Data Consultant - SAS, R, Python

Company: Kaiser Permanente
Location: Oakland, California, United States
Type: Full-time
Posted: 30.APR.2021
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Description: Under general supervision, this position exists to assist the organization in making strategic data-related decisions by analyz...


Description: 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 functions both as consultant and as a high-level statistical analytics programmer.Essential Functions:- Designs and enhances databases.- Designs menu systems that are effective and user-friendly.- Develops reports with accurate, easy to read, useful information.- Designs and generates tracking and monitoring tools.- Participates in the development of outcomes and process measures, including technical specifications, to enable population measurement, guideline implementation, and evaluation.- Builds and maintains complex statistical 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: Adobe, Excel, SAS parsing routines, COBOL).- Builds sophisticated statistical models and forecasting tools using these databases.- 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.- Works closely with IT and outside partners (and physicians for TPMG departments).- May coordinate team/project activities and schedules.- May assist in the determination of goals and priorities with team, clients, or project management sponsors.- May provide leadership to multi-disciplinary project teams.- Communicates results/recommendations to project sponsors, clients, and various senior level audiences (including physicians for TPMG departments). Basic Qualifications: Experience - Minimum three (3) years of programming in SAS, SQL, VBA, .net or equivalent statistical analytical programming language.- Minimum of three (3) years of related analytical consulting experience. Education - Bachelor's degree in economics, finance, health care administration, public health administration, statistics, mathematics, operationsresearch, or related field required OR four (4) years of experience in a directly related field.- High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED) required. Licenses, Certifications, Registrations - N/A. Additional Requirements:- Broad familiarity with medical practices, especially population management and process and outcomes measurement.- Experience with MVS/TSO operating systems required- Experience with analytical manipulation and interpretation of large databases required.- Microsoft Office skills required.- Very strong 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.- Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment. Preferred Qualifications:- Master's degree preferred. - Analytical consulting experience in the healthcare field.- Knowledge of JCL strongly preferred.Primary Location: California,Oakland,1800 Harrison Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Workdays: Monday - Friday Working Hours Start: 09:00 AM Working Hours End: 05:00 PM Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: NUE-NCAL-09|NUE|Non Union Employee Job Level: Individual Contributor Department: TPMG Consulting Services Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time

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