Mission driven environment focusing on health care for veterans and their families
Clinical Research Assistant (Former Employee) – Bethesda, MD – March 7, 2014
I spent a considerable portion of my time working at a computer, calling veterans and conducting medical and psychological screening interviews. Occasionally I would also travel to events and make presentations to service members and their families, in order to recruit potential study participants. I learned how to discuss sensitive subject matters with veterans and service members from various backgrounds and military experiences. I also improved my skills utilizing Microsoft Office and statistical modeling programs. Despite being in constant flux regarding the HJF employment contract, the DVBIC research study itself was well managed and strictly adhered to federal regulations and IRB protocols. The team that I worked with was smart and sociable, and we developed a strong sense of camaraderie while still focusing on the mission. The hardest part of this job was not being able to innovate and implement creative solutions to problems, since a specific kind of business/operational model was preferred. The most enjoyable part of this job was being able to connect with service members and veterans, and help them with their health care issues/needs.