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Health Data Project Manager/ Coordinator

Freedman HealthCare (FHC) is a growing Massachusetts-based consulting firm with a national footprint.  We have helped more than 25 states build and use healthcare data to improve care quality, affordability and equity.

Our culture is enterprising and supportive. We value our colleagues, our clients and the impact we create together. We approach our work with a sense of urgency and excitement. FHC recognizes that our ability to be at our best personally and professionally requires us to take time away to cultivate a healthy work-life balance. Teamwork, open communication, and exacting standards help us deliver exceptional results to our clients.

We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We believe that embracing diversity in our workplace is essential to achieving the best results for our clients and as an organization.

Position Overview

FHC currently supports state health and human services government agencies in the design and operation of integrated data and analytics initiatives to facilitate deeper insights into how state programs serve residents and Medicaid beneficiaries. Our work helps state programs identify opportunities to improve services and care.  Examples of programs that are informed by these data initiatives include:

  • Evaluation of a state’s managed care quality strategy
  • Custom reporting and analysis to meet emerging state needs
  • Enhancement of managed care health plan oversight
  • Evaluation of healthcare disparities
  • Predictive analyses of population health, enrollment, and healthcare utilization to support better enrollee, provider, and care management

 

The FHC Project Manager/Coordinator plays a leading role in guiding the design and operation of the analytic initiative, serving as the hub among collaborating agency staff and technical/analytic resources to ensure that systems and operational protocols are well positioned to deliver data products that meet business needs. The Project Manager/Coordinator leads the effort and materially contributes to the work products that are required to build and maintain a complex network of agreements, project requirements, progress reports and stakeholder communications.

We are recruiting for two separate full time roles on two different two year projects. At the end of the two year period, we anticipate that both Project Coordinators will have an opportunity to join other FHC projects.  Both positions are remote, and routine, regular travel to client sites is not envisioned.

Work hours:

  • Position A requires availability between the hours of 10:00am – 6:00pm Pacific Time
  • Position B requires availability between the hours of 8:30am -4:30 pm Eastern Time.

FHC seeks a highly organized, self-motivated individual with a strong interest in working at the cutting edge of public sector efforts to design, develop and disseminate health care and human service data.  The Project Manager/Coordinator works with individuals from diverse state health and human service agencies, including program staff, legal counsel, data management contractors and data analysts, to collaboratively create data repositories and reports that support state policy making and operation. Examples of tasks include:

  • Develop meeting agendas and supporting materials
  • Coordinate and lead project meetings, assigning tasks to team members and ensuring all project documentation is up to date, including project schedules, progress reports, and invoice tracking
  • Synthesize research on health data governance policies used elsewhere (data access, data security, data sharing)
  • Draft and revise program materials such as use case summaries, data dictionaries, business requirements, data user application templates and terms and conditions for data access.
  • Lead stakeholder engagement and foster collaboration among participating entities
  • Prepare and present materials for internal and external audiences, including state agency directors and leadership, partner organizations, and other interested parties.
  • Monitor the project budget
  • Identify opportunities for project growth and use case evolution

The ideal candidate brings at least three years of experience working within and across formal organizational lines to coordinate complex projects and build collaboration and consensus on mutually beneficial initiatives. In addition, the ideal candidate is committed to advancing health equity by supporting data initiatives that direct, advise and assess programs and policies that engage vulnerable populations.

Minimum skills and qualifications for this position include:

  • Project management experience required. Familiarity with formal PMP principles and documentation highly desired
  • Extremely detail-oriented and organized
  • Exceptional at follow-through and task management
  • Confident speaking style
  • Self-directed capacity to plan ahead and take action on next steps
  • Meeting facilitation expertise, including identifying next steps and brokering consensus among disparate stakeholders
  • Ability to produce short form meeting summaries, audience-appropriate slide decks, and process documentation
  • Graduate degree in a related field (e.g., public health, health informatics, organizational management) OR  equivalent work experience.

Candidates may be asked to prepare a short presentation based on materials provided by FHC.

To apply for either position, please send resume, cover letter, identification of which position you are interested in (Position A or B), writing sample and salary requirements to Joanne Halpern at hr@freedmanhealthcare.com. 

Freedman HealthCare, LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We strongly encourage applications and inquiries from women, LGBTQIA+ identified persons, Black, Indigenous, People of Color, people with disabilities, and others from historically underrepresented communities.

Health Policy Analyst

Organizational Overview

Freedman HealthCare LLC (FHC) is a growing, focused healthcare consultancy with a national footprint. We have helped more than 25 states build and utilize healthcare datasets to improve care quality, affordability and equity.

Our culture is enterprising and supportive. We value our colleagues, our clients and the impact we create together. We approach our work with a sense of urgency and excitement. FHC recognizes that our ability to be at our best personally and professionally requires us to take time away to cultivate a healthy work-life balance. Teamwork, open communication, and exacting standards help us deliver exceptional results to our clients.

We believe that embracing diversity in our workplace is essential to achieving the best results for our clients and as an organization.

