Health Policy Data Analyst – Data Modeling (vumc)

vumc    Nashville, United States    2024-06-09

Job posting number: #119871 (Ref:R-23968)

Job Description

Discover Vanderbilt University Medical Center:  Located in Nashville, Tennessee, and operating at a global crossroads of teaching, discovery, and patient care, VUMC is a community of diverse individuals who come to work each day with the simple aim of changing the world. It is a place where your expertise will be valued, your knowledge expanded, and your abilities challenged. Vanderbilt Health recognizes that diversity is essential for excellence and innovation. We are committed to an inclusive environment where everyone has the chance to thrive and where your diversity of culture, thinking, learning, and leading is sought and celebrated. It is a place where employees know they are part of something that is bigger than themselves, take exceptional pride in their work and never settle for what was good enough yesterday. Vanderbilt’s mission is to advance health and wellness through preeminent programs in patient care, education, and research.

Organization:

Health Policy

Job Summary:

The Department of Health Policy is seeking qualified health policy data analyst candidates to provide support to faculty in the Center for Health Economic Modeling for complex quantitative and data modeling research projects in health policy, public health, or related disciplines under occasional faculty guidance. This position primarily develops and implements R-based mathematical modeling, including cost-effectiveness analysis and disease simulation modeling. The position utilizes intermediate-to advanced-level research and programming skills to perform a variety of quantitative research activities including data management, analysis of quantitative data, data visualization, and manuscript preparation.

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Health Policy Data Analyst – Data Modeling (3951) – Department of Health Policy

Job Summary:

The Department of Health Policy is seeking qualified health policy data analyst candidates to provide support to faculty in the Center for Health Economic Modeling for complex quantitative and data modeling research projects in health policy, public health, or related disciplines under occasional faculty guidance. This position primarily develops and implements R-based mathematical modeling, including cost-effectiveness analysis and disease simulation modeling. The position utilizes intermediate-to advanced-level research and programming skills to perform a variety of quantitative research activities including data management, analysis of quantitative data, data visualization, and manuscript preparation.

The ideal candidate will work well independently and in collaboration with multiple faculty members and projects simultaneously, take the initiative to gather suitable data to address policy questions, and complete assignments on time.  In addition to coding and analyses in R, familiarity with Git, C++/C#, and/or Python would also be highly valued.

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The responsibilities of this position will include highly quantitative and written data analysis on issues of current policy interest. Examples of projects may include:

  • Modeling and evaluating the cost-effectiveness of medication options, new health technologies, or policy changes using disease simulation models

  • Analyzing trends in health care expenditures for Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries

  • Examining policy options for improving the value of care delivered to patients in diverse settings

Key Responsibilities:

Data Management

  • Responsible for managing large and/or complex datasets

  • Develops datasets by performing data cleaning, data validation, and data reporting

  • Maintains detailed documentation of data management and programming codes

  • Ensures the integrity and security of data

Health Policy Data Analysis

  • Uses advanced statistical and data programming skills to manage and analyze data

  • Summarizes and interprets complex statistical analyses

  • Able to create, modify, and run multifaceted database queries and produce reports

  • Expertise in data modeling and understands relationships between data items including R-based mathematic and statistical models (i.e., Markov, Microsimulation, Discrete-event simulation models)

  • Creates complex charts, graphs, and tables to summarize analysis results

Project Management and Presentation

  • Uses intermediate-to-advanced quantitative research methods skills to participate in the design, coordination, and conduct of research projects

  • Prepares materials and drafts technical sections of presentations and written documents

  • Able to prepare effective presentations in content and function

  • Fosters collaboration between team members, both internal and external to the department

Minimum Qualifications:

This position requires a master’s degree and two years of related experience. A degree in economics, statistics, computer science, or another field with quantitative coursework is strongly preferred.

Preferred qualities and skills:

  • Expertise with R and/or C++/C#

  • Strong quantitative, statistical, and data analysis skills

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Expertise in mathematic/disease modeling and/or health technology assessment

  • Experience with health-related datasets and/or population surveys

  • Knowledge of health policy issues

  • Self-starter with good time management, initiative, and professional work style

A current resume and cover letter must be included/uploaded in your online application to be eligible for consideration.

Additional Information:

This is a full-time position.

Salary is dependent upon education and experience.

Background screens will be performed and education will be verified prior to employment. Please be prepared to provide required information and/or documentation.

Our Academic Enterprise is one of the nation’s longest serving and most prestigious academic medical centers. Through its historic bond with Vanderbilt University and integral role in the School of Medicine, Vanderbilt Health cultivates distinguished research and educational programs to advance a clinical enterprise that provides compassionate and personalized care and support for millions of patients and family members each year.

World-leading academic departments and comprehensive centers of excellence pursue scientific discoveries and transformational educational and clinical advances across the entire spectrum of health and disease.

Aligning with Vanderbilt Health’s Strategic Directions, the Office of Research provides shared research resources, administrative expertise and professional guidance to enable the trans-disciplinary environment and highly collaborative culture that advances discovery and training for all the research faculty, trainees, students and staff. 

    Core Accountabilities:

    Organizational Impact: Executes job responsibilities with the understanding of how output would affect and impact other areas related to own job area/team with occasional guidance. Problem Solving/ Complexity of work: Analyzes moderately complex problems using technical experience and judgment. Breadth of Knowledge: Has expanded knowledge gained through experience within a professional area. Team Interaction: Provides informal guidance and support to team members.

    Core Capabilities :

    Supporting Colleagues:- Develops Self and Others: Invests time, energy, and enthusiasm in developing self/others to help improve performance e and gain knowledge in new areas.- Builds and Maintains Relationships: Maintains regular contact with key colleagues and stakeholders using formal and informal opportunities to expand and strengthen relationships.- Communicates Effectively: Recognizes group interactions and modifies one's own communication style to suit different situations and audiences. Delivering Excellent Services:- Serves Others with Compassion: Seeks to understand current and future needs of relevant stakeholders and customizes services to better address them.- Solves Complex Problems: Approaches problems from different angles; Identifies new possibilities to interpret opportunities and develop concrete solutions.- Offers Meaningful Advice and Support: Provides ongoing support and coaching in a constructive manner to increase employees' effectiveness. Ensuring High Quality: - Performs Excellent Work: Engages regularly in formal and informal dialogue about quality; directly addresses quality issues promptly.- Ensures Continuous Improvement: Applies various learning experiences by looking beyond symptoms to uncover underlying causes of problems and identifies ways to resolve them. - Fulfills Safety and Regulatory Requirements: Understands all aspects of providing a safe environment and performs routine safety checks to prevent safety hazards from occurring. Managing Resources Effectively: - Demonstrates Accountability: Demonstrates a sense of ownership, focusing on and driving critical issues to closure.- Stewards Organizational Resources: Applies understanding of the departmental work to effectively manage resources for a department/area.- Makes Data Driven Decisions: Demonstrates strong understanding of the information or data to identify and elevate opportunities. Fostering Innovation:- Generates New Ideas: Proactively identifies new ideas/opportunities from multiple sources or methods to improve processes beyond conventional approaches.- Applies Technology: Demonstrates an enthusiasm for learning new technologies, tools, and procedures to address short-term challenges.- Adapts to Change: Views difficult situations and/or problems as opportunities for improvement; actively embraces change instead of emphasizing negative elements.

    Position Qualifications:

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    Work Experience :

    Relevant Work Experience

    Experience Level :

    Less than 1 year

    Education :

    Master's

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    Employer Info

    Job posting number:#119871 (Ref:R-23968)
    Application Deadline:2024-07-09
    Employer Location:vumc
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