Clinical Assurance Data Analyst III (Temporary with Benefits)

Job Category:  Clinical
Department:  Clinical Assurance
Location: 

Los Angeles, CA, US, 90017

Position Type:  Full Time
Requisition ID:  4871

 

Established in 1997, L.A. Care Health Plan is an independent public agency created by the state of California to provide health coverage to low-income Los Angeles County residents. We are the nation’s largest publicly operated health plan. Serving more than 2 million members in five health plans, we make sure our members get the right care at the right place at the right time.

Mission: L.A. Care’s mission is to provide access to quality health care for Los Angeles County's vulnerable and low-income communities and residents and to support the safety net required to achieve that purpose.

Job Summary


The Clinical Assurance Data Analyst III supports quality and process improvement activities by producing healthcare outcome measurements that are used for internal and external reporting, the tasks including data warehouse building, data quality assurance, process programming, specification documentation and report developing.

 

The Clinical Assurance Data Analyst III applies technical skills to design, develop, and generate ad hoc or production reports that may evolve into complex data analysis/data integration projects that this individual may be responsible for maintaining. The complex data analysis/integration projects are those which may require periodic maintenance on a weekly, monthly, quarterly, biannual, or annual basis. This position works with Information Systems analysts when ongoing reports can be accurately transferred for production. 


This position interprets and documents both written and verbal specifications. This position takes basic instructions or specifications and interviews the client for complete details sufficient for writing data queries based for ad hoc and ongoing health care measures. This position must comprehend the relationships between the field elements in encounters and claims, membership, and provider databases.

This Clinical Assurance Data Analyst III is a key resource to the HOA department on application use. This position supports the functions related to quality improvement activities inclusive of quarterly reports that demonstrate health care outcomes in comparison to targets or national averages/percentiles published by recognized organizations such as NCQA and CDC. Analytic skills include the ability to identify data aberrations and recognize data patterns that impact quality.

 

Duties

Develop automatic, robust and sharable SAS procedures and programs towards building a comprehensive clinical data repository. Design, develop, and generate ad hoc/production reports. 

 

Creates work tools that facilitate tasks by reducing paperwork and errors. Document assumptions, specification in a clear and sharable fashion.

 

Produce accurate analysis as allowed by resources. Identifies and creates work-around to create valid results that meet the intent of the client's specifications. Produces periodic results as scheduled. 

 

Share findings and trends with clinical and operations staff, provider network and other stakeholders. Be able to present findings of data analyses at internal and external meetings, professional conferences and stakeholder meetings. These reports can be in the form of PowerPoint presentation, discussions during meetings or in as a formal written report.

 

Perform other duties as assigned.

Education Required
Bachelor's Degree in Statistics or Related Field
In lieu of degree, equivalent education and/or experience may be considered.
Education Preferred
Master's Degree in Statistics or Related Field
Experience

Required:
A minimum of 5 years of experience in designing, developing, and generating ad hoc/production reports.

 

Working knowledge of MS Access, Excel, and Word software.

 

Preferred:
Work experience in the health care field of at least two years.

 

Past work with membership, provider, and claims encounter/claims.

 

Previous experience with report generation using health care data with focus on elements from encounter/claims, membership, and provider data.

 

Working knowledge of SAS PROC SQL, SAS MACRO, SAS IML, SAS STAT a plus.

Skills

Required:
Medium to Advanced SAS programming skills.

 

Demonstrated ability to use relational databases for the purpose of generating ad hoc reports.

 

The ability to work well in a team setting with individuals having professional backgrounds in the technical and/or clinical fields.

 

Must demonstrate the ability to work independently and seek solutions proactively. 

 

Able to apply critical thinking in evaluating priorities/solutions. 

 

Preferred:
Demonstrated ability to take responsibility for making sure requested projects meet the client's needs with respect to data accuracy, format, and timeliness.

Licenses/Certifications Required
Licenses/Certifications Preferred
Statistical Analysis System (SAS) Certification
Certified Health Data Analyst (CHDA)
Required Training
Additional Information

 

L.A. Care offers a wide range of benefits including

  • Medical, Dental and Vision
  • Wellness Program
  • Paid Sick Leave


Nearest Major Market: Los Angeles

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