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Analyst

203978
Analyst
Communications
Regular Full Time
Negotiable
Negotiable
MH-Info Mgmt-EDM
Exempt
1.0
2012-11-20
2013-02-05  Time: 23:59
2013-02-12

7.75
2
10
Saturday/Sunday
Days
Salary will commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Position Overview
This position is part of the System Performance & Reporting Team that provides support for evidence-informed decision making and accountability in the provincial portfolio of Addiction and Mental Health. The Statistician / Funding Analyst reports to and works closely with the Senior Analyst. This position provides analytical support to the Senior Analyst, delivering statistical analysis (both descriptive statistics and more advanced statistical analyses), providing interpretation and recommendations, and presenting the results in the format requested. The data and information provided by the position supports operational and business planning, strategic planning, program and system planning and evaluation, research, as well as performance reporting for AHS in addiction and mental health. The position will advance work in the area of quantifying expenditures for various components of addiction and mental health services, including the relationships among demographics, income, health care utilization and health expenditures. Project specific methodological guidance will be provided by a variety of stakeholders.

Responsibilities and Activities
The Statistician / Funding analyst will apply his / her analysis skills towards exploring relationships among addiction and mental health service related expenditures, determinants and outcomes supporting internal and external costing requirements, and developing appropriate costing methodologies. The Statistician/Funding analyst works with multiple data types (e.g., Finance data, wait list data, admission/discharge/transfer data, Practitioner Claims, Emergency Department data, outcomes (HoNOS etc.) and multiple data sources (e.g., Abstract, Meditech, Registry, Emergency Department information systems, AHS Data Repository for Reporting etc.) and is expected to support analytics that integrate data across multiple and complex data sources, including clinical profiles and performance indicators. Overall study results will be used to assist in planning, evaluation activities, policy option exploration and in knowledge exchange efforts. Analysis support will also be provided to advance work in the areas of clinical profiles and performance indicators. The candidate will work with a team(s) of professional economists, policy advisors, and data analysts. He / she will be expected to translate study and project results into effective oral and written communication materials. He / she will also assist in developing and refining analytical framework(s); methodology, and model(s); to analyze and predict / project health expenditures, utilization patterns, and to assess policy options.

Salary / Benefits: This position is classified as P2-1. Minimum $55,000.00 to maximum $77,000.00 annually.

*This is a provincial position and can be located in Edmonton or Calgary. Will be determined when hire.
  • A graduate degree in an analytical field such as statistics, mathematics, economics, sociology and health sciences is required; equivalent combinations of education and experience may be considered.
  • Two or more years of statistical analysis and research (qualitative and quantitative) experience, including working with large data sets.
  • Experience in policy analysis as well as in analyzing large health care datasets is preferred. - Familiarity with health records classification techniques (e.g., ICD-10; DSM IVTR) is an asset.
  • Broad understanding of the addiction and mental health system in Alberta.
  • Knowledge of principles of health costing.
  • The successful candidate will have extensive computer experience and well-rounded statistical knowledge, including working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite (Excel, Word, Powerpoint, Visio and Access) and the ability to become proficient with new software packages.
  • In particular, he / she will have assembled and manipulated databases using SAS, SPSS and / or ACCESS. The candidate is expected to have experience building and estimating regression models, and experience in screening, cleaning, linking, creating, modifying and analysing datasets in a statistical or database-management software package.
  • Proficiency in English, with strong verbal and written communication skills to produce reports and communicate with clients from across the organization.
  • Ability to understand clinical issues, and to communicate effectively with a broad variety of people at different levels within the organization and with different skills and expertise.
  • Excellent interpersonal relations and demonstrated ability to work with others effectively in teams.

  • AHS values the diversity of the people and communities we serve, and is committed
    to attracting, engaging and developing a diverse and inclusive workforce.

    Please submit one application for each position desired as copies of applications will not be submitted for multiple postings on your behalf. Applications must include skills and ability for the position, since selection is based on information provided in the application. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Thank you for applying with the AHS!

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