OHSU Family Medicines Northwest Native American Center of Excellence (NNACOE) comprehensively and sustainably addresses the healthcare needs of AI/AN people by diversifying the health workforce in Oregon.
American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) people face significant health disparities, which is further jeopardized by a shortage of AI/AN healthcare professionals. AI/ANs are at higher risk for health problems, experience higher rates of death, and have a lower life expectancy than the general population. The burden of preventable disease morbidity and mortality weighs heavily on AI/AN communities, and is further complicated by persistent physician vacancies at tribal health clinics resulting in decreased access to high-quality, safe healthcare and perpetuation of health disparities. AI/AN health professionals are more likely to work with underserved, AI/AN people than their peers but are disproportionately under-represented in medicine and AI/AN faculty are the most under-represented minority group in US medical schools.
The goal of the NNACOE is to recruit, train, and retain AI/AN students and faculty to diversify the health professions workforce toward promoting and providing high quality, safe, and accessible healthcare. The Research Assistant 2 will serve a critical function by supporting the recruitment activities for American Indian/Alaska Native college and OHSU health profession students. Additionally, this position will support the implementation of a newly developed curricula for the Post-baccalaureate (Post-bacc) program by providing study support. This team member serve as a point of contact for all program activities that involve undergraduate medical education. This team member must have knowledge and experience working with American Indian organizations and communities.
Bachelor's Degree with major courses in field of research and no experience OR Associates Degree with 2 years of relevant experience
This team member must have knowledge and experience working with American Indian organizations and communities
High level of attention to detail
Proven ability to manage time effectively, especially with competing priorities
Ability to communicate well and work with faculty and staff within the department and University
Ability to take initiative and work independently and in a team environment
Ability to complete tasks in an accurate and timely manner
Intermediate computer knowledge and skills using MS Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook)
Must have strong organizational skills and be very detail oriented
Must demonstrate outstanding verbal and written communications skills
Must be able to multitask and respond quickly to time sensitive tasks
Bachelor's Degree in related field
Experience working in an academic health setting and/or American Indian/Alaska Native student services
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