Job Description:

This is a full-time, limited duration, classified position with the possibility of becoming permanent.  This position is represented by a union.


The Oregon Health Authority (OHA), Public Health Division (PHD), Adolescent, Genetic and Reproductive Health (AGRH) Section in Portland, OR is recruiting for a Research Analyst to coordinate and implement data analysis projects to support the provision of high quality, equitable reproductive health services. The Oregon Reproductive Health Program works with 150 clinics throughout the state to offer free or low-cost reproductive health services and birth control.


Most of this work may be conducted remotely at an alternate worksite with full access to the needed operating systems and technology. However, there are times that the work will need to be conducted at the primary work location listed in this announcement, the Portland State Office Building located at 800 NE Oregon Street, Portland, OR 97232. Work location can be changed at any time due to the needs of the program.


What will you do?
As a Research Analyst, you will work independently and with a collaborative team to support the provision of high-quality, patient-centered reproductive health services within the program’s clinic network. The person in this role will perform the following duties:

Plan, design, and implement data analysis projects that assess quality of care and health equity within the Reproductive Health Program’s clinic network.
Collaborate with other research analysts and program staff to interpret data using an equity lens, identify quality improvement strategies and monitor progress towards goals.
Conduct monthly claims processing activities and work with fiscal staff to ensure accurate reimbursement for clinical services.
Establish and conduct data quality assurance procedures.
Work with data system vendor to make system modifications and improvements.
Provide technical assistance to clinic staff in understanding data and billing requirements for the RH Program.

What’s in it for you?
The public health division is a team of passionate individuals working to promote health across the lifespan of individuals, families, and communities. We value and support unique perspectives using a trauma-informed approach and aim to reflect these values in our hiring practices, professional development, and workplace. We are committed to racial equity as a driving factor to improve health outcomes for all communities that experience inequities.


We offer full medical, vision and dental benefits with paid sick leave, vacation, personal leave and 10 paid holidays per year plus pension and retirement plans. If you are a research analyst with experience working with data management and statistical software applications, please apply today!


What are we looking for?

Minimum Requirements

A bachelor’s degree in a health or a social science field, or a related degree that included six-quarter units in statistics or quantitative analysis methods and procedures, AND one year of research experience using computerized applications to independently gather, compile, and analyze data and prepare narrative or statistical reports;


A master’s degree in a health or a social science field, or a related degree that included six-quarter units in statistics or quantitative analysis methods and procedures;


Four years of research experience in a public health related field using computerized applications to independently gather, compile, and analyze data and prepare narrative or statistical reports.


Requested Skills

Master’s degree in health or social sciences which includes coursework in statistics, program evaluation, and research design is preferred.
Experience managing large medical/clinical data sets including medical claims.
Experience framing health data using principles of racial equity and reproductive justice.
Experience organizing and presenting data and information clearly and concisely in verbal and written form to a wide range of audiences.
Knowledge of clinical reproductive health services.
Experience with quality improvement in a health-related setting.
Experience with Electronic Health Records systems.
Experience promoting a culturally competent and diverse work environment.
Experience using data management and statistical software such as SPSS or SAS, including writing syntax.
Experience developing data visualizations using Excel and/or Tableau
Proficient in Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Teams.

About Oregon Health Authority

NOTE: Please ensure you’ve provided a thorough and updated application as it pertains to the position for which you are applying. Your application materials will be used to determine salary based on a pay equity assessment.  For further information, please visit the Pay Equity Project homepage.

Questions/Need Help?

If you need assistance to participate in the application process, including an accommodation request under the American with Disabilities Act contact: Cyndi Phipps-Roman at cynthia.phipps-roman@state.or.us.

TTY users please use the Oregon Telecommunications Relay Service: 1-800-735-2900. For technical support, please call toll free 1-855-524-5627, for customer service assistance.

Additional Information

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We do not offer VISA sponsorships or transfers currently. You will be required to complete the US Department of Homeland Security's I-9 form confirming authorization to work in the United States within three days of hire.
If you are offered employment, your offer will be contingent upon the positive outcome of an abuse check, criminal records check and driving records check. The information will be shared with the Oregon Health Authority (OHA), Office of Human Resources (OHR). Any criminal or founded abuse history will be reviewed and could result in the withdrawal of the offer or termination of employment.
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The Oregon Health Authority is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, genetic information, or any other protected class under state or federal law. In addition, we do not discriminate, or screen applicants based on current or past compensation. We determine salary by reviewing your application materials to evaluate your related education, experience, and training for this position.

The Oregon Health Authority is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer committed to workforce diversity and anti-racism.