• Informatics Analyst II

    Location US-IA-Des Moines
    Job ID
    Requires Non-Compete?
  • Job Summary

    What's the role? We're looking for someone who has a passion for solving business problems with fact-driven analysis. This role will focus on working with internal business area clients to understand business problems they are experiencing and then developing value added analytical solutions to answer the business case. 


    You will provide consultative business optimization analysis, integrated reporting and analytical support to internal and external stake holders.  Provide complete, accurate, and timely information to drive continuous improvement. In collaboration with other Business analytics team staff, perform analysis, summarize results and develop conclusions for project teams, leaders, and internal and external stakeholders. Lead and participate in the development and maintenance of business intelligence tools and applications and standard reporting business rules that drive decision making efforts for all internal and external stakeholders.


    What does it take to make the cut? At least four years of experience analyzing data, developing conclusions, and recommending solutions based on the insights.  Ideal candidates must have strong analytical and communication skills to be successful in this role; you will be expected to interact with various leaders and stakeholders throughout the business in solving problems.   You should have deep technical expertise in data wrangling, statistical modeling, data visualization and case driven analysis.


    Why Wellmark? We’re a mutual insurance company owned by our policy holders across Iowa and South Dakota, and we’ve built our reputation on over 75 years’ worth of trust. We aren’t motivated by profits. We’re motivated by the well-being of our friends, family and neighbors–our members. If you’re passionate about joining an organization working hard to put its members first, to provide best-in-class service, and one that is committed to sustainability and innovation, consider applying today! 

    Minimum Qualifications Required (all must be met to be considered)

    • Bachelor’s Degree STEM or other quantitative degree(e.g. accounting, finance, econ)  or direct applicable work experience
    • Minimum 4 years’ experience
      • Optimizing business functions through data analysis, insight generation, and recommended actions.
      • Creating KPI reporting/dashboards through data pulls, data cleansing, and building visualizations. 
    • Demonstrated communications skills, both verbal and written, with the ability to effectively analyze data and articulate clear recommendations
    • Strong interpersonal skills, and the ability to develop relationships of collaboration and trust
    • Strong attention to detail
    • Demonstrated critical thinking skills 

    Hiring Specifications Preferred

    • Prior experience health care analytics including government healthcare related programs (e.g. Federal Employee Program, Medicare, Medicaid.) 
    • Prior experience in python, r, and visualization tools such as Tableau, QLIK, or MS Power BI 

    Job Accountabilities

    a. Responsible for analysis of financial, health and operational data, including algorithms and multifaceted analyses to determine health care expenditures, medical and economic outcomes, and cost containment strategies. Acts as lead on large, complex projects. Studies trends, medical management, claims, and health economics, calculates cost/benefit ratios, and forecasts health care utilization and costs. Interprets results and makes recommendations based on findings for the development of cost containment strategies, and for the design and development of provider networks, disease management programs, and products.

    b. Extract, analyze, interpret and integrate data including using internal and external data sources to develop visualizations to draw conclusions and support recommendations made to stakeholders that will help to achieve their business goals. Apply data mining concepts for the task using appropriate methodologies.

    c. Collaborate and consultant with internal and external stakeholders in identifying reporting objectives and develops reports and analyses to meet their needs and drive Wellmark's value proposition to stakeholders. Partner with external vendors for the definition, design, execution, and maintenance of data extracts to ensure critical business requirements are met and maintained

    d. Apply expertise in the use of appropriate clinical/financial methodologies to provide risk adjusted information to stakeholders for various analyses and convey the strength and limitation differences to others.

    e. Collaborate with external vendors on the definition, design and execution and maintenance of data extracts to meet critical business requirements. Accountable for the integrity of the data and business intelligence infrastructures.

    f. Manage multiple projects simultaneously and support corporate process improvement initiatives, meeting aggressive deadlines.

    g. Provide business side guidance for the development, design, and implementation of data initiatives, such as data warehouse, data consumption layer, etc.

    h. Independently complete reports and analytic tasks. Assist with and support complex reports and analytic tasks including statistical analysis, data modeling, optimization, what if analyses, and other analytical techniques.

    i. Provide peer review and coaching to other Informatics Analysts in Business Analytics.

    j. Other duties as assigned.


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