Advance Directive and Mental Health Law Research Assistant

Charlottesville, VA
Mar 30, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Working Title: Advance Directive and Mental Health Law Research Assistant

Position Type: University Operational and Administrative Staff

Department: School of Law

Location: Charlottesville

Posting Date: 03-29-2018

Posting Summary:
The University of Virginia School of Law is seeking an Advance Directive and Mental Health Law Research Assistant. This is a 40 hour/week staff position supporting research efforts in the Law School, Institute of Law, Psychiatry and Public Policy. The Research Assistant will be integrally involved in a mental health law reform project about advance directives (ADs). The project involves implementing and researching a statewide project that aims to integrate Advance Directives (ADs) with instructions about mental health care into routine care. The RA will be involved in meetings with our collaborators, developing resources, aiding in training programs to educate health care consumers, community members, and health care providers about ADs for mental health care, collecting data via interviews with mental health care consumers, analyzing data, and preparing grant proposals. In addition, the incumbent assists with report writing and literature searches for study faculty and collaborates with other team members outside UVA to further goals of the project.

Requirements include an undergraduate degree with coursework in statistics and analysis.

This is a grant-funded position that is contingent upon continued funding. Compensation for this position is $31,500/yr.

The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
1. Ability to work accurately with attention to detail.
2. Ability to resolve problems and make decisions independently.
3. Strong interpersonal skills, such as working collaboratively in teams and/or providing feedback to others.
4. Knowledge of statistics.
5. Ability to clean and maintain data.
6. Ability to organize, record, and summarize meetings.
7. Ability to design charts and diagrams .
8. Demonstrated initiative. A self-starter.

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