Catholic Health Initiatives Data Analyst II - ACO - Mercy Medical Center - Full Time in DES MOINES, Iowa

Data Analyst II - ACO - Mercy Medical Center - Full Time



As an integral member of Mercy’s

Accountable Care Organization (ACO) department, the ACO Data Analyst II will

complete valuable analytics and datamining that will provide strategic insights

for the organization. This individual

will be required to maintain a working knowledge of Microsoft SQL and R, and

will be required to develop additional technical skills as required. The Data Analyst II will complete analytical

projects individually and in collaboration with other analysts, under the

guidance of the ACO Director of Analytics.

While strong technical skills are required, this role will also have the

opportunity to use clinical, business, and communication skills in creating and

delivering results to ACO leadership and other key stakeholders.


  • Collaborates with members in and associated to the ACO data team toprovide strategic data insights, and analytic guidance for the organization.

  • Mines the ACO datasets to identify competitive insights and strategic opportunitiesrelated to the triple aim (Quality, Cost, Experience).

  • Completes modeling and analytics on a variety of datasets to provideinsights that answer important strategic questions for the ACO.

  • Creates professional reports for ACO leadership, as well as other ad hocdocuments and presentations.

  • Learns and utilizes the ACO proprietary data platform, and developsexpertise that can be shared with other users in the organization.

  • Identifies and implements opportunities for new analytic practices thatare innovative and provide strategic or efficiency gains.

  • Identifies and compiles external data sources as necessary to support ACOneeds.

  • Maintains positive communication between the department, theorganization, and external public.

  • Participates in professional development activities to enhance knowledgeof healthcare market trends and analytics.

  • Maintains confidentiality of information obtained from database and hospitalsources, and abides by organizational compliance guidelines.


  • Retrieval of information from Internet.

  • General office duties.

  • Represent department at internal and external meetings.

  • Assists with regulatory agency preparedness.

  • Occasional travel required (less than 20%)



  • Bachelor’s degree in Health Information Management, Statistics, Mathematics, Analytics or Engineering required; Master’s preferred.

  • Two years health care or data analytics experience, required.

  • Excellent personal computer experience: word processing, spreadsheet, database and statistical software required.

  • Professional experience with creating reports required, with working knowledge of Tableau preferred.

  • Formal education and working knowledge of SQL and R, required.

  • Project management experience desired.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrates a commitment to service, organization values and professionalism through appropriate conduct and demeanor at all times

  • Adheres to and exhibits our core values: Reverence : Having a profound spirit of awe and respect for all creation, shaping relationships to self, to one another and to God and acknowledging that we hold in trust all that has been given to us. Integrity : Moral wholeness, soundness, uprightness, honesty and sincerity as a basis of trustworthiness. Compassion : Feeling with others, being one with others in their sorrows and joys, rooted in the sense of solidarity as members of the human community. Excellence : Outstanding achievement, merit, virtue; continually surpassing standards to achieve/maintain quality.

  • Maintains confidentiality and protects sensitive data at all times

  • Adheres to organizational and department specific safety standards and guidelines

  • Works collaboratively and supports efforts of team members

  • Demonstrates exceptional customer service and interacts effectively with physicians, patients, residents, visitors, staff and the broader health care community

Job Health Information Management


Daily Schedule Days

Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 80

Weekends Required None

Req ID: 2017-R0124613