Data Analyst III - Proactive

Full Time
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Job description

Qlarant is a not-for-profit corporation that partners with public and private sectors to create high quality, safe, and efficient delivery of health care and human services programs. We have multiple lines of business including population health, utilization review, managed care organization quality review, and quality assurance for programs serving individuals with developmental disabilities. Qlarant is also a national leader in fighting fraud, waste and abuse for large organizations across the country. In addition, our Foundation provides grant opportunities to those with programs for under-served communities.

Are you seeking a career in proactive data analysis? Qlarant has the perfect opportunity for a motivated candidate to join our team! This position requires strong analytical skills, knowledge of SAS and a willingness to learn and contribute. Recent Master's degree grads may substitute related projects and internships for work experience. Please note: Candidates without SAS programming experience will not be considered.

The position could be located at Qlarant's headquarters in Easton, MD, our office in Baltimore, MD or work remotely in most areas of the country. We offer opportunities for advancement, a collaborative work environment and the opportunity to make a positive contribution to the future of our nation's healthcare programs. As an Data Analyst on Qlarant's I-MEDIC team, you will play a key role in our efforts to detect and prevent fraud, waste and abuse in the Medicare Part C (Medicare Advantage) and Part D (Prescription Drug Coverage) programs on a national level.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Trend data to identify potential opportunities (e.g., variances, significant outliers, percentile ranked groups) for quality improvement or focused investigations.
  • Aid in design data analysis strategies to identify potential areas for quality improvement or focused investigation.
  • Analyze data, draw conclusions, and summarize into quality indicator values
  • Develop tabular and graphical presentations of data, which clearly and concisely illustrate current levels of care.
  • Populate tabular and graphical presentation of data.
  • Contribute to the development of interventions (i.e., develop educational materials for doctors and nurses) which will improve healthcare processes and outcomes.
  • Facilitate design re-measurement strategies (after intervention) of healthcare processes and outcomes to effectively quantify impact of interventions for improvement.
  • Analyze re-measurement data and summarize into quality indicator values.
  • Support development of reports concerning all of the above.
  • May mentor junior Data Analysts in technical aspects of their work.
  • Assist in preparing findings for publishing in peer reviewed journals.
  • Familiar with commonly used concepts, practices and procedures, relying on instructions and pre-established guidelines to perform the functions of the job.

Supervisory Responsibilities

This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

Required Skills

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Analytical - Synthesizes complex or diverse information; Collects and researches data; Uses intuition and experience to complement data.
  • Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions.
  • Judgment - Exhibits sound and accurate judgment; Supports and explains reasoning for decisions.

Other Skills and Abilities

  • To perform this job successfully, an individual should have fluency in SAS and MS Office.
  • Ability to work independently and in teams.
  • Must possess familiarity with statistical and epidemiological methodologies, and automation techniques for analytic tasks.
  • Ability to work with highly sensitive information while preserving the confidentiality of the information.
  • Working knowledge of healthcare systems, Medicare/Medicaid preferred, healthcare databases and coding systems.

Required Experience
  • Bachelor's degree (BA or BS) in Statistics, Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Public Health or related discipline (e.g., Economics, Mathematics, Engineering, Computer Science) required.
  • Minimum of 2 years of hands-on SAS programming work experience, or demonstrated combination of education and experience (Master's degree with academic project or internship experience utilizing SAS will be accepted in lieu of two years work experience.)
  • 6 months experience with health related analytic research and quality improvement methodology (ISO, CQI, TQM, Six Sigma, Lean, Etc.) preferred.

Qlarant is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.

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