Senior Research Associate – Center for Child Health Equity

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Website Nationwide Children's Hospital

Nationwide Children's Hospital

Company : Nationwide Children’s Hospital

Country: United States

Location : Columbus, Ohio

Post: Thu, 09 Sep 2021 00:57:43 GMT

Expires: Thu, 07 Oct 2021 23:59:59 GMT

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The Senior Research Associate is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day project and administrative activities for a US Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health-funded Advancing Health Literacy to Enhance Equitable Community Responses to COVID-19 initiative entitled Building a Health Literate Community: Toward an Equitable Response to COVID. It requires daily work with the NCH Co-Investigator, Principal and other Co-Investigator, Program Manager, project staff members, community-based organizations, and other internal and external partners and contacts. The role is to assist in planning, implementation (including staff onboarding, training, and supervision); monitoring, data analysis, results dissemination, and reporting related to the project; managing day-to-day operations; and other functions as required. The project is multi-faceted and focuses on advancing health literacy to build a health literate community to enhance an equitable community response to COVID-19-related health disparities among racial and ethnic minorities in Franklin County.

Why Nationwide Children’s Hospital?:
The moment you walk through our doors, you can feel it. When you meet one of our patient families, you believe it. And when you talk with anyone who works here, you want to be part of it, too. Welcome to Nationwide Children’s Hospital, where Passion Meets Purpose.

Here, Everyone Matters. We’re 13,000 strong. And it takes every single one of us to improve the lives of the kids we care for, and the kids from around the world we’ll never even meet. Kids who are living healthier, fuller lives because of the knowledge we share. We know it takes a Collaborative Culture to deliver on our promise to provide the very best, innovative care and to foster new discoveries, made possible by the most groundbreaking research. Anywhere.

Ask anyone with a Nationwide Children’s badge what they do for a living. They’ll tell you it’s More Than a Job. It’s a calling. It’s a chance to use and grow your talent to make an impact that truly matters. Because here, we exist simply to help children everywhere.

Nationwide Children’s Hospital. A Place to Be Proud

What Will You Be Doing?



  Lead role in communications with internal and external parties, for implementation and operation of grant project components, including multi-institutional projects. Coordinates and manages day-to-day activities of multiple longitudinal and cross-sectional components simultaneously.  Creates and maintains an environment focused on addressing COVID-related and other health disparities among racial and ethnic minorities, and improving organizational health literacy.  Daily planning, implementation, and oversight of a multi-faceted project  Partners with Program Manager and Co-PI to develop and implement short- and long-term goals for each project component  Develop and implement new procedures and services to meet project needs  Staff supervision: participate in recruiting, hiring, training, scheduling, supervising, and evaluating staff to carry out the project  Understand Performance Improvement methodology and achieving measurable outcomes; collaboratively identifies, implements, and evaluates performance improvement as required for project objectives  Track and monitor project progress and deliverables  Coordinate meetings, trainings, and site visits  Participate in development of tiered training menu and project hub website  Track participation in Institute for Healthcare Advancement Health Literacy Certificate program  Manage documentation and reporting of project operations  Fiscal accountability: manage and report budget expenses; maintain. required fiscal data documentation  Provide accurate insightful periodic reporting to ensure compliance and continuity  Assist with data collection, analysis, reporting, and presentation  Participate in on-going evaluation efforts  Communicate with project collaborators, partners, community-based organizations, staff, and volunteers  Network and maintain professional contacts with collaborators and existing and potential partners and stakeholders which may provide local, state, or national support  Serve as resource for health and other community members interested in project participation  Prepare for staff and collaborator/partner meetings and conference calls  Coordinate trainings, including developing training materials, and coordinating logistics, recruiting, scheduling, and evaluation  Purchase project materials  Manage participant incentives  Prepare Institutional Review Board applications and ensure IRB compliance, if needed  Coordinate administrative support  Identify issues during implementation and propose solutions  Assist with drafting, editing, and dissemination of reports, presentations, and manuscripts  Provide on-going project-related health literacy education and training as needed.  Use and role model reader-friendly plain language principles  Carry out special projects as assigned  Other duties as assigned

Reporting Relationships This position requires close coordination with multiple collaborators, partners, and the HHS Office of Minority Health. Other duties as assigned. Reports to Christine Sander, Program Manager. Works closely with NCH Co-Investigator. Typical working hours for this position are in line with an 8-4:30 workday, but will flex to accommodate scheduling for training needs and project deadlines. The role calls for sharing accountability for attainment of individual and project-centered goals, and making sound independent decisions concerning day-to-day operations.


What Are We Looking For?

To fulfill this role successfully, you must possess these minimum qualifications and experience:

 Master’s or doctoral degree in behavioral, clinical, or biological sciences or public health or related field  Three or more years of academic and/or professional experience in related project area  Initiation and innovation required with ability to research questions and problems, then document and support conclusions  Experience in staff management  Experience managing multiple projects successfully. Able to work independently and make decisions without direct supervision. Well-organized.  Excellent skills in written and verbal communication with diverse colleagues and audiences, and presentation graphics knowledge required  Previous experience in managing budgets  Ability to summarize and evaluate quantitative and qualitative information and keen attention to detail  Able to develop schedules and procedures for staff and colleagues  Flexible and creative problem solver  Physical ability to tolerate a high level of flexibility in activity levels  Software skills to prepare presentations, announcements, and make tables and figures Percent of Time Spent 56% Project operations, training coordination, data collection 10% Interpreting and reporting data 25% Miscellaneous paperwork associated with grant 05% Ordering and organizing supplies and materials 02% Preparation of budget 02% Instructing other personnel


Your Benefits, Your Wellness:

As an employer, Nationwide Children’s recognizes the importance of the benefits we offer. We also recognize the importance of balancing your work and personal needs. Our benefits and Employee Wellness package is designed to:

Empower you to be a conscientious health care consumer through educational and wellness activities

Establish a work environment that promotes health and well-being

Support your financial protection and security in retirement 

Most of our positions are benefits’ eligible from day 1.

Minimum Physical Requirements:

100% Kneeling / reaching 100% Finger dexterity 100% Talking / hearing / seeing 33% Lifting / carrying weight 0-30 pounds for 10-15 minutes Pressure in this position will vary depending on the workload.

The workload will be heavy but manageable most of the time. Pressure may arise in the face of deadlines.

The above list of duties is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this classification. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties performed by the people so classified, nor is it intended to limit or modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct, and control the work of employees under his/her supervision.


EOE M/F/Disability/Vet

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