The Research SAS Programmer develops analytic databases and derives data warehouse from Baylor Scott & White?s complex operational systems. Provides analytic and programming support for a broad array of functional work and strategic and operational issues. Contributes to department and organizational processes around decision support and information strategy, developing a large national medical informatics database.
WHAT IS EXPECTED (ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS)
Manages the day-to-day activities of assigned research projects Providing SAS programming support to BSWH projects associated with operational quality improvement initiatives and in support of health services research Implements and evaluates new technology to ensure it is compatible with existing systems and support research IT department and BSWH core businesses.
Performs program testing, user and technical training and maintenance
Performs cost/benefit analysis, review and evaluate business modifications, and develop specifications to determine their feasibility
Participates in development and maintenance of complex data warehouse and/or project databases
Acts as a subject matter expert and collaborates with other departments and end users to obtain needed resources to complete projects within expectation and timeframe
Designs, develops and implements extract, transformation and loads (ETL) processes, programs and scripts
Develops quality plans and standards and produces basic professional-looking documentation, flowcharts and proposals
The information contained in this job description is intended to describe the essential job functions required of those assigned to this job.
It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to perform the job.
Please note that management retains the right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.
The ability to competently perform all the essential duties of the position, with or without reasonable accommodation, demonstrated commitment to effective customer service delivery, integrity, and the ability to work productively as a member of a team or work group are basic requirements of all positions at Baylor Scott & White Health
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, and ABILITIES
Knowledge of commonly used statistical concepts, practice and procedures Experience of statistical software packages, such as SAS and R
Proficiency with written and oral communication
Ability to work both independently and in a group
Experience with the analytical manipulation and description of large databases required
Advanced data processing skills required Ability to deal with multiple, concurrent projects and strict timelines
Knowledge of base SAS, macros and SQL
Ability to document project related work (i.e, user guides, policies, procedures)
Experience with health care applications preferred
Baylor Scott & White Health (BSWH) is the largest not-for-profit health care system in Texas and one of the largest in the United States. With a commitment to and a track record of innovation, collaboration, integrity and compassion for the patient, BSWH stands to be one of the nation’s exemplary health care organizations. Our mission is to serve all people by providing personalized health and wellness through exemplary care, education and research as a Christian ministry of healing. Joining our team is not just accepting a job, it’s accepting a calling!