Availity delivers revenue cycle and related business solutions for health care professionals who want to build healthy, thriving organizations. Availity has the powerful tools, actionable insights and expansive network reach that medical businesses need to get an edge in an industry constantly redefined by change.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION
 
The Data Analyst I is responsible for collecting, evaluating, and preparing research and/or other unique statistical or healthcare related data for a specific business need. This position is responsible for data reporting, converting customer requests into technical details, and ensuring deliverable commitments are met.  This position works directly with clients and individuals within the organization and with outside parties to research and identify operational business requirements with sufficient detail and clarity to allow the development of the data or reporting solution needed. Develops, maintains, and ensures quality control of databases and may assist in development and implementation of measurement systems.
 
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
 
Meet with customers, Product Support, Business Development or IT Development groups to determine the project requirements and negotiate timelines and deliverables.
Develop and/or support development of Ad-hoc, Standard, Dashboards, Scorecards, and other reports using Business Intelligence Reporting Tool (e.g. Cognos) or SQL based reports.
Perform data analysis across platforms using Entity Relationship Diagrams (ERDs).
Assist with special projects as assigned to contribute to Availity’s overall business goals. Projects could include ad hoc reporting, searches and reviews, program evaluation, quality initiatives, analysis, development, etc.
Identify problems and inaccuracies in databases. In collaboration with the Data Steward, assist in developing decision rules for handling data problems.
Apply rules consistently to correct data problems.
Follow protocols for how to handle, process, and clean data.
Work with Data Steward document how data problems were identified and corrected.
Support the work load and priorities of other Data Analysts
Follow the workflow processes for all reporting requests
The above cited duties and responsibilities describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to the job.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all the duties and responsibilities that an incumbent may be expected or asked to perform.
 
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
 
Bachelor’s degree or the equivalent in work experience.
 
SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE
 
Basic knowledge of SQL language.
Strong relationship management and collaboration skills.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Ability to work with a minimal amount of direction while being pro-active in keeping their management informed of project related issues.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
Demonstrated ability to use discretion and make sound decisions.
Ability to work under pressure.  Maintains composure and professionalism in an interrupt-driven environment.  Must be able to multi-task.
Must be flexible and embrace change.
Proficient with Microsoft Office software to include; Outlook, Word and Excel
Excellent problem solving, organizational, and priority management skills
Basic knowledge of data modeling concepts
Basic knowledge of the health care/payer/insurance industry

Availity is an equal opportunity employer and makes decisions in employment matters without regard to race, religious creed, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, religion, marital status, medical condition, disability, military service, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, or any other classification protected by federal, state, and local laws and ordinances.

NOTICE: Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States. When required by state law or federal regulation, Availity uses I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification in conjunction with E-Verify to determine employment eligibility. Learn more about E-Verify at http://www.dhs.gov/e-verify.