WVU Research Corporation Health Information Research Assistant in Morgantown, West Virginia

Description Purpose This position provides data management, reporting, and analytics support for the Office of Coordinating Health Services which provides assistance to persons who are homeless or at a high risk of homelessness and who have a disabling condition, such as a mental health issues, physical mobility impairment or are living with HIV/AIDS.

This position performs various support duties, and responds to inquiries and resolves matters of relatively low complexity. Responsibilities require some basic decision making and resourcefulness within available guides and precedents. Work effort impacts client services, program and project image, with nominal liabilities.

Duties and Responsibilities Responsibilities are functional in nature, and performed under direct supervision. Specific tasks include, but are not limited to: 1) Ensures data are collected, entered, and compliant with sponsor guidelines. 2) Runs and troubleshoots data integrity reports, seeking to initially resolve discrepancies. 3) Supports multiple projects by conducting required reporting, data collection, synthesis, and management of services for various health-related projects across the state of WV. 4) Serves as the data manager for multiple programs ensuring data integrity and compliance as well as reporting. Data systems and programs will vary but include hospital, Medicaid, private insurer, and various healthcare data sets and systems.

Supervisory/Lead Role This position reports to the Director. This position will normally receive or follow specific instructions for routine work. Supervision of others is not required, however, sharing of knowledge with others and team participation is expected in the role.

Physical Demands Ability to use computer input devices such as drawing pen, mouse, and trackball with highly developed fine motor skills is required. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment This position includes a mixture of a normal office environment. Responsible to know and comply with all safety procedures.

Requirements Requisite Qualifications Education and/or Experience 1) Bachelor’s degree in computer information science, or closely related field; And 2) 6 months – 2 years of experience in healthcare information systems related research or closely related healthcare data management; Or 3) Equivalent combination of education and experience.

Skills, Knowledge, Abilities 1) Ability to analyze health-related data. 2) Ability to develop procedures for data management. 3) Skilled in the evaluation of the utility of software and/or hardware technologies. 4) Skilled in preparing analytical reports. 5) Skilled in creating databases to store electronic data. 6) Ability to use computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information. 7) Critical thinking skills including using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems. 8) Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming. 9) Skilled in identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions. 10) Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications. 11) Ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).

Behavioral Competencies 1) Technical skills – Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; pursues training and development opportunities; assess strengths, weaknesses, and shares expertise with others. 2) Problem solving – Gathers and analyzes information, identifies problems, develops alternatives, uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics and works well in groups and resolves matters timely. 3) Internal & External Customer Service – Manages difficult or emotional matters with objectivity and openness; responds promptly to needs and requests for service and assistance; meets commitments and dates, notifies others if change occurs; provides, solicits and applies feedback; and builds goodwill through balanced contributions, positive approach, respect and support of others. 4) Communications – Demonstrates group presentation skills, participates in meetings, listens and gets clarification, is responsive and speaks clearly and persuasively in positive and negative situations. Writes and edits clearly and informatively, varies style to meet needs, presents numerical data effectively, and able to read and interpret written information. 5) Organizational Support – Aligns work and develops strategies to meet organizational goals; seeks to improve and promote quality; demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; and upholds organizational expectations and values. 6) Self- Management – Responds to management direction; resourcefully adapts to changes in work environment and circumstances; responds well under pressure and manages competing demands; takes calculated risks, asks for and offers help when needed; exercise discretion and sound judgment; is tactful and responsible for own actions. Adheres to work schedule and complies with leave management responsibilities.

Requisition Number: 16-0156

Post Date: 10/14/2016

Title: Health Information Research Assistant

Position Type: Part Time

Work Hours: 20 hpw

City: Morgantown

State: WV