Post Date: 11/26/2019
Close Date: 12/11/2019
The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) – the Health Policy & Analytics (HPA) Division is currently recruiting for a full time limited duration Health Information Technology (HIT) Policy Analyst (Operations and Policy Analyst 3) based in Portland, Oregon. This position supports senior staff and management by researching and providing objective information on which policy and operational decisions are based. We are seeking someone with expertise in the health care industry: Medicaid or Medicare programs; health care delivery systems; health care policy; health care clinical practice; health information technology; or Oregon’s health care transformation work.
What you will do!
As a HIT Policy Analyst, you will work across a variety of programs and projects within HPA’s Office of HIT providing support to strategic planning, policy analysis, and programs for HIT in Oregon. This position is comprised of four main components: strategic planning support; legislative and policy analysis; communications and management; and, project management. Your will be expected to work with minimal direction to meet deadlines. These areas are briefly explained below.
Strategic planning support
You will work with the lead policy analyst, colleagues, and leadership to plan and implement updates and revisions to strategic planning documents, including community/stakeholder engagement and communications support. You will develop of informational materials for internal and external stakeholders; track and interpret stakeholder input; develop written reports; develop recommendations for leadership; assist with strategic plan drafting; develop and document work plans; and track project progress and timelines.
In this capacity, you are responsible for all phases of a project such as tracking, setting goals, and reporting out. Attending regular meetings to identify risks or problems and to collaborate on mitigating strategies for resolution are expected.
Legislative and policy analysis
You will complete comprehensive research and policy analysis on Health Information Technology (HIT) within Oregon and the United States. You will be evaluating data from public and private programs, identifying trends, and implementing issues related to proposed policies, and responsible for weighing recommendations which affect private and public health care policy direction as they relate to HIT and Medicaid. Your analysis will be prepared and presented in a variety of formats such as policy briefs, work plans, reports, and so forth.
Communications and management
You will bring internal and external stakeholders together to participate in forums, webinars or meetings and are responsible for coordinating and planning these efforts. You will ensure project progress and presentations are communicated and will act as the liaison on behalf of OHA. The successful candidate will have experience creating documents (whitepapers, high-level presentations and materials, summary reports) and presenting key information in a concise fashion.
A Bachelor's Degree in Business or Public Administration, Behavioral or Social Sciences, Finance, Political Science or related degree such as Public Health; and four years professional-level evaluative, analytical and planning work.
Any combination of experience and education equivalent to seven years of experience that typically supports the knowledge and skills for the classification.
Experience with analyzing and evaluating existing or proposed policies and make recommendations to leadership;
Experience with managing and coordinating multiple projects simultaneously;
Experience developing documents (i.e. work plans and reports) and meeting materials (i.e. stakeholder engagement materials);
Experience monitoring, analyzing and interpreting federal/state policies to include bills tracking, regulations and administrative rules;
Experience with developing program procedures and administrative rules;
Experience in the health care industry such as Medicaid or Medicare programs, health care delivery systems, health care policy, health care clinical practice, health information technology, or Oregon’s health care transformation initiatives;
Experience in advancing health equity, addressing systemic health disparities and collaborating with diverse, vulnerable and underrepresented populations