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#116232 Population Health Analyst IV

Extended Review Date: Thu 6/23/2022

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 05/19/22. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

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

This position will remain open until filled.


UC San Diego Health is seeking an Enterprise Population Health Analyst IV to provide application analysis, strategy, system build, analytics, and general support on the Enterprise Population Health Information Services (IS) team. Our Enterprise Population Health & Quality Reporting team implements advanced solutions and generates data-driven insights that identify actionable opportunities leveraging population health analytical and reporting solutions to improve quality aligned to the Quadruple Aim - the improvement of patient outcomes, patient experience, provider experience, and reduction of cost of care.

This position will function as the senior technical application analyst responsible for developing and maintaining core population health and quality products such as registries, groupers, risk scores, radar dashboards, reports, health maintenance, best practice advisories, cognitive computing models, tableaus, and SlicerDicer models.

Population Health Registries and data models are the cornerstone for delivering the right care to the right patient at the right time. Not only do they serve as a cohorting tool, they aggregate payors and outcomes to help better appreciate the value based impact. Registries are an engine that drives healthcare. The interconnected processes and complex rules require expertise to manage. These tools identify patient who will receive interventions clinically from ordering providers including new labs, procedures, medication and follow up.

The rules and accuracy are critical for that to function accurately. In order to serve in this role, the enterprise population health architect needs to understand Epic healthy planet and data architecture, highly accurate groupers, rule based decision support tools, health maintenance, bulk outreach and communication, robust understanding of reporting workbench. The individual must have the ability to vision cross enterprise solutions that can be repurposed into multiple workflows.

This position will involve design, building, testing, and implementation of registries, and data models within the clinical application system. Provides support to clinical users through knowledge of clinical processes, documentation needs, workflows, and clinical practice standards, when adapting software to meet their needs. Works with clinicians to prepare detailed specs encompassing clinical processes, information flow, risk and impact analysis. May provide customer service, troubleshooting, and maintenance.

As a level IV analyst in population health, the incumbent applies advanced professional concepts and extensive industry knowledge to lead and/ or work on medium to large projects of broad scope and complexity. May be recognized expert of an area of focus of business in clinical applications. Performs quality assurance testing of complex scope, runs SQL (Structured Query Language) queries for enhanced medical data access, and writes and maintains appropriate documentation of design and deployment processes, workflows, and results.


  • Nine (9) years of related experience, education/training in healthcare analytics, healthcare quality payment programs, population health analytics, and healthcare data, OR a Bachelor’s degree in related area plus five (5) years of related experience/training in healthcare analytics, healthcare quality payment programs, population health analytics, and healthcare data.

  • Professional experience and proven success performing clinical workflows, user interface optimization, clinical decision support, rules development, data integration and mining, clinical ontologies and adoption of technology.


  • Experience and proven success in information systems implementation, development and support within a large-scale healthcare organization.
  • EPIC Certification in EpicCare Ambulatory Certification or EpicCare Healthy Planet Certification, or Clarity Clinical Data Model.
  • Intermediate-advanced SQL coding, familiarity with views, automation, stored procedures, and/or SSIS.
  • Intermediate experience working in the Tableau data visualization tool.
  • Experience and working knowledge of all MS office products. Knowledge and experience of database management technologies.
  • Strong project management skills.
  • Professional experience and proven success performing clinical workflows, user interface optimization, clinical decision support, rules development, data integration and mining, clinical ontologies and adoption of technology.
  • Familiarity with quality programs such as: QIP, EHPI, eCQM, Magnet
  • Familiarity with standard healthcare terminologies such as LOINC, SNOMED, CPT, ICD, etc.
  • Experience with developing and managing population health, care management, transitions of care, high risk, and/or quality improvement programs.
  • Experience with developing and managing knowledge management, data governance, and/or master data management programs.
  • Experience with developing and managing technology products including developing user profiles, requirements, experience testing, and product portfolio management.
  • Familiarity or experience with OMOP Common Data Model and/or Data Warehouse schemas


  • Must be willing 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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