The COBA Senior Analyst (QPS/Pharmacy) is a dedicated position for the QPS and Pharmacy departments at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and reports to the Clinical Operations and Business Analytics (COBA) team. The COBA team at DFCI conducts analyses used to provide actionable information to operational and clinical departments across the institute. The team has access to an extraordinary range of healthcare data including medical and claims, enrollment, EMR (Epic), scheduling, billing, referral and laboratory results. Using this data, the team supports reporting and analyses for QPS operations, quality measurement, trend management, utilization, patient management and outcomes.
The COBA Senior Analyst must develop an in-depth understanding of our QPS and Pharmacy data and data structures as well as the ability to translate specifications into programming logic, and create visualizations and reports. In addition, the COBA Senior Analyst must have excellent communication skills and ability to engage and educate the analytic community on how to leverage the variety of data sources. The senior analyst will be expected to take the lead on new projects, function independently within a fast-paced environment, work on several different projects/tasks concurrently and serve as a data advisor to QPS leadership and project teams as new projects or ad hoc reports are collaboratively being developed with COBA. The senior analyst will communicate regularly with the Chief Quality Officer (CQO) and VP, Quality & Patient Safety regarding progress on projects as well as the VP of Pharmacy Services, and will provide clear and organized information to allow prioritizion among various department requests. Assignments will include complex data analysis projects that can be multi-disciplinary or interdepartmental. The senior analyst will also collaborate with the Data Management team to address data requirements for analytic reporting. The senior analyst will work with a variety of tools (e.g., SAS, SQL, Excel, Oracle, Tableau) to access data, write queries, develop programming logic, run reports, manipulate, and analyze large datasets to meet the needs of institute. The Mission, Vision, and Core Values of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute are incorporated into all areas of practice.
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