THA is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against applicants or employees on the basis of race; color; creed; religion; sex; age; national origin; citizenship status; ancestry; pregnancy; sexual orientation; gender identity or expression; genetic information; or past, present or future membership in a U. S. Uniformed Service.  In addition, THA does not discriminate against qualified individuals with physical, visual or mental disabilities.  Also, THA does not discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, however, an exception exists where the employee or applicant makes the disclosure based on information obtained in the course of performing their essential job functions.

THA accepts resumes only in response to specific job postings. Resumes submitted otherwise will not be kept on file.

Current Openings:

Vice President, Finance and Medicare

Responsible for the implementation of the THA initiatives on financial issues including, but not limited to, government payer reimbursement issues including traditional Medicare, TennCare, and health reform. The position serves as a member resource on issues including capital funding and investments, cost accounting, financial reporting and budgeting.

The position is responsible for providing financial consultation to THA Legal Counsel. This position assists in legislative advocacy efforts by providing support to the Government Affairs Department on appropriate financial issues, including hospital charging, billing and collections. The individual in this position monitors state and federal reimbursement issues and communicates emerging issues and recommendations to the THA Board, staff and membership. The VP of Finance & Medicare ensures the statewide hospital charge transparency website remains current.

The position coordinates with and provides financial consultation to the THA SVP of the Tennessee Center for Patient Safety (TCPS) and the membership on the financial impact of quality reporting and pay for performance issues.

The position provides financial consultation and coordinates with the SVP of THA Solutions Group (THASG) in the evaluation and selection of potential vendors to service THA membership. This position assists with the development of corporate and division goals on financial, reimbursement and federal program integrity issues and the development of programs, education and other operations to insure effective accomplishment of the association’s goals. The position is responsible for coordination with outside legal counsel, consultants and members for group member appeals on reimbursement issues.

The position serves as THA’s primary membership resource for Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA) reimbursement guidelines and requirements and tax-exempt hospital IRS 990 guidelines and requirements.

$92,000-$100,000 annually, depending on experience. Potential for additional compensation for more extensive experience.

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Senior Accountant

Under the supervision of the Assistant Vice President, Accounting/Controller, prepares balance sheets, profit and loss statements, and other financial reports. Responsibilities also include analyzing trends, costs, revenues, financial commitments, and obligations incurred to predict future revenues and expenses. Reports organization's finances to accounting department management, and offers suggestions about resource utilization, grant utilization strategies, and assumptions underlying budget forecasts. Also responsible for all payroll activities.

$62,000-$70,000 annually, depending on experience.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE JOB: (listed in order of importance) List your principal accountabilities; identify what you do, what end results you are accountable for, and how you measure your success.

1. The ability to adapt to a changing work environment and meet challenges presented throughout the day.

2. Responsible for performing all payroll activities.

3. Calculate and maintain all employee benefit plans listed below and ensure that all benefit contributions are deposited according to Association and IRS/governmental policies.

• PTO accrual
• Health Savings Accounts
• Health Reimbursement Accounts
• Flexible Spending accounts
• 401(k) retirement accounts
• Section 529 plan

4. Produce and analyze THA Solutions Group (THASG) financial statements to be provided to the Controller, the CFO, the CEO, and Board of Directors. This includes making all general ledger entries, month-end closing entries, and balance sheet reconciliations and making any adjustments as needed.

5. Make all THASG cash flow entries to the general ledger, performing bank statement reconciliations and maintaining an accurate cash balance.

6. Produce and analyze financials for Tennesseans for a Responsible Future. This includes making all general ledger entries, month-end closing entries, and balance sheet reconciliations and making any adjustments as needed.

7. Prepare financial statements and supporting schedules for the THA Unemployment Compensation Fund. Maintains payroll claims and contribution summaries for each member. Works with Unemployment Cost Control provider in developing contribution rates for its not-for-profit members. Distributes rate schedules to members. Acts as a liaison between fund members and the State of Tennessee, Suntrust Bank, and Thomas and Company.

8. Properly allocated deferred income over future periods.

9. Maintain and prepare required financial reporting of all federal, state, and third party grant awards in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and specific grant requirements. Responsible for ensuring compliance with funding source and following administrative guidelines. Assist in developing budgets for new grants. In charge of preparing reimbursement requests for federal and state grants; preparation of quarterly and annual correspondence and expenditure reports, and monitoring grant related expenditures and ledgers. Responsible for post award grant accounting, including grant closeout functions required by Grants and Contracts Administration and sponsors, including reconciliations, financial status reports, and final invoices.

10. Serve as liaison to grantors (federal, state, and other) for grant related financial matters.

11. Prepare and file required state and federal reports for both of THA’s political action committees (Friends of THA and HOSPAC).

12. Stay apprised of changes in federal and state campaign finance laws.

13. Annually verify that all THA employees and THA contractors that lobby Tennessee state government officials on behalf of THA register themselves as THA lobbyists through the Tennessee Ethics Commission Bureau of Ethics and Campaign Finance (TEC).

14. As an employer of lobbyists, maintain THA lobbyists’ information and pay the annual employer registration fee for each of them through the TEC website.

15. Initiate annual payment of professional privilege taxes for THA employees that are lobbyists or professionals in compliance with Tennessee state law.

16. As an employer of lobbyists, prepare required semi-annual expenditure reports to the TEC.

17. Prepare yearly 990 tax returns for Section 527 political organizations.

18. Prepare quarterly Supplemental Executive Retirement Plan (SERP) statements for senior executive staff.

19. Prepare and maintain financial statements for THA’s hospital districts (8) within the state.

20. Responsible for filing corporate annual reports for THA, its subsidiaries, and related companies (8) to the State of Tennessee.

