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Research Associate
Company: Health Management Associates
Location: phoenix, AZ
Employment Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 01/20/2021
Expire Date: 03/20/2021
Job Categories: Consulting Services, Healthcare, Other
Job Description
Research Associate
Job Summary

Under general supervision, provides research support services to consultants for client-related projects, proposals, and business development activities. Additional administrative responsibilities include scheduling, note-taking, answering phones, and meeting preparation. There is a monthly billable target expectation with this position.

Work Performed

Engages in billable work activities with consultant projects/clients.
Participates in stakeholder/client meetings
Gathers meeting minutes
Learns more about the opportunity
Conducts literature reviews to generate results for deliverables (i.e., environmental scans/analyses)
Composes summaries and briefings
Collects data
Edits and finalizes document and slide presentations
Prepares client deliverables
Schedules interviews and phone meetings for consultants/clients
Creates reports from Vision for Project Managers (i.e., job to-date expenditures, etc.).
Prints/ships materials to consultants/clients as directed
Coordinates with IT department to set up SharePoint sites/shared folders to enable common access for all team members

Participates in proposal work activities.
Assists Proposal Lead in providing support during proposal development including, doing research related to proposal content, developing the project budget, pulling boilerplate language and identifying prior project experience.

Performs administrative/business development work.
Coordinates and participates in local office meetings
Schedules appointments for consultants (Internal and external meetings)
Provides HMA backup phone coverage as necessary
Collaborates with office building representatives and HMA Facilities Manager regarding work orders
Checks and responds to emails and office mailings regularly
Assists consultants with WebEx functioning, video conferencing, etc.
Coordinates with HMA IT department to ensure proper functioning of office Internet and other connectivities
Orders office supplies
All other duties as assigned.

Qualifications & Requirements

Minimum of a Bachelorís degree in Business Management, Public Policy, Public Health, or related discipline is required. Work experience equivalent will be considered.


At least 1-3 years of prior experience in healthcare and/or human services including, but not limited to policy, administration, operations, compliance, research, or evaluation. Technical writing experience is desired. Strong proficiencies with MS Office applications and Sharepoint are preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Strong project management skills.
Solid time management skills.
Knowledge of Medicaid/Medicare
Knowledge of health policy
Qualitative and quantitative health research skills
Excellent attention to detail.
Exceptional oral and written communication skills, including technical writing
Superior interpersonal skills.
Ability to multi-task and adhere to strict deadlines.
Ability to learn new concepts quickly.
Capable of handling confidential information in a discrete manner.
Ability to work extended hours when deadlines are approaching.
Ability to meet deadlines.

Work Aids and Equipment Used

Computer, printer, copier, scanner, fax, telephone, web conferencing, video conferencing.

Working Conditions

Work is sedentary in nature and performed in an office environment. May require travel at times (~10%). Involves frequent contact with staff and clients. Work may be stressful at times.

Physical/Mental Demands

Work requires hand dexterity for office machine operation; stooping, climbing, and bending to files and supplies; mobility to complete errands; stand/sit for up to eight hours each day; ability to communicate clearly when using the telephone; requires sitting; standing, walking, reaching, bending, lifting, and twisting at times; moderate levels of stress.

Health Management Associates is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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