Clinical Data Analyst - Hospital


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Cli Data Analys
MLK Community Hospital & Foundation
1680 E. 120th St.
Los Angeles
United States of America
Professional Business



 The Clinical Data Analyst (CDA) will serve an instrumental role in the Office of Quality and Performance Improvement at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital.  The CDA will provide consultative and technical services for identifying, extracting, and integrating clinical data from internal and/or external data sources to support quality improvement and patient safety initiatives. Primarily responsible for coordination of data and reporting to appropriate committees/departments. In addition, shall provide support for performance improvement activities using data to set priorities for improvement.


• Trend data to identify potential opportunities (e.g., variances, significant outliers, percentile ranked groups) for quality improvement, internal and external reporting, or focused investigations.
• Design data analysis strategies to identify potential areas for quality improvement or focused investigation.
• Develop epidemiological sound indicators of the quality of care.
• Analyze data and summarize into quality indicator values.
• Identify external benchmarks of care for comparative purposes.
• Develop tabular and graphical presentations of data which clearly and concisely illustrate current levels of care.
• Develop comprehensive data dashboards to illustrate hospital, department, and provider performance on key performance indicators and measures.
• Write draft reports which clearly and concisely display current levels of care.
• Contribute to the development of interventions (i.e., develop educational materials for doctors and nurses), which will improve healthcare processes and outcomes.
• Design re-measurement strategies (after interventions) of healthcare processes and outcomes to effectively quantify the impact of interventions for improvement.
• Analyze re-measurement data and summarize into quality indicator values.
• Tracks outliers and provides data reports and other information related to specific metrics to facilitate analysis and follow-up for the purpose of improving care processes and patient outcomes.
• Effectively communicates metric performance to committees, departments and hospital leaders.
• Develops innovative programs to address knowledge deficit in data science including but not limited to data quality, data sources, data validation, data formatting/presentation, data labels, etc.
• Involvement in the daily operations of the department to include PI database management and PI reports management. Manages daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual reports accurately and timely.
• Assist in the preparation of draft manuscripts for publishing in peer reviewed journals.
• Additional duties as assigned.




A.   Education
• Bachelor's degree (BA or BS) required, Master’s degree preferred in Statistics, Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Public Health or related discipline (e.g., Economics, Mathematics, Computer Science).

B.  Qualifications/Experience
• Minimum of two years of hands-on SAS, STATA, SQL or other statistical programming work experience or demonstrated equivalent combination of education and experience.
• At least one year experience with health-related analytic research and quality improvement methodology preferred.
• Fluency in SAS, STATA, SQL, Tableau, or other statistical programming software and MS Office.
• Ability to work independently and in teams.
• Knowledge of statistical or epidemiological methodologies, and automation techniques for analytic tasks.
• Ability to work with highly sensitive information while preserving the confidentiality of the information.
• Working knowledge of health systems, Medicare/Medicaid preferred, healthcare databases and coding systems.
• Strong oral and written communication skills.
• Able to perform a variety of tasks requiring independent thought and research.  Creativity and latitude is required.
• At least 2 years of registered nursing experience preferred. Clinical Informatics experience preferred.
• CA RN License perferred

C.   Special Skills/Knowledge
 Excellent communication skills and evidence of collaborative practice.  History of successful analytic processes and  outcomes.  Expertise in healthcare delivery systems and performance improvement is highly preferred.  Ability to  collaborate in a team environment and produce positive outcomes.


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MLK Community Healthcare
1680 E 120th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90059
Tel: 424-338-8000