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Clinical Data Analyst II

VMFH Division Support Services Tacoma, Washington
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Requisition ID 2022-248890 Employment Type Full Time Department Clinical Operations Improvement Hours/Pay Period 80 Shift Day Weekly Schedule Flexible. Monday - Friday (8:00am - 4:30pm) Remote No Category Clinical Informatics
Overview

In 2020 united in a fierce commitment to deliver the highest quality care and exceptional patient experience Virginia Mason and CHI Franciscan Health came together as natural partners to build a new health system centered around the patient: Virginia Mason Franciscan Health. Our combined system builds upon the scale and expertise of our nearly 300 sites of care including 11 hospitals and nearly 5000 physicians and providers. Together we are empowered to make an even greater impact on the health and well-being of our communities.

As a part of our organization, we currently offer the following benefits:

  • Competitive starting wages (DOE) and training to grow within the company
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Health/Dental/Vision Insurance
  • Flexible health spending accounts (FSA)
  • Matching 401(k) and 457(b) Retirement Programs
  • Tuition Assistance for career growth and development
  • Care@Work premium account for additional support with children, pets, dependent adults, and 
  • household needs
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for you and your family
  • Voluntary Protection: Group Accident, Critical Illness, and Identify Theft
  • Adoption Assistance
  • Wellness Program
  • Commute Trip Reduction Program - Earn cash back for participation!

Responsibilities

Job Summary:
This job is responsible for designing/developing/testing/maintaining a wide variety of complex custom and internally-developed quality-related multi-user applications, databases, interfaces, reports, forms and associated business intelligence/training tools that automate end-user workflow/processes. An incumbent is also responsible for the analysis of patient outcomes and other core measures/quality indicators in order to facilitate the identification and execution of quality performance improvement opportunities/initiatives. Work involves determining, from an array of options, how best to build solid applications/programs/reports that meet professional standards and all systems and user requirements. In performing the work, an understanding of a wide variety of business systems/applications, data types and range of formats is required, as well as the business purpose behind data management needs. Work also requires sufficient expertise to address and resolve non-compatibility issues between systems/applications and to validate the accuracy and appropriateness of complex and multi-dimensional data.
Key areas of responsibility include trend reporting, forecasting, in-depth analysis of clinical/operational metrics and design/definition of meaningful metrics for new/existing initiatives/services/products. An incumbent directly supports assigned clinical service lines by providing support in developing outcome measures, methodology and data analysis, and in interpreting results achieved.
Work also includes: 1) meetings with stakeholders to define system data and reporting needs, and to ensure that gaps in current systems/practices are identified/addressed; 2) determining most credible data sources, abstracting technique and format to use to best deliver outcomes to intended audiences; 3) keeping abreast of changing organization needs and priorities, and identifying quality improvement initiatives to enhance/streamline current procedures/processes; 4) transmitting report content to national databases; and 5) presenting and explaining data to various leadership and management audiences to facilitate understanding of the information needed to support clinical practices/organizational priorities and provide actionable opportunities for improvement.
An incumbent provides authoritative advice and guidance on the application of health informatics standards/practices to reinforce the importance of consistency, completeness and accuracy as key characteristics of high data quality and to meet escalating demands for clinical data intelligence imposed by various quality initiatives and regulatory requirements. Work requires knowledge of hierarchical/relational database design/development (including, but not limited to, SQL Server-SSIS/SSMS, T-SQL) and application development (including, but not limited to, Access/VBA/ODBC), as well as Epic reporting and business intelligence tools, and expertise with respect to data architecture, technical documentation and end-user training/support.


Essential Duties:
Plans, designs, develops, tests, implements and maintains desktop applications and/or multi-user databases that facilitate the timely, efficient and accurate collection, analysis and management of key clinical data in support of process improvement activities, internal/external reporting requirements and emerging healthcare-related initiatives; ensures that all activities are fully documented in accordance with professional standards.
Prepares recurring and special aggregated data reports and related business intelligence/decision support tools for internal customers and external entities by obtaining/manipulating electronic and abstracted data from automated systems and utilizing complex report-writing applications.
Presents, interprets and explains complex and multi-dimensional report content to various audiences including senior leadership/management, performance improvement teams, physicians/providers and other stakeholders.
Proactively identifies opportunities for, and participates in, ongoing performance/process improvement activities relating to data management.
Keeps abreast of evolving/changing quality measures/benchmarks, regulations, terminology/definitions, incentive/reimbursement criteria and related requirements/documentation applicable to ongoing clinical data management and reporting.
Performs related duties as required.


Qualifications

Education/Experience
Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, Healthcare Analytics or other related discipline and a minimum of five years of directly related work experience (including data management and analysis) that would demonstrate attainment of the requisite job knowledge/abilities.
Or any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the essential functions of the position.

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