Senior Health Services Research Study Director

Employer
Westat
Location
MD - Rockville
Posted
Oct 06, 2017
Closes
Oct 16, 2017
Function
Executive, Director
Industry
Research
Hours
Full Time
Westat is an employee-owned corporation providing research services to agencies of the U.S. Government, as well as businesses, foundations, and state and local governments. Westat's research, technical, and administrative staff of more than 2,000 is located at our headquarters in Rockville, Maryland, near Washington, DC.

Job Summary


Westat has an opening for an experienced, health services researcher to work on projects related to healthcare reform, leading data analysis, evaluation, and policy studies. Position involves leading design and management of research studies using various methods, and writing business proposals.

Job Requirements


Basic qualifications include a PhD in Health Policy or other social science discipline such as Economics or Public Policy with 10 or more years of experience with Medicare and/or Medicaid payment and delivery model innovations (e.g, ACOs, bundled payment), healthcare claims and administrative data files, efficiency of healthcare, value-based payment, quality measurement, and utilization analysis. Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, strong interpersonal skills coupled with experience with national healthcare policy issues, federal research contracting, and provider payment demonstration and evaluation are also required.

The successful candidate should have subject matter expertise in one or more of the following areas: national healthcare policy issues, provider payment demonstration and evaluation, and Medicare and Medicaid policy. Quality measurement, health insurance, as well as publication in these domains.

Westat offers competitive benefits with ESOP, 401k, Health, Dental, paid vacation, sick and holiday leave, professional development as well as other benefits.

Any offer of employment may be contingent upon receipt of acceptable results from a post-offer background screening, if required for the position, based on the specific position which may include, for example, identity verification, employment history, or criminal records history.

Westat is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, genetic information, gender identity, or any other protected status under applicable law.