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Job Title: SAMHSA Associate Service Fellowship
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Organization: Center for Disease Control and Prevention
Posted: 11/16/2017
Type: Full-Time
Industry: Government
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Hyattsville,  MD    USA
Position Description: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Prevention’s (CDC) National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), Division of Health Care Statistics, Ambulatory and Hospital Care Statistics Branch, located in Hyattsville, Maryland, is seeking a full-time Associate Service Fellow. As the nation time Associate Service Fellow. As the nation’s principal health statistics agency, NCHS’ mission is to provide statistical information to guide actions and policies to improve the health of the American people. The Ambulatory and Hospital Care Statistics Branch conducts nationally representative surveys of hospital inpatient, emergency, and outpatient departments; ambulatory surgery centers; and office-based physicians. For more information, visit the National Health Care Surveys website.

Qualifications: This fellowship is open to all citizens of the United States or legal permanent residents with a work authorization. (Applicants are responsible for obtaining the necessary work authorization.) Applicants should have a master’s degree with 2 years of experience or a doctoral degree in health services research, statistics, survey methods, epidemiology, or a related social science or health field. Experience using SAS with large complex data sets and familiarity with natural language processing is required. In addition, applicants should have experience working with national surveys, especially surveys of health care providers, and understand survey design and weighting. Familiarity with electronic health record data and with medical coding (e.g., ICD–10–CM) is desirable. Strong analytical, writing, and interpersonal skills are essential.

Organization Description: NCHS and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) have partnered to conduct the National Hospital Care Survey (NHCS). NHCS integrates three long-standing surveys, the National Hospital Discharge Survey and the National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (both conducted by NCHS) and the Drug Abuse Warning Network (previously conducted by SAMHSA). The goal of NHCS is to provide reliable and timely health care utilization data for hospital-based settings. NHCS co collects administrative claims data or el electronic health record data for all in inpatient discharges, emergency department (E (ED) visits, and outpatient department vi visits including ambulatory surgery from a sa sampled hospital. The Fellow will analyze survey data and prepare statistical files and related documentation in support of the development and refinement of algorithms to identify substance- and mental illness-involved ED visits from NHCS data. The Fellow will plan a validation study with SAMHSA of the algorithms created. The Fellow will use natural language processing to identify and flag substance- and mental illness-involved E ED visits documented in clinical notes and o other text fields. The Fellow will also p prepare written reports and publications.

Closing Date: 2/16/2018
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Contact Name: Carol DeFrances,  SAMHSA Associate Service Fellowship
Contact Location: 3311 Toledo Road

Hyattsville   MD  20782
United States
Contact Location: 3311 Toledo Road
  Hyattsville   MD  20782
  United States
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How to Apply: Applications will be accepted through D December 8, 2017. Interested applicants s should submit a complete packet including a c cover letter, curriculum vitae, official t transcripts of all graduate and u undergraduate credits (in sealed and signed e envelopes), two reference letters (on o official letterhead with original s signatures), and a published or unpublished p publication with the applicant as the sole a author to Dr. Carol DeFrances at the mailing a address below. Email submissions will be not a accepted. Inquiries or questions regarding t this fellowship can be directed to c

Mailing address Carol DeFrances, Ph.D. Chief, Ambulatory and Hospital Care Stati Statistics Branch National Center for Health Statistics Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 3311 Toledo Road, Cubicle Number 3482 Hyattsville, MD 20782

Additional Information: The successful candidate will be offered an initial 24-month, full-time appointment, which may be extended by mutual agreement. An initial salary of $79,720–$123,234 will be offered, based on education and experience. Salary increases will be commensurate with performance. Fellows are eligible for annual and sick leave, Thrift Savings 401(k)-equivalent, and health and li life insurance apply. A flexible work sc schedule may be arranged. Free onsite pa parking or a public transportation subsidy is is available. The local subway station is wi within walking distance, and a free shuttle is is available to and from the station.

**CDC/NCHS is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, creed, color, age, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, or sexual orientation.**

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