The Department of Medicine, Hospitalist seeks a Research Assistant to assist with completing a systematic review on the cost and quality of care provided in POHs. As we have screened over 6,000 articles, there is significant analysis, compilation, and critique required. It is expected that the Research Assistant will assist with and help direct many of these tasks to help solider the project towards completion.
It is widely acknowledged that care delivery markets –hospital and ambulatory – are consolidated, with many functioning as regional oligopolies or even monopolies in some markets. There are few potentials for market entry given entry costs in the tens or hundreds of millions of dollars. Physician-owned hospitals represent a small hospital market segment that has the potential for expansion, introducing greater competition. POHs are split evenly between community and focused-factory hospitals in cardiac, orthopedic, and general surgery care, dispersed primarily in Southwest and Midwest markets. Their history has long been controversial due to issues of patient selection, payment policy, and operational scope, and were finally subject to a statutory ban on expansion and participation in the Medicare program as part of the Affordable Care Act. Healthcare services research in this space is conflicting and has lacked academic impartiality, with many researchers funded by the hospital industry.
It is expected that this project will be the anchoring research in this space for years to come.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
Data analysis and organization
Independent library research
Written data analysis
Maintains knowledge of the study protocol
Assists in the development of tables and figures for reports and manuscripts
Assists in the maintenance of project databases
Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree in related discipline and some related work experience/formal training in Health Policy or Healthcare Management with clinical experience. Additional education may substitute for required experience and additional related experience may substitute for required education, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.
Additional Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Must be able to prioritize and coordinate multiple tasks.
Must have the ability to work well and communicate effectively with others.
Must have strong organizational skills, attention to detail, be able to work independently and as part of a team, initiative, strong leadership skills, and an ability to work with a team of researchers and with diverse subject populations.
Excellent oral and written communication skills. Working knowledge of PC operations and software applications such as MS Windows, Excel, Word, and Access required. Ability to learn new database and software applications is required.
Ability to follow multiple, detailed directions of various protocols.
Knowledge of medical terminology highly desired. Must have excellent time management skills.
Sitting, standing and walking for extended period. Reaching by extending hand(s) or arm(s) in any direction. Finger dexterity required to manipulate objects with fingers rather than with whole hand(s) or arm(s). Ability to lift 25lbs. Ability to move standard equipment through a hospital or clinical environment.
Classified Title: Research Assistant Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/03/CD Starting Salary Range: $16.26 - $22.35/Hour; Commensurate with experience Employee Group: Casual / On Call Schedule: Varies Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: School of Medicine, East Baltimore Campus/Fully Remote Department Name: DOM JHH Hospitalists Personnel Area: School of Medicine
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