University of Massachusetts Medical School

  • Sr Healthcare Data Analyst

    Minimum Salary US-MA-Charlestown
    Job Location 3 months ago(3 months ago)
    Requisition Number
    2018-30754
    # of Openings
    1
    Posted Date
    Day
  • Overview

    GENERAL SUMMARY OF POSITION:

    Under the general direction of the Director or designee, the Sr. Healthcare Data Analyst needs to be insightful, detail-oriented professional with excellent analytical skills who is able to apply that skill set to data analysis, data mining and data management within a medically-oriented, dynamic analytic team.

    Responsibilities

    MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Conduct advanced data mining as required by the program.
    • Lead analyses and produce standard reports using healthcare claims data which support the development, implementation, and monitoring of MassHealth programs.
    • Manipulate and build large datasets from claims and encounter data to support analyses through use of efficient SAS/SQL code.
    • Utilize strong analytic consulting skills, and a customer service focus in order to design and deliver analytic projects to client specifications.
    • Assist in the use of qualitative and quantitative analysis techniques.
    • Utilize and create testing measures to analyze large amounts of data.
    • Create algorithms to test and analyze multiple, large databases.
    • Develop analyses and present information using various tools including SAS, Business Objects, SQL and Cognos and MS Office.
    • Independently identify and report data patterns and abnormalities.
    • Provide analysis of key metrics and data trends.
    • Demonstrate exceptional analytic and problem-solving skills.
    • Test, track and monitor data for quality, integrity and trends.
    • Merge multiple databases and data sources to produce answers to complex business questions.
    • Demonstrate attention to detail and deliver quality work products.
    • Other responsibilities and projects as assigned.

    Qualifications

    REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Bachelor's degree in healthcare, health business administration, public health, public policy, statistics or similar discipline; or equivalent.
    • 5 years related or equivalent experience with proficiency in Medical Claims Analysis, Financial Data Analysis, and/or Transaction-Based Data Analysis
    • Advanced knowledge of data mining software tools such as SAS, SQL, BO, Cognos or similar
    • Advanced SAS/SQL programming skills
    • Demonstrated knowledge of Microsoft Office Applications
    • Ability to merge multiple databases and data sources to produce answers to complex business questions
    • Familiarity with coding systems (i.e., CPT, ICD9, ICD10) and hospital billing systems (DRGs).
    • Demonstrates intellectual curiosity, takes initiative and focuses on continuous improvement
    • Ability to learn quickly and multi-task in a fast-paced, work environment
    • Ability to communicate verbally and in writing in English in a clear, professional manner
    • Ability to travel between locations

    Additional Information

    PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Master’s degree in a public policy, public administration, economics, health care administration, epidemiology, statistics, or a related field.
    • Strong critical thinking skills.
    • Previous work experience managing or mentoring junior analysts.

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