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Provider Reporting Business Analyst III
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Premera Blue Cross | Spokane, WA
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Job Description

Join Our Team: Do Meaningful Work and Improve People's Lives

Our purpose, to improve customers' lives by making healthcare work better, is far from ordinary. And so are our employees. Working at Premera means you have the opportunity to drive real change by transforming healthcare.

To better serve our customers, we're creating a culture that promotes employee growth, collaborative innovation, and inspired leadership. We are committed to creating an environment where employees can do their best work and where best-in-class talent comes, stays, and thrives!

The Business Analyst III works to proactively and creatively solve for business needs through broad cross-functional collaboration. Responsible for eliciting, documenting, and defining business requirements and contributing to process development for moderately complex projects and/or initiatives with visible impact to the business and / or systems. Leverages experience in influencing business decisions to deliver key insights and optimize solutions that have a visible impact to the business.

What you'll do

* Translates ambiguous business needs into solid business and functional requirements for small to large projects with moderate complexity.
* Effectively elicits information to create concise, organized Business Requirement Documents (BRD) and Functional Requirement Documents (FRD) using standard, industry recognized tools and best practices. Manages requirements across the lifecycle of a project to ensure end user satisfaction, business stakeholder buy-in, and scope integrity.
* Identifies opportunities and contributes recommendations based on analysis of requirements and future impacts.
* Partners with business unit and IT or other departments as needed to ensure successful implementation and ongoing business and / or systems support when appropriate.
* Creates detailed Use Cases, User Stories and other documents to illustrate business needs.
* Facilitates meetings and Joint Application Development (JAD) sessions in a positive way to drive cross functional stakeholders to reach agreements and effective solutions. Meetings may include leadership.
* Conducts research and interviews subject matter experts to create "As-is" and "To-be" process flows. Applies critical thinking to evaluate cross functional dependencies, including upstream and downstream impacts.
* Contributes to enhancements of Business Analysis best practices and suggestions for improvements.
* Creates business facing test scenarios, test scripts/cases, and mock ups of data necessary to conduct testing. Creates the traceability between requirements and scenarios to ensure business requirements are met. May monitor and report on testing activity and results.
* Consults with others in the development of appropriate training materials to support the needs of functional areas.
* May provide support to other entry and junior level Business Analysts.
* May investigate and research system problems and enhancements, working collaboratively with IT and business stakeholders to identify options and provide business and / or technical solutions.

What you'll bring

* Bachelor's degree or four years' work experience, required.
* Three years of analytical experience in a technical or business environment, including at least two years performing business analysis functions (gathering business requirements, documenting process/data flows, and performing gap analyses), required.
* Experience with Lean methodology or Six Sigma, preferred.
* Experience with Microsoft Project, Visio, or Sharepoint, preferred.
* Experience in healthcare or other regulated industries, preferred.
* Experience in a project environment that utilizes Agile or Waterfall methodologies, preferred.
* Experience performing business analysis for work efforts of moderate complexity, preferred.

What we offer

* Medical, vision and dental coverage
* Life and disability insurance
* Retirement programs (401K employer match and pension plan)
* Wellness incentives, onsite services, a discount program and more
* Tuition assistance for undergraduate and graduate degrees
* Generous Paid Time Off to reenergize
* Free parking

Equal employment opportunity/affirmative action:

Premera is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Premera seeks to attract and retain the most qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, gender or gender identity, sexual orientation, genetic information or any other protected characteristic under applicable law.

If you need an accommodation to apply online for positions at Premera, please contact Premera Human Resources via email at careers@premera.com or via phone at 425-918-4785.

About Premera Blue Cross

Premera Blue Cross is a non-profit health services corporation and an independent licensee of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association. Premera Blue Cross has been providing coverage to groups and individuals of Washington state since 1945 and Alaska since 1957. Headquarters are located in Mountlake Terrace, Washington, with district offices in Spokane, Wenatchee and Tri-Cities Washington, and Anchorage, Alaska. The Premera Blue Cross HMO plan, HealthPlus, is one of only two health plans in Washington to be awarded Excellent Accreditation from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), as of March 2000.