The Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health has a mission to work in partnership with Indigenous people to raise their health status and self-sufficiency to the highest possible level. This mission is accomplished through three core activities: 1) research, 2) service, and 3) training. The goals of the behavioral and mental health prevention projects are to co-design and/or implement culturally relevant interventions and evaluate the impact on improving health and sometimes educational outcomes for Native American children, families and communities.
The Iiná ’Ayoo’oo’ni’: Embrace Life Project, a Zero Suicide Initiative, aims to develop a comprehensive and sustainable suicide prevention and treatment system with evidence-based practices and culturally-informed interventions within the Chinle Service Unit (CSU), Navajo Area Indian Health Service (IHS). The primary goals of this project at CSU include: 1) establishing suicide prevention as a core component of health care services; 2) improve suicide screenings in primary care, urgent care, behavioral health, emergency services; 3) ensure behavioral health specialists are trained in assessing, treating, and creating a safety plan for those at risk for suicide; 4) train community members in recognizing and intervening when interacting with anyone at potential risk for suicide; 5) collaborate with community partners and first responders to establish a crisis response team to help coordinate postvention services, 6) establish continuity of care for at risk patients through all transitions of care; and 7) establish a clear suicide surveillance system that can be used effectively to collect accurate suicide data.
This position works together with the Center’s Southwest U.S. and Baltimore-based research teams to assist in the development, coordination and delivery of field-based public health services. The Research Program Coordinator will be fulfilling responsibilities related to the second aim of the Iiná ’Ayoo’oo’ni’: Embrace Life Project, a Zero Suicide Initiative which is to improve suicide screenings in primary care, urgent care, behavioral health, emergency services.
The Research Program Coordinator will work extensively to validate the Ask Suicide Screening Questions (ASQ) which has been adapted for the Navajo context. The Research Program Coordinator will work collaboratively with a number of key stakeholders including the Chinle Service Unit, National Institutes of Health and other clinicians and researchers. The primary goal of this position is to coordinate and conduct a validation study of the ASQ for the Navajo context.
(This description is a general statement of required duties and responsibilities performed on a regular and continuous basis. It does not exclude other duties as assigned.)
Plan for and maintain project timelines for the ASQ validation study.
Oversee quantitative and qualitative data management, maintenance, and monitoring in collaboration with tribal community partners, interviewers, and study investigators.
Support the application process for all relevant IRBs.
Conduct and manage data collection for the ASQ validation study.
Establish and maintain partnerships with local organizations and community members (including, but not limited to, hospitals, schools, government agencies and officials).
Liaise, plan and attend meetings, and carry out relevant activities with key stakeholders including IHS, Johns Hopkins, and the National Institutes of Health.
Report findings to relevant stakeholders and work with them to interpret findings in the context of future suicide prevention interventions.
Help provide annual reports to key Navajo Nation leadership and stakeholders.
Help disseminate tribally approved findings through annual reports, at national conferences and in the scientific literature.
Perform miscellaneous related duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s Degree in related discipline.
Some related experience.
Additional education may substitute for some experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.
Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
This position requires someone who is able to work independently with very little supervision.
Excellent professional judgment, discretion, and maturity.
Excellent interpersonal skills, including effective communication and emotional intelligence, and demonstrated strengths in collaboration, negotiation, conflict resolution and mediation, and problem solving and decision-making.
Strong organizational and data management skills and experience.
Efficient and detail-oriented.
Independent learner and worker.
Flexible and adaptable.
Ability to effectively multi-task.
Knowledge of the community geography, ability to locate participant homes and navigate rural roads effectively and safely.
Good oral and written communication skills, including public speaking with large and small groups.
Ability to operate a telephone, printer, fax, copier, and computer with software use experience in Microsoft Word, Excel, & Power Point.
Ability to drive a project vehicle as needed and to follow guidelines on vehicle use.
Ability to follow worksite guidelines on personal and work cell phone use.
Ability to take direction and respond positively to feedback in the workplace.
Ability to travel as needed, including overnight trips for extended periods of time.
Valid driver’s license issued by the state of residence with a good driving record.
Some flexibility is required to ensure that evening and weekend work is completed for some projects.
Must maintain background clearance as required by the employer and any collaborating agencies.
Classified title: Research Program Coordinator
Role/Level/Range: ACRO 40/E/03/CD
Starting Salary Range: $16.26-$22.35 (commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Full time
Employee Status: Non-Exempt
Schedule: Monday-Friday - 8:00am-5:00pm 40/Wk
Location: Chinle, AZ - Chinle Comprehensive Health Care Facility
Department name: 10001145 - BSPH – International Health - Center for American Indian Health
Personnel area (School): BSPH – Bloomberg School of Public Health
The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.
If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office at email@example.com. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.
The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.
During the Influenza ("the flu") season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.
The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.
Equal Opportunity Employer Note: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online until filled.
Johns Hopkins University remains committed to its founding principle, that education for all students should be grounded in exploration and discovery. Hopkins students are challenged not just to learn but also to advance learning itself. Critical thinking, problem solving, creativity, and entrepreneurship are all encouraged and nourished in this unique educational environment. After more than 130 years, Johns Hopkins remains a world leader in both teaching and research. Faculty members and their research colleagues at the university's Applied Physics Laboratory have each year since 1979 won Johns Hopkins more federal research and development funding than any other university. The university has nine academic divisions and campuses throughout the Baltimore-Washington area. The Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, the Whiting School of Engineering, the School of Education and the Carey Business School are based at the Homewood campus in northern Baltimore. The schools of Medicine, Public Health, and Nursing share a campus in east Baltimore with The Johns Hopkins Hospital. The Peabody Institute, a leading professional school of music, is located on Mount Vernon Place in downtown Bal...timore. The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies is located in Washington's Dupont Circle area.