Randstad Clinical Data Analyst in Somerville, Massachusetts

Clinical Data Analyst


Somerville, MA

Date Posted:

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

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Randstad USA Administration


General Overview:

The Partners HealthCare Center for Drug Policy (CDP) provides analytical resources to support the cost-effective use of medications throughout the Partners system. Specifically, the CDP collaborates with the Pharmacy Directors and multidisciplinary teams of clinicians to meet the following goals:

-Forecast and manage the introduction of new high cost medications

-Streamline the development and implementation of select clinical guidelines

-Identify and coordinate opportunities to reduce costs

-Forecast a budget for new pharmaceutical technologies

-Prospectively review and assess drug utilization

The primary objectives for the position include:

1. Conduct analyses to assess the budget impact of new drugs to the Partners system, assess adherence to Partners policies and appropriateness of drug utilization, reimbursement by third-party payers, and other analyses to support the cost-effective use of drugs across the Partners system. This will include but not be limited to determining applicable data sources, and testing various methodological approaches.

2. Produce routine monthly/quarterly as well as ad hoc reports and presentations based on analyses conducted in 1.

3. Establish contacts and strong working relationships with committees and project leaders. Critical among these include the Chief Pharmacy Officers; P&T Committee Chairs; Subject Matter Experts; and Partners Quality Safety Value, Population Health Management, and Finance.

4. Provide project management support for Partners wide committees, this will include setting agendas, taking meeting minutes, and following up on action items from meetings.

5. Perform other duties as assigned.

Working hours: 8:30 am - 5 pm



-Bachelor s Degree required; Master s Degree in public health with focus on biostatistics, epidemiology, health management/policy, or other related fields strongly preferred.

-3+ years experience in performance analysis or program evaluation

-Experience in health care setting desired/helpful

Skills, Abilities, Competencies:

-Strong quantitative, analytical and technical skills:

-Advanced user of Microsoft Excel, Word, Access, PowerPoint, and Adobe Acrobat

-Fluency with software including SAS, Stata, SPSS and SQL strongly preferred.

-Experience using and synthesizing large transactional databases and data warehouse, clinical and claims data strongly preferred. Experience working with ICD-9 codes, DRGs, MS-DRGs, APR-DRGs and CPT codes a plus.

-Excellent oral and written communication skills. Ability to present complex analyses to an array of customers and stakeholders.

-Excellent organizational skills, ability to work independently, manage multiple tasks and projects, and meet deadlines. Ability to flex within a dynamic organization/policy environment.

-Ability to develop effective relationships with a broad array of people from different departments and organizations.

-Demonstrated ability to work effectively, both independently and within a team

Working Conditions:

-Fast-paced environment and can be subject to tight timeframes

-Requires travel to hospitals and other worksites and office locations in varied weather conditions

Office is currently located in Needham and will be relocating to Somerville in December 2016

Please send resume/cover letter directly to Katie Stanley, kathleen.stanley@randstadusa.com

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