UT Health Community Health Worker - Brownsville, Texas in Brownsville, Texas

Community Health Worker - Brownsville, Texas

Brownsville, Texas

Clinical Professionals

UTHealth School of Public Health

Requisition #: 180001EP

Thank you for your interest in UTHealth Brownsville!

This is a Future Opportunities requisition for upcoming projects at the UTHealth Brownsville location.

Position Summary:

Interviews research subjects, primarily in the field, collects data and records data for various health studies.

Brownsville, TX

Public Health

Non-Exempt

Casual/ PRN 15hrs. weekly

Position Key Accountabilities:

  1. Interviews and established rapport with study participants in order to encourage complete accurate responses and continuing participation in the study. Works in the field, either going to homes or places of business or at specific study areas.

  2. Contacts study participants to schedule interviews in the research study.

  3. Decides methods for tracking participants and conducting interviews, and determines if callbacks are necessary to get further information while coding.

  4. Researches newspaper files, hospital records, funeral homes, and all other available resources to obtain names, addresses, phone numbers and other information about study participants.

  5. Conducts intervention with research subjects and refers to appropriate physician or healthcare practitioner as outlines in the study policies, procedures, and protocols.

  6. Schedules tests and physicals as outlines in the study policies, procedures, and protocols.

  7. Codes and edits information for research projects for entry into database.

  8. Handles administrative details such as time and effort reports, and mileage reports.

  9. Other duties as assigned.

Certification/Skills:

Bilingual – Spanish/English

Good communication skills, both written and verbal

Minimum Education:

High school degree or equivalent.

Minimum Experience:

No experience required.

Physical Requirements:

Exerts up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds frequently and/or a negligible amount constantly to move objects.

Security Sensitive:

This job class may contain positions that are security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code § 51.215

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)

Established in 1972 by The University of Texas System Board of Regents, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) is Houston’s Health University and Texas’ resource for health care education, innovation, scientific discovery and excellence in patient care. The most comprehensive academic health center in the UT System and the U.S. Gulf Coast region, UTHealth is home to schools of biomedical informatics, biomedical sciences, dentistry, nursing and public health and the John P. and Kathrine G. McGovern Medical School. UTHealth includes The University of Texas Harris County Psychiatric Center, as well as the growing clinical practices UT Physicians, UT Dentists and UT Health Services. The university’s primary teaching hospitals are Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital and Harris Health Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital.

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