Job Description

Payroll Title:
SURVEY WORKER
Department:
PEDIATRICS
Salary Range
Commensurate with Experience
Worksite:
Frost Street
Appointment Type:
Career
Appointment Percent:
75%
Union:
CX Contract
Total Openings:
1
Work Schedule:
Days, 6 hrs/day, Monday-Friday

As a federally-funded institution, UC San Diego Health maintains a marijuana and drug free campus. New employees are subject to drug screening.

#118449 Research and Recruitment Assistant - Hybrid/Remote

Initial Review Date: Thu 9/29/2022

For the safety and well-being of the entire university community, the University of California requires, with few exceptions, that all students, faculty and staff be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus and influenza before they will be allowed on campus or in a facility or office. For more information visit: Flu Vaccine Mandate / COVID Vaccine Policy

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 08/26/2022 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 09/07/2022. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

This position will work a hybrid schedule which includes a combination of working both onsite on Campus and remote.

DESCRIPTION

The Department of Pediatrics is one of the largest departments within The School of Medicine with approximately 164 Faculty, 72 post-doctoral fellows along with over 300 support staff (not including hospital staff). In addition, the Department of 110 clinical residents and fellows are distributed across the Divisions. The missions of research, education and patient care are intertwined, and are integral to the goals of the department. The Department has undergone significant growth in recent years with a consolidated budget of approximately $138 million including sponsored projects expenditures of approximately $65 million and clinical revenue of over $73 million. This expansion of the Department’s research and clinical portfolio is expected to continue in the next few years.

The Department’s 17 divisions include Academic General Pediatrics, Child Development& Community Health; Allergy, Immunology and Rheumatology; Cardiology; Dysmorphology/Teratology; Emergency Medicine; Endocrinology; Gastroenterology; Genetics; Genome Information Sciences; Hematology/Oncology; Hospital Medicine; Infectious Diseases; Neonatology; Nephrology; Pharmacology & Drug Discovery; Rehabilitation Medicine; and Respiratory Medicine.

In 2001, physicians and leadership of the University of California, San Diego, (UCSD), Rady Children’s, and Children’s Specialists of San Diego (CSSD) unified pediatric patient care, research, education and community service programs, creating a university-affiliated children’s health system to serve the region. Over the past two decades, an extensive list of joint programs has developed, with many physicians and researchers playing a role at both institutions. This affiliation has consolidated the clinical, teaching, research and public service programs of the UCSD School of Medicine’s Department of Pediatrics with San Diego’s only health care system dedicated to the health and well-being of children. In 2009, this partnership was furthered by the creation of the Rady Children’s Specialist of San Diego, a Medical Foundation, and is now recognized as having global leaders in research, technology, translational medicine, education and clinical experience.

The Division of Dysmorphology and Teratology is involved in four major areas: 1) providing clinical services to patients with birth defects and developmental disabilities, 2) providing public health services in counseling patients, providers and education to the public about prenatal exposures and exposures during breastfeeding and their impact on child development and health, 3) a teaching program that includes undergraduate students, graduate students in epidemiology, medical students, and post -doctoral students, pediatrics, epidemiology, health behavior, global health, pharmacy, and other specialties; and, 4) conducting clinical research.

The Center for Better Beginnings within the Division of Dysmorphology and Teratology in the Department of Pediatrics at UCSD conducts research studies to better understand the causes, prevention and treatment of birth defects and developmental disabilities. Research programs and projects within the Division involve federal, state and industry sponsored grants and contracts totaling over $40 million. These encompass national and international studies that require complex interrelated infrastructure and shared resources both within the Division and with collaborators and subcontractors outside the Division.

Under supervision of the Research Manager, the Research and Recruitment Assistant is responsible for screening and recruitment of lactating women for Mommy’s Milk, the Human Milk Biorepository (HMB) and various other lactation studies. Responsibilities include contacting, screening, and consenting potential study participants, interim interview data collection, data entry, and other record-keeping tasks. The incumbent has has the ability to obtain and respond to very sensitive and personal health information over the telephone or in-person in a professional manner, as well as read and understand lactation terminology.

The Research and Recruitment Assistant will also transport biological samples that 1) study participants self-collect or 2) are collected at a contracted lab facility by appointment (i.e. blood draws at Rady Children’s Hospital, San Diego). back to the Mommy's Milk Lab for processing by the Lab Assistant.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Demonstrated experience conducting phone or in-person interviews with research participants relating to medical or psychological studies with ability to maintain strict confidentiality.

  • Experience administering consent in a research or clinical setting.

  • Experience in a biomedical research setting.

  • Ability to obtain and respond to very sensitive and personal health information over the telephone in a professional manner.

  • Demonstrated writing and communication skills with ability to draft letters and emails, using correct spelling, grammar, punctuation, composition, text editing, and excellent proofreading skills.

  • Demonstrated experience using word processing applications, creating spreadsheets and reports, and entering data into databases and spreadsheets.

  • Demonstrated experience working independently and meeting deadlines with minimal supervision and with a high level of professionalism.

  • Experience or ability to handle and transport study biospecimens adhering to lab SOPs and OHSA standards.

  • Graduation from high school or a General Education Diploma and one year of experience, preferably in public contact work; or an equivalent combination of education and experience; and knowledges and abilities essential to the successful performance of the duties assigned to the position.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Familiarity with medical terminology, pregnancy and lactation terminology, and pharmaceutical products.

  • Demonstrated proficiency both oral and written in Spanish language.

SPECIAL CONDITIONS

  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check.

  • Scheduled work hours may vary as this project follows subjects residing throughout North America and time zone differences require availability outside normal day-time working hours.


Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

If applicable, life-support certifications (BLS, NRP, ACLS, etc.) must include hands-on practice and in-person skills assessment; online-only certification is not acceptable.

UC San Diego Health Sciences is comprised of our School of Medicine, Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, The Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Science, and our Student Health and Well-Being Department. We have long been at the forefront of translational - or "bench-to-bedside" - research, transforming patient care through discovery and innovation leading to new drugs and technologies. Translational research is carried out every day in the hundreds of clinical trials of promising new therapies offered through UC San Diego Health, and in the drive of our researchers and clinician-scientists who are committed to having a significant impact on patient care. We invite you to join our team!

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