Senior Business Analyst - Hospital Operations
Harris Health System is the public healthcare safety-net provider established in 1966 to serve the residents of Harris County, Texas. As an essential healthcare system, Harris Health champions better health for the entire community, with a focus on low-income uninsured and underinsured patients, through acute and primary care, wellness, disease management and population health services. Ben Taub Hospital (Level 1 Trauma Center) and Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital (Level 3 Trauma Center) anchor Harris Health’s robust network of 39 clinics, health centers, specialty locations and virtual (telemedicine) technology. Harris Health is among an elite list of health systems in the U.S. achieving Magnet® nursing excellence designation for its hospitals, the prestigious National Committee for Quality Assurance designation for its patient-centered clinics and health centers and its strong partnership with nationally recognized physician faculty, residents and researchers from Baylor College of Medicine; McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth); The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center; and the Tilman J. Fertitta Family College of Medicine at the University of Houston.
Skills / Requirements
The Sr Business Analyst, Hospital Operations is responsible for supporting pavilion activities related to analyzing operational and financial data required to maximize the effectiveness of day to day hospital operations, priorities, initiatives, and strategies. This position requires in-depth healthcare/clinical operational workflow knowledge, systems, and financial acumen. The Sr Business Analyst Hospital Ops may coordinate, manage, and lead collaborative workgroups impacting multiple hospital workflows. The Sr Business Analyst Hospital Ops will promote team learning and sharing by partnering with less experienced analysts.
The position works closely with the Vice Presidents, Administrative Directors, Directors, and Physician Leadership on productivity, variance reporting, financial analysis, performance improvement and benchmarking. Supports assigned pavilions in activities related to cost management in concert with Financial Systems Integrity, Financial Planning and Budgeting, and other Fiscal Operations.
Bachelors Degree in Accounting, Finance, Healthcare Administration, Business Administration Computer Science, or healthcare related discipline required
Masters Degree preferred
Work Experience: Five (5) years hospital healthcare organization financial analysis experience. Masters degree will substitute for 2 years of work experience. Three (3) years experience with healthcare data extraction and manipulation of health informatics
Communication Skills: Above Average Verbal Communication (Heavy Public Contact), Exceptional Verbal (Public Speaking), Writing/Correspondence, Writing/Reports
Proficiencies: MS Access, MS Excel (expert), MS Word, MS PowerPoint, Personal Computer
Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: Analytical Abilities, Mathematics, Statistical, Medical Terminology, Other; Financial Concepts, Productivity Management Concepts, PeopleSoft Financials, EPIC, Kronos Reporting, Visio, Clarity Report Writing
Work Schedule: Flexible, Eligible for Telecommute
Other Requirements: Proficient with financial accounting, budgeting, cost accounting/reporting, and financial statistical reporting. Data analytics, reasoning, report design, and manipulation of multiple databases is required. Knowledge of benchmark analysis, productivity reporting, key volume indicator development, variance reporting, and healthcare service delivery. Ability to analyze details, report, develop, and present recommendations to promote fiscal health using problem-solving and critical thinking skills. Proficient in all MS Office applications; demonstrated advanced functionality of Excel and Access. Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including presentation skills. Demonstrated organizational and time management skills, reasoning skills and ability to articulate logic behind decisions. Attention to detail. Knowledge of health service delivery, JCAHO/DNV, State Medicare/Medicaid, and other external regulatory agencies is preferred. Must manage time effectively, be sensitive to deadlines, be able to multi-task and meet deliverables while embodying Service First principles.