General DescriptionDepartment: Internal Medicine; Shifts are Monday-Saturday 9:30am - 6:30pm; exact schedules will vary by associate. Not to exceed 18 hrs. per week.
Have you, or someone you know, been touched by heart disease? Are you an active member of your community, and consider yourself a "people person"? Do you want to help improve the medical community's understanding of how to close health disparity gaps among racial/ethnic groups?
Then come be a part of the RICH LIFE Project: Reducing Inequalities in Care of Hypertension: Lifestyle Improvements for Everyone, at the Johns Hopkins Center to Eliminate Cardiovascular Health Disparities. The goal of the project is to improve care for hypertension and reduce racial disparities related to health outcomes.
The Center works to promote equity in health for at-risk populations through advancing scientific knowledge, promoting sustainable changes in practice and policy, partnering with communities, raising public awareness of health inequities, and training scholars. In RICH LIFE we are studying the effectiveness of a multi-level intervention for reducing disparities and improving patient-centered outcomes among patients with hypertension. The team will use patient and community stakeholder engagement and apply principles of community-based participatory research to refine and adapt intervention protocols and materials to the needs of participating organizations, clinic sites, and populations.
We are looking for compassionate, detail-oriented program assistants, serving under the direction of the Center's Principal Investigators and Research Program Managers, to help us reach out to patients across Maryland and Pennsylvania to tell them about our project, invite them to join, and interview those who do. As a patient recruiter, you will be the first point of contact for project participants, and you will help serve as a voice for those participants' questions and concerns within the rest of the project team.
NOTE: we are hiring multiple people for this position. These positions are Casual-As needed, with hours averaging 18/week. The target start-date for these positions is April 3rd. At least one person hired for this position must be bilingual, fluent in Spanish and English.
The Team: Johns Hopkins Center to Eliminate Cardiovascular Health Disparities
o Working to reduce the disparities in cardiovascular disease among racial/ethnic groups in Baltimore and beyond o One of ten National Institutes of Health-funded Centers for Population Health and Health Disparities o A collaboration between the Bloomberg School of Public Health, the School of Medicine, the School of Nursing and Johns Hopkins Community Physicians, along with a 30-member advisory board of community members representing patients, faith- and community-based organizations, neighborhood associations, historically black colleges, practicing clinicians, and local public health agencies o A dedicated, open, honest, accountable, and cheery group!
Duties and Responsibilities:
o Part-time position performing participant recruitment, interviewing, surveying, and tracking; quality control; and data entry for a research study related to hypertension * Using internal software tools, database, and script guidelines, reach out to candidates on the phone to speak with them about the project, determine eligibility, and record responses to interview questions. * Perform follow-up phone surveys at six-month intervals. * Ensure security, quality, and confidentiality of data by following policies and procedures * Schedule first clinic visits with nurse care managers. * Make follow-up survey calls to enrolled participants. * Complete data entry regarding participant information. * Complete all training in a timely manner. o Additional administrative tasks may include: * Participate in staff meetings. * Assist project manager as necessary regarding typing, filing, faxing, mass mailings, chart review, and literature searches. * Assist in preparing recruitment and tracking update reports. * Assist in preparing monthly quality control and data management reports. o Support your teammates however you can. Ask questions when you have them, and give feedback when you have it!