UPMC Clinical Data Analyst Sr in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Description

Purpose:

Under the supervision of the the Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine Leadership, the Clinical Data Analyst Senior designs, analyzes, maintains 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, financial performance 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, Senior 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, Senior must be able to work both independently as well as in a team setting.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist in organizing and leading discussions with multi-disciplinary teams, including but not limited to: senior management, department/division chiefs, chairs, physicians, etc.

  • Develop and maintain working relationships with internal UPMC departments, and external contacts as appropriate.

  • Effectively prioritize and complete all assigned tasks.

  • Exhibit advanced problem solving using various information sources.

  • Identify current /future data challenges, develop meaningful recommendations and provide timely updates on issues encountered.

  • Identify trends in outcomes, utilization, medical quality and other areas.

  • Interact with various clinical and non-clinical teams throughout each project to ensure data definitions and assumptions are accurate

  • Maintain high level of accuracy and timeliness.

  • Maintains patient confidentiality and ensures data accuracy.

  • Master new computer software programs and upgrades, as applicable.

  • 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).

  • Perform clinical analyses in a team oriented atmosphere and review the analytical outcomes to both clinical and non-clinical audiences

  • Stay abreast on new solutions relevant to the department through various webinars and intermittent conferences requiring brief travel

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Finance, Mathematics, Statistics, Information Systems, Healthcare Management or related field AND 4 years' experience.

  • 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

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Act 31 Clearance

  • Act 33 Child Clearance with Renewal

  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance with Renewal

  • Act 73 FBI Clearance

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

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