ORPRN is accepting applications for a PERC to work on the Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+) Initiative. CPC+ is a 5-year national advanced primary care medical home model funded by the Centers for Medicare & Medicare Services that aims to strengthen primary care through a regionally-based multi-payer payment reform and care delivery transformation. CPC+ includes two primary care practice tracks with incrementally advanced care delivery requirements and payment options. The care delivery redesign supports practices to build infrastructure to deliver better care to their patient population. In Oregon, 156 practices are participating. The PERC will travel to practices to provide technical assistance.
The Research Associate will have several responsibilities that include:
Conduct research with clinics and communities
Recruit and consent participants; collect, organize and submit data; monitor site data quality.
Participate in project planning and grant support to prepare for recruitment and implementation.
Collect data using qualitative methods (e.g., focus groups, patient interviews) and quantitative methods (e.g., survey collection, chart audits).
Participate in dissemination activities, including literature reviews for manuscripts and poster or workshop presentations at professional conferences.
Execute small-scale projects, including protocol development, database creation, and evaluation planning.
Build quality improvement infrastructure with regional clinics
Engage inter-professional clinic teams in practice transformation: Implement use of QI skills, tools and systems; participate in team QI meetings; share tools between clinic teams or health systems.
Present practice facilitation tools and strategies at professional venues, such as technical assistance learning networks and practice-based research network conferences.
Teach quality improvement tools and strategies to PERCs and the practice facilitation community; participate in facilitation networks across the state, seeking opportunities for collaboration; and contribute to curriculum development and planning.
Participate in practice transformation learning collaboratives, including support and evaluation of technical assistance bank requests.
Foster relationships with community organizations to bridge project work, reporting local needs, identifying topics or issues for future research, building list of contacts, and developing trust across the community.
Serve as primary regional liaison, representing ORPRN with OHSU, regional health systems, critical access hospitals, CCOs, and community health improvement organizations.
Become familiar with community-specific data and context. Share data and context with ORPRN team at least once per year at bi-weekly staff meeting.
Complete 2-3 community engagement activities annually, such as attending listening sessions, connecting with independent physician associations, and refining reports of community-specific data.
Support grant writing through literature searches, collecting letters of support, creating supporting documents, and drafting sections; and interface with OHSU contracting departments.
Masters Degree with major courses in relevant field and 3 years of relevant experience OR Bachelors Degree (4 yr) with major courses in field of research and 3 years of relevant experience.
Completion of Patient-Centered Primary Care Institute online learning module
Completion of change management coursework (e.g., LEAN or CAP classes and Institute for Healthcare Improvement training modules
Knowledgeable about Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Practice Facilitation Handbook.
High-level computer knowledge and experience in Microsoft Office, with data entry skills
Able to perform the essential functions of the position with our without accommodation.
Five or more years in research data collection, methodology and implementation
1+ year(s) in primary care setting
Experience with practice facilitation.
Ability to create spreadsheets, data entry forms and reports, experience with electronic health records
Knowledge of quality improvement methods
Experience with Patient-Centered Primary Care Home, MACRA/MIPS, meaningful use, National Committee for Quality Assurance
Certification with ACRP, SoCRA or equivalent. REDCap training, participation in Research Coordinator Workshop, and completion of Study Coordinator Training Series
As the state's only health and research university, OHSU brings together patient care, research, education of the next generation of health care providers and scientists and community service to improve the health and well-being of all Oregonians.The university is a conduit for learning for more than 2,800 students, providing training to interns, residents and fellows in postgraduate medical and r...esearch. It is the only place in Oregon that grants doctoral degrees in medicine, dentistry and nursing. OHSU cares for more than 251,000 patients each year from around the region and takes a leadership role in contributing to solutions involving the health of the state and the nation, such as health care access and transparency, ethics and workforce shortage. Beyond providing critical health care services, quality education and cutting-edge research, OHSU also is a key economic and social force in the Northwest. With an annual operating budget of $2.06 billion and more than 14,000 employees, OHSU is Portland?s largest employer. Its size contributes to its ability to provide many services and community support activities not found anywhere else in Oregon. For more information visit http://www.ohsu.edu/xd/about/index.cfm