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Job Title: Practice Enhancement Research Coordinator
Job Number: IRC69887
Organization: Oregon Health & Science University
Posted: 5/18/2018
Type: Full-Time
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Portland,  OR   
Compensation: $50,000 - 55,000
Position Description: The Practice Enhancement Research Coordinator (PERC) will work within the department of the Oregon Rural Practice- based Research Network (ORPRN) on the Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+) Initiative. CPC+ is a 5-year national advanced primary care medical home model funded by the Centers for Medicare and Medicare Services that aims to strengthen primary care through a regionally-based multi-payer payment reform and care delivery transformation. CPC+ includes two primary care practice tracks with incrementally advanced care delivery requirements and payment options. The care delivery redesign supports practices to build infrastructure to deliver better care to their patient population. In Oregon, 153 practices are participating. The PERC duties will include: • Conducting research with clinics and communities • Building quality improvement infrastructure with regional clinics • Community Engagement • Grant support • Providing technical assistance to CPC+ practices via phone, email, virtual meetings, in-person visits, and conferences • Supporting a multi-site, clinic- based trial to identify patients with unrecognized COPD symptoms (COPD is an underdiagnosed disease due in part to the reliance on and inconsistent use of spirometry in primary care) • Testing a noninvasive screening tool and spirometry on patients within the clinic setting • Approximately 40% of time will involve travel to practices across Oregon to provide in-person CPC+ technical assistance and support the COPD study

Qualifications: Required Qualifications: • Bachelor’s Degree with major courses in field of research and 1-3 years of relevant experience OR AA/RN and 3 years of relevant experience • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks at one time • Excellent communication, analytical and organizational skills: both written and verbal • Ability to work independently and as part of a team while being collaborative in resolving problems • Excellent computer knowledge and experience including data entry skills in Microsoft Office Suite e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access and Oracle • Demonstrated excellent customer service skills both on the phone and in person • Ability to use tact and diplomacy to maintain effective working relationships Preferred Qualifications: • Master’s degree with major courses in relevant field, such as public health • 3 years of experience in research data collection, methodology and implementation • 1 or more years in primary care setting, and experience with practice facilitation • Completion of Patient-Centered Primary Care Institute online learning module, change management coursework (e.g., LEAN or CAP classes), and Institute for Healthcare Improvement training modules • Knowledgeable about Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Practice Facilitation Handbook • Ability to create spreadsheets, data entry forms and reports, experience with electronic health records • Knowledge of quality improvement methods • Experience with Patient-Centered Primary Care Home, MACRA/MIPS, meaningful use, National Committee for Quality Assurance • Certification with ACRP, SoCRA or equivalent • REDCap training, participation in Research Coordinator Workshop, and completion of Study Coordinator Training Series

Organization Description: The Oregon Rural Practice-based Research Network (ORPRN) established in 2002 at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland. ORPRN is dedicated to improving the health of rural Oregonians by promoting knowledge transfer between communities and clinicians. ORPRN facilitates a broad variety of clinical health care research, quality improvement projects, and practice transformation efforts in rural Oregon through the work of the Practice Enhancement Research Coordinator (PERC).

Closing Date: 8/18/2018
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Contact Name: Martha Snow,  Practice Enhancement Research Coordinator
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Portland   OR  
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How to Apply: Follow instructions from -resources/careers/frequently-asked- questions/applying-online.cfm and search Job ID "IRC69887". All applications must be submitted in the OHSU job portal.

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