Community Health Center

  • Research Technician - NIH Precision Medicine - Full Time - Weitzman

    Job Locations US-CT-Middletown
    Posted Date 2 months ago(5/30/2018 4:58 PM)
    Job ID
    2016-5532
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Weitzman Research Institute (Research & Development)
  • Overview

    Community Health Center, Inc. (CHCI). CHC 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 health care.CHCI 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, and the Community eConsult Network.National Nurse Practitioner Residency and fellowship training Consortium, National Institute for the Advancement of Medical Assistants and the Community eConsult Network.

    Responsibilities

    Research Technician - NIH Precision Medicine - Full Time - Weitzman

     

    NOTE: This is a grant funded position with a set / approved hourly rate of $18.50 per hour - full time - 40 hours.  Requires bilingual (Spanish) fluency.

     

    The Research Technician (RT) will support patient recruitment campaigns for research initiatives at Weitzman Institute for CHCI while adhering to strict HIPAA and IRB requirements. This new position will help WI keep up with the increased demands of our studies’ patient recruitment needs. The proper integration of this new role into the daily operations of the research team will free up our more qualified research staff to concentrate on project management, program evaluation, grant writing, manuscript preparation and submission, coding and evaluation of mixed methods research.

    The Research Technician will support Principal Investigators and Research Associates/Assistants to primarily work at CHC’s clinical sites on patient recruitment following IRB protocols: onsite practice recruitment, basic data entry, obtain informed patient consent, follow-up with patients, engage and inform practice site providers of patient recruitment campaigns.   

    The Research Technician for the NIH Precision Medicine will be required to:

    • Obtain informed consent following NIH Central & CHCI IRB protocol
    • Conduct basic PE based on NIH PMI protocol
    • Be trained on the most effective recruitment methods available and execute these strategies to improve recruitment and response rates.
    • Utilize the best recruitment strategies developed by WI research team
    • Print and distribute recruitment postcards and mailers and process the responses
    • Identify patients for recruitment in our clinical trials and contact patients who meet eligibility criteria
    • Screen patients for eligibility and enroll them in studies
    • Administer NIH PMI Modules (i.e.survey instruments)
    • Monitor patient interventions and collect patient data
    • Raise awareness among CHC participants via established NIH PMI messages, social media, participate in local outreach events, and distribute customized marketing products.
    • Utilize WI research team software to report outreach activities, cycle times, enrollment rates on a weekly basis
    • Minimum of a Bachelors Degree is required for this position

     

    Qualifications

    Education
    Bachelors (Required)

    Work Experience
    Research & Development

    Skills
    Basic Computer Skills
    Program Management

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