Research Account Analyst

Job ID
Employment Type
Full Time
Research Administration
Hours / Pay Period
St Josephs Hospital and Medical Center
Standard Hours
Mon-Fri (8-5 pm)
Work Schedule
8 Hour


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Located conveniently in the heart of Phoenix, Arizona, St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center is a 571-bed, not-for-profit hospital that provides a wide range of health, social and support services.  Founded in 1895 by the Sisters of Mercy, St. Joseph's was the first hospital in the Phoenix area. More than 125 years later, St. Joseph's remains dedicated to its mission of caring for the poor and underserved.


We are extremely proud to be a nationally recognized center for quality quaternary care, medical education and research. St. Joseph's includes the internationally renowned Barrow Neurological Institute, Norton Thoracic Institute, Cancer Center at St. Joseph's, Ivy Brain Tumor Center, and St. Joseph's Level I Trauma Center (which is verified by the American College of Surgeons). The hospital is also a respected center for high-risk obstetrics, neuro-rehabilitation, orthopedics, and other medical services. St. Joseph’s is considered a sought-after destination hospital for treating the most complex cases from throughout the world. Every day, approximately 20 percent of the hospital’s patients have traveled from outside of Arizona and the United States to seek treatment at St. Joseph’s.


U.S News & World Report routinely ranks St. Joseph's among the top hospitals in the United States for neurology and neurosurgery.  In addition, St. Joseph's boasts the Creighton University School of Medicine at St. Joseph's, and a strategic alliance with Phoenix Children's Hospital.

St. Joseph's is consistently named an outstanding place to work and one of Arizona's healthiest employers. Come grow your career with one of Arizona's Most Admired Companies.

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Job Summary:

This position is responsible for all aspects of research financial account management within the Dignity Health Research Institute Arizona service area. Requires depth of knowledge in clinical research administration business practices consistent with federal guidelines including expertise in billing compliance per legally binding contract terms. Responsibilities include clinical trial subject billing, management, oversight and compliance. This position ensures research subjects/patients are registered properly, research coding is completed, and bills are sent out correctly for research activities; assures billing compliance with CMS/Medicare/insurance requirements; manages process for obtaining Medicare contractor approval for billing of investigational Category B devices; serves as a resource to investigators and research coordinators. This position is also responsible for financial analytical review; prepares accruals of new research revenues and maintains Accounts Receivable schedules; analyzes monthly research financial reports to ensure accuracy and integrity of information; facilitates clinical trial sponsor invoicing.




Minimum Requirements:

Minimum of three (3) years of experience in hospital or medical practice patient billing setting with demonstrated knowledge of medical billing coding principles.

Bachelor's degree in healthcare, accounting, finance or equivalent combination of education and work experience.

Operational understanding and working knowledge of Lawson General Accounting System.

Previous experience with Cerner, or other electronic medical record system. Working knowledge of patient billing software systems.



Five (5) years of experience in clinical research financial management in an university or hospital setting with demonstrated knowledge of research budgets, research patient billing, coverage analysis, research grants management, general accounting and other financial processes.


Master’s degree in healthcare, accounting, finance and or equivalent combination of education and work experience.


Current CITI training certificate. Certificate in Healthcare Research Compliance (CHRC). Experience with CMS National Coverage Determinations and qualifying clinical trial laws.








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