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Rush University Medical Center Health Services Researcher - Social Work & Community Health in Chicago, Illinois

Job Title:

Health Services Researcher - Social Work & Community Health


Community Wellness




Active Regular FT (72 to 80 hours per pay period)


Social Work/Human Services

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Job Description:

Are you interested in joining a leading health care organization?

Join Rush University Medical Center!

We are seeking a dynamic Health Services Researcher to join our Social Work & Community Health Department at Rush University Medical Center!

This is a Full Time position

80 hours every two weeks, benefit-eligible

Position Highlights

Rush University Medical Center is seeking a Health Services Researcher to conduct research and program evaluation to improve the delivery, quality, equity, and financing of health care. Our work supports effective, data-driven decision making for programs in areas including care delivery systems, data analytics, behavioral health, quality measurement, and aging. Our mission is to improve care through rigorous, objective research using state-of-the-art methods and a focus on “return on investment” and business case strategies. This role supports the Rush mission, vision, and values, and acts in accordance with Rush policies and procedures.

Position Responsibilities

The Researcher will lead evaluation efforts and support data analysis for the Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP), the Center for Health and Social Care Integration (CHaSCI), and additional population health and aging projects as assigned. The Researcher will work with program leadership to develop strategy and oversee all evaluation, data management, and analysis for the programs. In particular, the Researcher will manage all evaluation components for projects under the five-year GWEP grant.

  • Lead evaluation efforts, including strategy, data collection from electronic health record and other sources, analysis, and reporting for GWEP and CHaSCI projects, as well as independently led projects

  • Conduct analysis of process and outcome measures from GWEP and CHaSCI partners

  • Support quality improvement efforts under GWEP and CHaSCI projects, including Plan-Do-Study-Act cycles

  • Participate in and lead grant writing for external funding of new projects

  • Produce reports and visualizations of data collected

  • Present data and formal reports to internal and external stakeholders, including funders

  • Communicate regularly with program leadership about all aspects of GWEP, CHaSCI, and independent projects

Position Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in policy, analytics, public health, economics, social work, or related field, PhD preferred

  • 4 years of experience in analytics, public health, economics, social work, or related field

  • Experience in the healthcare setting and with health program evaluation preferred

  • Experience with Epic electronic health record desired

  • Experience with financial /claims data desired

  • Strong analytic, issue resolution, and facilitation skills required

  • Ability to present complex information in an understandable and compelling manner required

  • Prioritize and multi-task to manage expectations of multiple stakeholders

  • Deliver high quality, timely work product with significant autonomy

  • Effectively adapt to rapid changes in project or data requirements, priorities, and changing directions

  • Strong written and verbal communication

  • Effective interpersonal and teamwork skills

  • Expertise with data and analytics tools

VALUES: All Rush staff is expected to:

  • Continuously develop their skills and knowledge, either through LEAP programs, readings, conferences, departmental training programs or some combination of these.

  • Develop and display a clear customer service focus at all times.

  • View their work as part of the larger Rush system, and strive to improve their performance in concert with, rather than in competition with, their co-workers and other Rush employees.

  • Be conscious of the resources they use in completing their work and to strive to use these resources as efficiently and effectively as possible.

Company Highlights :

  • Rush's new14-story hospitalis the cornerstone of the Rush Transformation, an ongoing effort to build new facilities, renovate existing buildings and adopt new technology.

  • Rush University Medical Center is a four time Magnet facility located in Chicago, IL

  • Leading academic medical center, acute care hospital w/ 676 licensed beds.

Rush is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.