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Posted: Monday, January 22, 2018 8:28 AM

AA101_64097 Quality Institute
**Expected Weekly Hours:**
**Position Purpose:**
Saint Joseph Mercy Health System, one of the nation's top health care services providers, spanning five counties in Southeastern Michigan. SJMHS represents more than 2,700 physicians and 14,000 nurses and staff, and includes 6 Hospitals, 5 Outpatient Health Centers, 8 Urgent Care Facilities and over 25 Specialty Centers.
Employees of St. Joseph Mercy Health System enjoy
o Competitive compensation
o Full benefits package including Medical, Dental, Vision, PTO, Life Insurance and Disability
o Retirement savings plan with employer contribution
o Opportunity for growth and advancement throughout SJMHS and Trinity Health
o Free, on-campus parking
Visit to learn more about the benefits, culture and career development opportunities available to you at Saint Joseph Mercy Health System.
**Job Description Details:**
**General Summary**
The Statistical SAS Programmer will perform data exploration and analytics using healthcare data for ad-hoc and recurring projects. This position works closely with clinical and supportive hospital staff to improve the quality of care of patients, identify effect sizes of risk factors, and suggest best practices . Statistical analytics are used in conjunction with efficient and robust macro programming of big data.
1. Proficient in the use of SAS software to create and analyze datasets from multiple, primary sources; Programming skills should be sufficient for modular programming to support recurring production-level datasets;
a. Write SQL queries for data manipulation, sorting, summarizing and reporting.
b. Reviews, analyzes and modifies programming systems including coding, testing, debugging and documenting programs.
c. Uses standard SAS macros to comply with department standards.
d. Checks for validity and reproducibility of quality/safety measures when indicated from multiple data sources.
e. Ensures completeness and accuracy of reports.
f. Uses additional reporting tools such as Business Objects, Excel, etc. as needed.
g. Maintains routine reporting and data load processes.
h. Documents projects and code extensively this includes inserting comments in code to explain the purpose of code at each step, creating documentation/instructions that can be understood/used with ease by team members in absence of programmer, creating documentation that enables team members to understand purpose of program/project, data sources used, nuances of project, etc.
2. Tabulate and explain descriptive statistics.
3. Run inferential statistics.
4. Collaborate with clinical staff to understand real-world mechanisms to accurately formulate questions to the data.
5. Develop study designs to evaluate interventions, as well as perform statistical power and sample size calculations.
6. Evaluate suggested statistical models to ensure proper conclusions.
7. Conduct statistical analysis of study data and present it in the form of report tables and graphs.
8. Perform quality control of statistical programs.
9. Present findings to a non-statistical audience.
10. Produce graphical and other visual displays of data to guide the decision-maker.
11. Collaborate with team members on team projects and provide reporting support for web applications.
a. Assist staff in understanding healthcare data and assist in the training of new staff members.
b. Provide programming and analytical expertise on team projects;
12. Maintains good rapport and cooperative relationships. Approaches conflict in a constructive manner. Helps to identify problems, offer solutions, and participate in their resolution.
13. Maintains the confidentiality of information acquired pertaining to patient, physicians, associates, and visitors to St. Joseph Mercy Health System. Discusses patient and hospital information only among appropriate personnel in appropriately private places.
14. Behaves in accordance with the Mission, Vision and Values of SJMHS. f
15. Assumes responsibility for performance of job duties in the safest possible manner, to assure personal safety and that of coworkers, and to report all preventable hazards and unsafe practices immediately to management.
Education: Bachelor's degree in biostatistics or statistics, or equivalent quantitative field. Master's preferred.
Experience: Minimum of 3 years of relevant experience
1. Proficient in SAS and SQL (preferred); Proficiency in Base SAS, SAS QC (preferred), SAS Graph, ODS, macro programming
2. Knowledge of statistics
3. Understanding of healthcare data - inpatient, outpatient or managed care (preferred)
4. Ability to work on multiple, concurrent projects, perform a variety of tasks
5. Ability to work well with others
6. Excellent written and verbal communication skills
7. Strong attention to detail
8. Ability to quickly adapt to and handle changing priorities
9. Relies on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goal 10. Ability to anticipate customer needs and questions
**Trinity Health's Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion**
Trinity Health employs more than 120,000 colleagues at dozens of hospitals and hundreds of health centers in 21 states. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions.
Trinity Health's dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity.
Trinity Health offers rewarding careers in a community environment with all the advantages of working at one of the nation's largest health systems. We provide high-quality, people-centered care in 22 states through our network of hospitals, facilities, community-based services, and continuing care locations - including home care, hospice, Program of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE), and senior living facilities. If you are looking for a rewarding clinical or administrative position, you'll find exceptional career possibilities, opportunities for advancement and a job with meaning at Trinity Health.
Trinity Health employs more than 131,000 colleagues across 22 states. We honor and embrace a diverse representation of people, ideas and backgrounds. Our dedication to diversity is evident in our commitment to training, education, recruitment, retention and development, as well as community partnerships and supplier diversity.
Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences and health practices of the communities we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive outcomes. We recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world, and that our differences not only serve to unite us, but also lead to innovative solutions.
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