Battelle

Healthcare Quality Improvement - Social Science Researcher III

  • Battelle
  • Edgewood, MD 21040
  • 13 days ago

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Job Description

Battelle delivers when others can’t.

We conduct research and development, manage national laboratories, design and manufacture products and deliver critical services for our clients—whether they are a multi-national corporation, a small start-up or a government agency.

We recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply.

JOB SUMMARY

We are currently seeking a Social Science Researcher III – Healthcare Quality.

Health Research and Measure Development Principal Research Scientist.

This position may be located in Edgewood, Maryland; Crystal City, VA or Columbus, OH.

Battelle’s Health Research team, headquartered in Columbus, OH, specializes in conducting research in the areas of healthcare quality improvement, clinical quality measure development, measurement science, and knowledge management for government, academic and private industry clients worldwide.

The primary functions of the Principal Research Scientist, Healthcare Quality will be to execute appropriate health research and analytical methods designed to evaluate the development, implementation, and maintenance of clinical quality measures and alternative payment models.

This includes an understanding of, and experience with, appropriate experimental and quasi-experimental research methodologies, policy analysis, qualitative, quantitative, and mixed-methods evaluation designs, as well as, outcome dissemination and implementation science.

The selected candidate will be part of a team of researchers evaluating the outcomes and impacts of programs focused on a wide range of health and wellbeing research.

Compensation will be based on qualifications and experience.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

Leads and participates in multiple, assigned, and self-initiated research projects with a minimum of supervision and within time and budget constraints.

Participates in the development of clinical quality measures focused on a wide range of clinical areas.

Participates in the development and evaluation of alternative payment models.

Provides subject matter expertise to federally-funded clinical quality measure developers.

Conducts presentations on advancements in clinical quality measure science.

Perform highly complex assignments by compiling and evaluating design and test data, prepare technical specifications, analyze technical data to determine appropriate limits and variables for product or process specifications.

Plan, organize, execute, analyze, and perform technical work; organize project resources; manage budget; project deliverables; and other related project management activities for multiple projects.

Manage stakeholder relationships through collaboration and working closely with internal and external stakeholders to communicate project data, status, and technical needs and address risk, issues, and opportunities.

Provide technical advice and assistance; review proposed solutions for technical feasibility, (White Papers, and Contract Proposals).

Support and lead preparation and submission of publishable manuscripts.

Support business development efforts, including strategic planning and monitoring of current and future business opportunities.

Prepare technical and financial information for briefings, presentations, and status reports.

Monitor and report program commitments, obligations, expenditures, contract performance, and program status execution to include program milestones, schedule and cost, conduct related analyses, and track financial and technical metrics.

Reviews scientific literature and other information sources, and prepares summaries.

Prepares technical reports and presentations that are clear, concise, and technically accurate.

Monitor and report program commitments, obligations, expenditures, contract performance, and program status execution to include program milestones, schedule and cost, conduct related analyses, and track financial and technical metrics.

Builds relationships with internal and external partners and clients, and supports business development efforts.

THE FOLLOWING IS REQUIRED

Ph. D. in health administration, health informatics, public health, other health-related relevant field and 1+ years of professional experience in clinical quality measure development.

OR

Master’s degree or higher in health administration, health informatics, public health, other health-related relevant field and 4+ years of professional experience in clinical quality measure development.

OR

Bachelor’s degree or higher in health administration, health informatics, public health, other health-related relevant field and 6+ years of professional experience in clinical quality measure development

Experience working in contract research for a federal, state or private entity.

Experience working with Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (required), experience working with one or more of the following federal agencies is desired: Department of Veterans Affairs, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the Defense Health Agency.

Experienced writing funding proposals, concise recommendation papers and longer analytical reviews.

Experience working with and/or developing healthcare quality measures.

Ability to communicate verbally and in writing and maintain effective working relationships with a broad range of operational users, technical developers and government program managers

Proven ability to work as an effective member of a multidisciplinary team.

Applicants must have authorization to work in the United States.

We are unable to sponsor or take over sponsorship of any employment Visa at this time.

THE FOLLOWING IS DESIRED

Experience working with private or state health agencies.

Knowledge and experiences in research involving health policy, health disparities, international health, health economics or health data sources such as electronic health records are also desirable.

Excellent word processing and computer skills; familiarity with Microsoft Office software including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, as well as SharePoint or Box and Adobe Acrobat Professional.

LEGAL DISCLAIMER

The above statements are intended to describe the nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job.

They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, activities and skills required of staff members.

No statement herein is intended to imply any authorities to commit Battelle unless special written permission is granted by Battelle’s Legal Department.

BENEFITS

Battelle’s competitive benefits program includes comprehensive medical and dental care, matching 401K, paid time off, flexible spending accounts, disability coverage, and other benefits that help provide financial protection for you and your family.

COVID-19 Vaccine

In compliance with President Biden’s Executive Order 14042 and the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force COVID-19 Workplace Safety: Guidance for Federal Contractors and Subcontractors, Battelle requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment and continued employment and to provide documentation that they are fully vaccinated.

Battelle will provide reasonable accommodations based on a qualified disability or medical condition through the Americans with Disabilities Act or the Rehabilitation Act or for a sincerely held religious belief under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (and related state laws).

Battelle is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer.

If a reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact [email protected]

Battelle is an equal opportunity employer.

We provide employment and opportunities for advancement, compensation, training, and growth according to individual merit, without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, age, genetic information, disability, veteran-status veteran or military status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable Federal, state, or local law.

Our goal is for each staff member to have the opportunity to grow to the limits of their abilities and to achieve personal and organizational objectives.

We will support positive programs for equal treatment of all staff and full utilization of all qualified employees at all levels within Battelle.

For more information about our other openings, please visit www.battelle.org/careers

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