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Research Project Manager

Company: Metropolitan Jewish Health System
Location: New York
Posted on: October 13, 2019

Job Description:

Req #: 254663
Job Location(s): New York, NY
Zip Code: 10006
Category: Research
Agency: MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care
Status: Regular Full-Time
Office:
MJHS is one of the largest community-based healthcare providers in New York, serving over 50,000 residents annually throughout New York City, Nassau, and Westchester counties.?? Founded in 1907, it is now a $1.5 billion not-for-profit health system that includes the MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care, MJHS Hospice and Palliative Care, MJHS Home Care, two nursing homes, and not-for-profit health plans.??????
The MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care was established in 2014.?? The Institute's mission is to promote access to evidence-based, specialist-level palliative care-whenever and wherever it is needed-through innovation, scientific inquiry, and professional education .????
The Institute maintains a clinical research program focused on health services research, big data studies, clinical trials of novel treatments for pain and other symptoms, qualitative research, and surveys.??
Recent projects include a large multi-site?? quality improvement intervention for cancer pain among Chinese immigrants in New York City's Chinatown and a study to evaluate knowledge and attitudes towards advance care planning in non-English speaking elderly Chinese immigrants in New York. ??Past projects include the creation of a decision support tool for pain management implemented in six practices of a large Federally-Qualified Health Center and a multi-year collaboration on the development and evaluation of an early palliative care intervention.?? Current projects include the evaluation of racial/ethnic disparities in 4.9 million nursing home residents nationally, a mixed-methods study to understand causes of hospice utilization in New York State, and a clinical trial to evaluate transcranial direct current stimulation as a novel treatment for headache.?? New projects include an implementation study?? with a consortium of five Cystic Fibrosis Centers led jointly by the MJHS Institute and Massachusetts General Hospital.
The Institute maintains and oversees training programs that provide on-site experience for 80-100 professionals annually through internships, externships, and fellowship.?? It has an accredited physician fellowship in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, and through affiliation agreements with approximately 85 institutions and organizations offers training opportunities to other physicians, nurses, social workers, creative arts therapists, chaplains, pharmacists, and bereavement counselors.?? Research internships also are available.?? Since 2014, the Institute also has run a regular series of Interprofessional Live Webinars which offer CME/CE credits to physicians, nurses, social workers, and pharmacists. ??

Why work for MJHS?:
When you work with us you will receive comprehensive and affordable health and financial benefits, in addition to generous paid vacation, personal and holiday time that you won't find at our competitors. Do you receive a paid day off for your birthday now? No??? You will here!?? You will also receive the training, tuition assistance and career development you desire to help you achieve your career goals.?? You take care of our patients, residents and health plan members, and we will take care of the rest!
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Benefits include:

  • Tuition Reimbursement ?? for all full and part-time staff
  • Generous paid time off
  • Affordable ?? medical, dental and vision coverage for employee and family members
  • Two retirement plans ! 403(b) AND Employer Paid Pension
  • Flexible spending
  • And MORE! Responsibilities:
    The primary purpose of the Research Project Manager position is to implement all the activities required in the conduct of research studies, provide data management and perform basic statistical analyses, and support investigators and biostatisticians in health services, behavioral, and epidemiological research. ??The position reports to the Director of Health Disparities and Outcomes Research of the MJHS Institute.
    • Responsible for management of the day-to-day activities of the designated study or group of studies.
    • Maintains activities leading to compliance with federal, state, and MJHS guidelines with regard to involvement in research.
      Qualifications:
      • Master's degree in public health, biostatistics, psychology, or a relevant science, plus three years of related research experience.
      • Proficiency in research methods, management of large multi-center datasets and multi-center studies, and basic statistical analysis.??
      • Knowledge of multiple statistical software packages preferred, including SAS, SPSS, R, and Mplus.??
      • Three or more years working experience in health services, behavioral, and/or epidemiological research required.????
      • Experience providing data management for varied projects, including randomized controlled trials, cohort studies, and large population-based datasets.??
      • Proficiency in programming online questionnaires, developing data codebooks, training Research Coordinators at participating sites on standardized procedures for data collection, entry, and management, and creating and maintaining central databases for projects using varied software programs including REDCap.
      • Able to precisely implement study procedures, meticulously maintain study documentation, manage study personnel, conduct quality assurance, and explain study protocols to patients and professionals.
      • Must be computer literate with proficiency in, and working knowledge of database and reporting tools such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, Visio, and PowerPoint. Experience with Photoshop and data visualization tools such as Python, Numpy, and Matplot desirable.


        Company Description:

        Giving you what you need to achieve the right balance in your career is a top priority at MJHS. After all, when you feel valued, respected and appreciated, it---s easier--to care about others in return.With a comprehensive range of services combined into one integrated health system, MJHS is able to offer you many unique opportunities to deliver world-class patient care. You have the option to provide direct care, explore case management or advance into leadership here at one of New York's leading health systems.

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