The Healthcare Data Analyst II uses clinical data expertise, programing abilities, and critical thinking skills to deliver innovative solutions for a broad spectrum ofresearch projects involving clinical data.Analysts work collaboratively with investigators in the design and development of high-quality data products that identify opportunities for disease prevention as well as improved patient outcomes. Responsible for assisting research staff in efforts to determine goals, priorities, decision making and design of data solutions. Actively involved in efforts to assess, recommend, implement, troubleshoot, validate, and interpret results.Experience in developing programs using large relational database models written in SQL and/or SAS required. Experience in the area of health research or healthcare analytics using data from an electronic health record (preference for Epic’s Clarity models) or health claims and understanding of clinical terminologies (e.g. ICD, CPT, HCPCS etc.) required. The candidate must also possess strong critical thinking and excellent written and verbal communication skills for effectively working and communicating across cross-functional teams.
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Performs complex data extraction, manipulation, and summarization of large databases to create analytical datasets and provide a range of solutions to support Research activities.Participates in the design, testing, validation, analysis and merging of complicated data structures from a wide variety of source systems.Actively contributes and engaged in written and oral communication of analytical content/results and recommendations to research project team.Able to create summarized findings and recommendations that are clearly presented and adapted for audiences that have a varying range of technical and clinical experience. Actively engages and contributes to assigned projects and the development of complex phenotype algorithms.Actively participates in discussions with research staff to identify key areas and priorities for focus based on data analysis.Demonstrates strong knowledge of research methodology and research data collection methodologies.Proactively educates the requester of any complexities associated with the data requests.Oversees all phases of SAS/SQL/analytical programming, data management, quality control, and reporting.Fully able to identify and resolve problems using knowledge, background and interactive problem solving and troubleshooting techniques.Independently able to ensure accuracy, data integrity and completeness of data and analysis in all work.
COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS:
Database Development and Programming Skills, Clinical Content Knowledge, Communication, Critical Thinking, and Independent work.
Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or closely related field – Required.
Master’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or closely related field – Preferred.
Minimum 1 (Masters) – 3 (Bachelors) years’ experience of developing programs using large relational database models written in SQL and/or SAS.
Minimum 1 year of experience using data from an electronic health record or health care claims in the area of health research or healthcare analytics (preference for Epic’s Clarity models).
WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
Work is typically performed in an office environment.
Accountable for satisfying all job specific obligations and complying with all organization policies and procedures. These specific statements shown in each section of this description are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job.
OUR PURPOSE & VALUES: Everything we do is about caring for our patients, our members, our students, our Geisinger family and our communities. KINDNESS: We strive to treat everyone as we would hope to be treated ourselves. EXCELLENCE: We treasure colleagues who humbly strive for excellence. LEARNING: We share our knowledge with the best and brightest to better prepare the caregivers for tomorrow. INNOVATION: We constantly seek new and better ways to care for our patients, our members, our community, and the nation.
ABOUT GEISINGER: Geisinger is a physician-led health system comprised of approximately 30,000 employees, including nearly 1,600 employed physicians, 13 hospital campuses, two research centers, and a 583,000-member health plan Geisinger is nationally recognized for innovative practices and quality care. Geisinger serves more than 3 million people in central, south-central and northeast Pennsylvania and also in southern New Jersey with the addition of National Malcolm Baldridge Award recipient AtlantiCare, A member of Geisinger. In 2017, the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine became the newest member of the Geisinger Family.
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** Does not qualify for J-1 waiver. We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status.
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