Community Health Assistant - MESA study (temporary through 2023 with a possibility of continuing)
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Salary: 37668.80 - 52062.40
2 openings available.
Internal Number: 344874
The School of Public Health is committed to anti-racism and anti-oppression in our mission and operations. In pursuit of this goal, we consider an applicant’s record working with individuals from historically marginalized backgrounds and experience identifying and eliminating systemic barriers to academic success. Because the SPH and the Division seek to increase the diversity of its workforce, we particularly encourage applications from those who belong to groups that have been historically underrepresented in our discipline, including those who are Black, Indigenous, and people of color, those with disabilities, and those from LGBTQIA+ communities.
The individual in this position will work in our research clinic, examining long-term previously recruited participants in the Multi-ethnic study of Atherosclerosis. Successful candidate must have the ability to work as a team player and perform measurements carefully and accurately, communicate well and be comfortable with calling study participants to interview, screen, schedule and do appointment reminders. This position has the responsibility of administering a variety of technical procedures, conducting several types of interviews and questionnaires, tabulating records of response and managing the flow of participants through various stages of the study. Periodic recertification in each performance area is required. This is a long-term study in which retention of the originally recruited participants is critical.
Duties and Responsibilities will include:
-40% Perform any or all of the following technical procedures: blood pressure measurement, anthropometry, spirometry, cognitive testing and physical function tests
40% Participant Interviews: Conduct Annual Follow-up Health questionnaires over the phone with study participants. Conduct closed and open-ended interviews, over the phone and/or in person, with participants according to specific protocols. Collect and enter data electronically.
20% records maintenance: Maintain participant records and files. Maintain equipment as needed.
Percentages assigned to work duties and responsibilities may change depending on need. Cross train and learn other duties and responsibilities of the study as needed.
***The individual in this position will be required to follow all COVID safety protocols and wear personal protective equipment (PPE), which will be provided. Prior to the start of the exam, mandatory training on COVID-19 risk factors, symptoms, and protocol will be required.
Starting salary depends upon the selected candidate’s relevant qualifications and internal equity: $18.11/$37,669 to $20.85/$43,368
Work Arrangements: This position will work at the ECRC (Epidemiology Clinical Research Center). Mon- Fri and some Saturdays (calling study participants). Flexible start times between 7-8am working until 3:30-4:30pm with the possibility of evening hours from the clinic or home (calling study participants).
The University of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including: · Competitive wages, paid holidays, vacation and medical/sick leave · Low cost medical, dental, and pharmacy plans · Health care and dependent daycare flexible spending accounts · Excellent retirement plans with employer match · Disability and employer paid life insurance · Wellbeing program with reduced insurance premiums · Tuition reimbursement opportunities covering 75%-100% of eligible tuition · Student loan forgiveness opportunity · Opportunities for growth and promotion · Employee Assistance Program
For more information regarding benefits: https://humanresources.umn.edu/find-job/benefitsattheu
All required qualifications must be documented on application materials
Required Qualifications (must be documented in application materials): -Three (3) years of experience in an office/research setting which may include customer service, recruiting, communications, survey interviewing, community outreach, public health (related education can count toward years of experience) -Ability to communicate and work well with people of diverse age, racial and educational backgrounds - Must be comfortable calling study participants to conduct interviews, screen, schedule and do appointment reminders. -Basic computer skills which may include Google Aps, Microsoft Word, Excel, Email etc, -Ability to learn study specific programs -Excellent organizational skills and detail oriented
Preferred Qualifications: -Experience working with and adhering to rigid protocol standards -Completed training in any or all of the following technical areas: blood pressure measurement, anthropometry, cognitive testing and physical function tests etc. -Experience conducting in-depth survey interviews in person and/or over the phone -Health data collection experience -Experience in general office procedures -Experience working as part of a team -Bilingual (Spanish/English)
The University of Minnesota, founded in the belief that all people are enriched by understanding, is dedicated to the advancement of learning and the search for truth; to the sharing of this knowledge through education for a diverse community; and to the application of this knowledge to benefit the people of the state, the nation, and the world.