PRIMARY CARE INFORMATION PROJECT
Study Recruitment Intern
NYC CARE CALLS
Organization:
NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene / Fund for Public
Health in New York
Salary:
$10.35-$13.90 (based on education level) 15-20 hours/week
This is a grant supported position
Being bilingual in English/Spanish is a requirement for this position
The NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH), Primary Care Information Project (PCIP) is
devoted to improving population health in underserved neighborhoods through health information
technology. We strive to transform the quality of health care services in these neighborhoods by helping
providers use electronic health records (EHRs) and other health technology to improve the quality of care.
PCIP also operates the New York City Regional Electronic Adoption Center for Health (NYC REACH) by
assisting healthcare providers in New York City through practice transformation, quality improvement
initiatives and other support services, such as Meaningful Use support, revenue cycle management, and
data security. To find out more about this ground-breaking project visit us at www.nyc.gov/pcip or
www.nycreach.org
The Fund for Public Health in New York (FPHNY) is a not-for-profit organization that collaborates with the
DOHMH to implement and advance public health initiatives. PCIP is seeking a Study Recruitment Intern
who will conduct telephone outreach to patients with diabetes as part of the NYC Care Calls study.
NYC Care Calls is an NIH-funded (National Institutes of Health) study conducted as a collaboration
between Einstein College of Medicine and PCIP. This study evaluates an evidence-based telephonic selfmanagement support (Tele-SM) intervention program provided to patients with type 2 diabetes from
primary care practices throughout New York City.
The Study Recruitment Intern will be responsible for telephone outreach to offer eligible Spanishspeaking patients with type 2 diabetes an opportunity to enroll in a year-long study and for conducting
follow-up surveys with enrolled participants. The Study Recruitment Intern will obtain informed consents
and conduct baseline and follow-up questionnaires in accordance with the study IRB protocol. The Study
Recruitment Intern may assist in data analysis and quality improvement related to recruitment and
retention efforts. Hours are available between 9am-7pm on weekdays and one Saturday a month from 92pm.
Responsibilities:
 Utilize effective communication strategies to:
o Describe the study to potential Spanish-speaking participants
o Empower patients to make an informed decision about study participation
o Obtain informed consent in accordance with the study protocol
o Implement baseline and follow-up study questionnaires to assess medication
adherence, diabetes distress, depression, and diabetes self-management
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Accurately document recruitment efforts and baselines questionnaire results utilizing the study
Access database
Collaborate with study staff to identify best practices for recruitment and retention
Assist study staff to prepare mailings for study participants
May assist study manager in analyzing program data
Qualifications:
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Currently enrolled in a Undergraduate or Graduate program related to health, biological or social
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Fluency in Spanish
Experience in working with patients or clients in a health care or social service setting
Experience conducting interviews or enrollment for research a plus
Comfortable using Microsoft office
Experience in data entry or analysis is a plus
Strong communication skills
Detail oriented
Interest in public health or health care
TO APPLY:
To apply, send Resume, with Cover Letter including current salary or most recent salary to:
[email protected] indicating “PCIP Study Recruitment Intern_your name” in subject line.
The Fund for Public Health in New York, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages a
diverse pool of candidates to apply.
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