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Research Specialist Bi-Lingual


Posted: 9/23/2019
Job Reference #: 547
Keywords: research, lab

Job Description


Clinical Investigations

Job Code:

Pay range:
21.00-26.25 per hour

Employment duration:
Full time

# of openings:

About Whitman-Walker Health

At Whitman-Walker, our commitment to “Community, Caring and Quality” really shines through! Our mission is to be the highest quality, culturally competent community health center serving greater Washington’s diverse urban community, including individuals who face barriers to accessing care, and with a special expertise in LGBT and HIV care. We offer a full line of healthcare services including: (1) comprehensive outpatient offerings for medical and dental healthcare; (2) an on-site Pharmacy; (3) legal support in the areas of access to health care, public benefits and private insurance, discrimination and workplace rights, immigration, transgender rights and others; (4) behavioral healthcare provided through individual and group therapy; and (5) confidential and anonymous HIV testing and counseling services.

Job Summary

Participates in the administration and implementation of research programs at the health center, working directly with study participants and ensuring that study protocols are followed accurately. Compiles necessary records and performs data entry and other administrative tasks for the trials.

Primary Essential Duties

Assists with recruiting and enrollment of new clients into the various trial programs at Whitman-Walker, conducting basic interviews and facilitating completion of pre-study questionnaires.
Creates and implements retention programs to proactively reduce subject dropout rates.
Assists research nursing team by coordinating all patient research visits, maintaining contact with study population over the duration of the study period.
Assists in ensuring that all protocols are strictly followed, compiling lab results and reviewing interview forms and questionnaires for completeness.
Provides program information and educational material to prospective or current clients to facilitate client's understanding of protocols and treatments.
Coordinates referrals for case management, primary care and specialty care as necessary.

Budget Responsibilities


Management Responsibilities


Knowledge, Skills, and Talents Required

Knowledge of contemporary HIV/AIDS or public health, especially with regard to clinical trials and cohortstudies

Knowledge of general protocols for clinical research, specifically as relates to ethical standards forthe conduct of human subjectsresearch

Highly developed oral and written communication skills, including the ability to function efficientlyas part of a multidisciplinary team in facilitating the clinical trialprograms.

Ability to conduct sensitive, empathetic interviews that respect the dignity and diversity ofclients.

Ability to prepare accurate, concise and comprehensivereports.

Ability to maintain client records and information in an accurate, timely and confidentialmanner.

Excellent organizational skills, including proficiency in use of computer word processing and data entry programs and the ability to handle multiple taskssimultaneously.

Education and Experience Required

Must have Bachelor’s Degree in science or health related field (biology, research, etc.) or at least four years of direct medical care and/or clinical researchexperience.

At least one year of research or health care experiencerequired.

Experience working with an ethnically, culturally and racially diverse work staff preferred; ability to work harmoniously with diverse groups of individualsrequired.

Working Conditions:

Working conditions for this position are normal for an office environment. Individual may be required to work evenings and / or weekends and organization events.

Physical Demands:

Lifting: No more than 20 lbs. andinfrequently.

Movement: Standing and sitting for longperiods.

Visual: Long periods oncomputer.

Concentration: Extended periods of engagement with computer systems where concentration is key to accuracy in data entry. Intermittent periods of engagement with a telephone system to respond to inquiries where concentration is key to taskperformance.

Communication: Direct and indirect communication. Written and verbalcompetency.

The above job description is designed to indicate a general sense of the duties and expectations of this position. It is not to be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties and responsibilities required. As the nature of our business demands change, so too, may the duties and responsibilities of this position. You may be required to perform other duties as requested, directed, or assigned.

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Whitman-Walker is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not discriminate against applicants, its employees or former employees on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, veteran status and gender identity. For accommodation in the application process, please contact Human Resources