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Research Assistant III - 15104 Seniors Project Research Study

Description

Purpose:
The 15104 Seniors Project research study is a health and aging study located in Braddock, PA with participants ages 65 and over from the 15104-zip code. We complete outreach, recruitment, and interviews of participants 65 years and older. Interviews take place in the Braddock office or at participant homes in the 15104-zip code.  The Research Assistant III will perform research related functions in support of a grant funded research project.

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
  • Conduct physical exams of participants.  
  • Keep retention of participants a priority.
  • Maintain and respect participant confidentiality at all times. 
  • 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.
  • Participate in community events.
  • Recruitment of new participants for the study.

Qualifications

  • High school diploma or GED required. Some college preferred.
  • Allied Healthcare Diploma preferred (LPN, medical assistant, nursing assistant, etc.)
  • Familiarity with computers and common software packages required.
  • Knowledge of research methodology strongly preferred.
  • Prior research experience preferred.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Act 34 with renewal

UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

Individuals hired into this role must comply with UPMC’s COVID vaccination requirements upon beginning employment with UPMC. Refer to the COVID-19 Vaccination Information section at the top of this page to learn more.

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