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15 Sep 2023

Full-Time Visiting Research Associate I – Center for Dissemination and Implementation Science

University of Illinois Chicago – Posted by paprzyca Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job Description

Visiting Research Associate I – Center for Dissemination and Implementation Science


Hiring Department: Department of Medicine

Location:  Chicago, IL USA

Requisition ID: 1021016

Posting Close Date: October 4, 2023

About the University of Illinois Chicago

UIC is among the nation’s preeminent urban public research universities, a Carnegie RU/VH research institution, and the largest university in Chicago. UIC serves over 34,000 students, comprising one of the most diverse student bodies in the nation and is designated as a Minority Serving Institution (MSI), an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPSI) and a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). Through its 16 colleges, UIC produces nationally and internationally recognized multidisciplinary academic programs in concert with civic, corporate and community partners worldwide, including a full complement of health sciences colleges. By emphasizing cutting-edge and transformational research along with a commitment to the success of all students, UIC embodies the dynamic, vibrant and engaged urban university. Recent “Best Colleges” rankings published by U.S. News & World Report, found UIC climbed up in its rankings among top public schools in the nation and among all national universities. UIC has nearly 260,000 alumni, and is one of the largest employers in the city of Chicago.


Position Summary
The Visiting Research Associate I primary role is to assist Mile Square Health Center patients with enrollment and usage of MyChart. MyChart is the patient portal for UI Health that allows patients to schedule appointments, message their doctor, view test results, and so much more. The Patient Navigator will be placed at a Mile Square clinic and will be the MyChart liaison for that clinic. They will also work with the Mi Quit CARE in other areas such as manuscript writing and data analysis. The Navigator will also collaborated with our community partner, Illinois Tobacco Quitline.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Assist patients in enrolling in and using the UI Health patient portal, MyChart on the patient’s smartphone or computer.
  • Provide patients with individualized instruction on using the patient portal.
  • Provide tailored information on how patients can use the patient portal to help meet their health care needs.
  • Apply strategies for assisting patients with low health literacy and/or limited technology skills.
  • Complete all required reports to document activities and provide data to measure impact.
  • Field referrals from the Illinois Tobacco Quitline.
  • Contact patients by phone and conduct a standardized assessment of the patient’s interest in smoking cessation and barriers to Illinois Tobacco Quitline engagement on an as needed basis.
  • Provide brief motivational counseling around smoking cessation and engagement with the Illinois Tobacco Quitline.
  • Refer interested patient to the Illinois Tobacco Quitline via the patient portal.
  • Complete required trainings including Epic, HIPAA, CITI, etc.
  • Participate in Mi Quit CARE research study meetings.
  • Perform other related duties and participate in special projects and assignments as assigned.




Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in social science or related field required.
  • Knowledge of fundamental research concepts, practices and procedures.
  • Entry level knowledge of research methods.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Patient-facing experience in a clinical setting preferred.
  • Experience in research setting and experience working with federal regulations and IRB requirements preferred.
  • Bilingual Spanish-speaking preferred but not required.
  • Prior experience with medical terminology and procedures, including electronic medical record, preferred but not required.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks.
  • Strong interpersonal and customer service skills.
  • Ability to travel ~5-10 miles off UIC Campus (placement may include MS Main, Englewood, or South Shore Clinic)
  • Approx. Schedule: 4 days in clinic, 1 day work from home, 9am-5pm







The University of Illinois System is an equal opportunity employer, including but not limited to disability and/or veteran status, and complies with all applicable state and federal employment mandates. Please visit Required Employment Notices and Posters to view our non-discrimination statement and find additional information about required background checks, sexual harassment/misconduct disclosures, COVID-19 vaccination requirement, and employment eligibility review through E-Verify.

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How to Apply

Submit resume and application at: uic.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/1/home/requisition/6917?c=uic

Job Categories: LGBT. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: Not Disclosed.

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