VCN Healthcare Jobs

Virtual Career Network Healthcare mobile logo

Job Information

Geisinger Health System Healthcare Data Analyst III in Annapolis, Maryland

Job Summary

The Healthcare Data Analyst III uses extensive clinical data expertise, programming abilities, and critical thinking skills to deliver innovative solutions, and act as a strategic thought partner on a broad spectrum of research projects involving clinical data. Analysts work collaboratively with investigators in the design and development of high-quality data products that identify opportunities for disease prevention as well as improved patient outcomes. Responsible for supporting research initiatives from inception to closeout by providing feedback on study design, development of goals, analytic strategies, priorities, and decision making. Participates on high visibility projects for both internal and external clients. Leads efforts to assess, recommend, implement, troubleshoot, validate, and interpret results. Expert ability in developing programs using large relational database models written in SQL and/or SAS required. Extensive experience in the area of health research or healthcare analytics using data from an electronic health record (preference for Epic’s Clarity models) or health claims and expert understanding of clinical terminologies (e.g. ICD, CPT, HCPCS etc.) required. The candidate must also possess superb critical thinking and excellent written and verbal communication skills for effectively working and communicating across cross-functional teams.

Job Duties

  • Performs complex data extraction, manipulation, and summarization of large databases to create analytical datasets and provides a range of solutions to support Research activities.

  • Takes lead role in the design, testing, validation, analysis and merging of complicated data structures from a wide variety of source systems.

  • Highly effective in written and oral communication of complex, analytical, technical information, results/recommendations to research project team.

  • Able to create summarized findings and recommendations that are clearly presented and adapted for audiences that have a varying range of technical and clinical experience.

  • Actively engages and takes lead role in the development of complex phenotype algorithms and increasingly significant tasks.

  • Acts as a strategic partner for investigators to identify key areas and priorities based on analytic insights and data analysis.

  • Utilizes extensive knowledge of research methodology and research data collection to drive discussions with clients and the team.

  • Leads discussions that proactively educate the requester of any complexities associated with the data request.

  • Oversees, leads and consults on all phases of SAS/SQL/analytical programming, data management, quality control, and reporting.

  • Expert ability to identify and resolve problems using knowledge, background and troubleshooting skills.

  • Leads efforts to ensure accuracy, data integrity and validity of data and analysis in all work.

Work is typically performed in an office environment. Accountable for satisfying all job specific obligations and complying with all organization policies and procedures. The specific statements in this profile are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job.

*Relevant experience may be a combination of related work experience and/or Master's degree obtained (Master's Degree = 2 years relevant experience).


Bachelor's Degree-Computer Science, Information Systems, Information Science (Required)


Minimum of 5 years-Relevant experience* (Required)

We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status.