Under the direction of the Director of Sponsored Programs - Programmatic Services and Innovation, the Research Senior Analyst will provide research and analysis regarding evidence-based approaches, best practices, and novel approaches to support proposal development, project design, implementation, project management/operation, and evaluation for innovative health care programs and initiatives. The Research Senior Analyst oversees the research and implementation support process, and will ensure that the appropriate literature and bodies of research are reviewed to present sound recommendations for service and innovation development. Research and programmatic areas will include a variety of content areas including, but not limited to: behavioral health, justice involved and vulnerable populations, population health and quality improvement, and maternal and child health.
Conducts interviews with subject matter experts within CCH or within the field of focus in order to inform the proposal development
Prepares information that will be included in grant applications and funding proposals
Provides recommendations regarding proposal feasibility based on the research process and review of the current best practices
Manages, coordinates, and executes operational efforts during the launch phase of novel research/programs and work to resolve project-related issues as needed
Conducts research and analysis to define, segment and prioritize outreach to influential partners; translate research into practical, applicable knowledge and tactics
Provides summaries of model projects and/or methodologies for possible implementation
Coordinates development, submission, and renewal of Institutional Review Board (IRB) application materials (i.e., research/service protocols, informed consent forms, etc.)
Prepares written summaries and documents of complex topics succinctly for review by program or project stakeholders
Reviews existing material on relevant subjects, such as books, newspaper and journal articles, internet resources, published data and create summarized reports for further pursuit in addition to gathering material for review by project leads
Reviews draft and final documents (i.e., proposal, manuscripts, whitepapers, etc.) before internal or external distribution
Reviews current trends and data and present emerging issues and data for review and engagement
Manages and coordinates efforts and training of direct reports (i.e., Research Database Support Coordinator, Research Assistant, etc.)
Analyzes data and prepare reports with recommendations, when needed
Performs other duties as assigned
Reports to the Director of Sponsored Programs - Programmatic Services and Innovation
Master's Degree in Social Sciences, Urban Studies, Healthcare Administration, Public Administration, or related field of scientific study from an accredited college or university is required (Must provide official transcripts at time of interview) .
Four (4) years of research experience is required .
Experience leading multiple human-subjects research or evaluation projects as the Principal Investigator/Project Lead is required .
Experience successfully navigating an Institutional Review Board's (IRB) application and renewal process is required .
Intermediate proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook is required(A test to validate intermediate proficiency may be administered) .
Experience delivering presentations or reports to senior management, research professionals, and/or external partners is required .
Experience composing research manuscripts and program evaluation reports is required .
Supervisory, training, or mentoring experience is required .
Must be able to travel throughout Cook County and participate in offsite meetings is required .
Doctoral Degree in Social Sciences, Urban Studies, Healthcare Administration, Public Administration, or related field of scientific study from an accredited college or university
Experience conducting human-subjects research as the Principal Investigator
Six (6) or more years of research experience
Experience working in a healthcare delivery environment and/or with healthcare related data
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics
Significant adherence to guidelines for conducting ethical human subjects research (especially with vulnerable or protected populations) and maintaining confidentiality of patient/participant protected health information (PHI) according to HIPAA requirements and CCH internal policies
Ability to attend offsite meetings
Ability to manage multiple projects, prioritize work, and meet firm deadlines in a fast-paced environment
Strong analytical, organizational, problem-solving, and critical thinking skills to adapt and develop new processes
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal staff and external stakeholders
Comprehensive computer skills, as data analysis and other daily jobs will have to be done using computers
Working knowledge about innovative and best practice health care programs and initiatives throughout the country
Extensive knowledge of various research methodologies and ability to provide guidance to others in developing and implementing these approaches
Excellent writing skills, particularly for scientific manuscripts and technical reports
Skill in copy editing and/or content review to provide suggestions and corrections to manuscript and/or proposal drafts
Background knowledge of physical, mental, and social determinants of health
Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook
Skill in supervising individuals and team efforts
When applying for employment with the Cook County Health & Hospitals System, preference is given to honorably discharged Veterans who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States for not less than 6 months of continuous service.
To take advantage of this preference a Veteran must :
Meet the minimum qualifications for the position.
Identify self as a Veteran on the employment application by answering yes to the question by answering yes to the question, "Are you a Military Veteran?"
Attach a copy of their DD 214, DD 215 or NGB 22 (Notice of Separation at time of application filing. Please note: If you have multiple DD214s, 215s, or NGB 22S, Please submit the one with the latest date. Coast Guard must submit a certified copy of the military separation from either the Department of Transportation (Before 9/11) or the Department of Homeland Security (After 9/11). Discharge papers must list and Honorable Discharge Status. Discharge papers not listing an Honorable Discharge Status are not acceptable
A copy of a valid State ID Card or Driver's License which identifies the holder of the ID as a Veteran, may also be attached to the application at time of filing.
If items are not attached, you will not be eligible for Veteran Preference
VETERANS MUST PROVIDE ORIGINAL APPLICABLE DISCHARGE PAPERS OR APPLICABLE STATE ID CARD OR DRIVER'S LICENSE AT TIME OF INTERVIEW
MUST MEET REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS AT TIME OF APPLICATION
Medical, Dental, and Vision Coverage
Basic Term Life Insurance
Deferred Compensation Program
Paid Holidays, Vacation, and Sick Time
You may also qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF)
*Degrees awarded outside the United States with the exception of those awarded in one of the United States' territories and Canada must be credentialed by an approved U.S. credential evaluation service belonging to the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) or the Association of International Credential Evaluators (AICE). Original credentialing documents must be presented at time of interview.
*Please note all offers of Employment are contingent upon the following conditions: satisfactory professional & employment references, healthcare and criminal background checks, appropriate licensure/certifications and the successful completion of a physical and pre-employment drug screen.
*CCHHS is strictly prohibited from conditioning, basing or knowingly prejudicing or affecting any term or aspect of County employment or hiring uponor because of any political reason or factor.
COOK COUNTY HEALTH AND HOSPITALS SYSTEM IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
ABOUT COOK COUNTY HEALTH (CCH)
The Cook County Health’s mission is to deliver integrated health services with dignity and respect regardless of a patient’s ability to pay; foster partnerships with other health providers and communities to enhance the health of the public; and advocate for policies that promote the physical, mental and social wellbeing of the people of Cook County.
CCH is comprised of two hospitals, John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital and Provident Hospital, a robust network of more than a dozen community health centers, the Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center, the Community Triage Center, the Cook County Department of Public Health, Cermak Health Services, which provides health care to individuals at the Cook County Jail and the Juvenile Temporary Detention Center, and CountyCare, a Medicaid managed care health plan.
The system cares for more than 300,000 patients each year and its physicians are experts in their fields, committed to providing their patients with comprehensive, compassionate and cutting-edge care. Today, CCH is transforming the provision of health care in Cook County by promoting community-based primary and preventive care, growing an innovative, ...collaborative health plan and enhancing the patient experience.
COOK COUNTY HEALTH IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER