The Phenomic Data Analyst IV’s (PDA IV) primary accountability is to leverage Geisinger data assets to improve quality, efficiency and generate knowledge specifically in the field of health research. Phenomic Data Analyst IV uses data expertise, programing abilities, and critical thinking skills to solve complex issues as well as identify new and innovative uses and transformations of available data. The PDA IV performs and supervises complex data extraction, transformation, visualization, and summarization to support Research activities. The role looks beyond the surface layer of available data to effectively identify potential sources of error and omission. The role utilizes multiple sophisticated methods and develops novel methods to analyze clinical data for research. Uses data reporting/management tools and contributes to national publications.
Works under the direct supervision of the Director of Machine Learning in the Steele Institute for Health Innovation to identify, develop, and execute initiatives related to the Phenomics Initiative to enhance patient outcomes, patient satisfaction, and operational efficiency. This position will be responsible for assisting in complex phenotype algorithm development.
The Steele Institute for Health Innovation serves as the innovation “hub” for Geisinger Health System. The Institute’s purpose is to support Geisinger innovators and lead the nation in building transformative, scalable, measurable and sustainable solutions that improve health, care delivery, patient experience and lower costs. The Institute provides a nontraditional environment where bold, out-of-the-box thinking can flourish and where pioneering innovators can explore, define and disseminate new models of healthcare. The work includes but is not limited to: application development (web and mobile) with sandbox (development environment) capability, patient engagement expertise, innovation (non-operational) data and analytics , project and program management services, evaluation sciences services (outcomes, economics), population health and healthcare transformation support services, industrial systems engineering and predictive analytics, innovation communications team (grant writer, publicist, etc.), business development expertise (industry liaisons, start-up, investment).
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. *Data Transformation, Exploration, Visualization, and Expertise
a. Strategically considers all potential uses for available data, and how to transform disparate data into a useful data.
b. Conducts independent quantitative operational, clinical and financial analysis (using statistical methods where appropriate) with clearly summarized findings and recommendations for technical/clinical and non-technical/clinical audiences. Ensures accuracy, data integrity and validity of data/analysis in all work.
c. When appropriate, translates project specific analysis into ongoing, automated reporting tools including specification preparation, design, testing, validation, analysis and merging data from various source systems.
d. Participates in the development, implementation, and enforcement of data management standards and procedures.
e. Understands and participates in development of ETL and use of open source and proprietary data models for internal research and external collaborations (e.g. HCSRN VDW, i2b2, etc.)
2. *Innovation, Research and Evaluation
a. Proactively identifies potential outcome analysis, goals of intervention, and basic evaluation structure in the planning phases of research projects.
b. Provides guidance, feedback, and input in the development of protocols and research proposals.
c. Works closely with Geisinger research and innovation staff (including Project Managers, Biostatisticians, Analysts, etc.) to evaluate Phenomic Initiatives projects.
d. Performs statistical analysis to evaluate the success of Innovation implementation.
e. Maintains current knowledge base by reading recent methodological literature and researching statistical literature.
f. Establishes area of expertise that evolves the field of health care analytics and is recognized through national presentations and/or co-authorship of publications.
3. *Project Coordination, Stakeholder Management, Business Case Development
a. Works closely with all levels of staff, customers and improvement teams to determine analytic needs and requirements; independently develops quantitative approaches (drawing on a range of methodologies) to identify opportunities for performance improvement. Proactively educates the requester of any complexities associated with the data requests.
b. Participates as a collaborator during start-up and coordination of development initiatives. May involve resources within or external to Geisinger to guide initiatives.
c. Develops timelines and estimates associated effort to ensure the timely completion of tasks for large projects.
4. *Development, Mentorship, Management
a. Serves as an internal and external training resource and develops training materials for analytic tools, methodologies and reports.
b. Provides technical, analytical, and business guidance to other Phenomic team members as well as the various departments within Geisinger.
c. Attends national conferences related to the goals and mission of Biostatistics Core.
d. Serves as lead analyst on large projects to assign and delegate tasks to appropriate team members.
5. Performs other duties as assigned.
*Denotes essential job duties
COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS:
Demonstrates ability to effectively communicate quantitative information to physicians, clinical staff, operational staff, data analysts, as well as other collaborators.
Demonstrates sound judgment and resourcefulness.
Demonstrates advanced programming skills (SQL, SAS), data visualization and interpretation skills, and database development skills (Microsoft SQL Server, Teradata SQL Server) and the ability to instruct users on programming of large data repositories.
Demonstrates advanced knowledge of database administration, functions, and procedures.
Demonstrates knowledge of research methodology and research data collection.
Demonstrates ability to work independently on multiple projects simultaneously.
Demonstrates the ability to work effectively in a team environment as well as interface with all levels of staff/management within and beyond the organization.
Demonstrates ability to interpret and communicate analytical information in a clear, concise manner.
Demonstrates general understanding of the healthcare industry.
Demonstrates understanding of relational database concepts and query tools.
Demonstrates knowledge of internal and external operational, clinical and financial information systems.
Demonstrates the ability to prepare and understand functional and technical specifications.
Demonstrates the ability to learn new programming languages to support the strategic goals and mission of the Biostatistics Core.
Demonstrates the ability to research new and innovative software and methods to support the strategic goals and mission of the Biostatistics Core.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Master of Science degree required. Minimum of five years of experience in analytics required, with at least three of those years in health care analytics specifically.
Bachelor’s degree in information systems, computer science, statistics or closely related field required. Minimum eight years of experience in analytics required, with at least three of those years in health care analytics specifically.
Experience working independently as lead analyst on analytic or implementation projects preferred.
Working knowledge of C, C++, Java, R, Python, or PERL preferred.
WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
Work is typically performed in an office environment.
The specific statements shown in each section of this description are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements and criteria considered necessary to successfully perform the job.
OUR PURPOSE & VALUES:
Everything we do is about caring for our patients, our members, our students, our Geisinger family and our communities. KINDNESS: We strive to treat everyone as we would hope to be treated ourselves. EXCELLENCE: We treasure colleagues who humbly strive for excellence. LEARNING: We share our knowledge with the best and brightest to better prepare the caregivers for tomorrow. INNOVATION: We constantly seek new and better ways to care for our patients, our members, our community, and the nation.
One of the nation’s most innovative health services organizations, Geisinger serves more than 1.5 million patients in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. The system includes 13 hospital campuses, a nearly 600,000-member health plan, two research centers and the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. Geisinger is known for its focus on caring and innovative programs including the ProvenCare® best-practice approach to maximize quality, safety and value; ProvenHealth Navigator® advanced medical home; Springboard Health® population health program to improve the health of an entire community; ProvenExperience™ to provide refunds to patients unhappy with their care experience; and Geisinger’s MyCode® Community Health Initiative, the largest healthcare system-based precision health project in the world. With more than 215,000 volunteer participants enrolled, MyCode is conducting extensive research and returning medically actionable results to participants. A physician-led organization, with approximately 32,000 employees and more than 1,800 employed physicians, Geisinger leverages an estimated $12.7 billion positive annual impact on the Pennsylvania and New Jersey economies. Repeatedly recognized nationally for integration, quality and service, Geisinger has a long-standing commitment to patient care, medical education, research and community service. For more information, visit geisinger.org or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.
We offer healthcare benefits for full time and part time positions from day one, including vision, dental and domestic partners.* Perhaps just as important, from senior management on down, we encourage an atmosphere of collaboration, cooperation and collegiality.
** Does not qualify for J-1 waiver. We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status.
*Domestic partner benefits not applicable at Geisinger Holy Spirit.
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