HEALTH SUPPORT TECH
University of Florida UFL - Alachua, FL

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Requisition number:
0902395

POSITION INFORMATION

Requisition Title
HEALTH SUPPORT TECH

Working Title
HealthStreet Ambassador

Position number:
00027687

Advertised Salary:
Salary expected at $14.00/hour

FLSA Status:
Non-Exempt

Job Type
Part-Time

Job Category
TEAMS

Work Location
Alachua

If other work location

DEPARTMENT INFORMATION

Department:
36020000-PHHP-COM EPIDEMIOLOGY

College/Unit
36020000-PHHP-COM EPIDEMIOLOGY

POSTING TEXT

Job Description:
The University of Florida (UF) Department of Epidemiology seeks a personable, diligent individual to function as Ambassador for a community-based study. The Ambassador will provide one-on-one assistance to community members enrolled in an enhanced study protocol, transporting and accompanying them to study visits and providing them with the tools and resources necessary to complete their participation successfully. The Ambassador will also provide outreach, education, and advocacy to community residents and connect them with needed medical and social services and research opportunities at the University of Florida based on their individual needs and wants.

Responsibilities include:
Provides a small caseload of participants in the Navigation study with tailored support to enable their completion of a research study of their choice, including providing transportation and accompanying them to study visits.

Refers participants to available medical and social services and opportunities offered at HealthStreet location.

Engages community residents in HealthStreet by conducting health intakes, and linking them to other studies throughout the University.

Provides follow-up with participants, including updating their locating information.

Serves as an advocate for participants and the community towards improving the public health.

Drives and maintains the HealthStreet vehicle.

Prepares information packets for patients enrolled in study.

Attend weekly team meetings to review progress.

Other duties as assigned

Minimum Requirements:
A high school diploma and one year of appropriate experience. Appropriate college coursework or vocational/technical training may substitute at an equivalent rate for the required experience.

Preferred Qualifications:
Applicants should live in and be familiar with the greater Gainesville region. Should be punctual, outgoing, communicate effectively (verbally and in writing), be committed to participant protection and privacy, and have high personal integrity.

Health Assessment Required:
No

Special instructions to applicants:
Expected to work additional hours which will include one Saturday per month, and may include extended weekday/weekend or evening hours as required for special events.

Posting Date:
01/31/2013

Closing Date:
02/07/2013

Open Until Filled:

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