Dana-Farber Cancer Institute COBA Senior Analyst in Boston, Massachusetts
The Clinical Operations and Business Analytics (COBA) team at DFCI conducts analyses used to provide actionable information to the physician network and to senior leadership across the institute. The team has access to an extraordinary range of healthcare data including medical and pharmacy claims, enrollment, EMR (Epic), scheduling, billing, referral and laboratory results. Using this data, the team supports reporting and analyses in areas such as operations, quality measurement, trend management, utilization, patient management and outcomes.
The COBA Analyst must develop an in-depth understanding of our data and data structures as well as the ability to translate specifications into programming logic, and create visualizations and reports. The analyst will be expected to take the lead on new projects, function independently within a fast-paced environment, work on several different projects/tasks concurrently and serve as a data advisor to COBA team and project teams as new projects or ad hoc reports are collaboratively being developed. Assignments will include complex data analysis projects that can be multi-disciplinary or interdepartmental. The analyst will also collaborate with the Data Management team to address data requirements for analytic reporting. The analyst will work with a variety of tools (ex: SAS, SQL, Excel, Oracle, Tableau etc) to access data, write queries, develop programming logic, run reports, manipulate, and analyze large datasets to meet the needs of institute. The Mission, Vision, and Core Values of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute are incorporated into all areas of practice.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Provide quantitative and qualitative reporting support to various departments that range from finance to clinical operations within DFCI
Utilize business intelligence tools to create reports and dashboards
Serve as a technical expert for compiling, cleaning, manipulating, and analyzing data related to assigned projects
Write and develop complex, iterative and multi-part reports and dashboards and prepare summaries of important points
Immediately bring to the attention of the Director of Clinical Quality Improvement issues, concerns and problems which may hinder achievement of deadlines and or/ accomplishments of responsibilities
Perform other similar and related duties as required or directed
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Superior expertise of business intelligence tools, such as Tableau, Microstrategy, etc.
Extensive experience and knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Access is required. Competent with additional Microsoft Office suite software (e.g. , Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Visio...)
Familiarity with databases (e.g. SQL...) using a variety of applications (Excel, MS Access, Stata, SAS…)
Programming abilities are required
Statistical skills (Stata and/or SAS) strongly desired
Comfortable learning new software tools
Must be able to remain open-minded about data exploration, vet work independently and ensure accuracy of all reports before delivering end-results
Proven ability to document business requirements and ability to design and develop reports
Solid oral and written communication skills
Must be able to function independently and manage multiple priorities
Must be very flexible in coordinating complex activities that are often subject to rapid or extensive changes and be able to prioritize urgent requests
Exceptional service orientation
Ability to motivate and inspire others in a team-oriented, collaborative environment
Ability to effectively manage client and partner expectations
Willingness to invest in understanding diverse stakeholder cultures, motivations and practices to enable consensus-based solutions.
Strong sense of balance and ethics, ability to consistently represent the interests and mission of the DFCI and act on behalf of its current and future patients.
MINIMUM JOB QUALIFICATIONS:
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Computer Science, Information Technology, Mathematics or related field
Minimum of one to three years of related work experience in healthcare industry or Master’s in Bioinformatics, Epidemiology or Computer Science
Must be able to function independently in a fast-paced environment while managing multiple priorities
Must have superior interpersonal and communication skills to effectively work and communicate with all levels of internal and external staff
Requires superior computer skills, i.e. MS Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Word and data mining techniques.
Extensive experience with a business intelligence tools, such as Tableau
Programming abilities and/or statistical software skills are required.
Job ID: 2018-12216
External Company URL: www.dana-farber.org