Sr Research Analyst
University of Utah - Salt Lake City, UT

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Job Summary
The Division of Pediatric Critical Care, University of Utah has an immediate opening for a Sr. Research Analyst. Provides technical assistance to Emergency Medical Services for Children ( EMSC ) program grantees in data collection, analysis, and utilization; design of research projects; program evaluation and quality improvement in EMS and EMSC ; and in grant writing and other technical areas. Assists with special projects for the EMSC program regarding evaluation and improvement of local level capabilities to properly care for children in medical emergencies. Participates in research projects regarding pediatric emergency medical care issues. Helps with design of research projects, analysis of data, and manuscript preparation for internal and external customers. Helps to develop resource materials and provide technical assistance to members of the target audience on national EMSC performance measure topics. Prepares presentations and speaks at workshops, on site visits, and in other conferences on EMSC -related and other technical topics. Communicates with federal program officers to discuss and coordinate provision of technical assistance. Works as part of a team on various projects as needed to fulfill overall program objectives. Must be willing to travel.

1. Serves as liaison for and independently provides technical assistance to grantees of the EMSC program. Coordinates the collection and analysis of data from several hundred emergency medical service agencies and hospitals within multiple states/territories to assess pediatric emergency care capabilities. Uses standardized methods and tools to assist personnel in each state/territory to collect, analyze, and disseminate data. Ensures that sites collect data according to protocols established by project staff (in which this individual will participate) to maximize data integrity. Monitors data quality issues to identify and resolve any errors in collected data, and interprets data to identify areas for improvement based on deficiencies. Periodically travels to sites to assess needs and provide assistance as part of EMSC team. Documents all EMSC program grantee support into a secure, web-based tracking system that allows for quantification of the types of assistance provided.

2. Assists with special projects as needed by director and federal project officers. Participates in strategic planning for dissemination and utilization of EMSC performance measures data, development and implementation of future program performance measures, and for other specific projects such as national survey of hospital emergency departments to determine preparedness to treat pediatric patients. Queries collected data to develop content into useable formats such as fact sheets, PDF and other documents, PowerPoint presentations, and videotaped material for distribution to user audiences.

3. Prepares written and electronic material for presentation at national in-person workshops and webinars hosted by this project. Begins several months in advance of workshop offering by researching content areas, drafting workshop material, practicing presentations, and revising content. Will also serve as a workshop lead periodically, assuming the role of coordinating written and electronic material for all presentations for all workshop faculty, developing timelines and ensuring submission deadlines by faculty are met, and ensuring that all materials flow well together and are not duplicative but rather are complimentary. Travels to workshop location with team to present materials, and participates in review of workshop evaluations and refinement of materials for future workshop offerings.

4. Participates in research projects to increase the body of knowledge in pediatric emergency care. Accesses and analyzes data from a variety of sources, ranging from several thousand records up to tens of millions of records, to answer targeted questions about pediatric patient conditions and treatments in emergency situations. Synthesizes findings from data into logical framework and produces written manuscript for publication in peer-reviewed journals.

5. Actively participates in coordination and planning meetings with internal project team and other center staff. These include monthly staff meetings, workshop planning and preparation meetings, bi-monthly personal meetings with supervisor, and bi-monthly research-in-progress meetings.

6. Communicates with federal project officers by phone and email to coordinate the provision of technical assistance to specific sites to ensure consistency of message and that site needs are met. Participates in monthly conference calls with project officers with the rest of project staff.

Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree in a related field or equivalency; plus four years related research experience, and demonstrated human relation and effective communication skills also required.

A Master’s degree in a related field is preferred.

This position is not responsible for providing patient care.
Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.


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Additional Information
This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.

Equal Employment Opportunity
The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. Please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/ TDD ), for further information or to request an accommodation. The University of Utah is committed to diversity in its workforce. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

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