Research Associate-Data Analyst

Rockville , MD
Oct 25, 2021
Dec 12, 2021
Analyst, Research
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 is hiring qualified individuals to join multidisciplinary teams to support operations, monitoring/compliance/audit, and communications/technical assistance projects focusing on innovations in health care delivery intended to improve quality of care and reduce health care costs.

Job Responsibilities:
•    Learning about innovative payment and health care delivery models and applying that knowledge to project tasks to assess compliance and communicate the models' rules.
•    Working collaboratively and coordinating with cross-functional project teams.
•    Reviewing model participants' materials and assessing and documenting whether they demonstrate adherence to model requirements.
•    Developing and adhering to standard operating procedures.
•    Conducting environmental scans to identify media reports about health care providers and assessing whether those reports pose risks to providers' participation in innovative care programs.
•    Conducting quality assurance of task-related work and client deliverables. 
•    Developing and managing timelines and processes and identifying and troubleshooting risks. 
•    Developing agendas and facilitating meetings.
•    Writing policy briefings and option papers. 
•    Writing meeting or call notes and managing follow through of action items. 
•    Maintaining trackers to facilitate reporting to the client on statuses of action items, compliance reviews, audits, and other project activities. 

 Basic qualifications: 
•    A bachelor's degree in public health, social sciences, business, or a related field with 3-5 years of work experience in monitoring, compliance, and auditing work and an understanding of innovative payment models. Or A master's degree in public health, social sciences, business, or a related field and 1-3 years of work experience in relevant areas. 

Preferred qualifications: 
•    Experience working on monitoring, compliance, audit, fraud/waste/abuse topics in health care with private or government clients.
•    Experience working with government or private health care payers/providers on innovations in payment and care delivery. 

Minimum Qualifications: 
•    Have excellent attention to detail. 
•    Have a willingness to learn about health care transformation policies and how health care providers implement those policies.
•    Be comfortable and effective working on multiple, complex tasks in close coordination with others.

Westat offers a well-rounded and comprehensive benefits program focused on wellness and work/life balance. Eligible employees may participate in:
  • Employee Stock Ownership Plan
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Vacation Leave
  • Sick Leave
  • Holiday Leave
  • Professional Development
  • Health Advocate
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Travel Accident Insurance
  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Short Term Disability Insurance
  • Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Critical Illness Insurance
  • Supplemental Life Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Health Savings Account

Protecting the health and safety of our employees and survey participants is a top priority for Westat. As a federal government contractor, Westat will require Westat staff, regardless of work location, to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 upon hire or prior to December 8, 2021, whichever is later, and to follow all safety protocols, subject to approved accommodations under applicable law.

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

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