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POST DATE 1/2/2014
END DATE 2/14/2014

Brigham and Women's Hospital Boston, MA

Brigham and Women's Hospital
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Boston, MA
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COPE is a community-based outreach project being carried out in Navajo Nation. We have obtained 3 years of funding from PCORI to carry out observational mixed methods (qualitative and quantitative) research to evaluate the impact of this programmatic intervention. The aims of the research are to determine whether COPE improves clinical outcomes and cost of health care utilization. We also aim to identify factors at the patient, community health worker and facility level that are associated with successful outcomes.

The PCORI Project Coordinator s primary responsibilities will be to oversee activities described within the PCORI detailed protocol, including oversight of general COPE activities. This person will work closely with IHS and NN CHR collaborators, including collaboration with partner institutions and program monitoring and evaluation (M&E). This includes communicating PCORI research activities and general COPE activities to various stakeholders through face-to-face meetings, emails, written reports, presentations, and other methods of communication; getting input from stakeholders and incorporating these changes into program activities; and overseeing the coordination of daily activities such as training activities, meetings, and other events. Along with the PI s assistance, the Project Coordinator will be responsible for overseeing the PCORI study team to ensure that all activities are carried out in a timely and professional manner according to each team member s work plan; developing and disseminating reports (monthly, semesterly, yearly); carrying out research activities, ensuring that findings are distributed to stakeholders and contribute to program improvement; and coordinating with external collaborators such as students, residents, interns, external advisors, trainers, etc. This position reports to the PCORI Principle Investigator.


* Collaborate with partner institutions (e.g. IHS facilities, Navajo Nation) to carry out PCORI activities in a timely and cooperative manner, including execution of formal agreements, clarifying respective roles and responsibilities, obtaining buy-in from leadership, projecting and adhering to an implementation timeline, soliciting and responding to feedback by participants.

* Coordinate meetings, trainings and other events. This will include planning of training priorities; overseeing the activities of other staff; communicating with stakeholders including providers and Information Technology staff at other Indian Health facilities, CHRs and Program leaders; and working with the COPE Team to coordinate COPE events.

* Coordinate with NN CHR and IHS to assess CHR and CHR supervisor needs, and work within the COPE Program to optimize support. This would include the procurement and distribution of materials and supplies for CHR teaching and patient care, obtaining feedback on COPE activities, etc.

* Assist in the selection and coordination of visits by doctors, medical students, summer interns and other volunteers involved with the COPE Project.

* Draft monthly progress reports for diverse stakeholders, abstracts for articles, conference presentations, grant proposals, informational pamphlets, etc.

* Work with the Data Manager to maintain a database related to COPE participants. This includes data entry, data analysis, and preparation of reports. Distribution of reports and obtaining feedback from stakeholders.

* Oversee finances & submission of expense reports.

* Perform other duties as required.



At least two years of experience in Project Coordination Required.

High School Diploma Required.

Experience working in Navajo Nation Strongly Preferred.

BS or BA Preferred.


* Excellent interpersonal skills are required for working with study participants and stakeholders.

* Good oral and written communication skills.

* Knowledge of clinical research protocols.

* Computer skills (Microsoft Office).

* Excellent organizational skills and ability to prioritize a variety of tasks.

* Careful attention to detail.

* Timeliness.

* Ability to demonstrate professionalism and respect for subjects rights and individual needs.

* Knowledge of Navajo culture and/or language is a strong plus.

* Able to relocate to Gallup NM and reside here for the duration of the study position.

* Own transportation, ability and willingness to drive to meetings across broad distances.

* Able to travel intermittently to Boston or elsewhere to transmit study progress.


Day Shift

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