Research Analyst 2 (Research Analyst)
Oregon Health Authority-Health Policy & Research - Oregon

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The Oregon Heath Authority (OHA) is a state agency dedicated to helping people and communities achieve optimum physical, mental and social well-being through partnerships, prevention and access to quality, affordable health care. We are absolutely committed to ongoing innovation in the delivery of services, and to recruiting, developing and retaining dedicated employees.
The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) strives to create inclusive environments that welcome and value the diversity of the people we serve. OHA fosters fairness, equity, and inclusion to create workplace environments where everyone is treated with respect and dignity regardless of race, color, religion, sex, disability, physical stature, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, political affiliation and any other factor applicable by state or federal law.
This employment opportunity is with the Office of Health Analytics, which is part of the Oregon Health Authority. There is one permanent, full-time position located in either Portland (421 SW Oak Street) or Salem (1225 Ferry Street) . This position is not represented by a union.
This recruitment announcement will be used to establish a list of qualified candidates to fill the current vacancy and may be used to fill future vacancies as they occur.
Please be aware that due to the economic downturn and subsequent state budget short-fall these positions will be required to take furloughs in the biennium 2011-2013.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Gather, compile and analyze qualitative and quantitative information and statistical data, and present this information or data in narrative or schematic form. This position assists in the planning and organizing of research projects.
Gather, compile, code, and classify health facility financial, survey, utilization, and other quantitative/qualitative following well-defined plans. Prepare and manage data fee invoicing and collection.
Perform data quality checks and verifies survey responses with respondents.
Perform preliminary data analysis and prepares basic report and presentations of findings that may include simple statistical statistics, tables, charts, and spreadsheets.
Learn and apply new software tools such as MONAHRQ and 3M Potentially Preventable Readmission to carry out analysis of hospital inpatient discharge data.
Draft sections of the biennial Oregon’s Acute Care Hospitals Report, and other ongoing reports and research briefs from the hospital and ambulatory data collected.
Answer requests from agency personnel, other agencies, business groups, legislative bodies, associations, and the public for information relating to subjects under portfolio, after reviewing draft responses with Research & Data Manager.
Ensure current data, statistical reports, and research reports are updated and published on the OHPR website.
Other related work, as assigned by the Research and Data Manager and/or research Analyst 4.
This position requires a valid driver's license and or other acceptable method of transportation and frequent use of a computer for prolonged periods to produce written documents. Some evening and weekend work required.
You must have a valid driver’s license with an acceptable driving record. If not, you must be able to provide an alternate method of transportation.

Qualifications & Desired Attributes:

Your answers to the supplemental questions must be consistent with your described work experience. Your application will be reviewed to determine if you meet minimum qualifications. Qualified applicants with backgrounds that most closely match the needs of the position(s) will be invited to interview. Resumes’ will NOT be used to determine qualifications unless it clearly states a resume’ is required in the job posting.
A Bachelor’s degree in any discipline that included six-quarter units in statistics or quantitative analysis methods and procedures;
Three years experience as a research assistant comparable to the work of a Research Analyst 1;
or two years experience using computer applications to help gather, compile, analyze, and report information and statistical data. Note: If you are using education (a degree or coursework) to qualify for this position, transcripts must be submitted for all required or related courses. Transcripts can be official or unofficial at time of application. If you are using your education to meet the minimum qualifications and do not attach your transcripts your application may be removed from consideration.
Experience with quantitative or qualitative research
Experience generating reports that include tables, charts and spreadsheets
Experience with MONAHRQ, 3M and Healthcare Data
Applicants that meet the minimum qualifications and most closely match the desired attributes will be invited for an interview.

Additional Information:

If you need assistance to participate in the application process, you are encouraged to call 503-945-5693 (voice) 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. (Pacific Time) Monday through Friday. TTY users please use the Oregon Telecommunications Relay Service: 1-800-735-2900.
If you are offered employment, the offer will be contingent upon the outcome of an abuse check, criminal records check and driving records check, and the information shall be shared with the OHA, Office of Human Resources (OHR). Any criminal or founded abuse history will be reviewed and could result in the withdrawal of the offer or termination of employment.
OHA will communicate with all applicants by e-mail.
To apply , follow the “Apply” link above and complete the Oregon employment application online. All application materials must be received by the closing date and time posted on the announcement. A resume’ (text or attachment) will not replace the work experience section of the application. For help with applying online, please contact 1-877-204-4442.
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