

* Posts flyers and posters in