Pop Health Data Analyst-Lead

York, PA | Information Systems and Technical Support | Tracking Code: 57247

Position Summary:



General Summary:


Under the general supervision of the Director-Population Health Analytics, and as a part of the WellSpan Center for Data and Analytics (WCDA), provides leadership and direction for employees assigned to projects. This includes project management responsibilities including prioritizing task assignments, monitoring progress, resolving issues to move projects forward, and communicating with upper management regarding project and individual progress. Must have significant knowledge of cross functional departments in order to serve as a liaison and provide relevant guidance or leadership as well as strong project management skills. Must demonstrate ability to lead complex projects and cross-functional teams to resolve, implement or reach consensus on issues. Thorough working knowledge of applicable software and/or database applications. Advanced organizational skills as well as impeccable oral and written communication and human relation skills are required.


Duties and Responsibilities:


1 Provides leadership and direction for Population Health Analysts assigned to projects, including project management responsibilities, prioritizing task assignments, monitoring progress, resolving issues to move projects forward, and communicating with upper management regarding project and individual progress.
2 Participates with selection, training, coaching, and performance reviews of analysts.
3 Facilitates cross-functional teams and/or leads projects with regional or company-wide scope to implement system or policy changes, determine policies and manage process improvement and redesign. This may also include providing oversight, general work direction or leadership to individuals on the team. Creates presentations and/or reports for management involving significant detailed analysis of multiple or highly complex data sources.
4 Collaborates with B.I. on application design and system optimization.
5 Generates analyses/models that will drive WellSpan Health (WSH) to identify new opportunities and risk-factors to drive patient outcomes across the full continuum of patient care. Conducts predictive modeling and data mining.
6 Develops a strong relationship with Business Intelligence partners in WellSpan Center for Data and Analytics (WCDA) and collaborates in several areas, including application design, system optimization and staying current on emerging technology related to all systems.
7 Establishes and defines processes, documentation and standards for data quality and provides expert advice to end users on data access to ensure adherence to critical operating standards of care.
8 Partners across continuum of care and various functional areas to understand internal customer needs related to service excellence, including but not limited to, analytical, technology and automated reporting needs and determining the appropriate course of action and making recommendations in an actionable format including to senior management, to achieve desired business results.
9 Performs analysis of highly complex customer needs. Manages and supports the identification and research of new developments and uses of current systems and applications, as well as upgraded systems and applications to meet customer needs. Products may include, but are not limited to, online applications and complex reports.
10 Maintains optimal operation of departmental applications in partnership with IT or external software vendor, as appropriate. This may include leading the implementation, maintenance, testing and/or functional design. Coordinates activities of any third party data or research vendors to manage quality and consistent reports, always looking for enhancements.
11 Keeps current on industry, standard and regulatory/compliance issues within assigned areas. Provides system and analytic consultation on these issues to customers.

Required Skills





Note: Other combinations of formal education, training and experience may be considered.


Required Education Bachelor's Degree


Preferred Education Master’s Degree


Minimum Experience 5 - 7 years


Min Field Of Expertise Healthcare Informatics, Computer Science, Statistical Analysis


Pref. Cert/Registration Certified Health Data Analyst (CHDA); Certified Professional Healthcare Quality (CPHQ)


Physical Demands Mostly sedentary work


Working Conditions

Occasionally subjected to irregular hours

Occasional pressure due to deadlines for work completion


Skills: Other

Excellent teamwork/communication skills; knowledge of appropriate tools & methodologies; Experience in interactive analysis for multi-dimensional views of data; Prior experience with co-leading a project within analytics, SQL query writing skills, Knowledge of data mart concepts and development of data models, Experience with advanced integrated or independent report writing applications. Knowledge of statistical modeling tools such as SAS, SPSS, R etc.

Quality of Life

WellSpan Health is an integrated health system that serves the communities of central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland. The organization is comprised of a multispecialty medical group of more than 1,500 physicians and advanced practice clinicians, a regional behavioral health organization, a home care organization, eight respected hospitals, more than 19,000 employees, and 170 patient care locations. WellSpan is a charitable, mission-driven organization, committed to exceptional care for all, lifelong wellness and healthy communities. We are committed to transforming the health of the communities we serve and to educating the next generation of clinicians, staff and leaders.

Quality of Life
Quality of Life

Founded in 1741, the city of York is considered by many as the first capital of the United States. The Articles of Confederation were signed by the Second Continental Congress here in 1777. Its beautifully restored historic district is an architectural treasure. While York retains its farming and manufacturing heritage, at its heart York is a thriving cultural community that has attracted creative talent and innovative entrepreneurial investors from across the nation.

Life in York County offers affordable housing, options for higher education, a thriving arts and cultural community, historical attractions, parks and recreational resources, semi-professional baseball team, fine dining and more — within an easy drive of major East Coast cities.

York County residents can find local employment in healthcare, manufacturing, technology, agricultural and service sectors. (Patient population: 445,000)

Equal Opportunity Employment

WellSpan Health is an equal opportunity employer. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to sex, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color or any other protected class. WellSpan Health does, however, have a tobacco-free/nicotine-free hiring policy.

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