Vanderbilt University Medical Center Business Analyst, Sr in Nashville, Tennessee

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Located in Nashville, Tennessee, and operating at a global crossroads of teaching, discovery and patient care, VUMC is a community of individuals who come to work each day with the simple aim of changing the world. It is a place where your expertise will be valued, your knowledge expanded and your abilities challenged. It is a place where your diversity — of culture, thinking, learning and leading — is sought and celebrated. It is a place where employees know they are part of something that is bigger than themselves, take exceptional pride in their work and never settle for what was good enough yesterday. Vanderbilt’s mission is to advance health and wellness through preeminent programs in patient care, education, and research.

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Your Role:

  • Responsible for analyzing financial and business data and offering detailed analysis and solutions that can be acted upon. Partner with others in the organization to interpret and manage financial and business reports in an effort to identify areas for improvement and document recommended changes. Monitor and maintain both budget and process data and provide updates to senior management on current trends and projections. Understand business problems and opportunities in the context of requirements and recommend solutions that enable the organization to achieve its goals.

Key Functions and Expected Performances:

  • Develop communications such as PowerPoint presentations, proposals, policies and procedures, and business summaries to enhance and support strategic or operational plans.

  • Perform financial and business process analysis, draws conclusions, and makes recommendations to leadership.

  • Apply process improvement methods applicable to the field and designs plans for implementation.

  • Analyze trends affecting budget/accounting needs and recommend procedural changes as needed.

  • Analyze and review financial data and prepare financial statements and reports.

  • Participate in calculation, validation and updating of cost saving initiatives.

  • Develop budget and forecasting models that analyze the overall business plan. Manage and prepare budgets based upon current standards and provide regular updates.

  • Research current challenges and trends in the field and brings information and recommendations back to leadership for consideration.

  • Researches business problems and quickly understands the issues and data challenges of organization.

  • Inform and advise managers and other key stakeholders of financial issues and matters as appropriate.

  • Analyze proposed plans and policies, as well as new programs, to determine costs. Makes appropriate recommendations to management in order to strengthen business controls, improve operations, and/or reduce costs.

  • Develop programs or queries to retrieve and analyze data for projects, program, or reports.

  • Apply statistically sound analytic methods within program and projects.

  • Gather data using data mining techniques and tools, analyze information, develop conclusions, communicate recommendations clearly and work effectively with others on a team.

  • Effectively translate complex data and analyses to all levels within the organization.

Position Qualifications


  • Bachelor's Degree (or equivalent experience) and 5 years of experience

  • Time Management skills

VUMC Recent Accomplishments

Because we are committed to providing the best in patient care, education and research, we are proud of our recent accomplishments:

  • US News & World Report: #1 Hospital in Tennessee, #1 Health Care Provider in Nashville, #1 Audiology ( Bill Wilkerson Center at ), 12 adult and 10 pediatric clinical specialties ranked among the nation's best, #15 Education and Training

  • Truven Health Analytics: among the top 50 cardiovascular hospitals in the U.S.

  • Becker's Hospital Review: one of the "100 Greatest Hospitals in America"

  • The Leapfrog Group: grade "A" in Hospital Safety Score

  • National Institutes of Health: among the top 10 grant awardees for medical research in the US

  • Magnet Recognition Program: Vanderbilt nurses are the only group honored in Tennessee

  • Nashville Business Journal: Middle Tennessee's healthiest employer

  • American Hospital Association: among the 100 "Most Wired" medical systems in the US

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Bachelor's Degree (or equivalent experience) and 5 years experience

Licensure, Certification, and/or Registration (LCR):

Physical Requirements/Strengths needed & Physical Demands:


  • Occasional: Sitting: Remaining in seated position

  • Occasional: Standing: Remaining on one's feet without moving.

  • Occasional: Walking: Moving about on foot.

  • Occasional: Lifting under 35 lbs: Raising and lowering objects under 35 lbs from one level to another

  • Occasional: Push/Pull: Exerting force to move objects away from or toward.

  • Occasional: Bending/Stooping: Trunk bending downward and forward by bending spine at waist requiring full use of lower extremities and back muscles

  • Occasional: Reaching below shoulders: Extending arms in any direction below shoulders.

  • Occasional: Handling: Seizing, holding, grasping, turning or otherwise working with hand or hands.


  • Occasional: Vision: Clarity of near vision at 20 inches or less and far vision at 20 feet or more with depth perception, peripheral vision, color vision.

  • Frequent: Noise: May include exposure to occupational noise levels which equal or exceed an 8-hr time-weighted average of 85 decibels, requiring enrollment in VUMC's Hearing Conservation Program which includes training, use of hearing protection, and periodic audiometry.

  • Continuous: Communication: Expressing or exchanging written/verbal/electronic information.

Environmental Conditions

Job Professional and Managerial

Organization: SC Collaborative 201409

Title: Business Analyst, Sr

Location: TN-Nashville-The Vanderbilt Clinic (TVC)

Requisition ID: 1803572