Professional Research Assistant

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University of Colorado l Anschutz Medical Campus

Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Disease

Professional Research Assistant

Position- 00782576– Requisition 20812

The University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus seeks individuals with demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and working environment.  We value the ability to engage effectively with students, faculty and staff of diverse backgrounds.


The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is a comprehensive urban research university serving more than 28,000 students in metropolitan Denver and online. We award nearly 4,000 degrees each year, including more graduate and professional degrees than any other Colorado public institution. With our solid academic reputation, award-winning faculty and renowned researchers, we offer 119 highly rated degree programs through 13 schools and colleges. The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is well known for its distinctive and highly productive research programs, its world-class health facilities at the Anschutz Medical Campus and its well-established partnerships in business, industry and government. These campuses currently have over $400 million in research awards each year. In addition to the wide array of health-related programs and facilities offered at our Anschutz Medical Campus, a significant number of undergraduate and graduate degree programs are taught at our comprehensive campus in the heart of downtown Denver. Denver is one of America’s most vibrant urban centers and the downtown campus, located just steps from the Denver Center for Performing Arts and the LoDo District, affords our students, faculty and staff access to a broad array of academic, professional, community, recreational and cultural outlets.

Job Summary:

This position is based the Infectious Disease Group Practice (IDGP) at the University of Colorado Hospital. The Linkage and Retention Coordinator provides supportive services to facilitate linkage, access to, and retention in care for patients in the IDGP; a busy, fast-paced clinic with a large caseload of patients.  

Professional Field

Social work, public health or related field

Specific Responsibilities

  • Work as part of the multidisciplinary patient support and engagement in care teams; including participating in team meetings.
  • Conduct an intake/psychosocial assessment to identify needs and barriers to care.
  • Provides case management and psychosocial support to patients in addressing identified barriers and obtaining needed services until successful linkage or reengagement in care.
  • Support care coordination activities; including assisting patients with referrals to other support services; including social work, medical case management, mental health, substance use, and adherence counseling when appropriate.
  • Coordinate with the University of Colorado Hospital emergency department HIV testing program to facilitate timely linkage to care services to the IDGP.
  • Provide linkage services to newly diagnosed or new to care PLWH to facilitate entry into HIV medical care.
  • Provide patient specific health education to ensure that new patients are able to navigate the HIV system of care.
  • Coordinate with care team members to identify patients who are at risk for or have fallen out of care and support their re-engagement.
  • Provide outreach for patients who are at risk for or have dropped out of care.  
  • Work with patients to identify and address potential and/or existing barriers to engagement and retention in medical care.
  • Networks with community agencies and organizations in order to establish referral linkages.
  • Assure that clients are properly transitioned out of linkage to care and retention in care services.
  • Proper documentation of all linkage and retention in care activities.
  • Enters and maintains accurate data collection, enrollment, tracking, clinical documentation, and reporting forms.
  • Participate in clinic quality improvement activities as appropriate.
  • Other duties as assigned.  
Salary and Benefits:

The salary range (or hiring range) has been established at $50,000 to $60,000.  This position is not eligible for overtime compensation.

The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty and training.

The above salary range (or hiring range) represents the University’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.

The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at Employee Services.

University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus 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 checks for all new employees prior to their employment.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work. Alternative formats of this ad are available upon request for persons with disabilities.

Your total compensation goes beyond the number on your paycheck. The University of Colorado provides generous leave, health plans and retirement contributions that add to your bottom line. 


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Diversity and Equity:

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Office of Equity:

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. 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.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in social work, public health or other related field.
Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working in HIV/AIDS and LGBTQ related activities.
Competencies / Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Experience with HIV and LGBTQ care issues.
  • Experience with conducting assessments.  
  • Case management experience helpful.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of team.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Flexibility, multi-tasking.
  • Sensitive to issues of diversity.

Job Category: Faculty
Primary Location: Aurora
Schedule: Full-time
Posting Date: Apr 8, 2021
Unposting Date: Ongoing




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Job No:
Posted: 4/8/2021
Application Due: 4/21/2021
Work Type: Full Time