Outreach Worker, Women's Interagency HIV Study - Georgetown University Medical Center

Washington D.C.
Jul 18, 2018
Sep 03, 2018
Full Time
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Outreach Worker, Women's Interagency HIV Study - Georgetown University Medical Center

The Women's Interagency HIV Study (WIHS) was established in August of 1993 to carry out comprehensive investigations of the impact of HIV in women. In addition, changes in the natural history of the disease and its associated conditions occurring as a result of treatment advances and longer survival are monitored. The study is a prospective national study funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) through multiple of its institutes.

The Outreach Worker serves as the primary contact for women participating in the WIHS, providing    recruitment, retention, and outreach services to facilitate their continued participation in a long-term health study and related sub-studies. Reporting to the Division Administrator II, the Outreach Worker has duties that include but are not limited to:

  • Recruits and enrolls participants in sub-studies.
  • Performs the role of direct first link with the study participants.
  • Schedules research clinics in coordination with the clinical team and other research assistants.
  • Facilitates informed consent for study participants by explaining the study and answering their questions.
  • Carries out scripted interview with WIHS participants and records data according to research protocol.
  • Performs sensitive data collection, entry, and edit.
  • Identifies community resources and responds to various client problems, both immediate and long term with appropriate referrals. 
  • Assists and/or participates in group activities and Community Advisory Board meetings Produces the WIHS newsletter periodically.
  • Works on retention activities, such as maintaining contact with the participant throughout the year.
  • Produces the study newsletter - gathers articles for the newsletter, and edits them as necessary; writes articles occasionally; and prepares the newsletter using publication software.
  • Sends birthday cards to the participants.
  • Plays a major role in organizing the holiday party for the study participants
  • Arranges for study incentives payments.
  • Coordinates travel arrangements as necessary.
  • Mails labs reports to the participants and their providers, per participants' requests.
  • Maintains work-related certifications as needed.


  • Bachelor's degree - preferably in health or related field
  • 1 to 3 years of practical experience
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and detail-orientation
  • Analytical background, strong verbal and written communication, and organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently and in the team

Preferred qualifications

  • Ability to speak, read, and write Spanish
  • Knowledge of research methods

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