Job Information

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


Open Date 04/15/2022

Requisition Number PRN30203B

Job Title Business Data Analyst

Working Title Business Data Analyst

Job Grade F

FLSA Code Computer Employee

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

VP Area U of U Health - Academics

Department 00224 - Internal Medicine Admin

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 47600 to 79699

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

The Business Data Analyst ( BDA ) is a key role within the Department of Internal Medicine’s Central Analytics team that upholds the team’s mission to provide insightful reporting to departmental leadership that promotes educated decision-making. The BDA interprets data using a variety of techniques and then designs, develops, implements and maintains business solutions. Representative data types include: provider productivity, patient access to care, operational efficiency, patient volume forecasting, financial metrics, and more. Duties include: meeting with stakeholders to identify data needs, partnering with departments to obtain information, developing reports and iterating as needed, and executive presentation. The three most critical skills needed for this position are: communication, problem solving, and attention to detail.


Data Analysis:

  • Prepare, analyze, and interpret data related to operational efficiency
  • Maintain recurring reports and identify trends that require department attention
  • Recommend and implement improvements to reporting that affect the department, physicians, providers, and clinics
  • Work with team members to ensure data accuracy
  • Develop training materials that show data sources, analytical methods used, assumptions and shortcomings, and other information related to replicability

Executive Presentation:

  • Develop visually appealing reports that are free of clutter and tailored to the audience
  • Present reports to departmental leadership and gather feedback for continuous improvement

Project Management:

  • Actively engage with end-users on development strategy and design
  • Set expectations related to delivery dates and update cadence
  • Communicate important details to relevant stakeholders


  • Develop and maintain effective and collaborative working relationships with a wide variety of internal colleagues and customers
  • Assume ownership for working with appropriate groups to address challenges or resolve issues as needed

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.


Detailed knowledge of Excel, and common statistical analysis practices. Demonstrated experience in establishing working relationships with staff and customers. Excellent communication skills, team relations, and time management skills. Knowledge of Epic systems, and business intelligence applications preferred. Experience with hospital and professional billing systems

Distinguished candidates will exhibit awareness of data collection processes (the gathering of data), information analysis (transformation of data to understand its meaning), and vision (the capacity, governance, and process to do something with the information).

This position is considered Category IIA : Not required on campus and has the ability to telework remotely for the duration of the University of Utah’s response to COVID -19. An employee hired into this role will be responsible for providing space, telephone, printing, networking and/or internet capabilities at the telecommute location and agree to the terms of the University of Utah campus and Health Academics COVID -19 Telecommuting Agreement.

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA)

135 Park Building

Salt Lake City, UT 84112


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For more information:

To inquire about this posting, ( or call 801-581-2300.

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

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