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HITTA Statistical Consultant National Health Plan and Hospital Quality

Location: Oakland, CA Job Number: 699706 Date posted: 05/15/2018
Description: This position demonstrates in-depth analytic and data knowledge and skills, manages projects, and is accountable for the successful execution of project goals that are aligned with the goals of CSPC/Transformation& Analytics and supporting the National Quality and Clinical Excellence program. Functions as a statistical data analysis expert with emphasis in the area of Value Realization and Optimization KP's clinical systems including KP HealthConnect and kp.org.

Essential Functions:
  • Works on diverse scope assignments as lead analyst and moderate scope assignements as project lead.
  • Generally performs within broadly defined practices and guidelines.
  • Requires planning to coordinate with other departments or resources.
  • In consultation with the Director/Manager, initiates, coordinates, and facilitates analytical projects to meet client needs and achieve programmatic and organizational objectives.
  • Applies project leadership skills, methodological expertise, and knowledge of KP data and analytical resources to determine the scope, design, development of data requirements and specifications, statistical analysis or mathmatical modeling, and summarize results in PowerPoint, including partnership with regional analytical groups and consultation with Health Plan and Medical Group subject area experts.
  • Responsible for the methods and results sections amd supports other secions of external publications as a co-author.
  • Coordinates project by effectively communicate project assumptions, methods, and results to clients and other interested parties.
  • Elicits and incorporates feedback from clients to use data to answer business questions.
  • Establishes and maintains effective working relationships both internal and external to the CSPC.
  • Engages and sustains support among project participants and clients.
  • Represents CSPC to external partners and clients in communications related to projects.
  • Applies analytic knowledge, skills and experience to develop, modify, test and implement analytical products.
  • Keeps up to date on Clarity, KP data warehouse, new views, data marts, etc.
  • Based on agreements with the Manager, set overall project direction to address key CSPC objectives and client needs.
  • Assists in the prioritization of projects that compete for limited resources, and the scheduling and sequencing of work across projects to make the best use of CSPC resources.

  • Basic Qualifications:
    Experience
  • Minimum six (6) years of related (i.e., in an analytcal environment) work experience.
  • Minimum four (4) years of programming experience with SQL, SAS, and manipulation of large databases are required.
    Education
  • Bachelor's degree in biostatistics, applied mathematics, computer science, or related technical field, OR four (4) years of experience in a directly related field.
  • High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED) required.
    License, Certification, Registration
  • N/A

    Additional Requirements:
  • Experience managing or coordinating professionals in a complex organizational setting.
  • Proven leadership skills in project management and consulting.
  • Must exhibit efficiency, collaboration, candor, openness, and results orientation.
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in written and verbal communication of technical material.
  • Functional Knowledge&Skills:
  • Experience with analysis of large administrative and clinical databases and computer-intensive statistical analysis, and general research methodology are required.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively design, develop, manage, and coordinate analytical efforts among multiple constituents.
  • Good project management skills, including setting priorities and developing work plans, assembling project teams, structuring and executing quantitative analyses, overseeing support staff, and meeting deadlines.
  • Excellent in critical thinking, analytical, and excellent problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work within a team and cross-functional teams.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and effective interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively work directly with various levels of leadership and bringing high-priority projects to successful results.
  • Must be able to work with minimal supervision.
  • Must have project management experience and matrix management structures.
  • Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment.

    Preferred Qualifications:
  • Minimum six (6) years of related (i.e., in an analytcal environment) work experience healthcare preferred.
  • Experience with analysis of large administrative and clinical databases and computer-intensive statistical analysis using SAS preferred.
  • Experience with data extracts and data warehousing is a plus.
  • Oracle, cognos, or Teradata experience a plus.
  • Master's degree preferred.
  • Knowledge of health care industry, especially health care analytics preferred.
  • Familiarity with Kaiser Permanente health care system preferred.
  • Epic Chronicles, Clarity, and Hyperspace training is a plus.
    Primary Location: California,Oakland,Ordway One Kaiser Plaza Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri Working Hours Start: 8:00 AM Working Hours End: 4:00 PM Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: Salaried, Non-Union, Exempt Job Level: Individual Contributor Job Category: QA / UR / Case Management Department: Advanced Analytics Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time
    Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.

    External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.
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