Doctorate degree in public health, epidemiology, statistics, computer science, or a closely related field; OR a Master's degree in a related field and two years of research experience; OR a Bachelor's degree in a related field and three years of research experience.
Experience coordinating healthcare data transmission related projects. Strong data management skills using SAS software. Professional experience in the areas of health services research, health information technology, healthcare data standards, e.g. HL7 messaging, and relational database package. Skill in defining research questions, extracting pertinent data from existing systems, and preparing tables and clear narrative descriptions of the data and the analysis. Ability to use, understand and manipulate large datasets. Experience with determining the information needed, appropriate data sources, analysis of data collected, and written reports of results. Excellent writing, oral communication and organizational skills. Ability to handle multiple priorities, work independently and work as part of a team, and be flexible.
The Research Scientist II will participate in activities with the NYSDOH Office of Health Information Technology Transformation (OHITT) and the New York eHealth Collaborative (NYeC) that support NYS hospital syndromic surveillance (SS) data submission under the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Records (EHR) Meaningful Use Incentive Programs. Using the NYSDOH Universal Public Health Node (UPHN), the incumbent will assist in defining the SS data transmission technical requirements and implementation guides, and is responsible for developing protocol for data quality assessment and control, integrating the data with the NYSDOH Syndromic Surveillance System, and conducting researches on data transmission methodology and data usefulness evaluations. The incumbent will be expected to prepare timely data-base reports for dissemination to project partners and to present research results on health information exchange to scientific community. Under the direction of senior research scientists in office, the incumbent will be working with multidisciplinary teams within the Department and with other agencies in a collaborative manner to meet the project goals. Other related duties as assigned.
Application & resume must be received by: 5/3/13. To apply, please visit HRI’s web site at (preferred method): www.healthresearch.org/jobs or mail resume to: Health Research, Inc., 150 Broadway - Suite 560, Menands, NY 12204-2719. Please include reference code 2013-2699 on envelope.
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