The primary responsibility of the Statistician is to design and conduct statistical analyses in support of American College of Surgeons (ACS) Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) section initiatives including: Evaluation of data integrity; construction and imputation of data elements; development of statistical models for predictive purposes; estimation of provider quality effects (profiling); reporting of results in different formats appropriate for diverse audiences and publication venues; and collaboration with clinical leadership and advisors to guide surgical quality program development.
This Exempt Level position will report to the Statistical Manager, CQI in the Division of Research and Optimal Patient Care.
• Provide statistical analysis for ACS CQI programs and publications including the development of risk-adjusted models for semiannual reports, other risk-adjusted benchmarking reports, internal and external sub-studies, and special projects. Take primary responsibility for analytical design and execution of one or more CQI programs or ongoing projects while contributing to the overall statistical team effort.
• Design and implement quality assurance protocols to verify statistical programs, analytic results, and data sets used in analyses are reported accurately.
• Provide support for future ACS CQI capabilities including the development of specialty-specific reports, new risk-adjusted models, risk-calculators, and innovative data feedback mechanisms.
• Provide statistical consultations to clinical teams and surgical leadership, and play a key role in preparing data and research materials for program development.
• Participate in meetings and teleconferences and prepare written responses as needed; and participate in, write and review statistical sections of manuscripts, technical documents, and clinical study reports.
• Other duties as assigned.
Required Education and/or Experience:
• Master’s degree in biostatistics/statistics required or PhD (or candidates) with a strong quantitative background typically obtained through concentrations in social sciences, health research, or epidemiology will also be considered.
• Broad experience in statistical analysis using SAS STAT, including logistic and hierarchical modeling, categorical data analysis, and survival analysis required.
• Broad experience in SAS programming, including use of SAS macro language, is required as is significant skill and experience in cleaning and manipulating large data sets. Knowledge of SAS and SQL highly desirable.
• Familiarity with clinical research design and the ability to apply statistical theory to new problems.
• Excellent communication skills (verbal and written), including the ability to convey biostatistical principles to colleagues with varying quantitative backgrounds, and skills necessary to produce grammatically and organizationally sound technical and general audience reports.
• Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office Products (Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) and Internet skills. Advanced computer skills helpful.
• Display high level of energy and thrive in a fast paced environment.
• Self-motivated and able to work independently, as a member of a team and as a consultant.
• Ability to plan and prioritize workload and meet deadlines.
• Ability to establish strong working relationships with all division teams and management.
Fiscal Management: This position is not required to develop a budget.
Physical/Work Environment: Fast paced with significant people interaction. No lifting over 20 pounds, minimal reaching bending and stooping. Normal office environment with long hours in front of the computer.
Other Necessary Requirements: Evening or weekend duties rarely required. Minimal travel for activities such as out of town meetings is required.
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About the American College of Surgeons
The American College of Surgeons is a professional and educational organization of surgeons that was founded in 1913 to raise the standards of surgical practice and improve the quality of care for surgical patients. The College is dedicated to the ethical and competent practice of surgery. Its achievements have significantly influenced the course of scien...tific surgery in America and have established it as an important advocate for all surgical patients. The College has more than 80,000 members and is the largest organization of surgeons in the world. For more information, visit www.facs.org.