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Title:  Medicaid Healthcare Data and Statistical Analyst

Application Deadline Date:  04/15/2021
Req ID:  13623
Department:  Vermont Health Access
Location: 

Waterbury, VT, US

Position Type:  Permanent
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $28.28

Overview

The Department of Vermont Health Access (DVHA)'s mission is to improve the health and well-being of Vermonters by providing access to quality healthcare cost effectively. We have three priorities that support us in moving our mission forward: Adoption of value-based payments, management of information technology projects, and operational performance improvement. Our department commits to executing our responsibilities and priorities while adhering to three core values: Transparency, Integrity and Service. 

 

DVHA's Data Unit is seeking a qualified individual to join their dynamic team.

 

The data analyst will help provides data analysis, distribution of Medicaid data extracts, and reporting to regulatory agencies, the legislature, and other stakeholders and vendors. It delivers mandatory federal reporting to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), delivers routine Vermont Healthcare Claims Uniform Reporting and Evaluations System (VHCURES) data feeds, develops the annual Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Sets (HEDIS) data extracts for reporting, delivers weekly medical and pharmacy claims files and monthly eligibility records to support Care Coordination for the Vermont Chronic Care Initiative (VCCI), and provides ad hoc data analysis for internal DVHA divisions and other AHS departments and state agencies. 

 

The data analyst should have experience in using SPSS and Business Objects as they are the primary tools when performing data extracts and analysis. 
Experience in working with multiple datasets from various sources to help conduct the ad hoc and recurring reports that they are expected to complete.
Write and run SQL queries against relational databases using best practices for analyzing the departments data.
Perform advanced data processing tasks (i.e., appending data, merging data, creating data maps, running tabulations, etc.) to ensure quality data for the various units we are supporting.
The data analyst will be working with our Quality Measures to help support the departments needs for our HEDIS and Global Commitment reporting.
The ability to read and understand data models and give input to data modeling based on the results of data analysis.
The ability to complete recurring reports on time and the ability to complete ad hoc requests to help support the department with the various analytic needs which includes providing an analytical view of the data.
The candidate is technology savvy, intelligent, a clear communicator and ambitious; someone with a strong customer centric attitude and driven to be a strong part of a great team. You must be a problem solver, organized, and able to think critically on your own.

Who May Apply

This position, Medicaid Healthcare Data and Statistical Analyst (Job Requisition #13623), is open to all State employees and external applicants.
If you would like more information about this position, please contact Chris.Brynga@vermont.gov.
Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail.  You must apply online to be considered.
Please note that multiple positions in the same work location may be filled from this job posting.

 

AHS BACKGROUND CHECKS:  Candidates must pass any level of background investigation applicable to the position.  In accordance with AHS Policy 4.02, Hiring Standards, Vermont and/or national criminal record checks, as well as DMV and adult and child abuse registry checks, as appropriate to the position under recruitment, will be conducted on candidates, with the exception of those who are current classified state employees seeking transfer, promotion or demotion into an AHS classified position or are persons exercising re-employment (RIF) rights.

Environmental Factors

Work is performed in a standard office setting, but travel may be required for which private means of transportation should be available. Evening and weekend work may be necessary.

Minimum Qualifications

Master's degree in public health, health care administration, health care profession, public administration, business administration or related field with academic work in statistics, policy, planning, health care-related research AND four (4) years at a professional level in statistical or policy analysis, business or public administration, health care services where the duties included any combination of analytical work and statistics, professional report writing and involvement in program and/or policy development.

OR

Bachelor's degree in public health, health care administration, health care profession, health and human services, business administration or related field with academic work in statistics, policy, planning, health care-related research AND six (6) years at a professional level in statistical or policy analysis, business or public administration, health care services where the duties included any combination of analytical work and statistics, professional report writing and involvement in program and/or policy development.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Advanced report writing and analytical skills.
  • Ability to create SPSS datasets for analytical use.
  • Experience using reporting platform Business Objects.
  • Experience using reporting platforms, including Business Objects and Power BI.
  • Ability to understand, resolve and address complex data requests.
  • Experience with writing and executing SQL queries against relational databases.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated strong organizational skills.
  • Demonstrates the ability to set goals and adhere to deadlines.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Experience with scripting in Python is a plus.
  • Strong Microsoft Desktop application skills (Excel, Access, Word, PowerPoint, OneNote).

Special Requirements

Advanced proficiency in data analytics using statistical packages and database management applications with complex data sets.

Total Compensation

As a State employee you are offered a great career opportunity, but it's more than a paycheck. The State's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits that are worth about 30% of your total compensation, including:
  • 80% State paid medical premium
  • Dental Plan at no cost for employees and their families
  • Flexible Spending healthcare and childcare reimbursement accounts
  • Two ways to save for your retirement: A State defined benefit pension plan and a deferred compensation 457(b) plan
  • Work/Life balance: 11 paid holidays each year and a generous leave plan; many jobs also allow for a flexible schedule
  • Low cost group life insurance
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Incentive-based Wellness Program
  • Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program
Want the specifics? Explore the Benefits of State Employment on our website.

AHS Affirmative Recruitment

The Vermont Agency of Human Services strives to build a diverse and inclusive community. It is our fundamental belief that in order to create and sustain a healthier Vermont, we as an organization must honor the cultures, beliefs and values of those we serve in order to foster an environment of mutual respect, acceptance and equal opportunity.  We are committed to building and maintaining a multicultural and diverse workforce which reflects the increasing diversity of Vermont. To view the State of Vermont's Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Policy, please click here.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and people from diverse cultural backgrounds are encouraged.


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