Experience:
3-5 years of experience
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Employment Type:
Full time
Posted:
5/20/2019
Job Category:
Administration
Contract Specialist II
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Dignity Health | Santa Cruz, CA
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Job Description

Overview

About Us

Dominican Hospital (a member of Dignity Health) is a 222-bed facility that offers a wide range of services to residents of California's Central Coast. With 24/7 emergency care, comprehensive care in cardiac, orthopedics, oncology, women's and children's services, we continue to lead the region in medical innovation and excellence in healthcare.

Comprehensive Care

Dominican offers emergency services and is a Certified Stroke Center and Chest Pain Center. Dominican's services include the only comprehensive Cancer Center in Santa Cruz County, a Total Joint Replacement program, and advanced neurological and endoscopic services. Dominican regularly receives 'A' grades for hospital safety from Leapfrog Group, and has received national recognition for superior patient safety, cardiac care, and stroke treatment from Healthgrades, a leading provider of comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals.

As Santa Cruz County's heart attack (STEMI) receiving center, Dominican Hospital provides cutting edge cardiac care. The hospital's heart attack treatment times consistently beat the national average, and the hospital offers two cardiac catheterization labs available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Groundbreaking cardiac procedures at Dominican include the Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) procedure, which allows for heart valve replacement without opening a patient's chest.

Dominican Hospital has forged significant partnerships with area hospitals to bring exceptional care to Santa Cruz County. The hospital offers a level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) through a partnership with Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. Neurosurgery at Dominican is also offered through a partnership with Stanford Health Care.

In The Community

Beyond care inside the hospital, Dominican is dedicated to the health and wellness of the Santa Cruz community.

Community programs include a Mobile Wellness Clinic, a tattoo removal program, and support groups for patients and new mothers. In addition, and in accordance with our mission, Dominican Hospital supports programs for the underserved in our community, including children and adults, students, seniors, and the homeless population. Dominican also has received several awards for environmental excellence.

ResponsibilitiesThe primary responsibility for the individual in this role is to manage the contracts of the hospital. Qualifications Equivalent experience to a Bachelor's degree in Business, Marketing, Healthcare Administration or another similar field. Three years of Contract Administration Proficiency with personal computer operations and software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) Effective oral, written and interpersonal communication skills Excellent problem solving skills. Knowledge of healthcare management theory and practice. Familiarity with hospital organization, structure and processes. Effective interpersonal skills when dealing with a variety of people. Group facilitation skills. Experience with hospital legal agreements, contract language, and attorney interactions. Familiarity with Title 22, EMTALA/COBRA, HIPPA, Stark, Anti-kickback Statute, False Claims Act, Tax Exemption and other State and Federal laws as they pertain to healthcare contracting. Understanding of general principles of corporate compliance and healthcare law.

About Dignity Health

Company Description

At Dignity Health, formerly Catholic Healthcare West (CHW) a family of more than 60,000 caregivers and staff are delivering excellent care to diverse communities across Arizona, California and Nevada. Founded in 1986 and headquartered in San Francisco, Dignity Health is the eighth largest hospital provider in the nation and the largest hospital system in California.

We are dedicated to delivering high-quality, affordable health care services in a compassionate environment that meets each patient’s physical, mental and spiritual needs. Upholding the core values of dignity, justice, stewardship, collaboration, and excellence, our healing philosophy serves not just our patients, but our staff, our communities, and our planet.

Through teamwork and innovation, faith and compassion, advocacy and action, we endeavor every day to keep you happy, healthy, and whole.

Mission & Values

Our mission sets a clear focus for our work. Our values define how we carry out the mission. Our vision demands that we consistently and effectively live up to both.

Our Mission
Dignity Health and our Sponsoring Congregations are committed to furthering the healing ministry of Jesus. We dedicate our resources to:

  • Delivering compassionate, high-quality, affordable health services;
  • Serving and advocating for our sisters and brothers who are poor and disenfranchised; and
  • Partnering with others in the community to improve the quality of life.

Our Vision
A vibrant, national health care system known for service, chosen for clinical excellence, standing in partnership with patients, employees and physicians to improve the health of all communities served.

Our Values
Dignity Health is committed to providing high-quality, affordable health care to the communities we serve. Above all else we value:

  • Dignity - Respecting the inherent value and worth of each person.
  • Collaboration - Working together with people who support common values and vision to achieve shared goals.
  • Justice - Advocating for social change and acting in ways that promote respect for all persons and demonstrate compassion for our sisters and brothers who are powerless.
  • Stewardship - Cultivating the resources entrusted to us to promote healing and wholeness.
    Excellence
    - Exceeding expectations through teamwork and innovation.

Working Here

We take great pride in our compassionate, faith-based foundation. Providing a working environment where our people can live the values and deliver on the mission is the most important thing we can do as an employer. We want our employees to grow in their profession, we want to provide them with opportunities for advancement and continuing education, and we want them to feel that they are living a healthy balance between work and home.

Benefits

As part of our commitment to attract and retain the best talent, we foster an environment where our employees are valued for who they are, not just what they do. We offer a comprehensive benefits package including:

    * no-premium HMO medical, dental and vision coverage
    * coverage for domestic partners
    * life insurance
    * paid time off program
    * flexible spending accounts
    * retirement plan, and more

And, to enhance career development goals, we provide opportunities to continually learn and grow through:

    * our Dignity Health Learning Institute (in-house educational program)
    * RN-to-BSN Distance Education Courses (through Dignity Health & Holy Names College's NEXUS videoconferencing service)
    * tuition reimbursement of at least $3,000 per year
    * pilot nurse mentor program in collaboration with the California Nurses Association Foundation
    * clinical excellence, leadership and specialty training programs