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Research Associate WPIC

Description

Western Psychiatric Hospital is seeking a full time Research Associate to interview geriatric participants for a research study.

This position is grant funded.

Responsibilities:

  • Conduct 2-3 home assessments per week according to research guidelines, which include accuracy and competency in:
    • obtaining informed consent
    • collecting data
    • performing physical/neurological examination under supervision of the Research Coordinator
    • conducting neuropsychological testing
    • following research protocol for cash participant payments
  • Schedule appointments according to protocol.
  • Obtain blood samples and strictly adhere to Universal Precaution standards
  • Keep retention of participants a priority.
  • Always maintain and respect participant confidentiality. 
  • Ensure study compliance and best research practices in accordance with the protocol and University/Federal guidelines and laws.
  • Handle clinical issues that arise from the assessments in a sensitive, professional manner, and report details to appropriate personnel.
  • Complete accurate coding, scoring, and Clinical Dementia Rating for each subject preferably on the same day as visit or at least within 1-2 days of the visit.
  • Conduct follow-up phone calls according to research guidelines.
  • Participate in consensus conferences with other Research Associates.
  • Maintain accurate records/logs of work completed.
  • Communicate effectively with Research Coordinator, Administrative Assistant, and Oakland staff
  • Demonstrate ability to work as a team member.
  • Demonstrate motivation, judgment and initiative appropriately.
  • Perform in accordance with system-wide competencies/behaviors.

Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree required preferably in Psychology or related field.
  • Familiarity with computers and common software packages required.
  • Prior related work experience in a research setting preferred.
  • Working knowledge of research methodology strongly preferred.
  • Sales experience preferred.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Act 34

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