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Corporate Manager, Physician Compensation and Funding Analysis

Physicians Accounting

Vancouver, BC



Reporting to the Corporate Director, Business Information and Physician Compensation, the Corporate Manager, Physician Compensation and Funding Analysis is responsible for leading the development, implementation and evaluation of all matters relating to physician compensation and funding in the Finance Department for the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) and its’ Agencies.


The Corporate Manager, Physician Compensation and Funding Analysis works closely with staff from Physician Compensation & Planning, the Faculty of Medicine at UBC (external to PHSA) and the Ministry of Health to ensure financial obligations under the contract(s) relating to physician compensation and funding are reviewed to identify the financial risks to the organization. This position collaborates with agency physician department managers/directors in developing annual business plans and budgets related to physician compensation and funding. This position monitors, assesses and reports departmental fiscal performance against budget targets and recommends corrective action. This position ensures that effective internal control and procedures for disbursements and billings exist. This position ensures effective communication on all physician related matters, within finance and with relevant departments outside finance. This position leads development of a corporate database housing all relevant physician information and directs a matrix group of staff, including staff in Disbursements and Revenue Operations with respect to physician compensation funding.

Scope and Complexity

  • The Corporate Manager, Physician Compensation and Funding Analysis works in a complex, multi-site organization providing leadership and guidance to finance staff and leadership, information and guidance to others throughout the organization in an area of specialized knowledge to define, clarify and provide assistance to achieve goals.
  • This position analyzes, interprets, problem solves and exercises independent and professional judgment in the completion of their responsibilities. This position applies creative or original thinking in situations where guidelines do not exist or are unclear and where required consults with supervisor for confirmation or direction. This position initiates, develops, and facilitates financial processes, policies and procedures to support the operations of the PHSA. Errors in judgment, decision-making, timeliness and accuracy of reporting could have serious financial consequences for the organization.

Communications

  • Internally, the Corporate Manager, Physician Compensation and Funding Analysis has ongoing contact with staff at all levels of the organization, including, senior executives, finance directors, the Medical Advisor and directors of Physician Compensation & Planning, managers and medical directors of all physician departments. Contact involves influencing and persuading other management staff regarding strategic directions and larger tactical decisions, influencing and persuading others regarding organizational culture and general approaches to physician compensation analysis.
  • External communication includes ongoing contact with a wide variety of outside individuals and agencies including ministry officials and representatives from other health authorities to gather and exchange information and to negotiate physician compensation and funding in conjunction with Medical Affairs. In addition, this position communicates with staff in the Faculty of Medicine at UBC to gather and provide information.

What you’ll do 

  • Reviews financial obligations relating to physician compensation compared to physician funding. Ensures that all contracts undergo financial review to identify the risks and liabilities to the organization and advises the Finance senior management of these issues.
  • Works closely with the physician department manager/directors and with Business Planning to develop operating budgets, monitor and interpret financial and utilization information, and analyses variances from plan.
  • Works closely with Physician Compensation & Planning and the Faculty of Medicine at UBC ensuring timely payments to physicians and applicable recoveries from the Ministry of Health or other external agencies are received on a timely basis.
  • Develops implements and monitors internal controls in conjunction with PHSA Internal Assurance over physician disbursements and billing.
  • Guides and leads staff in the development, implementation and maintenance of a corporate physician database/PeopleSoft functionality that contains all relevant physician information, ensuring that the information can be used for reporting requirements.
  • Works in conjunction with Corporate Manager, Business Applications to identify the information technology needs of the area and plan, direct and implement systems to introduce innovative and technological solutions to financial operations.
  • Develops, implements and evaluates financial physician compensation policies and procedures in collaboration with Physician Compensation & Planning and Finance management to ensure efficient transaction processing and to standardize practices and minimize future risks.
  • Provides financial advice to the Managers/Medical Directors of the physician departments on all related financial matters.
  • Together with the Department of Medical Affairs develops and implements quality improvement programs to ensure services are provided in the most efficient and effective manner by ensuring standards are aligned with the PHSA’s mission and strategic plan and the standards set by the Canadian Council on Health Services Accreditation (CCHSA).
  • Participates in the development and evaluation of departmental goals and objectives consistent with customer needs and the mission and strategic plans of Finance and the PHSA. Assists team members to define shared and individual short and long term goals, ensuring alignment of these goals with departmental goals. Provides leadership to staff through coaching, modeling key behaviours, encouraging dialogue, and providing guidance and advice to facilitate resolutions to work issues. Fosters team spirit, trust and mutual respect.
  • Identifies development and training opportunities for staff, builds capabilities of the team and continually strives for optimal deployment of the talents within the team. Recruits new team members when required by leading or participating in initiation of postings, interviewing applicants, making hiring decisions, completing documentation and conducting related training and orientation procedures.
  • Evaluates individual and overall team performance in collaboration with appropriate internal stakeholders and peer staff. Identifies process issues and develops and implements quality initiatives to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the team. Investigates individual performance issues and other staff issues, initiating where necessary, disciplinary action up to and including termination.
  • Identifies new initiatives, partnership opportunities and new developments, policies, procedures and internal controls in area of responsibility through analysis, literature review, contact with peers at other organizations, industry advisor groups, professional associations and attendance at seminars, workshops and education programs. Where required, makes recommendations to supervisor for evaluation and/or approval. Leads or participates in resulting initiatives or other corporate initiated projects for area of responsibility, including: defining project scope, developing project plans, supporting the work of project team members, overseeing project implementation, reporting and evaluating results.
  • Collaborates with supervisor to develop and submit for approval, the annual capital and operating budgets for area of responsibility. Monitors actual expenditures, identifies variances from approved budgets and recommends remedial actions where required.
  • Participates as required on internal and external committees.
  • Performs other related duties.

