Clinical Research Analyst

Centurion, Gauteng, South Africa

Job Description





Company
COUNCIL FOR MEDICAL SCHEMES

Reference #
CRA/JUN2021

Published
27/06/2021

Contract Type
Permanent

Salary
Market Related

Location
Centurion, Gauteng, South Africa



Introduction
You will provide technical and analytical support by conducting research related to clinical opinions, prescribed minimum benefit review and policy review.




Job Functions
Analytics,Clinical,Medical,Research and Development



Industries
Healthcare



Specification
You will be responsible for:

Develop the content of research and methodology:

  • Data gathering, analysis, reports; Use appropriate research tools and techniques; Develop templates for administrative analysis;
  • Monitor the impact of the Act, research developments and recommend policy options to improve the regulatory environment;
  • Conduct research to inform appropriate national health policy interventions to ensure compliance; and
  • Conduct appropriate research with regards to new health technology and treatment modalities where applicable to clinical opinions.

Provide Clinical Research Administrative Support:
  • Provide clinical research support to internal units with a view to resolve complaints and queries; and
  • Maintenance of clinical complaint database, and production of quarterly reports.

Ensure ongoing consultation with stakeholders:
  • Oversee the PMB Review project to ensure compliance to the medical schemes act;
  • Assisting with the development of common understanding of shared responsibility with regards to the implementation of PMBs;
  • Facilitating queries regarding the PMB interpretation;
  • Contribute to various media articles in collaboration with the relevant stakeholders; and
  • Make presentations to various stakeholders and audiences on clinical related matters and provide training documents and manuals where necessary.





Requirements
Skills and Knowledge Base - We require the following skills and abilities:

Bachelor’s degree in Epidemiology or Statistics or Demography or Public Health or Social Science;

Postgraduate qualification at NQF 8 in Medical Sciences/ Epidemiology/ Statistics/ Demography or Public Health will be an added advantage; 

Five (5) years’ experience in Data Management, and three (3) years’ experience in research environment, private health environment and analysis of clinical and financial data;

Advanced quantitative and qualitative research skills;

Ability to use research tools (i.e. SPSS, Stata etc.);

Knowledge of legislation impacting and influencing the functioning of the CMS;

Knowledge of Evidence-based Medicine Principles; 

Ability to research clinical management of various conditions across various clinical fields;

Knowledge of public and private health care including the NDoH policies and strategic plans;

Knowledge of Prescribed Minimum Benefit regulations;

Knowledge of coding classifications and coding rules;

Ability to work under pressure;

Effective communication skills (written and verbal); and

Computer literacy - MS Office.


Job Closing Date
09/07/2021

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Job Detail

  • Job Id
    JD790255
  • Industry
    Not mentioned
  • Total Positions
    1
  • Job Type:
    Full Time
  • Salary:
    Not mentioned
  • Employment Status
    Permanent
  • Job Location
    Centurion, Gauteng, South Africa
  • Education
    Not mentioned