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Financial System Business Analyst - Financial Decision Support, Full-time, Days

Northwestern Medicine
City: 
Chicago
State: 
Illinois
Employment type: 
Full time
Remote Position: 
No
Required degree level: 
Other

The System Business Analyst will demonstrate critical thinking in order to provide hospital departments with the tools, technology, and applications to access clinical, financial and administrative information on a timely basis. The analyst will develop and maintain enterprise data repositories to support the hospital's critical planning, management, and decision-making activities. The analyst will work both independently and together with a multi-skilled team while developing positive working relationships with colleagues and consultancies.

Essential Functions:

  • Assists the Program Manager / Senior Analyst and takes direction in identify, coordinate and ensure integrity of utilization data for Northwestern Medicine, including patient demographics, utilization, physician and hospital services and locations.
  • Prepares presentation materials and supporting schedules/reports to support operational leadership including the verification of completeness and accuracy.
  • Increases productivity by developing automated applications, eliminating duplication, and coordinating information requirements: Designs new computer programs by analyzing requirements; constructing workflow charts and diagrams; studying system capabilities; writing specifications. Maintains user confidence and protects operations by keeping information confidential. Improves systems by studying current practices; designing modifications. Determines operational objectives by studying business functions; gathering information; evaluating output requirements and formats.
  • Liaises with IT department regarding the automation of reporting.
  • Defines project requirements by identifying project milestones, phases, and elements; forming project team.
  • Consistently delivers concrete, relevant results.
  • Displays qualities of resiliency and resourcefulness while thinking strategically and practically when problem solving.
  • In addition to results orientation, displays business knowledge, speed and decisiveness, and project management.
  • Assists in system policy and procedure compliance: Maintains system protocols by writing and updating procedures. Recommends controls by identifying problems; writing improved procedures.
  • Determines operational objectives by studying business functions; gathering information; evaluating output requirements and formats.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve IT concerns regarding reporting from EMR system and other decision support tools.
  • Assists Program Manager / Senior Analyst developing materials in training other finance and decision support team members.
  • Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing professional publications, establishing personal networks, adopting and implementing industry best practices, and participating in professional societies.
  • Protect operations by keeping financial and patient information confidential.
  • Support the finance operations of Northwestern Medicine.
EOE Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans. VEVRAA Federal Contractor.
Required Qualifications:
  • Degree in Finance or related field. 3+ years in IT, Accounting, or Finance capacity.
  • Requires high attention to detail, strong communication, collaboration, and analytical skills.
  • Experience in a fast paced, dynamic environment.
  • Moderate to Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite - specifically Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Moderate knowledge of SQL and relational databases.
Desired Qualifications:
  • Masters degree in Healthcare Management, Business, MIS, Data Analytics, or related field.
  • IT Certifications. EPIC Certification (Clarity Report Data).
  • Healthcare finance experience.

Northwestern Medicine is dedicated to providing the most advanced healthcare to the communities and patients we serve. The Northwestern Medicine clinical and administrative staff, medical and science faculty and medical students come together everyday with a shared commitment to superior quality, academic excellence, scientific discovery and patient safety.

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