Director of Decision Support | The Confidential Search Company

08 Sep 2020 2:56 PM | Anonymous

Position Description: We have been engaged to conduct a confidential search for a Director of Decision Support for our client, a regional healthcare delivery system with acute care and critical access hospitals as well an extensive variety of primary and specialty care physician practices. They have their offices in Lewiston, Maine.

The starting salary is up to $140k+, depending on background and experience. There may be some flexibility for an outstanding candidate.

The Director of Decision Support will be able to work remotely during bad weather and at other times but will be required to work on-site as needed.

Relocation assistance is available as appropriate.

The Director of Decision Support (Director) oversees Financial Decision Support (DS). The Director will develop and maintain analytical models, tools, and ad hoc analyses to support the organization’s efforts to allocate resources and forecast future financial results.

The Director will:

  • Assure integrity of the Trendstar data by coordinating the effort to eliminate errors in the systems that feed the database.
  • Develop the annual operating budget and five (5) year forecast.
  • Oversee clinical cost accounting, budget analysis and financial decision support (market share analysis, cost accounting, budget variance, statistical reporting, external comparison and areas of financial risk).
  • Be responsible for developing, implementing and monitoring the Financial Decision Support strategic plan.
  • Conduct annual DS gap analysis, develop system functionality goals and track accomplishments.
  • Work closely with the Quality Division clinical data analysts to assure that the Trendstar database meets their needs.
  • Ensure the data elements in Trendstar are populated to provide complete statistical and clinical/financial decision support options.
  • Oversee the development of procedures to audit data integrity, report “opportunities of improvement” to the Vice President of Finance and facilitate desired outcome.
  • Keep abreast of the Trendstar feeder system changes and enhancements.
  • Oversee and facilitate elements mapped into the Trendstar database ensuring the company is utilizing the maxiimum potential from the decision support functionality.


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • Minimum of three (3) years of experience with database management
  • Experience with Trendstar Decision Support System, AS400 functionality, Billing and Clinical Systems, Advanced Knowledge of Clinical Data Elements and Clinical Coding Process
  • Advanced user of databases, spreadsheets, graphics and statistical reporting
  • Experience with a Decision Support System and experience maintaining Hospital AS400 ADT/OC system
  • Successful management experience in financial management
  • Strong communication and facilitation skills
  • Ability to promote effective collaboration and teamwork among individuals of multiple disciplines and across organizational boundaries
The Confidential Search Company is an executive recruiting firm that specializes in the placement of financial Executives, VPs, directors, Managers and Specialists in the healthcare industry.

All inquiries will be treated confidentially.

For more information about this opportunity please contact:

Matthew O’Brien
The Confidential Search Company
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