Position Overview

FHC seeks an experienced, strategic Policy Analyst who finds professional satisfaction in crafting creative solutions to solve complex problems. We’re looking for someone with a passion for data who is eager to share what they learn through engaging conversations and crisp, well-organized written communications.

The Policy Analyst will play a leading role in guiding a growing portfolio of projects designed to improve healthcare value through transformed care delivery and innovative payment models. The ideal candidate brings knowledge of timely health policy issues including the movement to value-based payment, efforts to constrain cost, the impacts of market consolidation and opportunities to reorient healthcare delivery to better support primary care and behavioral health.

Responsibilities to include:

  • Use knowledge of care delivery priorities, cost drivers and stakeholder perspectives to identify data sources, conduct research and evaluate policy options
  • Develop deliverables including PowerPoint presentations, policy briefs and reports to effectively communicate tradeoffs and other considerations for implementation.
  • Lead conversations with state agency leaders and other stakeholders
  • Keep projects on track to deliver results on time and on budget through creation and management of detailed, realistic workplans and budget documents

The ideal candidate will have at least 5 years of experience as a key contributor to projects related to health policy or health care reform. A successful FHC Policy Analyst is independent and thoughtful, able to simultaneously handle multiple assignments, effectively manages day to day tasks and actively contributes to the project’s subject matter.

Skills and qualifications for this position include:

  • Strong interpersonal skills, confident speaking style
  • Meeting facilitation skills, including clarifying complex ideas and brokering consensus among disparate stakeholders
  • Excellent written communication skills in varied formats e.g., long-form white papers, brief meeting summaries/action items, and concise, audience-appropriate slide decks
  • Detail orientation, strong organizational skills, exceptional follow-through and task management
  • Experience managing complex projects, including strategic planning, plan development and task delegation
  • Proficient in MS Office Suite, including Excel
  • Master’s degree in a relevant field or equivalent experience

Candidates may be asked to prepare a short presentation using PowerPoint and Excel based on materials provided by Freedman HealthCare.

This is a full-time, virtual position. Local and periodic out-of-state travel may be required.  To apply for this position, please send a resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to Joanne Halpern at hr@freedmanhealthcare.com. Please also include a writing sample for which you were the primary author.

Freedman HealthCare, LLC is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified persons, and to recruit, hire, train, promote and compensate persons in all jobs without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, sexual orientation or gender identity.

Human Relations Manager (.8 FTE)

Freedman HealthCare (FHC) is a growing Massachusetts-based consulting firm with a national footprint.  We have helped more than 25 states build and use healthcare data to improve care quality, affordability and equity.

 

Our culture is enterprising and supportive. We value our colleagues, our clients and the impact we create together. We approach our work with a sense of urgency and excitement. FHC recognizes that our ability to be at our best personally and professionally requires us to take time away to cultivate a healthy work-life balance. Teamwork, open communication, and exacting standards help us deliver exceptional results to our clients.

We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We believe that embracing diversity in our workplace is essential to achieving the best results for our clients and as an organization.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Reporting to the Director of Finance and Administration, the HR Manager supports the leadership team in continuing to build and foster a culture of collaboration, collegiality and unmatched client service. The HR Manager is an engaging, experienced individual who provides administrative and operational support to ensure FHC’s greatest asset – its team members – provides administrative and operational support to a small national consulting firm of highly skilled professionals and data analysts.

The HR Manager will support our mission by providing the following services:

  • Conduct activities to ensure a consistent, reliable human services operation for the firm, including:
  • Talent acquisition, including developing creative and compelling job postings, support broad distribution of job postings to achieve high visibility, particularly among candidates from historically-marginalized communities, screening potential employees, reference checks
  • New employee onboarding and training– company operations, policies, procedures, data security, etc.
  • Conduct all activities for an orderly exit for separated or terminated staff
  • Liaison to staff on administration of compensation, health, and welfare benefits
  • Performance review coordination
  • Records management
  • COVID and other safety and health oversight
  • Employee relations
  • Payroll processing, benefits management; 401k and FSA reporting and monthly reconciliation and comply with states’ employment tax regulations. See Duties.
  • Collaborate with the staff and leadership team to identify opportunities to improve employee culture and firm operations, collect and analyze information to inform proposed options for resolution.
  • Collaborate with staff and the leadership to identify opportunities to support staff professional development and execute these plans.
  • Maintain absolute confidentiality and discretion of personal and company information as a trusted advisor and assistant to staff and leadership
  • Update job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations.
  • Coordinate all planning and services related to company on-site meetings.
  • Coordinate implementation of DEIJ and other internal initiatives as needed.

SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS:

The ideal candidate will demonstrate an understanding of the role that effective HR management and benefits administration play in building a confident, nimble, collaborative workforce. Key skills include:

  • Clear, strong verbal communication, interpersonal skills, and judgment.
  • Practical problem solving, reporting and analytical skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to research and analyze problems at a senior level, providing feedback, guidance, and direction.
  • Ability to communicate clearly across all levels of an organization.
  • Accurately represent leadership team positions to broader staff audience.
  • Experience in a similar role strongly preferred.

