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Accounting, Actuarial & Finance

Support the Bottom Line — and the Big Picture

Create the financial strategies that affect our patients, medical centers, and future. On this team, you'll provide the strategy recommendations that drive operational and process improvement, as well as face challenging opportunities to influence the future of health care.

Health Data Analyst IV

Location: Oakland, CA Additional Locations:

Corona Data Center Admin 1830 California Ave., 1830 California Ave., Corona,California, 92881
Job Number: 820251 Date posted: 09/13/2019

  • Provide quantitative measurement and data
    analysis expertise for the Utility for Care Data Analysis. Responsible for implementing
    established, as well as developing and applying innovative techniques for
    measuring, analyzing, and reporting on healthcare processes, health outcomes,
    and health costs.

    Essential Functions:

    - Independently determines and implements appropriate measurement and
    analytical methods to achieve specified analytical project or tasks objectives.

    - Exercises independent professional judgment regarding analysis assumptions
    and data quality. Identifies and resolves data quality issues, as required.

    - Coordinates the work of other project team members (UCDA staff, regional
    analytic staff, and contractors) to accomplish specified analytical project or
    task objectives.

    - Determines the most informative approaches to summarizing data and
    communicating analytical results. Develops, as required, innovative or
    customized templates and formats.

    - Implements specified quality assurance procedures to ensure accuracy of
    project data, results, written reports, and presentation materials.

    - Designs and creates written reports and presentation materials describing
    project objectives, methods, data, and results.

    - Given project or task data requirements, determines the most efficient
    approach to data collection and validation and works independently to obtain
    needed data from KP HealthConnect information systems (e.g. Clarity).

    - Trains and coaches less-experienced healthcare data analysts on data
    retrieval techniques, programming practices, and statistical analysis and data
    visualization methods in the context of specific tasks.

    - Specifies project quality assurance reviews and tests based on project
    characteristics and requirements. Provides guidance to other healthcare data
    analysts regarding the implementation of such QA reviews and tests.

    - Develops detailed measurement and reporting specifications based on project
    characteristics and requirements provide by project leadership. Provides
    guidance to other healthcare data analysts regarding the implementation of such

    - Applies analytic knowledge, skills and experience to perform project-related
    work, complete specific project tasks, and create project deliverables.

  • Gathers,
    researches, and analyzes data and facts from disparate sources and systems to
    identify and solve a wide range of problems within area of expertise. Prepares
    data in formats such as abstracts, graphs, or summaries.

  • Experience
    with relational database concepts (SQL and HiveQL preferred) required.
    Substantial experience with Microsoft Excel and knowledge of fundamental
    statistical concepts required. Experience with Microsoft Power BI, Power Query,
    and DAX a plus.


Basic Qualifications:
- Minimum five (5) related years of work experience with master's degree.
- Master's degree OR a doctoral degree.
- Disciplinary training in advanced quantitative measurement methods (mathematics or statistics), ideally in the context of a quantitative social science or health services research.
License, Certification, Registration
- N/A
Additional Requirements:
- Demonstrated effectiveness in written and verbal communication of technical material.
- Demonstrated effectiveness working as a member of a technical project team on complex projects.
- Experience with analysis of large administrative databases and computer-intensive statistical analysis (preferably using SAS), multivariate statistical methods, general research methodology.
- General knowledge or work experience in one (1) or more of the following areas: disease management, survey design, health status measurement, case-mix or health risk adjustment methods, research methods, actuarial methods, cost-benefit or cost-effectiveness analysis.
- Skills in analytical methods including problem and model formulation, algorithm selection, and development of overall solution strategy.
- Creativity, critical thinking, and excellent problem-solving skills.
- Outstanding written and verbal communication and effective interpersonal skills.
- Ability to train and coach less-experienced team members on technical tasks.
- Considered functional expert.
- Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment.

Preferred Qualifications:
- Minimum five (5) related years of work experience (i.e. in an analytical environment, preferably in healthcare) with master's degree.
- Knowledge of healthcare industry, especially healthcare analytics preferred.
- Familiarity with Kaiser Permanente healthcare system preferred.

- Analytic and critical thinking skills, writing skills, communication skills, and ability to work within a team.

- Proficiency in SQL, knowledge of healthcare industry, risk adjustment, and/or familiarity with KP healthcare system are a plus.

- Expertise with Microsoft Excel and knowledge of fundamental statistical concepts required.

- Experience with relational database concepts (SQL preferred), Power BI, and Power Query a plus.


Primary Location: California,Oakland,1800 Harrison 1800 Harrison Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri Working Hours Start: 9:00 AM Working Hours End: 5:00 PM Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: Salaried, Non-Union, Exempt Job Level: Individual Contributor Job Category: Accounting, Finance and Actuarial Services Specialty: Finance Department: Risk Adjustment Data & Analytics (RADA) Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.

External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.

About Accounting, Finance, & Actuarial Careers

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