The Office of Heath Affairs at West Virginia University is seeking applications for a Health Data Analyst located in Charleston, WV. The Health Data Analyst is a key participant in the emerging State-University partnership between the West Virginia University Health Sciences Center and the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources. Overarching responsibilities include working with the State to leverage support analytic and policy needs, conduct relevant policy and evaluation research, participate in interdisciplinary research and evaluation teams, and provide oversight and support to other data analysts and personnel embedded within the Department for Health and Human Resources. The Health Data Analyst will be an employee of the West Virginia University Office of Health Affairs; however, this individual will be embedded within the Department for Health and Human Resources, and will work full-time out of their offices in Charleston, West Virginia.
In order to be successful in this position, the ideal candidate will:
Serves as a University representative and liaison to the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources for the planning and performance of projects, programs and activities involving health data analytics and program evaluation.
Work as part of a team to advance the partnership between the West Virginia University Health Sciences Center and the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources
Facilitates communication and efficient collaboration between research partners at the West Virginia University Health Sciences Center and the staff of the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources.
Oversee and conduct analyses of Medicaid claims data and other state data sources at the direction of the Office of Health Affairs leadership or other leadership within the Department for Health and Human Resources.
Supports both West Virginia University faculty as well as leadership within the Department for Health and Human Resources in using state data sources to answer evaluation questions of interest to the state.
Assist with training other West Virginia University faculty in analyzing Medicaid claims data and other state data sources using SAS or other statistical analysis packages.
Ensures that data analytic and research/evaluation activities are compliant with University-level policies for the responsible conduct of research as well as federal, and state policies.
Provides consultation to faculty and government partners regarding preparation of research proposals, design and methodology, data analytics and interpretation of results.
Identifies opportunities for potential collaborations between the Health Sciences Center and the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources.
Prepares reports as required by the University, the Health Sciences Center administration, and external agencies. Communicates results of analytic projects and program evaluations with relevant staff of the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources.
Conducts or directs special projects as assigned. Acts in other matters and capacities as delegated by the Assistant or Associate Vice President for Health Affairs and other Directors as assigned.
Master's level degree in health-related field.
Two (2) years of experience conducting research/evaluation using large health data sources within the healthcare industry or academic or governmental sectors
Record of research and achievement in health outcomes and policy research (health services research, public health informatics, health policy, clinical outcomes) as evidenced by publications and / or sustained involvement in a research program.
Extensive knowledge and experience in utilizing large health databases for research, program evaluation, and policy development.
Experience analyzing administrative health claims data
Proficiency in the use of standard statistical analysis packages such as SAS or R
Ability to project and maintain a positive and collaborative attitude.
Record of accomplishments in the area of health data analytics.
Strong ability to communicate goals, methods, and results of research initiatives with key stakeholders.
Proficiency presenting the results of data analyses to diverse groups of stakeholders
Valid driver's license and ability to travel.
At West Virginia University, we pride ourselves on a tireless endeavor for achievement. We are home to some of the most passionate, innovative minds in the country who push their limits for the sake of progress, constantly moving the world forward. Our students, faculty and staff make this institution one of the best out there, and we are proud to stand as one voice, one university, one WVU. Find out more about your opportunities as a Mountaineer at http://hr.wvu.edu/.
West Virginia University is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer, and is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff, and students, and invites applications from all qualified applicants regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, nationality, genetics, disability, or Veteran status.
Job Posting: Feb 2, 2021
Posting Classification: Non-Classified
Exemption Status: Exempt
Benefits Eligible: Yes
Internal Number: 220624
About West Virginia University
West Virginia University, founded in 1867, has a long and rich history as a public, land-grant institution. WVU encourages scholarship and offers high-quality academic programs while serving the state of West Virginia and the nation. WVU statewide includes campuses in Beckley, Charleston, Keyser, Martinsburg and Morgantown – which has been ranked as a #1 Small City in America. WVU is an R1 Doctoral Research University (Highest Research Activity), one of only 115 nationwide. WVU offers 212 degrees throughout the 14 colleges and schools. Areas of specialty include STEM education, healthcare in Appalachia, shale gas utilization, radio astronomy and forensics. WVU researchers have helped confirm the existence of gravitational waves and uncovered diesel vehicle emissions discrepancies. Statewide, there are over 31,000 graduate and undergraduate students along with 190,000 alumni worldwide. WVU is reinventing West Virginia’s future by strengthening education, healthcare and broad-based prosperity.