Data Consultant - Analysis and Reporting at Kaiser Permanente

Posted in Other 15 days ago.

Type: Standard
Location: San Diego, California

Job Description:
Under general supervision, this position exists to assist the organization in making strategic data-related decisions by analyzing, manipulating, tracking, internally managing and reporting data. This position functions both as consultant and as a high-level SAS programmer.

Essential Responsibilities:
  • Designs and enhances databases.
  • Designs menu systems that are effective and user-friendly.
  • Develops reports with accurate, easy to read, useful information.
  • Designs and generates tracking and monitoring tools.
  • Participates in the development of outcomes and process measures, including technical specifications, to enable population measurement, guideline implementation, and evaluation.
  • Builds and maintains complex statistical SAS routines using macros, vendor software, and software written by self and others.
  • Tests and maintains data integrity across multiple databases (internal SAS, DB2, VSAM; external: Adobe, Excel, SAS parsing routines, COBOL).
  • Builds sophisticated statistical models and forecasting tools using these databases.
  • Defines and frames complex multi-dimensional healthcare issues and develops time tables/processes for decision making.
  • Translates needs, issues, and ideas into effective strategies and action plans.
  • Formulates specific implementation plans and evaluates the effectiveness of actions/programs implemented.
  • Develops creative alternative solutions.
  • Works closely with IT and outside partners (and physicians for SCPMG departments).
  • May coordinate team/project activities and schedules.
  • May assist in the determination of goals and priorities with team, clients, or project management sponsors.
  • May provide leadership to multi-disciplinary project teams.
  • Communicates results/recommendations to project sponsors, clients, and various senior level audiences (including physicians for SCPMG departments).

    Basic Qualifications:
  • N/A
  • Bachelor of Arts degree in economics, finance, health care administration, public health administration, statistics, mathematics, operations research, or four (4) years of experience in a directly related field required.
  • High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED) required.
    License, Certification, Registration
  • N/A.

    Additional Requirements:
  • Experience with analytical manipulation and interpretation of large databases required.
  • Broad familiarity with medical practices, especially population management and process and outcomes measurement preferred.
  • Knowledge of JCL strongly preferred. Microsoft Office skills preferred.
  • Very strong analytic and critical thinking skills, writing skills, communication skills, consulting skills, and ability to work within a team.
  • Ability to express complex analytical and technical information to senior management or to audiences with clinical training.
  • Must be an independent self-starter.
  • Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment.

    Preferred Qualifications:
  • Minimum three (3) years programming in SAS, R, SQL, Python or equivalent preferred.
  • Minimum three (3) years of related analytical consulting experience, healthcare experience preferred.
  • Experience with SQL, macros, AF, and SASGRAPH, PROC Report and statistical procedures in SAS preferred.
  • Project management experience strongly preferred.
  • Experience with MVS/TSO operating systems preferred.
  • Master's degree preferred.
  • Knowledge of Tableau. Proficient SQL programmer.

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