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Careers2018-10-26T16:12:19+00:00

Job Openings at Bako Diagnostics

If you are looking for a great career, look no further than Bako

Posting Date: 10.25.18

Job Title: Director Human Resources

Department: Administration

Supervisor:  Chief Financial Officer/President

Shift:  Day

FLSA Status: Exempt

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JOB SUMMARY

The Human Resource Director is responsible for directing all of the people functions of the organization in accordance with the policies and practices of Bakotic Pathology Associates, LLC the ethical and social consciences of business and society, and the laws, regulations and administrative rulings of governmental organizations and other regulatory and advisory authorities and organizations. The incumbent will also be responsible for the strategic human resource planning to provide the organization with the best people talent available and to position the organization as the employer of choice by being aware of policies, practices and trends within the industry.

KNOWLEDGE AND CRITICAL SKILLS/EXPERTISE

  • Business Acumen
  • Communication
  • Consultation.
  • Critical Evaluation
  • Ethical Practice.
  • Global & Cultural Awareness
  • HR Expertise
  • Leadership & Navigation
  • Relationship Management
  • MS Office (Word, Power Point, Excel etc.)

POSITION REQUIREMENTS (EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, LICENSURE/CERTIFICATIONS)

Required:

Bachelor’s degree in Business or relevant field

10 years’ related experience or training, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) credential

A plus:

Appropriate industry experience

SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) credential

Masters’ degree or equivalent; or 10-15 years of related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience

TASKS, DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

1.

  1. Interacts with physicians, employees and clients in a positive manner consistent with the mission and values of Bako Diagnostics.
  2. Plans, develops, organizes, implements, directs and evaluates the organization’s human resource function and performance.
  3. Participates in the development of the organization’s plans and programs as a strategic partner, but particularly from the perspective of the impact on people.
  4. Translates the strategic and tactical business plans into HR strategic and operational plans.
  5. Evaluates and advises on the impact of long-range planning of new programs/strategies and regulatory action as those items affect the attraction, motivation, development and retention of the people resources of the organization.
  6. Develops staffing strategies and implementation plans and programs to identify talent within and outside the organization for positions of responsibility. Identifies appropriate and effective external sources for candidates for all levels within the organization.
  7. Develops progressive and proactive compensation and benefits programs to provide motivation, incentives and rewards for effective performance.
  8. Develops programs to allow the organization to embrace applicants and employees of all backgrounds and to permit the full development and performance of all employees.
  9. Influences and or develops human resource planning models to identify competency, knowledge and talent gaps and develop specific programs to fill the identified gaps. Areas of activity will include talent management through proper succession planning programs for key contributor and management positions, training and development programs for preparing employees for more significant responsibilities, and general business development programs to enhance employee knowledge and understanding of the business of the company and the lab industry.
  10. Continually assesses the competitiveness of all programs and practices against the relevant comparable companies, industries and markets.
  11. Establishes credibility throughout the organization to be an effective listener and problem solver of people issues.
  12. Develops appropriate policies and programs for effective management of the people resources of the organization. Included in this area would be programs for employee relations, affirmative action, sexual harassment, employee complaints, performance management, external education and career development, among others.
  13. Enhances and/or develops; implements and enforces HR policies and procedures of the organization by way of systems that will improve the overall operation and effectiveness of the organization. In particular, manages the human resource information systems database and provides necessary reports for critical analyses of the HR function and the people resources of the organization.
  14. Provides technical advice and knowledge to others within the human resource discipline.
  15. Manages other areas such as relocation, employee communication, employee safety and health, and community relations.
  16. Manages the budget and other financial measures of the HR department.
  17. Continues improving the programs, policies, practices and processes associated with meeting the strategic and operational people issues of the organization.
  18. Evaluates the HR structure and team plan for continual improvement of the efficiency and effectiveness of the group as well as for providing individuals with professional and personal growth opportunities.

