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Job Summary

The University of Michigan is seeking to hire two full-time recruiter/health coaches to support a new innovative large scale research study being conducted at Hurley Medical Center.

Recruiter/Health-Coaches will work in the fast paced Emergency Department at Hurley Medical Center as a part of a large team in a supportive environment. They will directly interface with patients in the Emergency Department and potentially the Urgent Care Clinic both in the waiting room and inside of the patient rooms collecting survey information and informing participants of the various research activities they will complete. As a critical component to the success of the study, the primary responsibility of this role will focus heavily on patient engagement, community outreach, and encouraging participants to complete research activities. Hours will be 2nd shift hours that include afternoons, later evenings, and weekend hours. Finally, the Recruiter Health-Coaches will also assist with scheduling and assessment responsibilities.


The Research Recruiter must be able to multi-task in a high-energy environment, be detail oriented and extremely organized. The recruiter will be self-motivated, team-oriented, and must have excellent communication skills that allow high-level interactions. A friendly, approachable and welcoming demeanor toward potential participants and ability to foster positive working relationships with team members and clinic staff is required in a successful candidate. The recruiter health-coach will be responsible for ensuring compliance with University work under the direction of their supervisor.

The job responsibilities will include (but are not limited to):

  • Screen electronic medical records to identify eligible study participants.
  • Approach and consent potential participants in the Emergency Department according to research protocols and schedule clinical research related procedures in accordance with good clinical practice guidelines.
  • Conduct clinical interventions with eligible participants.
  • Conduct suicide risk assessments following study risk assessment protocol.
  • Attend weekly clinical supervision. Prepare for supervision by listening to therapy tapes and practicing MI/CBT techniques with other recruitment team members. Report to study coordinator fidelity procedures.
  • Complete daily paperwork accurately in a timely manner. Enter and clean data in ACCESS.
  • Track daily/weekly recruitment flow, create daily/weekly reports to be sent to the project coordinator or project manager at the end of each shift.
  • Any other duties deemed necessary to maintain the smooth operation of the research program

Required Qualifications*

Requires a two year college degree and one year of relevant experience or an equivalent combination of experience, education, and training.

Desired Qualifications*

Qualities the candidate should possess: Prior work with adolescents and emerging adults, and some knowledge of clinical research is desirable.

Work Schedule

Full-time (40 hours per week). Shifts will likely rotate to cover all 7 days of the week (includes some weekends), ~12p-12a, 2p-12a, 3p-1a, 4p-2a (hours will vary and change based on study needs)

Work Locations

Hurley Hospital, One Hurley Plaza, Flint, MI

Background Screening

Michigan Medicine conducts background screening and pre-employment drug testing on job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent job offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background screenings.  Background screenings are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act. Pre-employment drug testing applies to all selected candidates, including new or additional faculty and staff appointments, as well as transfers from other U-M campuses.

Background Screening

Under Michigan law, a criminal history check including fingerprinting is required as a condition of transfer or employment for this position.

Mission Statement

Michigan Medicine improves the health of patients, populations and communities through excellence in education, patient care, community service, research and technology development, and through leadership activities in Michigan, nationally and internationally.  Our mission is guided by our Strategic Principles and has three critical components; patient care, education and research that together enhance our contribution to society.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.


The University of Michigan participates with the federal E-Verify system. Individuals hired into positions that are funded by a federal contract with the FAR E-Verify clause must have their identity and work eligibility confirmed by the E-Verify system. This position is identified as a position that may include the E-Verify requirement.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.