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Clinical Data Analyst

  • Job ID: 561557360
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours:
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: UPMC Western Maryland
  • Department: Population Hlth
  • Location: 12502 Willowbrook Rd, Cumberland MD 21502
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $20.51 to $34 / hour

Description

Purpose:
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. Reporting specifications 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. The Clinical Data Analyst must be able to work both independently as well as in a team setting.

Responsibilities:

  • Perform clinical analyses in a team oriented atmosphere and review the analytical outcomes to 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 confidentiality and ensures data accuracy.

 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Finance, Mathematics, Statistics, Information Systems, Healthcare Management or related field.
  • OR High School Diploma and 5 years of relevant work experience. 
  • Masters degree highly preferred.
  • MS Office proficiency required.
  • SQL/Business Intelligence knowledge preferred.
  • Healthcare experience preferred.
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills required.
  • Must work well independently and within a team *Epic (UPMC's Electronic Medical Record) training is mandatory within the first year of employment, requiring one week of travel to Madison, Wisconsin (only for facilities where applicable).


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