Senior Clinical Data Engineer PSJH

Providence Health & Services


2019-10-27 2019-11-26
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As the third largest not-for-profit health system in the U.S., we are committed to providing for the needs of our communities – especially for those who are poor and vulnerable – across Alaska, California, Montana, Oregon and Washington.

Our system includes more than 76,000 caregivers (all employees) serving in a range of ministries from birth to end of life, including acute care, physician clinics, long-term and assisted living, palliative and hospice care, home health, supportive housing and education.

We operate 34 hospitals, 475 physician clinics, 22 long-term care facilities, 19 hospice and home health programs and 693 supportive housing units in 14 locations. Our health plan serves our caregivers and other employer groups covering 436,000 members.


**Providence is calling a Senior Clinical Data Engineer PSJH to Providence Health & Services in one of the following locations: Renton WA, Portland OR, Anchorage AK, Missoula MT, Torrance or Burbank, CA.**

We are seeking a Senior Clinical Data Engineer PSJH to be responsible for collecting, analyzing, creating visualizations and storytelling using clinical data. He/She will have the opportunity to work with diverse data types from many millions of clinical encounters in acute and non-acute settings. Using analytical methods including visualization science, predictive modeling and biostatistics, they will serve as a key member of a team that engineers novel reporting platforms and brings data to bear on hard problems in healthcare. The audience for the Engineer work is the entire Providence St. Joseph Health system, from members of the Board of Directors to front line caregivers. Areas of particular focus include the measurement of Quality and Value of Care (i.e. good outcomes per unit cost). To succeed, the Engineer will interact comfortably and independently with Clinical and Administrative Leaders, subject matter experts and other data engineers, as they evaluate new measures, identify impactful findings in large clinical data stores, and design novel and strong data visualizations communicating key information across the organization. The Engineer will also help ensure that all work produced by the Clinical Analytics team is conducted with thoughtful analytical discipline, and they will support other members of the team through experience with computational methods.

**In this position you will have the following responsibilities:**

+ Clinical Data Expertise: Advanced Subject Matter Expert and analytic resource in a number of clinical areas applying knowledge of definitions and identifying best sources of data.

+ Data Acquisition: Utilizes advanced SQL and/or other languages for complex data acquisition, and/or is an advanced user of graphical user interface-based programs for very complex data acquisition projects.

+ Data Architecture: Designs advanced data sources, views and summaries and creates functional data architecture.

+ Data Validation / Accuracy: Develops quality assurance processes; performs data validation; critically evaluates the output of reports to produce reports with a high degree of accuracy.

+ Reporting / Analysis: Works with clients to develop and interactively test multiple hypotheses around complex questions; provide strong written summaries of findings; creates presentations that succinctly address and anticipates the questions of the audience.

+ Display / Visualization: Performs visualization design; completes challenging visualization projects independently; utilizes good sensibility in visual storytelling


**Required qualifications for this position include:**

+ Bachelor's Degree in Health Information Management, computer science, mathematics, business administration, healthcare or a related clinical or analytic discipline.

+ An equivalent of a minimum of four years of relevant data analysis.

+ Experience with database query and analysis languages (e.g. SQL, R, SAS, Python) and data visualization tools (e.g. Tableau, D3).

+ Ability to interpret complex statistical data.

+ Ability to effectively build relationships with customers, executive management, and other stakeholders through positive interaction and problem identification and resolution.

+ Ability to excise sound judgment and make decisions based on accurate and timely analysis.

+ Demonstrated ability to define, develop, and analyze performance measures and metrics.

+ Demonstrated project management skills.

+ Possesses knowledge of healthcare including: Clinical terms and concepts, Administrative Coding, including DRG, ICD, CPT.

+ Displays a record of self-motivated discovery, intense intellectual curiosity, and a passion for working with data to answer important questions.

+ Has a strong aesthetic sensibility that supports clear visual communication of quantitative information.

+ Quantitative skills and analytical abilities to interpret complex data for strategic projects and conduct statistical analyses.

+ Familiarity with database structures, data definitions, and data relationships sufficient to understand and utilize complex data models with multifaceted record relationships, key structures, and record identification schemas.

**Preferred qualifications for this position include:**

+ Master’s Degree or the equivalent of MA/MS degree in Health Information Management, computer science, mathematics, business administration, healthcare or a related clinical or analytic discipline.

+ Experience in a biomedical setting.

+ 1 years’ experience with Certification in an IT discipline, application, or tool.

**About the department you will serve.**

Providence Strategic and Management Services provides a variety of functional and system support services for all eight regions of Providence Health & Services from Alaska to California. We are focused on supporting our Mission by delivering a robust foundation of services and sharing of specialized expertise.

**We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits - see our website for details**

**Our Mission**

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

**About Us**

Providence Health & Services is a not-for-profit Catholic network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services guided by a Mission of caring the Sisters of Providence began over 160 years ago. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

**Schedule:** Full-time

**Shift:** Day

**Job Category:** Healthcare Support

**Location:** California-Irvine

**Other Location(s):** Alaska-Anchorage, Montana-Missoula, Oregon-Portland, Washington-Renton

**Req ID:** 235089
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