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Ascension Health Lead Business Analyst- Remote/Virtual in Missouri

We Are Hiring

Remote Opportunity!

This is your opportunity to join the growing Ascension Data Science Institute! This position is ideal for someone with a passion for data analysis, working with different analytic tools, helping stakeholders to make data-driven decisions, mentoring junior staff and solving problems in healthcare!

Why Join Ascension?

Ascension is a faith-based healthcare organization dedicated to transformation through innovation across the continuum of care. As one of the leading non-profit and Catholic health systems in the U.S., Ascension is committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, with special attention to persons living in poverty and those most vulnerable. In FY2019, Ascension provided $2 billion in care of persons living in poverty and other community benefit programs.

Ascension includes more than 150,000 associates and 40,000 aligned providers. The national health system operates more than 2,600 sites of care – including 150 hospitals and more than 50 senior living facilities – in 20 states and the District of Columbia, while providing a variety of services including clinical and network services, venture capital investing, investment management, biomedical engineering, facilities management, risk management, and contracting through Ascension’s own group purchasing organization.

What You Will Do

Leads and supports business intelligence and data mining for various clinical, financial, and strategic operations functions. Leads and provides oversight for projects and teams supporting business analytics and decision-making processes including business, technology, and process. This role also requires developing relevant metrics to track performance and evaluate opportunities for improvement.


  • Serves as key resource/SME in collection and analysis of data from multiple sources for the development of reports and statistical information.

  • Works with functional users to clarify, plan, and build for their current and future reporting needs. Determines and maps existing business processes/functions and recommends changes required to align to integrated systems.

  • Coordinates preparation and submission of weekly, quarterly, and yearly reporting. Ensures compliance with internal requirements as well as regulatory requirements are achieved.

  • Serves as consultant to all levels of management to provide decision support for initiatives, policies, and procedures. Designs and implements projects requiring systems integration, small teams and multiple technical platforms.

  • Compiles analytical and statistical reports as needed.

  • Formulates, defines and recommends scope and format of reports.

  • Oversees provision of ad hoc management reports.

  • May provide leadership, orientation, training, coaching, and mentoring to staff on how to access reports and interpret the data.

  • Identifies data trends and makes recommendations for quality improvement.

  • Parses, validates and scrubs data of widely differing formats.

  • Analyzes structured and unstructured data for business insight.

What You Will Need


High school diploma/GED with 2 years of experience, or Associate's degree, or Bachelor's degree required

  • Degree in Mathematics, Statistics, Analytics, Data Science, Engineering, Operations Research, Decision Sciences, Computer or Information Science, Physics, Behavioral and Social Sciences or other related technical or quantitative fields strongly preferred.

  • Bachelor's level or higher is strongly preferred.

Work Experience:

  • 1 year of experience required.

  • 4 years of experience preferred.

  • 2 years of leadership or management experience preferred.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Ascension is an EEO/AA employer: M/F/Disabled/Vet. For further information regarding your EEO rights, click on the following link to the “EEO is the Law” poster:


Please note that Ascension will make an offer of employment only to individuals who have applied for a position using our official application. Be on alert for possible fraudulent offers of employment. Ascension will not solicit money or banking information from applicants.

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