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Clinical Analyst - Associate

Charlotte, NC, United States
Job ID: 109226
Job Family: Professional Services
Status: Full Time
Shift: Day
Job Type: Regular
Department Name: 51011028343203-Quality Management


Job Summary

Assesses clinical synthesis, distributes and analyzes internal and comparative data to proactively lead improvement opportunities in enterprise-wide clinical performance and outcomes. Ensures submission standards are met for the appropriate governing entities (e.g. CMS, TJC, other national clinical registries).

Essential Functions

  • Ensures integrity, accuracy, validity and comprehensiveness of data.
  • Collects data from electronic and paper documents.
  • Verifies accuracy of collected data and adheres to standards; requires the ability to resolve conflicts with data and detailed understanding of data definitions.
  • Presents statistical information.
  • Uses statistical techniques to describe and evaluate data and uses process analysis tools for the display, interpretation and presentation of data for management and organization action.
  • Determines data needs and preferred data source.
  • Defines report needs.
  • Assists in development of program(s) to create reports.
  • Evaluates report requests and provides reports as requested to customers.
  • Participates in development of data variables, collection processes, standards, and data dictionaries.
  • Works with internal and external data providers to ensure accurate data is available in a timely and accessible manner.
  • Integrates standards of care/clinical guidelines/protocols in collaboration with multidisciplinary groups and evaluates for process and outcomes improvement.
  • Identifies opportunities that impede attainment of clinical performance and outcomes.
  • Participates in enterprise wide, multidisciplinary group activities (ex: QSOC, Medical Staff Quality, Disease Specific).
  • Works on practice and process improvements.
  • Analyzes data to identify patterns and trends areas for improvement.
  • Facilitates and serves as a resource for the development and implementation of action plans for process and practice improvements.
  • Reports analysis of data and incorporates findings into the development of action plans.
  • Measures and evaluates implemented changes/actions.
  • Reports demonstrated efficiency and quality of improved patient care, system processes and professional practices to key stakeholders.
  • Provides educational offerings for staff and physicians related to quality topics.
  • Participates in general orientation for new employees, as requested.

Physical Requirements

Most of work in office environment using office equipment (computers, copiers, etc). This position requires a lot of sitting and working at the computer. There are periods of intense detail and deadlines. Each employee has the responsibility to work in a safe manner.

Education, Experience and Certifications

Bachelor's degree in health related fields or RN required. 5 years experience in health related field required. Experience with healthcare data in a healthcare organization strongly preferred. Competent with personal computers and database management. Good knowledge of nursing documentation practices and resource tools Understands medical terminology including diagnosis and procedure codes. Understands patient identification processes and processes in patient management. Ability to successfully complete generic, department, and database-specific skills. Maintains professional competency and licensure, if applicable.