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Research Coordinator at Community Health Center in New London, Connecticut

Posted in Other 30+ days ago.





Job Description:

Job Description Summary:

Community Health Center, Inc. (CHC), with offices in Connecticut, Colorado and California, is one of the country's most creative and dynamic providers of primary medical, dental, and behavioral health services, and a leader in practice-based research, health professionals training, and use of innovative technologies to advance health and healthcare. CHC is designated as a federally qualified health center and a patient-centered medical home by HRSA, the Joint Commission, and NCQA, respectively. We deliver more than 500,000 patient visits per year from primary care hubs and community clinics across the state of CT, all connected by technology and common standards for quality. We employ several hundred medical, dental, and behavioral health providers who are engaged in practice, teaching, and research. Our Weitzman Institute is devoted to research and practice transformation and is recognized around the country as one of the premier research institutes focused on improving health care and health outcomes for special and vulnerable populations. In addition, the organization has developed three wholly owned subsidiaries from the original pilot developments within the Weitzman Institute: the National Nurse Practitioner Residency and Fellowship Training Consortium (NNPRFTC), the National Institute for Medical Assistant Advancement (NIMAA), and the



Job Description:




Research Coordinator I



The Research Coordinator is assigned to work with program leads to carry out research activities specific to the All of Us Research Program. The position will be responsible for a range of tasks, including recruiting participants, assisting in the arrangement of focus groups by contacting participants, administering surveys, collecting data, obtaining informed consent, basic data analysis, coordinating activities with the research team, and other tasks as assigned by Research Program Manager or Principal Investigator.



ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES



* Utilize effective recruitment methods to drive enrollment and retention rates


* Identify, engage and screen patients for eligibility and enroll them in studies


* Provide patients with a thorough understanding of the study and answer all questions


* Obtain informed consent for IRB approved protocols


* Administer surveys and record data


* Use data to monitor interventions and outcomes


* Perform basic biometrics (e.g. waist circumference, weight, blood pressure)


* Assist patients with biospecimen collections


* Assist research team with biospecimen processing


* Schedule appointments for patients to complete research study activities


* Call, email or send out mailings to inform patients of study activities and schedule patients to complete activities.


* Raise awareness among patients about ongoing or upcoming research studies or clinical trials through social media activity, involvement in local events, and distribution of customized marketing products



QUALIFICATIONS



* Required Skills and Education


  • Undergraduate with at least two years into BS program or Associates degree in a related healthcare field



* Preferred Skills


  • Excellent communication skills

  • Ability to problem solve, maintain priority and focus on assigned tasks

  • Attention to detail and documentation

  • Ability to follow procedures and protocols consistently

  • Flexibility in work schedule and willing to travel locally

  • Intermediate level proficiency in Microsoft office and internet related applications

  • Bilingual, verbal and written (Spanish/English)

  • Familiar with standard concepts, practices and procedures related to public health research

  • Knowledge of participatory research and working with community




PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/WORK ENVIRONMENT



* Must be able to independently travel to health center satellites and participate in recruitment events in the community independently (Eastern or Western Region)


* Must be able to clearly communicate verbally and approach patients in waiting areas and common public spaces


* Must be able to sit for extended periods while working at a computer


* Must be able to carry laptop and recruitment materials as part of recruitment activities



WORK SCHEDULE DEMANDS



* Occasional mornings, evenings and weekends as needed



ADDITIONAL QUALIFICIATIONS



* Confidentiality of business information is a requirement. Confidentiality must be maintained according to CHC policies


* Excellent oral and written skills are required


This position is grant funding for one year from start date, with the option for renewal.



Location:

Community Health Center of New London

City:

New London

State:

Connecticut



Time Type:

Full time
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