Professional Research Assistant

Aurora, CO
Apr 06, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

University of Colorado - School of Medicine

Professional Research Assistant

This is a grant-funded position in the Division of Infectious Diseases, working with the Infectious Disease Group Practice (IDGP) at the University of Colorado Hospital; a busy, fast-paced clinic with a large caseload of patients. The Health Access Coordinator will assist patients in accessing health insurance for HIV and PrEP care.

Job Responsibilities:
  • Assist patients in enrollment in private and public health insurance opportunities through Connect for Health Colorado, CO Medicaid, CO AIDS Drug Assistance Program, and PrEP PHIP.
  • Oversee the development/expansion of PrEP services in the IDGP including education, engagement, and patient navigation.
  • Coordinate referrals to the IDGP PrEP Program.
  • Assist patients in the completion of paperwork required for program participation.
  • Collaborate with clinic social workers, the Linkage and Retention in Care Coordinator, and pharmacy staff to identify and outreach to patients eligible for program participation and to troubleshoot issues with accessing health insurance.
  • Serve as a resource for patients regarding health insurance, healthcare access, and PrEP.
  • Support care coordination activities including assessing patient needs, developing individualized service plans, documentation of care plan activities, and resource referrals as needed.
  • Assist in clinic QI initiatives including development, implementation, and tracking of service delivery and outcome measures.

Salary and Benefits:

Salary is commensurate with skills and experience. The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at Employee Services.

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.

The University of Colorado strongly supports the principle of diversity. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

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Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in public health or related field.
  • At least two years of relevant work experience.
  • Comfortable working in an HIV medical setting.

Desired Qualifications:
  • Master's degree in public health or related field preferred.
  • Experience with HIV and LGBTQ care issues.
  • Knowledge of Medicaid, Medicare and CO health insurance marketplace plans and health care systems.
  • Knowledge of CO AIDS Drug Assistance Program.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of team.
  • Excellent assessment skills.
  • Flexibility, multi-tasking.

Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References

Application Materials Instructions:

Applications are accepted electronically at CU Careers, refer to requisition ID: 9086

When applying, applicants must include:
  1. A letter of application which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications
  2. A current Resume/CV
  3. The names, addresses, daytime telephone numbers and e-mail addresses for three professional references, either attached to your resume/CV or uploaded as a separate document
Please be advised that the University does check references as part of the employment process.

Please do not submit any of your application material (via email) to the job posting contact.

Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Aurora

Department: H0001 -- Anschutz Medical Campus - 20204 - SOM-MED-Infectious Disease

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Apr 5, 2017

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Michael Durbin

Posting Contact Email:

Position Number: 00654267


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