Note: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this project will start with virtual recruitment and will transition to in-person recruitment when it's safe to do so. At this time, work will take place remotely. The University of Michigan Injury Center is currently seeking a Research Assistant to work on a nationally funded research study related to youth firearm carriage and violence.
The Research Assistant will be primarily responsible for recruiting potential participants aged 16-24 years of age seeking care at or who have sought care the Emergency Department (ED) at Hurley Medical Center in Flint, MI for this study. Also, duties include collecting data on study subjects excluded, eligible, missed, approached, and refused survey, learning the proper research protocol in an ED setting, becoming HIPAA and PEERRS certified, communicating with study subjects on how to enroll in a subsequent follow-up portion of the study, communicating with study subjects via text or social media to complete follow-up interviews, and conducting follow-up interviews in-person in the ED or within the Flint community. In addition, the Research Assistant will interact with hospital personnel and handle problems that may arise in the as part of the research study, and assist with data entry, data organizing, office tasks using Microsoft Word and Excel, and performing other routine project tasks.
Organizing and maintaining collected participant research data. Performing medical record abstraction when needed. Conducting community environment assessments in Flint, MI.
Participating in research meetings and carrying out routine correspondence in regards to project activities.
Virtual recruitment requires accessing patient information from a University of Michigan secured device and adhering to confidentiality requirements. The research assistant will attend daily staff meetings and be expected to touch base with the project manager and other colleagues throughout the work day.
Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Public Health, Social Work, or related health field. Previous research experience, clinic/hospital work or volunteer experience, and knowledge of the research process is. 0-1+ year experience in research and experience recruiting and consenting participants for studies. 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).
Weekend and evening availability is required along with the ability to commute to Hurley Medical Center in Flint, MI as the primary work location. 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.
Completing all Hurley Medical Center compliance checklist requirements prior to starting work in addition to the U-M new employee requirements (e.g., background screening). Completing Hurley Medical Center orientation as part of the new employee checklist
Completing all Hurley Medical Center compliance checklist requirements prior to starting work in addition to the U-M new employee requirements (e.g., background screening). Completing Hurley Medical Center orientation as part of the new employee checklist.
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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.
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