Community Research Liaison (Elk’s Preschool Vision Screener) job vacancy in Oregon Health & Science University (Portland, OR 97239)

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Company name : Oregon Health & Science University
Location : Portland, OR 97239
Position : Community Research Liaison (Elk’s Preschool Vision Screener)

Description :
Department Overview:
This research project facillitates free eye screens for preschool children (3-5-years old) throughout the state in partnership with the Oregon State Elks and the Oregon Head Starts. Approximately 15% of the screened children are referred for a complete eye exam. This person will go to Oregon Head Starts and Oregon public libraries and perform vision screenings. They will also manage Elks volunteers who come to assist with the screenings. They will be responsible for tracking accurate screening results and maintaining HIPPA protected data.

Function/Duties of Position:
Travel statewide to perform vision screenings using an electronic screening device for the Elks Preschool Vision Screening Program. Must be comfortable with technology and able to train Head Start staff to assist with vision screenings. This position may require overnight travel. It will also require the ability to work with a variety of people including preschool children.
Maintain accurate screening records.

Required Qualifications:
Bachelor’s in relevant field OR Associates AND 3 years of relevant experience OR 4 years of relevant experience OR Equivalent combination of training and experience.
Proficient in university network computer applications using Windows, MS-Word, MS-Excel, WP 8.0. Knowledge of Microsoft Office, including ability to produce PowerPoint presentations, Excel spreadsheets, and Word mail merges. Ability to learn online CRM system. Working knowledge of medical terminology. Strong relationship building skills with patients, health plans, providers, staff, and management. Exceptional customer service skills, both in person and on the phone. Exceptional interpersonal skills, able to resolve conflicts and to problem solve between parties. Patient advocacy skills, evaluate patient concerns for timely resolution. Sensitivity to patient needs. Demonstrated evidence of strong written and verbal communication skills. Ability to meet deadlines and urgent system needs.
Ability to work independently, willingness to serve as a positive and professional role model. Proven PR skills and the ability to think creatively are essential. The ability to work in a changing environment. The ability to multi-task and prioritize multiple projects is essential. Must have demonstrated record of reliable attendance, punctuality and proven successful performance in past and present
Ability to work with diverse personality types including volunteers, students, Head Start workers, Headstart parents, and medical professionals.
Able to manage a changing work environment with a focus on continual process improvement.

Preferred Qualifications:
Bilingual Spanish/English
Previous vision screening or Headstart experience preferred

All are welcome: Oregon Health & Science University values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status, including disability status and protected veteran status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. To request reasonable accommodation contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at
503-494-5148 or
As an organization devoted to the health and well-being of people in Oregon and beyond, OHSU requires its employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

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