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Do you have experience in designing reporting and applying data visualization and business intelligence tools? Are you passionate about the power of data to demonstrate progress and gaps in transformational efforts that have the aim of promoting equitable outcomes and reducing health disparities? We look forward to hearing from you!

Work Location: Salem/Marion or Portland/Multnomah; hybrid position

What you will do!
Within the Oregon Health Authority, the Business Information Systems (BIS) section administers two programs the Compass and Business Systems Unit teams. The Compass Team is responsible for developing and supporting data systems that are responsive to the needs of the Office of Behavioral Health, including leading the Compass Modernization portfolio of projects. The Compass Team priorities are focusing on continuity of care, improving outcomes, enhancing data quality, breaking down information silos, streamlining reporting, and reducing administrative burden. The Compass Teams data and system work supports the OHA efforts to help identify and monitor the elimination of health inequities.

The purpose of this position is to support the data collection, analysis and reporting efforts of the OHA and serves as a critical coordination point for data and reporting between the Health Systems Division Compass Team and Health Policy and Analytics Behavioral Health Analytics (BHA) Team. This position performs a variety of research activities and tasks to facilitate the completion of operational reports and research studies, policy analyses, and production of a variety of reports, dashboards, and other data products. This body of work includes gathering requirements from internal and external partners and communities with lived experience, providing gap assessments of existing data systems and identifying future data/system needs, develop and test new data collection efforts, and provide ongoing data validation and transformation in support of behavioral health programs and initiatives.

The position executes some independence in designing and executing data reports and visualizations. The position also works to execute data reports designed by higher-level analysts and validate the data contained within reports and other data products completed by other analysts. The position prepares data visualizations, tables, and charts in MS Excel and PowerBI, and other software, and performs queries on a variety of databases using computer software, such as Synapse, PowerBI and SQL. The position will access the Behavioral Health Data Warehouse and conduct queries and analyses on the data contained within. The position serves to fulfill many data requests, especially ad hoc requests from behavioral health partners.

OHA values service excellence, leadership, integrity, health equity and partnership and has a strategic goal to end all health inequities by 2030.

What's in it for you?
medical, vision and dental benefits
Paid Leave Days:
o 11 paid holidays each year
o 3 additional paid "Personal Business Days" each year
o 8 hours of paid sick leave accumulated every month
o Progressive vacation leave accrual with increases every 5 years
Pension and retirement programs
Optional benefits include short-term disability, long-term disability, deferred compensation savings program, and flexible spending accounts for health care and childcare expenses.

Minimum Qualifications
Four years of research experience using computerized applications to independently gather, compile, and analyze data and prepare narrative or statistical reports.
A Bachelor's Degree (or higher) in any discipline that included six-quarter units in statistics or quantitative analysis methods and procedures, and one year experience using computerized applications to independently gather, compile, and analyze data and prepare narrative or statistical reports.

Desired Attributes
Experience in creating and maintaining a work environment that is respectful and accepting of diversity among team members and the people we serve.
Evidence of ongoing development of personal cultural awareness and humility, and knowledge of social determinants of health and their impacts on health outcomes.
Experience supporting/facilitating the development and implementation of policies and programs at the community, state, and/or national level that promote equity and inclusion and address systemic health disparities, with an emphasis on integrating the voice of consumers with lived experience.
Knowledge of health services delivery systems, particularly the Oregon Health Plan/ Medicaid Administration in Oregon.
Experience and knowledge of Medicaid programs, behavioral health services, claims data, including medical billing, coding and/or terminology.
Experience and knowledge of Oregon's Behavioral Health System and relational landscape of key partners, providers, community based organizations, and advocacy groups.
Knowledge of and experience with statistics and data visualization including creating graphs, charts, and tables for reports.
Experience with statistical software packages such as SPSS, SAS, or Stata, and/or programming languages, preferably SQL, but also including R, Python, and other languages.
Experience with health survey research, health outcomes research, health care delivery systems research, or general experience using health-related data or other relevant research areas such as the social sciences.
Experience or training with data visualization and business intelligence tools such as PowerPivot, PowerQuery, PowerBI, and/or Tableau.
Ability to demonstrate advanced Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook skillset; and skilled use of collaboration tools such as Microsoft Teams, SharePoint, and Smartsheet.
Experience communicating qualitative and quantitative information, verbal and written, that are accessible to and understood by audiences with different levels of comprehension or interest and that are culturally responsive, inclusive, and appropriate.
Demonstrates skills in the following areas:
o Data Analysis and Visualization
o Data Synthesis, Analysis and Reporting
o Performance / Process / Quality Improvement
o Program Design, Implementation, and Evaluation
o Project Management
o Strong Oral and Written Communication
o Expert level Technical Assistance

How to apply:
Complete the online application at oregonjobs.
org using job number REQ-152301
Application Deadline: 04/01/2024

Oregon Health Authority

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