You will help screen psychiatric patients at several Los
Angeles hospitals and clinics to determine if they meet eligibility criteria
for the research program. Travel using
own car is required to Los Angeles area hospital and clinics to recruit and
screen psychiatric patients for eligibility for the research program.
after initial screening looks promising, you will administer a
research diagnostic interview.
also help contact new hospitals and clinics to broaden the number of referral
sites for the UCLA research project.
hours are standard weekday ones, a flexible schedule with some evening and/or
weekend work is required to allow some telephone calls to research patients
and their family members as part of the recruitment and screening process.
Bachelor's degree in psychology or related field or a Master's degree preferred. Ability to administer research measures of symptoms and everyday functioning carefully and effectively to psychiatric patients is required. Prior research training in use of the Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-IV (SCID) is strongly preferred. Position requires excellent interpersonal and communication skills sufficient to interact with individuals who have psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia, their family members, and healthy comparison subjects from diverse backgrounds and ages, and to effectively interact with co-workers and an interdisciplinary professional staff. Demonstrated ability to: (1) work cooperatively within a research team; (2) recruit, consent, and schedule research subjects for diagnostic screening; (3) carefully maintain research records; (4) use personal computer (PC) software including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel). Proven highly developed organizational skills and attention to detail; excellent oral and written communication skills; ability to bring assignments to completion in a timely manner, to prioritize tasks with competing deadlines, and to maintain a calm demeanor during the course of busy research program days are required. Bilingual in English and Spanish preferred, but not required.
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