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Heath Coach (Clinical Research Coordinator Associate - 2 year fixed term)

Company: Stanford Medicine
Location: Union City
Posted on: January 9, 2022

Job Description:

The Food for Health Equity (FFHE) Lab in the Department of Epidemiology and Population at Stanford University School of Medicine designs community-engaged research projects focused on improving chronic disease prevention and addressing food insecurity with the goal of improving health equity. The lab's projects, working with Spanish-speaking Latinx patients, are evaluated in real world settings and clinical trials. The FFHE Lab is seeking a Health Coach to deliver the Vida Sana behavior intervention program and collect patient data.

We are seeking a Health Coach ( Clinical Research Coordinator Associate) 2 year fixed term to deliver the Vida Sana intervention for a community-based clinical trial research project evaluating innovative approaches to improve weight control and food insecurity among Latina women. This position will require collaboration with other members of the Lab and regularly interact with staff at San Mateo Medical Center to work directly with study participants. This position will include all elements of the evaluation, including conducting screening, obtaining informed consent, conducting physical measures, and retaining participants for their longer-term participation in the study.

In this role, you will:

- Contribute as an important member of an experienced, dynamic research team.

- Lead the implementation of the Vida Sana intervention program

- Training other study team staff on the Vida Sana intervention program

- Assist in the development of protocols and manuals of procedures for all measures for the study.

- Assist in the development of participant recruitment and retention strategies.

- Serve as primary contact with research participants and staff at San Mateo Medical Center.

- Schedule and conduct data collection throughout the study. Employ and monitor participant retention strategies, aiming for the highest retention levels possible.

- Conduct screening for eligibility of potential participants and obtain informed consent and child assent according to protocol.

- Assemble and maintain the condition of study materials and equipment, including surveys, software, and measurement equipment for data collection, to promote accuracy of measures.

- Conduct state-of-the art measures of diet, physical activity, body composition, and physiological parameters, including physical measurements, interviews and surveys.

- Conduct quality assurance for data completeness and accuracy.

- Correspond with participants regarding measurement results.

- Handling and preparing blood samples for analysis.

- Interact with the principal investigator regularly, ensuring participant safety, progress and adherence to proper study conduct.

* - Other duties may also be assigned


- Prior relevant experience and/or interest in clinical research, particularly Spanish speaking adults.

- Experience and/or interest in collecting physical measures and conducting interviews and surveys with participants in Spanish

- Experience and/or interest in using research software and databases including Excel, FileMaker and REDCap

- Enthusiasm for health promotion and disease prevention research and working with families to help them participate fully in the research study

- Spanish and English Proficiency

- Ability to maintain a flexible schedule, including working late afternoons, evenings and some weekends during periods of recruitment and data collection.

- Ability to effectively collaborate with colleagues, collaborating partners, and study participants

- General understanding of scientific theory and methods.

- General computer skills and ability to quickly learn and master computer programs

- Ability to work under deadlines with general guidance.

- Excellent organizational skills and demonstrated ability to complete detailed work accurately.

- Effective oral and written communication skills.

- Ability to conduct data collection at off-campus community locations within the Bay Area.


Two year college degree and two years related work experience or a Bachelor's degree in a related field or an equivalent combination of related education and relevant experience.


  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office.
  • Knowledge of medical terminology.


    Society of Clinical Research Associates or Association of Clinical Research Professionals certification is preferred.

    • Frequently stand, walk, twist, bend, stoop, squat and use fine light/fine grasping.
    • Occasionally sit, reach above shoulders, perform desk based computer tasks, use a telephone and write by hand, lift, carry, push, and pull objects that weigh up to 40 pounds.
    • Rarely kneel, crawl, climb ladders, grasp forcefully, sort and file paperwork or parts, rarely lift, carry, push, and pull objects that weigh 40 pounds or more.
      * - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.


      Occasional evening and weekend hours.

      • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
      • Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
      • Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu .

        Additional Information
        • Schedule: Full-time
        • Job Code: 4924
        • Employee Status: Fixed-Term
        • Pay Grade: F
        • Requisition ID: 92309 As an organization that receives federal funding, Stanford University has a COVID-19 vaccination requirement that will apply to all university employees, including those working remotely in the United States and applicable subcontractors. To learn more about COVID policies and guidelines for Stanford University Staff, please visit https://cardinalatwork.stanford.edu/working-stanford/covid-19/interim-policies/covid-19-surveillance-testing-policy

Keywords: Stanford Medicine, Union City , Heath Coach (Clinical Research Coordinator Associate - 2 year fixed term), Education / Teaching , Union City, California

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