Group Leader Data Consulting-SAS, SAS Macros

  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Oakland, CA, USA
  • Mar 28, 2019

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 and SAS programmers. This position functions as a manager, but must know high-level statistical analytics programming and have strong consulting skills.

Essential Functions:
- Leads a group of consultants and analysts who work w/ client groups to develop reports and analyses that address key organizational issues.
- Provides leadership and direction for the unit in accordance w/ the overall direction and strategy of the department.
- Leads the development of outcomes and process measures, including technical specifications, to enable population measurement, guideline implementation, and evaluation.
- Assists w/ the development and review of complex statistical routines using macros, vendor software, and software written by self and others.
- Reviews data integrity across multiple databases (internal SAS, DB2, VSAM; external: Adobe, Excel, SAS parsing routines, COBOL).
- Reviews sophisticated statistical models and forecasting tools using these databases.
- Reviews the design and enhancement of databases.
- Reviews menu systems, reports, tracking, and monitoring tools.
- Ensures accurate, timely, and consistent reports and investigations and satisfies the client's needs.
- Defines and frames complex multi-dimensional healthcare issues and develops time tables/processes for decision making.
- Translates needs, issues, and ideas into effective strategies and action plans.
- Formulates specific implementation plans and 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 and schedules.
- Determines goals and priorities w/ team, clients, or project management sponsors.
- Establishes team membership and project participants, provides leadership and expert consultation to multi-disciplinary project teams, and manages work of outside consultants when used.
- Communicates and reviews results/recommendations to project sponsors, clients, and various senior level audiences (including physicians for TPMG departments).
Basic Qualifications:
- Minimum five (5) years' programming experience in SAS, SQL, VBA, .net or equivalent statistical analytical programming language.
- Minimum three (3) years' experience with analytical manipulation and interpretation of large databases required.
- Minimum five (5) years' related analytical consulting experience required.
- 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 an additional two (2) years work experience in lieu of a master's degree.
License, Certification, Registration
- N/A.

Additional Requirements:
- At least one (1) year of experience supervising day-to-day activities of data consultants OR demonstrated ability to lead professionals and manage others through influence and collaboration.
- Understanding of KP's internal organization, management, goals and strategies, and technical systems both North and/or South required.
- Demonstrated ability to determine key business issues and develop appropriate analysis plans.
- 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 selfstarter.
- 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.

Preferred Qualifications:
- Analytical consulting experience in health care.
- Experience with SQL, macros, AF, and SASGRAPH, PROC Report and statistical procedures in SAS preferred.
- Experience with MVS/TSO operating systems.
- Broad familiarity with medical practices, especially population management and process and outcomes measurement.
- Knowledge of JCL strongly preferred.

Primary Location: California,Oakland,1950 Franklin 1950 Franklin Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri Working Hours Start: 9:00 AM Working Hours End: 5:00 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: TPMG FOS Data Analytics and Reporting Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time 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.