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Research Worker - General Medicine


Research Worker - General Medicine

  • 528136
  • Medical Center
  • Medicine
  • Full Time
  • Opening on: Jul 28 2022
  • Technical Grade 6
  • Job Type: Support Staff - Union
  • Bargaining Unit: SSA
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • End Date if Temporary: n/a
  • Hours Per Week: 35
  • Salary Range: $1,126.50 per week

Position Summary

The Division of General Medicine seeks a full time Research Worker to support a NIH funded SPIROMICS and COPD Gene studies.


  • Recruit subjects for cardiopulmonary studies
  • Schedule subjects and prepare study materials for clinic visits
  • Update databases and complete coordinator assisted surveys
  • Contact/track down participants that have been lost to follow up
  • Perform clinic visits including conducting anthropometry measures and interviews
  • Make sure all study procedures are completed in the correct order as per protocol, including spirometry and other procedures
  • Check completeness of questionnaires and data entry
  • File and organize the records for all currently active projects
  • Create tables and spreadsheets to track visits and procedure completion
  • Ensure all data has been entered and transmitted as appropriate (in addition to our local Filemaker database and/or tracking spreadsheets)
  • Mail questionnaires and/or letters to participants when needed
  • Transmit CT scans and other data reports on time
  • Prepare CSF results packets for each participant after clinic visits take place
  • Make sure they are reviewed by the PI or designee and mailed out to participants and their doctor as per their
  • Assist with currently active projects
  • Perform additional related duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in social science, related area or equivalent and at least three years of related experience or Master's degree and at least one year of experience or equivalent
  • Detail-oriented, reliable, and responsible
  • Strong interpersonal and telephone skills
  • Initiative to take responsibility for recruitment/retention/follow-up of the COPD Gene cohort

Preferred Qualifications

  • Spanish language skills

Other Requirements

  • The candidate selected for this position is required to undergo a drug screening test prior to a final offer of employment being made
  • Participation in the medical surveillance program
  • Contact with patients and/or human research subjects
  • Wear N-95 respirator
  • Successful completion of applicable compliance and systems training requirements

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