UNIV - Part Time Program Assistant - Psychiatry: Global and Community Health

Medical University of South Carolina | Charleston, SC, United States

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Posted Date 11/22/2022
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Entity

Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC - Univ)

Worker Type

Employee

Worker Sub-Type?

Research Grant

Department

CC001048 UNIV | COM PSYCH Global & Community Health CC

Pay Rate Type

Hourly

Pay Grade

University-04

Scheduled Weekly Hours

20

Work Shift

Job Description Summary

The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences is seeking a Program Assistant. Incumbent will function as research assistant on a federally funded research study centered on comparing two weight loss interventions for African American adolescents and their caregivers. The candidate will conduct research assessments with 12-19 year old adolescents and their caregivers in their homes in Charleston and the surrounding area. Responsibilities will include scheduling appointments, obtaining informed consent, measuring research participants’ height and weight, obtaining and disposing of a finger prick blood sample, administering computer-based tasks, and facilitating online survey completion.

Flexibility and willingness to work a flexible schedule and work with adolescents and their parents/caregivers on evenings and weekends is required. Position requires the use of a personal vehicle with mileage reimbursement. Position is open to applicants residing in Charleston and surrounding counties. Experience working with adolescents, and parents strongly preferred. Must possess excellent interpersonal and organizational skills as well as comfort working with ethnic minority youth.

Job Description

The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences is seeking a Program Assistant. Incumbent will function as research assistant on a federally funded research study centered on comparing two weight loss interventions for African American adolescents and their caregivers. The candidate will conduct research assessments with 12-19 year old adolescents and their caregivers in their homes in Charleston and the surrounding area. Responsibilities will include scheduling appointments, obtaining informed consent, measuring research participants’ height and weight, obtaining and disposing of a finger prick blood sample, administering computer-based tasks, and facilitating online survey completion.

Flexibility and willingness to work a flexible schedule and work with adolescents and their parents/caregivers on evenings and weekends is required. Position requires the use of a personal vehicle with mileage reimbursement. Position is open to applicants residing in Charleston and surrounding counties. Experience working with adolescents, and parents strongly preferred. Must possess excellent interpersonal and organizational skills as well as comfort working with ethnic minority youth.

Job Duties:

  • Track the recruitment, screening, and enrollment of research participants. Coordinate, schedule and conduct consent appointments online or in families’ homes or other community-based locations convenient to family while maintaining adherence to regulatory procedures. Track recruitment and generate basic recruitment reports for research team. (35%)
  • Coordinate research participant data collection appointments. Conduct data collection appointments in families’ homes or other community-based locations convenient to family. Schedule study visits in conjunction with protocol timelines. (30%)
  • Complete research related tasks including data entry. Assist with the creation of simple data collection forms (case report forms). Prepare, ship, and maintain inventory of finger prick blood sample specimens and supplies. (15%)
  • Engage in professional development activities and ongoing training and supervision. (10%)
  • Trouble shoot technology (e.g., Fitbit syncing), to facilitate data collection. (5%)
  • Other duties as assigned. (5%)

Minimum Experience and Training Requirements:

  • A high school diploma and two years relevant program experience. A bachelor's degree may be substituted for the required program experience.


Physical Requirements:

Ability to perform job functions in an upright position. (Frequent)

Ability to perform job functions in a seated position. (Frequent)

Ability to perform job functions while walking/mobile. (Frequent)

Ability to work indoors. (Continuous)

Ability to work outdoors in all weather and temperature extremes. (Infrequent)

Ability to work in confined/cramped spaces. (Infrequent)

Ability to perform job functions from kneeling positions. (Infrequent)

Ability to squat and perform job functions. (Infrequent)

Ability to perform 'pinching' operations. (Infrequent)

Ability to fully use both hands/arms. (Continuous)

Ability to perform repetitive motions with hands/wrists/elbows and shoulders. (Frequent)

Ability to reach in all directions. (Frequent) Possess good finger dexterity. (Continuous)

Ability to maintain tactile sensory functions. (Continuous) Ability to lift and carry 15 lbs., unassisted. (Infrequent)

Ability to lift objects, up to 15 lbs., from floor level to height of 36 inches, unassisted. (Infrequent) Ability to lower objects, up to 15 lbs., from height of 36 inches to floor level, unassisted. (Infrequent) Ability to push/pull objects, up to 15 lbs., unassisted. (Infrequent)

Ability to maintain 20/20 vision, corrected. (Continuous)

Ability to see and recognize objects close at hand. (Frequent)

Ability to see and recognize objects at a distance. (Frequent)

Ability to determine distance/relationship between objects; depth perception. (Frequent)

Good peripheral vision capabilities. (Continuous)

Ability to maintain hearing acuity, with correction. (Continuous)

Ability to hear and/or understand whispered conversations at a distance of 3 feet. (Frequent)

Ability to perform gross motor functions with frequent fine motor movements. (Frequent)

Ability to work in dusty areas. (Infrequent)

Additional Job Description

A high school diploma and two years relevant program experience. A bachelor's degree may be substituted for the required program experience.

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The Medical University of South Carolina is an Equal Opportunity Employer. MUSC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, age, sex, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, protected veteran status, family or parental status, or any other status protected by state laws and/or federal regulations. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment based upon applicable qualifications, merit and business need.

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Employment Type
Full time
Category
Healthcare & Public Health

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