- Design, perform, and analyze data experiment pertaining to an agreed upon research study.
- Writing research papers for publication and grant applications for funding.
- Mentoring graduate students or technicians as well as oversees lab organization.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- Responsible for the day-to-day business operations of the center, including development/management of human and financial resources.
- Works closely with the Department of Surgery and the Cancer Institute business office to manage grant and contractual budgets associated with the center.
- Recommends and leads continual process improvement activities to ensure excellence in administrative operations.
- Development of programmatic budgets and financial strategic planning to assist Principal Investigator(s).
- Measures performance and reports progress on programmatic goals established by Principle Investigator(s).
- Disseminates programmatic outcomes.
- Development and submission of research and program grants or contracts to assist Principal Investigator.
- Ensures adherence to UAMS or funding agency submission, review, and reporting policies.
- Facilitates strong partnership with community leaders and organizations in support of programmatic goals.
- Serve as policy analyst and will integrate policy research and interaction, through information sharing, with local policy makers and representatives regarding cancer related health disparities. Coordinate annual legislative health briefings.
- Work closely with the COPH Policy Director. Coordinate the development and manage Faculty Diversity and Community Outreach (FDCO) program and the Research Development Teams (RDT) with particular emphasis on mentoring of students, minority and junior faculty investigators. Work closely with the Assistant Vice Chancellor of Center for Diversity Affairs.
- Coordinate meetings for FDCO and RDT and will provide presentation(s) at local, state, and national level events.
- Assist in Cancer Control Outreach events.
- Adheres to UAMS guest relations guidelines and Circle of Excellence standards; maintains good working relationships with community leaders, peers, UAMS visitors and colleagues in other departments; demonstrates good time management skills with attention to availability and responsiveness; uses appropriate verbal and written communication.
- Provides excellent customer service in a professional manner and serves as the voice of UAMS when interacting with patients, visitors, community physicians and leaders, funding agency representatives or programmatic collaborators.
- Maintains strong working relationships and provides excellent service to co-workers, faculty, and staff.
- Maintains professional development and attends routine meetings of the cancer control and cancer institute management teams.
- Represents the Principle Investigator(s) or institute as needed on campus committees or in community organizations.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- Partners with leaders across UAMS to realize and creates awareness of departmental recruiting needs
- Establishes professional partnerships with hiring authorities and committees, serving customers as the recruiting subject matter expert
- Demonstrates effective communication skills; communicate accurate and complete information; maintain strict confidentiality when necessary
- Develops implements, and refines diverse recruiting plans to attract robust talent for targeted jobs. The plans should include, but not be limited to, advertising and sourcing strategies to generate robust talent pools of qualified candidates (including but not limited to: job boards, social media, referrals, networking, proactive outreach to passive prospects, offline sourcing channels, professional lists and organizations
- Recommends ideas, concepts and best practice approaches to enhance effectiveness, cost-efficiency and quality of UAMS recruitment programs and processes
- Consults with hiring authorities and search committees to develop ideal candidate profiles for vacancies in addition to accurate and compelling job descriptions
- Coordinates, schedules and participates in interviews with hiring authorities and committees
- Manages all aspects of UAMS recruitment and hiring for assigned positions. This includes contacting candidates, discussing qualifications and opportunities, responding to candidate inquiries, and conducting candidate screening; presenting candidates to hiring authority for employment consideration; preparing travel itineraries and site visit schedules for interview processes; following up with candidate/department to determine continued interest; negotiating terms of employment; conduct reference checks, background check; generate offer and employment letters; initiate post-hiring processes
- Identifies current trends, technologies and changes impacting UAMS recruiting efforts
- Other tasks as assigned
- Accurately picks and fills medication carts. Averages less than four errors daily while picking the medication carts.
- Processes and expedites delivery of STAT/NOW orders as soon as possible using Dispense Tracking.
- Uses hospital wide EPIC system to track medication dispensing to unit.
- Packages Unit Dose medications accurately.
