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Senior Business Intelligence Specialist - Epic Reporting

Job Ref: 27762

Talent Area: IT/Telecommunications

Houston, TX 77054

Area/Department: EPIC-Reporting

Employment Type: Regular

Job Type: Full-Time

Organization: Houston Methodist

Work Shift: DAY

Work Week: M - F

Company Profile

Houston Methodist (HM) is one of the nation’s leading health systems and academic medical centers.  HM consists of 7 hospitals: Houston Methodist Hospital, its flagship academic hospital in the heart of the Texas Medical Center and six community hospitals throughout the greater Houston metropolitan area.  HM also includes a research institute, a global business division, numerous physician practices and several free standing emergency rooms and outpatient facilities.  Overall, HM employs over 20,000 employees.   FORBES magazine has placed Houston Methodist on its annual list of Best Employers in 2016.  Houston Methodist is supported by a wide variety of business functions that operate at the system level to help enable clinical departments to provide the best patient care and service in a spiritual environment.

Job Summary

The position of Senior BI (Business Intelligence) Specialist will exist within the Business Intelligence (BI) Department, and support an enterprise wide business intelligence framework that will provide the organization with the appropriate tools and knowledge to optimize effective evidence-based decision-making.  Engage users as a RAD developer to design, prototype, and develop solutions using tools such as Microsoft Analysis Services, DTS, SQL, VBA, C#, ASP.Net, Access, and Excel. Pursue and implement innovative approaches to data collection, analysis, interpretation and presentation in order to support planning and decision-making at all levels of the organization and assist in managing data as a corporate strategic resource.




  1. Support operational and strategic decisions through the collection, analysis, interpretation and communication of information to key decision-makers.

  2. Provide team leadership for other BI team members.

  3. Engage with customers to assess and address needs within the scope of approved development methodologies.

  4. Mentor other team members with one on one training when necessary.

  5. Implement and maintain automated and integrated methodologies for data collection, retrieval presentation, analysis and interpretation.

  6. Assess the information needs of the customer and develop ad-hoc and production reports to meet those needs.

  7. Implement and maintain automated and integrated methodologies for data collection, retrieval presentation, analysis and interpretation.

  8. Assess the information needs of the customer and develop ad-hoc and production reports to meet those needs.

  9. Maintain the quality and integrity of data collected for decision making and work with the other areas of the organization to ensure consistent reporting of information.Analyzes and makes recommendations for improved data quality.

  10. Participates in process improvement teams and committees charged with improving patient care delivery systems and processes by offering analytic skills and knowledge of available data.Can assist in design and creation of data collection and reporting tools.

  11. Provides user education of business intelligence applications and helps ensure access to data with the goal of reduced reliance, over time, on technical specialists in order to obtain data.

  12. Ensures all reported data and information are accurate, consistent, relevant and timely.

  13. Installs, configures, and deploys BI / BI tools.

  14. Troubleshoots BI / BI tool problems and tunes for performance

  15. Develops semantic layer or BI / BI objects for end users.

  16. Creates reports, report templates, and analytic environments as is necessary to satisfy requirements.

  17. Develops BI / BI tool training and documentation.

  18. From time to time, may be required to take a technical lead role, directing the efforts of 1 or more BI team members.

  19. Performs other duties as assigned.




  20. Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Business Administration, or related discipline with an information technology focus required.




  21. 4 - 8 years general BI / decision support / business intelligence / data warehousing experience.

  22. 4+ years general healthcare experience from a hospital environment a plus.

  23. Some experience with Eclipsys Sunrise Discovery or equivalent decision support system a plus.

  24. 2+ years development experience in environments with tools such as Microsoft

  25. Database experience using SQL Server and/or Oracle.





  • Strong Decision Support / Business Intelligence / Data Warehousing systems & architecture experience in 'real world', practical, successful implementations.

  • Knowledge of ETL, Integration Technologies, Data Marts, OLAP Tools, Reporting Analytics

  • Ability to evaluate, prioritize and problem solve a variety and multiplicity of tasks and ensure their timely and accurate completion.

  • General knowledge of health care operations desired.

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and take initiative in areas of responsibility.

  • Excellent analytical, organization, prioritization and oral/written communication skills.

  • Knowledge and appreciation of business concepts and requirements as applicable to a large academic, research, and/or healthcare facility.

  • Ability to communicate needs and schedules to IT and clients, as well as ensure that plans are in place and standards are adhered to.

  • Strong teamwork and interpersonal skills at all management levels.

  • Understands BI tool architecture, functions, and features.

  • Understands SQL and relational and multi-dimensional database structures and schemas.

  • Understands the business questions prompted by non-technical users.

  • Capable of translating user requirements into reports or analytical solutions.

  • Ability to customize BI \ BI tools to meet users needs.

  • Strong problem-solving and metadata skills.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Houston Methodist is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Equal employment opportunity is a sound and just concept to which Houston Methodist is firmly bound. Houston Methodist will not engage in discrimination against or harassment of any person employed or seeking employment with Houston Methodist on the basis of  race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, status as a protected veteran or other characteristics protected by law.

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