WORKING CONDITIONS

This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as laptop computers and smartphones. This is a full-time position which regularly requires longer hours and may require evening and weekend work.  Travel is primarily local during the business day, although some out-of-area and overnight travel may be expected.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. This position requires the ability to occasionally lift office products and supplies, up to 20 pounds.

POSITIONS SUPERVISED

This position manages all employees within the HR function and is responsible for the performance management and hiring of the employees within that department.

Requirements listed are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills, and/or abilities.  This position description is not meant to imply that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position.  Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job duties requested by the supervisor.

Bako Diagnostics is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. Bako Diagnostics is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status. We support an inclusive workplace where employees excel based on personal merit, qualifications, experience, ability, and job performance.

Posting Date: 10.26.18

Job Title: Molecular Research Associate

Department: Molecular – Research and Development

Supervisor:  Vice President of R&D

Shift:  Day

FLSA Status: Exempt

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JOB SUMMARY

The Molecular Research Associate will have responsibility of executing the experiments, collection of data and data analysis by following good development practices.

KNOWLEDGE AND CRITICAL SKILLS/EXPERTISE

  • Experience with PCR and other nucleic acid-based technologies.
  • Experience with DNA, RNA, and protein extraction and quantification
  • Ability to work in a fast paced growth environment without compromising quality.
  • Ability to maintain laboratory notebooks following good documentation practices.
  • Ability to follow instructions without making mistakes.
  • Should know basic use of MS excel, MS word, and PowerPoint.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS (EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, LICENSURE/CERTIFICATIONS)

  • BS in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Genetics or related science with 5+ years of industry experience in Molecular Assay or Product Development.
  • MS in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Genetics or related science. Direct relevant industry experience of >1 year in Molecular  Assay or Product Development is preferred

TASKS, DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Performs assigned tasks based on instructions, analyses experiment data, summarizes results and troubleshoots if needed, and presents findings to teammates.
  • Participates in the R&D group discussion, assists in feasibility and optimization studies, and performs verification and validation studies according to the study plans in compliance with CLIA and CAP guidelines.
  • Interacts with scientists and other stake holders in a positive manner consistent with the mission and values of Bako Diagnostics.
  • Has sense of urgency and is willing to cooperate with project timeline requirements.
  • Keeps laboratory notebooks up to date and with sufficient details that results can be reproduced.

Other duties as assigned.

WORKING CONDITIONS

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those and employee encounters while performing the essential functions of their job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of their job, the employee is regularly exposed to fumes or airborne particles and toxic or caustic chemicals. The employee is frequently exposed to human tissue. Personal protective equipment to lower the risk of exposure is provided by employer. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

Minimal physical requirements for this position.

POSITIONS SUPERVISED

No formal supervisory authority.

Requirements listed are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills, and/or abilities.  This position description is not meant to imply that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position.  Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job duties requested by the supervisor.

Bako Diagnostics is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. Bako Diagnostics is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status. We support an inclusive workplace where employees excel based on personal merit, qualifications, experience, ability, and job performance.

Posting Date: 8.7.18

Job Title: Medical Technologist

Department: Microbiology

Supervisor:  Microbiology Manager

Shift:  Day

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

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JOB SUMMARY

Performs and interprets laboratory tests in the Clinical Laboratory for the diagnosis and care of pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric patients.

KNOWLEDGE AND CRITICAL SKILLS/EXPERTISE

  • Requires reading and knowledge of medical terminology.
  • Language Ability – Ability to read and interpret documents such as patient requisitions, safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
  • Math Ability – Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
  • Reasoning Ability – Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished either verbally or written.  Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS (EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, LICENSURE/CERTIFICATIONS)

• Completion of a formal medical laboratory scientist/medical technologist training program ASCP certification as a Clinical Laboratory Scientist.

• Ability to implement and perform clinical laboratory procedures according to proper standard and regulations.

• Completion of an appropriate certification examination. Acceptable certifying agencies include: ASCP, NCA, AMT, AABHHS (HEW).

