Senior Statistician - Office or Home Based
Baltimore, MD 
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Senior Statistician - Office or Home Based

Job Location
Baltimore, MD

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. In addition, our Foundation provides grant opportunities to those with programs for under-served communities.

As a Senior Level Statistician at Qlarant, you will contribute to our efforts to make a positive difference in the future of our nation's healthcare programs. Our data analytics team uses SAS and SQL programming skills and strong analytical skills to detect patterns of potential fraud or identify areas for quality improvement utilizing large healthcare data sets. This the perfect position for a Statistician with significant experience in a healthcare environment. The selected candidate could work in our Baltimore office or could be home-based in most areas of the country for well qualified candidates. This is an immediate need to assist with a COVID-19 related research project.

The Senior Statistician is responsible for the scientific integrity of work products including study design, research methodology, and deployment of statistical approaches and epidemiologic validity of the projects. Tasks may encompass quasi-experimental study design, feasibility assessment, sampling, statistical methods employed, and the overall reliability and validity of the processes employed, either through direct intercession or through professional consultation.

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

  • Creates statistical approaches and analyze data generated by multiple providers or from various review processes (e.g., identifying benchmarks or care, peer groups, and stratification).
  • Trends data to understand opportunities for improvement or focused investigation.
  • Develops statistically sound designs for quality improvement projects implementation.
  • Develops and tests hypotheses on causation of variances and outliers.
  • Designs statistical and methodological strategies.
  • Assures adequate sample size calculations for the hypothesis and study design.
  • Develops intervention strategies, preferably that address system changes and quality improvement initiatives.
  • Facilitates design of re-measurement strategies, based on observed efficiency of analytic processes and procedures used in baseline measurements.
  • Develops reports, emphasizing clarity and accuracy of methodologies, degree of statistical support for conclusions, and 'stand alone' clarity of tables and legends of graphics.
  • Assures that quality assurance procedures are performed on all work products before the product is delivered.
  • Writes technical reports, quality improvement studies, and other reports as appropriate, and is primarily responsible for their technical defensibility and accuracy.
  • Develops and implements strategies for priority setting in terms of targeted areas for improvement or focused investigation.
  • Assists in preparing findings for publishing in peer reviewed journals.
  • Assists in new business development, as required.
  • Communicates effectively through various media, including written reports and oral presentations.
  • Within the constraints of contract requirements, have considerable opportunity to interpret guidelines and instructions and choose among alternative courses of action.
  • Provide subject matter guidance to junior staff including training and directing in the more complex aspects of their work and provides quality assurance of their work product.
  • Protects and maintains the privacy of associate personnel records, including compensation information.

Supervisory Responsibilities

May directly supervise 1-3 employees in the analytic team. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.


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; Designs work flows and procedures; interprets data and generates recommendations from the information.
  • Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.
  • Customer Service - Manages difficult or emotional customer situations; Responds promptly to customer needs; Solicits customer feedback to improve service; Responds to requests for service and assistance; Meets commitments.
  • Change Management - Communicates changes effectively; Builds commitment and overcomes resistance; Prepares and supports those affected by change; Monitors transition and evaluates results.
  • Leadership - Effectively influences actions and opinions of others; Accepts feedback from others.
  • Managing People - Solicits and applies customer feedback (internal and external); Fosters quality focus in others; Improves processes, products and services.
  • Quality Management - Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.
  • Business Acumen - Understands business implications of decisions; Aligns work with strategic goals.
  • Judgment - Supports and explains reasoning for decisions; Includes appropriate people in decision-making process.
  • Computer Skills - To perform this job successfully, an individual should have experience with SAS programming or other statistical programming software and Spreadsheet software.
  • Other Skills and Abilities

    • Strong analytical capabilities and experience, and basic competency in statistical procedures and research methodologies.
    • Ability to compare, contrast, and select the most appropriate analytic tool to meet corporate and customer needs.
    • Ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems.
    • Ability to deal with nonverbal symbolism (formulas, scientific equations, graphs, musical notes, etc.) in its most difficult phases.
    • Ability to develop and deliver teaching and technical presentations.

Required Experience
  • Master’s degree required, Doctorate (preferred) in Statistics, Applied Mathematics, Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Public Health, Research Methodology, Economics, or a related field with at least 8 years’ experience at an analytic/scientific level. A Bachelor's degree and additional experience will be considered.
  • Experience working in healthcare or related industries with applications relevant to the nature of the work.
  • Well developed programming skills in SAS, SQL and related software.
  • Excellent Microsoft Office skills to include Excel, Word and Outlook.

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


Qlarant is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Individuals with Disabilities. Best People, Best Solutions, Best Results

 

Job Summary
Company
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
8+ years
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