Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Entry Level Strategic Health Care Analyst Position with the Advisory Board Company

Analysts in the Service Line Strategy Advisor (SLSA) and Population Health Initiative (PHI) work in teams on custom research engagements to address key challenges or opportunities facing specific hospital members. Building on the Advisory Board’s vast knowledge and expertise, engagement teams provide strategic guidance to directly support hospital decision-making. Recent engagements have focused on the following topics: evaluating market differentiation tactics for cardiac surgery, defining programmatic growth platforms for stroke care, crafting a strategic vision for a digestive health center, designing a framework to better conceptualize cancer care pathways, evaluating telehealth platforms and developing a strategy for integrated behavioral health. Analysts are actively involved throughout the engagement cycle—from conception, to research interviews, to analysis and creation of presentation materials. Working in teams provides analysts the opportunity to learn from peers and to take on more challenging responsibilities as they develop in their role.

This opportunity is based in Washington, D.C.

Analyst Responsibilities:
  • Analysts are expected to work on multiple engagements simultaneously and to accomplish the following objectives:
  • Lead custom research intended to solve hospital problems related to strategic planning and growth
  • Manage multiple projects and deadlines simultaneously in both individual and team settings
  • Collaborate with manager to develop strategic recommendations on an institution-by-institution basis
  • Conduct data analytics and financial modeling to identify business solutions
  • Conduct in-depth interviews with senior healthcare executives
  • Document and analyze findings from primary and secondary research
  • Reduce member challenges to root cause problems
  • Identify and critique best practice strategies and solutions
  • Develop innovative frameworks for presentation of findings
  • Contribute to creation of presentation materials
As analysts become more experienced, they assume broader responsibilities, including management of member relationships, providing “thought leadership” and creativity, and serving as “in-house experts” on various topics.

The analyst position offers significant growth and rapid promotion potential, as well as opportunities to take on other roles within our growing firm. The Advisory Board is a true meritocracy, with pace of advancement within the firm based on an analyst’s performance, capabilities and ambition.

Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Excellent academic record
  • Minimum three months of related work or internship experience
  • Experience with at least two of the following:
  • Analyzing business issues
  • Experience working in a team environment, as well as independently and autonomously
  • Conducting primary and secondary research
  • Creating slides in Microsoft Power Point
  • Conducting database analytics in Excel
  • Demonstrated interest in health care
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