Job Posting for The Massachusetts Department of Public Health: Mobile Integrated Health – Data Analyst

Title: Mobile Integrated Health – Data Analyst

Organization: Massachusetts Department of Public Health

Brief Summary of Position:

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) and Bureau of Health Care Safety and Quality is seeking a dynamic individual dedicated to public health and quality of life to conduct data analysis for the Department’s Mobile Integrated Health (MIH) Program. The MIH Data Analyst plays a pivotal role in both the program’s quality and transparency, and the market’s service delivery and health outcomes, through data management, analysis and evaluation, and quality improvement functions.

Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of EMS systems.
  • Knowledge of clinical diagnoses and treatments.
  • Knowledge of healthcare settings and delivery.
  • Knowledge of the principles and practice of research methodologies.
  • Knowledge of the principles and techniques of data quality assurance and control.
  • Knowledge of the principles and techniques of auditing of data transactions.
  • Knowledge of geographic information systems.
  • Knowledge of data suppression confidentiality procedures.
  • Ability to assess data quality.
  • Experience with public health surveillance and research.
  • Experience in data analysis (preferably using SAS/ /STATA/R) and in applying analysis and research to policy development in public health.
  • Knowledge of statutes, regulations, and guidelines governing MIH and EMS.
  • Knowledge of mobile integrated health and community paramedicine in other states.
  • Knowledge of EMS systems.
  • Extensive experience surveillance and research in public health.

Applicants must have at least (A) five (5) years of full-time or equivalent part-time professional or technical experience in epidemiology, biology, biostatistics, toxicology, environmental science, environmental health, ecology, public health, chemistry, virology, immunology, bacteriology, microbiology, or statistics and (B) of which at least two (2) years must have been in a professional capacity or (C) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions listed below.
Substitutions:
I. A Bachelor’s degree with a major in epidemiology, biology, biostatistics, toxicology, environmental science, environmental health, ecology, public health, chemistry, virology, immunology, bacteriology, microbiology, statistics, or other health-related field may be substituted for a maximum of two (2) years of the required (A) experience.*
II. A Master’s degree or higher with a major in epidemiology, biology, biostatistics, toxicology, environmental science, environmental health, ecology, public health, chemistry, virology, immunology, bacteriology, microbiology, statistics, or other health-related field may be substituted for a maximum of three (3) years of the required (A) experience and one (1) year of the required (B) experience.*
*Education toward such a degree will be prorated on the basis of the proportion of the requirements actually completed.
NOTE: Educational substitution will only be permitted for a maximum of one (1) year of the (B) experience.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provides leadership and technical assistance to bureau staff around the appropriate and legal use of MIH datasets.
  • Develops and implements data quality control programs and systems that will enhance confidentiality and accessibility for research.
  • Independently analyzes, evaluates and makes recommendations about the quality of MIH datasets and systems including analyses of statistical validity and reliability.
  • Independently provides technical assistance in epidemiology, statistics, and reporting to MIH data providers and agency staff.
  • Provides epidemiologic and statistical support, to the Bureau and to the public in responding to requests for data relating to Mobile Integrated Health. Independently
  • provides advice and insight regarding MIH data and appropriate uses and interpretations.
  • Oversees data quality, including data submissions and cleaning.
  • Tracks timeliness and content fulfillment of data submissions.
  • Follows up, as needed, with programs and data reporters to ensure timely and complete data submission.
  • Recommend standards for data quality assurance and control.
  • Conducts relevant data analysis and reporting.
  • Generates meaningful reports using statistical tools and methods.
  • Conduct supplementary research and review of journals, health bulletins, and other publications as necessary to stay informed of current trends, new data, and other relevant topics.
  • Draws sound conclusions and make appropriate recommendations based on data analysis.
  • Communicates internally, with other relevant organizations, local health authorities, medical personnel, or MIH and Community EMS programs to improve processes and outcomes.

Salary/Benefits:

$66,213.68 – $96,567.64 Yearly

If you have Diversity, Affirmative Action or Equal Employment Opportunity questions or need a Reasonable Accommodation, please contact Diversity Officer / ADA Coordinator: Engie Mota – 617-348-8471

As an employee of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts you are offered a great career opportunity influencing a wide-spectrum of services to the diverse populations we serve – but it’s more than a paycheck. The State’s total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits which you should consider towards your overall compensation, including:

  • 75% state paid medical insurance premium
  • Reasonable Dental and Vision Plans
  • Flexible Spending Account and Dependent Care Assistance programs
  • Low cost basic and optional life insurance
  • Retirement Savings: State Employees’ Pension and a Deferred Compensation 457(b) plan
  • 11 paid holidays per year and competitive Sick, Vacation and Personal Time
  • Tuition Remission for employee and spouse at state colleges and universities
  • Short-Term Disability and Extended Illness program participation options
  • Incentive-based Wellness Programs
  • Professional Development and Continuing Education opportunities
  • Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program

To Apply:

Please apply online here.