This position will be primarily responsible for clinical analytics which include tracking, analyzing, and reporting quality, cost, and clinical outcomes data related to quality, safety, value and operational performance improvement projects within the Johns Hopkins Children's Center. This position reports directly to the Administrator for the Children's Center and the Vice Chair, Quality and Safety for the Children's Center. The position would also collaborate closely with the clinical providers throughout the Children's Center to develop a thorough understanding of their programs and assist them in meeting their program goals.
Extracting both clinical data from existing information systems (e.g. ORMIS, Epic).
Developing methodologies to track new relevant clinical data (e.g. adherence to clinical pathways and matching those cases with outcomes data in order to support continuous improvement of the care delivered).
Developing clinical performance reports and reporting platforms to increase transparency and information flow among providers, administrators, and other management, and providing other necessary analytical support to clinicians and management in order to improve the quality and consistency of the care provided within the Johns Hopkins Children's Center.
Work on low and medium-level complexity projects independently, and seek guidance, as appropriate, on highly complex tasks.
Candidate should have high analytical ability to solve complex problems and be a self-starter, able to work independently with staff at various levels of the organization.
Education: Requires a bachelor's degree, preferably in management information systems, health care administration. Master's degree in related disciplines preferred, and may substitute for experience to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
Work Experience: Minimum of three years of professional technical and clinical analyst experience in healthcare management or information systems. Additional education may substitute for experience (e.g. Master's degree). Experience working with large healthcare datasets is a plus.
JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.
Special knowledge, skills, and abilities:
Knowledge of project and information management. Knowledge of SQL programming, Tableau, EPIC and the following Microsoft applications: Access, Excel, PowerPoint, Word, and Internet Explorer. Familiarity with website development.
Must possess an understanding of clinical analyst processes, including requirements elicitation, documentation and testing processes. Requires knowledge of health care and hospital clinical operations and the interrelationship of clinical process and Information Systems applications. Must have demonstrated knowledge and experience using relational databases and coordinating various computer/database platforms. Able to develop and design statistical reports using multiple databases and data management systems. Knowledge of medical coding systems (i.e. ICD9, CPT) is desirable. Ability to distill and articulate technical and organizational approach to clinical data needs.
SQL experience to create queries and stored procedures is strongly preferred. EPIC Clarity training and experience is strongly preferred. Experience with SQL programming, Tableau and the following Microsoft applications: Access, Excel, PowerPoint, Word, and Internet Explorer.
Requires the ability to analyze, compile, manipulate, and interpret patient /physician data. Able to present and format data and technical information for various end-users and make detailed recommendations for further data analysis. Ability to meet project deadlines while accurately providing attention to detail. Uses experience, research and analysis to translate clinical business requirements into creative, innovative, and effective solutions
Able to engage end users to understand the clinical business requirements, create prototypes, and facilitate the design and development process. Able to troubleshoot issues and resolve problems in a decentralized environment, effectively driving solution adoption and acceptance. Promotes effective team communication and strong working relationships.
Effective oral and written communication skills are required. Demonstrate strict adherence to the Hospital's confidentiality policy. Able to communicate effectively with all levels of staff and management including department and division chiefs, clinical faculty and staff, vendors, and consultants.
Must be able to work with people, function as a member of a team, and perform research in various locations.
Works in a normal office environment where there are limited physical discomforts due to temperature, noise, dust, etc.
Work frequently produces a high level of mental/visual fatigue due to the need to work at a computer terminal for extended periods of time.
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