UT Health Research Coordinator I - Diabetes and Heart Disease Prevention - Houston, TX in Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas
Research Coordinator I - Diabetes and Heart Disease Prevention - Houston, TX
Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas
UTHealth School of Public Health
Requisition #: 210000CG
Department: School of Public Health
Location: Texas Medical Center, Houston, TX
Position Type: Full Time/ Non-Exempt
The Research Coordinator I will assist on a 5-year Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Diabetes and Heart Disease Prevention and Management grant. The grant aims to improve the healthcare system’s ability to identify patients at risk for developing diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Under the supervision of the Principal Investigator, Co-Investigator, and program manager, the Research Coordinator I will assist with the day-to-day administrative project management and may provide scientific direction for research projects of considerable scope and complexity. The Research Coordinator I will also use practice facilitation skills to collaborate with healthcare systems to improve primary health care processes and outcomes, as related to diabetes and heart disease.
Position Key Accountabilities:
Assists with the day to day project management coordination for research projects to include personnel, facilities, supplies in support of research project desired outcomes, budgets, and timeliness.
Secure and maintain partnerships with FQHCs, CBOs, and sub-contractors. Drafts MOUs and contracts with organizations.
Ensure data collection from FQHCs are completed in a timely manner, compile results and provide data to the funder.
Collaborate with internal departments and sub-contractors to ensure project milestones are met.
Uses practice facilitation skills, i.e., organizational development, project management, quality improvement, and practice improvement approaches and methods to build the internal capacity of a clinic to help met project outcomes.
Assists in the preparation of progress reports and grant proposals to both private foundations and governmental agencies; works closely with the Office of Sponsored Projects on the submission of grants.
Assists with the preparation of budgets, initiates re-budgeting requests based on needs of research staff, and authorizes expenditures for multiple projects. Attends research planning meetings to assist in the preparation of budget drafts for departmental leadership approval.
Prepares annual progress reports and applications for various committees and ensures that all staff has received the proper training/attended the appropriate training courses.
Maintains confidential records of collected data, ensures accuracy and integrity of data. Data may include patient data and departmental programmatic data.
Prepares draft reports and communications for the departmental program/division leadership.
Interacts with representatives from state, federal, and private agencies regarding proposals and funded projects.
Provides work administrative direction and guidance to administrative staff personnel within department.
May review contracts and develop training.
Other duties as assigned
Excellent communication skills both written and verbal.
Working knowledge of MS Office.
Bachelor’s degree or four years of experience in lieu of degree.
Exerts up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds frequently and/or a negligible amount constantly to move objects.
This position may include work involving potentially hazardous chemical, biological or radioactive agents.
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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