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Position Summary: We have an exciting opportunity to join our team as a Community Health Rep.
In this role, the successful candidate This study is a 5 year research study funded by the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities. This is a part-time position, approximately 17.5 hours/week plus full NYU School of Medicine employee benefits package. The goal of the project is to test decision coaching to improve health decision-making of African-American/Black men (40-69 years) seeking care at a Family Health Center at NYU Langone in Brooklyn, NY. Decision coaching is designed to encourage Black men to be well-informed of the risks and benefits of prostate cancer screening and to promote a balanced discussion with health providers during their appointment. We are seeking applicants who can demonstrate a connection to the African-American/Black community in Brooklyn through: 1. familiarity with common difficulties involved in making healthcare decisions in the community 2. extensive knowledge of that communitys culture, challenges, and strengths
Participant Recruitment: Plan and participate in determining eligible patients using electronic medical records. Conduct participant screening interviews, guide patients through informed consent, and perform baseline/pre-appointment/post-appointment/six-month follow-up assessments. Participate in recruitment efforts by mail and phone prior to clinical appointments. Mail decision aids to patients interested in participating prior to their appointment. Prepare and transport consent and assessment materials. Manage participant screening flow, collaborate with site staff, and trouble shoot any problems in the clinic. Make strategic recommendations for future participant recruitment strategies.
Decision Coaching Intervention: Conduct culturally-tailored, in-person coaching sessions at the Family Health Center prior to clinical appointments, including reviewing a decision aid and values clarification role play exercise. Provide education about prostate cancer and PSA screening, and address participant concerns. Ensure participants are properly prepared for appointments and follow-up if participants do not show for their appointments. Conduct all study-related assessments with participants before and after the appointment. Attend the appointment (with participants permission) and record detailed field notes. Follow each assigned participant for duration of study period and ensure completion of 6-month follow-up mailed assessments. Communicate regularly with Flatbush Family Health Center Local Clinical Champion about important study updates, progress, and potential issues. Distribute surveys and assessments to providers following participant appointments. Maintain paper files, databases and audio recordings to track activities, communication, and progress of participants. Develop and maintain a database of resources for PSA screening and other health related topics specific to the local community. Communicate regularly with study investigators about decision coaching activities and participant progress.
Other: Maintain positive relationships in the community. Create and maintain meaningful, positive relationships with participants, health providers, office staff and community partners. Attend weekly project meetings with investigators and staff. Participate in regular supervision sessions with project staff and investigators. Perform other tasks as required.
-Previous experience working/volunteering with programs or organizations that tackle health or social issues -Knowledge of community resources and organizations in Brooklyn. -Ability to juggle priorities and manage time productively. -Effective oral and written communication skills. -Energetic, open-minded, and empathetic ¿people person.¿ -Flexible; ability to change gears at a moment¿s notice and ¿go with the flow.¿ -Thrives in fast-paced environment. -Highly organized, pays attention to detail and can follow strict protocols. -Creative problem-solver. -Comfortable using a computer: Word, Excel, Access, Outlook. -High school education or GED is required.
Preferred Qualifications: REQUIREMENTS: Attend all trainings and pass all competency exams. Implement decision coaching and study protocol as directed by study investigators. Document all study-related activities using database tracking systems. SUPERVISION: Report to, and receive ongoing supervision from, study staff and study investigators. QUALIFICATIONS: Previous experience working/volunteering with programs or organizations that tackle health or social issues Knowledge of community resources and organizations in Brooklyn. Ability to juggle priorities and manage time productively. Effective oral and written communication skills. Energetic, open-minded, and empathetic people person. Flexible; ability to change gears at a moment's notice and 'go with the flow'. Thrives in fast-paced environment. Highly organized, pays attention to detail and can follow strict protocols. Creative problem-solver. Comfortable using a computer: Word, Excel, Access, Outlook. High school education or GED is preferred.
Qualified candidates must be able to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization.
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