Health, Project Management/Program Development, Research and Information
4 Year Degree
The Health Services Research Analyst provides expert literature search services in support of standards, quality and health policy department with systematic reviews and clinical practice guidelines, research projects and research data management. Under the supervision by Quality and Performance Improvement (QPI) director, serves as the point person for the division for all literature search and research requests.
Essential Functions and Responsibilities
Conduct research and conduct environmental scans on topics to inform stakeholders of guideline development feasibility
Conduct systematic and comprehensive searches of electronic databases (eg, MEDLINE, EMBASE, Scopus Cochrane Library) to support standards, quality and health policy department. Development of systematic reviews will inform clinical practice guidelines and other evidence-based publications, research projects, systematic and research data management.
Translate research/PICO questions into concepts, identifying appropriate Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) terms and keywords for each concept.
Work with key stakeholders to refine search strategies
Maintain reference manager database of search results
Document and maintain all search strategies, number of articles identified by, and retrieved from each search, and other retrieval data used for guideline publication process
Retrieve full-text articles
Provide guidance regarding attribution and copyright issues, procure copyright permissions when required.
Prepare and present instructional sessions on systematic literature reviews to expert panel members both in-person and via webinar.
Conduct literature search and environmental scan to build rationale for performance measures development.
Secondary Functions and Responsibilities
Manage submission process and relationship with publication journal contacts to submit standards documents.
Maintain standards website ensuring accurate search terms for standards documents.
Contribute to manuscript development process for evidence-based documents
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Familiarity with health services research methods including environmental scan, survey administration, data analysis
Familiarity with MeSH headings, medical terminology, syntax filters and Boolean logic required for systematic searches
Develop complex systematic literature search strategies in biomedical databases and grey literature sources
Experience using reference management software (i.e. EndNote) and managing extensive libraries.
Understanding of different study designs and publication types
Proficiency in evidence-based medicine concepts
Ability to review, analyze and organize information
Clinical data analysis or medical terminology a plus.
Bachelor’s degree in related in field required; Master’s degree in Public Health, Health Systems Management, Health Policy Preferred.
1-3 years’ experience working in a health research setting
Demonstrated searching experience in major biomedical databases (PubMed, EMBASE, OVID, Cochrane Library, CINAHL, The Cochrane Library, ClinicalTrials.gov, etc.)
Prior experience and familiarity with the principles of evidence-based medicine is highly desired
Prior experience in a clinical environment and experience writing, editing, and formatting documentation for publication is desired.
About Society of Interventional Radiology
The Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) is located in Fairfax, Virginia, SIR is a national organization (approx. 40 staff members) of physicians, scientists, and allied health professionals dedicated to improving public health through disease management and minimally invasive, image-guided therapeutic interventions. Today, SIR continues to maintain steady membership growth with more than 6,000 physician and allied health care members.