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Research Scientist, QMP

Company: Yale-New Haven Health
Location: New Haven
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Overview To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These values - integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion - must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day. The Research Scientist, Quality Measurement Programs (QMP), leads in the conceptual design, development, testing, implementation and ongoing reevaluation of national health care quality measures and advances measurement methods. Reporting to the Director, QMP, the primary role is to serve as a Technical Division Director and lead multi-disciplinary teams in completing specific deliverables for a large Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) funded multi-year contract developing and maintaining hospital quality measures for national public reporting and tracking quality trends. The Research Scientist provides technical leadership and content expertise for the development of deliverables under the guidance of the Director, QMP working with a diverse team of consultants, statisticians, clinicians, health services researchers, and project support staff to meet contract deliverables. EEO/AA/Disability/Veteran Responsibilities 1. Lead team decision-making, ensuring that analytic decisions are made collaboratively with the lead team's analyst; present and discuss key methodological decisions with directors and other team members; ensure communication within subtask team members on on decisions, timelines, and work plans (with regular team meetings, informal team huddles, and timely accurate minutes, etc.) 2. Lead and ensure timely completion of high quality task deliverables (e.g. literature reviews, technical reports, measure forms, communications materials, and papers) 3. Lead task management plan by reviewing and signing off on timelines with interim deadlines 4. Manages resources to budget for assigned contract tasks 5. Track progress and make adjustments to plan, seeking assistance from Director, QMP, only when needed 6. Problem solve methodological/team/process issues that arise with directors and analysts 7. Recruit and liaise with external experts for special consultation 8. Supervise and provide direction, coaching, and mentorship to project coordinators and research assistants 9. Communicates project status and results to funding agencies and other stakeholders through briefings, presentations and written materials 10. Mentor team members in technical aspects of project/deliverable 11. Draft or assist in drafting manuscripts 12. Support development of new contracts/grants and IRB submissions by leading task team efforts Qualifications EDUCATION MD, PhD or Master's degree with a minimum of seven (7) years of work experience required. Formal training in health services research methods is preferred. EXPERIENCE Minimum two (2) years experience in health services field or other relevant field of research required. Doctoral or other mentored research experience will be considered. Excellent writing skills as evidenced through peer-reviewed publications required. Excellent verbal communication skills. Demonstrated mastery of epidemiology and excellent analytical skills. Experience managing professional staff preferred. Teaching experience desired. Demonstrated experience collaborating with other government contractors or independent non-government agencies that support outcomes measure work. LICENSURE N/A SPECIAL SKILLS Comprehensive knowledge of policies pertaining to research studies. Working knowledge of computer software to support research project(s). Well developed oral and written communication, statistical, organizational, and analytical skills that including the ability to bring applied knowledge to analytic questions. Project management, supervisory and staff training skills. Experience leading a multidisciplinary staff. Demonstrated experience managing multiple tasks simultaneously that cover a broad range of technical areas and adhering to deadlines. Comprehensive knowledge of health care quality measurement methods and policy. PHYSICAL DEMAND N/A Additional Information This position is co-terminus with funding. The duties of this position can be carried out remotely if this meets the business need of CORE. #cbjs YNHHS Requisition ID 15310

Keywords: Yale-New Haven Health, New Haven , Research Scientist, QMP, Other , New Haven, Connecticut

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