Junior Health Systems Researcher

Published date Posted on Indeed on Nov 09, 2021 (21 d ago)
Job Summary:
Aptive is seeking a Junior Health Services Researcher to support the delivery of health system transformation and innovation, implementation and operations support, and healthcare business enabling services to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Veterans Health Administration (VHA).

The Junior Health Services Researcher will be responsible for supporting VHA’s Journey to become a High Reliability Organization (HRO) across 170+ sites of care. The candidate will conduct detailed analyses of both qualitative and quantitative healthcare data to draw conclusions and develop pertinent and insightful recommendations. Further, the candidate will be comfortable working with quantitative data including having experience cleaning, manipulating, and analyzing data using statistical software or other programming languages (e.g., SAS, SPSS, STATA, R, Python). The ideal candidate would understand research methodologies commonly utilized in the health care innovation space and be able to help recommend research methodologies with limited client input.
Primary Responsibilities:
  • Find patterns in data and clearly articulate the entire analysis (e.g., methodology, results, assumptions, constraints) and key takeaways in a way that is understandable to lay people and researchers alike.
  • Creatively develop rigorous analysis plans given limitations with data availability, data completeness, and representativeness of data.
  • Creatively apply visualizations to data using tools like Excel, Tableau, Power BI, or Qlik.
  • Prepare comprehensive written reports, presentations, and charts based on research, collection, and analysis of data.
Minimum Qualifications:
  • At least 3 years’ relevant experience within federal health system government consulting and developing insights from qualitative and quantitative data.
  • Master’s Degree in Public Health, Healthcare Administration, Public Policy, or other related discipline.
  • Experience using statistical software or programming language to manipulate data sets and conducting analysis (e.g., SAS, SPSS, STATA, R, Python).
  • Ability to work onsite in Washington, DC
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a public trust clearance.
  • Legal authorization to work in the U.S.
Desired Qualifications:
  • Strong hands-on analytical, project management, and communication skills.
  • Experience working with Corporate Data Warehouse (CDW) and VHA Support Service Center (VSSC) data.
  • Experience working with process-based and outcomes-based healthcare data.
  • Thorough understanding of the clinical healthcare environment and metrics used to evaluate continuous quality improvement efforts.
Client Information:
The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) is the largest integrated health care system in the United States, providing care at 1,293 health care facilities, including 171 VA Medical Centers and 1,112 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics) to over 9 million Veterans enrolled in the VA health care program.
About Aptive:
Aptive is a modern federal consulting firm focused on human experience, digital services, and business transformation. We harness creativity, technology, and culture to connect people and systems to impact the world. We’re advisors, strategists, and engineers focused on people, above all else.

We believe in generating success collaboratively, leaving client organizations stronger after every engagement and building trust for the next big challenge.

Our work inspires people, fuels change and makes an impact. Join our team to be part of positive change in your community and our nation.

What’s in it for you?
  • Competitive compensation
  • Health, vision, dental and disability plans with company contributions
  • 401K plan with immediate vesting and a competitive company match
  • Generous paid time off and flexible work schedules
  • Flexible savings accounts
  • Commuter benefits
  • Company-sponsored professional education and training opportunities
EEO Statement:
Aptive is an equal opportunity employer. We consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, parental status, veteran status, age, disability or any other protected class.

Veterans, members of the Reserve and National Guard, and transitioning active-duty service members are highly encouraged to apply.
COVID 19 Vaccine Statement:
This position supports a federal government contract and is subject to compliance with Executive Order 14042, requiring all employees to be fully vaccinated for the COVID 19 virus or be granted an approved medical or religious accommodation. Proof of vaccination or an adjudicated accommodation is requirement of employment for this position.

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