Decision Support Analyst

Job ID: J123145
Company: Highmark Health
Location: Pittsburgh, PA, United States
Full/Part Time: Full time
Job Type: Regular
Posted at: May 11, 2018

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JOB SUMMARY

The decision support analyst supports key strategic initiatives for the organization. The incumbent plays different potential roles on a given project, to include elements of problem-solving, data analytics, communication, and implementation. The decision support analyst assists in the development of the strategy for a given initiative, works on multiple projects, gets exposure to all parts of the organization, and plays a supportive role in developing and refining the overall organization strategy.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develop and foster internal relationships across the corporation. 
  • Provide analytic and consultative support to a broad spectrum of internal customer areas and external business partners.
  • Mentor colleagues with less experience on both the technical and business aspects of project and consultative work.
  • Determine how decision support systems will provide information required to make effective business decisions, translates requirements into applications that employ appropriate decision support and reporting tools. 
  • Use broad experience and technical knowledge to propose solutions to complex business problems. 
  • Take the lead in driving the implementation of the recommended solutions. 
  • Take the lead in defining issues and ideas to be studied as well as the approach (methodological and technical) to be used in addressing studies and projects.  Creates and/or develop new methods of analysis, database design and performance measurement or, in some cases, adaptation of existing solutions to new areas. 
  • Perform modeling of data sources and flows, work with data management staff to define an operational framework that will define, develop and implement policies and security frameworks to ensure precise and secure deliver of knowledge and information.
  • Provide assistance and, depending on skill and experience, lead with interpretation of raw data, statistical results or otherwise compiled information, identify follow-up action items and prepare or assist in the preparation of written reports and/or oral presentation of findings to internal and external audiences, customer managers, clinical  staff, compliance agencies, group accounts, providers, agent plans, and brokers.
  • Develop and maintain moderate- to extremely-complex computer programs using 4GL programming languages (such as SAS, R, SQL) and other database technology (DB2, Teradata, and Oracle).
  • Other duties as assigned or requested.

EDUCATION
 

Required

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer/Information Science, Mathematics/Statistics, Economics, or related field

Substitutions

  • None

EXPERIENCE

Required

  • 3 years of relevant, progressive experience in Industrial Engineering or Operations Research, or related field. Grandfathered experience requirements effective August 2016

Preferred

  • Experience and demonstrated proficiency as a Decision Support Analyst or equivalent training and experience in a business or clinical environment with direct responsibility for applying technology.
  • 1 - 3 years of experience in the Health Care Industry

SKILLS

  • Strong technical skills in the mainframe, PC and Internet-based technologies to be effective and must be comfortable and proficient using large and complex databases.
  • Strong skills using various third-party office and report generation products such as Microsoft Office, Business Objects, Cognos, and Enterprise Guide.
  • Strong communication skills.  Must be comfortable presenting findings and offering recommendations to senior management.

SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITY 

Does this role supervise/manage other employees?     

No 

WORK ENVIRONMENT

Is Travel Required?
Yes
0-25%

Highmark Health and its affiliates prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation/gender identity or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local law. Highmark Health and its affiliates take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation/gender identity, protected veteran status or disability.
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