May 302017

Health Data Analyst

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Location:         Calgary, AB

Job Type:        Full time

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Posted:           May 30, 2017

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Nature of Work

Reporting to the Director, Operations (Technical), the Heath Data Analyst is an integral part of the Quality Assurance Reporting Team, and performs statistical analyses of health data to meet the organization’s objectives. The incumbent will participate in in the following activities:

  • Perform statistical analysis for specific projects, requests or research studies;
  • Create reports for multiple projects;
  • Perform formative, summative outcomes and cost effectiveness evaluations of projects and programs;
  • Model various scenarios and simulate possible alternative outcomes;
  • Perform other analytic assignments as required.

The incumbent is a analytical professional that provides, as part of an analytics team, advanced statistical and methodological analytical expertise to address complex requests from clients at all levels. The outputs developed by the analytic team support operational decision-making, strategic planning, program and project planning and evaluation, research, as well as performance reporting related to bone and joint health.

The incumbent will be an integral team member that works collaboratively with stakeholders (internal and external to the organization) to formulate analytic questions, design and execute statistical analysis using appropriate tools and methods, advise on project and program evaluation initiatives, and will have the opportunity to participate in research collaborations.

The incumbent will be responsible for ensuring the quality of deliverables from the analytic team, and will advise senior management on all matters relating to the analytic capabilities of the organization.

Qualifications/ Expertise

Experience and knowledge should include:

  • Post-secondary degree, preferably in statistics, biostatistics, medical research, epidemiology, public heath, health sciences, health economics, or other heath related areas;
  • Three (3) or more years experience in health-related analytical work and familiarity with various statistical analysis software packages (R, SAS, SPSS, STATA, etc.);
  • Familiarity with using various basic and advanced analytical methods, such as regression analysis, survival analysis, time series analysis, and knowledge of basic and some complex modeling and simulation techniques;
  • Ability to visualize and present findings for consumption by end users;
  • Knowledge of fundamental methodologies of data analysis, such as linear and logistic regression, survival analysis, time-series analysis;
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite (MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio) and the ability to become proficient with new software packages;
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively with teams of people from diverse scientific and professional backgrounds; and
  • Above average interpersonal and communication skills.

The following would be an asset:

  • Experience working with large heath datasets (>1 million records) from multiple data sources and multiple data types, including experience cleaning, linking, and analyzing large datasets;
  • Experience working with R and SAS analytic tools for statistical analysis and reporting;
  • Basic knowledge of structured query language (SQL) and familiarity working with relational database management systems (e.g. MS SQL Server, Oracle);
  • Knowledge of basic and complex modeling and simulation techniques (Monte Carlo, system dynamics, discrete event, etc.)
  • Excellent interpersonal relations and demonstrated ability to work with others effectively in teams and perform multiple tasks.

About The Organization

The Alberta Bone and Joint Health Institute (ABJHI) is a not-for-profit organization that works closely with partners throughout the health care system to identify service delivery improvement opportunities to provide better bone and joint health care for all Albertans. For over 12 years, ABJHI has been a trusted and confidential partner with doctors, clinicians, and Alberta Health Services to collect and analyze highly sensitive patient data in a secure and protected manner. ABJHI uses data analytics and quality improvement methods to provide clinicians and frontline staff with actionable, evidence-based recommendations that improve health outcomes for Albertans.


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