Located in Nashville, Tennessee, and operating at a global crossroads of teaching, discovery and patient care, VUMC is a community of 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. It is a place 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.
Vanderbilt University's new Department of Health Policy brings together a broad group of health policy scholars devoted to developing health policy solutions that can have a profound impact. The Department builds on a history of strong collaborative relationships with the Tennessee Department of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and several frontline policy makers to develop health policy solutions for our nation's most pressing health care challenges.
The combination of a major research university and preeminent medical center gives Department faculty incredible opportunities to build relationships with frontline care providers and policymakers which can lead to breakthrough discoveries. The Department fosters a deep belief that research and innovative thinking should guide health policy relationships and help policymakers understand implications. For more information, please visit https://www.vumc.org/health-policy/ .
Job Summary :
The Department of Health Policy is seeking qualified candidates to provide faculty with analytic file construction, statistical analyses, graphics and other data analyses. Under general supervision, the analyst will work from faculty members' specifications to undertake some or all of the following tasks: 1) determine the best source(s) of data, 2) obtain and merge data as needed, 3) clean and prepare data for analysis, and 4) undertake statistical analyses. The analyst will also document his/her work and present results in tabular, graphical, and written summary form.
This position is responsible for providing support for complex qualitative and quantitative research projects in health, public health, health policy, health services research, Pharmacoepidemiology, epidemiology, or related disciplines under faculty guidance. Activities may include study coordination, literature searches, data collection, data analysis, and report preparation. This position also provides general support to departmental programs, projects and coordinates dissemination of information.
The ideal candidate will work well with multiple faculty members simultaneously, take initiative to gather suitable data to address policy questions, and complete assignments in a timely manner.
The responsibilities of this position will include quantitative and written data analysis on issues of current policy interest. Examples of projects may include:
Working with community partners to set health initiative priorities, evaluate programs, and address disparities
Comparing care use at the end of life for patients in Medicare managed care plans to those in traditional Medicare
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 Functions and Expected Performances: 1. Coordinates research projects a. Supports research investigators and senior research staff on multiple studies b. Supports collaboration between team members, both internal and external to the department c. Prepares and executes portions of research projects in the areas of health, economics, and social science d. Coordinates research project activities, timelines and events e. Uses external resources to supplement, organize, and contribute to tasks
2. Implements data collection and inquiry a. Uses familiarity with federal and/or state healthcare measures and policy to conduct study-specific literature reviews and searches b. Collects, organizes, and critically analyzes data based on study goals c. Applies basic social science qualitative and quantitative research methods d. Communicates information concisely in written and graphic format
Minimum Qualifications: This position requires Bachelor's degree and a minimum of 12 months of related experience. A degree in economics, statistics, public policy, or another field with quantitative coursework is strongly preferred.
Preferred qualities and skills: Strong written and verbal communication skills Strong quantitative, statistical and data analysis skills Experience with STATA, SAS, or R 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.
VUMC Recent Accomplishments
Because we are committed to providing the best in patient care, education and research, we are proud of our recent accomplishments:
· US News & World Report: #1 Hospital in Tennessee, #1 Health Care Provider in Nashville, #1 Audiology ( Bill Wilkerson Center ), 12 adult and 10 pediatric clinical specialties ranked among the nation's best, #15 Education and Training
· Truven Health Analytics: among the top 50 cardiovascular hospitals in the U.S.
· Becker's Hospital Review: one of the "100 Greatest Hospitals in America"
· The Leapfrog Group: grade "A" in Hospital Safety Score
· National Institutes of Health: among the top 10 grant awardees for medical research in the US
· Magnet Recognition Program: Vanderbilt nurses are the only group honored in Middle Tennessee
· Nashville Business Journal: Middle Tennessee's healthiest employer
· American Hospital Association: among the 100 "Most Wired" medical systems in the US
Vanderbilt University Medical Center is home to Vanderbilt University Hospital, The Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, the Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital and the Vanderbilt Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital. These hospitals experienced more than 61,000 inpatient admissions during fiscal year 2015. Vanderbilt’s adult and pediatric clinics treated nearly 2 million patients during this same period.Vanderbilt University Hospital and the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt are recognized again this year by U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals as among the nation’s best with 18 nationally ranked specialties. Vanderbilt University Medical Center is world renowned because of the innovation, work ethic and collegiality of its employees. From our health care advances to our compassionate care, Vanderbilt owes its accomplishments and reputation to staff and faculty who bring skill and drive and innovation to the medical center day after day. 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.As th...e largest employer in middle Tennessee, we welcome those who are interested in ongoing development in a caring, culturally sensitive and professional atmosphere. Most of us spend so much of our lives at work, we want to be part of maintaining a workplace in which people support one another and encourage reaching for excellence. Many high-achieving employees stay at Vanderbilt because of the professional growth they experience and because of their appreciation of Vanderbilt’s benefits, public events and discussions, athletic opportunities, beautiful setting and, above all, sense of community and purpose.Vanderbilt and its employees share a set of mutual expectations that have been created with productivity, legality, fairness and safety always in mind. We believe that our investment in training and compensating employees multiplies in value when we enable individuals to deliver their best performance for the benefit of us all.