UPMC Business Analyst II in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


Purpose:UPMC Health Plan is hiring a full-time Business Analyst IIto help support the MA Long Term Service Support Department for its downtown Pittsburgh location at the US Steel Tower. This is a Monday through Friday daylight position. The successful candidate Performs analysis of data and information for various UPMC products; takes a leadership role in the enhancement, development, documentation, and communication of identified variances.Responsibilities:

Identify trends in expenses, utilization, medical quality, and other areas. Investigate variances and derive solutions to cost increases and quality issues. Manage special projects. Meet deadlines and turnaround times set by managers and department director (these deadlines and turnaround times will, at times, require the employee to work until the project is completed, meaning extended daily work hours, extended work weeks, or both). Monitor business unit operating performance against regional, national and international benchmarks. Perform cost/benefit analysis. Perform statistical analyses, and then explain this analysis to a non-technical audience of both internal and external customers and, at times, senior management.


Bachelors degree in business, mathematics, statistics, health care, management, or a related field required. Masters degree preferred. Extensive related experience will be considered. 2 years experience in financial and/or medical analysis. Experience in health care insurance or health care industry preferred. Strong computer skills, with expert knowledge in Access, Excel, Crystal Reports, and other financial & statistical software packages. Ability to work in a fast-paced environment a must. Ability to manage multiple tasks and projects, and forge strong interpersonal relationships within the department, with other departments, and with external audiences. Attention to detail is critical to the success of this position. Excellent planning, communication, documentation, organizational, analytical, and problem solving abilities. Advanced mathematical skills. Ability to interpret and summarize results of various analyses in a timely and meaningful way. Ability to effectively approach problem solving. Ability to re-engineer processes to positively impact productivity in terms of timeliness and accuracy. Ability to analyze financial & clinical results and to comprehend forecasting models. Knowledge and good understanding of all products and benefit designs of UPMC Health.Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities REQNUMBER: 524225