TASKS, DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Interacts with physicians, employees and clients in a positive manner consistent with the mission and values of Bako Integrated Physician Solutions.

2. Technical:
• Performs laboratory tests, and investigates and troubleshoots test results and/or system failures.
• Prepares, monitors, and operates analytical test instruments to ensure that test results are medically reliable.
• Evaluates patients’ samples to determine their suitability for examination and/or referral to a reference laboratory.
• Prepares and reviews test findings and results to be reported to physicians and other medical personnel.
• Follows up, or investigates events or situations with specimens which may lead to adverse test outcomes.

3. Quality Control and other duties:
• Supports departmental QA program by performing and documenting quality control and preventative maintenance. Investigates resolves and documents quality control or instrument maintenance problems.
• Performs proficiency testing for intralaboratory comparisons, and to meet regulatory requirements.
• Monitors temperatures, services and cleaning of lab equipments.
• Assists in achieving and maintaining laboratory certification as appropriate.
• Maintain a clean and safe prep work area according to guidelines of
Infection/Exposure Control and Chemical Hygiene guidelines.
• Ensures proper disposal of wet tissue and chemicals according to company policy.

4. Support Responsibilities:
• Provides assistance Data Clerks, Technicians, Customer Services and Clients as needed to ensure proper specimen collection, handling, labeling, and processing.
• Coordinates inventories of supplies and reagents to ensure adequate, economical levels are available.
• Unpack and stores supplies.
• Unpacks specimens, assigns a number and documents a receive date.
• May assist with the orientation and training of other employees.
• Maintains confidentiality regarding all phases of laboratory work and findings.
• Maintains record keeping logs according to policy manual guidelines.
• Practices proper safety techniques in accordance with company and departmental policies and procedures. Immediately reports any mechanical or electrical equipment malfunctions, unsafe conditions, or employee/visitor injury/accident to Manager.

WORKING CONDITIONS

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those and employee encounters while performing the essential functions of their job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of their job, the employee is regularly exposed to fumes or airborne particles and toxic or caustic chemicals. The employee is frequently exposed to human tissue. Personal protective equipment to lower the risk of exposure is provided by employer. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; used hands; reach with hand and arms and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

POSITIONS SUPERVISED

None

Requirements listed are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills, and/or abilities.  This position description is not meant to imply that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position.  Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job duties requested by the supervisor.

Bako Diagnostics is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. Bako Diagnostics is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status. We support an inclusive workplace where employees excel based on personal merit, qualifications, experience, ability, and job performance.

Posting Date: 9.21.2018

Job Title: Director of Marketing

Department: Marketing

FLSA Status: Exempt

Application Deadline: Open until position filled

COMPANY OVERVIEW

APPLY ONLINE

At Bako Diagnostics we are an organization dedicated to bringing our podiatry customers the highest quality laboratory services and products. We are committed to supporting the continuing education and growth of the professionals that we serve. We recognize that each specimen represents a patient and we will work diligently to exceed all expectations and deliver unparalleled service to improve patient outcomes. We will relentlessly evolve our processes through research and innovation, while fostering a work environment of respect, integrity, and accountability. With more than 230 employees, and a national footprint – we look for talented people to expand our business, advance our science and contribute to our unique culture.

POSITION SUMMARY

Based in Alpharetta, GA, Bako Diagnostics is actively seeking a Director of Marketing for a growing marketing team to think outside of the box with creative thinking and actions to enhance the organization’s image and position within the marketplace, grow the brand, and the bottom line.  This marketing professional will also develop and coordinate all marketing, sales, and promotional efforts on behalf of the company and its services.  This person will coordinate marketing activities to assure growth, service development, and oversee internal/external communications; have high expectations for marketing quality control, profitability, and operating cost efficiency.

