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Cedars-Sinai Data Liaison Analyst in Los Angeles, California

When the work you do every single day has a crucial impact on the lives of others, every effort, every detail, and every second matters. This shared culture of happiness, passion, and dedication pulses through Cedars-Sinai, and it’s just one of the many reasons why we rank as one of the top hospitals in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.

This position assists leadership in maintaining the integrity of the medical staff information chain, starting from its source in the originating application, through any programmed interfaces or extracts, and including any “downstream” databases, files, tables, or applications from which analyses or reports are derived that make use of any of the data elements originating from the source. This position also serves as the primary back-up to department leadership, developing and exercising the capability to cover core support responsibilities when the they are away from the medical center.

Primary customers for this role are Cedars-Sinai Health System’s management and staff of the Centralized Credentialing department. In addition, other customers include all departments and staff that enter data into the originating application, including but not limited to Medical Delivery Network, the departments of Graduate Medical Education, Continuing Medical Education, and Health Information (Medical Records Chart Completion), as well as departments and staff that rely on using that data for their day-to-day patient care work, including but not limited to Finance, Nursing, Admissions, Operating Room Services, and Health Information (Medical Records Coding).

At this time, CSHS utilizes the Morrisey MSOW application to originate the practitioner information chain, and as the “gold standard” source for all data collected by the CCS department to support the medical staff application and credentialing process and subsequent granting of privileges to members of the medical staff for admitting patients and performing various clinical procedures. It is expected that the incumbent will become an expert user for this application, learning and coaching others in all aspects of data entry as well as all query and reporting capabilities, and teaching other users on an as-needed basis to assure that this information system is fully supporting the CSHS’s business processes relative to its relationship with its medical staff.

This position will require assisting department leadership in coordinating all new system releases with the vendor, developing test scenarios and evaluation of test results to validate system accuracy. Development of technical policies, procedures, and documentation. Functions as secondary technical resource to EIS staff and the EIS Help Desk. Plays a role in helping EIS architect /support future MSOW interface development. Will help in performing assessment, follow-up and resolution of all user issues. Assist in providing general system administration of system.

This position also includes responsibility for data set construction, data analysis, and report production, utilizing the query and reporting tools built into the application i.e. Crystal Reports. Other responsibilities include developing report guidelines, formats and documentation, gathering business requirements and creating report specification documents based on the requirements, and testing and validating reports. Provides ongoing support for production reporting environments and analysis.

Education:

  • High School Degree/GED required. Bachelor’s degree with coursework in a quantitative field preferred. Some background in statistics desirable. Or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Qualifications

  • Excellent computer competency required, including working knowledge of spreadsheets, presentation development, word processing, Visio, MS-Project, e-mail, browsers, on-line reporting, and analytic query and reporting tools such as Brio, Crystal, Access, or SPSS.

  • At least two years of prior work experience in an acute care hospital or other health care delivery setting preferred.

  • Ability to work in teams; ability to work independently; ability to follow directions; ability to manage completion of multiple tasks within specified timeframes.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, as well as quantitative analysis skills are required.

  • Flexible and adaptable, functions well as a team player, remains calm and cheerful under stressful conditions, is comfortable working with diverse skill sets and personalities.

Cedars-Sinai is an EEO employer. Cedars-Sinai does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of the race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, physical or mental disability, legally protected medical condition (cancer-related or genetic characteristics or any genetic information), marital status, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age (40 or older), military and/or veteran status or any other basis protected by federal or state law.

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