University of Rochester Information Analyst II in Rochester, New York

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Full Time 40 hours Grade 052 General Pediatrics

Schedule

8 AM-5 PM: OCC EVENINGS/WEEKENDS; SCHEDULE MAY VARY BASED ON OPERATIONAL NEEDS.

Responsibilities

THIS POSITION HAS AN END DATE OF 7/31/18.

Position Summary:

Work closely with Principal Investigators, Human Subject Research Coordinator and project team to assist with two immunization projects (50% each): 1) implementing influenza vaccination clinics (administered by the Monroe County Department of Public Health) in up to 60 schools in Monroe County and 2) planning a quality improvement intervention for a nation-wide project to improve human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination rates.

Major Responsibilities:

Preparation of materials for institutional review board, weekly research meetings, status and progress reporting and supervise State-level roundtable, for HPV Immunization Project

  • Prepare applications and amendments for review and approval of the Office of Research and Project Administration and Research Subjects Review Board
  • Run weekly research meeting and develop meeting agendas.
  • Conduct data analyses and develop periodic status and progress reports for submission to the CDC on HPV vaccination rates and quality improvement measures
  • Coordinate with faculty to conduct all the data analyses needed for prioritization of and completion of activities including:
  • Coordinate with awardees of the cooperative agreement (Academic Pediatric Association, American Cancer Society, the American Academy of Pediatrics and National AHEC Organization) to identify potential states in which to collaborate at state-level HPV Roundtables; selection will be based on metrics regarding HPV infection rates and vaccination rates and prioritization by the CDC leadership
  • Develop a database (Excel, Google forms, or REDCap) of institutions nationally and Academic Pediatric Association members in each state with the potential to make significant contributions to state-level HPV immunization delivery activities

Plan, develop and implement protocols and instruments for data collection and data management for the HPV Immunization Project

  • Design data measurement tools (e.g. surveys, qualitative interview guide) for review by research team
  • Develop a sampling strategy with the research team to interview physicians, office staff, and state immunization managers/staff, as well as for a quantitative survey of members of the Association of Immunization Managers and/or physicians
  • Oversee the budget for the quantitative survey, tracking mailing costs, and remuneration of study subjects in database
  • Develop REDCap databases and coding schemes for data entry; conduct data entry
  • Review all surveys submitted and supervise data checks on completeness
  • Conduct data analyses of survey results and prepare reports of findings for presentations and manuscripts
  • Maintain a database of potential study subjects for qualitative interviews (such as the Association of Immunization Managers), schedule subjects and faculty to conduct qualitative interviews
  • Oversee transcription of qualitative interviews; conduct qualitative data analyses, coding the transcripts to identify themes
  • On a monthly basis, extract data from REDCap to develop monthly feedback reports to CORNET practices participating in the Learning Collaborative run by Dr. Rand, including graphs of missed opportunity rates for HPV vaccination by month and by subgroups (by visit type, gender, age group) and track thoroughness of documentation regarding the reasons for the missed opportunity.

Serve as a main contact in assigned districts for communication with external partners for the School-based Influenza Vaccination Project

  • Serve as the liaison between the study team and all of the relevant school personnel (District Superintendents, Principals, School Nurses), arranging for and preparing faculty for meetings with school districts regarding planning, recruitment to date, and implementation of clinics.
  • Work with informatics group that maintains website to ensure school data at the district level is uploaded and accurate.
  • Coordinate with contact at Monroe County Department of Public Health (MCDPH), maintain database regarding clinic dates and related logistics (number of consented children per clinic) to conduct the influenza vaccination clinics.
  • Assist in promotion of SKIPP vaccination clinics.Create posters/flyers to inform school and parents about the clinic.Provide information to school staff related to SKIPP vaccination clinics to be used for school newsletter notifications and schools’ website.
  • Travel as needed to meetings offsite and delivery of materials to schools and attend school flu clinics.

Oversee consent procedures for participants in assigned school districts for the School-based Influenza Vaccination Project

  • Assist parents and/or train school staff on completing electronic consent; Answer parent calls from SKIPP ‘hot line’ to assist parents with consent process.
  • Manage the data collection from paper-based consents and transfer to an electronic databased
  • Supervise data checks of completeness from paper-based consents; follow up with family and/or school on missing/incomplete data on paper consent forms
  • Act as liaison between MCDPH and school contact to ensure children are correctly matched with their consent.

Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree with major course work in social or technical field and some graduate level course work in that field (or library science or information science), and 1-2 years’ experience in the analysis and dissemination of information; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Knowledge of programming and statistical programming packages would be helpful. Prefer Bachelor’s degree with coursework in research methods for social sciences, and 1-2 years of research experience in addition to the above. Fluent Spanish speaking is a plus. Must have reliable/efficient personal transportation for local travel. The candidate should possess excellent oral and written communication skills, efficiency in prioritizing assignments and proactively resolving problems, and excellent interpersonal skills. This includes the ability to interact effectively with a wide range of individuals, including parents, adolescents, peers, clinician/researchers at all levels, and staff in a variety of settings. Possess good knowledge of MSWord, Excel, and internet search techniques for reviewing scientific literature. Knowledge of databased development, data management and data analysis (SAS or SPSS) required.

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Job Title: Information Analyst II

Location: School of Medicine & Dentistry

Job ID: 201917

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Full/Part Time: Full-Time