Full Time 40 hours Grade 051 General Pediatrics Schedule 8:30 AM-5 PM; SCHEDULE MAY VARY BASED ON OPERATIONAL NEEDS; OCC EVENINGS/WEEKENDS Responsibilities THIS POSITION HAS AN END DATE OF 7/31/18. Overview Plans, coordinates, implements and reviews a counseling intervention with adolescent children and their caregivers to improve adherence to asthma medications as part of a randomized controlled trial. The counseling intervention uses Self Determination Theory (SDT) as a framework and Motivational Interviewing (MI) principles adapted for teens. Counseling sessions will occur in person at schools or homes, and occasionally by telephone. The Motivational Interviewing Counselor will communicate daily with adolescents, caregivers, school nurses, research staff, and others to implement and ensure all intervention components are followed as outlined in the protocol. The Motivational Interviewing Counselor will track progress of the intervention, provide weekly updates to study team, and review and revise intervention as needed. The Motivational Interviewing Counselor will communicate with and travel to local Rochester city schools, homes and other local sites to implement intervention. Major Responsibilities Coordinates SDT/MI intervention Compiles and organizes information about each participant randomized to the counseling intervention Contacts participants and schools to schedule counseling session location and time Interacts with and supports school nursesâ™ roles in intervention components Ensures that all components of intervention are completed in a timely manner as outlined in study protocol Meets weekly with study team to review progress and discuss questions Implements SDT/MI intervention Meets, in-person, with adolescents to provide 3 counseling sessions at school or other local sites Telephones caregivers to provide 3 brief counseling sessions Audio records counseling sessions for review/supervision of intervention Reviews participantsâ™ symptoms and medications throughout the school year and uses clinical judgment to provide further assistance, as needed Discuss questions/concerns with PI and coordinator Reviews feasibility and sustainability of counseling intervention Records and tracks each phone call and in-person contact to review feasibility of component (tracking done within an Access database), including dates, length of contact, etc. Systematically tracks various steps required to implement counseling intervention, including contacts with teens, caregivers, school nurses, etc. Reviews audiotapes for qualitative information regarding feasibility and sustainability of counseling intervention Reviews end of year teen, caregiver and school nurse surveys for information regarding feasibility and sustainability of intervention Compiles data and provides reports to investigators quarterly Provides suggestions to further improve counseling intervention Plans and revises SDT/MI intervention Along with investigator, develops counseling protocol Uses own judgmentto revise protocol, as needed Communicates with investigator weekly to ensure SDT/MI principles are followed Maintains communication with stakeholders to ensure intervention fits within changing community systems and adapts intervention, as needed Initial and ongoing training of SDT/MI principles and intervention Participates and demonstrates competence in initial training prior to start of intervention Reviews session tapes with investigator weekly to ensure intervention protocol is implemented correctly Seeks and receivesongoing training to ensure SDT/MI skills are maintained or improving Assists research team with other duties, as needed. Requirements: Bachelorâ™s degree with major course work in field of assignment, and 1 year related work experience involving direct assistance to researchers; or any equivalent combination of experience, training and education. NYS Nursing license (RN) preferred. Prefer minimum of 2 years of relevant work experience (counseling, community-based programming, etc.). Experience with local, community-based healthcare systems and/or programs serving urban adolescents preferred. Certification in Asthma Education (AE-CÂ®) a plus. Spanish speaking would be helpful. Familiarity with MI principles/skills preferred; must be able to participate and demonstrate competency in MI training provided. Occasional evenings and weekends are required. Must have reliable/efficient transportation.
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