Principal Policy Analyst

Organization/Company Name: 
Oregon Health & Sciences University - Center for Health Systems Effectiveness
Position Description: 

The principal policy analyst has primary responsibility for overseeing research and evaluation projects on Medicaid, state policy and health-related social policy within the Center.

The principal policy analyst is responsible for designing and executing analytic projects related to the implementation and evaluation of Medicaid waivers, changes in health care delivery and other innovations designed to improve outcomes and the value of the US healthcare system. This work combines technical skills, content expertise, project management and coordination with teams. It requires business development, planning and scoping new evaluation proposals, forecasting staffing needs and available funding streams and coordinating work across team members. Outputs include disseminating findings through reports to states, policy briefs, publications, invitational and public meetings, speaking engagements, and potential media and public relations activities.

The position functions with a high degree of autonomy and self-direction, working directly with client leadership and other external stakeholders and coordinating investigators, analysts, communication specialists and other team members to ensure deliverables meet the highest standards for methodological rigor, clarity and relevance.

Essential Duties

• Identifying and analyzing policy innovations in the organization and financing of health care services in Oregon, Washington and other states

• Fostering and maintaining relationships with senior leaders in the state agencies

• Writing large evaluation reports, issue briefs and working with CHSE staff on the design and presentation of materials and dissemination activities

• Coordinate closely with the Center’s director of operations, grants & contracts manager and associate directors on center-wide financial and resource planning

• Contributes to center-wide strategic planning and operational discussions as a senior staff member

Position Type: 
Full Time
$82,419-$123,627 per year, commensurate w/ qualifications, experience and equity

OHSU provides eligible employees a set amount of “benefit dollars” each month, based on the employee’s designated FTE (full-time or part-time) and classification. The benefit dollars apply toward the cost of benefits with a pre-tax deduction. Most full-time employees do not pay any amount for employee-only coverage for medical, dental and vision coverage

Required Qualifications and Experience: 

• Minimum 5 years of experience in health services or health policy research (with Master’s Degree) or equivalent combination of training and experience

• Demonstrated ability to develop and implement innovative research programs or research agendas

• Experience scoping, budgeting, and negotiating large public-policy evaluation contracts or equivalent projects

• Experience leading quantative and qualitative policy research or evaluation teams • Ability to work autonomously within a team-based environment

• Ability to complete tasks in an accurate and timely manner, as well as to anticipate need

• Detail oriented; strong organizational skills

• Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Outlook

• Intermediate knowledge and skill level utilizing databases

• Excellent organizational and oral and written communication skills

Preferred Qualifications

• PhD in in health services research or relevant field

• Experience with Medicaid programs or state health policy

• Prior experience managing large, complex research project with multiple teams and multiple sites

• Experience in writing/drafting manuscripts

• Statistical or econometric expertise, including observational analyses of claims data

Required Education and / or Certifications: 

Master’s Degree in relevant field and 5 years of relevant experience, OR equivalent combination of Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field in conjunction with training and experience

3030 S Moody Ave
Portland, OR 97239
Where Will Work Be Performed?: 
To Be Determined
Application Address: 
Center for Health Systems Effectiveness
Oregon Health & Sciences University
3030 South Moody Ave
Portland, OR 97239