Posting Description: This is a part-time (20 hours/week) Professional Research Assistant position (Diabetes Intervention Coach) at the Barbara Davis Center (BDC) for Childhood Diabetes. The PRA will provide the psychosocial motivational interviewing intervention for the FL3X study in adolescents with type 1 diabetes at the BDC. In addition, the Diabetes Intervention Coach will coordinate with the other parts of the research team to insure protocol integrity. This position will provide both research and clinical expertise in psychosocial interventions with adolescents with type 1 diabetes. The research responsibilities will include: * Completion of training to do Motivational Interviewing, the primary intervention in the FL3X protocol * Clinical eligibility review and recruitment of study participants * Abstract data from patient electronic record * Schedule and complete study visits * Interview human subjects participating in the clinical trial * Implement the targeted psychosocial interventions with study participants and their parents * Record data results in the study data base * Data entry * Track patient participation * Participate in all phone conferences (multisite study) to ensure study integrity and review * Continue training in Motivational Interviewing with other MI coaches in the study * Conduct literature searches. * Tasks associated with routine clinical charting Administrative responsibilities may include scheduling research meetings and appointments, making travel arrangements as well as assisting with other administrative duties as needed. Salary commensurate with skills and experience. The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at http://www.cu.edu/pbs/. The University does check references as part of the employment process, and selection committee members may choose to contact work references during the search process other than those listed in your application. The University of Colorado Denver is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective employees prior to their employment. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.
Minimum Qualifications: This position requires a minimum of a BS degree in Social Work, Nutrition or Nursing. Extensive previous work experience in pediatric diabetes is essential. Must have BS degree in one of the following: Nursing Nutrition Social work
Required Competencies/Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Desired Qualifications: CDE (Certified Diabetes Educator) in addition to RN, RD, SW. If SW, preferred MSW. Bi-lingual in English/Spanish is a plus to conduct the intervention with subjects and their families; previous experience in clinical research and motivational interviewing.
Campus: Anschutz Medical Campus