This position is responsible for handling a variety of policy-relevant rural health research and evaluation projects. Primary responsibilities include conducting quality-related projects for the national evaluation of the Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility Program; collaborating in writing of policy briefs, reports, and peer-reviewed publications; presenting at conferences and meetings; and assisting with preparation of annual grant applications. Additional responsibilities will depend on the projects funded at the Rural Health Research Center (RHRC).
Participate on research team to prepare annual state quality reports, including analysis and interpretation of Critical Access Hospital (CAH) quality data results.
Collaborate with RHRC Flex Monitoring Team (FMT) staff in designing and conducting quality-related projects for the national evaluation of the Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility Program.
Collaborate with RHRC FMT staff in writing policy briefs, reports, and peer-reviewed publications, and making presentations at professional conferences and meetings.
Collaborate with the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP), FMT partners at the Universities of North Carolina and Southern Maine, the National Rural Health Resource Center, and Stratis Health to ensure coordination of FMT workplan with their Flex Program workplans.
Respond to requests for technical assistance regarding quality measures from FORHP, State Flex Coordinators, CAHs, and others.
Track progress on FMT workplan and prepare quarterly progress reports for FORHP.
Assist with preparation of annual grant applications (competitive every 5 years).
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:
This 12-month, up to 100% time appointment is annually renewable, dependent upon continued funding, and offers the standard University benefits. Salary is based on experience and qualifications.
This position is located off-campus at the Rural Health Research Center, 2520 University Ave. SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414.
Master’s Degree in Public Health or a closely-related field (e.g., social science discipline with a health-related focus).
Minimum of one year professional experience in health-related research, policy analysis, and/or evaluation.
Demonstrated effective communication and organizational skills including an ability to translate evaluation and research/policy analysis results into reports and policy briefs for diverse audiences such as federal agencies, policymakers, and rural health care providers.
Demonstrated ability to work independently and as a member of a research team.
Demonstrated knowledge of health care quality measurement and improvement.
Demonstrated knowledge of the Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility Program.
Demonstrated knowledge of rural health policy issues.
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.