The Division of General Internal Medicine
The Division of General Internal Medicine (DGIM) has a wide range of clinical, research, and teaching responsibilities. DGIM’s mission is to provide high quality and accessible clinical care, medical teaching to physicians in training, and to conduct cutting-edge research in the aspects of health outcomes related to socioeconomic and ethnic factors. The Division has over 60 faculty and more than five independent research groups.
The position will serve as an Intervention Coordinator (Staff Research Associate) at 80% time under the Vietnamese Community Health Project in DGIM to support the research/intervention activities sponsored by two 3-year projects funded by Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) and Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program (TRDRP). The incumbent’s effort will be distributed into two research projects. 50% of the incumbent’s effort will be devoted to the PCORI project directed by a Principal Investigator (PI) under DGIM while 30% of the incumbent’s effort will be devoted to the TRDRP tobacco project directed by a PI under the Department of Psychiatry. The job duties will include, but not limited to, the following: translate and transcribe documents, scripts and audio recording between English and Vietnamese, recruit study subjects, conduct focus group, coordinate interviews, and implement intervention activities. The incumbent will be under direct supervision by the project director and will be following standard procedures to complete the intervention protocols of both research projects. The incumbent will also perform other related duties.
The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and excellence in patient care. It is the only campus in the 10-campus UC system dedicated exclusively to the health sciences.
• BA/BS in a related science and one or more years of recent, directly related work experience following degree completion, utilizing the techniques or methods required by the position; or an equivalent combination of education and experience
• Vietnamese language proficiency equivalent to college level (such as having received a Bachelor’s degree in Vietnam and in the US)
• Knowledge of the Vietnamese community dynamic and familiar with the community-based organizations in Santa Clara County
• Prior experience working in a health-related education and outreach program, such as lay health worker research
• Prior experience in working with members of Vietnamese community in different backgrounds and gender
• Prior experience in teaching health promotion topics in group setting
• Prior experience in working on projects to meet tight deadlines and last minutes requests efficiently and accurately
• Prior experience in handling a variety of tasks with a high degree of accuracy (multitasking) and ability to set priorities when confronted with competing requests
• Experience in data entry of research subjects data
• Demonstrate tenure/commitment at prior positions
• Ability to travel and conduct intervention activities with research subjects in different locations and off office hour
• Ability to operate software applications with accuracy and speed; demonstrate proficiency in using computer systems, software programs of Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, REDCap
• Experience in Community Based Participatory Research and clinical research setting is essential
• Experience in lay health worker research protocol in Vietnamese community
• Proficient oral and written skill in Vietnamese and English, preferably in health care setting, is a must for translating research documents and explaining the study to the research subjects during intervention
• Demonstrate strong interpersonal skills with an emphasis intact and diplomacy and ability to interact with patients, physicians, members of Vietnamese community at large and organization
• Ability to speak and teach lesson in Vietnamese in a large group setting
• Ability to observe and take accurate note of interactions during LHW session
• Ability to conduct focus group and take accurate notes
• Ability to take initiative and follow through independently on job assignments
• Demonstrated strong administrative and organizational skills
• Demonstrated record of excellent reliability in attendance and punctuality
• Ability to pay attention to detail
• Demonstrated ability to handle confidential information with tact and discretion; ability to exercise good judgment, identify problems, and seek appropriate resolutions or reach out to appropriate person for help
• Ability to perform data entry with high accuracy
• Ability to travel to meet subjects’ schedule
• Knowledge of and ability to operate tablet, printer, and web-based data application
• Ability to coordinate incentive payment to research subjects (serve as petty cash handler)
Physical Demands: requires sitting, standing, walking, squatting, bending, waist twisting, kneeling, crawling, climbing stairs, reaching up to shoulder height, lifting up to 20 lbs., carrying/pushing/pulling up to 60 lbs., fine finger manipulation, gross manipulation, simple grasp, repetitive hand/arm use; exposure to loud noise, dust, fumes or gases, chemicals or toxic substances, latex; ability to differentiate color.
Note: Fingerprinting and background check required.
• At least three years of community health research experience, community based participatory research and lay health worker research setting in Vietnamese population strongly preferred
University of California San Francisco - 16 months ago