CLI Research Assistant II (Credentialing Scoring - HGAC)

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Research
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McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston
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220003CT Requisition #

 

What we do here changes the world. UTHealth Houston is Texas’ resource for healthcare education, innovation, scientific discovery, and excellence in patient care. That’s where you come in.

Once you join us you won't want to leave. It’s because we reward our team for the excellent service they provide. Our total rewards package includes the benefits you’d expect from a top healthcare organization (benefits, insurance, etc.), plus:  

  • 100% paid medical premiums for our full-time employees  
  • Generous time off (holidays, preventative leave day, both vacation and sick time – all of which equates to around 37-38 days per year) 
  • The longer you stay, the more vacation you’ll accrue! 
  • Longevity Pay (Monthly payments after two years of service) 
  • Build your future with our awesome retirement/pension plan! 

We take care of our employees! As a world-renowned institution, our employees’ wellbeing is important to us. We offer work/life services such as... 

  • Free financial and legal counseling 
  • Free mental health counseling services 
  • Gym membership discounts and access to wellness programs 
  • Other employee discounts including entertainment, car rentals, cell phones, etc. 
  • Resources for child and elder care 
  • Plus many more! 

Position Summary:

This position’s primary role will be supporting credentialing program for teachers participating in the Texas Rising Star program throughout the Gulf Coast region.  The Research Assistant II will receive training to conduct reliable and valid scoring of participant video submissions, that is timely and accurate.  Recruitment and engagement of participants will also be required.

 

Position Key Accountabilities:

  1. Obtain reliability status on various objective and subjective coding analysis measures pertaining to projects within the Texas Rising Star program. Attend trainings and regular meetings to ensure reliability is maintained. Must grasp new measures and concepts quickly. Assists in training other Research Assistants in coding schemes and meet weekly coding goals.
  2. Successful training and certification is required. May assist senior research staff in managing and tracking appropriate research equipment and supplies.
  3. Complete research projects requiring live coding and/or observational evaluations and adapt to meet differing project needs quickly, including certifying other observers.
  4. May assist senior staff in maintaining accurate database records to track data collection and ensure project progress.
  5. Attend relevant trainings and assist in recruiting subjects (teachers, students, families, and individuals) and obtaining informed consent from potential research study participants. Organize presentations and present study information to parent/teacher gatherings.
  6. May be asked to serve in an intervention or coaching role involving extensive trainings and regular meetings to maintain certification and reliability.
  7. Depending on expertise and years of experience, may also be asked to assist faculty in training others or carrying out various phases of these interventions.
  8. Perform other duties as assigned.

Certification/Skills:

Completion of the Certification for Protection of Human Research Subjects is required within 5 days of employment. 
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills 
Bilingual skills in English/Spanish preferred.
Reliable personal transportation as some projects may require extensive out of town travel which will vary from Houston and surrounding areas to various sites across the state of Texas.

 

Minimum Education:

Bachelor’s degree in psychology, human development, biology or relevant field or experience in lieu of degree; master’s degree preferred.

Minimum Experience:

One year of behavioral analysis or research experience.

Physical Requirements:

Exerts up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds frequently and/or a negligible amount constantly to move objects.

Security Sensitive:

This job class may contain positions that are security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code § 51.215

If you are looking for a great healthcare career in Houston, visit http://go.uth.edu/careers!

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)

Established in 1972 by The University of Texas System Board of Regents, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) is Houston’s Health University and Texas’ resource for health care education, innovation, scientific discovery and excellence in patient care. The most comprehensive academic health center in the UT System and the U.S. Gulf Coast region, UTHealth is home to schools of biomedical informatics, biomedical sciences, dentistry, nursing and public health and the John P. and Kathrine G. McGovern Medical School. UTHealth includes The University of Texas Harris County Psychiatric Center, as well as the growing clinical practices UT Physicians, UT Dentists and UT Health Services. The university’s primary teaching hospitals are Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital and Harris Health Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital.

UTHealth Benefits

UTHealth offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. For more information on our benefits programs please refer to the UTHealth Office of Benefits Website.


https://www.uth.edu/benefits/benefits-summary.htm

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

UTHealth is committed to providing equal opportunity in all employment-related activities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law or university policy. Reasonable accommodation, based on disability or religious observances, will be considered in accordance with applicable law and UTHealth policy. The University maintains affirmative action programs with respect to women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and eligible veterans in accordance with applicable law.


UTHealth has adopted a policy consistent with CMS regulations to protect our patients and university community from exposure to COVID-19. This policy affects all employees, residents, fellows, students, contractors, new hires, visiting scholars program participants, adjunct faculty, and volunteers who work, train, or collaborate at the John S. Dunn Behavioral Science Center.
 
In addition, all UTHealth employees who are assigned to work at a location that is subject to the affiliated partner’s hospital, clinical offices, or agency are required to abide by UTHealth’s rules and regulations, as well as the affiliate’s rules and regulations, including COVID-19 vaccination and safety requirements. 

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