Center For Health Information And Analysis

Research Analyst

The Center for Health Information and Analysis - Boston, MA - Full Time

The mission of the Center for Health Information and Analysis (CHIA) is to monitor the Massachusetts health care system and to provide reliable information and meaningful analysis for those seeking to improve health care quality, affordability, access, and outcomes.  CHIA also acts as a principal repository for health care data collected by the state and is responsible for the Massachusetts All Payer Claims Database (APCD) and Acute Hospital Case Mix Database.

The Research Analyst role presents a great career opportunity to join CHIA’s Research Team, a vibrant team that is dedicated to monitoring the Massachusetts health care market and supporting health policy through independent research and analysis.  Reporting to the Research Manager, the Research Analyst will provide analytical and programming support for projects undertaken by the Research Team on access, affordability, utilization, and health care equity. The work of the analyst will draw upon CHIA’s data assets such as the household and employer surveys, Case Mix and All-Payer Claims Databases.

The Center’s staff is currently transitioning to a hybrid operating model with employees working at least one (1) day per week at the 501 Boylston Street Boston office. Effective September 19, 2022, all employees will be expected to work in the Center’s office at 501 Boylston Street, Boston, on at least two (2) designated days each week. 

Detailed Duties:

  • Work independently as well as collaboratively with team members in carrying out analyses as outlined in analytical plans
  • Implement data management tasks (e.g. merging, recoding, rearranging) to facilitate data analysis
  • Participate in quality assurance processes to ensure that reported data is reliable and accurate
  • Prepare reports and presentations on the results of such analyses
  • Communicate results at team meetings and agency-wide meetings
  • Conduct literature search on topics of interest to the Agency’s research agenda and summarize findings in formats appropriate for internal review and distribution
  • Assist with project management tasks as assigned
  • Provide contracting and procurement support
  • Provide analytic and statistical support and collaborate with other teams as directed
  • Other duties as assigned

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in social sciences, public policy, public health, or quantitative field required; Advanced degree in health services research, statistics, epidemiology, survey research or related field preferred
  • Experience in health services research or public health working in research and analysis, reporting, and data management
  • Experience with health care data, including clinical, administrative, and survey data
  • One or two years of experience with data management and analysis using SAS and/or other major statistical packages or languages (e.g. R, Stata, Python, SQL)
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal skills and the ability to work in teams
  • Understanding of the Massachusetts and federal health care environment

Minimum Entrance Requirements:

Applicant must have at least (A) three years of full-time, or equivalent part-time professional experience in business administration, finance, accounting, health care planning or administration, public health policy or administration, human services policy analyses or administration, economics, or a similar field; or (B) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions below.

Substitutions:

I. A Bachelor's degree with a major in health care administration, hospital administration, public health or health services administration, finance, accounting, business administration, business management, public policy, public administration, economics, or similar degree may be substituted for a maximum of two years of the required experience.*

II. A graduate degree with a major in health care administration, hospital administration, public health or health services administration, finance, accounting, business administration, business management, public policy, public administration, economics, or a similar degree may be substituted for a maximum of three years of the required experience.*

*Education toward such a degree will be prorated on the basis of the proportion of the requirements actually completed.

Total Compensation:

As an employee of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts you are offered a great career opportunity influencing a wide-spectrum of services to the diverse populations we serve - but it's more than a paycheck. The State's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits which you should consider towards your overall compensation, including:

  • 75% state paid medical insurance premium
  • Reasonable Dental and Vision Plans
  • Flexible Spending Account and Dependent Care Assistance programs
  • Low cost basic and optional life insurance
  • Retirement Savings: State Employees' Pension and a Deferred Compensation 457(b) plan
  • 12 paid holidays per year and competitive Sick, Vacation and Personal Time
  • Tuition Benefit for employee and spouse at state colleges and universities
  • Extended Illness program participation
  • Professional Development and Continuing Education opportunities
  • Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program

To apply visit: http://www.chiamass.gov/join-our-team/

NAGE: Reimbursement Systems Analyst II

The full time salary range for this position is $61,047.22 - $87,395.10 annually. 

8/15/2022

At CHIA, we are committed to earning a reputation as a great place to work and build a career. So if you’re excited to be part of a diverse and innovative team responsible for identifying opportunities to improve health care in Massachusetts, come join us! To apply and for more information visit: https://www.chiamass.gov/join-our-team/

CHIA is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Women, people of color, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

If you have Diversity, Affirmative Action or Equal Employment Opportunity questions or need a Reasonable Accommodation, please contact Diversity Officer / ADA Coordinator: Tonya Bourassa 617-701-8127.

Information submitted by applicants is collected through the JazzHR Platform, your submission of application materials constitutes your express consent for this information to be provided to JazzHR for processing. Please do not include any personally identifiable information with your application materials other than that specifically requested by CHIA. CHIA requests basic information such as name, address, telephone number, and email address. You may also self identify race/ethnicity, gender, disability and/or veteran status if you so choose. However, you should not provide more detailed personal information such as your date of birth or Social Security Number with your application materials.

In compliance with federal laws, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.

CHIA has adopted Executive Order #595: COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement for Executive Department Employees

As a condition of employment, successful candidates will be required to have received COVID-19 vaccination and/or boosters prior to the finalization of the hiring process. Details relating to complying with this requirement will be provided to finalists.

Finalists who can provide documentation that the vaccine is medically contraindicated or who object to vaccination due to a sincerely held religious belief may make a request for a reasonable accommodation.

Executive order can be found here: https://www.mass.gov/doc/august-19-2021-executive-department-employee-vaccination-order

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