Job Description

Job Title: Clinical Data Analyst
Job ID: 41860102
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours:
Shift: Day Job
Facility:
Department: 60610 POP06 CCM Administration
Location: 3550 Terrace Street, Pittsburgh PA 15213

Description

Do you have a strong statistics or data background? Are you interested in an opportunity to support innovative solutions to healthcare situations? University of Pittsburgh Physicians is hiring a Clinical Data Analyst to support the Critical Care Medicine department during business hours on Monday through Friday. 

Under the supervision of the Executive Administrator, the Clinical Data Analyst designs, analyzes and presents analytical solutions to multidisciplinary teams including but not limited to physicians, administrators and organizational leaders, summarizing population characteristics and outcomes to support data-based decision making throughout the organization to improve elements such as patient care, clinical outcomes and operational throughput. Such solutions will incorporate best practices and promote reusability to facilitate expedited result reporting. Specifications for reports to be provided by requesting audience, and subsequently discussed within interdepartmental team meetings. Various clinical and administrative systems will be used as the data sources, including but not limited to Epic, Cerner and Medipac. Final aggregation and presentation will be completed through various software packages, including SQL Developer, Qlik and Cognos. The Clinical Data Analyst must ensure reporting logic is accurate and sound by comparing analytical output to data within the source systems, as well as through cross validation to base reports under the direction of the Expert Clinical Data Analyst within UPMC Clinical Analytics. The Clinical Data Analyst must be able to work both independently as well as in a team setting. 

Responsibilities:
  • Perform analyses of clinical data in a team oriented atmosphere and review the analytical outcomes for both clinical and non-clinical audiences
  • Interact with various clinical and non-clinical teams throughout each project to ensure data definitions and assumptions are accurate
  • Identify trends in outcomes, utilization, medical quality and other areas.
  • Meet deadlines and turnaround times set by department (these deadlines and turnaround times will, at times, require the employee to work until the project is completed, meaning extended daily work hours, extended work weeks, or both).
  • Effectively prioritize and complete all assigned tasks.
  • Develop and maintain working relationships with internal UPMC departments, and external contacts as appropriate.
  • Stay abreast on new solutions relevant to the department through various webinars and intermittent conferences requiring brief travel
  • Master new computer software programs and upgrades, as applicable.
  • Maintain high level of accuracy and timeliness.
  • Assist in organizing and leading discussions with multi-disciplinary teams, including but not limited to: senior management, department/division chiefs, chairs, physicians, etc.
  • Identify current /future data challenges, develop meaningful recommendations and provide timely updates on issues encountered.
  • Exhibit advanced problem solving using various information sources.
  • Maintains patient information confidentiality and ensures data accuracy.
  • Leverage data output to design and construct data visualizations for high-impact presentation and reporting

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Finance, Mathematics, Statistics, Information Systems, Healthcare Management or related field OR High School Diploma and five years of relevant work experience. 
  • MS Office proficiency required.
  • SQL/Business Intelligence knowledge preferred.
  • Healthcare experience preferred.
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills required to facilitate discussions within multi-disciplinary technical and non-technical teams.
  • Must work well independently and within a team.
  • *Epic (UPMC's Electronic Medical Record) and CERNER training is mandatory within the first year of employment, which may require out-of-town travel.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

Salary Range: $21.22 to $36.63 / hour

Union Position: No

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