- Understands and handles, “Hazardous Drugs” and follows all policies related to medication processing.
- Monitors and processes Pyxis Stock Outs as soon as possible.
- Notifies a pharmacist when medications are ready for checking.
- Fills crash cart trays using the Kitcheck system and restocks emergency boxes and trays.
- Assists with pharmacy automation via Robot and Med Carousel.
- Answers/Receives and prescreens phone calls. Demonstrates proper telephone etiquette.
- Manages Pyxis inventory, including the accurate selection and refilling of medication. Loads and unloads medication and resolves discrepancies.
- Understands how to operate all equipment (CII safe, Pyxis, load printers, fax machines, etc.).
- Delivers medication carts accurately and promptly.
- Delivers Pyxis accurately and promptly.
- Maintains security of controlled substances.
- Removes expired drugs from assigned areas monthly.
- Maintains clean work surfaces, hoods, and classified spaces by using proper techniques and following policies and procedures.
- Maintains neat and clean work surfaces in all dispensing areas
- Pulls and labels medications prior to dispensing.
- Manages compounded products (tubing, delivering, etc.)
- Contacts nurses with secure codes for compounded narcotic products.
- Maintains adequate stock of pre-made and frozen IV products.
- Rotates stock appropriately based on expiration dates.
- Processes expired, damaged and recalled pharmacy products.
- Responsible for the upkeep of sterile and non-sterile compounding areas.
- Other related duties as assigned.
- Works closely with numerous executive leaders, faculty and staff to plan and implement appropriate and strategic evaluation components for outreach, didactic, and experiential events, including: documenting baseline measures, conducting pre-/post-tests as appropriate, guiding ongoing evaluation, assessment and continuous quality improvement of program components.
- Works with project staff and stakeholders to ensure that resources, activities, and participants lead to measurable and reportable project outcomes.
- Responsible for evidence-based research and best practices will form the basis of all interventions and activities and each component will have a standardized protocol for implementation and evaluation;
- Anticipates, develops and submits comprehensive reports to various stakeholders;
- Assists in dissemination of findings through presentations and publications.
- Work with study team to proactively problem-solve issues, develop appropriate solutions, and assist study team when needed.
- Other duties as assigned.
The Patient Care Technician (PCT) works under the direct supervision of the Registered Nurse(s) and performs tasks and duties which do not require a license, professional judgment or intervention. The PCT must pass the required competencies. The PCT works within the Department of Nursing standards. The PCT adheres to UAMS clinical programs, policies, procedures and standards and guest care guidelines.
- Obtains patient report and has on-going communication with R.N. regarding patient care/changes in condition; Informs nurse of patient requests or complaints.
- Assists with admission, transfer, and discharge of patients.
- Transports patients to other areas of the hospital as directed.
- Carries out the Plan of Care for Patient using a Multidisciplinary Approach as Delegated by Team Leader.
- Communicates effectively with other team members to facilitate patient care.
- Accepts directions from R.N.s and team members.
- Follows through on delegated patient care activities.
- Provides appropriate grooming/oral hygiene and comfort measures and assists patients with activities (ambulation, up in chair, turn and reposition).
- Documents all patient care activities/tasks, vital signs, ADL, wave tests, I&O's accurately and timely and per unit and department standards.
- Assists patients and visitors with information and/or solutions to problems.
- Serves as resources person to support department members in performance of duties.
- Notifies appropriate staff members of problems requiring prompt intervention.
- May perform other duties as assigned.
- Assists in compiling and maintaining information necessary for filing the annual Medicare, Medicaid, Campus and other third party cost reports to determine interim rate and periodic interim payments and monitors adequacy of interim rate and recommend alternate arrangements that will improve reimbursement.
- Reviews Federal Register and CCH updates regarding impact of proposed and newly activated regulations; develop and submit comments to advise management of exposure and alternative action available.
- Reviews and revises as necessary, processes used for monthly estimates of supplemental revenue to support the reasonableness of monthly estimates.
