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Gene Ferrick <[log in to unmask]>
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Thu, 21 Jul 2011 17:22:44 -0400
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Please see the attached listing for an 8 month temporary position.

Preventing Recurrence of Thromboembolic Events through Coordinated Treatment in the District of Columbia 
Stroke Research Navigator Job Description

Stroke Research Navigator (Research Assistant)

Reports to: 
Research Project Leader and Primary Investigator

Project Description:
Preventing Recurrence of Thromboembolic Events through Coordinated Treatment in the District of Columbia (PROTECT DC) is an NIH-funded research project that is part of the larger Stroke Disparities Program. PROTECT DC is a randomized phase II clinical trial of the PROTECT DC intervention (hospital-based initiation of aggressive secondary prevention combined with navigator case management) vs. standard management in ischemic stroke patients from two underserved hospitals in the District of Columbia. 

Position Description: 
The Stroke Research Navigator will carry out a variety of duties primarily under the supervision of the Clinical Research Coordinator. The incumbent will provide education to stroke patients during their in-hospital stay as well as in the community setting. The navigator serves to assist stroke patients with community-based, health related, services and resources. The navigator will work with staff in multiple disciplines: social work, neurology, physical/occupational/speech therapists, educators and researchers in order to provide services to participants. Furthermore, the navigator will serve as a link between patients, health providers, and primary care physicians. 

This is an 8-month temporary position.

Main Responsibilities
Orient participant to the PROTECT DC program
Interact with participant via phone calls and home visits prior to and after discharge 
Provide education to participants regarding stroke and behavior modifications to reduce the risk of another stroke
Monitor patient progress toward program goals and assist the patient in accessing appropriate community resources
Review continued care plan with study team and address participantsí follow-up with referrals to community resources
Other duties as required
High School Diploma or GED 
Previous work/volunteer experience with a community based/grassroots type organization
Interest in research and health education highly desired
Ability to work well independently and as part of a team
Has familiarity with the DC area 
Needs be comfortable with traveling to the homes of patients and following procedures to ensure his or her personal security
Available to work some evenings and weekends as needed

The Stroke Research Navigator must be organized and detail-oriented when performing duties, while friendly, flexible, and outgoing when interfacing with patients, families, and hospital staff. In addition, the Research Navigator must possess the ability to communicate professionally and clearly and to establish strong collaborative relationships and work with others in a cooperative and effective manner. Candidates must have proficiency in use of PC and demonstrated knowledge of PC software programs including Windows, MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc), Internet, and e-mail.

This position is ideal for someone interested in gaining experience and participating in a clinical research trial that involves working with hospital staff, patients, and families towards the larger goal of improving stroke care for the underserved population of the District of Columbia. 

To apply:

Submit your resume

Via E-mail - [log in to unmask]

Or Fax: 202-726-7521, Attn: Deeonna Farr