Job Vacancy: LINK LA Study Coordinator

UCLA Study Coordinator

POSITION DESCRIPTION

Are you a strong team player who has a natural ability to motivate and lead others? Do you enjoy working in challenging and stimulating environments? If so, your next career step may take you to UCLA’s Department
of Medicine as Study Coordinator of “LINK LA,” a federally funded NIH exciting research project that links former jails inmates to HIV care.

The Link LA Study Coordinator will manage a group of outreach workers called “health navigators” to implement a highly innovative public health intervention and coordinate study activities within the Los Angeles County Men’s Central Jail.  He/she will maintain
strong working relationships with key leaders within the LA Sheriff’s Department, community agencies and non-profits throughout Los Angeles County, and UCLA research staff.

JOB DUTIES

·       Provide daily supervision of up to 3 health navigators/outreach staff. Supervision duties require serving as a daily point of contact to provide staff with assistance with the following: time management;
prioritization of clients; ensuring timely implementation of intervention activities; referrals to housing and drug treatment programs; and triaging participants’  acute crisis situations (i.e. securing admission to rehab and other facilities).
·       Identify, contact, enroll and administer informed consent and baseline assessment to study participants while in custody or in the community.
·       Update and perform general maintenance of complex project management database to track participants. Upload and maintain project management system so as to include all relevant participant data (e.g. baseline assessments, laboratory values, release
date, location, and incentives). Review accuracy of intervention staff’s updates to the system and report any software issues to the project director.

·       Serve as liaison to LA Sheriff’s Department staff to ensure coordinated releases of study participants.

·       Communication and coordination of partnerships with HIV substance abuse and housing community service providers and the LA Sheriff’s Department (LASD).
·       Communicate and coordinate efforts with the Public Defenders Office, Court officials, clinicians, parole officers, as needed.
·       Lead monthly client coordination meetings with relevant staff to ensure coordination of services for study participants upon release from jail.
·       Provide regular updates to Project Director
·       Other duties as assigned

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Specifically, this position requires:
–        Master’s degree in public health, public policy, social work or other relevant field
–        At least 3 years of coordinating research studies or programs, including supervision of outreach staff
–        Strong organizational and communication skills

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS

–        Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with other staff members, institutional collaborators, research sites and faculty.
–        Experience preparing presentations and convening and coordinating meetings.
–        Experience or comfort working with vulnerable populations,  such as HIV positive individuals, gay or transgender individuals, and incarcerated persons,

For more information or to submit your resume, please email Danielle Seiden at
dseiden@mednet.ucla.edu