- Maintains supporting schedules for the reconciliation of interim match payments to final match payments and prepares entries for all match estimates
- Reviews operation and organization of hospital and corporate structure to determine statistics, billing, proper expense distribution and other systems resulting in compliance with government regulations and maximum reimbursement of state and federal funds. Ensures information is reported timely and accurately.
- Coordinates with contracting department to ensure contractual arrangements with physicians and others such as insurance companies and assesses reimbursement impact and recommends alternate arrangements that will improve reimbursement.
- Performs reimbursement analysis regarding impact of changes of free standing verses hospital based settings
- Monitors and coordinates with pharmacy regarding 340B programs to ensure compliance and maximization of reimbursements
- Assists with audits performed by intermediaries; assesses the impact of adjustments and determines the reasonableness and acceptability of same; and proposes necessary appeals relating to unacceptable adjustments.
- Participates in the preparation of the monthly financial statement, related exhibits and accompanying memorandums in accordance with generally acceptable accounting principles.
- Participates in the preparation of schedules used by internal and external auditors in their determination of the accuracy of accounting records.
- Performs other related duties as assigned
Organizes for data collection events, including ensuring study related supplies are ordered. Screens potentially eligible participants, coordinates data collection appointments for study visits with participants, prepares data collection packets, conducts enrollment and obtains consent, organizes and conducts data collection events (collection of surveys and biometrics), and delivers and/or transports study related items to eligible participants as needed.
Maintains and manages project/research databases within established quality control and security protocols. Enters data consistently and accurately and ensures quality control. Creates and manages study files (electronic and hard files) and generates reports as requested.
Develops and maintains study timelines to ensure the individual and collective study goals are met. Follows standard operating procedures and provides recommendations for quality improvement to successfully execute research activities. Maintains a working knowledge of the Code of Federal Regulations and the code of conduct for human research and adheres to strict regulatory requirements.
Fosters relationships with patients, study participants and family members, study personnel, site leads, collaborators, local patient and family advisory committee and regional coordinators. May collaborate with faith based organizations, community organizations, and other community leaders and agencies to co-facilitate workshops and conduct outreach. Participates and contributes to routine staff and organizational meetings.
May perform other duties as assigned.
- Implements direct therapy for children, based upon findings from a comprehensive evaluation using evidence-based techniques.
- Collaborates with other therapy professionals, clinical staff and treatment room staff to ensure the most positive outcome for the child.
- Evaluates to determine the presence of articulation, language, voice, fluency, prosody, pragmatics, oral-motor and/or feeding disorders using appropriate diagnostic instruments.
- Reviews results of standardized scores along with informed clinical judgment and observations to make the correct diagnosis.
- Translates the obtained information into a professional, typed document along with treatment recommendations, developing appropriate goals and objectives as related to patient’s needs. Confers with the team when necessary regarding said results/recommendations.
- Documents services provided in a professional, timely manner. Carefully, prepares and provides billing documents according to Kids First and Medicaid guidelines on a weekly basis.
- Verifies accuracy billing documents through careful review of progress notes, treatment room sign-out forms, and child’s individual prescription requirements.
- Ensures minimum requirements are met to maintain state and professional licensure. Maintains knowledge of theories and techniques in the field of articulation, language, voice, fluency, prosody, pragmatics, oral-motor and feeding disorders.
- Monitors the field of communication disorders to ensure knowledge of best practice. Ensures work schedules are met, arrives at work on time, reports to assigned area promptly, requests vacation and non-emergency sick leave in advance, minimizes unplanned absences
- May perform other duties as assigned.
- Performs loading and unloading of equipment and furniture for customers on central campus and surrounding areas including pick up of all surplus items and delivering to designated site(s) including Arkansas Marketing and Redistribution (M&R).
- Collection and transport of recyclables and waste from around campus to various collection sites on campus
- Assist with setting up for events on campus
- Disassembly and reassembly of computers, furniture, and other equipment as needed.
- Performs general tasks of removal and destruction of hard drives/media from all computers and equipment before sending to M&R.
