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Statistical Analyst

Overview

Compiles, analyzes, and interprets healthcare clinical and utilization data for the Research Center Team. Conducts statistical analysis and develops reports, tables, visualizations and other supporting documentation to disseminate findings.


Responsibilities
  • Constructs databases for primary data collection. Gathers data from internal and external sources, including constructed databases.

  • Ensures data quality throughout all stages of acquisition and processing, including data sourcing/collection.

  • Constructs reports, tables, graphs, and provides explanatory documentation, as appropriate in the specific clinical area. Summarizes large volumes of data in user-friendly reports that include statistical summaries.

  • Automates reporting process for standard reports, optimizes programs and develops solutions to minimize the amount of time required for standard reporting.

  • Documents all programs and updates as changes occur.  Creates, maintains and updates analysis instructions.

  • Works with clinical operations, business owners, and/or IT to understand how VNSNY applications enter and commit data records into database systems.

  • Responds to researchers requests with descriptive reports in a timely manner.  Uses ad-hoc requests to gain knowledge of business and data systems.

  • Conducts statistical analyses, summarizes and communicates results to non-technical audiences with meaningful visualizations and tables.  Informs VNSNY staff of the Research Center’s reporting and analytic activities and solicits user feedback.  Communicates with users and suggests solutions to address users’ concerns and inquiries.

  • Collaborates in results dissemination, by assisting in manuscript preparation and presentation at scientific conferences.

  • Provides subject matter expertise and guidance to VNSNY staff as requested.  

  • Maintains technical and subject matter expertise by attending relevant conferences and training.

  • Participates in special projects and performs other duties as needed.


Qualifications

Education:   Masters’ degree in Statistics, Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Public Health, Computer Science, Bioinformatics, Data Science, or other relevant discipline required.

Experience:  Minimum of two years of experience in data management and data manipulation required.   Experience programing with statistical programs such as SAS, Stata, and R required. Knowledge of relational databases and programming experience in SQL required. Experience with common statistical methods used in Health Sciences, such as linear models and logistic regression required. Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills required.

Experience working with Python, Postgres, SnowFlake, and AWS database systems, Electronic Health Records data, predictive modelling, machine learning techniques and/or prior work experience in Home Health Care setting preferred. Experience with medical claims and health assessment data (e.g. Medicare Claims, OASIS, UAS-NY) preferred.


ABOUT US

The Visiting Nurse Service of New York (VNSNY) is one of the nation's largest not-for-profit home- and community-based health care organizations, serving the five boroughs of New York City, and Nassau, Suffolk, and Westchester Counties. For over 125 years, VNSNY has been committed to improving the health and well-being of people through high-quality, cost-effective health care in the home and community. We offer a wide range of services, programs, and health plans to meet the diverse needs of our patients, health plan members, and clients from before birth to the end of life. On any given day, VNSNY employees - including nurses, rehabilitation therapists, social workers, home health aides and other professionals - deliver compassionate care, unparalleled medical expertise, and 24/7 solutions and resources to approximately 40,000 individuals in our care helping them to live the best lives possible in their homes and communities.