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The University of Washington’s Department of Emergency Medicine has a great opportunity for a Temporary (Project position), Full-Time Analyst. The Department of Emergency Medicine within the School of Medicine has a workforce of over 170, with 80+ faculty members who are known for their outstanding research, teaching and patient care. The Department conducts its activities at the Harborview Medical Center (HMC), UW Medical Center-Montlake, UW Medical Center-Northwest, with research sites located at multiple sites across Seattle.
This position will be accountable for gathering data streams and validating data from multiple databases and sources both internal and external to the University. This position will be responsible for developing, testing, improving and maintaining new and existing databases to retrieve data effectively. The analyst will work closely with hospital developers to ensure system consistency. While this person will need to work independently, they will also partner with a variety of faculty and staff, including medical center personnel and leadership, on clinical reports.
This will perform a critical role in designing, implementing, validating, and reporting, using highly confidential sources of medical center and university databases – to support the planning and programmatic functions within the department. The responsibilities for this role will include developing and executing solution based reports that achieve department goals within expected timelines. This role will design, produce and validate reports to support data driven executive decisions and strategies to be made by the Department Chair and Director. He/she will be required to establish relationships and collaborate with key stakeholders to accomplish objectives, and fully engage in data discussions. Utilizing statistical software the Analyst will manage, aggregate and analyze large amounts of data in order to supply meaningful key performance indicators (KPIs). The Analyst will also perform quality assurance data review, work with physician leaders to interpret findings, and make recommendations for reporting improvements.
Areas of involvement will include:
Clinical Operations 60% – Code, test and document databases as per programming standards and clinical validation policies. Program database manipulation and conduct data transfer for Emergency Medicine providers, leaders, and stakeholders. The Analyst will be independently responsible for abstracting large levels of throughput data sets that encompass a range of operational and clinical functions in the medical centers. He/she will produce daily, weekly, monthly, and quarterly reports, and statistical analysis based on identified clinical operations measures and review outcomes with Department Chair, Director, and faculty leadership. He/She will create clinical measures which reflect the efficiency and efficacy of clinical operations. The analyst will develop and implement clinical information technology systems to deliver high-quality informatics solutions to clinicians.
Research Operations 30%– partner with department faculty to develop databases, perform analysis and create reports that fulfill grant, contract, and industry sponsored agreement goals. Design, test, and implement methods and formats for data capture from various sources and reporting. The Analyst will develop and implement statistical models and databases for various studies and projects - within the Department and external. Works with relevant groups across the University of Washington system to design systems and processes that leverage information technology resources to support research, clinical, and administrative needs.
Administrative Operations 10%– this role will work in partnership with department staff to identify opportunities for creating efficiencies targeted at development of custom databases and report generation. Provide end user or staff training, technical expertise, and consultative services as required. Prioritize and respond to end user requests and function as on-going support.
Special Projects – assist the Department Chair and Director with other projects as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree in health informatics, computer information systems, information technology, computer science, math, engineering, statistics, or healthcare related field AND at least two years of relevant work experience with analyst or developer responsibilities.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: Expert understanding of SQL (e.g. writing queries to access data). Experience with database creation and management. Expert knowledge of algorithms and their application in a large electronic medical record. Expert knowledge of large scale data mining techniques. Ability to quickly come up to speed on healthcare information technology and operations. Able to manage competing deadlines utilizing strong project management skills. Able to work independently on tasks and as a member of a team. Proficiency in establishing and maintaining working relationships with key stakeholders. Demonstrates solid verbal and written communication and excellent organizational, interpersonal, problem-solving and critical thinking skills. Strong data quality validation proficiency. Proficient with Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint.
DESIRED: Master’s degree in health care informatics, computer information systems, information technology, computer science, math, engineering, statistics, or healthcare related field. Understanding of health care data entry and key concepts of healthcare administration; demonstrated knowledge of medical terminology and business practices. Prior experience working with electronic medical records. Experience in an academic Emergency Medicine setting; experience in acute or ambulatory care setting. SQL Certification. Experience with statistical software packages (e.g., SPSS, SAS). Experience with data visualization software (e.g., Spotfire, Tableau). Ability to read and synthesize scientific journal articles Technologies: SSRS, SSIS, R
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