Data Analytics Specialist


DEPARTMENT

Medicaid Technical Services Contract


POSITION SUMMARY


RESPONSIBILITIES

• Leverage large amounts of complex, multi-source data to inform day to day management of the Louisiana Medicaid program. • Produce analytical reports on measures and metrics set by departmental priorities. • Prepare code and queries using the Medicaid Administrative Reporting System (MARS) data warehouse or other systems developed or used to track Medicaid data. • Meet with program staff to develop business use questions and translate those questions into data queries and analysis to accurately address the questions. • Translate complex quantitative and statistical analysis for non-technical staff members. • Formulate analytic tasks in support of business objectives, including policy research and development, program design and implementation ongoing operations and outcome evaluation. • Maintains data dictionary by entering and revising definitions. • Maintain a working knowledge of statistical methods, relevant computer software and other technologies requires to perform responsibilities. • Identify and correct systematic data errors (encounter, claims and provider registry data) • Perform other tasks as directed.


REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

• Bachelor's Degree plus 3 years of practical experience in data analytics/analysis, or 6 years of professional experience in statistics, sampling or data analytics in lieu of degree. • Skilled in using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems. • Excellent analytical skills, effective organizational and time management skills. • Strong verbal and written communications skills and ability to communicate technical concepts to technical and non-technical audiences. • Great attention to detail and follow up. • Ability to manage projects, assignments and competing priorities. • Comfortable working in fast-paced environment. • Works well both independently and as part of a team. • Highly self-motivated.


DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

• Bachelor's degree in computer science or related field which emphasized statistics, sampling or data analytics. • Healthcare related experience. • Professional experience in Medicaid program support. • Professional experience working with insurance or Medicare. • Experience in writing policy. • Experience in reporting and statistical analysis. SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.


SALARY


DATE POSTED


CLOSING DATE

Position will remain open until filled. To assure full consideration, applications should be received by April 9, 2017.


POSITION NUMBER

9381

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