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Job Title: Program Research Specialist II (Temporary)
Job Number: 2018-3855
Organization: Health Reseach Inc.
Posted: 2/12/2018
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Epidemiology
Industry: Non Profit / NGO
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Albany,  NY    USA
Compensation: $55,222.00/Yr.
Position Description: Responsibilities: The Program Research Specialist II (PRS II) will work with researchers and public health professionals in the Office of Quality & Patient Safety on an Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality (AHRQ)-funded project, "Addressing Potentially Dangerous Medications in Medicaid Children with Mental Health Diagnosis". The purpose of the project will be to describe the epidemiology of patient safety in ambulatory care settings and assess strategies to reduce potentially dangerous medication use or patient harms. The PRS II will analyze Medicaid claims and encounter data to determine patterns in medication usage and adverse events among Medicaid children, as well as provider and practice data to examine correlations between practice characteristics and prescribing patterns. The PRS II will administer a provider survey on medication reconciliation practices, and collect and analyze the results. Additionally, the PRS II will conduct literature searches and contribute to research recommendations related to the project. SAS will be used to analyze data and Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point will be used to display the analytic results. The PRS II will regularly communicate with grant partners and senior staff to provide updates, analyses, and reports as needed. Other related duties to be completed as assigned.

Qualifications: Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Public Health, Epidemiology, Statistics, Mathematics, Computer Science or a related field and two years of research experience in the collection and evaluation of data. A Master's degree may substitute for one year of the research experience. Preferred Qualifications: Master’s degree in public health, public policy, public administration, statistics, health services research, health or business administration, economics, social sciences, or a related field. Demonstrated Proficiency in SAS and SQL programming and performing statistical analysis. Experience with large administrative datasets such as Medicaid claims and encounter data. Experience administering surveys and with collecting and analyzing survey results. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Experience working on interdisciplinary teams.

Organization Description: Health Research, Inc. (HRI) contributes to the health and well-being of the people of New York State by complementing and enabling the strategic public health goals of the New York State Department of Health (DOH), Roswell Park Cancer Institute Corporation (RPCIC), and other health- related entities. HRI provides best-in-class resource administration for stakeholders and programs related to the work and priorities of the Department of Health and its other partners. HRI does this through the provision of knowledge, expertise, funding guidance, and fiduciary oversight of sponsored program funding for public health and research programs in concert with community partnerships.

Closing Date: 2/26/2018
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: Kelly Coultry,  HR Administrator I
Contact Location: 150 Broadway, Suite 560

Menands   NY  12204
United States
Contact Location: 150 Broadway, Suite 560
  Menands   NY  12204
  United States
Contact Phone:  
Contact Fax: 5184311252
Contact Email:
Web Address:
How to Apply: Please visit HRI’s web site at (preferred method): https://careers- or mail resume to: Health Research, Inc., 150 Broadway - Suite 560, Menands, NY 12204-2719. Please include reference code 2018-3855 on envelope.

Additional Information: Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer/Qualified Individuals with Disabilities/Qualified Protected Veterans

Web Site Delete Date: 2/26/2018