*This position is declared as essential and performs other duties as assigned.
- Provides Care in an Efficient Effective Manner; Organizes own workload to ensure completion during shift, in coordination with R.N. and other team members;
- Seeks assistance from appropriate staff when necessary; Utilizes down (unproductive) time toward patient and unit activities;
- Accepts constructive feedback from peers/team members and takes corrective action when needed; Obtains patient report as per unit policy and has on-going communication with R.N. regarding patient care/changes in condition;
- Informs nurse of patient requests or complaints; Performs other duties as defined by unit check list as delegated by R.N./CDF/CSM;
- Assist with admission, transfer, and discharge of patients; Transports patients to other areas of the hospital as directed. Carries out the Plan of Care for Patient using a Multidisciplinary Approach as Delegated by Team Leader;
- Communicates effectively with other team members to facilitate patient care; Verbalizes understanding of patient's plan of care; Accepts directions from R.N.s and team members;
- Follows through on delegated patient care activities.
Other duties as assigned
- Completes assessment for patients presenting to the Emergency Department.
- Performs discharge planning and community referrals and linkages.
- Provides patient and family education and adjustment to illness counseling, grief counseling and crisis intervention.
- Promotes patient and family centered care and documents the patient choices in the medical record as required.
- Recommends care and services that are appropriate to the specified chronological age, developmental age, social maturity, and cultural background of the patient being treated.
- Documents and communicates with all team, physicians, and patient family concerns pertaining to the coordination of care and services.
- Serves as a consultant for processing guardianship, power of attorney, health care proxy, and advance directives.
- Collaborates with other UAMS Departments and actively participates in hospital wide performance improvement metrics and regulatory compliance initiatives.
- Reports and reviews department specific data metrics on a monthly basis. Implements, monitors, and evaluates the Care Management quality improvement initiatives.
- Acts as a resource to others in the performance of duties.
- Demonstrates a commitment to the personal and professional development of other UAMS employees. Participates in recruitment/retention of staff.
May perform other duties as assigned in order to meet the UAMS Core Values and the business needs of the Department
- Works under supervision of the Principal Investigator and Director of the methods, measures, and evaluation team to prepare recruitment packages, recruit participants to studies, provide and track incentives, collect baseline data and follow-up data; and keep adequate track record of participants.
- Submit IRB packages for human subjects research, update and keep track of IRB submissions, and develop and modify protocols for training and research studies.
- Synthesize and analyze data and write reports for concept mapping, GIS mapping, and community asset mapping.
- Enter data into online data management systems (e.g. RedCAP) and work with the Data Manager to coordinate these efforts.
- Conduct systematic searches on the Internet, PubMed, and in other databases to support projects and other activities and help prepare scientific presentations, publications, and media content.
- Participate in regular project meetings, trainings, provide updates on progress, and communicate regularly with study team on recruitment and data collection progress.
- Work with study team to develop and implement secure systems for assuring the quality, confidentiality, and safety of the data and work with data manager to maintain appropriate study logs, records, and databases.
- Work with study team to problem-solve issues, develop appropriate solutions, and assist study team when needed.
- Other duties may be assigned to this position.
Human Resource and Salary Allocation Manager:
- Position will carry a full range of Divisional human resource duty to include day to day transactions, performance management, compensation requests, talent management requests, onboarding, separations, policy tracking, etc.
- As needed position will provide general information to employees on various personnel benefits, leave accrual and usage, and FMLA direction, other issues, etc. Position is responsible for maintaining employee personnel reports and records, as well as maintaining a display of all required Department of Labor information.
- Position serves as payroll manager for both monthly and bi-weekly employees of Cancer Institute. Incumbent monitors and reconciles clocking to input exceptions for bi-weekly employees.
- With direction from supervisor this position will oversee and maintain all financial allocation of salaries to Cancer Institute funds, including the many salary splits for support of employees outside the Cancer Institute. As directed by supervisor, position will help to ensure that projected salary allocations do not exceed available Cancer Institute funds and will help to reconcile errors in salary allocated to these funds.
