Ascension Health Operations Data Specialist in New Orleans, Louisiana

Job ID: 251701

Operations Data Specialist

New Orleans, Louisiana


Additional Job Information

Title: Operations Data Specialist

City, State: New Orleans, LA

Location: LA New Orleans - Offsite 1

Department: TRG External Source Business

Additional Job Details: FT, Days

About Us

The Resource Group, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ascension, is a business transformation services organization that specializes in non-payroll spend management. Through the Integrated Change Management Model, The Resource Group delivers value through change management, operations and logistics, sourcing and contracting, analytics, and continuous process improvement.

This model challenges the status quo by:

  • Developing an innovative new approach to contracting, where practicing caregivers from our Participants guide all decision-making, and products and services are contracted for based on attributes rather than brand preference

  • Standardizing and optimizing operations and logistics by closing warehouses, improving inventory management, and improving operational key performance indicators

  • Elevating resource and supply management from the basement to the boardroom by recruiting top talent from a multitude of industries beyond healthcare

The collective implementation of these components has delivered over $1 billion in annual savings, improving Ascension's Supply Expense as a percent of Net Patient Service Revenue from a baseline of 19.6% in FY2007 to 15.5% in FY2017.

This success enabled The Resource Group to expand outside of Ascension to serve all healthcare systems looking to decrease non-payroll expenses and increase operational efficiencies. Today, The Resource Group serves 2,500 locations including 160 acute care hospitals across 24 states and Washington D.C.

Job Description

Job Summary:

The Operations Data Specialist maintains the local master data needed to ensure the accuracy of ERP tables.


  • Guides and directs master data updating for health ministry.

  • Monitors local adherence to data governance policies, procedures and processes.

  • Audits the overall data quality within their Health Ministry.

  • Provides subject matter expertise to determine appropriate data values when conflicts arise.

  • Monitors overall data quality for assigned data elements.

  • Ensures the appropriateness of their Health Ministry's requests; researches whether element already exists to meet the requirements of the request; internally vets requests cross functionally with their Health Ministry prior to submission.

  • Acts as a “gatekeeper” for their Health Ministry to ensure all information required is gathered, accurate and complete prior to submitting the request to the MSC MDS team.

  • Ensures transactional accuracy through ownership of Requisitioner Training.

  • Responsible for conducting Training Sessions.

  • Accountable to Requisitioner Key Performance Indicators.

  • Responsible for providing clean, accurate, descriptions as part of Item maintenance.

  • Supports local Supply Chain Operations through Vendor management including Vendor data management and proactive communication to Vendors detailing the Procure to Pay process unique to Ascension Health Ministries.

  • Supports accurate Supply Expense reporting through Item management including contract linkage, Unit of Measure validation, and UNSPSC validation.



  • Bachelor's Level Degree

Work Experience:

  • Minimum of five to seven years applicable experience in business, IT, or a related field demonstrating increasing responsibilities in business systems.

  • Expertise in Enterprise Resource Planning systems and/or supply chain data management systems in addition to experience in data quality, data stewardship, or data management preferred.

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