Working Title: Project Coordinator
Position Type: University Operational and Administrative Staff
Department: Department of Medicine, Administration
Posting Date: 05-23-2018
UVA's Karen S. Rheuban Center for Telehealth is looking for a part-time Project Coordinator to join their team. The Center for Telehealth serves is as a multidisciplinary center to support the UVA Health System's missions of clinical care, teaching, research, innovation and public service. Clinical telemedicine services through the Office of Telemedicine (OOT) in the Medical Center uses advanced broadband and wireless technologies for the delivery of critical medical services to patients regardless of location. These services have been provided for more than 22 years. This work is accomplished by partnerships with a 150+ site telehealth network in the Commonwealth of Virginia, through which more than 70,000 patient encounters have been supported in greater than 60 sub-specialties, saving patients more than 17 million miles of travel for access to healthcare. In addition, the Center has supported thousands of hours of distance learning for patients and health care professionals as well as providing consultations on telehealth program development and technology acquisition.
The Project Coordinator will work with the Project Director and Project Manager to assist with management and operations of day-to-day activities related to all technical, administrative, educational, and evaluation activities. The focus will initially be on the planning and implementation of a new educational component using mobile technologies to incentivize healthy behaviors related to fitness, nutrition and oral health. Planned activities include:
1) Design Thinking Studio to facilitate understanding of the possibilities of how a game could be integrated into the natural landscape, followed by the identification and spatial analysis of places within the game setting that can be engaged through the use of digital tools.
2) Game Design to create the technical/technology specifications and prototype.
3) Game Development to build the mobile game application.
4) Communications and Marketing to engage the broader community and generate excitement.
5) Game Post-Processing to create a public exhibit, celebrate achievements, and evaluate outcomes.
This project will be used to assess the impact of gamification on:
1) reducing physical inactivity, a risk factor for obesity, heart disease, stroke and depression; and
2) increasing community identity and pride, a contributor to overall health and wellness for the residents of Martinsville, Virginia.
The overall timeline is development over this summer and fall, pilot testing and promotion during the winter and launch of the game during spring 2019. The Coordinator will work with an interdisciplinary team that involves the University of Virginia Schools of Architecture, Engineering and Medicine.
The Project Coordinator will report and serve under the direction of the Project Director.
This position requires a Bachelor's degree in a health care related field. Experience in telemedicine, health information technologies, mobile applications, and gaming is preferred.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
This position requires the incumbent to work on projects independently following supervisory instruction, providing administrative and project coordination. A high level of focus and attention to detail is required.
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