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Data Analyst VHA Systems - Home Based



Job Location

Washington, DC

Position Type

Full-Time/Regular

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.

Qlarant has an immediate opening for a Data Analyst with Veterans Administration system experience. This position requires in-depth knowledge of VHA Systems and files, to include, but not limited to: Corporate Data Warehouse (CDW); Veterans Health Information Systems and Technology Architecture (VistA); VHA Support Service Center (VSSC); VHA Reports and File (PTF) (MedSAS); Managerial Cost Accounting (MCA) System; Primary Care Management Module (PCMM); The National Patient Care Database (NPCD); Veterans Services Network Corporate Mini Master File (VETSNET File); etc.”

This is a full-time regular position with excellent benefits.  The selected candidate will be home-based in the DC area and live close enough to attend meetings in DC on short notice.

The Data Analyst is a mid-level professional who performs study design, data analysis, and report preparation.  Studies originate from preliminary data analysis (trends), literature review, experience and expertise of the team, and mandated projects.  Data analysis, including data preparation and presentation of findings is performed in conjunction with other analysts. Reports are drafted by teams with leadership of data Scientists. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Trend data to identify potential opportunities (e.g., variances, significant outliers, percentile ranked groups) for quality improvement or focused investigations.
  • Design data analysis strategies to identify potential areas for quality improvement or focused investigation.
  • Develop epidemiological sound indicators of the quality of care.
  • Analyst data and summarize into quality indicator values
  • Identify external benchmarks of care for comparative purposes.
  • Develop tabular and graphical presentations of data which clearly and concisely illustrate current levels of care.
  • Write draft reports which clearly and concisely illustrate current levels or care.
  • Contribute to the development of interventions (i.e., develop educational materials for doctors and nurses) which will improve healthcare processes and outcomes.
  • 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.
  • Develop reports concerning all of the above.
  • Prepare draft manuscripts for publishing in peer reviewed journals.
  • Has developed expertise with standard concepts, practice and procedures in field. Relies on limited experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.
  • Performs a variety of tasks some requiring independent thought and research. A degree of creativity and latitude is required.

 


Required Skills

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have:

  • In-depth knowledge of VHA Systems and files, to include, but not limited to: Corporate Data Warehouse (CDW); Veterans Health Information Systems and Technology Architecture (VistA); VHA Support Service Center (VSSC); VHA Reports and File (PTF) (MedSAS); Managerial Cost Accounting (MCA) System; Primary Care Management Module (PCMM); The National Patient Care Database (NPCD); Veterans Services Network Corporate Mini Master File (VETSNET File); etc.”
  • Fluency in SAS or other statistical programming software and MS Office.
  • Ability to work independently and in teams. Must possess strong analytical skills with an understanding of the principles of statistics and data analysis.
  • 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) required, preferably in Statistics, Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Public Health or related discipline (e.g., Economics, Mathematics, Engineering, Computer Science).
  • Minimum of 4 years of hands-on SAS or other statistical programming work experience, or demonstrated equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • 1-2 years’ experience with health related analytic research and quality improvement methodology (ISO, CQI, TQM, Six Sigma, Lean, etc.) preferred.

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


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