- Responsible for management of Cancer Institute UAMS asset list Assist UAMS with annual inventory process by locating missing asset items and reporting them to Property Services. Maintain and reconcile property located off campus. Transfer equipment between departments and dispose surplus property to M & R.
- Serve as the point person for all purchasing support including preparation of framework purchase orders, purchase requisitions, preapproval for official functions and travel arrangements per SAP travel. Performs all general office duties which include front desk phone coverage, maintaining supply inventory and ordering by working with vendors and all other responsibilities as assigned.
- Some degree of basic project or financial reporting will be required.
Other duties as assigned.
- Performs X-Rays with attention paid to patient positioning and radiation settings for quality x-rays.
- Maintains quality controls for x-rays and performs troubleshooting for radiology equipment.
- Provides excellent customer service and interacts with patients while taking x-rays.
- Input patient and exam information as well as CPT and ICD codes for billing purposes in the x-ray database.
- Manages PACS system and checks PACS website to ensure exam has transmitted.
- Regularly check PAC website for x-ray, MRI, CT and US results.
- Import final reports into EMRVerify report has transmitted prpperly into EMR.
- Maintain records of readiation exposure monitoring.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Collects patient data
- Performs vital signs and utilize skills such as phlebotomy
- Performs EKG's, dressing changes, set up for and assist provider with procedures and examinations
- Coordinates appointments, referrals, consults, tests and/or procedures
- Responds appropriately to the requirements of third-party payers requesting medical records and surgery scheduling
- Check-in and registers patients, check-out and collects payments and issues receipts, verifies insurance coverage
- Assist with prior authorizations
May perform other duties as assigned
- Prepares patients for procedures by reviewing medical history, draping and positioning the patient, preparing procedural/testing sites and administering contrast media and/or medications within scope of practice.
- Assists physician with performing diagnostic and therapeutic vascular interventional procedures.
- Performs related imaging procedures.
- Analyzes results and takes appropriate action to resolve image quality issues.
- Educates patient regarding procedures, equipment, and exam to ensure patient's understanding and cooperation.
- Assists with monitoring patient condition continually and reports/responds to changes in status as appropriate.
- Prepares equipment and supplies.
- Implements safety standards and performs appropriate quality control procedures on equipment.
- Troubleshoots, resolves, and/or reports equipment malfunctions as necessary.
- Provides ongoing coaching to teaching staff to support them in successfully fulfilling all aspects of their role, including but not limited to effective practices in the following:
o CLASSTM Teacher-Child Interactions
o Learning Environments
o Child Assessment
o Meeting All Children’s Needs
o Working with Families
o Professional Growth and Collaboration
o Work with teachers to implement program curriculum with fidelity.
o Work with teachers to implement child assessment system reliably, including understanding child outcomes data and using them to plan and individualize.
- Serves as education lead for the center, overseeing implementation of all aspects of education services and providing teachers with supervision, training, coaching and monitoring.
- Supports the effective implementation of the education content area, implementing all relevant policies and procedures.
- Oversees training of new hires (in conjunction with HR leads); develop, conduct or arrange other training as needed for staff, parents or volunteers.
- Collabrates with teachers to implement program curriculum that incorporates all elements and meets all standards established by UAMS Head Start (in compliance with Head Start standards and best practices).
- Oversee and approve the preparation of weekly lesson plans, including individualization and all other required elements.
- Ensure that teachers integrate goals from Individual Education Plans (IEPs) for children with disabilities (in consultation with Early Learning Inclusion Specialists).
- Ensure the completion of all required child screenings and assessments, including 45 and 90-day requirements for new children and quarterly progress assessments for all children.
- Ensure that classrooms, gym and outdoor areas are supplied with developmentally appropriate materials.
- Participate in team meetings, home visits, and community events as needed.
- Support teachers in understanding child outcomes data and using it to improve practice.
- Provide teachers with coaching and support for quality improvement and professional growth through regular observation and formal and informal feedback.
