Case Worker (Parkinson's/Alzheimer's related Genetic Studies)

University of Miami Health System

Miami, United States

About This Position

The John P. Hussman Institute for Human Genomics (HIHG) at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, has an exciting opportunity for a Case Worker. The Case Worker performs a variety of duties involved in the collection, compilation, documentation and analysis of clinical and genetic research data for participants enrolled in multiple neurodegenerative disease genetic studies such as the Parkinson Disease Research Study as well as Alzheimer’s disease related dementia studies (e.g. Frontotemporal dementia/ Lewy body dementia).

The primary function of this job is to collect biological samples from participants as well as data from a variety of sources including patient charts, medical records, interviews, questionnaires, diagnostic tests and other sources as designated by the particular project. In addition to collection of this information, this job requires that all samples and data be managed per study protocols.

The Case Worker is a member of the Section of Family and Patient Ascertainment within the John P. Hussmann Institute for Human Genomics.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in health science and related field and one year of relevant experience required. Candidate must be bilingual (English/Spanish). Candidates who have community outreach or education experience with underserved populations are preferred. Phlebotomy experience required. Skill in completing assignments accurately and with attention to detail. Ability to analyze, organize and prioritize work under pressure while meeting deadlines. Ability to process and handle confidential information with discretion. Ability to work evenings, nights, and weekends as necessary. Commitment to the University’s core values. Ability to work independently and/or in a collaborative environment. Any relevant education, certifications and/or work experience may be considered.

The University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, tuition remission and more.

UHealth-University of Miami Health System, South Florida’s only university-based health system, provides leading-edge patient care powered by the ground breaking research and medical education at the Miller School of Medicine. As an academic medical center, we are proud to serve South Florida, Latin America and the Caribbean. Our physicians represent more than 100 specialties and sub-specialties, and have more than one million patient encounters each year. Our tradition of excellence has earned worldwide recognition for outstanding teaching, research and patient care. We’re the challenge you’ve been looking for.

Patient safety is a top priority. As a result, during the Influenza (“the flu”) season (September through April), the University Of Miami Miller School Of Medicine requires all employees who provide ongoing services to patients, work in a location (all Hospitals and clinics) where patient care is provided, or work in patient care or clinical care areas, to have an annual influenza vaccination. Failure to meet this requirement will result in rescinding or termination of employment.

The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants and employees are protected from discrimination based on certain categories protected by Federal law.

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