Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI) is seeking a Principal Analyst to lead the ongoing development of our Pathways program. Dana-Farber Pathways (DFP) is an electronic road map of the best treatments currently available for each type of cancer and for every stage of the disease.
The Pathways program involves designing models and creating solutions for the effective improvement of clinical outcomes for strategic change initiatives, contributing to building sustainable infrastructures, processes and systems that increase efficiencies and effectiveness in delivering patient care, leveraging big data sources (clinical and administrative) to manage the oncology populations.
The Principal Analyst will function independently within a fast-paced environment, work on several different tasks concurrently and serve as a data advisor to the Dana-Farber Pathways (DFP) team. Tasks will include complex data analysis that can be multi-disciplinary or interdepartmental. The Principal Analyst will also collaborate closely with the Dana-Farber Data Management team and the Enterprise Data Warehouse (EDW) team to address data requirements for analytic reporting.Â
Reporting to the Clinical Operations and Business Analytics (COBA) clinical vertical lead, the Principal Analyst will also have a dotted line to the Director of Pathways Operations.
The Principal Analyst will work with a variety of tools (ex: R, SAS, SQL, Excel, Oracle, Tableau etc.) to access data, write queries, develop programming logic, run reports, manipulate, and analyze large datasets to meet the needs of Institute. Â
Lead development of a Pathways program data governance and analytics strategy for operational purposes
Lead all analytics projects from creation to completion using DFP & COBA Operating models
Provide quantitative and qualitative reporting support to various DFCI departments that range from finance to clinical operations
Collaborate with the EDW team to ingest the Pathways data as a source; lead the requirements for the Pathways Subject Area mart(s) to effectively meet all analytics and reporting needs that would require Pathways, Epic and other data
Collaborate and consult with EDW team and the Pathways Data Engineer to design, develop and implement automated QA test harnesses for operational data
Serve as a technical expert for compiling, cleaning, manipulating, and analyzing data related to the Pathways program
Generation of performance reports and analytics supporting the Pathway review meeting process to understand provider usage and decision making
Identify and integrate disparate data sources, both internal and external, including raw and unstructured data from technical and non-technical teams
Utilize business intelligence tools (e.g. Tableau and Microstrategyâ€¦) to create reports and dashboards leveraging the COBA operating model
Write and develop complex, iterative and multi-part reports and dashboards and prepare summaries of important points
Serve as consultant to external vendor for advanced analytic platform development
Present analytic output to senior clinical and executive leadership
Collaborate closely and consult with the Pathways Data Engineer to understand, identify and improve Pathways data model to foster enhanced interoperability, automation and data analytics
Build and foster an institute-wide analytic community of practice by training, educating and bringing together analysts, data stewards, business stewards and analytics consumers
Immediately bring to the attention of the DFP Leads issues, concerns and problems which may hinder achievement of deadlines and or/ accomplishments of responsibilities
Perform other similar and related duties as required or directed
Bachelorâ€™s or equivalent in Statistics, Computer Science, Information Technology, Mathematics or related field required
5+ years of related work experience with at least 3 in healthcare industry or Masterâ€™s in Bioinformatics, Epidemiology or Computer Science required
Experience in EHR data (e.g. Epic Clarity data model) analytics strongly preferred
A strong desire to explore, investigate, dig, and generally uncover patterns and puzzles in data while maintaining a strong sense of thoughtful and pragmatic solutions
Experience using business intelligence tools, such as Tableau or Microstrategy
ADDITIONAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
Must have superior interpersonal and communication skills to effectively work and communicate with all levels of internal and external technical and non-technical staff
Must be able to remain open-minded about data exploration, vet work independently and ensure accuracy of all reports before delivering end-results
Ability to motivate and inspire others in a team-oriented, collaborative environment
Ability to effectively manage client/partner relationships and expectations
Willingness to invest in understanding diverse stakeholder cultures, motivations and practices to enable consensus-based solutions
Strong sense of balance and ethics, ability to consistently represent the interests and mission of the DFCI and act on behalf of its current and future patients
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is an equal opportunity employer and affirms the right of every qualified applicant to receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability, age, ancestry, military service, protected veteran status, or other groups as protected by law.
Internal Number: 2021-20756
About Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Located in Boston and the surrounding communities, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute brings together world renowned clinicians, innovative researchers and dedicated professionals, allies in the common mission of conquering cancer, HIV/AIDS and related diseases. Combining extremely talented people with the best technologies in a genuinely positive environment, we provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients of all ages; we conduct research that advances treatment; we educate tomorrow's physician/researchers; we reach out to under-served members of our community; and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals.