A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.
Hypertension is the most important modifiable risk factor for cardiovascular disease, the leading cause of mortality in the United States. African Americans have the highest prevalence of hypertension of any race/ethnic group in the United States, which largely contributes to their increased burden of stroke compared to non-Hispanic whites. The Emergency Department represents a traditionally missed opportunity to identify and treat hypertension, within both health care systems and difficult-to-reach populations.
REACH OUT is a multicomponent text messaging intervention to reduce blood pressure among hypertensive patients evaluated in an Emergency Department in Flint, Michigan.
The University of Michigan Stroke Program has several programs with the goal of addressing health disparities in stroke prevention, treatment and outcomes. We are starting recruitment for our community intervention in the Emergency Department of Hurley Medical Center. The primary focus of this position will be research subject recruitment and follow- up outcome visits.
High school diploma or GED required
Be able to work both independently, and in teams
Be able to work without direct supervision
Strong attention to detail
Good interpersonal and communication skills
Comfortable taking blood pressure with an automated cuff
BA/BS degree in, public health, psychology, nursing or other clinical research-related area or equivalent education and experience required
Research or medical experience
Familiarity with Flint
Additional information: Your work schedule in this position is a bit flexible. We would prefer full-time, but for the right candidate we will consider part-time. The typical day will be a 7-8 hour shift, between 8am to 11pm.
Michigan Medicine conducts background screening and pre-employment drug testing on job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent job offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background screenings. Background screenings are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act.
Michigan Medicine improves the health of patients, populations and communities through excellence in education, patient care, community service, research and technology development, and through leadership activities in Michigan, nationally and internationally. Our mission is guided by our Strategic Principles and has three critical components; patient care, education and research that together enhance our contribution to society.
Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
Internal Number: 155786
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