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Research Assistant II - HPV Vaccination Program - All for Them

UTHealth
Houston, TX 77002
  • Job Code
    220001Q8
What we do here changes the world! UTHealth Houston is Texas' resource for healthcare education, innovation, scientific discovery, and excellence in patient care. That's where you come in.

We are hiring immediately for a Full Time Research Assistant to join the UTHealth School of Public Health- Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research in Houston, TX. All for Them is a multicomponent program which aims to increase HPV vaccination among ethnic-minority youth in multiple medically underserved areas (MUAs) across Texas. The Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research has received funding to expand All for Them to middle schools in Aldine ISD (Houston, TX). Project activities include adaptation and delivery of a social marketing campaign aimed at English and Spanish speaking parents, delivery of school-based vaccination clinics at participating AISD middle schools, and school nurse education to improve communication with parents about HPV vaccination.

Once you join us you won't want to leave. It's because we reward our team for the excellent service they provide. Our total rewards package includes the benefits you'd expect from a top healthcare organization (benefits, insurance, etc.), plus:

  • 100% paid medical premiums for our full-time employees
  • Generous time off (holidays, preventative leave day, both vacation and sick time - all of which equates to around 37-38 days per year)
  • The longer you stay, the more vacation you'll accrue!
  • Longevity Pay (Monthly payments after two years of service)
  • Build your future with our awesome retirement/pension plan!

We take care of our employees! As a world-renowned institution, our employees' wellbeing is important to us. We offer work/life services such as...

  • Free financial and legal counseling
  • Free mental health counseling services
  • Gym membership discounts and access to wellness programs
  • Other employee discounts including entertainment, car rentals, cell phones, etc.
  • Resources for child and elder care
  • Plus many more

Position Summary:

All for Them is a multilevel, multicomponent program which aims to increase HPV vaccination among ethnic-minority youth in multiple medically underserved areas (MUAs) across Texas. The Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research has received funding to expand All for Them to middle schools in Aldine ISD (Houston, TX). Project activities include adaptation and delivery of a social marketing campaign aimed at English and Spanish speaking parents, delivery of school-based vaccination clinics at participating AISD middle schools, and school nurse education to improve communication with parents about HPV vaccination.

Under general direction of senior research staff, the Research Assistant II will conduct activities to support the research project. This position is located in Houston, TX.

Position Key Accountabilities:

  • Assist project coordinator with day-to-day activities, as needed.
  • Prepare vaccine consent packet materials for comprehensive adolescent vaccination clinics held in participating AISD public middle schools.
  • Participate in implementation of all mobile vaccination clinic activities, including clinic activities. Weekly travel within greater Houston area is required (must have reliable transportation).
  • Assist with vaccination data collection and entry for implementation and evaluation activities.
  • Assist with implementation of parent education events. Occasional evening or weekend work may be required for parent education/community events.
  • Maintain project and office supplies and keep up with re-stocking needs.
  • Participates in weekly team meetings.
  • Complies with all governmental and University policies, rules, regulations, and codes.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Certification/Skills:

  • General knowledge and some detailed concepts of research field assigned.

Preferred:
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) skills strongly preferred. Knowledge of concepts of public health research preferred. Working knowledge of MS Office. Certification for Protection of Human Research Subjects must be completed within 5 days of employment.

Minimum Education:

  • Bachelor's degree or relevant experience in lieu of education.

Minimum Experience:

  • One year of related experience in a research or clinical lab environment.
  • May substitute required experience with equivalent years of education beyond the minimum education requirement.

Physical Requirements:Exerts up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or 10 pounds frequently and/or up to 10 pounds constantly to move objects. This position may include work involving potentially hazardous chemical, biological or radioactive agents.Security Sensitive:This job class may contain positions that are security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code 51.215





Posted: 2022-06-17 Expires: 2022-07-16
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