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Data Analyst - Risk Management

Benefits Eligibility (Employment Type):  Full-time benefits (32-40 hours per week)
Shift Type:  Day
Shift Length:  8 Hours
Primary Location (City):  Vancouver
State:  WA

PeaceHealth is seeking a Data Analyst - Risk Management for a 1.0 full time equivalent Exempt position. This position will be working Day shift with shift durations of 8 Hours.

Req ID: 172386



Responsible for understanding the reporting and analytic needs, systems and tools used for clinical and operational purposes within PeaceHealth.  Serves as a consultant for data analysis and reporting promoting the appropriate and efficient use of data and information.  Maintains knowledge of healthcare processes and information documented in PeaceHealth’s tools and systems as well as comprehensive knowledge of the data  and information contained in clinical and operational applications, data warehouse and non-warehouse databases.


  1. Queries and combines data from a variety of sources; generates reports and conducts research to support decision making.  Works closely with key stake holders to understand potential data issues and recommends solutions to meet organizational goals.
  2. Works with caregivers to understand data storage, retrieval systems, to extract and combine data appropriately to address both standard and ad hoc reporting needs.  Develops tables, charts and graphs as necessary for enhancing interpretation and information display.
  3. Partners with key stakeholders to identify/clarify customer’s needs, business definitions, business rules and information specifications.  Provides data interpretation, creates/maintains self-serve model, and provides recommendations to facilitate decision making.
  4. Partners to develop systems to monitor data quality, integrity, diagnose programs and implements solutions.  Builds and maintains storage of non-warehouse data. Uses appropriate software programs and tools, including statistical packages and programming languages to query, process, analyze data and automate reports. Understands the clinical concepts and process flow that generate the data being analyzed and recommends appropriate measurement methods and study questions.
  5. Demonstrates an understanding of the issues in the use and proper handling of sensitive information including the requirements for release both to internal and external sources.
  6. Effectively presents findings of analysis both in written and verbal form to clinical and administrative groups in a clear and coherent manner transferring understanding in a way that is accurate and actionable.
  7. Identifies and recommends internal improvement opportunities and contributes in making these improvements utilizing sound quality improvement techniques, methods and tools.
  8. Provides assistance troubleshooting reports and help desk support for end users.
  9. Performs other duties as assigned.



  • Associates Degree in Computer Science, Healthcare Research, Healthcare or related field required; equivalent education and training may substitute.  Bachelor’s degree is preferred. 


  • Minimum of two years analytic experience to include experience with statistical methods of aggregation, averaging, etc, and business intelligence/query/reporting tools such as Crystal Reports, SQL, TSQL, Visual Basic, SSRS, and Microsoft Office analysis tools.
  • Experience with retrieving and displaying data in usable formats that are actionable from a customer’s perspective
  • In-depth knowledge of data base query principles and architecture
  • Experience with the application of coding systems (ICD9, DRG, CPT) is preferred.
  • Medical Terminology, Anatomy/Physiology or Physical Science is preferred
  • Experience facilitating complex projects and project specific discussions to caregivers with diverse professional backgrounds


        Preferred Certifications are: Certified Health Data Analyst (CHDA) Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) and/or Certified Coding Specialist – Physician Based (CCSP)


  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities, projects and display flexibility in a fast paced and changing work environment.


Additional Essential Functions:

•Primary source for data requests, in partnership with key stakeholders, for Mental Health regulatory or contractual data requirements of the OHA, Lane County, and the CCO. 

•             Supports BH service-line leadership in the development and reporting of the metrics needed to ensure the service line meets compliance, quality, and financial requirements.

•             Designs and implements necessary reports and audits to ensure the accuracy of BHS charging and billing.



  • Work requires fairly light physical exertion from up to 65% of the time.
  • Ability to lift objects weighing 30 lbs. or less.
  • Work is performed under normal working conditions with adequate lighting and ventilation.
  • Job duties frequently require intense concentration and attention to detail (up to 65% of work time).


Please apply online to be considered. For full consideration of your skills and abilities, please attach a current resume with your application.


About PeaceHealth


PeaceHealth, based in Vancouver, Wash., is a not-for-profit Catholic health system offering care to communities in Washington, Oregon, and Alaska. PeaceHealth has approximately 16,000 caregivers, a multi-specialty medical group practice with more than 900 providers and 10 medical centers serving both urban and rural communities throughout the Northwest. In 1890, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace founded what has become PeaceHealth. Today, PeaceHealth is the legacy of its founding Sisters and continues with a spirit of respect, stewardship, collaboration and social justice in fulfilling its Mission. 


We offer competitive compensation, a robust benefits package and a collaborative, Mission-driven work environment! To learn more about working at PeaceHealth and the Vancouver community please visit our homepage:


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Location: Vancouver, Shared Services Center (802)
Job Category:  Business, Administrative & Facilities 
Shift:  Day
Shift Length: 8 Hours
FTE: 1.0
Work Type:  Full Time
Required Certifications/Licensure: 


PeaceHealth is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all qualified job applicants and employees without regard to the following statuses: protected veteran; qualified individual with a disability; race; ethnicity; religion; gender; pregnancy; gender identity; national origin; age; genetic information; sexual orientation; or any other protected status in accordance with local, state, or federal laws.


The above information is intended to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of caregivers assigned to this job.


Posting Notes: Vancouver || Business, Administrative & Facilities || Risk Management & Quality || Full Time || RISK MANAGEMENT

Nearest Major Market: Portland Oregon
Nearest Secondary Market: Tacoma

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