Researcher - Healthcare Quality Improvement

Battelle is guided by a founding mission. We invest our knowledge, talents and resources, helping our customers achieve their most important goals. We apply scientific rigor and creativity, succeeding where others may fail and we invest in our communities, making the world better for generations to come. All of us share a common purpose: to solve the greatest challenges of today and tomorrow.
Our 22,000 employees work at the forefront of scientific innovation to tackle critical challenges in security, human health, manufacturing, energy and environmental management. Battelle's work is grounded in the belief that science, technology and a passion for excellence can make industries more competitive and the world a better place.
We are currently seeking a Healthcare Quality Improvement Researcher. This position located in Arlington, Virginia.
JOB DESCRIPTION
Battelle's Advanced Analytics and Health Research Team, headquartered in Columbus, OH, specializes in conducting research in the areas of healthcare quality improvement, public health, environmental health, and program evaluation for government, academic and private industry clients worldwide.
PRIMARY FUNCTIONS
The Researcher will be knowledgeable in healthcare quality improvement, quality measurement, electronic clinical quality measures, and clinical decision support. The successful candidate will have at least two years of research experience and will be part of a team of researchers working in the field of healthcare quality and improvement, through the development, testing and maintenance of electronic clinical quality measures. Compensation will be based on qualifications and experience.
RESPONSIBILITIES
Participate in multiple assigned and self-initiated research projects with minimum supervision.
Apply multidisciplinary skills, compliance, knowledge, and quality measurement experience to implement research studies.
Perform highly complex assignments by compiling and evaluating design and test data, prepare technical specifications, analyze technical data to determine appropriate limits and variables for product or process specifications
Assist in the reporting of program commitments, obligations, expenditures, contract performance, and program status execution.
Support preparation and submission of contract applications, grants and publishable manuscripts.
Prepare presentations for partners and clients
Assist in coordination of conferences and other meetings.
Plan and carry out appropriate professional-development activities.
Performs other related duties as required.
THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS MUST BE MET TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION:
Master's degree or higher in health informatics, public health, other health-related relevant field.
Professional experience in information technology, health informatics, health policy, healthcare quality improvement, quality measurement design or related field.
Strong analytical and data interpretation skills.
Ability to communicate verbally and in writing and maintain effective working relationships with a broad range of operational users, technical developers and government program managers
Proven ability to work as an effective member of a multidisciplinary team.
THE FOLLOWING IS DESIRED, BUT NOT REQUIRED TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION:
Experience working with Department of Health and Humans Services agencies, including Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
Experience working in healthcare environments, public health, epidemiology, and health policy.
Experience working with Institutional Review Boards (IRBs).
Excellent word processing and computer skills; familiarity with Microsoft Office software including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, as well as SharePoint and Adobe Acrobat Professional.
BENEFITS
Battelle's competitive benefits program includes comprehensive medical and dental care, matching 401K, paid time off, flexible spending accounts, disability coverage, and other benefits that help provide financial protection for you and your family.
Battelle provides employment and opportunities for advancement, compensation, training, and growth according to individual merit, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age, genetic information, disability, military or veteran status, or any other protected classes covered under federal or applicable state and local law. Our goal is for each staff member to have the opportunity to grow to the limits of their abilities and to achieve personal and organizational objectives. We will support positive programs for equal treatment of all staff and full utilization of all qualified employees at all levels within Battelle.
For more information about our other openings, please visit www.battelle.org/careers
Nearest Major Market: Arlington Virginia
Nearest Secondary Market: Washington DC
Job Segment: Medical, Epidemiology, Public Health, Healthcare, Quality, Research

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