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Senior Health Services Researcher- Qualitative Research -Atrium Health OPR CORE Analytics

Charlotte, NC, United States
Job ID: 14242
Job Family: Research Services
Status: Full Time
Shift: Variable
Shift Details: Regular
Department Name: 55541005040401-Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation (CORE)
Location: AH CMC Main - 1000 Blythe Blvd


Job Summary

The Senior Health Services Researcher (Qualitative Research) conducts qualitative research to inform the design and implementation of health care services and programs. The Senior Health Services Researcher (Qualitative Research) collaborates with multidisciplinary teams to define problems, develop appropriate solutions and disseminate results and is responsible for providing leadership for project execution. Must have strong communication and project management skills.

Essential Functions

  • Conducts qualitative data collection in a scientific and objective manner, adhering to Atrium, national research, and compliance regulations.
  • Collaborates effectively with multi-disciplinary team of health care practitioners, researchers and outcome specialists, as well as with, federal, state and local agencies when needed.
  • Designs studies for the evaluation of specific healthcare interventions.
  • Prepares reports and graphs for study results and dissemination.
  • Performs thorough qualitative analyses analyses of outcomes, methods, and processes, utilizing data collected from primary and secondary sources.
  • Uses multiple modes of qualitative data collection (e.g. interviews, observation, participant observation, ethnography, focus groups and virtual data collection (e.g. telephone interviews or social media)).
  • Applies appropriate analytic methods and software, including ATLAS.ti, NVivo, MAXQDA, or other qualitative analytical software, to analyze and interpret data.
  • Develops and field-tests data collection instruments (e.g. interview or observation guides).
  • Provides the supporting institutional data necessary for the preparation of grants for outside funding and assists as appropriate with the preparation of proposals.
  • Assists in the development and implementation of evaluation plans directed towards the assessment of efficacy, safety, and cost-effectiveness, and/or outcomes in a variety of healthcare communities and systems.
  • Writes and/or interprets methods sections for grant proposals and research studies.
  • Communicates research results in written form or oral presentation to a variety of audiences.
  • Organizes and prioritizes multiple concurrent projects to achieve project goals.
  • Exercises good listening skills, cultural sensitivity, and the ability to discuss delicate topics with patients, clinicians and other research participants.
  • Uses effective interpersonal relations skills, promoting teamwork and collaborative alliances, particularly in mixed methods collaborations.

Physical Requirements:

  • Work occurs in an office environment using office equipment (computers, copiers, etc.). This position requires extended periods of sitting and working at the computer. Overtime will occasionally be necessary.

Education, Experience and Certifications

Master's Degree in Public Health, Health Policy, Survey Research, Epidemiology, Sociology, Anthropology, or other health-related research field required. 5 years professional experience in public health or healthcare related field required. Experience working in observational research and utilizing computers and databases to conduct analyses and interpretation of evaluation and outcome studies required.  Fluency in Spanish, survey design experience, and PhD preferred.