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Mercy Medical Center Clinton Senior Biostatician in Saint Joseph Mercy Health System Hospital Campus - Ann Arbor, Michigan

Employment Type:

Full time




This position provides statistical expertise for the business intelligence functions of the Michigan Data Analytics team, serving 7 Michigan Trinity hospitals and the Affinia Clinically Integrated Network. The scope of work includes healthcare quality, patient safety, clinical as well as financial outcomes.


Responsible for the selection and application of a wide variety of statistical procedures including but not limited to categorical data analysis, non-parametric methods, exploratory and graphical methods, analysis of variance, correlation analysis, multiple linear and logistic regression, mixed models accounting for the clustered nature of the data, survival analysis, time series analysis, clinical prediction rules, forecasting of future outcomes, risk adjustment using methods such as propensity scoring, inverse probability weighting and matching

Design and conduct evaluations of clinical performance at the individual practitioner or hospital level, adherence to clinical practice guidelines and evaluation of new clinical programs, diagnostic tests and treatments.

Although not the primary function, may occasionally work with clinical investigators in the design and analysis of their clinical research studies

Works primarily with large datasets assembled from electronically stored data from the health systems' information systems and electronic health record; insurance claims data

Serves as a biostatistical consultant for other department members.

Keeps abreast of new developments in statistics and regulatory guidance through literature review, attendance at workshops and professional meetings, and consultation with external statisticians as necessary

Ability to communicate results effectively to non-statistical audience

Collaborates effectively with team members and clinical investigators, maintaining good rapport and cooperative relationships. Presents occasional seminars on statistical methodology for the Michigan Data Analytic team. Approaches conflict in a constructive manner. Helps to identify problems, offer solutions, and participate in their resolution.

Communicates effectively and efficiently in English through oral and written channels, in order to understand key customer requests and summarize statistical findings for them within time constraints

Maintains the confidentiality of information acquired pertaining to patient, physicians, associates, and visitors to St. Joseph Mercy Health System. Discusses patient and hospital information only among appropriate personnel in appropriately private places. Behaves in accordance with the Mission, Vision and Values of SJMHS. Assumes responsibility for performance of job duties in the safest possible manner, to assure personal safety and that of coworkers, and to report all preventable hazards and unsafe practices immediately to management.


Ability to build datasets by retrieving data from electronic data warehouses


Education: A master's degree in statistics or biostatistics

Experience: A minimum of 5 years of relevant work experience in areas such as health services research, population health, clinical research in academic medical centers. In contrast, primary experience in strictly basic science settings and human genetics would not prepare a successful candidate for this position. Demonstrated proficiency in SAS, R and/or equivalent programming. Experience with SQL and Tableau or Power BI a plus.

Experience in EPIC system is preferred

This document is intended to describe the generalized duties and responsibilities, the specialized job functions, and the essential requirements of this job. It is not intended to be an exhaustive statement of all supplemental duties, responsibilities, or non-essential requirements or reflect any accommodations made under the American’s with Disability Act, the Michigan Handicapper’s Act, or SJMHS’s Return to Work Program

Trinity Health's Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Trinity Health employs about 133,000 colleagues at dozens of hospitals and hundreds of health centers in 22 states. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions.

Trinity Health's dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity.

Trinity Health is one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic health care delivery systems in the nation, serving diverse communities that include more than 30 million people across 22 states. Trinity Health includes 94 hospitals, as well as 109 continuing care locations that include PACE programs, senior living facilities, and home care and hospice services. Its continuing care programs provide nearly 2.5 million visits annually.

Based in Livonia, Mich., and with annual operating revenues of $17.6 billion and assets of $24.7 billion, the organization returns $1.1 billion to its communities annually in the form of charity care and other community benefit programs. Trinity Health employs about 133,000 colleagues, including 7,800 employed physicians and clinicians.

Committed to those who are poor and underserved in its communities, Trinity Health is known for its focus on the country's aging population. As a single, unified ministry, the organization is the innovator of Senior Emergency Departments, the largest not-for-profit provider of home health care services — ranked by number of visits — in the nation, as well as the nation’s leading provider of PACE (Program of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly) based on the number of available programs. For more information, visit www.trinity-health.org at http://www.trinity-health.org/ . You can also follow @TrinityHealthMI on Twitter.