The Strategies for Preventing Underage Drinking and Other Substances aims to implement and evaluate complementary interventions designed to address underage alcohol, marijuana, tobacco and other drug use and abuse among Native American youth.
Assist Principal Investigators or other senior staff in day-to-day coordination of research projects. The tasks may involve data collection, management, analysis, and synthesis. Duties will include, but not be limited to, assisting with the completion of daily research activities, recruiting and enrolling participants, completing informed consent, administering surveys, conducting interviews, entering and checking data in excel, maintaining data logs, attending community events, and attending team meetings as scheduled.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other relevant duties may be assigned.
- Complete preliminary training on research study protocol and human research protection.
- Follow protocols related to confidentiality.
- Explain study and consent forms, and consent participants.
- Conduct semi-structured interviews with study participants.
- Record and check data in excel and word.
- Attend local community events to increase community awareness of study.
- Communicate weekly with Program Manager regarding activities and progress.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Have a Bachelor’s degree or current enrollment in a college program or research experience is preferred. This position requires a well-organized person of mature judgment possessing good communication skills and knowledge of the formal and informal providers in the community. Skills required include:
- Communication skills
- Knowledge of the local community
- Basic word processing and Excel (or other spreadsheet program) familiarity
- Ability to prepare and maintain records with thoroughness and accuracy
- Ability to understand and maintain confidentiality
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with patients/ participants, staff, and the public
- Responds promptly and with caring actions to patients and employees. Acknowledge psychosocial, spiritual and cultural beliefs and honor these beliefs.
- Maintain professional working relationships with all levels of staff, clients and the public.
- Be part of a team and cooperate in accomplishing department/organizational goals and objectives.
- Displays knowledge of normal signs of human development and ability to assess and provide age appropriate care
- Contribute to the success of the organization by participating in quality improvement activities.
- Maintain current knowledge of policies and procedures as they relate to safe work practices.
- Follow all safety procedures and report unsafe conditions.
- Use appropriate body mechanics to ensure an injury free environment.
- Be familiar with location if nearest fire extinguisher and emergency exits.
- Follow all infection control procedures including blood-borne pathogen protocols.
- Maintain privacy of all patient, employee and volunteer information and access such information only on a need to know basis for business purposes.
- Comply with all regulations regarding corporate integrity and security obligations.
- Report unethical; fraudulent or unlawful behavior or activity.
- Specify privileges and responsibilities of employment, including compliance with an adverse incident reporting system.
- Maintains client case files in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations and IHC policies.
Indian Preference shall be given in accordance with IHC’s Policies and Procedures Section 3, Part 3-1, Paragraph 5