Database Analyst/Prgm Inter

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A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.


The Michigan Surgical Quality Collaborative (MSQC) connects hospitals across Michigan in an effort to measure and improve the care of surgical patients throughout the state. Founded in 2005, MSQC has grown to a regional collaborative of 69 Michigan hospitals dedicated to overall surgical quality improvement including improved patient outcomes and lower costs. The MSQC Coordinating Center is part of the University of Michigan, funded by the BCBSM Value Partnerships initiative.

Mission Statement

Michigan Medicine improves the health of patients, populations and communities through excellence in education, patient care, community service, research and technology development, and through leadership activities in Michigan, nationally and internationally.  Our mission is guided by our Strategic Principles and has three critical components; patient care, education and research that together enhance our contribution to society.

Why Join Michigan Medicine?

Michigan Medicine is one of the largest health care complexes in the world and has been the site of many groundbreaking medical and technological advancements since the opening of the U-M Medical School in 1850. Michigan Medicine is comprised of over 30,000 employees and our vision is to attract, inspire, and develop outstanding people in medicine, sciences, and healthcare to become one of the world’s most distinguished academic health systems.  In some way, great or small, every person here helps to advance this world-class institution. Work at Michigan Medicine and become a victor for the greater good.

What Benefits can you Look Forward to?

  • Excellent medical, dental and vision coverage effective on your very first day
  • 2:1 Match on retirement savings


Manage vendor relationship with database/data collection vendor, this includes:

  • Weekly meetings and communication of long-term vision
  • Responding to ZenDesk tickets from clients about platform functionality
  • Troubleshooting workstation issues
  • Updating Programming/QI reports
  • Identifying/implementing fixes and improvements
  • Creating specifications for Tableau Reports
  • Monitor service level outages and track for contract fulfillment

Oversee data Integration process at participating hospitals:

  • Troubleshooting issues
  • Expanding DI offerings beyond current efforts
  • Coordinating implementation of improvements with participating hospitals

Function as a liaison between the clinical team and data vendor to understand data requirements for measuring and tracking QI project goals, assisting with QI scoring, as needed.

Fulfill requests for data sets from internal and external stakeholders as well as for collaborations with other CQI partners.

  • Develop database expertise
  • Offer expert database advice to researchers, hospitals, residents, partner CQIs, other groups
  • Assist with academic paper development
  • Understand and monitor regulatory constraints with sharing data - HIPAA, PSO

Other projects as assigned, including but not limited to:

  • Oversee the Video Review project – maintain submitted videos and video review data
  • Overseeing workstation access – monitor requests and maintain policies
  • Serve as database expert for creating reports and other content for MSQC Meetings

Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Database Management, or related field.
  • 1-3 years professional experience in database management and analysis.
  • Demonstrable programming skills and experience with relational databases, complex data structure, and linkages between data sources.
  • Proven ability to write clear and concise technical documentation, summaries of various methodologies, and descriptions of statistical results.
  • Experience with Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint for the development of presentation materials.
  • Strong oral, written and interpersonal communications skills are essential.
  • Ability to prioritize, organize, and efficiently work on multiple projects at the same time.

Desired Qualifications*

  • SAS or other applicable programming languages  
  • Master’s degree

Background Screening

Michigan Medicine conducts background screening and pre-employment drug testing on job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent job offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background screenings.  Background screenings are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act. Pre-employment drug testing applies to all selected candidates, including new or additional faculty and staff appointments, as well as transfers from other U-M campuses.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days.  The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

U-M COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

COVID-19 vaccinations, including boosters when eligible, are required for all University of Michigan students, faculty and staff across all campuses, including Michigan Medicine.  This includes those working remotely.   More information on this new policy is available on the Campus Blueprint website or the UM-Dearborn and UM-Flint websites.