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UT Health Community Health Liaison - RADx-UP Project - Full Time in Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

Community Health Liaison - RADx-UP Project - Full Time

Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

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UTHealth School of Public Health

Requisition #: 210000B6

Department: School of Public Health

Location: Texas Medical Center- Houston, TX

Position Type: Full Time/ Non-Exempt

Position Summary:

Work in coordination with the Community Engagement team of RADx-UP, a Harris County SARS-CoV-2 Prevalence project, to recruit and enroll participants in targeted communities for SARS-CoV-2 testing, as well as promote testing and prevention practices.

Position Key Accountabilities:

  • Establishes rapport with individuals in targeted communities that are being asked to participate in the project. Motivate individuals to get all members of their family tested and promote testing to others in their community.

  • Responsible for collecting data and reporting back to the community engagement team.

  • Contact participants to schedule home visits.

  • Help participants utilize testing resources in their area

  • Assist participants in accessing programs that support testing and quarantine behaviors, as needed.

  • Coach community members in effective prevention practices to reduce risk of infection and spread of infection

  • Document recruitment and education activities.

  • Continuously expand knowledge and understanding of SARS-CoV-2, COVID-19, community needs, resources, services and programs available

  • Maintain confidentiality per HIPAA guidelines in regards to patient information.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Certification/Skills:

Bilingual – Spanish/English preferred

Good communication skills, both written and verbal

Possess the ability to use databases, dashboards and other applications for participant data capture details

Must be able to travel to various locations alone on and off campus

Minimum Education:

High school degree or equivalent.

Previous experience working with the public preferred.

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

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