Data analysis/processing, Data collection procedures, Statistical process control/quality assurance
The purpose of this position is to develop, execute, co-ordinate, and maintain integrated data analysis and programming solutions that support statistical analysis and reporting for a variety of research activities related to ACS Trauma Quality Improvement Programs. The ideal candidate has familiarity with healthcare data, research experience, solid SAS skills, and is comfortable working in a fast-paced team environment.
This Exempt level position will report to the Senior Statistician in the Division of Research and Optimal Patient Care.
• Design and execute statistical and descriptive analyses for TQIP hospital benchmarking programs.
• Develop and maintain the implementation of the above analytical solutions in SAS code including programming, testing, and documenting statistical programs for data management, descriptive and inferential analyses, and report preparation; programming of database quality control checks; ensuring validation plan is in place and implemented; and identifying and addressing opportunities for improvement in quality/efficiency.
• Design and implement analytic strategies and reports based on research questions addressing priorities identified by the Committee on Trauma , including data summary tables, figures, inferential tests, and narrative summaries to present results to internal team and formatting presentation quality reports.
• Create and optimize programming infrastructure, which includes harmonizing programming, business processes and related SOPs to increase efficiency and accuracy.
• Other duties as assigned
• Master’s degree in Statistics, Mathematics, Epidemiology, Social or Natural Sciences is required (completed or near completion).
• Two or more years of relevant professional experience preferred, with the ability to create project specifications documentation and program in SAS as needed.
• Mastery of fundamentals in broad statistical methods with special focus on categorical data analysis such as logistic regression and survival analysis and multi-level (hierarchical) analysis.
• Solid SAS programming skills, including SAS BASE, STAT, DATA step, SQL, GRAPHICS, ODS, REPORT and SAS MACRO required. Solid equivalent programming skills in other statistical packages such as - SPSS, Stata, or R, plus a willingness to learn SAS, would also be considered.
• Solid understanding of statistical reporting, data quality and data management programming principles (e.g., transposing and summarizing raw data and statistical results, creating graphical data summaries) required.
• Ability to work independently and take ownership of projects from start to finish.
• Proven problem solving, project planning and management as well as organizing skills.
• Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) necessary to effectively interact with all levels of organization.
• Familiarity with relational databases and knowledge of SQL desired.
• Basic understanding of business intelligence and data warehousing desired.
• Ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team environment and leverage diverse skills and expertise sets of the team members.
• Display high level of energy and thrive in a fast paced environment.
• Experience in Associations, healthcare, and/or education a plus.
Physical/Work Environment: Fast paced with significant people interaction. No lifting over 20 pounds, minimal reaching bending and stooping. Normal office environment with long hours in front of the computer.
Other Necessary Requirements: Evening or weekend duties may be required. Occasional travel for activities such as out of town meetings may be required.
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