Work closely with members of both teams and external partners to describe and analyze key details of complex healthcare payment, delivery reform, and social determinants of health interventions, synthesize data, and identify key lessons and recommendations.
Create materials that will be used by organizations and individuals seeking to translate and implement lessons for their own settings. Example translation and dissemination materials include training curricula, guides for the creation of cross-sector health-equity intervention work plans, healthcare delivery reform strategy overviews, policy briefs, academic manuscripts, conference presentations, and posters.
Coordinate the design and delivery of technical assistance to program grantees and learning collaborative participants. Examples of delivery modes for technical assistance and dissemination include virtual training (e.g., webinars) for specific stakeholder groups, in-person (e.g., site visits, conferences) and phone-based technical assistance and direction to clinics, health departments, and healthcare organization team members, social media (e.g., Twitter and blogs), program web sites, academic journals, and conference presentations.
Refine and revise broad research questions into manageable research hypotheses and aims.
Conduct reviews of the published and unpublished literature.
Synthesize complex findings from the programs, including literature reviews, into clear and simple solutions for technical assistance and health and healthcare policy recommendations.
Support data collection and analytical needs of research projects.
Take responsibility for: developing data collection instruments; cleaning and managing data; recognizing abnormal results and varying conditions or procedures to correct problems; setting up and performing analyses; interpreting the significance of findings; presenting research.
Responsible for creating and implementing qualitative data collection protocols, including creating interview guides, recruiting and tracking participants, conducting interviews or focus groups, and managing/coding/analyzing data utilizing qualitative data software platforms.
Assist with conducting cross- site evaluation of program implementation and results.
Develop and lead manuscripts as lead author on scientific journal articles, including the development and maintenance of literature databases and utilizing Endnote software.
Participate as co-author to support manuscripts led by other team members.
Working knowledge of key issues to support care transformation in value-based healthcare environments.
Actively participates in team meetings.
Work independently and within teams on both ongoing and nonrecurring projects, ensuring that the project progresses according to specified goals and time parameters.
Assist administrative support staff, including the development and implementation of virtual and in-person conferences as well as tracking and responding to external customer/stakeholder inquiries and requests.
Lead external dissemination efforts (e.g., panel discussions, webinars) with other national stakeholder groups.
Supervise masters level students and first year medical students who work with the initiative for short-term research projects.
Interact with internal and external customers in a professional and courteous manner.
Communicate effectively in both a written and oral format with a broad range of individuals within and external to the University of Chicago.
Work independently and within teams on special nonrecurring and ongoing projects, ensuring that the project progresses according to specified time parameters associated with the various stages of the project.
Complete data entry and other duties as assigned.
Provide coverage for administrative support staff, when needed.
Guides data collection, evaluation and analysis. Designs and manages databases. Writes reports, articles and manuscripts.
Presents research findings at meetings and conferences, as well as to funding agencies. Conducts literature reviews. Develop and maintain liaisons and effective working relations with groups and individuals, agencies, and the public to encourage cooperative management strategies or to develop information and interpret findings.
Performs other related work as needed.
Four years of relevant experience providing consultation services and technical assistance programming to safety net clinics health departments, and healthcare organization.
Working knowledge of health care and health outcome disparities and policy issues.
Experience with health services research and/or project management.
Experience with quantitative and qualitative research.
Experience writing for a Web-based audience. Â
Â Impeccable problem-solving and analytic skills with an ongoing attention to detail.
Excellent proven writing and editing skills and ability to synthesize and translate complicated material into clear and simple language.
Excellent proven verbal communication and presentation skills.
Advanced knowledge of research techniques or methods.
Superb organizational, time management and prioritization skills and proven experience coordinating a variety of activities in a timely manner.
Strong project and people management skills.
Proven skill in working both independently and in a complex team environment.
Ability to maintain a professional demeanor and to deal effectively with people in potentially stressful, time-sensitive situations and in the face of potentially challenging interactions.
Experience at negotiating in order to accomplish goals.
Ability to form positive working relationships with people from varied backgrounds.
Ability to maintain confidentiality.
Tolerance for ambiguity.
Demonstrated computer literacy and computing skills sufficient for effective use of diverse managerial and administrative computer applications, technical writing, word processing and spreadsheets.
Occasional weekend or evening work hours.
Ability to travel to national meetings and conferences (approximately .15 FTE on average).
Ability, with proven experience, to interact effectively with at least one subset of target populations and communities of Bridging the Gap.
Proven skills in providing consultation and technical assistance to a variety of health care initiatives and organizations. Â
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