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Business Analyst

Req #:  131121
Facility:  Support Centers
Department:  Materials Management/Supply Chain
City:  Downers Grove
Posting Budget Status:  Day
Shift Type:  Full Time - Permanent
Posting FTE:  1

Advocate Health Care, the largest health system in Illinois and one of the largest health care providers in the Midwest. Our Corporate Support & Operations Services are equally committed to advancing Advocate's goal of building lifelong relationships with patients by delivering the best health outcomes and highest level of service through an integrated approach to care and wellness.

Support the evaluation, planning, and implementation of clinical effectiveness projects as part of Advocate's safety, quality and cost management initiatives. Position is responsible for participating on interdisciplinary project teams which are focused on improving Advocate's cost position and health outcomes Position encompasses project management, consultation, facilitation, data analytics and interpretation, and execution for prioritized operational, clinical and financial projects. Position will be responsible for developing metrics to successfully track improvement and will partner with department leaders and stakeholders to identify and achieve priorities, goals, and objectives. This position has direct responsibility for the analysis and monitoring performance over time of operational data in helping identify trends, correlations, opportunities for improvement, and cost implications. The position may provide support, consultation and education at a site and system level on operational analytics, measurement, and process improvement methodologies, including design and conduction of original analysis, research, statistical analysis and operational data management.


  • Analytics and measurement
  • Planning and Implementing ~ Supports Clinical Consultants in managing, planning, and executing System clinical effectiveness Projects utilizing Advocate's Project Management methdology.
  • Communicating and Training ~ Ensure effective communication with key leaders and stakeholders while enhancing overall development of leadership and associates.


Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in finance, accounting, analytics, business, or healthcare~related field
  • 1~2 years analytic and/or project management experience
  • Healthcare experience preferred
  • Self~directed, minimal supervision required
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to prioritize, plan and execute.
  • Proficiency with word processing, spreadsheet (Excel / Access), PowerPoint and graphic presentation software
  • Political sensitivity to the dynamic interplay that occurs between system and sites
  • Critical thinking and analytical skills
  • Travel to Advocate sites is limited, but may be required at times

About Advocate Health Care


Advocate Health Care, named among the nation’s Top 5 large health systems based on quality by Truven Analytics, is the largest health system in Illinois and one of the largest health care providers in the Midwest. Advocate operates more than 250 sites of care, including 12 hospitals that encompass 11 acute care hospitals, the state’s largest integrated children’s network, the state’s largest emergency and Level I trauma network, one of the area’s largest home health care companies, and the region’s largest medical group. Advocate Health Care has 4 teaching hospitals and is a not-for-profit, mission-based health system affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the United Church of Christ.

Nearest Major Market: Chicago