Soc/Clin Research Assistant

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Position TypeTemporary Staff (SHRA)Job TitleSoc/Clin Research AssistantDepartment NameLineberger Compr Cancer Center - 426801Vacancy IDS015567Position Posting CategoryResearch ProfessionalsHiring Range$14.30 - $22.00Full-time/Part-timeFull-Time TemporaryIf part-time, how many hours per week?40Work Schedule

Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 5:00pm, flexible

Proposed Start DateEstimated Duration of Appointment6 months not to exceed 11 monthsPosting Open Date10/18/2019Posting Close Date10/23/2019Description of Work

Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine is seeking a Social/Clinical Research Assistant to work with the Comprehensive Cancer Support Program (CCSP) as part of the inter-disciplinary team that comprises the Cancer Patient Assistance Fund (CPAF) and Pro Bono Legal Clinic (PBLC) Programs at the NC Cancer Hospital (NCCH). This is a 100% FTE, temporary position. This position within CCSP will fulfill a critical role within the CPAF and PBLC. The PBLC is a medical-legal partnership providing advance care planning documents to cancer patients. The CPAF is a CCSP based charitable fund intended to assist low income cancer patients who are experiencing financial distress during cancer treatment. The overreaching goal of the CPAF is to help reduce barriers to receiving cancer treatment. This includes helping with the cost of transportation to medical appointments, lodging for consecutive days of oncology related appointments and the cost of household necessities such as rent/mortgage and utilities. A primary responsibility of this position will be to administer the CPAF gas card program. This includes working closely with the providers who refer patients to the program, evaluating referrals for eligibility, managing the day to day distribution of benefits, including tracking demographics and database management. Other duties within the CPAF and PBLC include, participating in research in the area of social determinates of health and financial toxicity in the cancer setting, and creating and maintaining databases for tracking demographic and outcomes data.

Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree; or equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.

Preferred: Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree. Education or experience in Social Work, Public Health or other area promoting social, health and economic justice are preferred. Experience working in an administrative position within a cancer center is desirable. The essential requirement is the ability to relate well to oncology patients and family members. Candidates must be self-reliant and collaborative, and show initiative. Both alone and as part of a team, candidates must be highly organized and able to work on long-term projects, while also performing an array of short-term tasks.

Special Physical and Mental RequirementsEqual Opportunity Employer Statement

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

Stimulus/ARRA FundedNoSpecial Instructions

A cover letter is required with the application. The letter must address prior relevant experience, and address how candidates would approach serving the unique needs of our target patient population.

The ideal candidate will have: (1) a robust understanding from past work, educational and/or personal experience, of the unique personal and institutional challenges cancer patients face during and after treatment, (2) demonstrate a passion for working with underserved/low income communities to overcome barriers to receiving medical care, (3) have experience building and maintaining electronic databases for tracking demographic and outcomes data, and (4) demonstrate a willingness to work collaboratively with an interdisciplinary team of providers to achieve goals.

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      Posted: 10/20/2019
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