Medicaid Claims Data Specialist (Research Associate) - Health Affairs 15995
The Office of Health Affairs are West Virginia University is seeking applications for a Medicaid Claims Data Specialist (Research Associate) located in Charleston, WV. The Medicaid Claims Data Specialist is a key participant in the State-University partnership between the West Virginia University Office of Health Affairs and the West Virginia Department for Health and Human Resources (WV DHHR). Overarching responsibilities include implementation and management of a data science training program to assist faculty and staff at Office of Health Affairs in analyzing administrative Medicaid claims and other state data sources. This position will also be responsible for working with the WV DHHR to leverage data resources and support analytic needs, overseeing the use of state data sources for research at West Virginia University, participating in interdisciplinary research and evaluation teams, and providing oversight and management of other data analysts and personnel embedded within the Department for Health and Human Resources. The Medicaid Claims Data Specialsit 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 Resource's Bureau for Medical Services and will work full-time out of the Office of Health Affairs offices in Charleston, West Virginia.
In order to be successful in this position, the ideal candidate will:
Provide training in the analysis of administrative Medicaid claims data using SAS or other statistical analysis packages to other faculty, staff, and students at West Virginia University
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.
Oversee data governance and data stewardship for the West Virginia University Office of Health Affair
Manage a standardized data science training program for faculty and staff in the West Virginia University Office of Health Affair
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
Oversee and conduct analyses of Medicaid claims data and other state data sources at the direction of leadership within the Office of Health Affairs or Department for Health and Human Resource
Support both West Virginia University faculty as well as leadership within the Department for Health and Human Resources in using Medicaid claims data as well as other state data sources to answer research questions of interest to the stat
Manage the use of state data sources for independent research by faculty, staff, and students at West Virginia University
Ensure 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
Conduct or direct special projects as assigned.
Act in other matters and capacities as delegated by leadership within the Office of Health Affairs
PhD in health or data science-related field; or equivalent amount of combined education and work experience.
Two (2) years experience
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.
Experience conducting research/evaluation using large administrative claims data sources within the healthcare industry or academic or governmental sectors
Experience training and managing other data analysts
Extensive knowledge and experience in utilizing large administrative claims databases for research, program evaluation, and policy development.
Experience training others in how to analyze administrative claims data using SAS or other statistical package
Proficiency in the use of standard statistical analysis packages such as SAS or
Ability to project and maintain a positive and collaborative attitude
Record of accomplishments in the area of health data analytics.
Experience managing other data analyst
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
About WVU 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: May 26, 2021
Posting Classification: FE/AP
Exemption Status: Exempt
Benefits Eligible: Yes
Internal Number: 217603
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.