This position serves as a Program Assistant providing Project Coordinator support at the local facility level for the national evaluation of the Whole Health Demonstration project in response to the Criticality Analysis and Risk Assessment (CARA) legislation.
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The position will oversee and carry out work for various projects on the utilization, costs, tracking and outcomes of the implementation of the Whole Health System. The position will be responsible for recruiting patients, utilizing various information technology (IT) formats and computer applications, coordinating project logistics, data collection and management, performing local trend analysis and other related studies, establishing and maintaining project databases, conducting research interviews, communicating with project personnel, assisting with manuscript preparation and presentations, and helping with various other tasks that emerge during the course of research. These other tasks may include but not limited to, determining local best practices, return on investment studies and impacts. Duties of this position include but not limited to:
Coordinates and provide reports and analysis to support for the many facets of quantitative and qualitative health services research. The position will be expected to participate in a research team as well as function independently.
Performs data collection activities. This includes recruiting subjects, preparing and disseminating research materials including consent forms, assessment instruments, and other data collection forms, obtaining informed consent, storing and managing collected data such as utilization, cost and outcomes, conducting interviews by telephone and in-person and securely transmitting data to transcription services, extracting data from the medical record system.
Extracts Data, Conducts data processing and analysis. This includes setting up and maintaining research/statistical analysis software, Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Access databases, programs database for data entry of research questionnaires, booklets, data, and creates codebook for these.
Work Schedule: 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM (Monday through Friday)
Compressed/Flexible: Not Available
Telework: Not Available
Virtual: This is not a virtual position.
Position Description/PD#: Whole Health Program Assistant (Data Analyst)/PD3803-O
Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
0344 Management And Program Clerical And Assistance
Conditions of Employment
You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job
Designated and/or random drug testing may be required
Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
You may be required to serve a probationary period
Subject to background/security investigation
Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 09/04/2020.
Time-In-Grade Requirement: Applicants who are current Federal employees and have held a GS grade any time in the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of this announcement. For a GS-7 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-6. The grade may have been in any occupation, but must have been held in the Federal service. An SF-50 that shows your time-in-grade eligibility must be submitted with your application materials. If the most recent SF-50 has an effective date within the past year, it may not clearly demonstrate you possess one-year time-in-grade, as required by the announcement. In this instance, you must provide an additional SF-50 that clearly demonstrates one-year time-in-grade.
You may qualify based on your experience as described below:
You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:
Knowledge and proficiency in the use of office equipment and skill in using a PC and associated software including Excel, PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, and printer in order to perform some office duties and research tasks required by the project Knowledge and skill in the use of research software applications (Excel, Access statistical analysis software)interest and ability to learn other programs as necessary, e.g., Endnote.
Knowledge of general research principles, various data gathering and data management techniques, such as patient interviewing, medical record abstracting, downloading and working with VA administrative databases, data cleaning, coding, and entry and the ability to integrate the information into workable research plans.
Knowledge of conduct interviews utilizing multiple techniques such as: structured diagnostic interviews, and structured system rating scales pertinent to research protocol.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
Note: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment.
Physical Requirements:The work may involve occasional travel. The work is sedentary. Typically, the position sits comfortably to do the work. However, there may be some walking, standing, bending, carrying of light items such as papers, books or driving an automobile. No special physical demands are required to perform the work. May be required to wear personal protective equipment if applicable.
For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website at https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/.
There is no educational substitution at this grade level.
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