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Job Title: Statistician, Senior
Job Number: 8325-177
Organization: Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago
Posted: 4/10/2018
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Biostatistics
Industry: Academic Institutions
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Chicago,  IL    USA
Position Description: Works with healthcare providers, clinical and operational leadership, Epic application analysts, and information technology staff to develop and deliver datasets, analyses, statistical process control charts and other data products to measure and monitor healthcare quality, safety, research and process improvement initiatives. Serves as the team’s expert on biostatistics, the statistics of quality measurement and the use of 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: For positions serving the Division of Infectious Diseases: Provides analytics and reporting support to interdisciplinary healthcare research related to infectious diseases, infection control and prevention, and antimicrobial stewardship. 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 or equivalent statistical software and Microsoft tools (SSRS, Power Pivot, Power Query, Power BI). 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). Adheres to HIPAA regulations for privacy, transactions, security and confidentiality; follows procedures to ensure data release restrictions related to service area and/or IRB approved elements are maintained. Other job functions as assigned.

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 (or equivalent), including 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 preferred. Demonstrated expertise in statistical process control, hypothesis testing, and/or multivariate analysis methodologies applied to healthcare themes. Advanced computer proficiency in Microsoft Business Intelligence tools, including SSRS, Power Pivot, Power Query, and Power BI. 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. Ability to create, manage and interpret complex datasets, including data aggregation, analysis, and data mining.

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Closing Date: 7/10/2018
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Contact Name: William Graddy,  Statistician, Senior
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