Health-Related Social Needs Data Analyst (RA3) (oregon)

oregon    Portland | OHA | Oak Street    2024-07-11

Job posting number: #130001 (Ref:REQ-160958)

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Oregon Health Authority

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Health-Related Social Needs Data Analyst (RA3)

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The Oregon Health Authority has a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Research Analyst (RA3) with an excellent team. This is a full-time, permanent, classified position with Health Policy and Analytics.

What you will do!

The Health-Related Social Needs Data Analyst (RA3) will join a small and dynamic team to produce clear and accessible data and data products related to health-related social needs and social health services. In particular, this position will focus on organizing, interpreting, visualizing, and reporting data to inform Oregon’s new and innovative program providing services like rent, food supports, and air conditioners to members of Oregon’s Medicaid program, the Oregon Health Plan. The HRSN Data Analyst will apply principles of data equity to all aspects of data and analytics work to support OHA’s goal to eliminate health inequities by 2030.

Activities include, but are not limited to:

  • Work with HRSN Lead Research Analyst (RA4) and analysts and policy analysts from across OHA to identify existing data and data needs to support tracking of progress within the HRSN program and social needs services with a focus on equitable access to care
  • Develop accurate, complete, and user-friendly data documentation to support use of Oregon Health Authority and cross-agency data sources for HRSN and social health analytics.
  • Support design and develop analytical processes and technical procedures necessary to load, transform, and share HRSN and Community Information Exchange (CIE) data between analytical and operational systems so that the data is suitable for analytical purposes.
  • Work with HRSN Lead Research Analyst to develop data collection tools, procedures, and methodology for data collection related to health-related social needs.
  • Provide program recommendations to the HRSN Analytics Leads and Manager relying on analysis of quantitative and qualitative data.
  • Produce meaningful and accessible data reporting, communications, and visualizations, including products like data dashboards, to ensure data is available to key partners and Oregon communities;
  • Receive and organize internal data sets, including health plan reporting, surveys, other data related to health-related social needs; validate data and provide clean data sets.
  • Act as project manager for the team’s data request tracking system to ensure data is provided in a timely manner.
  • Act as a subject matter expert for internal partners on technical processes and analytics related to the HRSN Analytics Program.

This position will be a key member of the HRSN Analytics team and under the leadership of the HRSN Analytics Lead, HRSN Lead Research Analyst and HRSN Policy Analyst. This position works closely with research and program in the Health Policy & Analytics Division and Medicaid Division, as well as other parts of OHA including Equity and Inclusion and Public Health.


What we are looking for:
A Bachelor's Degree in any discipline that included six-quarter units in statistics or quantitative analysis methods and procedures, and one year experience using computerized applications to independently gather, compile, and analyze data and prepare narrative or statistical reports;
Four years of research experience using computerized applications to independently gather, compile, and analyze data and prepare narrative or statistical reports.

In addition to the above requirements, some positions require one or more of the following:

(Depending on the position, the amount or experience and education will vary and be decided by the appointing authority at the time of recruitment.)
Experience in using trends such as social, economic, or industrial to do analytical research
Experience using advanced statistical or quantitative analysis computer applications
College-level course work in advanced statistics or quantitative analysis such as multiple regression, factor analysis, analyses of variance and discriminate analysis

Preferred Attributes:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in biostatistics, public health, public administration, finance, accounting, or otherwise related field.
  • Experience managing or coordinating moderately complex research or analytical projects.
  • Experience applying principles related to health equity in research, data collection, data analysis and communication, including principles of data justice.
  • Experience with one or more of the following: SAS, R, SPSS, SQL, GIS, Power Query or Business Intelligence applications such as Power BI or Tableau.
  • Experience and knowledge of healthcare and/or social service policy and environment, with experience working with social needs or social determinants of health data a plus.
  • Experience with health survey research, health outcomes research, health care delivery systems research, or experience using health care expenditure, utilization, and quality assurance data.
  • Experience and knowledge of Medicaid programs, medical billing, coding, and terminology or work with health care claims and enrollment files.
  • Expertise using research and evaluation methods, including quantitative, qualitative, mixed methods, and/or community-based participatory research.
  • Knowledge and experience in survey design, research design, report writing, and data visualization.

Work Location: Optional 100% remote, 100% in-person or hybrid options are available, with office space in Salem or Portland.

Please click here to view the position description.

What's in it for you?

We offer a workplace that balances productivity with enjoyment; promote an atmosphere of mutual respect, dedication, and enthusiasm. You will collaborate in an open office and/or work remotely with a team a team of bright individuals who work in remote locations. We offer full medical, vision and dental with paid sick leave, vacation, personal leave and eleven paid holidays per year plus pension and retirement plans. If you're driven by the passion to do something meaningful that changes lives, the Oregon Health Authority is the place for you.

This position falls under the Research Analyst 3 classification. The AA Rate Pay Range for this position is $ 4,755.00- $7,296.00USD Monthly

The Oregon Health Authority is committed to developing and promoting culturally and linguistically appropriate programs and a diverse and inclusive workforce representing the diversity, culture, strengths, and values of the people of Oregon. Click here, to learn more about OHA’s mission, vision, and core values. OHA is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, genetic information, or any other protected class under state or federal law.

How to apply:

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*Applications without the required resume and cover letter will be removed from consideration.

The following Health-Related Social Needs Research Analyst 3 opportunity is open in Workday and the posting closes at 11:59 PM on the close date listed.

This recruitment announcement will be used to establish a list of qualified candidates to fill the current vacancy and may be used to fill future vacancies as they occur.

Please ensure you’ve provided a thorough and updated application as it pertains to the position for which you are applying. Your application materials will be used to determine salary based on a pay equity assessment.  For further information, please visit the Pay Equity Project homepage.

Need Help?

If you need assistance to participate in the application process, including an accommodation request under the American with Disabilities Act contact: Tracy Blach at 503-509-5513 or

Additional Information

  • Please monitor your Workday account, as all communication will be sent to your Workday account. You must have a valid e-mail address to apply.
  • If you are a veteran, you may receive preference. Click here for more information about veterans’ preference. If you checked that you are a veteran, we will ask you for your documents later in the process.
  • We do not offer VISA sponsorships or transfers at this time – unless specifically noted. Within three days of hire, you will be required to complete the US Department of Homeland Security's I-9 form confirming authorization to work in the United States.
  • If you are offered employment, the offer will be contingent upon the outcome of an abuse check, criminal records check and driving records check, and the information shall be shared with the Oregon Health Authority (OHA), Office of Human Resources (OHR). Any criminal or founded abuse history will be reviewed and could result in the withdrawal of the offer or termination of employment.
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The Oregon Health Authority is committed to fair employment practices and non-discrimination, including pay equity for all employees. We do not discriminate based on protected class (race, sex, veteran status, disability, age, color, religion, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation) in the payment of wages or screen applicants based on their current or past compensation. We determine salary by completing a review of your application materials to evaluate your related education, experience, and training for this position. OHA is an E-Verify employer and will use E-Verify to confirm that hires are authorized to work in the United States.

The Oregon Health Authority is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer committed to work force diversity.

Employer Info

Job posting number:#130001 (Ref:REQ-160958)
Application Deadline:2024-08-10
Employer Location:oregon
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