Data Consultant - Crystal Rpt & BO ( Job Number: 158578 )
Kaiser Permanente - Pasadena, CA

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Under general supervision, this position exists to assist the organization in making strategic data-related decisions by analyzing, manipulating, tracking, internally managing, & reporting data. This position functions both as consultant & as a high-level SAS programmer.

Essential Functions:
Designs & enhances databases
• Designs menu systems that are effective & user-friendly
• Develops reports with accurate, easy to read, useful information
• Designs & generates tracking & monitoring tools
• Participates in the development of outcomes & process measures, including technical specifications, to enable population measurement, guideline implementation, & evaluation
• Builds & maintains complex statistical SAS routines using macros, vendor software, & software written by self & others
• Tests & maintains data integrity across multiple databases (internal SAS, DB2, VSAM; external: Adobe, Excel, SAS parsing routines, COBOL)
• Builds sophisticated statistical models & forecasting tools using these databases
• Defines & frames complex multi-dimensional health care issues & develops time tables/ processes for decision making
• Translates needs, issues, & ideas into effective strategies & action plans
• Formulates specific implementation plans & evaluates the effectiveness of actions/ programs implemented
• Develops creative alternative solutions
• Works closely with IT & outside partners (and physicians for TPMG departments)
• May coordinate team/ project activities & schedules
• May assist in the determination of goals & priorities with team, clients, or project management sponsors
• May provide leadership to multi-disciplinary project teams
• Communicates results/ recommendations to project sponsors, clients, & various senior level audiences (including physicians for TPMG departments)

Basic Qualifications:
Three (3) to five (5) years of programming in SAS preferred
• Experience with SQL, macros, AF, and SASGRAPH, PROC Report and statistical procedures in SAS preferred
• Experience with analytical manipulation and interpretation of large databases required
• Typically three (3) or more years of related analytical consulting experience, healthcare experience preferred
• Project management experience strongly preferred
• Experience with MVS/TSO operating systems preferred
• Bachelor of Arts degree in economics, finance, health care administration, public health administration, statistics, mathematics, operations research, or related field required OR equivalent work experience in lieu of a degree
• Master's degree preferred
• Broad familiarity with medical practices, especially population management and process and outcomes measurement
• Knowledge of JCL strongly preferred. 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

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