Position and application Information

This position is fully remote.

The position is a .8 FTE level of effort (32 hours per week) on a regular schedule during FHC core business hours (10-4 ET).

Applications will be accepted until July 27, 2022.

To apply, please send resume, cover letter, writing sample and salary requirements to Joanne Halpern at hr@freedmanhealthcare.com. 

Freedman HealthCare, LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We strongly encourage applications and inquiries from women, LGBTQIA+ identified persons, Black, Indigenous, People of Color, people with disabilities, and others from historically underrepresented communities.

Specific Duties

  1. Human Relations – Hiring and Benefits Administration
  • Serve as point of contact for all questions related to HR/internal processes
  • Post jobs
    • Review applicants
    • Screen applicants
    • Set up interviews
  • New Employees
    • New employee paperwork/onboarding.
    • Develop onboarding, training, offboarding materials, Coordinate process
    • Notify JMK to set up new employee VPN & email
    • Arrange phone extension
    • Arrange equipment for new employees, include maintaining inventory of equipment
    • Insurance enrollment
    • 401k & FSA
    • Train employee to use Mavenlink
    • Set up employee in Checkwriters
    • Register in any new states
    • Separated Employees
    • Collect equipment; notify IT security management
    • Cancel insurances, give COBRA info
    • Inform individual’s state’s unemployment insurance
    • Annual update of employee handbook
    • Coordinate annual performance review process
    • Point of contact for all benefits questions and related problem resolution
      • Track PTO, VTO and comp time and respond to questions about balances and accrual
    • Interns
    • Record and treat as new employees
    • Terminate when internship ends
  • Provide routine and/or ad hoc coaching on “difficult conversations”
  • Clarify and enhance pathways for reporting and resolving internal conflict
    • Coordinate roll out and implementation of company-developed Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice initiatives as they are developed

 

  1. Payroll
  • Add new employees
    • Set up file
  • Make changes to employees
  • Submit bi-weekly payroll in Checkwriters
    • Using Mavenlink to:
      • make sure fulltime staff have 80 hours
      • to determine part time staffs’ hours
      • to record PTO
    • Use payroll to reimburse staff for expenses
    • Maintain state tax requirements
    • Balance quarterly statements
    • Bi-weekly reporting of 401k contributions to First National
    • Monthly reconciliation of 401k deposits
    • Monthly reconciliation of Flex spending account

Project Manager (3-5 Years Experience)

Freedman HealthCare is a Massachusetts-headquartered consulting firm that specializes in health care reform, health information technology, and strengthening linkages between public health and health care policy. We help state health organizations and policy makers put data to work in order to build a more effective and efficient health care system. Freedman HealthCare is an entrepreneurial, fast-paced, and growing consultancy with a culture of teamwork, open communication, and meeting exacting standards. We are an equal opportunity employer.

The Health Policy Project Manager contributes to the creation and operation of leading-edge health data and policy projects that are helping transform health care across the nation. FHC’s hands-on support allows clients to make rapid progress, meet deadlines and deliver effective, accurate data.

We have opportunities for experienced professionals to help our team by:

  • Synthesizing and assimilating complex concepts into actionable information for FHC and its clients
  • Helping drive policy through presenting options, thoroughly communicating the benefits and trade-offs of each option, identifying and clarifying decision points, etc.
  • Identifying and helping mitigate risks to the project’s success
  • Serving as the key point of contact for FHC’s clients, subject matter experts, and other stakeholders during the lifetime of a project
  • Strategizing and making recommendations on client projects
  • Translating available data and literature reviews into clear, concise findings reports for client projects, and
  • Preparing and presenting materials for internal and external audiences.

The ideal candidate will have 3 to 5 years of experience managing projects related to health policy, health care reform, analytic data projects and/or health data strategy. A successful FHC project manager is independent and thoughtful, able to simultaneously handle multiple assignments, effectively manages day to day tasks and actively contributes to the project’s subject matter.

Skills and qualifications for this position include:

  • Strong interpersonal skills, confident speaking style
  • Meeting facilitation skill, including clarifying complex ideas and brokering consensus among disparate stakeholders
  • Excellent written communication skills in varied formats e.g., long-form white papers, brief meeting summaries/action items, and concise, audience-appropriate slide decks
  • Detail orientation, strong organizational skills, exceptional follow-through and task management
  • Proficient in MS Office Suite, including Excel
  • Knowledge of multi-payer databases, public healthcare payers, claims processing and/or claims data analytics
  • Master’s degree in a relevant field, project management certification, or equivalent experience

Candidates may be asked to prepare a short presentation using PowerPoint and Excel based on materials provided by Freedman HealthCare.

This is a full-time position. Local and periodic out of state travel may be required.  To apply for this position, please send resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to Joanne Halpern at hr@freedmanhealthcare.com

Freedman HealthCare, LLC is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified persons, and to recruit, hire, train, promote and compensate persons in all jobs without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or sexual orientation.