University of Utah Business Data Analyst in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 06/30/2017

Requisition Number PRN14678B

Job Title Business Data Analyst

Working Title Business Data Analyst

Job Grade F

FLSA Code Computer Employee

Patient Care Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

Monday – Friday, 8am to 5pm, and as needed

VP Area Health Sciences

Department 00224 - Internal Medicine Admin

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 47600 to 90400

Close Date

NOTE: May close at anytime.

Open Until Filled

NOTE: May close at anytime. Yes

Job Summary

The Department of Internal Medicine seeks a highly motivated professional skilled in the analysis and interpretation of complex data into clear and actionable business recommendations. The successful candidate will interpret results using a variety of techniques, ranging from simple data aggregation via statistical analysis to complex data mining. Additionally, they will design, develop, implement and maintain business solutions. The incumbent works directly with clinical project and business leaders to identify and solve analytical and/or operational problems.


1.Effective in data analysis/mining, including predictive modeling and hierarchical/longitudinal analysis.

2.Advanced computer system skills and a capacity to create dashboard-reporting systems.

3.Experience in data collection, storage warehousing, access, analysis, and usage for evidence-based improvements.

4.Strong organizational and analytic skills to prioritize, take initiative, follow projects through to completion, and manage multiple tasks/projects.

5.Forward thinking, innovative, and proactive in identifying problems and implementing evidence-based improvements.

6. Excellent collaborative leadership style with a strategic and creative approach, and exceptional problem-solving and decision-making abilities.

7.Prepares and interprets management information and other financial reports.

8.Analyzes financial documents, statistical data, historical data and package information into a clear, concise and compelling format that supports defined strategy.

9.Participates in the establishment, maintenance, and outcomes of special projects: Clinical Dashboards, Bed Board and Value Summaries.

10.Audits accounting systems, reconciles billing data, and resolves technical problems or recommends solutions when appropriate.

11.Analyzes trends and possible consequences.

12.Recommends and implements improvements that affect tracking systems and departmental operations.

13.May prepare and monitor clinical operational goals.

14.May provide training on financial issues or procedures or provide guidance to more junior staff.

15.Assists with general administrative functions, record keeping, and Divisional projects.

Problem Solving:

The Analyst has the authority to independently determine the type and nature of analysis to be used to obtain the desired information or results, including data to be collected, analysis methods, presentation, format and report structure.

Representative challenges of this position include organizing and prioritizing multiple projects, determining the best course of action or appropriate resources needed to complete a project or address a problem, obtaining valid data and creating clear, comprehensible and actionable reports that accurately reflect and interpret the data.

The Analyst must correctly interpret regulations to ensure the University is in compliance with Federal, State and other requirements.

This job description is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.

Work Environment and Level of Frequency typically required

Nearly Continuously: Office environment.

Physical Requirements and Level of Frequency that may be required

Nearly Continuously: Sitting, hearing, listening, talking.

Often: Repetitive hand motion (such as typing), walking.

Seldom: Bending, reaching overhead.

Minimum Qualifications

Requires a bachelor’s degree in related area (2 years related work experience may be substituted for 1 year of education). Two to four years of experience in the field or in a related area. Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.



•University financial management experience.

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, University of Utah policy of equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran’s status, status as a qualified person with a disability, or genetic information. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law.

To inquire about this posting, email: or call 801-581-2300. Reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation or for further information about University AA/EO policies, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/ TDD ), email: .

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). To be eligible for retirement contributions, you must be hired into a benefit-eligible position. Certain new hires are automatically assigned to the URS retirement plan and other employees with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in the URS within 30 days of hire. Regardless of whether they are hired into a benefit-eligible position or not, individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS must notify the Benefits Department upon hire. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801)366-7770 or (800)695-4877 or the University’s Benefits Department at (801)581-7447 for information.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.