Senior Decision Support Analyst – (Analytics Consultant)

Job ID: J137812
Company: Highmark Inc
Location: Wilkes-Barre, PA, United States
Full/Part Time: Full time
Job Type: Regular
Posted at: Jan 9, 2019

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General Overview:

The Senior Decision Support Analyst – (Analytics Consultant) develops and delivers analytics insights to provider partners through meetings, presentations and other consultative efforts. Supports the continued advancement of analytic reports, dashboards, and metrics. Promotes outcomes of the various provider pay for value programs in the market thru effective frontline communication around participating provider performance. Coordinates ad hoc reporting to best support provider partners enrolled in pay for value programs. Meet with providers and quality support staff to develop strategies to meet goals as set forth in pay for value programs. Coordinates efforts to make updates to standard reports to better meet needs of physicians and their quality support staff.

Essential Job Functions:

  • 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.
  • Determines 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.  Uses broad experience and technical knowledge to propose solutions to complex business problems.  Takes the lead in driving the implementation of the recommended solutions. 
  • Takes 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 develops new methods of analysis, database design and performance measurement or, in some cases, adaptation of existing solutions to new areas. 
  • Performs modeling of data sources and flows, works 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.
  • Provides assistance and, depending on skill and experience, leads 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.
  • Develops and maintains 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.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A four-year Bachelor's in or related to Computer/Information Science, Mathematics/Statistics, Economics, Industrial Engineering or Operations Research or related field.
  • 5 years of relevant, progressive experience as a Decision Support Analyst or equivalent training and experience in a business or clinical environment with direct responsibility for applying technology

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree
  • Experience using Tableau
  • Experience Consulting in a Healthcare environment desired.
  • Must be comfortable and proficient using large and complex datasets and databases.
  • Strong skills using various third-party office and report generation products such as Microsoft Office and Enterprise Guide.
  • Strong communication skills.  Must be comfortable presenting findings and offering recommendations to senior management and business partners.

Referral Bonus Level: 1

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