Westat NHANES Mobile Examination Center (MEC) Health Technologist in New York, New York

Job ID 14746BR

Job Title NHANES Mobile Examination Center (MEC) Health Technologist

City NY - New York

Job Status Full-Time

Job Description

Westat is currently seeking motivated individuals with a commitment to excellence for the ongoing National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The core of NHANES involves in-person household interviews and medical examinations conducted in a mobile examination center (MEC).

This position requires full-time, continuous travel for 48 weeks a year. Two specified vacation breaks are determined by the study schedule.

The NHANES Mobile Examination Center (MEC) HealthTechnologist performs examinations pursuant to study requirements including, but not limited to, testing for anthropometric measures, liver health, audiology,balance, and vision;and recording for the dental examiner. They calibrate and maintain the equipment required for the examination tasks and record data and observations inanautomated system. When necessary, the Health Technologist serves as a resource to facilitate communications between the home office and the mobile examination center.

Basic Qualifications

Candidates must:

  • Be at least 18 years old.

Minimum Requirements

  • Have at least an associate’s degree in the medical or health sciences. Examples of acceptable medical or health science degrees include: Licensed Radiologic Technologist, Licensed Nuclear Medicine Technologist, Registered Nurse, Licensed Practical or Vocational Nurse, Certified Medical Manager, Paramedic, Emergency Medical Technician, and other similar degrees in health sciences;

  • Be professionally certified or licensed by a national credentialing agency in appropriate field;

  • Have at least 1 year of experience in a health care setting with direct hands-on patient care;

  • Be CPR certified or have the ability to obtain CPR certification within the first 3 months of employment;

  • Be available to work a minimum of 40 hours per week including evenings and weekends, when work is available;

  • Be willing to comply with all training requirements;

  • Be willing to commit to work for at least 1 year;

  • Be willing to travel nationally for project work;

  • Be capable of lifting 35 lbs., as well as packing, unpacking, moving, and storing equipment and supplies, with or without reasonable accommodations;

  • Have a valid (current) driver’s license that is not under suspension;

  • Have the ability to read, write, and communicate effectively in English; and

  • Have a basic computer proficiency and administrative and clerical skills.

Preferred Criteria

  • Have a B.S. degree in the health sciences;

  • Have excellent computer skills (be able to access the Internet, use the keyboard, and email);

  • Have experience working with the general public;

  • Be capable of establishing and maintaining a good rapport with study participants;

  • Be self-motivated, organized, detail-oriented, and able to convey the importance of the study to participants;

  • Work consistently in an organized manner;

  • Be flexible in working assigned tasks; and

  • Have strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work independently and in a team environment.

Applicants bilingual in English and Spanish are encouraged to apply.

FULL-TIME CONTINUOUS TRAVEL IS REQUIRED with a 1-year minimum commitment (two vacation breaks per year).

Residents of New York City or Philadelphia must apply to the specific location requisition.

This is a full-time nonexempt position and is eligible for overtime pay and benefits. Mandatory paid training will be held. Pay rates are based on experience.

Benefits include bonuses, paid lodging, per diem ranging from $56-$76 per day, company car and insurance or car allowance of $475 monthly, two paid vacations per year lasting 8-10 days each, paid holidays, ESOP, and 401(k); health insurance is offered at a cost.

Any offer of employment may be contingent upon receipt of acceptable results from a post-offer background screening, if required for this position, based on the specific position, which may include, for example, identity verification, employment history, or criminal records history.

Working on this study can be a fascinating, rewarding experience. If you are a reliable self-starter and interested in a job that requires full-time continuous travel, this position may be right for you.

Westat is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, genetic information, gender identity, or any other protected status under applicable law.

Requisition ID 19004