PRINCIPLE ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Interact with physicians, employees and clients in a positive manner consistent with the mission and values of Bako Diagnostics.
  • Create, Plan, Develop, Implement, and Measure the success of creative marketing strategies that drive tremendous growth for the company; believing that big wins come from big ideas.
  • Direct the efforts of the marketing staff and coordinate at the strategic and tactical levels with the other functions of the organization.  Lead and grow a creative, forward thinking marketing team.
  • Develop a deep understanding of Podiatry and Dermatology practice economics, laboratory standards and preferences.
  • Create highly-effective promotional/educational materials, exhibits, and digital marketing programs; Experiment and test new channels and techniques within the digital space.  Create and manage website content.
  • Direct the efforts of the marketing staff and coordinate at the strategic and tactical levels with the other functions of the organization.  Lead and grow a creative, forward thinking marketing team.
  • Coordinate the appearance of all Organization print, and electronic materials including letterhead, use of logo, brochures, journals etc. Create long-term strategies for content creators to maximize brand awareness and sales.
  • Partner with department leaders to develop strategic campaigns, lead generation, conferences, and marketing events.  Partner with VP of Corporate & Professional Relations to coordinate all trade events and engage in clinical and marketing discussions with clinicians and association organizers.
  • Ensure articulation of Organization’s desired image and position, assure consistent communication of image and position throughout the organization, and externally.  Manage corporate communications and brand expansion. Manage social networking strategies i.e. Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, Instagram, Twitter etc.
  • Regularly coordinate/oversee relevant market research and lead other projects as assigned.
  • Recommend and achieve short and long-term marketing goals and objectives.
  • Develop short and long-term plans and budgets for the Marketing team, monitor progress, assure adherence, and evaluate performance.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with external agencies, vendors, and external partners to help execute initiatives on-time and within budget to ensure high quality and cost-efficient results.  Work with colleagues to develop and maintain a strategic perspective based on marketplace and client needs and satisfaction.  Track competitor strategies, product development efforts, and overall industry trends and develop strategies as appropriate.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

• Provide leadership, guidance and direction to marketing team of direct reports. Execute supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. In conjunction with Human Resources, responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; coaching employees; addressing issues, removing barriers and resolving problems for team enablement.
• Build and maintain a high-performance culture. Promote and foster a cohesive team environment.

OTHER COMPETENCIES/SKILLS REQUIRED

• Results orientation and a bias for action.
• Proven dynamic leadership and project management skills. Strategic, innovative and creative personality with strong business acumen. A passion for working in and managing a fast-paced, collaborative environment. Adept multi-tasker with ability to quickly prioritize, effectively delegate tasks and bring projects to completion by required deadline. Develops and maintains effective working relationships through credibility and marketing functional expertise. Excellent communication and presentation skills including the ability to effectively and professionally communicate internally and externally.
• Analytically driven approach to marketing management and decision making. Controls costs through the efficient use of time, budget and personnel. Communicates information to management in a proactive manner; able to see the big picture.

QUALIFICATIONS

• 10+ years’ experience in a marketing leadership role preferably within a diagnostic laboratory/healthcare setting.
• Bachelor Degree in Business/Marketing, or related field; Master Degree a plus
• Experience in supporting business development and sales efforts.
• Proven ability to lead and manage complex marketing projects and content rich campaigns.
• Strategic thinker with a data driven mindset and the ability to target and pursue high level objectives.
• Experienced in building, supporting, and managing resources to enhance marketing efforts
• Experience in digital and product marketing
• Website management proficiency

TO APPLY:

Send your resume portfolio and letter of interest directly to KTrybala@bakodx.com
HR tag: Bako Diagnostics is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. Bako Diagnostics is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status. We support an inclusive workplace where employees excel based on personal merit, qualifications, experience, ability, and job performance.

