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Business Analyst I

  • Job ID: 226189183
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours:
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: UPMC Health Plan
  • Department: Hospital Reimbursement
  • Location: 600 Grant St, Pittsburgh PA 15219
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $21.91 to $37.83 / hour

Description

UPMC has an exciting opportunity for a Business Analyst in its Hospital Reimbursement department, located in downtown Pittsburgh at the U.S. Steel Tower.

The Business Analyst I will be responsible for comprehensive analysis of data and information for various UPMC products.  He/she will takes a leadership role in the enhancement, development, documentation, and communication of identified variances. To successfully perform the role the Business Analyst I must understand the causes of financial & clinical trends and anomalies.

The Business Analyst I must use their knowledge and understanding of financial, clinical and other information generated by numerous sources to identify opportunities to improve clinical and financial performance. Furthermore, the position requires the ability to articulate these opportunities to internal and external audiences, implement the solutions, and track and monitor progress. 

These functions must be done while also weighing the practical considerations and potential barriers that need to be overcome to successfully implement new programs and processes.


Responsibilities:

  • Identify trends in expenses, utilization, medical quality, and other areas;
  • Meet deadlines and turnaround times set by managers and department director (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)
  • Perform statistical analyses, and then be able to explain this analysis to a non-technical audience of both internal and external customers and, at times, senior management;
  • Investigate variances and derive solutions to cost increases and quality issues;
  • Manage special projects
  • Perform cost/benefit analysis
  • Monitor UPMC operating performance against regional, national and international benchmarks

Qualifications

  • Minimum of bachelor's degree in business, mathematics, statistics, health care, management or a related field.
  • Minimum of two years experience in financial and/or medical analysis.
  • Experience may include relevant experience in an academic setting.
  • Experience in health care insurance or health care industry preferred, but those with relevant experience in other industries will be considered.
  • Strong computer skills are a given, with working knowledge in Excel and Access
  • Person must demonstrate a high degree of professionalism, enthusiasm and initiative on a daily basis.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment a must.
  • Will need to manage multiple tasks and projects, and forge strong interpersonal relationships within the department, with other departments, and with external audiences.
  • Attention to detail is critical to the success of this position, with skills in customer orientation and the ability to deal with ambiguity.
  • Excellent planning, communication, documentation, organizational, analytical, and problem-solving abilities.
  • Advanced mathematical skills.
  • Ability to interpret and summarize results of various analyses in a timely and meaningful way.
  • Ability to effectively approach problem-solving.
  • Ability to re-engineer processes to positively impact productivity in terms of timeliness and accuracy.
  • Ability to analyze financial & clinical results and to comprehend forecasting models.
  • Knowledge of all products and benefit designs of UPMC Health Plan insurance offerings, across all lines of business.


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