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Requisition Number 19-0004
Post Date 2/4/2019
Title Statistician
City Chicago
Description About the American College of Surgeons

The American College of Surgeons is a professional and educational organization of surgeons that was founded in 1913 to raise the standards of surgical practice and improve the quality of care for surgical patients. The College is dedicated to the ethical and competent practice of surgery. Its achievements have significantly influenced the course of scientific surgery in America and have established it as an important advocate for all surgical patients. The College has more than 80,000 members and is the largest organization of surgeons in the world. For more information, visit www.facs.org.

Summary:

The primary responsibility for this position is to design and conduct statistical analyses in support of the ACS ISCR (Improving Surgical Care and Recovery) AHRQ (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality) project. This involves providing statistical guidance (orally and in writing), evaluating data integrity, constructing statistical models for predictive purposes, and reporting results in different formats appropriate for ACS ISCR program leadership/staff, contract investigators, the contracting agency, and participating hospitals.


This Exempt level position will report to the Statistical Manager in the Division of Research and Optimal Patient Care.

Primary Responsibilities:

• Provide statistical guidance on the construction of measures appropriate for evaluating the effectiveness of ISCR interventions. This involves consideration of likely event rates, likely process adherence rates, number of participating hospitals, number of patients per hospital, and power. Serve as primary statistical advisor on the project.

• Evaluate data integrity on an ongoing basis; determine whether data are consistent with expectations and whether specifications or data collection processes need to be changed.

• Provide statistical analyses for the ACS ISCR project including raw and risk-adjusted reports focusing on the effects of ISCR participation on surgical outcomes and processes. Takes primary responsibility for analytical design and execution of ISCR-related data verification, statistical analysis, and reporting.

• Write sections of reports and manuscripts dealing with methods and results. Consult with project leadership in providing valid and reliable study conclusions to guide ISCR-type interventions.

• Other duties as assigned.

Requirements Required Education and/or Experience:

• Master’s degree from an accredited college or university required in Biostatistics/statistics, health research, health analytics, social sciences, epidemiology, or related field.

• Significant skill and experience in cleaning/manipulating large data sets with SAS STAT is essential, as is some experience with SAS macro language and SAS SQL. , The candidate should have broad experience in statistical analysis, including logistic and hierarchical/multilevel modeling using SAS PROCs, general biomedical research design, and ability to apply statistical theory to new problems.

• Professional work experience (2+ years) is preferred, but not required.

• Excellent verbal communication skills are required, including the ability to convey biostatistical principles to colleagues and collaborators with varying functional specialties and backgrounds, and to negotiate on design features of reports and construction of time lines, goals, and milestones. Excellent written communication skills including grammatical/technical writing skills are also required.

• Capable of providing excellent customer service.

• Attention to detail and organizational skills.

• Must be able to multi-task.

• Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office Products (Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).

• Display high level of energy and thrive in a fast-paced environment.

• Self-motivated and able to work independently and as a member of a team.

• Ability to plan and prioritize workload and meet deadlines.

• Ability to establish strong working relationships with all division teams and management.


Physical/Work Environment: Fast paced with significant people interaction. No lifting over 20 pounds, minimal reaching bending and stooping. Performs work in a normal office environment with long hours in front of the computer.
Other Necessary Requirements: Minimal travel for activities such as out of town meetings may be required.
The American College of Surgeons is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail to recruitment@facs.org or call (312) 202-5000 and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.
The American College of Surgeons will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

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  • The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)
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