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ANALYST PROGRAMMER II

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ANALYST PROGRAMMER II
Population Health Sciences

OCCUPATIONAL SUMMARY: Develop, update, and maintain SAS programs to meet the data management, reporting, data characterization, validation and quality assessment and other statistical programming needs of the Duke Department of Population Health Sciences (DPHS). The DPHS Analyst Programmer II has an understanding of electronic health data, health insurance claims data, clinical registry data, healthcare coding algorithms, distributed research networks, research data standards and reporting, data visualization, as well as familiarity with application of good clinical data management practices. The DPHS Analyst Programmer II designs and maintains programs, datasets, software tools and reports, including visualization, of large medical claims and electronic health record databases. Close collaboration with other disciplines and departments within and across Duke and external organizations is necessary. Demonstrates strong attention to detail, excellent communications skills, as well as talent, motivation and commitment for working with complex data and computing environments in support of the DPHS DataShare and research initiatives.

WORK PERFORMED
  • Process and load electronic health data and maintain large, observational databases in the DPHS DataShare, an extensive collection of research-ready healthcare data which supports a wide array of research studies within the department and across Duke
  • Design, code, test, execute and document SAS programs for data characterization, validation and quality assessment, analysis dataset creation, data analysis, data conversion/transfer, graphic production and project reporting
  • Assist in analyzing statistical programming needs in project proposals and guide project personnel in formulating appropriate data requirements; recommend optimum approach and develop SAS programs for approved projects.
  • Consult on and provide direct technical support for research projects of high complexity and often requiring solutions not previously utilized by project team or work group.
  • Perform complex, integrated computer programming and software development for clinical data applications (including maintenance of existing systems and research/development for future enhancements)
  • Develop and maintain a working knowledge of statistical and machine learning principles and advanced statistical programming techniques to support health services research studies.
  • Develop software tools to support the DPHS DataShare research infrastructure and ongoing research studies
  • Develop tools for organizing and searching healthcare coding algorithms for diseases, outcomes, procedures and drugs.
  • Maintain and apply a strong working knowledge of healthcare coding algorithms, clinical research informatics and healthcare analytics techniques.
  • Collaborate with staff, faculty and sponsors on study objectives, analysis and database planning
  • Work with all members of the project team on a regular basis to meet project deliverables.
  • Train other users (preparing training materials as necessary)
  • Prepare training materials and give presentations to statisticians and other users; interface with and serve as liaison to clients regarding special requests and operational issues as they arise.
  • Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.
The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this classification. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required of personnel so classified.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS AT THIS LEVEL

Education/Training:

Work requires Bachelor's degree in mathematics or computer science or a computer-related field or equivalent coursework or technical training. Strong Base SAS, SAS/Macro, and SAS/Graph skills required.

Experience:

Work requires two years of progressive SAS programming experience in a clinical environment. Experience in health services research or distributed data network environment strongly preferred. Experience working with observational data and with large healthcare datasets including EHR, Medicare, Medicaid or other healthcare claims datasets is strongly preferred. OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE

Skills:

Oracle, Microsoft Access, SQL, R, scripting languages (eg, Python, Visual Basic), Web development and UNIX skills preferred.



Requisition Number
401398885

Location
Durham

Duke Entity
MEDICAL CENTER

Job Code
1040 ANALYST PROGRAMMER II

Job Family Level
80

Exempt/Non-Exempt
Exempt

Full Time / Part Time
FULL TIME

Regular / Temporary
Regular

Shift
First/Day

Minimum Qualifications
Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.
Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas—an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.
Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essential job functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.

Education

Work requires a Bachelor's degree in mathematics or computer science or a computer-related field or equivalent coursework or technical training.

Experience

Work requires two years applications programming experience with some responsibility for systems design and supervision or project coordination. OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE

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Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender expression, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essential job functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.

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Posted: 5/12/2018
Application Due: 7/11/2018
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