Sr Health Policy Data Analyst III (3952) - Department of Health Policy
Vanderbilt's Department of Health Policy is seeking qualified candidates to provide faculty with data management, statistical analyses, project management, and other research assistance. This position is responsible for the independent execution of major components of complex quantitative research projects in health policy, public health, or related disciplines, and utilizes advanced level research skills to perform a variety of research and operations-related activities including designing large, complex datasets, report preparation, and management of project schedules for proposals and projects.
The ideal candidate has strong data management and programming skills (SAS, Stata, R), experience with Medicare and other administrative data, solid project management experience, and can provide analytic support for complex statistical analyses. The analyst will be expected to collect, compile, validate, interpret, and analyze data and trends using standard statistical practices and techniques.
This position requires a person who can work well with a number of faculty members from diverse disciplines, oversee and guide the efforts of junior team members, take initiative to gather suitable data to address policy questions, manage multiple datasets, and complete assignments in a timely manner. Some tasks will require quick turnaround times.
The responsibilities of this position will include quantitative and written data analysis on issues of current health policy interest including nursing home care, end of life care, and assessing quality of care more generally. Knowledge of nursing home administrative data such as the Minimum Data Set preferred but not required.
Department/Unit Summary :
Vanderbilt University's new Department of Health Policy brings together a broad group of health policy scholars devoted to developing health policy solutions that can have a profound impact. The Department builds on a history of strong collaborative relationships with the Tennessee Department of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and several frontline policy makers to develop health policy solutions for our nation's most pressing health care challenges.
The combination of a major research university and preeminent medical center gives Department faculty incredible opportunities to build relationships with frontline care providers and policymakers which can lead to breakthrough discoveries. The Department fosters a deep belief that research and innovative thinking should guide health policy relationships and help policymakers understand implications. For more information, please visit https://www.vumc.org/health-policy/.
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Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
Uses advanced programming skills to manage and analyze data
Responsible for designing and managing multiple large and/or complex datasets
Coordinates development of analytic datasets, data cleaning, data validation, and data reporting
Completes, submits, and tracks regulatory and data security materials
Maintains detailed documentation of data management and programming code
Ensures the integrity and security of data
Health policy data analysis
Demonstrate expertise in data modeling, programming, and advanced analyses
Combines data from multiple sources to derive conclusions, measures and recommendations
Contributes to the development and execution of complex analytic plans, including sampling strategies and bias estimation, data specifications, reports, and tables/figures, using biostatistics and econometric methods
Identifies, validates, extracts, and formats data for statistical analysis
Creates, modifies, and runs complex queries and data models
Identifies data requirements and gaps in data or statistical models
Summarizes and interprets complex analyses
Drafts and reviews presentations and written documents
Prepares presentations and information for a wide variety of audiences
Oversees the creation of charts, graphs, and tables to summarize analysis results
Contributes to research proposals, technical reports, and peer-reviewed scientific manuscripts
Serves as a resource to others
Provides guidance and supervision to junior team members
Participates in recruiting and hiring of team members
Provides input and/or conducts performance conversations and evaluations
This is a full-time position.
Salary is dependent upon years of education and experience.
Background screens will be performed and education will be verified prior to employment. Please be prepared to provide required information and/or documentation.
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