August 11, 2016 | Job Opportunities

 

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POSITION: Clinical Research Coordinator I

ORGANIZATION: Institute for Family Health

POSTING DATE: August 4, 2016

SUMMARY: Working closely with the project manager and staff, the Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) will assist in the daily activities of clinical research studies, obtain informed consent; and collect, maintain and organize study information. The CRC will assist in preparing grant applications and documents (for e.g., Institutional Review Board, Grants and Contracts Office). The CRC for this position will work on a study related to asthma management.

The Institute for Family Health (IFH) is a non-profit organization committed to providing comprehensive primary health services to disadvantaged communities.  In addition to operating 27 health centers in the Bronx, Manhattan and upstate New York, the Institute leads and operates the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at Mount Sinai Medical Center. The Department is responsible for conducting research, teaching and mentoring in family medicine within the medical school, and overseeing the Harlem Residency in Family Medicine. This is a part-time position located at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

We are looking for a responsible, detail-oriented individual who is resourceful and can work independently and in a team-oriented environment. This position also requires strong organizational and time management skills, excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, and strong telephone skills. Competitive candidates will be comfortable trouble-shooting (thinking outside of the box and resolving issues on their own), and will have an interest in health-related research. A professional attitude and manner with consistent follow through on all assigned tasks is essential.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Tasks include, but are not limited to:

  • Collect and record study data.
  • Input all information into database.
  • Obtain informed consent under minimal supervision of the investigator(s) and educate participants regarding study requirements.
  • Assist in activities related to research studies, including but not limited to: answering phone calls, screening participants for eligibility, interviewing English- and Spanish-speaking study participants, administering lifestyle questionnaires.
  • Assist in preparing grant applications, IRB submission and filings.
  • Maintain source documents and subject files in accordance with study procedures.
  • Ensure accurate and complete compilation of participant data through chart reviews.
  • Perform other related duties.

QUALIFICATIONS: Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Bilingual in English and Spanish (speaking, reading, and writing).
  • Basic software/computer knowledge and excellent communication skills with supervisors, patients, and clinicians.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Must be comfortable interacting with medical patients.
  • Previous experience with patient-oriented research or the health care sector is preferred.

Education: BA/BS required or three or more years of relevant experience in a research setting.

HOW TO APPLY: If interested, please submit resume and cover letter to:

Diane Hauser, Administrative Director, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, at dhauser@institute.org.

 

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POSITION: Office Assistant (Part-Time)

ORGANIZATION: New York University School of Medicine

POSTING DATE: August 8, 2016

SUMMARY: A group of researchers in the Department of Population Health at New York University School of Medicine is hiring a part-time office assistant to assist on two evaluation projects.

Project 1: Project ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque has developed the capacity to safely and effectively treat chronic, common, and complex endocrine diseases in rural and underserved areas. Our team at NYU, through funding from the Helmsley Foundation, is responsible for evaluating a recently developed Endocrine “Endo” ECHO program, through which primary care providers are trained to provide specific aspects of endocrinology care to medically underserved areas of New Mexico. The evaluation of Endo ECHO aims to determine whether and to what extent Endo ECHO achieves improved health care, improved health status, and decreased health care costs among enrolled patients. In particular, the evaluation is focused on patients with Type 1 or complex Type 2 diabetes. Many key outcomes of the evaluation, such as patient support, confidence, and health behaviors, are being collected via a patient survey. Our evaluation design requires that a “comparison group” of patients – individuals who are eligible for but not participating in Endo ECHO – take the same survey that is being administered to Endo ECHO patients.

Project 2: Health Leads is a non-profit organization with a long history of placing highly-trained and closely-supervised volunteers in medical practices to help identify unmet social needs and support patients in connecting with the appropriate service.  Health Leads envisions a healthcare system in which all patients’ basic resource needs are addressed as a standard part of quality health care. The evaluation of Health Leads aims to determine the impact of this program on reducing unmet social needs, improving client satisfaction with clinics, and decreasing caregiver stress among enrolled families. These key outcomes of the evaluation are collected via pre/post surveys.

The Health and Hospitals Corporation is currently hosting Health Leads at hospital-based pediatric practices in Woodhull, Harlem Hospital Center, and Bellevue.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The Office Assistant position primarily entails administering surveys over the phone. The position will be part time at approximately 15-20 hours per week for a duration of approximately 4 – 5 months. Both the number of hours per week and duration of the position are flexible and will depend on the number of eligible participants per week available for interviewing. Spanish fluency is a plus.

QUALIFICATIONS: Preferred Qualifications

  • Ability to work independently while completing tasks in a timely manner
  • Ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Ability to follow directions
  • Strong communication and organizational skills
  • Ability to pay attention to details
  • Prior research experience

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field

In addition to these qualifications, we are looking for someone with a personality suitable for the tasks. There are several sensitive topics covered in the survey (e.g. family needs, perceived stress) and the Office Assistant must approach participants in such a way that they are comfortable being candid about their experiences.

HOW TO APPLY: To apply for this position, please send a one page cover letter and one page resume to Barbara Tagliaferro at barbara.tagliaferro@nyumc.org.