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A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.

Job Summary

We are looking for a personable, self-starter, detail-oriented team player to deliver M-Health interventions in person or remotely by phone or video platform. Our federally funded research project focuses on youth substance misuse and high risk fire arm behavior. Recruitment for the study takes place at the Hurley Medical Center Emergency Department in Flint, Michigan. The health coach has the opportunity to work remotely. Key job functions include delivering M-Health intervention sessions, which includes motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral training, and care management. The M-Health Coach would also assist with smart phone app onboarding, contacting participants for overdue sessions, investigating care management needs between session, and maintaining study and clinical session records. Regular communication with study coordinator, recruiters of various projects, and study participants required. Participants will be aged 16-24 and seeking care at the Emergency Department (ED) at Hurley Medical Center in Flint, MI. The M-Health Coach should be comfortable with administering therapy to an urban adolescent population, conducting video or telephone counseling, and addressing issues related to substance use and violence. The M-Health Coach will be required to undergo specialized training for the delivery of the intervention and will receive regular retrainings in line with the study fidelity protocol. The M-Health Coach should also be proficient with Microsoft word, excel, and web-based systems.



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.

Who We Are

  The Department of Emergency Medicine at Michigan Medicine is committed to creating an environment that is welcoming to all.  We strive to value the unique contributions of individuals, and support a culture of inclusivity among our employees, learners and larger community.  This includes supporting the development of a  diverse workforce across identities such as the race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, citizenship, marital status, religion, language, disability, and Veteran status. We are proud to be an equal opportunity and an affirmative action employer


Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

• Conduct brief clinical interventions using motivational interviewing and cognitive behavioral therapy with all eligible participants in an ED setting.

• Onboard participants to the project’s smart phone application.

• Using a video platform or in person, the therapist will conduct weekly M-Health intervention sessions using Motivational Interviewing, CBT, and case management.

• Locate and schedule participant’s weekly M-health sessions by phone, email, FB messenger, U.S .mail, and occasionally maybe called upon to travel to meet a participant at their home or an agreed upon public location for in-person session delivery.

• Participating in research meetings and carrying out routine correspondence in regards to project activities.

• Document accurately clinical encounters, adhere to all intervention procedures and communicate daily/weekly updates to study coordinator

. • Other duties include: perform and document risk assessments, CPS reports, document shift events and tracking data; follow all recruitment and intervention procedures; complete daily paperwork accurately and in a timely manner. Adhere to all protocols and procedures. • Provide nightly/weekly shift summaries to the study coordinator and/or lead recruiter/health-coach.

• Enter and clean data in ACCESS database.

Required Qualifications*

Bachelor’s required. Weekend/evening availability is required.  Additionally, the ability to work independently, pay close attention to detail, follow through with tasks, work as part of a team, observe and maintain data confidentiality, and feel comfortable approaching strangers and comfortable in an ED setting is required. Strong computer skills (MS Office, data entry, etc.), technology skills, and basic research knowledge is necessary.

Desired Qualifications*

Master's degree preferred as well as 0-1+ year experience in research, therapy delivery, and MI experience. The candidate must be very detail-oriented with excellent interpersonal skills, ability to work well with others as well as approach strangers, and have strong oral and written communication skills. Reliable transportation is necessary and candidates will be asked to cross train in other job duties (i.e.., recruit as well as conduct follow-up interviews).

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.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days.  The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

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