As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world. UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty. All of which has allowed the UW to be nationally recognized as a "Great College to Work For" for four consecutive years.The Department of Neurological Surgery specializes in the management of acute brain and spinal trauma, vascular disease, disorders of the brain, peripheral nerves and spine. We are also co-directing the UW Medicine Neurosciences Institute and house the Sports Health and Safety Institute (SHSI), a new institute created in partnership with the NFL. Our physicians practice at Harborview Medical Center, UW Medical Center, Seattle Children's Hospital, Northwest Hospital, Valley Medical Center, the VA Hospital, and throughout the 5 state WWAMI Region. In addition, the department has one of the premier academic training programs in the world. We have an outstanding research program ranging from spine regeneration to brain computer interfaces and a broad array of clinical trials.The Department of Neurological Surgery currently has an outstanding opportunity for a BUSINESS SYSTEMS ANALYST.Develops and Routinely Prepares Key Financial Analyses (40%):Acts as a senior Business Systems Analyst for complex projects and/or multiple ongoing financial analytic projects simultaneously. Plans and executes both ad hoc and routine reporting critical to support key decision makers. Examples include: Assessing sub specialties and physician performance; preparing financial pro formas for business plans, assessing operational and financial performance, determining market share and utilization factors; identifying external trends and major assumptions, supporting financial goals as needed. In tandem with Department leadership, identifies best practices and key levers/drivers for success. Integrates data from Hospitals/UW Medicine, UWP and CUMG databases to provide comprehensive analysis and plans. Conducts analysis to identify opportunities for the development or expansion of divisions or specialty service areas that support the organization's objectives. Conducts analysis as directed to identify opportunities for the cost improvements that support the department's financial, clinical, research and community service objectives. Conducts financial analysis of new programs as well as existing programs. Creates and manages analytic timelines and product. Develops work in progress/priority project lists, timeline, coordinates team tasks, maintains issues list, and provides regular status reports. Project Management and Consultation (30%):Independently and successfully functions as internal consultant to departmental and clinical leaders, in tandem with departmental leadership. Work is thorough, accurate, timely, well-reasoned, trusted and credible. Acts as a business partner to decision makers by analyzing information, independently drawing valid conclusions and making recommendations. Contributes and adds value to the decision process. Assists department leaders in identifying business needs requirements. Presents appropriate analysis products to management and executive groups via in-person presentations and written reports. In providing analysis products, successfully balances detailed process and technical sophistication with action and timely results. Conducts critical assessment of information requests in context of available resources, data infrastructure and uses. Creatively finds solutions to resource constraints through collaboration with organizational leaders. Analyzes reasons for customer requests. Reports simple data requests out of multiple source systems where appropriate. Re-directs and re-focuses data requests into information / analysis products where appropriate. Conducts Performance Improvement Analyses (30%):Takes initiative to identify and offer leaders appropriate solutions to performance improvement opportunities. Assists department leaders in developing measurements/metrics to assess performance, track trends, identify strategies, and implement action plans to improve. Independently advises and consults with department leaders to assist in redesigning and changing work processes to improve performance; facilitates solutions and issue resolution. Creates scenario options for the future. Minimum Requirements:Bachelor's Degree in IT, Finance, Accounting, Business or Healthcare Administration and at least five years of analysis experience in a healthcare setting.An equivalent combination of education and experience may substitute for stated requirements. Desired Education and Experience:Ability to utilize numerous computer applications - Microsoft Office application skills (Access, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio and Word), multiple report writers and databases.Advanced understanding of financial and clinical information systems and decision support systems.Advanced knowledge of operational, financial and/or clinical performance improvement methods; performance improvement, medical terminology, ICD10/CPT4 coding and regulatory requirements.Ability to interpret financial information and data and formulate recommendations.Expert analytical and business consultation skills.Ability to prepare complex financial analysis and interpretations with high degree of accuracy. Proven analytical, verbal and written communications skills.Ability to work independently with a minimum level of supervision.Experience developing dashboards for a variety of audiencesPrefer experience with McKesson Performance Manager Microsoft SQL Server and Reporting Services, Business Objects Database, Tableu, SharePoint and web publishing tools.Ability to interact effectively with senior management, department management, faculty and staff, and to forge excellent working relationships.Excellent critical thinking, decision-making, and problem solving skills.Excellent communication skills (listening, verbal, written, and presentation).Skill in carrying out detailed work plans accurately.Skill in teamwork dynamics.Application Process:The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Work Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select "Apply to this position". Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your "My Jobs" page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.
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