Executive Director, Health Research, Bureau of Primary Care Access and Planning
NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
September 10, 2018
Long Island City, New York
Full Time - Experienced
Academic / Research
The Bureau of Primary Care Access & Planning (PCAP), in the Division of Prevention and Primary Care, at the NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) is seeking a City Research Scientist IV-B to serve as Executive Director of Health Research and Analytics for the bureau. PCAP has a dedicated staff working to improve access to quality, culturally appropriate primary care for New Yorkers, particularly those who are at risk for poor health outcomes. The bureau aims to create and implement policy, planning, program and research interventions that maximize health insurance coverage opportunities and increase access to affordable, high quality, and coordinated primary care with a strong focus on health equity. The Executive Director will oversee the Health Research and Analytics unit and develop, manage, and coach a team of multidisciplinary analytic, research, and evaluation staff. This position includes a portfolio of health analytics, research, evaluation, project and staff management responsibilities for ensuring the bureau’s program, policy, research and analytics activities are data-informed and consumer-centric. The Executive Director will direct strategy and provide oversight of all bureau data, research and analytics activities to drive population health and achieve health optimization including addressing social determinates of health in an integrated and systematic manner.
In collaboration with other senior leadership, the Executive Director is responsible for developing priorities and resources for the bureau’s overall health analytics portfolio in support of the bureau’s mission and agency’s priorities. The position will oversee and/or lead the development, implementation and evaluation of grants, funding proposals and innovations /or programs, and a focus of directing and/or writing scientific or peer review manuscripts.
DUTIES WILL INCLUDE BUT NOT BE LIMTED TO:
Provide strategic direction and lead health analytics efforts to address population health through improving access to health insurance and primary care in NYC.
Develop PCAP’s overall health analytics and research portfolio to inform health reform policy and system transformation.
Oversee and guide the development of appropriate population level surveillance, analytic methodology and models to identify modifiable or actionable health, social or policy determinates to improve consumer engagement, healthcare access and utilization, health disparities and outcomes, to input and support policy priorities aligned with the City’s goals.
Develop and lead methodology (including health economic impacts, rates, pricing, costs, utilization estimates) and models (including propensity, risk adjustment, stratification, AI, predictive, attribution, prospective or retrospective payment) on emerging value-based or other payment, healthcare access or coverage models, prescription drugs access and pricing, safety net systems or programs.
Plan, develop, implement and oversee research, surveillance and program evaluation activities to support the Bureau's work. Areas of focus will include but are not limited to: 1) health systems access and utilization; 2) health insurance and other coverage; 3) emergency department utilization and ambulatory care sensitive hospitalizations; and 4) health systems planning and analysis in emergency response.
Oversee and review bureau's scientific and peer review publications. Compile high-level reports, briefing materials, presentations, manuscripts and funding proposal related documents as needed.
Collaborate with other Divisions within the agency to identify and secure additional resources to support activities that may not currently be supported by city or grant funds.
Develop, manage, and coach a team of multidisciplinary analytic, research, and evaluation staff, provide technical and analytical expertise on epidemiologic and statistical methods to other staff in the Bureau.
Identify and rapidly respond to requests for data and systems analysis from the Bureau, Division and Agency leadership.
Participate and collaborate in cross-divisional and cross-agency planning and working groups and conduct special projects and other duties as assigned.
Masters level degree, PHD preferred
Experience as a senior manager in non-profit, government sector or healthcare delivery systems
Proven health analytics, research and leadership skills
Expertise in statistics, SQL, SAS programming, data computational methods and data manipulation technologies
Advanced knowledge in health economics and healthcare systems
Experience in modeling population level large data sets, such as demographic, survey, claims, census or other data
Excellent track record of peer reviewed publications and funding applications.
Knowledge of complex federal, state and local health policy issues, emerging healthcare, access, benefit coverage and payment models, health care reform and its impact for New York
Strong communication skills and ability to provide senior executives with concise updates on complex policy, data and research issues
Able to work independently and collaboratively in a team with a diverse group and produce high quality deliverables within tight timelines
Highly organized and exceptionally detail-oriented
Experience leading, developing and managing a multidisciplinary team of data, research, and policy staff
Expertise in epidemiological data analysis, research design & program evaluation methodologies
Experience with navigating Internal Review Board (IRB) processes and expertise about related policies and procedures.
Experience with DOHMH's Community Health Survey, SPARCS, eMedNY, Salient or other Medicaid claims databases, MEPS, BRFSS, etc.
Ability to quickly become familiar with specific topic areas within public health, health policy, or data and analytics in which the individual may have had no prior knowledge
Excellent project management and written and oral communication skills
Competency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint).
**IMPORTANT NOTE TO ALL CANDIDATES:
Please note: If you are called for an interview you will be required to bring to your interview copies of original documentation, such as:
A document that establishes identity for employment eligibility, such as: A Valid U.S. Passport, Permanent Resident Card/Green Card, or Driver’s license.
Proof of Education according to the education requirements of the civil service title.
Proof of Address/NYC Residency dated within the last 60 days, such as: Recent Utility Bill (i.e. Telephone, Cable, Mobile Phone)
Additional documentation may be required to evaluate your qualification as outlined in this posting’s “Minimum Qualification Requirements” section. Examples of additional documentation may be, but not limited to: college transcript, experience verification or professional trade licenses.
If after your interview you are the selected candidate you will be contacted to schedule an on-boarding appointment. By the time of this appointment you will be asked to produce the originals of the above documents along with your original Social Security card.
The federal government provides student loan forgiveness through its Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF) to all qualifying public service employees. Working with the DOHMH qualifies you as a public service employee and you may be able to take advantage of this program while working full-time and meeting the program’s other requirements.
Please visit the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program site to view the eligibility requirements:
Apply online with a cover letter to https://a127-jobs.nyc.gov/. In the Job ID search bar, enter: job ID number # 362563.
We appreciate the interest and thank all applicants who apply, but only those candidates under consideration will be contacted.
The NYC Health Department is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse and culturally responsive workforce. We strongly encourage people of color, people with disabilities, veterans, women, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender and gender non-conforming persons to apply.
All applicants will be considered without regard to actual or perceived race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, marital or parental status, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, age, prior record of arrest; or any other basis prohibited by law.
New York City residency is generally required within 90 days of appointment. However, City Employees in certain titles who have worked for the City for 2 continuous years may also be eligible to reside in Nassau, Suffolk, Putnam, Westchester, Rockland, or Orange County. To determine if the residency requirement applies to you, please discuss with the agency representative at the time of interview.
Minimum Qual Requirements
For Assignment Level I (only physical, biological and environmental sciences and public health) A master's degree from an accredited college or university with a specialization in an appropriate field of physical, biological or environmental science or in public health.
To be appointed to Assignment Level II and above, candidates must have:
A doctorate degree from an accredited college or university with specialization in an appropriate field of physical, biological, environmental or social science and one year of full-time experience in a responsible supervisory, administrative or research capacity in the appropriate field of specialization; or
A master's degree from an accredited college or university with specialization in an appropriate field of physical, biological, environmental or social science and three years of responsible full-time research experience in the appropriate field of specialization; or
Education and/or experience which is equivalent to "1" or "2" above. However, all candidates must have at least a master's degree in an appropriate field of specialization and at least two years of experience described in "2" above. Two years as a City Research Scientist Level I can be substituted for the experience required in "1" and "2" above.
Appointments to this position are subject to a minimum probationary period of one year.
Internal Number: 362563
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