Sr Industry Consultant - Healthcare Analytics

SAS Institute - Cary, NC4.0

The SAS Global Hosting U.S. Professional Services (GHUSPS) Division believes our people are our greatest asset and only through our collective passion, collaboration, and hard work can we truly make a difference for our customers. We believe in a dynamic, innovative environment requiring a diversity of thought, and that great ideas can come from anywhere.

GHUSPS provides cloud analytics to customers seeking the flexibility of hosted solutions and is strategically positioned to reach new customers and markets. This is reflected in the fact that the business unit enters 2019 following another year of double-digit growth. Consequently, this position reflects our continued investment in GHUSPS and SAS.

SAS is a global leader in analytics – including the healthcare space. In 2018, The Forrester Wave™ listed SAS as a strong performer in healthcare analytics. With access to innovations in artificial intelligence, machine learning, and the Internet of Things (IoT), you will provide excellent, inventive solutions to the problems of health and life sciences customers.

Primary Responsibilities:
As a Sr Industry Consultant at SAS and as a member of the GHUSPS Health and Life Sciences consulting team, you will support customer analytic business needs through discovery, analysis, reporting, and presentation. You will fulfill customers’ analytic requirements by identifying data analysis needs, processing and exploring client data, translating business requirements into analytic methods, building or refining analytic models, developing analysis reports, and presenting reports to customers and SAS stakeholders. You will support delivery of the SAS Health Analytics Framework by automating analytic processes, assisting in quality assurance efforts, and providing support for customer projects as necessary.

Additional Responsibilities:
Provide healthcare subject matter expertise in support of customers, as well as external and internal business partners.
Create relationships with SAS customers as a trusted advisor and partner.
Provide actionable, field specific feedback, from experiences and from customers, to Research and Development; inevitably leading to improvements and ultimately optimization of SAS products.

Essential Requirements:
Bachelor’s degree in Healthcare-related field, Informatics, Statistics, Applied Mathematics, or a quantitative field.
5+ years professional analytics-related experience.
Understanding of healthcare claims data.
Knowledge of healthcare standards, ontologies, and code sets (e.g., HL7, SNOMED CT, CPT).
Strong SAS programming skills, specifically in data manipulation or analysis.
Ability to travel as business requirements dictate at management’s discretion.

Must be a passionately curious, dedicated life-long learner with an analytical mind and strong communication skills to convey the technical to a non-technical audience, and an accountable problem-solving disposition.
Advanced degree in Healthcare-related field (e.g., MPH, MHA), Informatics, Statistics, Applied Mathematics, or a quantitative field.
Experience working in either a healthcare payer or provider environment.
Deep understanding of value-based care, bundled payment models, and episodes of care.
Experience in Real World Evidence data management and analysis.
Proficiency in Python and/or R programming languages.
Knowledge of software or applications development life cycle.

Additional Skills and Abilities:
Exceptional communication skills and the ability to connect with individuals from all levels of an organization both verbally and in writing.
Familiar with SAS or competitive products in the Healthcare and/or Real World Evidence spaces.
Ability to solve customers’ complex business problems using innovative analytical processes and techniques.
Ability to perform in both team and individual work environments.

SAS looks not only for the right skills, but also a fit to our core values. We seek colleagues who will contribute to the unique values that makes SAS such a great place to work. We look for the total candidate: technical skills, values fit, relationship skills, problem solvers, good communicators and, of course, innovators. Candidates must be ready to make an impact.

Additional Information:
To qualify, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States, and should not require, now or in the future, sponsorship for employment visa status. SAS is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. Read more: Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law. Also view the supplement EEO is the Law, and the notice Pay Transparency

Equivalent combination of education, training and experience may be considered in place of the above qualifications. The level of this position will be determined based on the applicant's education, skills and experience. Resumes may be considered in the order they are received. SAS employees performing certain job functions may require access to technology or software subject to export or import regulations. To comply with these regulations, SAS may obtain nationality or citizenship information from applicants for employment. SAS collects this information solely for trade law compliance purposes and does not use it to discriminate unfairly in the hiring process.

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