Decision Support Analyst

Requisition ID
2021-150701
Employment Type
Full Time
Department
Financial Operations
Hours / Pay Period
80
Shift
Day
Standard Hours
8a-5p
Facility / Process Level : Name
CHI St. Vincent Health
Location
AR-HOT SPRINGS

Overview

CHI St. Vincent, now part of CommonSpirit Health formed between Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health.  CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health. With more than 700 care sites across the U.S., from clinics and hospitals to home-based care and virtual care services, CommonSpirit is accessible to nearly one out of every four U.S. residents. Our world needs compassion like never before. Our communities need caring and our families need protection. With our combined resources, CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy communities, advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable, and innovating how and where healing can happen, both inside our hospitals and out in the community.

 

CHI St. Vincent provides you with the same level of care you provide for others. We care about our employees' well-being and offer benefits that complement work/life balance.

 

 We offer the following benefits to support you and your family:

  • Health/Dental/Vision Insurance
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Voluntary Protection: Group Accident, Critical Illness, and Identity Theft 
  • Free Premium Membership to Care.com with preloaded credits for children and/or dependent adults
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for you and your family
  • Paid Time Off (PTO) 
  • Tuition Assistance for career growth and development
  • Matching 401(k) and 457(b) Retirement Programs
  • Wellness Program

Responsibilities

Develops, distributes and explains standard and more complex ad-hoc reports for designed to identify opportunities for operational improvement focused on financial, clinical and/or productivity-based data; interprets, analyzes and presents data for review of senior management.  

  • Creates, runs, and presents reports and analysis documentation.
  • Chooses best way to display data to maximize understanding of the concepts and impact of the information and prepares graphs, tables, charts, storyboard/Power Point presentations and reports from various data sources (extracted from automated systems and report-writing applications) to describe and summarize data, forecasts and projections.
  • Identifies and accesses the appropriate source systems and valid collection tools, and selects the appropriate data to produce report content that meets the requestor’s needs. Decides report format best suited to organize data in a meaningful way and produce desired results.
  • Assists in the annual Premier benchmarking process by gathering and pulling related data as needed.
  • Serves in a leadership role in the department through development and refinement of CHI’s analytic methodologies, templates and standards to assure consistent application of CHI standards.

Participates in the development and administration of the annual operating budget in accordance with CHI standards and applicable regulatory requirements; utilizes CHI systems, guidelines and tools in all budget-related activities. 

  • Assists managers in the budget-building process by helping them understand the relevance of the decision support data provided.
  • Troubleshoots department variances and meets with managers to explain and/or resolve.

Reviews data for integrity and accuracy; audits and ensures data integrity of reports and information provided by managers and decision support system.

  • Responds to CHI requests to validate, explain and/or research data deficiencies, inaccuracies or errors, reimbursement methodologies and profitability analyses.
  • Ensures the integrity of data processing from CHI Decision Support Services.
  • Reviews post-software installation and conducts audits and troubleshoots the reporting environment if necessary.
  • Proposes methodologies to improve data quality through analyzing and understanding data inconsistencies.

Utilizes clinical and financial and database expertise to support various financial and clinical projects as assigned. 

Qualifications

Education/Work Experience Requirements

Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration or related discipline and five years of related work experience that demonstrates attainment of the requisite job knowledge skills/abilities, preferably in a healthcare environment,.  Experience with healthcare decision support systems is strongly preferred.

 

Or any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the essential functions of the position.

 

Job Knowledge/Abilities:

  • Knowledge of standards and methodologies relative to budgeting, cost accounting, reimbursement and decision support in a healthcare environment.
  • Knowledge of effective methodologies and tools relating to analysis, auditing and reporting of financial and clinical data.
  • Knowledge of the functionality and use of automated financial/decision support and/or reporting systems.
  • Knowledge of the application and use of Microsoft Office tools sufficient to access/extract data in relational databases and maintain technical expertise.
  • Knowledge of the functionality and use of decision support systems.
  • Ability to present and explain decision support data in a clear and understandable manner to both cilinical and non-clinical audiences.
  • Ability to collect and organize budget/productivity data, interpret its significance/application and prepare accurate, timely and useful financial reports.
  • Ability to use appropriate methods for preventing, discovering and correcting data discrepancies to ensure accuracy and integrity.
  • Ability to understand financial and/or operational reports sufficient to perform the duties of the position.
  • Ability to read, understand and communicate in English sufficient to perform the duties of the position.
  • Ability to use office equipment and automated systems/applications/software at an acceptable level.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships as required by the duties of the position.

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