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Rush University Medical Center Clinical Data Analyst in Chicago, Illinois

Job Title:

Clinical Data Analyst


I S Knowledge Management




Active Regular FT (72 to 80 hours per pay period)


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Job Description:

Clinical Data Analyst

Position Highlights:

The Data Analyst will support the data analysis needs of Rush University Medical Center. The Data Analyst will work with Case Management leadership to identify and gather necessary data that span operational and strategic needs and will build databases, reports, and visualizations to support those needs. The Data Analyst will have a direct reporting relationship to the Knowledge Management Team who are the subject matter experts in data access and report development, and a dotted-line reporting relationship with the Case Management Team. Exemplifies the Rush mission, vision and values and acts in accordance with Rush policies and procedures.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Gather business/data requirements from business owners and collaborate on the best way to design analyses based on the Analyst’s knowledge of available systems

  • Acts as interface between clinical experts and IT to determine feasibility, timelines, and cost of date requests.

  • Uses third party software tools and data warehouse in development of queries and visualizations. Creates data marts using the enterprise IT architecture

  • Participates in analytics-based quality and process improvement projects that leverage data collected from the EMR system (Epic) as well as other data sources to assess outcomes

  • Works with statisticians and mathematicians to design predictive models using statistical and machine learning methods that will predict patient outcomes.

  • Develops analytic data sets for operations and research and uses statistical software (SAS or R) to analyze data sets as requested by departmental faculty.

  • Produces reports that facilitate evidence-based clinical and financial decisions.

  • Works with Case Management and Knowledge Management team to develop new data queries and toolsets.

  • Member of the IT business intelligence/knowledge management team at Rush. Maintains peer relationship and collaborative knowledge exchange with IT counterparts.

Position Qualifications Include:

  • Bachelor’s degree (Master’s preferred) in information science, computer science, or equivalent technical experience is required.

  • Experience in statistical software (e.g. SAS or R), with data science experience preferred.

  • Some experience in the healthcare setting preferred.

  • Familiarity with ERP information systems preferred.

  • Strong analytic, issue resolution, and facilitation skills

  • Demonstrated proficiency writing SQL stored procedures or queries

  • Able to present complex information in an understandable and compelling manner

  • Able to prioritize and multi-task to manage expectations of multiple stakeholders

  • Able to deliver high quality, timely work product with significant autonomy

  • Effectively adapts to rapid changes in project or data requirements, priorities, and changing directions

  • Strong written and verbal communication.

  • Effective interpersonal and teamwork skills.

  • Expertise with data and analytics tools

  • Expertise with Business Objects Enterprise portfolio of products, Microsoft Business intelligence tools, Tableau, or Crystal Report desired

  • Experience querying and analyzing data with SQL programming language or equivalent tools.

  • Experience with Epic a plus

  • Experience with financial /claims data a plus

  • Technology/Tools (Command on the tools below is required)

  • Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio

  • PL/SQL Developer

  • Tableau client

  • SSIS package development using Visual Studio

  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 and above

  • Common office tools (e.g. Microsoft Office Suite, Visio, e-mail)

  • Familiarity with Big Data tools and languages such as Microsoft Azure, Hadoop, Spark, R, Python

Company Highlights:

  • Ranked among the top academic medical centers in the country, Rush University Medical Center is an outstanding place to enhance your career. Everything we do centers on one goal: improving patient care.

  • Rush is an academic health system comprising Rush University Medical Center, Rush Copley Medical Center and Rush Oak Park Hospital.

  • Leading academic medical center, acute care hospital w/ 664 licensed beds.

  • Ranked among the top 20 best places to work in healthcare by Indeed.

Rush is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.