1. Carries out research within the scope of the established study protocol. Adheres to all human subjects regulations as defined by Yale University and the federal government that pertain to research studies. 2. Develops criteria for admission of study subjects based on goals and objectives of project. 3. Determines potential sources of funding and prospective partnerships. 4. Evaluates feasibility of accepting potential projects through analysis of staffing needs, resource requirements, financial costs, and current planned capacity of group. Negotiates contracts and/or changes with funder. 5. Develops original HIC/IRB submissions. Based on knowledge of science and research goals, collaborates with PIs on major revisions and contributes to scientific protocols. Plans and implements changes. 6. Develops forms, questionnaires and the application of research techniques; writes procedures manuals for data collection and coding. 7. Responsible for the documentation and transmission of study data. Ensures that report forms are accurately documented and completed in a timely manner at each site location. 8. Works independently to develop manage and organize multi site studies. Serves as primary coordinator between University, non-Yale collaborators, pharmaceutical companies, HIC, IRB and funding sources. 9. Performs descriptive and multivariate statistical analyses of data, using computer software. 10. Designs and implements quality control measures to ensure accurate collection and processing of data. 11. Contributes in-depth, original thought and relevance to written reports and to the writing of abstracts and manuscripts.
Required Skill/ability 1: Strong skills to engage and influence staff, management, clinicians, and providers at different levels and across departments; Familiarity with implementing change in health care environments.
Required Skill/ability 2: Quality improvement skills with the ability to facilitate meetings, prioritize tasks, and see projects through from inception to completion on schedule.
Required Skill/ability 3: Flexibility and ability to work well under pressure and proactively in a multiple time zone and in a multi-cultural team environment. Flexible hours required during some work or travel days.
Required Skill/ability 4: Working knowledge of quality improvement models, measurement tools, and techniques, including collection, aggregation, abstraction, validation, analysis, and reporting of data.
Required Skill/ability 5: Experience in data analysis, and/or statistical analysis.
Preferred Education: Bachelor's degree in healthcare professions, or a combination of comparable clinical education and/or experience. Minimum two (2) years of process improvement, quality improvement with familiarity of specific tactics such as interpretation of improvement data and trends over time, charter concepts, driver diagrams, the cycle of improvement and Plan Do Study Act.
Work Week: Standard (M-F equal number of hours per day)
Posting Position Title: Research Associate 2, HSS
University Job Title: Quality Improvement Specialist
Preferred Education, Experience and Skills: Bachelor's degree in healthcare professions, or a combination of comparable clinical education and/or experience. Minimum two (2) years of process improvement, quality improvement with familiarity of specific tactics such as interpretation of improvement data and trends over time, charter concepts, driver diagrams, the cycle of improvement and Plan Do Study Act.
Master's Degree in a related discipline and two years of experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Yale University is an American private Ivy League research university located in New Haven, Connecticut. Founded in 1701 in the Colony of Connecticut, the university is the third-oldest institution of higher education in the United States.