Sr Business Analyst - Hospital Operations, LBJ Hospital
Harris Health is a nationally recognized health system comprising three teaching hospitals and an extensive network of ambulatory care centers serving the people of Harris County, Texas, since 1966. Staffed by the faculty, fellows and residents from two nationally ranked medical schools, Baylor College of Medicine and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), Harris Health is the first healthcare system in Houston to receive the prestigious National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) designation for its network of patient-centered medical homes.
Each year, Harris Health provides more than 1.8 million total outpatient visits through its more than 40 ambulatory care facilities. Additionally, Harris Health sees more than 177,000 emergency visits at its Level 1 and Level 3 trauma centers and 35,000 hospital admissions through its three hospitals: Ben Taub, LBJ and Quentin Mease.
Established by voter referendum to enhance the level of charity care available in the community, Harris Health System has often received national recognition for serving those in need and for its achievements in operational excellence, such as being named to the 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 Most Wired Hospitals lists by the American Hospital Association’s Hospitals & Health Networks magazine.
Additionally, Harris Health System is pleased that each of its three hospitals — Ben Taub, Lyndon B. Johnson and Quentin Mease — achieved Pathway to Excellence™ designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
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 Highly 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.
Benefits and EEOC
Harris Health System benefits program is designed to provide you with more flexibility and choices in meeting your specific needs. Harris Health System benefits program allows you to protect your income in case of illness, death and disability, and to help you save for retirement.
It is the policy of Harris Health System to provide equal opportunity for all applicants for employment regardless political affiliation, race, color, national origin, age, sex, religious creed or disability. Applicants may request any reasonable accommodation(s) to participate in the application process.