This position is located within the Research and Development Service at the VA Medical Center in Tucson, Arizona. You will perform professional database development, coordination and technical management in a comprehensive research setting, providing day-to-day data management and site support for the VA Research Program. All applicants must meet the following Basic Education Requirements & Specialized Experience: Basic Education Requirement: Successful completion of a bachelor's degree (or higher) from an accredited college or university in a major study in an academic field related to the medical field, health sciences or allied sciences that is appropriate to the work of this Health Science Specialist - Data Manager. NOTE: You must submit copies of transcripts at the time of application. Education will not be credited without documentation. Please ensure that your transcripts show that a degree was conferred. Display copies of degrees or course listings do not provide the information needed. ~AND~ Specialized Experience: At least one (1) full year of specialized experience, equivalent to at the least the next lower grade level (GS-11), that equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of this position? Specialized experience includes applying the knowledge of health care and database management to analyze clinical data and to identify and report trends; collect, analyze and monitor data and reports; identify and resolve a range of clinical administrative issues and problems in a clinical setting; conduct clinical based quantitative and qualitative analytical studies; Interpret clinical data and provide recommendations; familiar with research application submission process. NOTE: Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must clearly indicate the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment. You will be rated on the following Competencies as part of the assessment questionnaire for this position: Data ManagementManages and Organizes InformationProject ManagementResearch IMPORTANT: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. All experience listed on your resume must include the month and year start/end dates. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website at https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/. ["***THIS IS NOT A VIRTUAL POSITION, YOU MUST LIVE WITHIN OR BE WILLING TO RELOCATE WITHIN A COMMUTABLE DISTANCE OF THE DUTY LOCATION*** Serves as a specialist in data and clinical research information processing, providing research investigators and other staff a variety of services; Directly involved in clinical services evaluation and research, quality of care assessment and data management; Serves as a local, regional and national resource for database management, data extraction and data manipulation; Creates and uses large datasets to provide clear, unbiased written reports to research program directors, individual research investigators and VHA management to use for research evaluation, translational research, operational improvements, clinical improvements or to establish policies; Sets and maintains data management systems using tools such as R, SAS and SQL; Serves as data project manager for single and multi-site research studies; Extracts, mines, cleans, analyzes, and interprets VA data for management, clinicians, and research investigators to use for national health care quality improvement studies and health research investigations that examine the process of care and risk adjusted health outcome; Uses statistical software programs such as SAS, SPSS, STATA and Excel and other methods to store, clean, validate and analyze data; Generates reports and graphics to be distributed internally and nationally; Performs other duties as assigned. Work Schedule: Monday through Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm\nRecruitment & Relocation Incentives: Not authorized\nFinancial Disclosure Report: Not Required Telework: VA supports the use of telework as a way to help attract and retain talented individuals in public service, increase worker productivity, and better prepare the agency to operate during emergencies. This position may be authorized for telework. Telework eligibility will be discussed during the interview process."]
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