University of Utah Solutions Analyst I in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 09/04/2018

Requisition Number PRN18274B

Job Title Business Data Analyst

Working Title Solutions Analyst I

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 00728 - U of U Medical Group

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 47600 to 79000

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

The Solution Analyst I position reports directly to the Team Lead, Analytics Products for the University of Utah Health Medical Group. Successfully navigates the myriad of health organization structures to deliver clinical and population health analytic services following data science life cycle concepts. Contributes to scientific method and design thinking principles to health care and leads team-based discussions on a wide variety of approaches to solving clinical problems. Interprets results using various techniques ranging from simple data aggregation via statistical analysis to complex data mining independently. Displays knowledge of healthcare data analytics and/or use of visualization tools, such as Tableau, to draw insights into data and assist in customer decision making.

Responsible for feeding the analytics life cycle by extracting, cleaning, and transforming data and data products. Ability to understand or writeSQL, incorporate subqueries, and understand relationships in an Enterprise Data Warehouse structure. Has an understanding of population health principles and clinical operational processes. TranslatesEHRdata into a clear description of the operational workflow processes that generated it, as well as outline any potential limitations of its use. Agility to adopt and work across different analytic toolsets to analyze statistical data and build data frameworks to carry out a successful analysis plan. Designs and implements technology solutions with a strategic and ‘system think’ mindset that will enable or augment the quality, expediency, reliability, and longevity of enterprise data assets and analytic products and services. Has ability to forecast and logically document the sequence of events, task needed and resource commitment required to complete an analytics project. Has strong technical writing skills. Feels comfortable developing original knowledge management content to convey healthcare concepts and describe analytical offerings in a meaningful way to various customer-facing personas (executive to technical) . Has strong interpersonal relations and communication skills. Enables collaboration and mediates conflict among team members to find a common ground to solving complex system problems. Exemplifies the academic and culture of learning mindset. Independently identifies analytics uses cases as learning opportunities and actively shares this knowledge with others.


Uses analytical capabilities to synthesize unstructured, disjointed information into meaningful, compelling narratives that facilitate development and refinement of health system strategy and solve difficult health care problems.

Crafts data products that provide effective summary visualizations of analytical findings through data story-telling principles and user-empowering functionalities that facilitate and promote self-learning.

Supports efforts to create executive and customer presentations with clear, cogent writing and graphical illustrations.

Articulates the role of health analytics in patient care, population health, and clinical operations.

Explains clearly the differences in composition, purpose, and mission between different healthcare settings as well as the perspective of C-level leaders that lead them.

Generates a wide variety of approaches to solving problems while both tolerating ambiguity and embracing failure as a learning opportunity.

Selects the appropriate tool to build original visualizations, images, and graphics.

Identifies, describes, and manages how changes inEHRworkflow affect data used in analysis projects.

Performs data profiling and characterization techniques and can quantify data quality to describe confidence in analytic results.

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.


Master’s degree in a healthcare, business or science related field. Familiarity with statistical techniques and a basic understanding of at least one statistical programing tool such as Stata,SASor R. Clinical certifications or background pertaining to a healthcare setting.

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Special Note: Applicants should be prepared to demonstrate data visualization/storytelling examples of work that is relevant to the job description.

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.