Jr. Data Analyst and Programmer (Health Consulting)
Overview Position is on the staff of a private, nonprofit government consulting firm located in McLean, VA. Work is sponsored by Federal Government departments and agencies, including the Department of Health and Human Services, and the Department of Defense. Much, but not all, of our work entails supporting the following three programs within the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS): The Federally-Facilitated Marketplace, Medicare Advantage and the Medicare Shared Savings Program.The principal federal agencies charged with implementing these programs require operational, analytical support to carry out their new duties. This position will help provide that support. Responsibilities The successful applicant will become part of an analytical team that supports health systems management projects. Support will include both data analysis and process improvement. That support includes understanding various large, complex data sets and performing analyses to answer specific questions about health benefits, cost sharing, enrollment, cost, payment, and risk adjustment. In addition, duties will include working closely with information systems team members in specifying and designing automated tools to help answer repeat questions quickly and accurately. Tasks will also include helping CMS establish processes to manage and oversee health plans, health care exchanges, and accountable care organizations. Training on CMS programs and data will be provided. Prior experience with healthcare data or organizations is not required, but is a plus. Other organizations supported may include the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the US Department of Agriculture. Qualifications Degrees in industrial or systems engineering, operations research, information engineering, health systems management, health policy and research, business management (with a quantitative focus) or related discipline. 2-4 years of experienceSome programming/coding experience required.Experience with Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) required.Experience with SAS required.Other programs such as Python, R, and SQL are a plus.Strong quantitative skills using databases and spreadsheets, flow charts, and advanced analysis tools. Superior communication skills, both written and oral.Perform research, using models to analyze relevant project issues and management processes, to analyze and evaluate a task under the direction of the project leader.Develop and/or use simple databases and spreadsheets; assist with data collection, data analysis, and research.Perform data quality and data assurance reviews; conduct data analyses using qualitative and quantitative methods, prepare summary displays to report analysis results and findings.Expert knowledge of Excel, Access and/or SAS.Understanding of federal healthcare programs, or an interest in healthcare is a plus. SECURITY CLEARANCE STATEMENT:Applicants selected for this position may be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. For this position, LMI will only consider applicants with current security clearances or applicants who are eligible for security clearances. Please note that only US Citizens are eligible for a security clearance.