Clinical Informaticist Lead

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Aug 04, 2021
Mar 09, 2022
Employment Status
Full Time
Health Care that Starts with You!

Join a truly mission-driven organization! Independent, nonprofit UCare is recognized as one of the Minnesota's leading health plans. We provide more than 225,000 members across Minnesota and western Wisconsin with the health coverage plans and services they need to maintain and improve their health. The innovative coverage we create makes a difference for Medicare-eligible individuals, individuals and families enrolled in Minnesota Health Care Programs, such as MinnesotaCare and Medical Assistance, and disabled adults with special health care needs.

UCare is growing in size, membership, products, geographic coverage, and employees. We're an organization that's going places. Be part of a team that cares about you, be part of UCare.


Enter a highly collaborative environment where people are truly engaged, and feedback is valued. You'll enjoy a competitive salary and benefits, as well as a host of other perks, including a nationally recognized wellness program, and a bright, open, award-winning office space in Northeast Minneapolis just minutes from major freeways and retail centers.

At UCare, we welcome and employ a diverse employee group committed to meeting the needs of UCare, our members, and the communities we serve.




UCare offers Medicare, Medicaid, Individual and Family health plans - powered by the hardest working people in the industry. Our people powered teams de-complicate, advocate and always go the extra mile to help our members. We serve with integrity, compassion and commitment to do right by members, providers and government partners. Above all, we come to work excited to provide members a path for the best health of their lives.


Working at UCare is more than a career; it's a mission. A mission that defines us as professionals, unites us as an organization and shapes how we interact with our members and each other. Employees join UCare and stay because of the opportunity to have a purpose-driven job.

Our strong culture has established UCare as a Star Tribune Top 150 Workplace for 12 consecutive years since the awards program began. It's a culture that embraces innovative ideas, strategic partnerships, and exemplary customer and provider experiences. Working at UCare is being a part of a people powered team dedicated to making a real difference in the lives of our members and communities.


Work Location: In the office or hybrid (in the office 3 or more days per week)

The health and safety of our employees, members, providers, and our community is our highest priority. Therefore, all new employees are expected to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to starting at UCare, subject to limited exceptions such as for a sincerely held religious belief or for medical reasons.

Position Description

This position is responsible to support Health Services' operational performance through integration and appropriate use of data throughout the information life cycle to support improved quality of care, appropriate utilization, proactive population health management and continuous improvement. Participate in key committees and workgroups supporting improved health of UCare members. Support cross-department initiatives as the Subject Matter Expert (SME) for Health Services information.

• Implement and oversee governance/decision-making process for Health Services information needs, including, intake, prioritization, and adherence to organizational data governance standards and processes.

• Partner with Health Care Economics to advise on data integration strategies, particularly regarding clinical data sources and clinical systems integration.

• Oversee clinical systems configuration needs, workflows, and documentation standards. Serve as a resource to Health Service Analytics regarding clinical systems reporting needs.

• Collaborate with HCE and Population Health on population health data management strategy and activities, including, but not limited to population assessment, risk stratification and criteria rules, and recommendations for appropriate program/initiative needs.

• Oversee clinical application of population stratification models. Collaborate with HCE to apply and validate available models. Collaborate with clinical teams to define clinical decision rules.

• Collaborate with and assist Health Services teams with clinical workflow integration of information and change management needed to successfully utilize information systems.

• Create data visualization/presentation strategies tailored to appropriate stakeholders

• Other projects and duties as assigned


Bachelor's degree, but master's degree preferred, in informatics, health sciences, public health or other field with a strong emphasis on critical thinking, statistics and program analysis.

Required Experience

Five years of progressively complex experience in clinical informatics or healthcare analytics working with clinical information systems and large data sets to drive clinical operations and continuous improvement. Experience with health care metrics with understanding of healthcare data and key concepts in the Managed Care and healthcare industries. Statistical calculation and interpretation. Relational database experience and experience with statistical and query software (Excel, MS Access, SQL, Tableau).


The UCare difference is our people power - employees actively working on the behalf of our members to get them access to the health care they need. We value and respect each individual's ideas and contributions, and provide the freedom to grow both personally and professionally. We are centrally located, and offer onsite education, equipment and wellness resources, and a myriad of volunteer activities. If you're looking for an inclusive environment that celebrates your people power, helps you build on your strengths and gives you the opportunity to truly make a difference, we invite you to apply.

As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, we welcome and employ a diverse employee group committed to meeting the needs of UCare, our members, and the communities we serve.

JOB POST DATE: 08/03/2021

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