We are seeking a highly motivated and collaborative DHM Data Analyst to join an established data analytics group that provides clinical data to physicians and researchers within the UCSF Department of Medicine. We work on a wide variety of clinical, operational, quality improvement, and research projects that tangibly improve the quality of healthcare we provide for our patients and improve the satisfaction of both patients and providers.
The largest source for clinical data is UCSF's Electronic Health Record (EHR), but other data sources are also used as needed. UCSF's EHR was built by Epic Systems, and the data is stored in a relational database called 'Clarity'. As such, this position requires a strong knowledge of SQL, and previous experience with Clarity is preferred. Additionally, extracted data will often require further processing and visualization, and so a successful candidate will also have experience with a statistical computing language such as R or Python (R preferred), and/or a willingness to learn.
This position has significant advantages and growth opportunities. First, through their work, a DHM Data Analyst will gain tremendous insight into the clinical, administrative, educational, and research functions of a large academic medical center. A motivated analyst can use this knowledge to become a more integral member of academic projects and to even start providing guidance to them, as prior analysts have done. Second, faculty publish their work in peer-reviewed journals and would provide a data analyst with authorship on publications, should they meet standard contribution criteria. Finally, as the toolkit for data science evolves, our team must evolve to take advantage of it. We offer analysts both a small amount of protected time to learn new data science skills and tools as well as a small discretionary budget which can cover the expense of books or online classes.
Internal Number: 3153254
About University of California, San Francisco
The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and high-quality patient care. It is the only UC campus in the 10-campus system dedicated exclusively to the health sciences.