Job: Decision Support Manager - San Mateo Medical Center (Open)

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Job Title:Decision Support Manager - San Mateo Medical Center (Open)
Closing Date/Time:Thu. 11/09/17 11:59 PM Pacific Time
Salary:$47.44 - $59.32 Hourly
$3,795.20 - $4,745.60 Biweekly
$8,222.93 - $10,282.13 Monthly
$98,675.20 - $123,385.60 Annually
Job Type:Full-Time
Location:San Mateo County, California

NOTE: This recruitment schedule was amended on November 2, 2017 from a continuous recruitment to closing. The Final Closing Date will be November 9, 2017.  

**Please note:  This position has been filled.

Note: This recruitment schedule was amended on July 13, 2017 to extend the Final Filing Date.  This recruitment has been changed to "Continuous."

Under the direction of the Director of Financial Planning and Analysis, the Decision Support Manager of the San Mateo Medical Center performs financial analysis tasks of varied nature and complexity, undertakes numerous projects that affect the future of the hospital and makes recommendations for enhancing financial and quality performance.

The ideal candidate has 5 years of management experience in finance/decision support; 3 years of experience in an acute healthcare setting; a Bachelor's degree in finance, accounting, healthcare administration, business administration, or related field; strong technical, inter-personal, and communication skills; knowledge of various data systems used in hospitals, such as Cerner Decision Support System; experience in data analysis of healthcare clinical and/or administrative data domains; advanced SQL experience/skill; and ability to effectively manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment.

About San Mateo Medical Center
San Mateo Medical Center is an integrated system of healthcare providing inpatient services, outpatient services, and long-term care through a fully accredited 509-bed acute care hospital, skilled nursing facility and 10 clinics located across the County of San Mateo.

The mission of the Medical Center is to partner with patients to provide excellent care with compassion and respect. The Medical Center is integral to a County-led initiative to design and implement a new, creative, sustainable community-wide health care delivery system.

A $350M budget supports the main campus at 39th Avenue in San Mateo and a clinic system, which provides 246,000 ambulatory visits annually. These clinics offer primary, pediatric and specialty care services at several locations throughout the County of San Mateo. Over 58,000 people per year are served by these clinics.

The County of San Mateo is located on the scenic peninsula between San Francisco and the Silicon Valley. It provides the benefits of temperate climate and clean air, with abundant ocean sports and recreational activities. Rural open space areas, as well as metropolitan San Francisco, are within easy reach. The County of San Mateo government has a budget of $2.6 billion, with a workforce of over 5,000 employees in 30 agencies and departments.
 Examples Of Duties:
Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Develop and prepare financial analyses, financial projections, financial modeling, and reports used by management in decision-making.
  • Provide financial and clinical information from various decision support tools for capital budgeting/planning, service line reporting and analyses, business plan development, charge master support, revenue and reimbursement analyses, cost analyses, productivity analyses, and other projects as requested.
  • Oversee the development of system requirements and training needs regarding the Decision Support System.
  • Assist with the implementation of new or changes to existing information technology systems or process improvements.
  • Support financial planning process through analysis and evaluation of financial viability of prospective business ventures, major capital investments, and strategic planning projects.
  • Establish procedures to ensure the accurate collection, summarization, reporting and interpretation of budget, cost, statistical and outcomes data.
  • Establish and implement hospital-specific costing methodologies for determining specific cost data relative to procedures and products.
  • Analyze cost and budget information as needed to provide management with an accurate understanding of the hospital's past and prospective financial performance.
  • Select, supervise, train and evaluate professional, technical and clerical personnel as assigned.


Education and Experience:
Any combination of education or experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain qualify is:

Education: Equivalent to a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in accounting, auditing, economics or business administration or other field applicable to the responsibilities and abilities required by the position.
Experience: Three years of increasingly responsible experience performing a wide variety of financial duties in a large, complex public agency.

Knowledge of:
  • Advanced principles and practices of accounting, research methods and financial planning.
  • Basic principles and practices of County department operations and its administration and organization.
  • Advanced principles of financial administration, including public budgeting and reporting.
  • Principles of personnel training, supervision and evaluation.
  • Principles and techniques of systems analysis and design.
  • Computer systems and applications as used within the County.
  • Financial and operational activities related to a variety of County departments.
Skill/Ability to:
  • Coordinate section activities with other departments, programs and/or outside agencies.
  • Direct and participate in the analysis of a wide variety of moderate to complex
    administrative/operational problems and make effective operational and/or procedural recommendations.
  • Interpret departmental policies, guidelines and procedures; develop recommendations for improvements, as necessary.
  • Supervise, evaluate and train assigned personnel.
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Perform complex mathematical and statistical calculations accurately.
  • Establish and maintain effective work relationships with those contacted in the performance of required duties.

Anyone may apply. A supplemental application form must be submitted in addition to our regular employment application form. Resume or CV will not be accepted as a substitute for the required employment application and supplemental questionnaire.

The examination process will consist of an application screening (pass/fail) based on the candidates' application and responses to the supplemental questions. Candidates who pass the application screening will be invited to a panel interview (weight: 100%). Depending on the number of applicants, an application appraisal of education and experience may be used in place of other examinations or further evaluation of work experience may be conducted to group applicants by level of qualification. All applicants who meet the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement through any subsequent phase of the examination. All examinations will be given in San Mateo County, California and applicants must participate at their own expense.

IMPORTANT: Applications for this position will only be accepted online. If you are currently on the County's website, you may click the "Apply Online" button above or below. If you are not on the County's website, please go to to apply.Online applications must be received by the Human Resources Department before midnight on the final filing date. 


Tentative Recruitment Schedule for First Round:
First Round Application Filing Deadline: July 12, 2017
First Round Application Screening: July 19, 2017
First Round Panel Interviews:  August 8 and/or 9, 2017

Effective July 1, 2014, the County of San Mateo will no longer require job applicants to disclose conviction history information until after the applicant successfully completes all examination phases for the recruitment. All passing applicants will receive instructions by email only from Human Resources staff to complete and submit a conviction history questionnaire online within a specified deadline of two business days. Failure to do so within the timeframe will disqualify you from the rest of the process. Please visit this link at to find out more information about the conviction history questionnaire so that you can prepare accordingly.

Note: Positions in criminal justice agencies currently required by law to pass background checks are exempted from this bill, and applicants may be required to submit conviction information at the time of application.
County of San Mateo is an Equal Opportunity Employer

HR Analyst: Kristin Herman (062117) (Financial Services Manager I - D060)

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