Executive Advisor - Research Professional 2 Division of Health Policy and Management School of Public Health University of Minnesota
The Division of Health Policy and Management, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota seeks an Executive Advisor for the Research Data Assistance Center (ResDAC) Assistance Desk. The ResDAC Assistance Desk is the initial point of contact with external researchers nationwide who are seeking information about accessing and using the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) administrative data. The Executive Advisor will work with a team of ResDAC staff, CMS staff, CMS contractors, and outside researchers to coordinate and review requests for research identifiable data files to be reviewed by the CMS Privacy Board.
Responsible for coordination and communication of the requirements of the CMS Privacy Board to external researchers.
Works closely with the Associate Project Director, Technical Advisors, CMS, and external researchers to ensure compliance with CMS policies and federal regulations related to data released under research routine use.
Responsible for routine and complex administrative functions related to the review and submission of research routine use data requests to CMS.
Manage the timely review of data requests and communications between the Executive Advisor and external researchers.
Work independently to perform administrative review of complex research requests, identify problems and issues related to the submission, and provide written recommendations to the researcher.
Investigate and answer request packet related questions from researchers, which may require consultation with ResDAC Executive Advisors, Technical Advisors, other CMS contractors, and/or CMS.
Work closely with supervisor, ResDAC Executive Advisors, Technical Advisors, and CMS Privacy staff on privacy issues.
Write educational documents to assist researchers with data request submissions.
Make recommendations to CMS on process improvements to improve efficiency and accuracy of requests and respond to changes in CMS Privacy requirements.
Complete special projects regarding data request matters when assigned.
All required qualifications must be documented on application materials
Bachelor’s degree and two (2) years of relevant work experience, or a combination of education and relevant experience to total six (6) years.
Experience using Word, Excel, Power Point.
Demonstrated/documented knowledge of the research proposal submission process and a working knowledge of research terminology.
Experience drafting, composing, and editing business correspondence.
More than two (2) years of relevant work experience.
Strong written and oral communication skills with the ability to initiate and compose procedural documents.
Ability to prioritize tasks, meet deadlines, and work on multiple tasks concurrently.
Ability to work independently and in a team environment.
Strong organizational, analytical, and interpersonal skills.
Experience working with an Institutional Review Board (IRB) or Privacy Board.
Knowledge of the US Healthcare system, public health, or health services or epidemiologic research.
Experience using Adobe Acrobat Professional and ticketing software.
The University of Minnesota, founded in the belief that all people are enriched by understanding, is dedicated to the advancement of learning and the search for truth; to the sharing of this knowledge through education for a diverse community; and to the application of this knowledge to benefit the people of the state, the nation, and the world.