Health Data Analyst

Virginia Commonwealth University

Richmond, VA

ID: 7075346
Posted: February 22, 2021
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Organizational Overview
At VCU, we Make it Real through learning, research, creativity, service and discovery — the hallmarks of the VCU experience. A premier, urban, public research university nationally recognized as one of the best employers for diversity, VCU is a great place to work. It’s a place of opportunity, where your success is supported and your career can thrive. VCU offers employees a generous leave package, career paths for advancement, competitive pay, and an opportunity to do mission-driven work.

Position Primary Purpose and General Responsibilities
The primary responsibility of the position is to provide database development, management and statistical programming and analyses for health policy research projects using large health insurance claims and administrative databases. He/she will document and maintain analytic files, conduct consistency and other checks to ensure data quality and accuracy of results. Provide statistical results in tables, plots and graphs for publications and grant submissions.

Minimum Hiring Standards
Understanding of health services research and other outcomes-oriented health research methods.
Extensive knowledge and skills with data management, integration, analysis and technical proficiency with SAS and other software and programming languages, such as SQL, Stata, ArcGIS, Access, Excel, Cognos.
Must be skilled in creating data applications and writing statistical programs for analytical and reporting purposes.
Must have demonstrated experience working with large, complex data files (e.g. claims data, SEER-Medicare datasets), linking and integrating data from disparate databases, and transforming raw data into meaningful finished products.
Experience using software applications such as Redcap and Qualtrics for participant tracking and data collection preferred.
Excellent communication skills, team-based project experience, and ability to multi-task in fast-paced environment required.
Significant experience working with large, complex data in research environment or health care organization required.
Ability to work in a diverse environment required.

Preferred Hiring Standards
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in Business, Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics, Health Administration or related field, or an equivalent combination of college and related experience. Master’s degree preferred


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