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Consultant, Health Care Strategic Research (Full-time, starting summer 2017) 9/1/2016

The Advisory Board Company Washington, DC

Company
The Advisory Board Company
Job Classification
Full Time
Company Ref #
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AJE Ref #
576049041
Location
Washington, DC
Experience
Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Job Type
Regular
Education
Bachelors Degree

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Consultant, Health Care Strategic Research (Full-time, starting summer 2017)

Number:
JO-1608-9931

Location:
Washington, DC

Job Categories:
Research

Referral Category:
Research & Writing

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CONSULTANT, HEALTH CARE STRATEGIC RESEARCH*LI
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THE ROLE IN BRIEF:
Health care research staff members research, analyze, write and present two to four research studies per year. Studies identify and explore salient issues and industry trends that are of universal and vital importance to the membership. Studies typically examine the forces that have shaped the current state of the industry and offer projections regarding its evolution and future. By modeling best-demonstrated practices and organizational structures of the world's most progressive organizations, studies provide our member institutions with a set of feasible practices and future vision.
Consultants assume an integral role in moving the substance of major research studies and speeches forward and provide intellectual leadership within teams. Consultants provide analytical direction and guidance throughout all stages of the nine to ten month development process, working through extensive primary and secondary research, hypothesis generation and testing, rigorous analysis of findings and the final presentation of ideas.

This opportunity is based in Washington, D.C.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:
Key skills developed in the Consultant role include the following:
- Strategic and root cause analysis
- Inductive and deductive reasoning
- Hypothesis generation
- Ability to formulate and defend original points of view
- Synthesis of complex ideas
- Persuasive writing
- Effective use of graphics and visuals to communicate ideas and information
Examples of recent syndicated research initiatives include:
- Future hospital purchasing priorities
- Hardwiring patient service
- Best practices in recruiting and retaining hospital staff

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:
- Bachelor s Degree
- 5-12 years of relevant experience
- Experience with at least one of the following:
- Conducting long-term research (at least 3 months in duration)
- Conducting primary and secondary research
- Demonstrated interest in health care
- Writing in-depth reports in an academic or professional setting

IDEAL QUALIFICATIONS:
- MBA, MPH, or other advanced degree
- Ability to quickly determine appropriate analyses and direct analysts to conduct them
- Experience working with clients in a consultative role
- Health care clinical experience
- Experience working in a team environment, as well as independently and autonomously
- Proven ability to communicate effectively with senior executives
- Experience conducting root-cause analysis
- Demonstrated experience meeting deadlines
- Experience with solution focused problem solving and thinking through problems creatively

ABOUT ADVISORY BOARD:
Advisory Board is a best practices firm that uses a combination of research, technology, and consulting to improve the performance of 4,400+ health care organizations. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., with offices worldwide, Advisory Board forges and finds the best new ideas and proven practices from its network of thousands of leaders, then customizes and hardwires them into every level of member organizations, creating enduring value. For more information, visit www.advisory.com.

We are a workplace that...
Values and celebrates diversity of experience, culture, and opinion
Is committed to creating an inclusive environment to enhance our collective experience
Promotes a supportive community through staff-led affinity groups, events, and education

OUR CULTURE & VALUES:
We think Forbes said it best: Making the world a better place is what The Advisory Board Company is all about. We have a unique culture where employees are told to avoid after work emails, encouraged to take 10 hours per month of paid leave for community service, and are expected to add surplus value in every interaction with a member or colleague.

Over the past thirty years, we have developed a distinctive corporate culture based on our values and principles. We award, promote, and praise based on individual performance, capabilities, and ambition. We provide ways for staff to share their time, talent, and passions in the community. We reward innovation and foster a collaborative environment. We have a performance-driven staff and peers that challenge one another in the workplace. And we want free-thinkers, agile speakers, witty writers, and team players to join the firm at Advisory Board, your ideas are heard and your contributions matter.

BENEFITS:
Consistent with our belief that our employees are our most valuable resource, The Advisory Board Company offers a competitive benefits package.
- Medical, dental, and vision insurance, dependents eligible
- 401(k) retirement plan with company match
- 20+ days paid time off and 10+ paid company holidays
- Daytime leave policy for community service or fitness activities (up to 10 hours a month each)
- Wellness programs including gym discounts and incentives to promote healthy living
- Dynamic growth opportunities with merit-based promotion philosophy
- Benefits kick in day one, see the full details here

The Advisory Board Company is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability.

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