Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
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The Pain Interventionist will lead a series of individual as well as group sessions for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and clients experiencing chronic pain as part of the "Skills to Manage Pain" (STOMP) research project. Various behavioral interventions will be utilized in a structured research approach to assist clients manage their pain in a way that is feasible and acceptable. The Pain Interventionist will identify, assess and consent eligible research subjects identified through the Owen Clinic. Will work in conjunction with the "Peer Interventionist" (PLWH with chronic pain) to conduct sessions based on the STOMP intervention manual.
The Pain Interventionist will have regular debriefings and feedback from the study Principal Investigator (PI) and study pain Psychologist via conference calls on a routine basis.
Master's Degree from an accredited school of social work and knowledge and abilities essential to the successful performance of the duties assigned to the position.
Proven ability in conducting bio-psychosocial assessments and providing one-in-one counseling to clients experiencing chronic pain.
Demonstrated knowledge and skill in use of motivational interviewing.
Experience in counseling group sessions with clients with the ability to coordinate and manage behaviors in a group setting.
Proven ability to facilitate interventions as designed by research study protocol.Knowledge and understanding of Good Clinical Practice methods as applied to clinical research.
Knowledge and ability to clearly explain and obtain consent for a research study from various individuals with varying intellectual capacities.
Demonstrated ability to form a therapeutic alliance with patients with chronic pain with diverse backgrounds that are HIV+.
Experience in case and resource coordination with clients with chronic pain issues and with HIV infection.
Demonstrated ability to synthesize data from multiple sources into a meaningful research report.
Strong ability in using computer applications for data entry and ability to utilize EMR systems, email for communication with other professionals, etc.
Capacity to make accurate assessments and to execute proper disposition during clinical emergencies.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Ability to deliver care in an ethical, non-judgmental and culturally competent manner maintaining client confidentiality.
Understanding of theories of etiology and treatment for clients with chronic pain.
Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.
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