- Coordinates with Family Services team to ensure full
- implementation of family services and parent involvement (in consultation with Manager of Family Service/Family Services Coordinator).
- Supports Family Engangment Specialist to implement all aspects of family services program, including support and monitoring of UAMS Head Start Shine On, Families initiative.Ensure parents are integrally involved in developing the program’s curriculum and approach to child development and education through regular meeting with Policy Council members and others.
- Assists teaching staff in developing a system offering parents opportunities for enhancing and increasing their child observation skills.
- Coordinates training for parents and community members wanting to volunteer in the classroom.
Ongoing Monitoring & Self-Assessment:
Reviews weekly MBI (managing by information) and monthly MBI + reports and ensure all concerns are addressed in a timely fashion.
Reviews quarterly MBO (managing by outcomes) report and ensure all concerns are addressed in a timely fashion.
Reviews quarterly and annual child outcomes data and oversee teacher planning to help all children make developmental gains.
Participates in annual program self-assessment
Implements all monitoring systems required by UAMS, Head Start, childcare
licensing CACFP or other agencies, including:
- Daily visual check of indoor & outdoor safety.
- Monthly or quarterly completion of health & safety monitoring tool
Human Resources & Supervision:
- Directly supervises center staff, ensure completion of all human resources activities, and ensure compliance with relevant policies and procedures.
- Meets at least once per month with the people you supervise to monitor, provide ongoing verbal and written feedback consistent with their individual development plans for performance improvement, ensure adherence to Head Start performance standards, and to plan and direct work.
- Plans and adjust work operations to meet changing or emergent program requirements within available resources.
- Submits annual performance evaluations in a timely manner.
- Works with teachers to develop and support their individual development plan, including training plans for each teacher to obtain a bachelor’s degree or higher in Early Childhood Education or a related field. Individual development plans filed in personnel folder and a training log.
- Understands the personnel policies and procedures, and ensure that the people you supervise are aware of these and any changes to them that occur.
- Assigns and review work of the people you supervise. Instruct, train and work effectively with the people you supervise from a variety of backgrounds and with differing levels/areas of training. Model best practices within the service area.
- Devises work methods and procedures that support improvements in existing work practices; supporting the people you supervise in developing and setting goals, priorities and timelines.
- Maintains and implements Early Head Start educational goals and objectives through planning, activities and observations and documents each child’s progress.
- Identifies children’s special needs and makes referrals as appropriate.
- Monitors children’s health and safety.
- Identifies and accesses behavioral issues requiring involvement of program resource staff.
- Performs as a mandated reporter of suspected child abuse and neglect.
- Supervises children in classroom, in corridors, in restrooms, in cafeteria and the playground.
- Maintains environment that is safe and conducive to learning.
- Keeps equipment and materials in good repair and is responsible for classroom Inventory.
- Identifies achievement levels of each student and provide ongoing evaluation of progress.
- Each classroom must earn a passing score on this Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale (ECERS).
- Must involve parents in their children’s education and confers with parents on students’ progress.
- Assist with counseling of parents for their academic, personal and social skills development.
- Makes at least two home visits a year and a minimum of two parent-teacher conferences.
- Recruits parents as classroom volunteers and complete in-kind documentation.
- Participates in parent meetings and school activities.
- Becomes familiar and knowledgeable with Early Head Start Minimum Performance Standards, Minimum Standards for Childcare Licensing, UAMS Policies and Procedures and other guidelines and regulations and adhere to same.
- May perform other duties as assigned.
- Models appropriate language and behavior for children and parents in all situations
- Guides learning through discovery in the environment
- Utilizes curriculum for developing age appropriate activities
- Adheres to the Lesson Plan and class schedule as listed in the classroom
- Assesses children’s development levels of learning and plans activities in accordance with developmentally appropriate practices
- Works cooperatively with other staff to ensure that the children’s needs are met inside and outside the classroom
- Ensures that the learning environment is safe for Head Start/Early Head Start children
- May perform other duties as assigned to assure program standards are met