IIS Data Quality Analyst

Newark, NJ Full-time

Position Summary –

The person fulfilling this role is responsible for providing both corrective and preventive data quality interventions on incoming and existing data in the New Jersey Immunization Information System (NJIIS) The person in this role develops, implements, maintains and updates data quality protocols for the IIS, and oversees data modifications to correct errors. The person in this role often drafts or oversees the development of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for manual patient or vaccine deduplication and other data cleansing tasks, and also contributes subject matter expertise to the development of automated data cleansing procedures or algorithms. This role often serves as a liaison between the databases’ back-end tables where data quality issues are researched and pinpointed, the electronic and manual data sources where data quality issues often originate, and the user interface fields where changes can be made by less technical staff.

 

Reports to –

Manager NJHIN Operations

 

Supervises –

May lead Project Assistants and may serve as a project team lead

 

Essential Functions –

Data Quality Coordination:

  • Plan and develop data quality and operational improvement projects for IIS, including coordination of quality control reports.
  • Evaluate program operations, data; recommend actions to improve completeness and accuracy of data and to streamline operational processes.
  • Plan provider onboarding projects; identify project scope, required training and resources.
  • Identify potential risks and difficulties in applying data quality interventions, and design strategies to mitigate or avoid them.
  • Establish procedures to verify the quality of data and the results of projects.
  • Test, audit and validate system improvements to implement performance measures. Track and monitor operational results from measurements.
  • Design and document data quality protocols.
  • Quantifiably document the results and outputs of data quality interventions on incoming and existing data.

Systems Analysis:

  • Collaborate with the IIS vendor, Immunization Program staff and managers, and outside partners to evaluate the existing system and onboarding requirements.
  • Develop long-range objectives and short-term operational goals to impact and improve data operations based on in-depth program knowledge.
  • Recommend interventions to improve data quality.
  • Propose system enhancements based on evaluation.
  • Oversee bug, maintenance and feature requests, UAT and regression testing and product releases with staff and IIS vendor.

Technical Assistance/Training:

  • Provide tier 3 support and technical assistance to Immunization Onboarding Program partners and internal immunization program staff.
  • Clarify technical specifications with partners when needed.
  • Interpret and assist in the implementation of grant objectives.
  • Collaborate with the vendors, immunization program staff and outside partners to evaluate incoming data and plan enhancements to outreach and training strategies based on evaluation.
  • Train internal users on data quality and systems reporting issues.
  • Serve as a subject matter expert on IIS data quality and analytic issues.

Project Lead and Coordination

  • Provide team leadership and coordination to NJIIS onboarding team to meet program and grant goals.
  • Coordinate with other IIS workgroups and Immunization Program cross-program groups as needed.
  • Develop and maintain Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and data exchange specifications.

Additional Duties –

  • Engage and provide input to the development of national standards and best practices regarding data exchange, with particular emphasis on HL7 and Web Services standards.
  • Represent NJII at national standards meetings and conferences.

May be required to work a flexible schedule, including nights, weekends and holidays.

 

Prerequisite Qualifications –

  1. Education Requirements

Bachelor’s degree required in Computer Science, Health Sciences or related field.

*Additional job related experience/and/or education may substitute for the required education on a year-for-year basis.

 

  1. Experience Requirements

Minimum 2 years quality analyst related work experience in computing and/or healthcare environment.

 

  1. Knowledge/Skills Requirements

 

Knowledge

  • Knowledge of immunization terminology and practices, and the data elements that support them.
  • Knowledge of relevant IIS standards, including HL7 2.x and SOAP/Web Services.
  • Knowledge of IIS best practice documentation
  • Knowledge of national initiatives such as Meaningful Use, and their impact on IIS and health information exchange.
  • Knowledge of standardized IIS business rules and best practices.
  • Knowledge of public health reporting standards.
  • Knowledge of principles, methods and standards of project management.
  • Knowledge of electronic data transfer methods.
  • Knowledge of automated software applications such as IIS.
  • Knowledge of testing and troubleshooting techniques.
  • Knowledge of information system analysis, design and data management concepts.
  • Knowledge of health related vendor products such as EHRs.

 

Skills:

  • Ability to apply local and national standards consistently.
  • Ability to quickly learn data fields commonly used in clinic practices to record vaccination encounters
  • Ability to quickly learn new terminology.
  • Skill in use of common software products such as Word, PowerPoint, Excel.
  • Skill to adopt complex, modern information technology and communication tools.
  • Skill in drafting end user and technical documentation.
  • Experience with relevant software and computer query and reporting tools, such as SQL, Crystal Reports, Business Objects or Excel to run reports.

 

           

Preferred Qualifications –

 

  • Excellent relationship management skills: Ensures high levels of client satisfaction through excellent service
  • Excellent organizational skills, with the ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks/projects simultaneously
  • Experience with Health Information Management or demonstrated knowledge of analysis methodology
  • Analytical Thinking/Problem Solving: Demonstrates an evidence-based ability to use data analysis in the approach to find a resolution.
  • Teamwork/Team Orientation: Willingly cooperates and works collaboratively with all staff to accomplish goals.
  • Professionalism: Conducts oneself at all times in an ambassadorial, committed and personable manner demonstrating respect for the position, fellow colleagues, departmental integrity and NJII’s best interests.
  • Able to communicate effectively with clients and cross-functional teams verbally and in writing.

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