Healthy Living Advocate/Community Health Worker

Website Boston Medical Center

Promote Physical Activity to Public Housing Communities Boston

Department: General Internal Medicine

ESSENTIAL DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:Lead multiple walking events throughout the week using newly designed and marked walking trails around public housing developments
Schedules walks at timeframes which are suitable for the participation of most members of the community
Works with participants to set goals around physical activities and motivates them to achieve those goals
Establishes indoor exercise activities
Reinforces educational messages regarding physical activity
Documents relevant study activities
Demonstrates sensitivity and respect for the culture of the participant
Prepares reports and documents as needed or requested
Demonstrates the ability to function within an inter-disciplinary team
Establishes creative ideas to implement during all physical activity meetings
Plans, implements, and maintains data collection systems in support of research protocol; may coordinate the collection and analysis of research data
Ensures on-going data integrity for the project by developing process improvements and ensuring completeness of information
Generates reports for Principal Investigator, sponsoring agency, Institutional Review Board, etc., as needed
Ensures research projects, databases, and/or protocols follow Human Subject Protection Federal Regulations and hospital policies for conducting clinical research and/or collecting data into databases
Completes Human Subjects Protection Certification prior to working on protocols
Meets regularly with supervisor, director, and others as assigned, to accept and/or carry out work assignments
Assists in project planning, and ensures that pre-established work scope, study protocol, and regulatory requirements are followed
Performs other duties as specified by supervisor

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