Post Date: 03/25/2020
Close Date: 04/08/2020
The Oregon Health Authority has a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Research Analyst with strong SAS and SQL skills to join an excellent team, perform top-notch analysis and work to advance agency operations.
This position is under the classification Research Analyst 4.
WHAT YOU WILL DO!
As a Research Analyst, you will be part of the Decision Support and Systems Integration Unit. You will be responsible for designing, developing, implementing and analyzing data related to child and family medical and social complexity, including medical claims, encounters and data from Integrated Client Services’ (ICS) data warehouse in support of Oregon’s Integrated Care for Kids (InCK) Model, the Oregon Health Plan waiver, healthcare policy initiatives, the Metrics Program and other health program operations.
In this role, you will be the lead analyst on major issues related to children’s health. You will work closely with research and program staff in the Health Policy and Analytics (HPA) Division and other divisions, such as Health Systems and Public Health.
Additional responsibilities will include: planning and managing complex analytical and statistical research projects using healthcare claims, enrollment information and system-level data captured through ICS; studying and analyzing tables, graphs, charts and other statistics to arrive at conclusions about the data; writing technical memorabilia about data analysis; summarizing research findings and preparing summary tables, graphs and charts for publications and articles; developing summaries and detailed reports for various stakeholders; researching alternative methodologies and developing clear and well-reasoned recommendations for leadership considerations; coordinating and collaborating actively with colleagues within and outside of HPA including InCk and national experts in child health complexity; and contributing to and/or giving presentations to colleagues, leadership and external stakeholders.
WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR:
• (a) Five (5) years of research experience using computerized applications to independently gather, compile, and analyze data and prepare narrative or statistical reports including Two (2) years coordinating complex research projects. OR (b) A Bachelor's Degree in any disciplines that included six-quarter units in statistics or quantitative analysis methods and procedures; AND Three (3) years of research experience using computerized applications to independently gather, compile, and analyze data and prepare narrative or statistical reports including Two (2) years coordinating complex research projects.
• Experience with statistical software packages such as SQL Developer and/or SAS.
• Experience using trends to do analytical research.
• Experience using statistical software, research methods and data presentation.
• Quantitative and qualitative problem-solving skills.
• Experience in the design, operation and data extraction techniques associated with large-scale relational databases and associated servers.
• Experience with health outcomes research and/or healthcare delivery systems research.
• Experience using healthcare expenditure, utilization and quality assurance data.
• Experience producing written reports, executive summaries and fact sheets.
• Experience manipulating large raw data sets with Unix Scripting.
• Strong working knowledge of Medicaid and Medicare programs, medical billing, coding and terminology.
• Experience in advancing health equity, addressing systemic health disparities and collaborating with diverse, vulnerable and underrepresented populations.
WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU?
We offer a workplace that balances productivity with enjoyment; promote an atmosphere of mutual respect, dedication, and enthusiasm. You will collaborate in an open office with a team of bright individuals to work with and learn from. We offer full medical, vision and dental with paid sick leave, vacation, personal leave and ten paid holidays per year plus pension and retirement plans. If you're driven by the passion to do something meaningful that changes lives, the Oregon Health Authority is the place for you.