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CommonSpirit Health Business Development Analyst in CLIVE, Iowa


MercyOne is a connected system of health care facilities and services dedicated to helping individuals live their best life.

With 420 care locations, our clinics, medical centers and affiliates are never too far from home, allowing us to improve the lives of individuals and communities across the state of Iowa and beyond.

MercyOne’s Central Iowa Region includes medical centers in Des Moines, West Des Moines, Newton and Centerville and two specialty hospitals – MercyOne Children’s Hospital in Des Moines and MercyOne Rehabilitation Hospital in Clive – along with more than 20 additional facilities that house more than 50 primary care, pediatric, internal medicine and specialty clinics. Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1893, MercyOne Central Iowa has the longest continually operating hospital in Des Moines.


Job Summary :

This position leads and/or participates in strategic and operational projects that assist MercyOne, and its affiliate organizations, in furthering its Strategic Plan and achieving its Vision and Key Result Area performance targets. The position reports to the Chief of Staff and works with many system-wide functions. This position uses internal and external data to assist the organization in understanding its challenges and opportunities. The position supports multidisciplinary, cross-state teams for the development, approval and implementation of major strategic and operational initiatives. The position leads activities related to planning, strategy, operations and business development, andleads activities to identify and pursue organizational growth opportunities, in collaboration with MercyOne leaders. The position is often accountable for ensuring connection and collaboration throughout the organization by partnering and, in any cases, leading multi-functional workgroups. Manages multiple external relationships with essential system-wide planning resource vendors, consultants, health departments, and other community agencies.

Essential Positio n Expectations :

  • Knows, understands, incorporates and demonstrates the mission, vision, values and cultural beliefs of MercyOne in behaviors, practices and decisions.

  • Provide project management leadership in planning, managing and providing support as needed to the Operational Management Team to ensure bi-monthly meeting agendas are prepared, organized and productive for the OMT participants, according to the charter and ground rules.

  • Assists in the establishment of operational performance measurements and the monitoring of trends in key performance indicators to evaluate efficiency, effectiveness, cost, etc., using available information systems data.

  • Provides project management for select system and departmental strategic and operational initiatives and special projects, often acting as the lead for multi-functional work groups around new initiatives.

  • Supports departmental leadership in development, design and deployment of MercyOne strategic plan and the development of supporting business plans.

  • Serves as a key system office planning contact with the markets. This may include working as a conduit between the ministry and external consultants on volume modeling to better position a project.

  • Assists with facilitation of strategic planning processes for Mercy, affiliate organizations, Boards, and service lines.

  • Researches, identifies, pulls, collects, and organizes data into comprehensive strategic overview documents.

  • Conduct and coordinate service line, market, operational and other related research to support strategic and business planning activities.

  • Interpret, evaluate and organize research data and develop integrated business analyses and projections for incorporation into strategic decision-making.

  • Provides data analysis and reporting that assists the MercyOne team in the development of strategic and business plans, marketing strategy development, medical staff development and strategic financial analyses.

  • Performs other duties in support of departmental objectives and initiatives, as assigned.

  • Maintains a working knowledge of applicable Federal, State and local laws/regulations including HIPAA compliance, Certificate of Need regulations, the MercyOne Compliance Program and Code of Conduct; as well as other policies and procedures in order to ensure adherence in a manner that reflects honest, ethical and professional behavior.




Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must possess a strong knowledge of strategic planning and analysis as normally obtained through completion of a Bachelor’s degree in Business or Health Administration or related field and a minimum of two (2) years of experience in business or health administration in a planning or analysis role, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Master’s degree in Business or Health Administration or related field strongly preferred.

  • Experience working with data, including analysis, interpretation and presentation of data, and use of large, complex databases.

  • In-depth experience using data-oriented applications such as Excel and Access. Must be proficient creating charts and graphics in Excel, and in integrating material from different sources into a single document.

  • Excellent writing and presentation skills. Must be proficient in Word and PowerPoint

  • Must be able to work independently, with minimal day-to-day direction.

  • Must be able to operate effectively in a collaborative, shared leadership, matrix environment.

  • Must be able to work on multiple projects simultaneously and meet multiple deadlines.

  • Must possess a personal presence that is characterized by a sense of honesty, integrity and caring as well as the ability to inspire and to motivate others to promote the philosophy, mission, vision, goals and values of MercyOne.

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Requisition ID 2021-159413

Employment Type Full Time

Department Strategic Plan/Business Devel

Hours / Pay Period 80

Shift Day

Standard Hours Monday - Friday (8:00 AM - 5:00 PM)

Facility / Process Level : Name MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center

Location IA-CLIVE

Equal Opportunity CommonSpirit Health™ is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, parental status, ancestry, veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.