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Working As A Medical Health Researcher

  • Assisting and Caring for Others
  • Documenting/Recording Information
  • Getting Information
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge
  • Deal with People

  • Unpleasant/Angry People

  • Unpleasant/Hazardous Environment

  • Make Decisions

  • $67,490

    Average Salary

What Does A Medical Health Researcher Do At Highmark Health

* Rooms and interviews patients to obtain medical information and to measure their vital signs, weight, and height.
* Records information in the medical record. (40%)
* Helps physicians examine and treat patients, handing them instruments and materials or performing such tasks as giving injections. (25%)
* Prepares treatment rooms for patient examinations, keeping the room stocked and cleaned, reordering supplies, and disposing of biohazard supplies. (10%)
* Schedules procedures and obtains authorizations as necessary. (15%)
* May collect blood, tissue, or other laboratory specimens, log the specimens, and prepare them for testing; give injections. (5%)
* Utilizes EHR system to perform front-office duties. (5

What Does A Medical Health Researcher Do At Catholic Health Initiatives

* Demonstrates a commitment to service, organization values and professionalism through appropriate conduct and demeanor at all times
* Adheres to and exhibits our core values:
* Reverence** : Having a profound spirit of awe and respect for all creation, shaping relationships to self, to one another and to God and acknowledging that we hold in trust all that has been given to us.
* Integrity** : Moral wholeness, soundness, uprightness, honesty and sincerity as a basis of trustworthiness.
* Compassion** : Feeling with others, being one with others in their sorrows and joys, rooted in the sense of solidarity as members of the human community.
* Excellence** : Outstanding achievement, merit, virtue; continually surpassing standards to achieve/maintain quality.
* Maintains confidentiality and protects sensitive data at all times
* Adheres to organizational and department specific safety standards and guidelines
* Works collaboratively and supports efforts of team members
* Demonstrates exceptional customer service and interacts effectively with physicians, patients, residents, visitors, staff and the broader health care community
* Catholic Health Initiatives and its organizations are Equal Opportunity Employers_
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What Does A Medical Health Researcher Do At Highmark Health

* Prepares and rooms patients within the clinical practice setting according to standardized work flows.
* Accurately obtains patient vital signs.
* Accurately documents patient information, patient history, and medication screening.
* Prepares exam room for patient visit.
* Completes annual wellness visit screenings, pends orders for required age appropriate screenings and may serve as a scribe with additional training. (10%)
* Acts as an electronic health record (EHR) superuser.
* Accurately documents all pertinent details in the EHR according to established standards and work flows including all pertinent patient interactions at the time of the encounter in the correct EHR note type.
* Reviews, updates and screens medication list in the EHR.
* Reviews problem list and social history with patient and updates record.
* Follows Meaningful Use standards and assists with population health management. (10%)
* Assists in the coordination of patient care under supervision of the assigned health care provider.
* Assists providers with examination and procedures.
* Assists in administration of depression screening, tobacco screening, chronic disease screening and MU required screenings.
* Performs in-house testing following established protocols and policies.
* Assists with patient prescription needs based on established protocols. (10%)
* Provides clinical leadership oversight, serving as a department resource for clinical questions. (10%)
* Reviews pre-visit planning documentation and patient chart in advance of appointment time to ensure that the provider is prepared to address required screenings and gaps in care. (10%)
* In collaboration with the care team nurse, provides follow up with patient at designated intervals via patient preferred method (telephone, electronic, written) in accordance with prescribed provider instructions.
* Notifies patients of test results under the direction of provider in a timely manner. (10%)
* Ensures adequate inventory of medical supplies.
* Ensures all patient treatment areas are always stocked with the appropriate supplies using established inventory standards.
* Cleans and sterilizes instruments per established policy and manufacturer's guidelines.
* Accurately performs lab controls and equipment checks as assigned.
* Administers and accurately documents medications in accordance with policy and safety practice (10%)
* Serves as a peer mentor.
* Responsibly orients new medical assistants in correct office workflows.
* Demonstrates proficiency in teaching pre-visit planning, meaningful use standards, appropriate documentation and workflows.
* Provides meaningful feedback and performance evaluations for orientees.
* Mentors MA students and externs as assigned. (10%)
* Accurately performs clerical office functions and other duties as assigned or required. (10%)
* Depending on location, may serve as office safety officer: maintains the office safety log, assures the accuracy and completion of all quality assurance testing for all POCT performed in the office environment.
* Depending on location, may perform additional duties such as minor wound care, splinting procedures, and 61 capsules procedures. (10%)
* May require travel between physician office locations

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How To Become A Medical Health Researcher

Registered nurses usually take one of three education paths: a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing (BSN), an associate’s degree in nursing (ADN), or a diploma from an approved nursing program. Registered nurses also must be licensed.


In all nursing education programs, students take courses in anatomy, physiology, microbiology, chemistry, nutrition, psychology, and other social and behavioral sciences, as well as in liberal arts. BSN programs typically take 4 years to complete; ADN and diploma programs usually take 2 to 3 years to complete. All programs include supervised clinical experience.

