Post Date: 09/06/2019
Close Date: 09/17/2019
Close date: 9/17/2019
Salary: $4016 - $5872 per month
Location: Portland, OR
The Oregon Health Authority (OHA), Public Health Division (PHD), Healthcare Regulation and Quality Improvement Program (HCRQI), Emergency Medical Services and Trauma Systems Section in Portland, OR is recruiting for an EMS & Trauma Research Analyst to serve as the primary data system liaison between Oregon EMS & trauma programs and local stakeholders and database users. The Emergency Medical Services and Trauma Systems Program within the Healthcare Regulation and Quality Improvement Program develops and regulates systems for quality emergency medical care in Oregon. This ensures that EMS providers are fully trained, that emergency medical vehicles are properly equipped, and emergency medical systems are functioning efficiently and effectively.
What will you do?
As the EMS & Trauma Research Analyst, you will be responsible for the Oregon Emergency Medical Systems (OR-EMSIS) and Oregon Trauma Registry data systems. You will develop an EMS and trauma data analysis and dissemination work plan in collaboration with other EMS research analysts, the EMS medical director and the HCRQI section manager. You will conduct data analysis for special projects, document analytical processes (including query syntax), produce standard and customized quarterly reports for stakeholders, and produce data quality reports for trauma hospitals scheduled for compliance site visits. In addition, you will conduct data analysis and drafts for annual legislative reports and other reports as needed.
While in this position, you will coordinate activities with EMS and HCRQI section managers, program managers, program staff and the medical director to plan and carry out data system evaluation projects and undertake improvement projects in response to evaluation findings. You will provide technical assistance to data system users regarding system queries to resolve system user issues; maintain a problem log to document system stakeholder issues and the means and timing of their resolution; and work with the EMS program team, the HCRQI program team, security officials, and other stakeholders to continuously improve business procedures. In addition, you will recommend changes to training curricula in response to identified user issues and ongoing quality improvement needs.
What's in it for you?
You will work with a team of public health professionals who are passionate about the work they do to emergency medical services to the people of Oregon. Do you have a master’s degree in public health, epidemiology, biostatistics, or health informatics? Do you have experience in data analysis? Do you have experience using SAS statistical software and/or programming languages such as SQL and/or R? Do you have experience with team collaboration to complete work projects? If so, we want to connect with you!
What are we looking for?
• A bachelor's degree in any discipline that included six-quarter units in statistics or quantitative analysis methods and procedures, and one-year experience using computerized applications to independently gather, compile, and analyze data and prepare narrative or statistical reports OR four years of research experience using computerized applications to independently gather, compile, and analyze data and prepare narrative or statistical reports.
• Preference will be given to applicants with a master's degree in public health, epidemiology, biostatistics, or health informatics.
• Knowledge of population-based public health promotion strategies.
• Proficient in the use of data analysis software such as SAS.
• Knowledge of programming languages, including SQL and R.
• Experience conducting descriptive analysis and analysis that measures variability, relationship, and significance.
• Demonstrated writing and communication skills.
• In-state and out-of-state travel is required. Must maintain driving privileges as an employment requirement.
• Experience in project management, contract administration, grant writing and management, and project completion.
• Proficient user of Microsoft Project, PowerPoint, Word, Excel, and desktop publishing.
• Experience promoting a culturally competent and diverse work environment
How to Apply
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