What you bring

Qualifications

  • Professional accounting designation (CA, CGA or CMA), with a minimum of ten (10) years recent related experience within a large complex multi-site organization in a position with increasing leadership responsibility.

Skills & Knowledge

  • In depth knowledge of Canadian Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and Generally Accepted Auditing Standards.
  • Customer focused with ability to facilitate and encourage co-operation between diverse operational groups and skill sets.
  • Collaborative leadership skills in working with others to identify issues, design solutions, follow up with action, and evaluate results.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Superior presentation skills including the ability to comprehend complex issues and present information in concise meaningful ways.
  • Excellent communication skills including the ability to negotiate and persuade others.
  • Excellent staff supervisory skills. Ability to deal effectively with all levels of staff.
  • Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills including the ability to prioritize workload to meet deadlines.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage budgets and compile reports in timely manner and in an inter-professional, multi-program and multi-site environment.
  • Strong computer and financial application skills including demonstrated ability to productively use spreadsheet, word processing, presentation and database applications.
  • Physical ability to perform the duties of the job.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of legislative obligations and provincial commitments found in the foundational documents - including Truth & Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action (2015), In Plain Sight (2020), BC's Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (2019), United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), Reclaiming Power and Place Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women & Girls Calls for Justice (2019), the Declaration Act Action Plan and Remembering Keegan: A First Nations Case Study - and how they intersect across the health care system.
  • Supports team members on their ongoing learning journey, ensuring education strategy for team/department to eradicate Indigenous-specific racism and discrimination and embed Indigenous Cultural Safety at a practical level.
  • Ensure integration of the legislative obligations and provincial commitments into policies, procedures and programs prior to engaging IH teams/departments.
  • Commitment to upholding the shared responsibility of creating lasting and meaningful reconciliation in Canada as per TRC (2015) and BC's Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (2019).
  • As a strong asset for consideration, we are looking for our successful candidate to have: Knowledge of social, economic, political and historical realities of settler colonialism on Indigenous Peoples and familiarity with addressing Indigenous-specific anti-racism, anti-racism and Indigenous Cultural Safety and foundational documents and legislative commitments (The Declaration Act, the Declaration Action Plan, TRC, IPS, Remembering Keegan, etc.).

What we bring

Every PHSA employee enables the best possible patient care for our patients and their families. Whether you are providing direct care, conducting research, or making it possible for others to do their work, you impact the lives of British Columbians today and in the future. That’s why we’re focused on your care too – offering health, wellness, development programs to support you – at work and at home.

  • Join one of BC’s largest employers with province-wide programs, services and operations – offering vast opportunities for growth, development, and recognition programs that honour the commitment and contribution of all employees.
  • Access to professional development opportunities through our in-house training programs, including +2,000 courses, such as our San’yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training course, or Core Linx for Leadership roles.
  • Enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, including municipal pension plan, and psychological health & safety programs and holistic wellness resources.
  • Annual statutory holidays (13) with generous vacation entitlement and accruement.
  • PHSA is a remote work friendly employer, welcoming flexible work options to support our people (eligibility may vary, depending on position).
  • Access to WorkPerks, a premium discount program offering a wide range of local and national discounts on electronics, entertainment, dining, travel, wellness, apparel, and more.

Job Type: Temporary Full-Time until 07/28/2025
Salary Range: $106,026 - $152,413/year. The starting salary for this position would be determined with consideration of the successful candidate’s relevant education and experience, and would be in alignment with the provincial compensation reference plan. Salary will be prorated accordingly for part time roles.
Location: 1333 West Broadway, Vancouver, BC V6H 1G9
Closing date: Applications accepted until position is filled
Hours of Work: Monday - Friday 09:00-17:00
Requisition #: 165863E

As per the current Public Health Order, full vaccination against COVID-19 is a condition of employment with PHSA as of October 26, 2021.

What we do

The Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) plans, manages and evaluates specialized health services with the BC health authorities to provide equitable and cost-effective health care for people throughout the province. Our values reflect our commitment to excellence and include: Respect people – Be compassionate – Dare to innovate – Cultivate partnerships – Serve with purpose.

Learn more about PHSA and our programs: jobs.phsa.ca/programs-and-services

PHSA is committed to equity in our hiring and employment practices. With learning and compassion, we are addressing existing inequities and barriers throughout our systems. PHSA is seeking to create a diverse workforce and to establish an inclusive and culturally safe environment. We invite applications and enquiries from all people, particularly those belonging to the historically, systemically, and/or persistently marginalized groups identified under the B.C. Human Rights Code.

One of PHSA’s North Star priorities is to eradicate Indigenous-specific racism, which includes dismantling barriers to health care employment at every level. We welcome Indigenous individuals to apply and/or contact the Sanya'kula Team (Indigenous Recruitment & Employee Experience) for support at indigenous.employment@phsa.ca.

Indigenous-specific anti-racism initiatives are rooted in addressing the unique forms of discrimination, historical and ongoing injustices, and marginalization faced by Indigenous peoples. These initiatives align with an Indigenous rights-based approach, recognizing the inherent rights and self-determination of Indigenous communities. PHSA must uphold legislative obligations and provincial commitments found in the foundational documents such as including Truth & Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action (2015), In Plain Sight (2020), BC's Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (2019), United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), Reclaiming Power and Place Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women & Girls Calls for Justice (2019), the Declaration Act Action Plan and Remembering Keegan: A First Nations Case Study.

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