Government, Hospital, Public and Private, Integrated Healthcare Delivery System
The New York State (NYS) Office of Mental Health (OMH) Office of Performance Measurement and Evaluation (OPME) is seeking a qualified candidate to fill a Research Scientist 5 position in Albany, NY. This position will be the Coordinator over the newly established Behavioral Health Integrated Performance Measurement Center (“The Center”) and will supervise a team of NYS OMH research scientist staff and will have primary responsibilities for conducting data analyses using Medicaid claims and other administrative databases that will support the development and implementation of behavioral health quality and performance measures.
New York is transitioning from fee-for-service to Medicaid managed care behavioral health services for adults and children. This is a major transformation in the way care is delivered to individuals with serious mental health and/or substance use issues. A major element of the NYS health care transformation involves the shift to value-based payment (VBP) models that require system, network, and provider level measurement of treatment quality and outcomes.
The Center will support the development of a robust platform of quality and performance measures and will serve a critical support role to the NYS Medicaid Program as well as VBP reform. The Center will conduct literature and environmental scans to identify innovative quality and performance measurement programs and practices; convene local and national experts to review findings and set priorities for Behavioral Health quality and performance measurement strategies in the NYS Medicaid Program; and produce reports summarizing the impact of NYS Medicaid Managed Care redesign and VBP programs on Behavioral Health service use and quality of care in NYS.
The salary range for this position is $108,794 to $132,440. A generous benefit package includes: paid vacation, holidays, and sick leave, medical prescription, dental, and vision care benefits, and membership in the New York State and Local Employees’ Retirement System.
Qualifications: This is a full-time non-competitive position. The minimum qualifications for appointment to a Research Scientist 5 position are: A doctorate and three years of professional research experience in an appropriate field; or a Master’s Degree and five years of such experience. Appropriate fields include: Biostatistics, Economics, Epidemiology, Public Health, Psychology, Sociology, Social Work, or a related social science field.
Preferred Qualifications: Candidates with the following experience are encouraged to apply: in both data analytics and mental health care systems as well as demonstrated experience using statistical approaches to understand population health are preferred. Demonstrated supervisory, presentation and scholarly publication experience. Extensive experience working with Medicaid claim, encounter and recipient data is strongly preferred. Experience with SAS, Microsoft Access, SQL, and PL SQL and experience with extremely large datasets and relational databases, data warehousing, Business Intelligence, and Tableau is preferred. Strong candidates will also possess solid organizational and communication skills and the ability to work cooperatively with a wide variety of professional staff, as well as independently.
Application Procedure: Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter via email to OMHHRM@OMH.NY.GOV, attention Nicole Swankey. Please reference Vacancy ID #00293A.
The NYS Office of Mental Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Internal Number: 00293A
About New York State Office of Mental Health
New York State has a large, multi-faceted mental health system that serves more than 700,000 individuals each year. The Office of Mental Health (OMH) operates psychiatric centers across the State, and also regulates, certifies and oversees more than 4,500 programs, which are operated by local governments and nonprofit agencies. These programs include various inpatient and outpatient programs, emergency, community support, residential and family care programs.