IQuESt: The Center for Innovations in Quality, Effectiveness and Safety, is seeking a research coordinator to join our team at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX. As the largest center for Health Services Research in the Southwest, our mission is to improve health and well-being through innovations in health care delivery. A critical aspect of this research is to utilize qualitative research methods to 1) gain a fuller patient-centered understanding of the needs of patients and their experiences in the quality of care and 2) understand how evidence-based practices are implemented throughout the healthcare system. The selected candidate will be an enthusiastic, detail-oriented individual who is passionate about contributing to the field of health services research.
Specific projects will involve studying: patterns of healthcare utilization among older adults; the experiences of older adults and their caregivers/family members when seeking emergency care; the emergency care of older patients with various chronic conditions such as dementia, delirium, congestive heart failure, chronic obstructive lung disease; healthcare providers' perspectives on implementing geriatric care improvements in emergency medicine. Some of the research will focus on promoting health equity and social justice in routine emergency care. The position may involve investigations in other related topics.
Contributes to all aspects of qualitative and mixed methods research portfolio, including, but not limited to, protocol development; literature review and synthesis, sample design and management; design and implementation of recruitment and field procedures: collection, coding, analysis and synthesis of data, focus group moderation, preparation of project reports, project deliverables, manuscripts and grant/contract proposals.
Contributes to the development of surveys, semi-structured interviews, and other data collection tools used to collect and analyze qualitative and mixed methods health services research data.
Conducts qualitative data collection, including interviews with patients, providers and staff, focus groups, and ethnographic observation.
Prepares presentations of research findings including as posters, powerpoint slides, visual/graphic abstracts.
Coordinates meetings between members of the research team.
Maintains records and regulatory documents and records for research studies.
High School diploma or GED.
Three years of relevant experience.
Bachelor's degree in a related field.
Proficiency in Spanish is ideal but not required for this position.
Baylor College of Medicine requires employees to be fully vaccinated -subject to approved exemptions-against vaccine-preventable diseases including, but not limited to, COVID-19 and influenza.
Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.
Baylor College of Medicine fosters diversity among its students, trainees, faculty and staff as a prerequisite to accomplishing our institutional mission, and setting standards for excellence in training healthcare providers and biomedical scientists, promoting scientific innovation, and providing patient-centered care.
- Diversity, respect, and inclusiveness create an environment that is conducive to academic excellence, and strengthens our institution by increasing talent, encouraging creativity, and ensuring a broader perspective.
- Diversity helps position Baylor to reduce disparities in health and healthcare access and to better address the needs of the community we serve.
- Baylor is committed to recruiting and retaining outstanding students, trainees, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds by providing a welcoming, supportive learning environment for all members of the Baylor community.