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University of California Health (UCH) comprises six academic health centers, 20 health professional schools, a Global Health Institute and systemwide services that improve the health of patients and the University's students, faculty and employees. All of UC's hospitals are ranked among the best in California and its medical schools and health professional schools are nationally ranked in their respective areas.
This position will provide analytical support on a variety of policies, projects, programs and issues that impact and advance the mission of UC's 20 health professional schools. This position also collects data and information; participates in policy and program planning and development; and encourages system-wide leadership and coordination, promoting best practices and convening system-wide health sciences educational committees and work groups. This position will report to the Vice President for Health Sciences.
Research and Recommendations: Researches and keeps abreast of broad policy issues in higher education relevant to the University as well as state and national trends in health professions education and health workforce needs. Participates in enrollment and program planning related to undergraduate, graduate, professional, health sciences initiatives; contributes to short and long-range planning. Areas of focus and work include: cost of attendance/student debt for health professional students; scope of practice; student, resident and faculty diversity, equity and inclusion; and emerging health professions trends (e.g., inter-professional education, clinical doctorates, etc.). Identifies key issues and develops recommendations on health policy positions and other actions as appropriate, including analyzing data and requesting and evaluating qualitative and quantitative information from internal and external sources to support work in multiple health professions. Provides support for the routine, core work of the University, such as reviewing health-related Regents' items and responding to Presidential correspondence related to various projects or issues. Prepares, edits, and modifies documents including reports, presentations, executive summaries, letters, proposals and briefing documents.
Data Analysis: Collects, reviews, and analyzes internal/state/national data relevant to UC health professions training programs, including, but not limited to heath workforce data; health sciences enrollment and other statistical summaries; accreditation and licensing requirements; and national initiatives relevant to academic health centers and schools. Using subject matter knowledge, prepares information for use in discussions and meetings involving UC management and external constituencies.
Program Management: Coordinates efforts with a variety of external and internal contacts, including providing professional staffing for system-wide meetings to UC health sciences advisory committees and other workgroups to attain a coordinated, system-wide approach that is responsive to organizational and department needs. Monitors and assists with the review, analysis and tracking of state legislation of significant impact to UC health sciences educational training programs; researches and responds to ad hoc inquiries from legislators and other policy makers; and coordinates discussions as necessary to develop policy recommendations and/or positions.
Additional duties: Assists the Vice President for Health Sciences on special ad hoc assignments by performing analytic studies and research on a wide variety of policies, programs and issues which are complex in nature. Performs miscellaneous projects/responsibilities as assigned.
Demonstrated understanding of policy issues and state and national trends relevant to the University's health sciences programs and academic health centers.
Demonstrated research skills to identify appropriate primary and secondary sources and to extract and assess pertinent quantitative and qualitative information; well-honed internet and database search skills.
Experience performing policy analysis and/or regulatory, statutory, and contract interpretation.
Understanding of state and federal legislative processes.
Proven ability to independently set priorities, handle deadlines and manage conflicting demands with limited supervision, but also work as part of a diverse and dynamic team.
Strong writing and oral communication skills with ability to effectively communicate complex and technical information in a clear and concise manner for multiple audiences.
Strong interpersonal and collaborative skills to build strong working relationships with constituents at all levels across and external to the university. Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail. Excellent analytical, project management and independent problem-solving skills.
Intermediate to advanced knowledge of common organization-specific computer applications.
Health policy experience is preferred.
Relevant work experience in a university-setting is preferred.
Bachelor's or advanced degree in public health, public policy, or other related field and at least 3 years progressively responsible experience managing projects.
SALARY AND BENEFITS
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Benefits: For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit: Benefits of Belonging
HOW TO APPLY
Please be prepared to attach a cover letter and resume with your application.
APPLICATION REVIEW DATE
The first review date for this job is February 10, 2021.
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