Clinical Data Analyst - Temporary Contract Position
The Joint Commission - Oakbrook Terrace, IL

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Will assist in converting the data and information from the current sentinel event database into a de-identified sentinel event database. Over the past three years 2,900 sentinel events have been entered into the Sentinel Event database, which include approximately 65,000 fields that need to be reviewed and de-identified. Conservative estimates indicate that an analyst can review and de-identify approximately 5 fields in one minute. To ensure appropriate de-identification, each field will be independently reviewed. In addition to de-identification, the analyst will assist in the conversion of classification codes from the current methods into a revised one to better capture the ability to access and mine HIT-sentinel event related data.
The level of knowledge equivalent to that ordinarily acquired through the completion of a Masters degree in a technical or statistical field (e.g., Healthcare Informatics, Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics, etc.) or health care or allied health care experience. Strong written and oral communications skills, especially in communicating business and technical information. Capable of preparing and delivering presentations. Interpersonal skills that can be used to effectively direct the work of other professionals. Ability to interact well with individuals at external organizations and effectively communicate technical or statistical information and specifications. Ability to work well as part of a team. Strong analysis and technical problem solving skills. Three to five years of technical or statistical experience working on performance measure or patient safety data. Two+ years of experience in business or technical environment or two+ years of experience with performance measure, patient safety, or health care information technology. Ability to work independently or as a part of a team under general supervision according to established procedures and policies. ADDITIONAL: Ability to work in a variety of programming languages, relational databases, reporting/query tools, and software packages that The Joint Commission utilizes (e.g., SAS, MS Access, MS SQL Server, etc.).

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