Health Policy Specialist - Community Health Choice
Harris Health System
Location: Houston, Texas
Type: Full Time
Internal Number: 157782
JOB SUMMARY: The qualified candidate will perform research, analysis and prepare reports for Community Health Choice (Community) executives regarding various issues relating to state and federal Healthcare policy that affects Community. The candidate will also track, research and report on various industry trends, issues and best practices for Community leadership. Candidate must display proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint. Basic knowledge of managed care, legislative and regulatory processes is required.
1. Education/Specialized Training/Licensure:
Bachelor's degree in Economics, Political Science, Healthcare Administration or related field.
2. Work Experience (Years and Area):
Two (2) years of experience in Managed Care and/or health policy analysis.
Master's Degree in Economics, Political Science, Healthcare Administration, and Public Health may be used to substitute work experience.
3. Management Experience (Years and Area): None 4. Equipment Operated: PC and Microsoft Office applications
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: 1. Communication Skills: Above Average Verbal (Heavy Public Contact) Bilingual Skills Required? No Writing /Composing Reports
2. Other Skills: Analytical, Mathematics, Medical Terms, Statistical P.C., MS Word
3. Advanced Education: Bachelor's Degree Major: Economics, policy studies, healthcare or related major
Master's Degree Major: Public Health, Public Policy, Public Administration, Political Science.
4. Work Schedule: Flexible Weekdays Monday through Friday 8am - 5pm
5. Other Requirements: Diligent, accurate data entry, well organized, attention to detail. Familiar with U.S. Census, American Community Survey and other sources of population data required.
RESPONSIBLE TO: Chief Compliance and Quality Officer
The Harris Health System is a fully integrated healthcare system that cares for all residents of Harris County, Texas. We are the first accredited healthcare institution in Harris County to be designated by the National Committee for Quality Assurance as a Patient-Centered Medical Home, and are one of the largest systems in the country to achieve the quality standard. Our system includes 23 community health centers, five school-based clinics, a dental center and dialysis center, mobile health units, a rehabilitation and specialty hospital and two full-service hospitals.Ben Taub Hospital is a world renowned Level I Trauma Center with 586 licensed acute-care beds and provides a wide range of specialty care outpatient services. Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital is a 328 licensed bed acute-care hospital with a newly expanded Level III trauma center and a distinguished regional center for neonatal intensive care for high-risk deliveries.Harris Health is a teaching system for Baylor College of Medicine and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). We train the next generation of healthcare providers on the latest medical procedures and technological breakthroughs.With... our fully integrated electronic medical records system, we offer patients the convenience and assurance that their medical history is accurate, safe and available when and where it is needed. Our Medical Home designation ensures that we offer a full range of preventive, specialty and acute care services for the entire family.