Clinical Research Coordinator II - Colorectal Cancer Control Program

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Research
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UTHealth School of Public Health
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220000X7 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.

 

We are hiring immediately for a Full Time Research Coordinator to work with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Colorectal Cancer Control Program as part of the UTHealth School of Public Health. The position would be a hybrid role ( office and remote) in the Texas Medical Center - Houston, TX. In this position you would have the opportunity to make a significant impact to improve clinic processes for quality assurance, work with underserved populations to improve their colorectal cancer screening rates, and contribute to academic field of behavioral sciences. 

 

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:

  • Medical premiums are 100% paid for by the university.
  • Above average time off (14 holidays, preventative leave day, and vacation time. Additionally, you accrue sick leave – all of which equates to 37-38 days per year).
  • Additional paid time off with tenure – the longer you stay, the more vacation you’ll accrue!
  • Longevity pay after 2 years of service which increases every 5 years

We take care of our employees! 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:

The Research Coordinator II will be responsible for a 5-year Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Colorectal Cancer Control Program (CRCCP) grant. Through a collaborative approach the grant seeks to increase colorectal cancer screening (CRCS) through the adoption, implementation, and sustainability of evidence-based interventions, i.e. client reminders, provider reminders, reduction of structural barriers, and provider assessment and feedback at Federally Qualified Health Centers in the Texas Gulf Coast and East Texas (FQHC). Under the supervision of the Principle Investigator and Co-Investigators, the Research Coordinator II will assist with the day-to-day administrative project management and may provide scientific direction for research projects of considerable scope and complexity.

 

Position Key Accountabilities:

  • Provides day-to-day project management coordination for research projects to include personnel, facilities, supplies in support of research project desired outcomes, budgets, and timeliness.
  • Secure and maintain partnerships with FQHCs, CBOs, and sub-contractors. Drafts MOUs or contracts with organizations.
  • Ensure clinic readiness assessments are completed and implementation plans are developed in a timely manner and submitted to the funder.
  • Assist FQHCs in the implementation mapping and implementation of EBIs and connection to follow-up testing as appropriate.
  • Assists in the preparation of progress reports and grant proposals to both private foundations and governmental agencies; works closely with the Sponsored Projects Administration on the submission of grants.
  • Assists with the preparation of budgets, initiates re-budgeting requests based on needs of research staff, and authorizes expenditures for multiple projects. Attends research-planning meetings to assist in the preparation of budget drafts for departmental leadership approval.
  • Prepares annual progress reports and applications for various committees and ensures that all staff has received the proper training/attended the appropriate training courses.
  • Maintains confidential records of collected data, ensures accuracy and integrity of data. Data may include patient data and departmental programmatic data.
  • Prepares draft reports and communications for the departmental program/division leadership.
  • Interacts with representatives from state, federal, and private agencies regarding proposals and funded projects.
  • Provides work administrative direction and guidance to administrative staff personnel within department.
  • May review contracts and develop training.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Certification/Skills:

  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal.
  • Working knowledge of MS Office.

 

Minimum Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree required. May substitute required education with equivalent years of additional experience beyond the minimum experience requirement.

 

Minimum Experience:

  • Two years of relevant experience. May substitute required experience with equivalent years of education beyond the minimum education requirement.
  • Knowledge of colorectal cancer screening and evidence based interventions is preferred, but not required.
  • previous experience working in a clinical setting is highly preferred. 

 

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

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