21. Analyze trends, costs, revenues, financial commitments, and obligations incurred to predict future revenues and expenses. Report organization's finances to department management, and offer suggestions about resource utilization, grant utilization strategies, and assumptions underlying budget forecasts.

22. Must be available in the office during regular office hours.

23. The ability to sit for long periods of time.

1. Assist with monthly closings and account analysis.

2. Assist with year-end audit preparation and coordinate grant activities with independent CPA firm for preparation of A-133 audit.

3. Perform other accounting and financial tasks assigned by CFO and Controller.

1. The ability to adapt to a changing work environment and meet challenges presented throughout the

2. Knowledge of the financial accounting process.

3. Attention to detail and accuracy.

4. Good communication skills.

5. Strong multi-tasking and organizational skills.

6. Capability of meeting assigned deadlines.

7. Ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively with all levels of employees.

8. Knowledge of generally accepted accounting practices and principles.

9. Knowledge of and proficiency with Microsoft accounting software system.

10. Proficient use of Microsoft office applications, including Excel.

11. Knowledge of federal, state, and other grant regulations and operation policies.

12. Understanding of federal and state campaign finance laws and reporting requirements.

1. Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or equivalent accounting hours required.

2. Requires at least five years of experience in a related area.

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Project Manager, Tennessee Center for Patient Safety

This position supports the Tennessee Center for Patient Safety (TCPS) by serving as a project manager for key TCPS programs, including the Patient Safety Organization (PSO) and Tennessee Surgical Quality Collaborative (TSQC). This position supports the TCPS PSO by managing and maintaining key operations, including invoicing, contract compliance, marketing and communications, as well as education logistics support and administrative support. This position also supports the TSQC by assisting in coordination and project management for its activities, including education meetings, leadership calls, contract compliance, website resources, communication and other logistics for the successful management of the collaborative. This position also serves as the Executive Assistant to the Senior Vice President of TCPS and to the VP, Member Services. In addition, this position supports TCPS programs and other special projects as needed or assigned.

The Tennessee Center for Patient Safety (TCPS) mission is to advance Tennessee hospitals’ adoption of proven strategies that enhance the reliability, safety and quality of care received by patients. The TCPS provides extensive education, resources and direct support to hospitals to accomplish the mission of better outcomes for patients.

The Patient Safety Organization (PSO) serves member hospitals in the collection, aggregation and analysis of safety events to facilitate shared learning to improve quality and patient safety. The PSO services include a voluntary adverse event/near miss data collection system, comparative analysis and feedback on events, education and support for participating hospitals within a protected legal environment.

The Tennessee Surgical Quality Collaborative (TSQC) is a partnership between THA’s TCPS and the Tennessee Chapter of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) to improve surgical care and outcomes through use of the ACS National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) database, networking and education programs.

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Requires either a Master’s in Public Health or similar graduate degree; Bachelor’s degree plus three years of experience in a similar position; or high school diploma with five years of experience in a similar position.

$41,000-$47,000 annually, depending on experience.

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Infection Preventionist

The Infection Preventionist (IP) is responsible for developing and implementing quality improvement strategies and interventions related to the Tennessee Center for Patient Safety (TCPS) initiatives and the Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (HIIN) contract to meet the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) harm reduction goals. The IP provides education and facilitates member collaboratives that focus on preventing infections and improving the quality and safety of healthcare delivery. The IP develops topic-specific project plans and is responsible for the efficient and effective execution of interventions with hospital teams.

The IP is responsible for leading the TCPS project work on healthcare associated infections (HAI), which may include:

  • Catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI)
  • Central line-associated blood stream infections (CLABSI)
  • Clostridium difficile (C. diff)
  • Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)
  • Multi drug-resistant organisms (MDRO)
  • Sepsis
  • Surgical-site infections (SSI)
  • Ventilator-associated events (VAE)
  • Other emerging infections

The IP uses clinical judgment and leadership skills to provide direct support to hospital teams to assist with development and implementation of strategies, identify and overcome barriers to success and facilitate the capture and dissemination of best practices.

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  1. Bachelor’s degree in a clinical or health-related program is required. Masters of Science degree in related health field preferred.
  2. Minimum of five years direct experience in patient safety or clinical performance improvement required.
  3. Certification in infection prevention required.
  4. Experience working with healthcare-related data collection activities preferred.
  5. Experience working with individuals and groups from diverse backgrounds preferred.
  6. Experience working in multi-disciplinary team-based settings preferred.

 $78,000-$95,000 annually, depending on experience

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Economic and Data Quality Analyst

The Economic and Quality Data Analyst provides the quantitative design and execution of projects and analyzes the data generated from such to support and document the value of the Tennessee Center for Patient Safety (TCPS) programs. The programs promote and facilitate the achievement of improvement in quality and safety in Tennessee hospitals in ways that are clinically, scientifically and statistically sound and that can be objectively documented to meet grant and contract requirements and deliverables to the THA board of directors. The position will support the data analysis and reporting needs for the THA Hospital Improvement and Innovation Network (HIIN) contract and future Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) funded projects, Tennessee Surgical Quality Collaborative (TSQC), TCPS programs and THA special projects. 

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  1. Bachelor’s degree required, and master’s degree preferred. Major area of focus in data analytics, statistics, biostatistics, epidemiology, public health or a related field.
  2. At least three years of experience working in healthcare-related statistical analysis.

$66,000-$76,000 annually, depending on experience

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Resumes may also be submitted via mail to Attn: Human Resources, Tennessee Hospital Association, 5201 Virginia Way, Brentwood, TN 37027 or fax to Suzette Crutchfield at 615.242.8327.