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Data Analyst II

Job Description

Reports the Manager of Reporting and Analysis


Performs quantitative and qualitative analysis of healthcare and financial data to support program management within the clint's organization, including the Finance, Medical Services, Network Management, and Physician Practice Solutions Departments and their respective organizations.  This position acts as an internal consultant to the entire organization, developing analytic methodologies and report formats as needed. 


  • Project design and presentation:  Work with customers to determine desired goal(s) and data needs of new projects and ad-hoc requests; use knowledge of data and systems to proactively contribute to report design process; suggest changes in methodology/design throughout the life cycle of the project as needed based on preliminary analyses; use available tools to summarize data and present final analysis (e.g. written summaries, charts), and document the report process in a manner consistent with the scope of the project.
  • Data sources and tools:  Gather data for new projects and ad-hoc requests, using a thorough knowledge of company data resources (e.g. Datamart, Impromptu catalogs, Powerplay cubes) and tools (e.g. Impromptu, Access) to determine the method(s) that maximizes quality and transparency of process.
  • Analysis:  Validate and analyze both internally and externally generated data; use preliminary analyses to revise report methodologies when necessary, as well as analyzing end results.  Requires a familiarity with primary data sources (e.g. IDX) and analysis tools (e.g. Excel, SPSS).  Provide high-level reviews of other analysts’ final reports.
  • Account Management:  Work with assigned departments to plan and execute reporting needs for upcoming business cycles, and fulfill ad-hoc requests as necessary.  Using knowledge of department-specific data and reports, identify trends in medical group utilization and costs, and propose the creation and adjustment of reports and analyses.


Conduct regular meetings with assigned accounts to discuss analytic and data needs, plan upcoming reporting cycle, and solicit feedback on completed projects.

Design and complete ad-hoc data analysis projects for department customers including defining data needs and appropriate methodologies and report formats.

Perform quantitative analysis, evaluate results, and report on findings individually or as part of an integrated team.

Provide written and graphical reports with accompanying documentation on findings.

Document all reports, analyses, and program responsibilities.

Assist in the development and support of the organization’s reporting initiatives, including membership in interdepartmental workgroups and committees.

Produce and maintain valid and reliable standardized reports to support the medical group’s efforts to manage patient care activities.

Perform QA of work performed by self and others, including validating accuracy of underlying data by verifying with primary source (e.g., IDX), and double-checking methodology of colleagues’ analyses.

Serve as assigned back-up to other Analysts’ accounts, taking on overflow projects and attending meetings when necessary and feasible.

Proactively suggest, design, and perform new analyses based on identification of trends.

Identify and pursue opportunities to automate regular reporting, including transitioning reports to Cognos as well as proposing and helping design new Cognos cubes, and suggesting improvements to existing cubes.

Identify opportunities for staff to obtain data from existing Cognos cubes, and demonstrate cube functionality to staff.

Assist in training and education of new analysts Perform other duties as assigned


Bachelor of Science or Arts degree from an accredited program or relative career experience.  Course work or equivalent experience in statistics, business, and health care required.


Strong quantitative and analytic skills. Well developed written and verbal communication skills.  Ability to work independently.  Proficiency in word processing, spreadsheet, database, and statistical  applications.


Three to five years experience in quantitative analysis or financial analysis.  Experience in a health care delivery system is required.  Experience utilizing business intelligence, relational database, and data warehouse methodologies.  Experience with Cognos software a plus.

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