Health Economics Scientist – Creation Health Research – Orlando

  • Adventist Health System
  • Celebration, FL 34747, USA
  • Jan 05, 2018

Job Description

Health Economics Scientist - CREATION Health Research - Orlando
Orlando seeks to hire Health Economics Scientist who will embrace our mission to extend the healing ministry of Christ.

Facility Profile:
Located on a lush tropical campus, our flagship hospital, 1,107-bed Florida Hospital Orlando, serves as the major tertiary facility for much of the Southeast, the Caribbean and South America. Florida Hospital Orlando houses one of the largest Emergency Departments and largest cardiac catheterization labs in the country. We are already one of the busiest hospitals in the nation, providing service excellence to more than 32,000 inpatients and 125,000 outpatients each year.

Department Profile:
The Center for CREATION Health Research and Research Analytics Institute have a joint goal of promoting efficacy and efficiency through larger scale experience in populations. These institutes aim to determine future state care models through comparative effectiveness and data-driven resources to predict the needs of the patient population, to determine gaps in current health care knowledge, and to create better cost-quality outcomes. Focusing on whole-person health and modifiable social determinants, when coupled with electronic health data and genomic data, will enable a more comprehensive approach to precision medicine. These efforts will also include exploring technology to create more connectivity among data sources and to explore patient-reported outcomes to create more actionable provider encounters. By collecting other sources of data, we aim to shift the paradigm in health care where we meet the patients on their health care journey, provide them care based on their preferences, and decrease the overall cost for all.

Work Hours/Shifts:
Mon - Fri / 8a - 5p

Job Summary:
The Health Economics Scientist (HES) incorporates the strategic and operational priorities of Florida Hospital leadership into focused research questions, determines data points for evaluation, and writes protocols for big data studies to create real world evidence (RWE) in the population health and outcomes areas of Florida Hospital Research Institute (FHRI). These studies may include population health priorities such as: finance and resource utilization, hospital and ambulatory care quality indicators, disease prevention and epidemiology, and the social determinants of health. The HES manages projects, provides analytic expertise and writes publishable manuscripts and professional white papers that relay relevant findings to operational leaders and the scientific community. Actively participates in outstanding customer service and accepts responsibility in maintaining relationships that are equally respectful to all.

Knowledge, Skills, Education, & Experience Required:
  • PhD in Economics, Public Health, Health Policy, Public Policy, Statistics or other relevant field
  • Minimum of three years of experience in health economics research, health services research or epidemiology research
  • Experience in applied economics demonstrated by conducting analyses of health care claims, medical records and enrollment data
  • Experience with complex studies
  • Experience writing successful scientific protocols
  • Experience with statistics and programming with statistical packages (such as SAS or SPSS). Record of peer-reviewed journal publications
  • Extensive experience with Microsoft Office Suite, including Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Extensive knowledge of the U.S. health care system, including Medicare and/or Medicaid
  • Strong analytical, qualitative and quantitative abilities
  • Problem-solving skills and detail oriented
  • Effective written and verbal communication of problems and results
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team
  • Self-motivated and interested in data-driven health policy analysis
  • Strong commitment to professional development
  • Excellent scientific writing skills
  • Outstanding presentation and interpersonal skills with both leaders and front-line staff
  • Ability to adhere to and meet project timelines through efficient time and resource planning
  • Availability for occasional travel, evening and weekend work
  • Deep understanding of retrospective and prospective observational study designs and related methodology
  • Solid grounding in understanding the incidence, prevalence, risk factors, natural history course, comorbidities, treatment patterns and clinical outcome measures of disease

Licensure, Certification, or Registration Required:
  • N/A

Job Responsibilities:
Demonstrates through behavior Florida Hospital's Core Values of Integrity, Compassion, Balance, Excellence, Stewardship and Teamwork as outlined in the organization's Performance Excellence Program
  • Works on problems where analysis of situation or data requires a review of multiple factors
  • Performs analyses and modeling to assess economic impact of operational decisions
  • Collaborates with multidisciplinary internal departments to develop and implement health economic strategies to support business objectives
  • Provides external communication of analyses in the form of abstracts, posters, podium presentations and manuscripts
  • Assists in the drafting, editing and delivery of medical communication in a timely manner
  • Stays updated on new techniques and software related to health economics analyses
  • Assists with various projects as assigned by director
  • Develops and builds health economic models including cost-effectiveness, cost-utility and budget impact
  • Performs statistical analyses of outcomes data including meta-analysis, mixed treatment comparison and survival analyses
  • Provides high-quality, innovative, timely, scientific/strategic solutions to meet research objectives
  • Coordinates and liaises with numerous internal data teams
  • Writes select grant proposals and leads awarded studies of high complexity in a timeline-driven manner
  • Performs data manipulations and develops algorithms on multi-data sets that create the analytic files necessary to support future analyses

If you want to be a part of a team that is dedicated to delivering the highest quality in patient care, we invite you to explore the Health Economics Scientist opportunity with Orlando and apply online today.

Job Keywords:
Health Economics Scientist, Creation Health, Orlando