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Towne Centre Drive
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#118594 Clinical Analytics Architect - Hybrid/Remote

Extended Review Date: Tue 10/25/2022

UC San Diego values equity, diversity, and inclusion. If you are interested in being part of our team, possess the needed licensure and certifications, and feel that you have most of the qualifications and/or transferable skills for a job opening, we strongly encourage you to apply.

For the safety and well-being of the entire university community, the University of California requires, with few exceptions, that all students, faculty and staff be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus and influenza before they will be allowed on campus or in a facility or office. For more information visit: Flu Vaccine Mandate / COVID Vaccine Policy

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 09/21/22. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

This position will work a hybrid schedule which includes a combination of working both onsite at Towne Centre Drive and remote.

This position will remain open until filled.


The Clinical Analytics Architect (Clinical Informatics Specialist 5) regularly leads analytics projects of critical importance to the organization. Position will direct reporting programs with organization-wide impact that include formulating strategies and administering policies, processes, and resources. Initiates, organizes, and directs comprehensive interdepartmental projects to achieve clinical informatics goals and objectives by developing sophisticated metrics and analytics to provide accurate, reliable data in support of high-level decision making. Processes to include system improvements and modifications along with cost-effective, scalable system updates to meet present and future organizational needs.

Level 5

Position is responsible for designing, managing, and meeting analytics needs across the UCSD Health system. The Clinical Informatics Specialist 5 also supports enterprise efforts along with optimization and technical go-live efforts. The Clinical Informatics Specialist 5 is an expert in the tools: Reporting workbench, Radar, Clarity, Crystal, RWB-SQL and Tableau. In addition to documenting the most complex of reporting workflows and outcomes. Serve as the organization’s Cogito PM. Key liaison with data integration DBA, application team, and Information Services MD’s/CMIO’s.

Involves the development and implementation of the organization's information systems and tools that are applied to clinical information. Works closely with C-suite administration and clinicians across all hospital/ healthcare departments to optimize effective use of systems. Coordinates analytical support for health management, including profiling, health economics, and business analytics/performance metrics. Defines systems and applications to support various functions. Applies expert level professional clinical informatics concepts and extensive knowledge of industry practices to projects to lead the most complex projects of large size and scope that have critical impact throughout the medical center and organization.

Applies wide-ranging experience and expertise to lead collaborative project teams with business operation, clinical providers, and IT personnel to translate high-level operations workflow and patient experience objectives.

Technical leader with a high degree of knowledge in the overall field and recognized expertise in specific areas; problem-solving frequently requires analysis of unique issues / problems without precedent and / or structure. May manage programs that include formulating strategies and administering policies, processes, and resources; functions with a high degree of autonomy.

Lead and drive analytics efforts by developing advanced analytics and data science capabilities by defining architectural vision in the healthcare space.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Serves as a technical leader in collaborating with business operations, healthcare clinicians, and IT applications and technical teams to translate operations reporting requirements into technical reporting requirements.
  • Clinical Informatics Specialist 5 will Lead Reporting Developer Forum to share standards amongst the department report writers and health system Federated Report Writers. Will also participate and develop standards in the Analytics Standards Committee.
  • Initiate strategic project including data governance standards and overall data architecture design. Implement Meta data in Reporting Workbench standards and other tools.
  • Plans, develops, and executes sophisticated quality assurance testing. Designs metrics and analytics for system modifications that are cost-effective, scalable, and meet present and future needs. Runs SQL (Structured Query Language) queries for enhanced medical data access for cross-functional use. Plans, develops, and writes the most complex documentation of design and deployment processes, workflows, and results.
  • Serves as an expert resource in industry policies and best practices. Applies broad expertise to perform high-level function in support, troubleshooting, and training on the most complex issues and problems. Lead teams and work effectively with personnel and management to provide advice and counsel on optimal strategies and policies for improving quality, efficiency, and functionality of clinical informatics programs.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Eleven (11) years of related experience, education/training, OR a Bachelor’s degree in related area plus seven (7) years of related experience/training. Related experience: cogito data model, clinical data model, slicer dicer badge, radar SQL metrics badge.

  • Epic Data model Certification / Epic Cogito Certifications.

  • Expert in SQL, Tableau and Epic reporting tools.

  • Expert knowledge of clinical informatics operations, including controlled terminology, clinical workflows, user interface optimization, clinical decision support, rules development, data integration and mining, clinical ontologies and adoption of technology.

  • Demonstrated expertise in all relevant clinical informatics software and systems, and of the most complex concepts, principles, policies, methodologies, techniques, best practices, regulations, and standards involved with patient care and electronic medical data management in the UC health care system.

  • Highly-developed skills and expertise in project management, with demonstrated ability to plan and lead teams, prioritize tasks, and direct projects successfully from inception to completion on task and on schedule.

  • Expert proficiency in interpersonal communications to convey highly technical information and instructions, develop and deliver training materials as needed, and collaborate productively with business and technical staff, clinical users, management, and key stakeholders at all professional and technical levels.

  • Ability to apply expert-level problem-solving skills to issues of the most complex nature, to quickly diagnose problems, and to develop, test, and deploy appropriate and effective solutions in a timely manner.

  • Demonstrated analytical skills and expertise in documentation and reporting, with the ability to develop and apply metrics, evaluate new systems and releases, run complex queries, extract and analyze complex performance data, and produce comprehensive reports and analysis for use by key staff and management across departments.

  • Demonstrated ability to serve as an expert resource with broad industry knowledge, to lead teams and work effectively with key personnel and management, and to provide advice and counsel on optimal strategies and policies for improving quality, efficiency, and functionality of clinical informatics programs.


  • Cogito PM Certification or Experience.

  • Lean Green Belt or Black Belt.


  • Must be able to work various hours and locations based on business needs.

  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.

Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

If applicable, life-support certifications (BLS, NRP, ACLS, etc.) must include hands-on practice and in-person skills assessment; online-only certification is not acceptable.

UC San Diego Health is the only academic health system in the San Diego region, providing leading-edge care in patient care, biomedical research, education, and community service. Our facilities include two university hospitals, a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, Shiley Eye Institute, Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center, the only Burn Center in the county, and and dozens of outpatient clinics. We invite you to join our team!

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