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POST DATE 8/24/2016
END DATE 11/21/2016

The Advisory Board Company Washington, DC

Washington, DC
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Bachelors Degree


Strategic Health Care Analyst


Washington, DC

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Analysts in the Service Line Strategy Advisor (SLSA) and Population Health Advisor (PHA) 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.

-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.

-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

-Experience managing discrete projects independently with ability to manage multiple deadlines simultaneously
-Proven ability to communicate effectively with senior executives, in both oral and written formats
-Experience conducting root-cause analysis
-Experience with creative, solution-oriented problem solving
-Experience working on the clinical or business sides of health care

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

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

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.

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.