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Senior Healthcare Data Analyst - Agency Policy Specialist

State Of Minnesota Saint Paul, MN
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Summary

# Job Summary

***This posting is being extended until 9/4/2019 to accomidate up to 2 openings***

The Senior Healthcare Data Analyst position is part of the Data Analysis Team which is collectively responsible for analyzing health care data for purposes such as estimating the need for health care services, evaluating and improving payment methodologies, estimating the impact of changes in delivery and payment systems, and measuring health care outcomes. Members of the team interpret data and study results to inform management of possible policy and program changes and execute highly technical analyses necessary to support management decisions and strategic planning for program outcomes and cost analyses. Members of the team also provide technical direction and consultation to management and staff and represent the division on planning teams charged with collection and dissemination of information related to the above activities.

This position is responsible for core data analyst functions such as responding to requests for complex data extraction and analytics, producing and interpreting data summaries and reports, interfacing with internal and external customers, participating on and leading cross-functional project teams, supporting various research projects within the Division, maintaining subject matter expertise in select aspects of the Department of Human Services (DHS) data and data systems, and participating in special projects as needed. There also is an expectation that data analysts will be an active participant in team, section and division-level functions such as planning, process improvement and documentation efforts, and quality improvement efforts.

Responsibilities include:

* Assisting internal and external customers with defining data needs, accessing DHS data using complex queries, and transforming data into useful forms using state-of-the-art tools and rigorous methodologies.
* Performing high-quality data analysis and interpretation in order to distill useful information from the data and presenting that information in a customer-friendly format.
* Providing technical consultation to management and staff within the organization. Participating on and leading cross-functional and cross-organizational project teams working on defining data needs and designing solutions.


## Minimum Qualifications:

## Three (3) years of professional health care experience as a systems or data analyst demonstrating the following:

* ## Expertise with programming tools used to support provider reporting such as, SAS and SQL knowledge.

* ## Experience working with health care data collection, data manipulation, data transformation and interpretation, and statistical analysis.

****Bachelor's degree in health care administration, health services research, public health or related social science field may substitute for 1 year of professional experience; OR Master's degree in health care administration, health services research, public health or related social science field may substitute for 2 year of professional experience****

## Preferred Qualifications:

* Master's degree in the health or social sciences or related discipline.
* Experience with SAS Business Intelligence software suite.
* Experience working in health services research or health care policy.
* Experience working with health care data systems, such as claims data or electronic health records.
* Experience with project management, technical and non-technical report writing, and oral presentation of analysis and results.
* Experience with Department of Human Services data and data systems.
* Knowledge of Minnesota public health care programs, including coverage policy and purchasing strategies.
* Ability to work effectively with staff at all levels within and outside of the organization, and have excellent communication skills.

## Additional Requirements

To facilitate proper crediting, please ensure that your resume clearly describes your experience in the areas listed and indicates the beginning and ending month and year for each job held.

REFERENCE/BACKGROUND CHECKS - The Department of Human Services will conduct reference checks to verify job-related credentials and criminal background check prior to appointment.

Application Details

## Why Work For Us

GREAT BENEFITS PACKAGE! The State of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including low cost medical and dental insurance, employer paid life insurance, short and long term disability, pre-tax flexible spending accounts, retirement plan, tax-deferred compensation, generous vacation and sick leave, and 11 paid holidays each year.

This position is located in Minnesota's great capital city, St. Paul. The State of Minnesota offers employees subsidies for public transportation allowing for convenient and easy access to commute to work. Ride the new METRO "Green Line" Light Rail Train to work! The 10th Street Station is located close by.

Our mission as an employer is to actively recruit, welcome and support a workforce, which is diverse and inclusive of people who are underrepresented in the development of state policies, programs and practices, so that we can support the success and growth of all people who call Minnesota home.

## How to Apply

Click "Apply" at the bottom of the page. If you have questions about applying for jobs, contact the job information line at 651-259-3637.

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## Contact

If you have questions about the position, contact Mark Foresman at

If you are a Connect 700 applicant, please email your certificate to Dan Thorp at by the position close date.

If you are an individual with a disability and need an ADA accommodation for an interview, you may contact the Department of Human Services' ADA Coordinator at 651-431-4945 for assistance.

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The State of Minnesota is an equal opportunity, affirmative action, and veteran-friendly employer. We are committed to providing culturally responsive services to all Minnesotans. The State of Minnesota recognizes that a diverse workforce is essential and strongly encourages qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply.

We will make reasonable accommodations to all qualified applicants with disabilities. If you are an individual with a disability who needs assistance or cannot access the online job application system, please contact the job information line at 651-259-3637 or email Please indicate what assistance you need.

*Job Title:* Senior Healthcare Data Analyst - Agency Policy Specialist

*Location:* St. Paul

*Job ID:* 34944

*Regular/Temporary:* Unlimited

*Full/Part Time:* Full-Time

*Who May Apply:* Open to all qualified job seekers

*Date Posted:* 08/15/2019

*Closing Date:* 09/04/2019

*Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit:* Department of Human Services / Central Office

*Hiring Agency:* Department of Human Services / Central Office

*Division/Unit:* Health Care Administration / Healthcare Research & Quality, Research & Data Analysis 2

*Work Shift:* Day shift

*Work Hours:* 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

*Days of Work:* Monday - Friday

*Travel Required:* No

*Salary Range:* $28.15 - $41.76/hourly; $58,777 - $87,194/annually

*Job Class Option:* Health Care Quality Improvement & Analysis

*Job Class:* Agency Policy Specialist

*Working Title:* Senior Healthcare Data Analyst

State Of Minnesota


Saint Paul, MN