Senior Business Intelligence Analyst

The University of Iowa

Job Reference #: 21005546

University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics department of Health Care Information Systems is seeking a Senior Business Intelligence Analyst. The Senior Business Intelligence Analyst will help lead development and implement tools to support and maintain the business analytics demands of the UI Health Care system. Areas of major focus include enterprise-wide scorecard/dashboard development, operational and productivity performance analysis, operational and financial benchmarking. Descriptive and predictive analytics will be used to support these areas of focus. This position will collaborate with teams of clinical leaders, administrators and data warehouse architects to develop, create, and present business analysis related to optimal enterprise operations.

Position responsibilities:

  • Review data, analytics and modeling requests and requirements.
  • Identify existing solutions or design new solutions that satisfy information requests.
  • Perform data gap analysis based on institutional data availability and business requirements.
  • Analyze data integrity and make recommendations regarding the validity of data.
  • Perform intermediate data analysis techniques.
  • Design solutions and programs using data analysis tools and platforms.
  • Provide complex operational end user support.
  • Train technical team members on use of solutions and platforms.
  • Design, implement, and provision data solutions via modeling, schema development, ETL and data quality processes.
  • General understanding of statistics and data analytics.
  • Evaluate, optimize, and troubleshoot queries and ETL processes for performance and evolving requirements.
  • Contribute ideas. Seek ways to improve assigned processes.
  • Provide training and share insights with customers on data analytics and reporting
  • May provide functional supervision; provide direction, assignments, feedback, coaching and consulting to assure outcomes are achieved.
  • In sum, this position will link numerous sets of data to provide leadership with decision tools to help optimize the delivery of quality health care at University of Iowa Health Care.
  • Keep current on industry knowledge, skills and certifications to serve as a resource to employees and to conduct job duties.


  • University of Iowa offers a generous benefits package, including 24 days paid vacation per year to start and paid sick leave. 
  • Location: 3281 Ridgeway Dr, Coralville, IA 52241

Education Required:
A Bachelor's degree in Data Science, Computer Science, Math, Business Analytics, or related field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required

Required Qualifications:

  • 3-5 years of experience using complex databases, SQL queries, spreadsheet and data visualization/reporting tools for financial and operational analysis
  • Familiarity with predictive analytic techniques
  • Demonstrated ability to turn raw data into actionable information via analytic methods
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Advanced SQL reporting skills with the ability to create SQL views and write SQL queries is highly desirable
  • Advanced knowledge of relational database query (SQL) skills and large database
  • Advanced knowledge of reporting tools (Tableau, Microsoft Power BI, Qlikview, Alteryx or other similar tools.)
  • Previous experience building Metrics, Balanced Score Cards, Key Performance Indicators, Data Analysis, with dashboard data visualization techniques
  • Ability to multi task and work in a fast paced environment
  • Familiarity with healthcare EMR databases such as EPIC Clarity or Cerner Millenium
  • Ability to find crucial data dimensions and data quality issues in a complex data warehouse
  • Ability to use creative thinking when working with data
  • Work experience with predictive analytic modeling tools such as R, Pyth on, DataRobot and Microsoft Azure ML

To Apply:

  • In order to be considered, applicants must upload a resume (under submission relevant materials) that clearly addresses how they meet the listed required and desired qualifications of this position.
  • A cover letter is desired as part of the application process. 
  • Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background and credential check.
  • This position is not eligible for University sponsorship for employment authorization.

Note: This position may require COVID-19 vaccination or an approved accommodation for medical or religious reasons.

About HCIS:

Health Care Information Systems (HCIS): Provides and supports information and communication systems and technology that facilitate quality patient care, progressive medical education, and innovative research.

HCIS services University of Iowa Health Care by providing comprehensive, high level support for patient care delivery, internal and external communication, technology innovation, medical education, and research. Creating and maintaining a positive, productive, and rewarding environment for information technology and communication staff

The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Job openings are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days. This job may be removed from posting and filled any time after the minimum posting period has ended.

Job ID: 77988

Posted 12 days ago

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