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Job Title: Statistician (Master's Level)
Job Number: 6450-177
Organization: Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago
Posted: 5/15/2017
Type: Full-Time
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Chicago,  IL   
Position Description: Works with healthcare providers, clinical and operational leadership, Epic application analysts, and information technology staff to develop and deliver statistical process control charts and other data products to measure and monitor healthcare quality, safety, and process improvement initiatives. Serves as the team’s expert on the statistics of quality measurement and the use of SAS/QC statistical software, and facilitates the conversion of project requirements into database extraction and analysis code and procedures. Understands clinical and operational processes and how these are recorded in and extracted from the Epic electronic medical record. Takes ownership of project plans, including estimation of task durations, documentation and communication of risks, dependencies and constraints, and tracking of issues impacting project completion.

Essential Job Functions: Creates statistical process control charts using SAS QC (specifically PROC SHEWHART) and facilitate their interpretation through clearly written technical documentation and verbal discussion. Records and refines data requirements related to projects on the measurement and monitoring of clinical practice, healthcare quality, and workflow processes. Writes programs and scripts that convert customer requirements into data extracts, making use of Epic Clarity, Epic Cogito data warehouse, Crystal Reports, SQL, and/or SAS statistical software. Facilitates the validation of database/data warehouse extracts to ensure that results correspond to what is recorded in the transactional application (i.e., Epic Hyperspace). Writes analytic and statistical programs, routines and stored processes to transform extracts into tables and figures, or other data summaries, visualizations and dashboards using SAS statistical software and Microsoft tools (SSRS, Power Pivot, Power Query, Power View, Power Map). Performs job functions adhering to service principles with customer service focus of innovation, service excellence and teamwork to provide the highest quality care and service to our patients, families, co- workers and others.

Qualifications: Master’s degree in statistics, biostatistics, data science, health informatics, computer science, engineering or other field related to healthcare quality improvement or process control. A minimum of 3 years of experience programming SAS statistical software, to include at least, 1 year of experience writing SQL queries and implementing basic techniques to improve efficiency . Prior experience extracting or analyzing Epic electronic medical record data required. Demonstrated expertise in statistical process control methodologies applied to healthcare themes. Advanced computer proficiency in Microsoft Business Intelligence tools, including Power Pivot, Power Query, Power View, and Power Map.

Ability to write clear and concise technical memos, report sections, and project-related documentation. Ability to verbally describe technical reporting and statistical issues and solutions to a non-technical audience.

Organization Description: Our mission: We are dedicated to the health and well-being of all children. As the pediatric teaching facility of Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, this commitment drives us to be a leader in: Pediatric healthcare delivery; Research into the prevention, causes and treatment of diseases that affect children; Education for physicians, nurses and allied health professionals; and Advocacy for the general well-being of all children. As a charitable organization, we serve children and their families to the best of our abilities and the limits of our resources.

Closing Date: 8/15/2017
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Contact Name: Jeff Meehan,  Statistician (Master's Level)
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