Job Description

Gunnison Valley Hospital

HOSP Finance

Full Time

Day Shift

Job Details:
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 5+ years of experience required.

    Gunnison Valley Health is a county-owned, integrated health system serving the 16,000 residents of Gunnison County, Colorado. The health system is governed by a volunteer board of seven trustees who are appointed for five year terms by the Gunnison County Commissioners. The 300-plus member staff works with 50 local and visiting specialists and local providers to provide primary, specialty and emergency care in hospital and outpatient settings. The system includes a sole community hospital, Medical Services, Hospice & Palliative Care, Nursing Home care, Assisted Living and a philanthropic foundation. Gunnison Valley Health has received numerous national and regional performance awards, including the VHA Leadership Award for Clinical Excellence, Avatar awards for Overall Patient Satisfaction, Colorado's Top 5% ranked Nursing Home, Colorado EMS of the Year awards, and America's Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals for the 7th time!

    Gunnison Valley Hospital is a 24-bed, short term, acute care hospital and Level IV Trauma Center. Local physicians staff the ER 24-hours a day, seven days a week. General surgery, orthopaedic and OB/GYN consultants are available on an on-call basis. Tri-State CareFlight offers flight for life helicopter service to Gunnison Valley Hospital.

    The Gunnison Valley Health Senior Care Center has 59 licensed beds and is the only long-term residential care facility in Gunnison County. The scope of business can be separated into three general areas: skilled nursing care, Alzheimer's/Dementia Care (or the "Special Care Unit"), and Home Medical Services (Home Health and Hospice/Palliative Care). Rehabilitation services are also offered at the Senior Care Center which include both occupational and physical therapy. GVH Assisted Living accommodates 15 residential suites to serve individuals age 55 and older with a keen recognition of each individual's privacy.


    Gunnison Valley Health has been advancing a strategy to connect the pieces of the county - owned health system since 2005. In 2010 the system took a key step in the integration journey to re-brand the system; implementing a new logo and comprehensive identity package, utilizing a "Living Well Together" communications theme. The long term system strategy is to evolve into an integrated system that creates measurable improvement in the health status of the population it serves.

    The hospital is designated as critical access, with 24 beds. While daily census averages around 3.7, the emergency room serves residents and visitors to the county who come primarily for sports and recreation. ER visits translate to surgeries, with 45 percent of in and outpatient surgeries resulting from orthopedic injuries. 2017 patient mix for the hospital is 53% commercial, 27% Medicare, 17% Medicaid, and 3% self-pay. The hospital has been profitable for a number of years as a result of the dominant proportion of commercially insured patients. In 2010, a newly constructed outpatient wing has generated increased lab and imaging business.

    The Senior Care Center (SCC) is a top performing nursing home, serving primarily local seniors who either lived in the community before becoming residents or who were moved here by their children who are current area residents. This is an exciting time as we are in the middle of building a brand new facility with three neighborhoods. More than sixty-five percent of resident fees are paid through Medicaid. The SCC is the only segment of the health system that receives tax support which amounts to an annual payment of around $600,000 as result of a property tax mill levy passed several years ago. The tax support allows the nursing home to break even or earn a narrow positive margin.

    The health system delivers care in a county with unique characteristics. For example, over 65 percent of residents are between the ages of 18 and 65, and this relatively young and very active community has an overall positive health status. Population growth has been flat with about 15,000 year-round residents receiving care. However, the area experiences a dramatic population increase from seasonal residents and visitors during winter and summer. Much of the area's economic health is driven by the seasonal visitors.


    The Chief Financial Officer directs and supervises the financial management of the entire Gunnison Valley Health organization including hospital accounting, financial management, patient financial services, information technology, health information management, materials management. The CFO is also responsible for the annual budget, annual audit, and supervision of the financial services of the Senior Services side (SNF, Assisted Living and Home Medical Services). The CFO serves on the Senior Management Team and is integral in the strategic development and performance of the system. The CFO acts in a leadership role for hospital financial activities including development, committee assignments, and sources of revenue and cost structure, among other assigned matters.

    Gunnison Valley Health includes Gunnison Valley Hospital, Senior Care Center, Assisted Living, Home Medical Services, Foundation and Gunnison Valley Family Medicine. Financial support is provided to the separate 501c3, GVH Foundation.


    Minimum of five (5) years accounting and finance management experience in a hospital setting required. Critical access hospital experience is preferred. Experience with capital financing preferred. Personnel supervisory experience required. Proficiency and Microsoft Office Suite required.


    Oversee, manage and assume overall responsibility for all accounting functions, to include Accounts Payable, Payroll, General Ledger management for all of Gunnison Valley Health (Hospital, Senior Care Center, Assisted Living, and Home Medical Services).

    Provide for month end close of the General Ledger, including management or supervision of all journal entries. Ensure that monthly, quarterly and annual financial statements are published timely and accurately and presentation to appropriate audiences.

    Responsible for supervision, training, development, and evaluation of personnel in the respective departments to include: Finance, Patient Financial Services, Information Technology, Health Information Technology, Rehabilitative Services and Supply Chain Management.

    Provide overall financial leadership for GVH to include goal setting, quality and performance measurement.

    Coordinates the budget cycle for the Hospital and acts in leadership role for Senior Care Center budget. Coordinate the annual financial audit and cost report preparation and timely filing. Responsible for organizing and conducting Manager's Operating Report with Directors of the organization in accordance with the established schedule as in cooperation with the CEO.

    Oversees Gunnison Valley Health's investment portfolio in consultation with the CEO and all appropriate members of the Board of Trustees and Board Finance Committee.

    Acts as the "administrator" of the Board Finance Committee including schedule setting, agenda planning and distribution, implementation or direction for action items from meetings, and assuring that recommendations are submitted to the full Board for consideration.

    When requested by the CEO and/or Board, pursues methods for financing of capital projects or capital acquisitions, provides required information to financial institutions and lenders, and provides oversight for debt payments and reports for creditors when required and requested.

    Responsible for providing management and leadership for the Hospital Revenue Cycle and all associated elements, procedures, practices, policies, documents associated with Cycle.

    Actively participates in Hospital's Information Technology Team and oversees the activities of the Team and the implementation of the Hospital's I.T. Strategic Plan.

    Collaborates and supports the annual planning required for the establishment of Gunnison Valley Health's employee benefit and compensation programs by providing financial information, models and projections associated with the plans.

    Actively participates in the Hospital's Compliance Program, inclusive of team meetings, investigations, improvement initiatives, report development and submission, and completion of corrective actions, in compliance with the Compliance Plan.

    Required to take Administrative call rotation. Participates in drills and emergency response training. May be called in for GVH disaster response.


    An attractive compensation package has been created to attract an outstanding individual. To be discussed with finalist.

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