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American Academy of Family Physicians Part-time Bilingual Research Assistant in Leawood, Kansas

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The American Academy of Family Physicians and its chapters proudly represent more than 136,700 family physician, resident, and medical student members. Family physicians play a critical role in improving the health of patients, families, and communities across the United States.

The AAFP is committed to helping family physicians improve the health of Americans by advancing the specialty of family medicine, saving members time, and maximizing the value of membership . Our focus every day is to help family physicians spend more time doing what they do best: providing quality and cost-effective patient care. The AAFP delivers value to its members through each of its strategic priorities.

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GRANT FUNDED POSITION: 24 months with the possibility to extend, if additional funding is obtained.

Flexible schedule, Monday-Friday and some weekend hours as needed. Total 21 hours each week.

Travel: Possible 5 days travel annually

BENEFITS: AAFP offers you and your eligible family members a comprehensive and valuable benefits program.

Job Description

The Research Assistant will serve on a central coordinating research team at the American Academy of Family Physicians National Research Network for a study comparing the use of home-based versus office-based induction of medication assisted treatment (MAT) for opioid use disorder (OUD). The Research Assistant will be a key member of a professional, multidisciplinary team, working on an exciting and important study that aims to inform the optimization of approaches for treatment of OUD with patients in primary care. Key responsibilities include working closely with the study team to implement project goals, communicating and following-up with research participants, supporting practice staff, entering and managing data, participating on research team calls, reporting on research project activities, and other duties as assigned. The study team lead investigators and Project Manager will provide leadership and help prioritize tasks. The Research Assistant will work collaboratively and independently to accomplish tasks and meet deadlines.

Required Qualifications : Bachelor’s Degree, or knowledge acquired through equivalent work experience in public health, epidemiology, clinical or community-based research, social science or related fields.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience in implementing clinical, community-based, or practice-based research. This includes administering surveys, consenting patients, following-up with study participants, entering data, and collaborating on a research team on all levels.

Skills: Must have excellent customer service skills, comfortable on phones with research participants, ability to handle multiple assignments simultaneously, computer skills (including database management and interacting with web-based data capture systems). Fluent in spoken Spanish and English and able to read and write in Spanish/English. Knowledge of protection of human subjects helpful. Comfortable with working in a fast-paced research environment.

Learn more about AAFP National Research Network at: https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/nrn.html?cmpid=_van_311

Helping Family Physicians Advance Health

Why work for us?

The work of the AAFP serves family physicians so they can best care for their patients and communities. Our work is driven by this mission.

Employment Strategy

Attracting good people, and keeping them, is essential to the strategy of a successful organization. We recognize that our success depends on the quality of our staff. We need to attract talented, qualified professionals and provide them with opportunities for advancement in all aspects of their professional life.

Our Staff Model our Organization’s Values and Culture

Achieving our mission requires great people who have high integrity and are creative, energetic, and mission-driven. Our staff model our culture by demonstrating the following:

  • Value the family physician member – our primary customer.

  • Treat each other with mutual respect

  • Deal with conflicts directly and respectfully

  • Take personal responsibility, including accountability for commitments, results and quality

  • Commit to learning and developing self and others

  • Work effectively together in a collaborative manner

  • Keep it fun by enjoying our work, celebrating our successes and maintaining a balanced life

All AAFP work locations and the entire Leawood campus are tobacco free workplaces.

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