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Athena Health Care Systems Business Office Manager in Lowell, Massachusetts

Business Office Manager


Northwood Rehabilitation & Health Care Center - Lowell, MA

Posted 4 weeks ago

We are hiring a Business Office Manager to join our dynamic care team at Northwood Rehab in Lowell!

Working with our team and residents will give you purpose in your professional and personal life.

Here at Athena Health Care Systems, our employees are the heart of our organization, and we take immense pride in their dedication. We are not only committed to delivering high-quality care and customer service to our patients and their families, but we also aspire to be the employer of choice. We strive to create a workplace where your skills and talents are nurtured to allow you to grow within the company.

As the Business Office Manager, you assist in the day-to-day accounting function of the facility in accordance with current applicable accounting and cost reimbursement principles relating to the long-term care operations, and as may be directed by the Administrator or Accountant.

Education & Experience:

  • Must possess an associate’s degree in Accounting and/or an equivalent of two (2) years training and experience in health care accounting, billing & collections.

  • Must have as a minimum two (2) years experience in bookkeeping or accounting practice.

  • Experience in health care accounting preferred but not required.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Bill and Collect all Patient Accounts.

  • Balancing and updating monthly closing.

  • Communicate all potential Patient AR Account issues with Administrator.

  • Supervise and oversee employee with regard to training of job functions, hiring, and firing and employee performance evaluations.

  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of all job descriptions within the department.

  • Discuss billing situations with residents and/or responsible parties.

  • Stay current with intermediary procedural changes.

  • Maintain accurate and timely records and reports, including all accounts, journals, deposits, ledgers, etc.

  • Maintain accurate census data.

  • Secure all cash and valuables on hand, per policy.

Specific Requirements:

  • Must be able to read, write, speak, and understand the English language.

  • Must possess the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action.

  • Must possess the ability to deal tactfully with personnel, residents, family members, visitors, government agencies/personnel and the general public.

  • Must be able to type 45 words per minute and use a 10-key calculator.

  • Must possess the ability to plan, organize, develop, implement, and interpret the programs, goals, objectives, policies and procedures, etc., that are necessary for providing sound accounting techniques.

  • Must have patience, tact, cheerful disposition and enthusiasm, as well as be willing to handle residents, staff, based on whatever maturity level at which they are currently functioning.

  • Must possess the ability to seek out new methods and principles and be willing to incorporate them into existing accounting practices.

  • Oversees and supervises Assistant Business Office Bookkeeper.

  • Maintains Resident Trust or where applicable delegates the responsibility.

  • Is knowledgeable in various payment sources as needed and assists resident and families.

  • Is diligent in collections.

About Athena Health Care Systems:

Northwood is managed by Athena Health Care Systems. Athena Health Care Systems, headquartered in Connecticut, has been a pioneer in delivering exceptional healthcare services since its establishment in 1984. Operating nursing homes across Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island, Athena stands out as one of the premier and highly regarded providers of skilled nursing centers in Southern New England. Through our commitment to improving both the lives of our residents and the quality of our environments, we have transformed our managed facilities into thriving communities where residents enjoy an enhanced quality of life, and employees find a fulfilling and supportive work environment.

Become a vital part of our team committed to delivering exceptional care to the residents we serve.

Athena’s Benefits:

  • Competitive and Weekly Pay

  • Holiday Pay for Hourly and Salaried Employees

  • Overtime Pay for Hourly Employees

  • Career Advancement Opportunities

  • Exclusive Employer Discount Program

Benefits Available for Eligible Team Members:

  • Employer Paid Life Insurance

  • 401(k) with Employer Match

  • Vacation and Personal Time

  • Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance

  • Health insurance among the lowest employee contributions in the state (Employee Contributions as low as $12.00 for singles & $39.00 for families)

We are an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. All individuals, regardless of personal characteristics, are encouraged to apply. Athena Health Care Systems and its managed centers follow federal and state mandatory guidelines regarding staff vaccinations; our vaccination policy requires all newly hired staff, regardless of position or work location, to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless they receive an approved exemption from Athena, except where prohibited by state law.

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