Analyst, Research and Quality Statistics

Children's Hospital Association - Lenexa, KS (30+ days ago)3.9


Job Description:
Who We Are

The Children’s Hospital Association (CHA) advances child health through innovation in the quality, cost and delivery of care. Representing 220 members, CHA is the voice of children’s hospitals nationally. Children’s hospitals are essential providers, setting the standard for the highest quality pediatric care while training the next generation of pediatricians. With its members, CHA champions policies that enable children’s hospitals to better serve children; leverages its position as the pediatric leader in data analytics to facilitate national collaborative and research efforts to improve performance; and spreads best practices to benefit the nation’s children. CHA has offices in Lenexa, KS and Washington, DC.

Job Summary

Advises quality and performance improvement initiatives on study design, measurement design, and data collection. Performs analyses of data collected for quality and performance improvement initiatives including statistical process control charts and advanced statistical modeling for publication. Collaborates with internal and external teams to identify and document variation in clinical and operational practices. Present results to all audience levels in person or through web based technologies.

Essential duties and responsibilities

PROVIDE ANALYTIC, STATISTICAL, & PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT SUPPORT FOR CHA QUALITY AND PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT INITIATIVES

Advises quality and performance improvement initiatives on study design, measurement design and testing, and data collection
Assists quality and performance improvement initiatives in developing quality reporting tools for initiatives
Provides advanced statistical data analysis for publication of quality and performance improvement initiatives in leading journals
Provides advanced decision support and data analysis to other departments within CHA
Contributes to overall quality of data collection and deliverables involving CHA data products
PROVIDE ANALYTIC & STATISTICAL SUPPORT TO MEMBER HOSPITAL PHYSICIAN-DIRECTED RESEARCH GROUPS

Develops cohort datasets based on clinical, financial, and operational criteria established by researcher(s)
Assists in generating hypotheses and provide statistical analyses to support/refute research questions through the generation of tables, figures, and other statistical outputs
Reviews and contributes to manuscript generation and submissions to peer-reviewed journals
Provides support for private and government grant submissions
PROVIDE SUPPORT FOR CHA DATA PROGRAMS

Serves as an advisor on quality improvement statistical methodologies on report development teams
Provides analytical support and advice on existing and new methodologies used in data program data content and reports

Required Experience:
Qualifications

Education:
Master’s in Statistics, Public Health, Epidemiology

Experience and Special Skills:
Knowledge of research design and statistical analysis (t-tests, chi-square tests, regression techniques)
Experience with SAS programming
Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Strong interpersonal skills
Member service orientation
Ability to communicate statistics to all levels
Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously
Ability to work independently and in a team environment
Ability to communicate with physicians and researchers via conference calls
Ability to display information persuasively in support of data-driven decision making

Preferred experience and skills:
Experience with statistical consulting
Experience with R statistical software
Experience with statistical process control for quality
Experience defining and developing quality measures
Experience working with large relational databases
Two or more years of work experience in a quantitative function in the healthcare industry
Comprehensive understanding of relational databases
Knowledge of quality improvement methodologies, including statistical process control charts
Licenses /Certifications

Base SAS Certification (preferred)
Physical requirements

Extensive periods of sitting and keyboard/computer work
Communicates in person and over the phone
May on occasion be required to lift packages up to 25 lbs.
Travel: Up to 10%
General office environment
Regular and predictable attendance
Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Keyword: Analyst, Research and Quality Statistics
From: Children's Hospital Association