Geisinger Health System PHENOMIC DATA ANALYST III in Annapolis, Maryland

There’s a reason we believe that America is watching Geisinger. Geisinger is one of the nation’s largest health service organizations. We are dedicated to setting the standard for evidence-based care delivery and pursuing innovative new approaches to predictive precision medicine, such as our MyCode® genomic research initiative. Whether you prefer working in a busy urban center, a suburban area or a small-town setting, Geisinger has clinical and nonclinical positions open throughout our system. With 12 physician-led hospital campuses to staff throughout Pennsylvania and in southern New Jersey, we offer a wide range of positions, a competitive, pay-for-performance salary structure and healthcare benefits from day one, including those for vision, dental and domestic partners.* Perhaps just as important, from senior management on down, we encourage an atmosphere of collaboration, cooperation and collegiality.

Location: Maryland

Work Schedule: Days

Work Type: FULL TIME


The Phenomic Data Analyst III’s (PDA III) primary accountability is to leverage Geisinger data assets to improve quality, efficiency and generate knowledge specifically in the field of health research. Phenomic Data Analyst III uses data expertise, programing abilities, and critical thinking skills to solve complex issues as well as identify new and innovative uses and transformations of available data. The PDA III performs and supervises complex data extraction, transformation, visualization, and summarization to support Research activities. The role looks beyond the surface layer of available data to effectively identify potential sources of error and omission. The role utilizes multiple sophisticated methods and develops novel methods to analyze clinical data for research. Uses data reporting/management tools, and contributes to national publications.

Works under the direct supervision of the Associate Director, BC to identify, develop, and execute initiatives related to the Phenomics Initiative to enhance patient outcomes, patient satisfaction, and operational efficiency. This position will be responsible for assisting in complex phenotype algorithm development.


  1. *Data Transformation, Exploration, Visualization, and Expertise

a. Strategically considers all potential uses for available data, and how to transform disparate data into a useful data.

b. Conducts independent quantitative operational, clinical and financial analysis (using statistical methods where appropriate) with clearly summarized findings and recommendations for technical/clinical and non-technical/clinical audiences. Ensures accuracy, data integrity and validity of data/analysis in all work.

c. When appropriate, translates project specific analysis into ongoing, automated reporting tools including specification preparation, design, testing, validation, analysis and merging data from various source systems.

d. Participates in the development, implementation, and enforcement of data management standards and procedures.

  1. *Research and Evaluation

a. Proactively identifies potential outcome analysis, goals of intervention, and basic evaluation structure in the planning phases of research projects.

b. Provides guidance, feedback, and input in the development of protocols and research proposals.

c. Works closely with Geisinger research staff (including Project Managers, Biostatisticians, Analysts, etc.) to evaluate Phenomic Initiatives projects.

d. Performs statistical analysis to evaluate the success of Innovation implementation.

e. Maintains current knowledge base by reading recent methodological literature and researching statistical literature.

f. Establishes area of expertise that evolves the field of health care analytics and is recognized through national presentations and/or co-authorship of publications.

  1. *Project Coordination, Stakeholder Management, Business Case Development

a. Works closely with all levels of staff, customers and improvement teams to determine analytic needs and requirements; independently develops quantitative approaches (drawing on a range of methodologies) to identify opportunities for performance improvement. Proactively educates the requester of any complexities associated with the data requests.

b. Participates as a collaborator during start-up and coordination of development initiatives. May involve resources within or external to Geisinger to guide initiatives.

  1. *Development, Mentorship, Management

a. Serves as an internal and external training resource and develops training materials for analytic tools, methodologies and reports.

b. Provides technical, analytical, and business guidance to other Phenomic team members as well as the various departments within Geisinger.

c. Attends national conferences related to the goals and mission of Biostatistics Core.

  1. Performs other duties as assigned.

*Denotes essential job duties


Demonstrates ability to effectively communicate quantitative information to physicians, clinical staff, operational staff, data analysts, as well as other collaborators.

Demonstrates sound judgment and resourcefulness.

Demonstrates advanced programming skills (SQL, SAS), data visualization and interpretation skills, and database development skills (Microsoft SQL Server, Teradata SQL Server) and the ability to instruct users on programming of large data repositories.

Demonstrates knowledge of research methodology and research data collection.

Demonstrates ability to work independently on multiple projects simultaneously.

Demonstrates the ability to work effectively in a team environment as well as interface with all levels of staff/management within and beyond the organization.

Demonstrates ability to interpret and communicate analytical information in a clear, concise manner.

Demonstrates general understanding of the healthcare industry.

Demonstrates understanding of relational database concepts and query tools.

Demonstrates knowledge of internal and external operational, clinical and financial information systems.

Demonstrates the ability to prepare and understand functional and technical specifications.


Bachelor’s degree in information systems, computer science, statistics or closely related field required.

Minimum five years of experience in analytics required, with at least one of those years in health care analytics specifically. However, if suitable candidate cannot be found, we will consider candidates at a lower less with less experience. Salary to commensurate with experience and title.


Work is typically performed in an office environment.

The specific statements shown in each section of this description are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job.

*Domestic partner benefits not applicable at Geisinger Holy Spirit.

About Geisinger

Geisinger Health System is an integrated health services organization widely recognized for its innovative use of the electronic health record and the development of innovative care delivery models such as ProvenHealth Navigator® and ProvenCare®. As one of the nation’s largest health service organizations, Geisinger serves more than 3 million residents throughout 45 counties in central, south-central and northeast Pennsylvania, and also in southern New Jersey with the addition of AtlantiCare, a National Malcolm Baldridge Award recipient. The physician-led system is comprised of approximately 30,000 employees, including nearly 1,600 employed physicians, 12 hospital campuses, two research centers and a 510,000-member health plan, all of which leverage an estimated $8.9 billion positive impact on the Pennsylvania economy. Geisinger has repeatedly garnered national accolades for integration, quality and service. In addition to fulfilling its patient care mission, Geisinger has a long-standing commitment to medical education, research and community service. For more information, visit , or follow the latest Geisinger news and more on Twitter at and Facebook at .

** Does not qualify for J-1 waiver. We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status.