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The Kellogg Eye Center seeks to improve lives through curing,
preventing and treating eye disease. To perform basic tests and
procedures under the close supervision of medical and allied health
staff. Mastery of all basic tests and procedures.
Why Join Michigan Medicine?
Michigan Medicine is one of the largest health care complexes in
the world and has been the site of many groundbreaking medical and
technological advancements since the opening of the U-M Medical
School in 1850. Michigan Medicine is comprised of over 30,000
employees and our vision is to attract, inspire, and develop
outstanding people in medicine, sciences, and healthcare to become
one of the world's most distinguished academic health systems. In
some way, great or small, every person here helps to advance this
world-class institution. Work at Michigan Medicine and become a
victor for the greater good.
What Benefits can you Look Forward to?
- Excellent medical, dental and vision coverage effective on your
very first day
- Retirement Savings Opportunities
We are seeking a candidate who can act both as a glaucoma
counselor and research coordinator for the eHealth laboratory at
the Kellogg Eye Center. This position will involve working with our
collaborators at Henry Ford hospital. As the glaucoma counselor for
the study, you will implement a tailored educational and counseling
intervention to help motivate patients to improve their adherence
to their glaucoma medications. As research coordinator, you will be
responsible for implementing the study protocol, collecting data
and maintaining adherence to regulatory guidelines and providing
guidance for the Henry Ford site on these matters as well as
completing them at the University of Michigan site.
This job is currently a grant funded 4-year position. However,
there is the opportunity to grow with the research team and
participate on other grant funded projects in the future. If there
is interest and skill, there are opportunities to collaborate on
publications and grant writing and project management.
The counseling intervention in this federally funded study uses
motivational interviewing to engage participants and facilitate
behavior change. As the glaucoma counselor, you will use
semi-scripted motivational interviewing during the three in-person
educational and counseling sessions with patients, as well as
during the four scheduled phone calls with each participant. You
will record the counseling sessions and review them with the
motivational interviewing trainer weekly to ensure fidelity to the
motivational interviewing counseling style and adherence to study
protocol. You will receive ongoing training in motivational
interviewing to maintain good skills. To become an effective
counselor, you will need excellent listening and reflecting skills
as well as strong interpersonal communication skills. The counselor
will communicate daily with glaucoma patients, research staff, and
others to implement and ensure all intervention components are
As research coordinator, you will be responsible for maintaining
adherence to regulatory guidelines established by the National
Institute of Health and the Institutional Review Board and you will
be responsible for maintaining Institutional Review Board approval
for the study. You will be responsible for creating the Manual of
Procedures and for working with colleagues to inform the creation
of the REDCap research database. As part of the study protocol, you
will be responsible for measuring intraocular pressure and giving a
Humphrey visual field test to assess peripheral vision (training
provided). You will also obtain study data through video recording
eye drop instillation and administering surveys on a tablet. You
will need to coordinate follow- up care for patients in the study
and communicate study findings with the patient's health care team
through email and the electronic health record. You will need to
manage data coming from multiple sources, including the REDCap
research database, the electronic adherence monitoring platform,
the electronic health record and pharmacies for mediation refill
data. You will be in charge of patient recruitment and retention.
You will be expected to travel to off-site clinics (60-mile radius)
for patient recruitment and study delivery up to 2 days per week.
You will be expected to help manage the multiple students who help
work in the eHealth laboratory. You will be expected to help train
and provide support to the study coordinator/glaucoma counselor at
the Henry Ford site.
The ideal candidate will also be able to provide exceptional
- Use Microsoft Office.
- Participate and demonstrate competency in motivational
interviewing after completing the provided training.
- Prioritize multiple tasks, manage data accurately, meet
deadlines and adhere to strict confidentiality requirements.
- Take initiative and work independently while maintaining
effective communication and guidance from principal
- Be organized, reliable, and detail oriented.
- Demonstrate professionalism, flexibility and empathy.
- Able to travel to offsite clinics using personal
- Be a good team player.
- Be comfortable with new technologies and learning new
- 3+ years' experience with Human Subjects research.
- Possess a bachelor's degree, preferably in psychology, public
health, social work, sociology, or a related health field.
- Qualitative analysis experience
- Experience with RedCap.
- Experience with motivational interviewing.
- Knowledge of HIPAA rules and regulations.
- Experience working with an electronic health record.
- Comfort learning to administer non-invasive basic eye health
This is a 4 year term-limited appointment with opportunity for
extension should funding allow. At the end of the stated term, the
appointment will terminate and will not be eligible for Reduction
in Force (RIF) benefits.
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. Pre-employment drug
testing applies to all selected candidates, including new or
additional faculty and staff appointments, as well as transfers
from other U-M campuses.
Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days.
The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth
day after posting. This opening may be removed from posting boards
and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.
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Clinical Res Coordinator Hlth - Term-Limited
Clinical Res Coordinator Hlth
Ann Arbor Campus
Ann Arbor, MI
MM Ophthal. & Visual Science
4/26/2021 - 5/03/2021
Ophthalmology / Visual Sciences