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Aetna Informatics Consultant / Lead in Phoenix, Arizona

Req ID: 67731BR

Job Description

Leads the successful delivery of analyses and analytic solutions to meet business needs, interacting directly with internal and external clients and colleagues. May act as analytic team lead or mentor for complex projects involving multiple resources and tasks in support of company objectives.

Fundamental Components included but are not limited to:

  • Performs applied statistical research and custom analysis of integrated healthcare data, interprets results, and makes recommendations based on analytic findings to business areas.

  • Makes recommendations about data collection methods, metrics definition and evaluation methods.

  • Presents analytic reports to clients and stakeholders.

  • Defines and delivers analytical solutions in support of healthcare business initiatives that drive short and long term objectives.

  • Collaborates with internal and external partners and organizations in the design and execution of analytic studies to answer business and research questions.

  • Designs and conducts analyses and outcome studies using healthcare claims, pharmacy and lab data, employing appropriate research designs and statistical methods.

  • Develops, validates and executes algorithms, statistical models and reporting tools that answer applied research and business questions for internal and external clients.

  • Develops and participates in presentations and consultations to existing and prospective constituents on information services, capabilities and performance results.

  • Stays informed about industry trends, research findings and evaluation methods.

  • Turns analysis into business/customer solutions.

  • Creates business applications to deliver clinical or analytic solutions to constituents.

  • Manages personal resources efficiently to achieve constituent satisfaction.

  • Responsible for project commitments to quality and on-time deliverables.

  • Ability to manage conflicting priorities and multiple projects concurrently.

  • Willingness to understand and probe into technical details.

  • Contributes to a motivated work environment by working effectively to achieve common goals.

  • Creates and evaluates the data needs of assigned projects and assures the integrity of the data.

  • Under general direction, independently executes analyses or reports to meet project needs.

  • May mentor other analysts.

Qualifications Requirements and Preferences:

  • Five or more years of health research, epidemiology or pharmaceutical industry analytic experience.

  • Strong understanding of customer s strategies, information needs programs, processes and products.

  • Strong problem solving skills and critical thinking ability.

  • Strong collaboration and communication skills within and across teams.

  • Strong reporting skills using Excel, Access, Word and/or PowerPoint.

  • Expert knowledge of clinical risk adjustment, multivariate analyses, epidemiology or health economics research methods.

  • Advanced SQL and SAS programming abilities in data warehouse or big data analytics environment, including use of statistical analysis techniques or business intelligence application development.

  • Well-versed in statistical model building and concepts, decision trees and classification rules, segmentation and cluster analysis.

  • Knowledge of other reporting platforms such as: Business Objects, Microsoft Access, web development technology, big data analytics, data mining, Visual Basic.

  • Understanding of relational databases, data systems and data warehouses.

  • Knowledge of analytic programming tools and methods (SAS, SQL, OLAP, Business Objects, Crystal).

  • Experience in working in a data warehouse environment as well as the ability to work with large data sets from multiple data sources.

  • Demonstrated project management and/or team lead experience.

  • Health care analysis, health economics, epidemiology, or health services research experience.

  • Ability to communicate statistical and technical ideas and results to non-technical clients in written and verbal form.

  • Able to make sound decisions and recommendations to drive business solutions.

  • Demonstrated extensive and diverse knowledge of health care data, metrics, systems and standards; demonstrated subject matter expert in multiple subject areas.

  • Masters degree preferred. Bachelor's degree in Mathematics, Economics, Statistics, Computer Science, Actuarial Science, Social Science, Healthcare or related discipline.

Benefit Eligibility

Benefit eligibility may vary by position.

Job Function: Healthcare

Aetna is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veterans status.