Posting Date: 9.21.2018

Job Title: Graphic Designer/ Digital Specialist – Web-Print-Social Media

Department: Marketing

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Supervisor: Director of Marketing

Application Deadline: Open until position filled

COMPANY OVERVIEW

APPLY ONLINE

At Bako Diagnostics we are an organization dedicated to bringing our podiatry customers the highest quality laboratory services and products. We are committed to supporting the continuing education and growth of the professionals that we serve. We recognize that each specimen represents a patient and we will work diligently to exceed all expectations and deliver unparalleled service to improve patient outcomes. We will relentlessly evolve our processes through research and innovation, while fostering a work environment of respect, integrity, and accountability. With more than 230 employees, and a national footprint – we look for talented people to expand our business, advance our science and contribute to our unique culture.

POSITION SUMMARY

The Graphic Designer/Digital Specialist will be responsible for assisting in Bako Diagnostics’ brand and digital strategy. This role will facilitate brand strategy in both digital and print, which encourages action and showcase corporate support, academic content, and the groundbreaking work occurring at Bako Dx. The Graphic Designer will serve in a collaborative role, working with executive leadership, IT, sales team members, and in-house staff members.  This individual will develop brand guidelines, serve add and maintain website content and optimize social media outreach, create print and digital advertising and client communications.

The primary function of this position is to facilitate design and digital content for our existing service lines, new services and/or lab features. The Graphic Designer will maintain and update the website content in order to connect our online and print assets with a seamless and integrated approach.  This individual will lead graphic design in both print and digital mediums in line with the overall marketing strategy.

Working within the Marketing Team, this entry-level position is an exciting opportunity to accelerate growth and contribute contributing to Bako’s continued success.

KNOWLEDGE AND CRITICAL SKILLS/EXPERTISE

  • Must possess functional knowledge and experience with web page layout/formatting and languages, WordPress experience required.
  • Knowledge and experience with social media platforms and social media analytics. Experience with the deployment of digital/social marketing across all platforms (LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Google, YouTube, Instagram, etc.).
  • Experience creating brand standards and guidelines
  • Entry to intermediate level proficiency with ecommerce, shopping sites and applications development
  • Strong preference given to individuals with experience in UX/UI
  • Preferred experience developing templates for multiple browsers and mobile devices.
  • Preferred experience delivering email campaigns using major email marketing platforms, email optimization and testing tools, email sign-up forms, onboarding automations.
  • Critical to demonstrate strong graphics skills
  • Basic photography skills, including image & video editing.
  • Must be highly creative, analytical and detail-oriented.
  • Must be able to follow instructions, volunteer ideas and solutions, and work well under pressure.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and workloads, handle multiple projects at once, determine & meet deadlines consistently
  • Must be team oriented but possess the ability to work independently and provide self-direction and inspiration

POSITION REQUIREMENTS (EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, LICENSURE/CERTIFICATIONS)

  • Bachelor’s Degree (or equivalent experience) in Communications, Marketing, Design, or related field. Strong evidence of experience in graphic design and digital communications.
  • 1-2 years experience in graphic design preferred
  • Evidence of proficiency in Adobe Create Suite.
  • Evidence of proficiency in Microsoft Office – Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher.

TASKS, DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Organize, maintain and update website content as directed. Assist with Search Engine Optimization, keyword research and analytics. Design & Develop interactive media pages using CSS and HTML, primarily within the WordPress framework
  • Search Engine Optimization (SEO) best practices and Google Analytics.
  • Lead digital communications via social media, client newsletter, client email strategies, digital newsletter ads/communications, other digital forums. Implement “Search and Social” strategies.
  • Facilitate print/digital ads for major publications, associations, email and clients
  • Develop brand and design strategy along with the marketing and leadership team
  • Create digital content and optimize social media channels
  • Develop sell sheets, client proposals, marketing strategies or creative concepts
  • Assist in the production of videos and images for online and social media platforms.
  • Other marketing/communication tasks as assigned.
  • Stay up-to-date on emerging industry trends through market/industry research
  • Assist with the creation and/or execution of client workshops, sales training sessions, new product offerings/package

WORKING CONDITIONS

Monday-Friday, the DMS will work onsite at Bako.  Work a flexible schedule as needed.  Work overtime as needed including evenings, nights and weekends.  May be required to work in a busy, open and/or shared office environment with multiple and constant interruptions, traffic, and noise from computers, printers, ringing telephones, and conversations.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, use hands, reach with hands and arms, and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk and stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds (as needed during trade shows).

