Analytics Business Partner Job at UnityPoint Health, Madison, WI

  • UnityPoint Health
  • Madison, WI

Job Description


The UnityPoint Health (UPH) Analytics team is responsible for enabling clinical, operational, and financial outcomes improvement through consultative partnerships and the use of data and analytics. The team members are leaders in transforming UPH into a data-informed, continuous-improvement organization with highly reliable and sustainable results. The primary responsibilities of this invidiual will support Unity Point Health Labor Productivity efforts.

The Analytics Business Partner is an intermediate position within the Analytics structure. As a part of the Analytics team, the Analytics Business Partner collaborates with their Business Partner peers, Analytics Engineers, and the Actuarial and Data Science teams in the use of technology solutions, analytic methodologies and data mining tools. The Analytics Business Partner specializes in scoping analytics work with customers, documenting business needs and problems, and most importantly, translating them into analytics solutions that are actively used to improve decision-making and clinical or business outcomes.

The Analytics Business Partner bridges the technical expertise of analytics engineers and data scientists with the operational expertise of clinical and business leaders. This role is highly skilled in converting analytics-derived insights into actionable recommendations through means like visualization and data storytelling to generate action. Analytics Business Partners are skilled in looking for business problems that can be supported by analytics, as well as driving buy-in with stakeholders once enterprise analytics solutions are deployed. The Analytics Business Partner collaborates with the other analytics team members to develop solutions and then works with end-users to use the solutions designed to drive improvements, interpret results, identify opportunities and monitor outcomes.

Why UnityPoint Health?

  • Commitment to our Team Weve been named a Top 150 Place to Work in Healthcare 2022 by Beckers Healthcare for our commitment to our team members.
  • Culture At UnityPoint Health, you matter. Come for a fulfilling career and experience a culture guided by uncompromising values and unwavering belief in doing what's right for the people we serve.
  • Benefits Our competitive Total Rewards program offers benefits options that align with your needs and priorities, no matter what life stage youre in.
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Commitment Were committed to ensuring you have a voice that is heard regardless of role, race, gender, religion, or sexual orientation.
  • Development We believe equipping you with support and development opportunities is an essential part of delivering a remarkable employment experience.
  • Community Involvement Be an essential part of our core purposeto improve the health of the people and communities we serve.

Visit us at to hear more from our team members about why UnityPoint Health is a great place to work.


Analytics Engineering & Development

Scope analytics development using industry standard tools and delivers routine status reports.

Create integrated views of data collected from multiple sources.

Work with the IT ETL team to build and maintain complex data models.

Organize and transform data in a meaningful way, including providing additional context as

necessary, so that it is ready for reporting and analysis.

Write production-quality code with an eye towards performance, reusability and maintainability.

Design and develop moderately complex analytics solutions that are used by clinicians, leaders,

and team members across assigned domains.

Maintain a working knowledge of the data sources and data structures.

Analysis & Visualization Analyze data to extract insights which help improve decision-marking and outcomes. Design and develop moderately complex analytics solutions that are used by clinicians, leaders, and team members across assigned domains. Utilize industry-leading practices to effectively communicate analytics insights through visualizations and storytelling. Build and maintain dashboards, reports, and presentations as needed to communicate analytics insights to key stakeholders across the organization. Document analysis processes so that other team members can understand how the insights were generated and replicate in future releases. Use quantitative models to execute ad hoc analyses, special requests and management reports and make the results accessible and relevant to a wide variety of analytics consumers.

Analytics Deployment

Support executive sponsors and data literacy champions in the deployment of new and existing

analytics solutions.

Develop and maintain an effective and high performing project teams by taking a leadership role

on moderately complex projects independently or as part of a larger project team.

Develop analytics consumer-facing documentation including user guides, training videos, and

lunch-and-learn sessions.

Take a leadership role in the support and implementation process by independently handling

multiple competing initiatives, escalating issues effectively, and developing implementation and

support plans as needed.

Make recommendations for design enhancements and support the prioritization of

enhancements on assigned projects.

Identify root causes of break / fix issues and develop lasting solutions within the scope of assigned


Data Literacy and At-the-Elbow Analytics Support

Actively integrate business strategy with analytics and develop trusting relationships with key

stakeholders in assigned areas.

Focus on understanding business problems, analytics project objectives, and requirements from a

business perspective.

Translate customer requirements into analytics solutions.

Review analytics technology needs within assigned areas of responsibility by taking a leadership

role in the design and analysis process.

Plan, manage, and coordinate support for assigned areas of responsibility.

Demonstrate the ability to take a leadership role beyond the task level and seek new

opportunities to grow your knowledge base, as well as the knowledge base of the team.

Actively contribute to the development of analytics strategic initiatives and aid in their execution.

Support the analytics needs of the organizations strategic initiatives by advancing data-informed

decision-making that improve clinical and business outcomes.

Demonstrate initiative to improve quality and customer service by striving to exceed customer




Bachelors Degree in Engineering, Operations Research, Business, Business Analytics, Healthcare Administration, Mathematics, Statistics, Data Science, Actuarial Science or related field.

Equivalent experience of at least 5 years working in an analytics or healthcare operations setting that includes demonstrated results driving improvements using data and analytics methodologies and techniques.

Masters degree in Engineering, Operations Research, Business, Business Analytics, Healthcare Administration, Mathematics, Statistics, Data Science, Actuarial Science or other related field.


Demonstrated proficiency in presenting information to other groups.

Requires communications and negotiation skills to effectively work with all levels of management throughout UPH, its subsidiaries and affiliates.

Demonstrated knowledge and practical use of health information standards.

Informal leadership skills and ability to work as a team member.

Strong understanding of analytical methods, tools, statistics and data management.

Preference given to applicants with experience in analytics, healthcare, healthcare analytics, actuarial science, data science or related field.

Preference given to applicants with demonstrated experience using data to improve clinical, operational and financial outcomes.

Preference given to applicants with experience in:

Healthcare analytics solution development, including design, implementation, and support

Competency with SQL or other querying languages

Familiarity with healthcare business operations.

Must demonstrate experience as an excellent oral and written communicator and exhibit excellent interpersonal skills.

Visualization development


Proficiency with:

Writing queries with SQL or other querying tools

Business intelligence visualization tools (e.g. Tableau, PowerBI)

Communication to both technical and non-technical audiences

Scripting in the R or Python ecosystems

Healthcare operations

Proficient in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Access.

Requires ability to synthesize data using Excel and similar tools.

Ability to continuously learn and adopt new methods and technologies

Preference given to applicants with demonstrated examples of synthesizing data and using visualization tools in the presentation of data and information.

Preference given to applicants with demonstrated ability to collaborate across teams.

Preference given to applicants with demonstrated writing and verbal communication skills in presenting complex concepts and recommendations to a diverse knowledge-based audience.


Use of usual and customary equipment used to perform essential functions of the position.

Meets analyst level expectations as outlined in the Analytics Career Ladder.

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