The Research Assistant will be primarily responsible for providing support for 2 projects through the Child Advocacy Center. The first project has the goal of decreasing unsafe sleep deaths and injuries due to unsafe sleep in Allegheny County. This grant is a multi-disciplinary collaboration among the Allegheny County Health Department, Magee Women's Hospital, Allegheny County Department of Human Services, and Cribs for Kids. The second project involves dissemination of a child abuse-clinical decision support system (CA-CDSS) to various children's hospitals with the Cerner electronic medical record (EMR) across the country.
The research assistant will also be working on several other projects including the safe sleep program and the UPMC Child Abuse Initiative. Some offsite working is anticipated at collaborating community agencies including Healthy Start, Child Protective Services, and Allegheny County Health Department. Frequency varies but likely around 3-4 times a month. Bachelors degree required.
This position is located at UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh in Lawrenceville. TB test and PA Child Abuse History Clearance, PA State Police Criminal Record Check, and FBI Criminal Record Check will be required as a condition of employment. EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled.
1-2 years experience in some type of research, quality improvement efforts, or community interventions. Bachelor's degree in a related field.
Department Details: Equivalent relevant work experience may be substituted for degree requirement.
Assignment Category: Fulltime-Regular
Job Classification: Staff.Administrator.I
Minimum Education Level Required: Baccalaureate
Minimum Experience Level Required: 1-2 years experience
Work Schedule: Shift determined by manager.
Hiring Range: $23,868.00 - $37,752.00
Relocation Offered: No
Visa Sponsorship Provided: No
Background Check: For position finalists, employment with the University will require successful completion of a background check
Child Protection Clearances: The following PA Act 153 clearances and background checks may be required prior to commencement of employment and as a condition of continued employment: PA State Police Criminal Record Check, FBI Criminal Record Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance.
Required Documents: Resume
Optional Documents: Cover Letter
Internal Number: 19003456
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