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UnitedHealth Group Medical Research Assistant in Worcester, Massachusetts

Opportunities with Reliant Medical Group , part of the Optum family of businesses. Join a community-based, multi-specialty, physician-led organization where you will work with talented peers on a common purpose: improving the quality, cost and experience of health care. Here, we focus on delivering the best patient care, rather than volume. Through innovation and superior care management, we support patients and your well-being as a team member. Join a team at the forefront of value-based care and discover the meaning behind Caring. Connecting. Growing together.

Looking to gain experience in the medical field or a new career opportunity…

Reliant Medical Group is seeking an enthusiastic, detail-oriented, and professional Research Assistant to join their Grants and Research team in All of Us Research Program. This is a full-time Monday-Friday, position. This position may include floating to a variety of Reliant sites, participation in community outreach events, and/or some weekend and evening hours.

All of Us is a participant-engaged, data-driven enterprise supporting research at the intersection of human biology, behavior, genetics, environment, data science, computation, and much more to produce new knowledge with the goal of developing more effective ways to treat disease.

The Research Assistant performs a variety of duties involving assisting with the recruitment and enrollment of potential study participants at Reliant Medical Group sites for the All of Us Research Program. Assists in booking enrollment visits and obtaining informed consent and subject questionnaires, as needed. Performs physical measurements, vital signs, and phlebotomy (blood draws) on research participants and prepares and coordinates shipment of biospecimens to the study Biobank.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Assists in recruitment of study participants at Reliant Medical Group sites as well as community outreach events

  • Assists with expansion and set up at new sites and community events

  • Assists with obtaining electronic informed consent and questionnaires and answers questions from participants

  • Conducts physical measurement and vital signs and performs phlebotomy (blood draws) on research participants

  • Prepares and coordinates shipment of biospecimens to the study Biobank

  • Supports multiple study functions such as participant check-in and out, answering phones, scheduling, etc., and provides cross-coverage to clerical roles, as directed

  • Demonstrates accuracy in recording data using HealthPro

  • Books appointments, verifies patients demographics data in EPIC

  • Participates in orientation and staff development activities, as requested

You’ll be rewarded and recognized for your performance in an environment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role as well as provide development for other roles you may be interested in.

Required Qualifications:

  • High school education or equivalent experience

  • Ability to perform phlebotomy

  • Successful completion of Basic Life Support (BLS-CPR) or completed within 90 days of the date of hire for positions in direct patient care areas

  • Knowledge of a variety of software applications such as Microsoft Outlook, Word, etc.

  • Organizational, interpersonal, and computer skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Medical Assistant certification

  • 1+ years of relevant experience

  • Solid analytical, problem solving, verbal and written communication skills

At UnitedHealth Group, our mission is to help people live healthier lives and make the health system work better for everyone. We believe everyone–of every race, gender, sexuality, age, location and income–deserves the opportunity to live their healthiest life. Today, however, there are still far too many barriers to good health which are disproportionately experienced by people of color, historically marginalized groups and those with lower incomes. We are committed to mitigating our impact on the environment and enabling and delivering equitable care that addresses health disparities and improves health outcomes — an enterprise priority reflected in our mission.

Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: OptumCare is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employers and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

OptumCare is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.