Ardent Health Services invests in quality healthcare.

Ardent makes considerable investments in people, technology, facilities, and communities, producing high quality care and extraordinary results. Since 2001, those investments total more than $835 million. From newly constructed facilities and expanded services, to lifesaving technology and outstanding opportunities for employees, Ardent is committed to providing its hospitals and clinics the tools needed to succeed.

Recapitalized and supported by the financial strength of Ventas, Inc., an S&P 50 company and leading real estate investment trust, and Equity Group Investments, Ardent is expanding its network and bringing its unique combination of resources and proven management expertise to new communities.

Ardent Health Services has become the second largest private and for-profit hospital operator in the U.S. Ardent Health Services consists of:

  • 21 hospitals in seven states
  • 3,578 licensed beds
  • 19,000 employees
  • Approximately 600 employed physicians
  • $3 billion in revenue

Additionally, Ardent has embarked on a complete install of Epic for its electronic health record (EHR) system in all of its hospitals with the first of its hospitals launching the system in the summer of 2017. The investment in Epic is just one example of Ardent's commitment to high quality care and forward thinking strategy for growth.

Bay Medical Sacred Heart:

Bay Medical Sacred Heart (BMSH), located in Panama City, Florida, is a joint venture with the Sacred Heart Health System of Pensacola, Florida, with net revenues exceeding $200 million. BMSH is a 323 bed regional medical center that provides hospital care and outpatient services to patients from a seven-county region in Northwest Florida. BMSH has nearly 300 physicians on staff representing virtually every medical specialty and a support staff of more than 1,700 dedicated employees. In addition, BMSH is the area's only Level II Trauma Center, Level II Cardiac Center and has the only open-heart surgery program within a 75-mile radius.

Job Overview:

We are currently recruiting for an Assistant Chief Financial Officer (ACFO) for Bay Medical Sacred Heart.

The ACFO reports directly to the Chief Financial Officer of the hospital. As one of the key managers of the hospital, the ACFO will be involved in the financial operations. This role will have direct exposure to corporate leadership and will have supplemental development as directed from that level. It is intended that this position offers the potential for advancement to the Chief Financial Officer.

ACFO Behavior Standards:

  • Integrity
  • Accountability
  • Others needs above own
  • Simplify and Improve
  • Business Acumen
  • Foster Innovation
  • Professional Development
  • Solicit and act upon feedback

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assists the hospital administrative team in developing annual budgets and budget presentation package.
  • Assists the CFO in the planning, control and effective utilization of the financial resources of the institution.
  • Effective collaboration with hospital departments. Serve as an educator and resource to department managers related to policies, procedures and best practices.
  • Support the CFO in development of accounting personnel and any other staff as assigned.

On the Job Development:

  • Responsible for gaining knowledge with a high proficiency in the areas of patient accounting, general ledger accounting/AP/payroll, third-party reimbursement, resource management, HIM, materials management, information systems, and internal audit control structure.
  • Responsible for gaining knowledge with a high proficiency of FTE productive management system with a demonstrated ability to facilitate necessary corrective actions for standard adherence.
  • Responsible for gaining knowledge with a high proficiency in the employment process, wage and benefit administration, pay practices, hospital associate handbook, and general employment law.
  • Responsible for gaining advanced understanding of Corporate processes, such as CER processing, contract review, contract management, real estate, and routine reporting requirements.

Supplemental Development Activity:

The ACFO will enhance professional growth and development through participation in educational programs, current literature, in-service meetings and workshops. The following subject matter will be supplemented by the CFO and corporate financial leaders:

  • Patient Accounting
  • Reimbursement
  • HIM
  • Administrative
  • Information Systems
  • Audit
  • Accounting
  • Case Management
  • Purchasing
  • Physician Practice Management
  • Productivity
  • Leadership Development

Job Requirements:

  • 3+ years' experience in a hospital based financial leadership role
  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance; Masters degree and CPA certification preferred
  • Willingness to relocate to Panama City, Florida