Research Assistant II - CMS

Yale New Haven Hospital
New Haven
Feb 08, 2018
Feb 11, 2018
Employer Type
Direct Employer
Employment Type
Full Time
To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These values-integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion-must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day.

Provides project support for government and nongovernment contracts and grants involving evaluation of healthcare services and development of quality measures for public reporting of healthcare quality. Conducts literature reviews and environmental scans, assembles and summarizes data from multiple sources, conducts analysis, and assists with writing technical reports and manuscripts for the Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation (CORE). Incumbent will support research projects of varying magnitude and complexity working closely with Project Managers, Directors, Principal Investigators, Statisticians and other highly technical staff. Assists with tracking project status, prepares agendas, conducts meetings and prepares accurate meeting minutes. Assists with development of project procedures, data collection tools, and monitors quality and completeness of data files. Composes status preports and presentations using a variety of software packages.


  • 1. Conducts systematic, complex library literature searches and environmental scans, reviews abstracts/full text articles for inclusion in study, assists with abstraction of articles and prepares summary report.
  • 2. Assists with preparation of deliverables and final reports including drafting, reviewing, editing and formatting to ensure high quality products for public reporting and dissemination using a variety of software packages including MS Word, MS Excel, MS Access, MS Project, MS PowerPoint, MSVisio, etc. Assists Project Managers in completing deliverables on time.
  • 3. Compiles and formats summary figures/tables from SAS or other statistical programs and crosswalks data from multiple sources with a high degree of accuracy. Creates summary reports, generates graphics, and prepares presentations and reports.
  • 4. Assists with conducting or coordinating meetings, prepares agendas, summarizes highly technical meetings, and tracks action items.
  • 5. Works collaboratively with a highly technical team comprised of principal investigators, physicians, statisticians, project managers, and other stakeholders to distill information and support the accurate and clear oral and written deliverables and communication with external organizations.

Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in healthcare, public health, human services or related field. Masters in public health or related field preferred.


A minimum of one to five years experience in a research capacity or related experience indicating ability to communicate with people, work in a team environment, work with minimal supervision, to work with a variety of computer software programs, and to be receptive to variety of duties to support projects.




Knowledge of research methodology and protocols. Intermediate skills using software applications including MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, Visio and Access. Strong oral and written communication skills. Proficient in extracting and compiling a range of data from written sources, from individuals by asking questions or from one or several given databases, limited interpretation of data. Summarizes, revises or makes limited use of complex, technical or specialized literature. Must demonstrate excellent organizational ability, attention to detail and knowledge of research process. Use of one or several standard reference works (such as endnotes). Incumbent plans and schedules own work and occasionally provides work guidance or orientation for non-routine procedures and policies. Experience working in a team environment. Familiarity with medical terminology.



Company Description:

Yale New Haven Hospital is a destination hospital for patients from around the corner, around the country, and around the world. As a Magnet-recognized*, tertiary medical center, with 1,500+ beds, we are the 4th largest hospital in the country, with two acute care campuses and three emergency departments, including a Level I trauma center. We're ranked as one of "America's Best Hospitals" by U.S. News & World Report, which is a testament to the unrivaled expertise, compassion and character of our staff, and as the primary teaching facility for Yale Schools of Medicine and Nursing, we are nationally recognized for our commitment to teaching and clinical research.

Located on the Connecticut shoreline, Yale New Haven Hospital includes Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale New Haven, Yale New Haven Children's Hospital and Yale New Haven Psychiatric Hospital.

*Yale New Haven Hospital's York Street campus and associated ambulatory sites are Magnet-designated by the ANCC.

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