Overview

Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree in a related field and three years of experience in the evaluation and/or analysis of health, human services, or related programs and/or fields; OR an Associate’s degree in a related field and five years of such experience; OR seven years of such experience. A Master’s degree in a related field may substitute for one year of such experience.

 

Health Research, Inc.’s (HRI) mission is building a healthier future for New York State and beyond through the delivery of funding and program support to further public health and research programs. In support of our mission and our commitment to providing a safe workplace, we require employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless approved for a religious or medical exemption.

 

This position requires that the incumbent will report to the official work location and live within commuting distance to the official work location. Telecommuting may not be available. If telecommuting is available, the incumbent will be required to have a telephone/mobile device, and internet access.

Preferred Qualifications
Experience in public health surveillance, HIV/AIDS surveillance, and analysis. Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Access/Excel, SAS or other statistical software and relational databases. Experience with large, population-based, or other health-related data sets (e.g., SPARCS, Medicaid), disease registries. History of working with confidential data. Experience supervising staff.

Responsibilities
The Evaluation Specialist III will provide oversight to BHAE central office processing activities, including the supervision of central office processing staff. The incumbent will maintain and the develop standard operating procedures covering best practices for data collection, quality, and reporting. A focus will be on the development and execution of evaluation strategies related to HIV surveillance data and field staff completed case report investigation to ensure timeliness, adequacy, and completeness of information.

 

The Evaluation Specialist III will develop performance measures to evaluate the accuracy of data collected by surveillance field staff, including the assessment of data element abstracted from the patient medical record and data entry into the New York Electronic HIV Management System (NYEHMS). The incumbent will develop mechanisms to house and track performance over time. On a regular basis the incumbent will perform analyses of HIV surveillance data and other relevant projects, generate reports and assess for trends or pattern in data quality to identify topic areas for staff education or training with the goal of improving data quality. The incumbent will develop and conduct trainings of field staff on best practices for collecting surveillance data based on patterns of deficiency in staff assessments.

 

The incumbent will collaborate with HIV surveillance partners, including BHAE staff located in central office and the regional offices, the New York State Electronic Clinical Laboratory Reporting System (ECLRS), the Wadsworth Center Public Health Laboratory, the New York City surveillance program, the CDC, and with case surveillance colleagues across the nation. The incumbent will oversee intra- and inter-state de-duplication activities, including the CDC Routine Interstate Duplicate Review (RIDR) project.

Employee Benefits
Health Research, Inc. (HRI) offers a robust, comprehensive benefits package to eligible employees, including:

Health, dental and vision insurance – Several comprehensive health insurance plans to choose from;
Flexible benefit accounts – Medical, dependent care, adoption assistance, parking and transit;
Generous paid time off – Paid federal and state holidays, paid sick, vacation and personal leave;
Tuition support – Assistance is available for individuals pursuing educational or training opportunities;
Retirement Benefits – HRI is a participating employer in the New York State and Local Retirement System and offers optional enrollment in the New York State Deferred Compensation Plan. HRI provides a postretirement Health Benefits Plan for qualified retirees to use towards health insurance premiums and eligible medical expenses;
Employee Assistance Program – Provides educational and wellness programs, training, and 24/7 confidential services to assist employees, both personally and professionally;
And so much more!
Please visit HRI’s web site at (preferred method):  https://careers-healthresearch.icims.com/jobs/ or mail resume to: Health Research, Inc., 150 Broadway – Suite 280, Menands, NY 12204-2719. Please include reference code 2022-6010 on envelope.

HRI has a long-standing dedication to diversity, equity, and inclusion in our workforce. HRI is committed to the principle of non-discrimination in all phases of its employment procedures and practices.

Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer/Qualified Individuals with Disabilities/Qualified Protected Veterans

About Health Research, Inc.

Health Research, Inc. (HRI) contributes to the health and well-being of the people of New York State by complementing and enabling the strategic public health goals of the New York State Department of Health (DOH), Roswell Park Cancer Institute Corporation (RPCIC), and other health-related entities.

HRI provides best-in-class resource administration for stakeholders and programs related to the work and priorities of the Department of Health and its other partners. HRI does this through the provision of knowledge, expertise, funding guidance, and fiduciary oversight of sponsored program funding for public health and research programs in concert with community partnerships.