Research Associate-HealthCare Quality & Behavioral Health

Rockville, VA
Dec 22, 2021
Feb 15, 2022
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 seeking qualified individuals to work with multidisciplinary research teams on a variety of research projects focusing on communications related to behavioral health and substance use, health care quality, patient experience, patient safety, and health care delivery. This is a remote work eligible position. 
Job responsibilities:
•    Leading tasks involving the development of written communications for website content, program and policy briefs, toolkit materials, reports, and conference summaries.
•    Conducting quality assurance reviews and editing work for client deliverables.
•    Developing agendas and facilitating internal and external meetings, webinars, and large conference calls involving clients, experts and stakeholders.
•    Writing meeting or call notes and managing follow through of action items.
•    Developing and managing timelines.
•    Conducting qualitative interviews and analyzing qualitative data.
•    Participating in survey development and cognitive testing.

Basic qualifications: 
•    A master's degree in public health, social sciences or a related field 
•    At least 3 years of work experience in relevant areas.

Preferred qualifications: 
•    Previous experience working on communications tasks for federal research contracts and/or health services research projects, and project management skills.

Minimum Qualifications:
•    Excellent attention to detail and must be comfortable and effective working on multiple, complex tasks in close coordination with others under limited direction.  
•    Strong written and verbal communication skills and good interpersonal skills are essential.

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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