[R] Job opening: Statistician/SAS and S+ programmer

From: <Patricia.Kipnis_at_kp.org>
Date: Sat 11 Feb 2006 - 04:06:13 EST


Division of Research at Kaiser Permanente, Oakland, CA Seeking a Statistician/Senior SAS and R Programmer

Schedule: Full-time regular, 40 hours/week, Monday through Friday

Send Resume to: Patricia.Kipnis@kp.org

Position Summary:
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 takes an active leadership role as both as a consultant and as a high-level programmer.

Education/License/Certification:
Masters degree in economics, finance, health care administration, public health administration, statistics, mathematics, operations research, or related field required, or equivalent Bachelors degree and work experience in lieu of a Masters degree

Qualifications:
1.Five or more years programming in SAS required. Experience with SQL, macros, SASGRAPH and statistical procedures in SAS preferred. Experience in S+ or R graphics.
2.Experience with analytical manipulation and interpretation of large databases required.
3.Typically five or more years of related analytical consulting experience, healthcare experience preferred. Broad familiarity with medical practices, especially population management and process and outcomes measurement. Project management experience strongly preferred. 4.Experience with MVS/TSO operating systems and knowledge of JCL strongly preferred. Microsoft Office skills required. 5.Exceptional 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.
6.Proven leadership in consulting and, for some areas, project management. Must exhibit efficiency, collaboration, candor, openness, and results orientation.
Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment.

Duties:
1.Leads, makes significant contributions, and/or provides technical leadership to high visibility projects to identify and resolve issues of strategic importance to the organization. Interfaces regularly with senior management to produce timely and valuable results. 2.Collaborates on the development of predictive models by defining data input specifications, displaying data graphically, using of sophisticated statistical analysis techniques and presenting of results so as to improve the quality and efficiency of health care delivery systems. . 3.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: MLWin, STATA, R/S+). Designs and enhances databases. Develops reports with accurate, easy to read, useful information that satisfies the client's needs.
4.Designs research plans for data gathering and analysis; participates significantly in interpreting analyses and developing action plans accordingly.
5.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. 6.Works closely with IT and outside partners (and physicians for TPMG departments).
7.Sets the strategic direction of projects. Determines goals and priorities with team, clients, or project management sponsors (when appropriate). May coordinate team/project activities and schedules. May establish team membership and project participants, provide leadership to multi-disciplinary project teams, as well as manage work of outside consultants when used.
8.Communicates results/recommendations to project sponsors, clients, and various senior level audiences (including physicians for TPMG departments).
9.May participate in the development and management of the department, including coaching and recruiting for consultants/analysts and other departmental activities.

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