Lay Health Promoter/Outreach Worker
UT Health Science Center at Houston - Houston, TX

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"Where Creating the Best Hope for a Healthier Future Begins"

Provides outreach and/or lay health education to members of the project target community.

Additional Summary Specific to Job
An exciting opportunity is available for you to work on one of two research studies being conducted in the Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research.

Research study #1 is a breast and cervical cancer prevention program aimed to increase breast and cervical cancer screening among low-income Hispanic women ages 21 and over in Houston who are non-compliant with recommended Pap smear and mammography screening. It involves traveling either to homes or places of business or to specific study areas across Houston to recruit participants and conduct education sessions.

Primary responsibilities for study #1 include:

- Recruits participants, delivers education sessions, and navigate participants to appropriate community health resources as outlined in the study policies, procedures, and protocols.
- Contacts study participants in the research study to schedule interviews.
- Keeps accurate records of completed interventions (including coding and editing information for entry into database) and promptly turns in eligibility forms, encounter logs and mileage records into the office.

Research study #2 involves traveling to different Houston area clinics to screen and recruit Hispanic parents with daughters ages 11 - 17. This is an HPV study in an educational intervention looking to increase HPV vaccination among Hispanic adolescents in Houston.

Primary responsibilities for study #2 include:

- Delivers educational sessions to study participants following established protocols and procedures. Discuss participants' questions or concerns.
- Contacts study participants to follow-up on questions and inquire about vaccination appointment.
- Assist data collectors in screening patients in the clinic's waiting rooms for eligibility and if eligible encourages them to participate in the study.
- Keeps accurate records of completed interventions and promptly turns in eligibility forms, encounter logs and mileage records into the office.

Organizational Requirements
High school diploma or equivalent is preferred; but not required.
Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred; but not required.

Departmental Requirements/Preferences
Some community work or experience discussing health topics with community individuals is highly desirable. Bilingual (English/Spanish) required for this position because of the population being interviewed. Reliable transportation to the study sites required.

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