Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.
This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week. The schedule will include evenings and weekends.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Ob/Gyn. The position is located at the Maternity Building. This position is for the Medical School Campus.
This position is responsible for assisting the Project Manager of the Contraceptive Choice Center (C3).� C3 is a women’s health clinic implementing best practices and lessons learned from the Contraceptive CHOICE Project. The Research Assistant will work with the C3 team to perform medical intake activities, including contraceptive counseling, for new patients of the C3 clinic.� The Research Assistant will also be responsible for contacting C3 research participants to conduct follow-up surveys over the telephone. Additional responsibilities may include assisting with the recruitment and management of other clinical research studies in the Division of Clinical Research.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Participates in medical intake activities for new patients according to clinical protocols; provides medically accurate contraceptive counseling; conducts follow-up surveys; refers participants to basic resources as necessary; routes clinical requests to C3 medical staff via electronic medical record.
Community outreach and engagement activities, including, but not limited to, building community relationships for the purpose of generating referrals and promoting linkages to the clinic, delivering presentations to collaborating agencies, and participating in community health-related activities.
Assists with other duties as assigned by research team.
High school diploma plus 2 years of administrative or research experience, preferably in a medical environment; Associate’s degree or 2 years of college may substitute for experience.
Master's in Social Work, Public Health or related field.
Demonstrated experience in community organizing or partnership management.
Interactive communication skills with ability to work with physicians, patients, families, significant others, support staff and community agencies; must have strong interpersonal, organizational and telephone skills, working knowledge of anatomy and physiology.
2 years of research and community outreach experience, preferable in a health care or non-profit setting; public health and/or social work background preferred.
Effective communication skills and an interest in women’s health.�
Ability to use discretion regarding confidential information, strong critical thinking skills, and capacity for detailed record keeping.
Candidates should have ease and comfort discussing personal health issues with women and familiarity with scientific and medical terminology.�
Applicant Special Instructions:
Reliable transportation needed.
The hiring range for this position is $17.23 - $21.55 per hour.
Offers made for this position are contingent upon the successful completion of all required pre-employment screens, including a criminal background check, hair sample drug screen, and verification of required professional licenses, registrations, or certifications.
-Retirement Savings Plan -22 vacation days -10 Paid Holidays -Sick Time -Tuition benefits for employee, spouse and dependent children -Free Metro Link/ Bus pass -Free Life Insurance -Health, Dental, Vision -Health Savings Accounts (HSA) -Long Term Disability Insurance -Flex Spending Plan -Other Benefits
HR website (hr.wustl.edu)
Internal Applicant Instruction:
This position is grade C07.
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
Washington University in St. Louis, a medium-sized, independent university, is dedicated to challenging its faculty and students alike to seek new knowledge and greater understanding of an ever-changing, multicultural world. The University offers more than 90 programs and almost 1,500 courses leading to bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in a broad spectrum of traditional and interdisciplinary fields, with additional opportunities for minor concentrations and individualized programs. The faculty is composed of scholars, scientists, artists and members of the learned professions. They serve society by teaching; by adding to the store of human art, creativity, understanding, and wisdom; and by providing direct services, such as health care.