Group Leader Data Consulting

  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Pasadena, CA, USA
  • Sep 05, 2018

Job Description

Description: Under general supervision, this position exists to assist the organization in making strategic data-related decisions by managing a group of high-level consultants & SAS programmers. This position functions as a manager, but must know high-level SAS programming & have strong consulting skills.

Essential Functions:
Leads a group of consultants & analysts who work w/ client groups to develop reports & analyses that address key organizational issues
Provides leadership & direction for the unit in accordance w/ the overall strategic direction of the department
Leads the development of outcomes & process measures, including technical specifications, to enable population measurement, guideline implementation, & evaluation
Assists w/ the development & review of complex statistical SAS routines using macros, vendor software, & software written by self & others
Reviews data integrity across multiple databases (internal SAS, DB2, VSAM; external: Adobe, Excel, SAS parsing routines, COBOL)
Reviews sophisticated statistical models & forecasting tools using these databases
Reviews the design & enhancement of databases
Reviews menu systems, reports, & tracking & monitoring tools
Ensures that reports & information are accurate, timely, consistent & satisfies the client's needs
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 w/ IT & outside partners (and physicians for TPMG departments)
Coordinates team/project activities & schedules
Determines goals & priorities w/ team, clients, or project management sponsors
Establishes team membership & project participants, provides leadership & expert consultation to multi-disciplinary project teams, as well as manages work of outside consultants when used
Communicates & reviews results/recommendations to project sponsors, clients, & various senior level audiences (including physicians for TPMG departments)

Basic Qualifications:
Five (5) or more years of programming in SAS, statistical analysis, study design, and/or program evaluation required
Three (3) - five (5) years of experience with analytical manipulation and interpretation of large databases required
Atleast one (1) - three (3) years of experience supervising day-to-day activities of data consultants or demonstrated ability to lead professionals and manage others through influence and collaboration
Typically five (5) year or more years of related analytical consulting experience, healthcare experience preferred
Experience with MVS/TSO operating systems required
Experience with SQL, macros, AF, and SASGRAPH, PROC Report and statistical procedures in SAS preferred
Master's degree in economics, finance, health care administration, public health administration, statistics, mathematics, operations research, or related field required OR equivalent bachelor's degree and work experience in lieu of a master's degree
Understanding of KP's internal organization, management, goals and strategies, and technical systems both North and/or South required
Broad familiarity with medical practices, especially population management and process and outcomes measurement
Demonstrated ability to determine key business issues and develop appropriate analysis plans
Knowledge of JCL strongly preferred. Microsoft Office skills required
Exceptional 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
Proven leadership skills in consulting and, for some areas, project management
Must exhibit efficiency, collaboration, candor, openness, and results orientation
Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment Primary Location: California,Pasadena,Regional Offices-Walnut 393 E. Walnut St. Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri Working Hours Start: 8:00 AM Working Hours End: 4:00 PM Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: Salaried, Non-Union, Exempt Job Level: Team Leader/Supervisor Job Category: Information Technology Department: Complete Care Support Programs - Data Team Travel: No
Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.

External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.