Research Associate/Surveillance Investigator
Houston Department of Health and Human Services - Houston, TX

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This position is a grant funded limited term position.

Recruits research subjects to participate in a CDC research study to determine the validity of self-reported HIV testing behavior in community health clinics, mobile clinics, and other health-care settings.

Works directly with health care providers in the community to promote participation, and coordinates any training and/or other functions necessary to improve recruitment. Utilizes QDS software to conduct in-person interviews and ensures data quality and completeness

Conduct medical record abstractions

Minimum Qualifications: Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelor’s degree in health education, human services, or a directly related field; plus one year of experience in communicable disease education, investigation or other types of health-related work involving considerable public contact.

Special Requirements: The appointee will be required to complete a criminal background check and a driving record check to the satisfaction of the employer. The appointee must possess a valid driver’s license and will be required to travel to various locations within Houston/Harris County.

Preferred Qualifications: MPH preferred. Experience performing outreach work in the area of HIV and promoting participation in a research study. Experience in recruiting patient and providing instruction to health care providers and front office staff. Bilingual, and excellent oral and written communication skills preferred.

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