Field Researcher – MMP

UCSF CAMPUS

Job Summary
This Field Researcher position will focus on acquiring information from HIV-infected adults participating in the Medical Monitoring Project (MMP). MMP is a supplemental HIV surveillance activity funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) with the goal of assessing the demographics, service utilization patterns, current health status, and recent risk behaviors of HIV-positive persons currently accessing health care. MMP Field Researchers will work with a list of randomly sampled HIV positive individuals who are both in care and out of care to identify and locate eligible participants. For sampled eligible persons who agree to participate, the Field Researcher will conduct an interview from a standardized questionnaire, either in person or over the telephone. The Field Researcher will be proficient in spoken and written English and Spanish.

The Researcher will work with medical facility staff to locate and secure access to relevant medical records and perform medical record abstractions (MRA) from lengthy, complicated charts for all sampled eligible patients throughout the California Project Area. Occasional travel in California may be part of the position, as will the ability to effectively work with a variety of people, including healthcare administrators, clinicians, HIV-infected individuals and medical records personnel. The Field Researcher must conduct all operations in accordance with CDC guidelines and California law pertaining to information security and patient confidentiality, and assist with program implementation, coordination, data monitoring. quality improvement, and quality control as needed.The Alliance Health Project (AHP) is a community-based LGBTQ+ and HIV-focused clinic located at 1930 Market Street in San Francisco. We provide psychotherapy, substance use counseling, case management, support groups, psychiatry, sexual health services, clinical traineeship, and provider education and training. Our multi-disciplinary staff are a client-centered, collaborative, Harm Reduction-oriented team. We have continued to grow as a community-based clinic by anticipating and addressing the changing needs of our LGBTQ+ and HIV community members for more than 35 years. Our process of continuous improvement of service to our community includes a strong focus on cultural humility and anti-racist service provision.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.
  • Two (2) years of experience in one or more of the following: interviewing, surveillance, qualitative research, canvassing, or counseling.
  • Ability to conduct interviews in Spanish.
  • Valid California driver’s license.
  • Thorough knowledge of data collection, project monitoring and data quality control activities, research studies, data collection procedures and protocols.
  • Knowledge associated with recruitment procedures.
  • Skills to communicate complex information in a clear and concise manner both verbally and in writing.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in a field related to public health (such as an MPH).
  • Previous experience working with medical providers who serve people living with HIV and AIDS.
  • 2 years of medical record chart abstraction experience.

License/Certification

  • Valid California driver’s license

About UCSF
The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and excellence in patient care. It is the only campus in the 10-campus UC system dedicated exclusively to the health sciences. We bring together the world’s leading experts in nearly every area of health. We are home to five Nobel laureates who have advanced the understanding of cancer, neurodegenerative diseases, aging and stem cells.

Pride Values
UCSF is a diverse community made of people with many skills and talents. We seek candidates whose work experience or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to professionalism, respect, integrity, diversity and excellence – also known as our PRIDE values.

In addition to our PRIDE values, UCSF is committed to equity – both in how we deliver care as well as our workforce. We are committed to building a broadly diverse community, nurturing a culture that is welcoming and supportive, and engaging diverse ideas for the provision of culturally competent education, discovery, and patient care. Additional information about UCSF is available at diversity.ucsf.edu

Join us to find a rewarding career contributing to improving healthcare worldwide.

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