POSITION SUPERVISED

No formal supervisory responsibilities.

Requirements listed are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills, and/or abilities. This position description is not meant to imply that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job duties requested by the supervisor.

Bako Diagnostics is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. Bako Diagnostics is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status. We support an inclusive workplace where employees excel based on personal merit, qualifications, experience, ability, and job performance.

Posting Date: 9.21.2018

Job Title: Payor Relations Account Executive

Department: Payor Relations

FLSA Status: Exempt

Supervisor: National Payor Relations Account Executive

Application Deadline: Open until position filled

COMPANY OVERVIEW

APPLY ONLINE

At Bako Diagnostics we are an organization dedicated to bringing our podiatry customers the highest quality laboratory services and products. We are committed to supporting the continuing education and growth of the professionals that we serve. We recognize that each specimen represents a patient and we will work diligently to exceed all expectations and deliver unparalleled service to improve patient outcomes. We will relentlessly evolve our processes through research and innovation, while fostering a work environment of respect, integrity, and accountability. With more than 230 employees, and a national footprint – we look for talented people to expand our business, advance our science and contribute to our unique culture.

POSITION SUMMARY

As part of the Payor Relations team, assists in the development and implementation of multiple activities in support of Bako’s reimbursement and payer relations contracting initiatives. Serves as the key liaison for Bako’s contracted health plans.  Secures, negotiates, and implements various payers plans including HMO, PPO, IPA type products and groups.  Supports the education of both the Bako national field sales force and the Bako client base.

KNOWLEDGE AND CRITICAL SKILLS/EXPERTISE

  • Knowledge of managed care philosophy, laboratory delivery systems, and laboratory contracting principles.
  • Effective interpersonal skills with an ability to influence management and network across functions and be a participative and effective team member.
  • General business acumen skills.
  • Excellent formal and informal oral and written communication skills.
  • Financial modeling, analysis, and reporting skills.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS (EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, LICENSURE/CERTIFICATIONS)

  • Bachelor’s degree either in business or healthcare related field
  • Travel required

TASKS, DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Interacts with physicians, employees and clients in a positive manner consistent with the mission and values of Bako Diagnostics.
  • Performs market analysis to identify market share increase opportunities and threats in the market. Develops action plans to implement objectives associated with opportunities and threats. Works within the Payor Relations Department to assess the strengths and weaknesses of the companies contracting, reimbursement, and market position strategies.
  • Secure, negotiate, and implement various payor plans including HMO, PPO, IPA type products and groups at desired pricing.
  • Establishes and maintains close working relationships with Sales and Billing departments in resolution of reimbursement and client related issues.
  • Partners with sales representatives, calling on physician offices to promote the company’s billing and contracting policy.
  • Assist the department in the on-going development of Bako’s payer value proposition for clinical and economic models to aid payer negotiations and CMS coverage positions.
  • Assist the department in the development of payer communication materials to drive value, differentiation and contracting activities.
  • Supports Bako redirect leakage campaigns with payers.
  • Monitors payer contract compliance, fee schedule updates and medical policy changes.

WORKING CONDITIONS

General office environment.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, use hands, reach with hands and arms, and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk and stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds (as needed during trade shows).

POSITION SUPERVISED

None.

Requirements listed are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills, and/or abilities. This position description is not meant to imply that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job duties requested by the supervisor.

Bako Diagnostics is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. Bako Diagnostics is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status. We support an inclusive workplace where employees excel based on personal merit, qualifications, experience, ability, and job performance.

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