Data Evaluation Coordinator (Charleston, WV)

Date: 
12-01-15
Job Name: 
Data Evaluation Coordinator (Charleston, WV)
Job Description: 

Data Evaluation Coordinator (Temporary 2 years)

Tracking Code: 4928-415

Job Location: Charleston, West Virginia, United States

Position Type: Temporary (2 years)

 

Are you ready to join an organization where you can make an extraordinary impact every day?  Imagine all Americans enjoying ideal cardiovascular health free of heart disease and stroke. At the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association, we get to work toward that goal every day. Is it easy? No. Is it worthwhile? Absolutely.

This is satisfying and challenging work that makes a real difference in people's lives. We are where you can achieve professional growth with personal fulfillment. We are where you can connect people to making a lifesaving impact. We are where you can partner with individuals, schools, lawmakers, healthcare providers and others to ensure everyone has access to healthier lifestyle choices and proper healthcare. The American Heart Association is where you can make an extraordinary impact.

The Great Rivers Affiliate (serving PA, OH, KY, DE and WV) of the American Heart Association (AHA) has an excellent opportunity for a full time two-year temporary grant-funded Data & Evaluation Coordinator in our Charleston, WV office. Under direction of the WV Mission:Lifeline Director, the Data and Evaluation Coordinator will be primarily responsible for the regional-level coordination of data collection and evaluation of systems of care for treating ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) and N-STEMI patients. The responsibility will include the coordination of local and regional partner relationships to include key stakeholders from hospitals, state health departments, EMS agencies and other participants in regional care and collection of data.

Day to day responsibilities will include:

  • Support affiliate Quality & Systems Improvement (QSI) staff in assisting hospitals on the use and extraction of data.
  • Collecting and processing data sets and data reports
  • Provide feedback and reporting to QSI staff in identifying improvements and barriers in data collection and provide resources to support process change
  • Support GRA QSI staff in the development and implementation of individual evaluation plans for prioritized program areas
  • Prepare evaluation reports and analyses setting forth progress, roadblocks, and appropriate recommendations for project success and/or conclusions as requested
  • Review and evaluate data monitoring and handling to determine consistency of data collected from various sources; recommend changes and modifications to systems as required to ensure timeliness, accuracy and efficiency
  • Support M:L Director and GRA QSI staff in the review of hospital data to assist hospitals for compliance with performance measures
  • Support M:L Director and GRA QSI staff to assist hospitals and other agencies to encourage ongoing collection and evaluation of coronary reperfusion outcome data
  • Support M:L Director and GRA QSI staff to ensure that evaluation activities are complementary to each program operations and activities and consistent with the mission.
  • Additional administrative support as assigned.

Required Skills/Experience:

  • Two years of database and data improvement experience, preferably within a hospital, clinical or quality improvement environment
  • High school diploma or equivalent required, Bachelor’s or 2-year degree preferred
  • Strong database and technology skills including advanced skills in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, SharePoint, Publisher and Internet required
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to manage details effectively
  • Ability to meet firm deadlines and manage expectations of multiple stakeholders
  • High degree of initiative and follow through
  • Self-starter with capacity to work well as an individual contributor, take direction and work as part of a team
  • Ability to remain calm and pleasant under pressure
  • Ability to work in a team environment and interact with all levels of AHA staff, volunteers and the public with strong levels of professionalism and emotional intelligence
  • Cardiac care knowledge/experience preferred
  • Skills in statistical analysis, data interpretation preferred
  • Ability to successfully pass a background check
  • Attracting talented, committed employees means offering a competitive benefits package, ongoing professional development and training, and a diverse and inclusive environment in which to work and grow. And we do.

So, are you ready to work for the largest voluntary health organization dedicated to fighting heart disease, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases? Click on “New Resume” (or “Existing Resume” if you have previously applied to AHA positions) to submit your online application. Only those candidates deemed most qualified by the hiring manager will be contacted to interview.

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