Data Collector - HIV Prevention Project

East Houston, TX

Data Collector - HIV Prevention Project

Location: East Houston, Texas

Category: Healthcare Support Services

UTHealth Houston School of Public Health

Requisition #: 240001D5

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 looking for Part-Time/ Casual Data Collectors to join the National HIV Behavioral Surveillance (NHBS) Project as part of the UTHealth School of Public Health in Houston, TX. This hourly position will require availability during the day and on weekends. The Interviewer will be primarily responsible for conducting structured interviews with participants who inject drugs as part of our ongoing research projects. This role requires a compassionate approach and an ability to navigate sensitive topics with discretion and professionalism.

The National HIV Behavioral Surveillance (NHBS) project collects data to monitor HIV behavioral risk factors among persons at high risk for HIV infection. The project is conducted in over 20 U.S. cities with the highest prevalence of HIV. NHBS data collectors are trained to use a standardized anonymous questionnaire to collect information on HIV-related risk behaviors, HIV testing, and the use of HIV prevention services. All participants are offered a free HIV test regardless of their HIV status.

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 Key Accountabilities:

  • Assist in determining participant eligibility for project activities

  • Review consent information regarding the study

  • Conduct face-to-face interviews with study participants using standardized tools and protocols.

  • Build rapport with participants to facilitate open and honest communication.

  • Ensure confidentiality and anonymity of all research participants.

  • Accurately record responses and manage data collection tools, such as surveys and questionnaires.

  • Adhere to ethical guidelines and practices in all interactions with participants.

  • Participate in training sessions and team meetings to stay updated on project objectives and methods.

  • Report any issues or concerns that arise during interviews to the research coordinator or supervisor.

Certification/Skills:

  • Trained by project manager or principal on techniques to interview, complete questionnaires, and operate equipment. May need to be bilingual.

Preferred:

Due to the nature of the research population and the settings, the interviewer must be comfortable working in diverse and potentially challenging environments.

  • Spanish-speaking preferred

  • Must be able to travel to data collection sites alone.

Minimum Education:

  • High School diploma

Minimum Experience:

  • Two years related experience with emphasis on public contact. May substitute required experience with equivalent years of education beyond the minimum education requirement.

Physical Requirements:

Exerts up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 20 pounds frequently and/or up to 10 pounds 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

Residency Requirement:

Employees must permanently reside and work in the State of Texas.

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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 Houston 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 Houston 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.

UTHealth Benefits

UTHealth Houston offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. For more information on our benefits programs please refer to the UTHealth Houston Office of Benefits Website.

https://www.uth.edu/benefits/

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

UTHealth Houston is committed to providing equal opportunity in all employment-related activities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law or university policy. Reasonable accommodation, based on disability or religious observances, will be considered in accordance with applicable law and UTHealth Houston policy. The University maintains affirmative action programs with respect to women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and eligible veterans in accordance with applicable law.

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In addition, all UTHealthHouston​​​​​​​employees who are assigned to work at a location that is subject to the affiliated partner’s hospital, clinical offices, or agency are required to abide by UTHealth’sHoustonrules and regulations, as well as the affiliate’s rules and regulations, including COVID-19 vaccination and safety requirements.

Work location is based on the needs of the department and may be adjusted.