Community Health Center

  • Research Assistant-Full Time

    Job Locations US-CT-Middletown
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(6/4/2018 8:41 AM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    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.



    The Research Assistant I is assigned to carry out specific research related to a specific project. The position will be responsible for a range of tasks, depending on the nature of the project, including recruiting participants, arranging focus groups, administering surveys, tallying results, tracking grant progress, data collection, literature reviews, obtaining informed consent, IRB applications and updates, basic data analysis, coordination and other tasks as assigned.


    Role and Responsibilites

    • Works under general supervision of Director of Research and Evaluation
    • Collects data
    • Performs basic data analysis
    • Interviews potential research subjects
    • Writes technical reports detailing procedures, outcomes, and observations.
    • Obtains informed consent
    • Administers surveys
    • Utilizes established mathematical and scientific techniques to compile and analyze data
    • Organizes team meetings and focus groups
    • Performs library/online research/pubmed searches
    • Assists with grant report writing and organization of grant submissions
    • Completes electronic health record chart audits/data collection
    • Develops Power Point presentations
    • Assists in developing grant reports
    • Manages databases to ensure integrity of data and compliance with research protocols
    • Programs and runs Microsoft Access reports


    • Required Skills and Education
    • Associates degree required, bachelor preferred
    • Associate degree in a related field with a minimum of two years of experience working in public or community health program coordination
    • Intermediate level proficiency in Microsoft Office and related internet applications

    o   Excellent oral and written skills


    • Preferred Skills
    • Interest in research Interest in working with underserved population, public or community health
    • Able to demonstrate understanding of standard concepts, practices and procedures related to public health research
    • Familiar with program coordinator of meetings, activities and reports
    • Ability to work in inter-professional teams and prioritize work assignments
    • Ability to maintain positive relationships within the team and external partners
    • Ability to have attention to detail and good communication skills
    • Ability to follow procedures and protocols consistently
    • Bilingual: Spanish and English


    • Required Licenses/Certifications
    • Human Subjects Training Certificate is preferred

    o   Drivers license is preferred



    • Must be able to independently travel to CHC Inc satellites or events throughout the region independently.
    • Must be able to work in teams with good collaboration skills to work with research, program coordinators, and senior staff
    • Must be able to communicate verbally
    • Must be able to fit for extended periods while working at a computer


    • Flexible work schedule based off of operational needs, evenings and weekends as needed.
    • Travel is required


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




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