Bachelor’s degree programs usually include additional education in the physical and social sciences, communication, leadership, and critical thinking. These programs also offer more clinical experience in nonhospital settings. A bachelor’s degree or higher is often necessary for administrative positions, research, consulting, and teaching.

Generally, licensed graduates of any of the three types of education programs (bachelor’s, associate’s, or diploma) qualify for entry-level positions as a staff nurse. However, employers—particularly those in hospitals—may require a bachelor’s degree.

Many registered nurses with an ADN or diploma choose to go back to school to earn a bachelor’s degree through an RN-to-BSN program. There are also master’s degree programs in nursing, combined bachelor’s and master’s programs, and accelerated programs for those who wish to enter the nursing profession and already hold a bachelor’s degree in another field. Some employers offer tuition reimbursement.

Clinical nurse specialists (CNSs) must earn a master’s degree in nursing and typically already have 1 or more years of work experience as an RN or in a related field. CNSs who conduct research typically need a doctoral degree.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

In all states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories, registered nurses must have a nursing license. To become licensed, nurses must graduate from an approved nursing program and pass the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN).

Other requirements for licensing vary by state. Each state’s board of nursing can give details. For more information on the NCLEX-RN and a list of state boards of nursing, visit the National Council of State Boards of Nursing.

Nurses may become certified through professional associations in specific areas, such as ambulatory care, gerontology, and pediatrics, among others. Although certification is usually voluntary, it demonstrates adherence to a higher standard, and some employers require it.

CNSs must satisfy additional state licensing requirements, such as earning specialty certifications. Contact state boards of nursing for specific requirements.

Important Qualities

Critical-thinking skills. Registered nurses must be able to assess changes in the health status of patients, including determining when to take corrective action and when to make referrals.

Communication skills. Registered nurses must be able to communicate effectively with patients in order to understand their concerns and assess their health conditions. Nurses need to explain instructions, such as how to take medication, clearly. They must be able to work in teams with other health professionals and communicate the patients’ needs.

Compassion. Registered nurses should be caring and empathetic when caring for patients.

Detail oriented. Registered nurses must be responsible and detail oriented because they must make sure that patients get the correct treatments and medicines at the right time.

Emotional stability. Registered nurses need emotional resilience and the ability to manage their emotions to cope with human suffering, emergencies, and other stresses.

Organizational skills. Nurses often work with multiple patients with various health needs. Organizational skills are critical to ensure that each patient is given appropriate care.

Physical stamina. Nurses should be comfortable performing physical tasks, such as moving patients. They may be on their feet for most of their shift.


Most registered nurses begin as staff nurses in hospitals or community health settings. With experience, good performance, and continuous education, they can move to other settings or be promoted to positions with more responsibility.

In management, nurses can advance from assistant clinical nurse manager, charge nurse, or head nurse to more senior-level administrative roles, such as assistant director or director of nursing, vice president of nursing, or chief nursing officer. Increasingly, management-level nursing positions are requiring a graduate degree in nursing or health services administration. Administrative positions require leadership, communication skills, negotiation skills, and good judgment.

Some nurses move into the business side of healthcare. Their nursing expertise and experience on a healthcare team equip them to manage ambulatory, acute, home-based, and chronic care businesses. Employers—including hospitals, insurance companies, pharmaceutical manufacturers, and managed care organizations, among others—need registered nurses for jobs in health planning and development, marketing, consulting, policy development, and quality assurance.

Some RNs choose to become nurse anesthetists, nurse midwives, or nurse practitioners, which, along with clinical nurse specialists, are types of advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs). APRNs may provide primary and specialty care, and in many states they may prescribe medications.

Other nurses work as postsecondary teachers in colleges and universities.

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Medical Health Researcher Demographics


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  • White

  • Hispanic or Latino

  • Asian

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  • Black or African American

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • Arabic

  • Kashmiri

  • Chinese

  • German

  • French

  • Mandarin

  • Cantonese

  • Urdu

  • Thai

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Real Medical Health Researcher Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Medical and Health Services Mgrs Schering-Plough Corporation Kenilworth, NJ Oct 16, 2008 $117,420
Medical and Health Srvcs Mgrs Alliedmedix Resources Inc. Hillsdale, NY Apr 21, 2009 $88,217 -
Medical and Health Srvcs Mgrs Alliedmedix Resources Inc. Hillsdale, NY Nov 24, 2010 $83,146 -
Medical and Health Srvcs Mgrs Alliedmedix Resources Inc. Hillsdale, NY Apr 15, 2009 $83,146 -
Medical & Health Services Superior Medical Rehab, PC Jackson, NY Oct 01, 2011 $75,132
Medical & Health Services Superior Medical Rehab, PC Jackson, NY Oct 01, 2011 $74,000

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Top Skills for A Medical Health Researcher


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Top Medical Health Researcher Skills

  1. Vital Signs
  2. Health Care
  3. Emergency
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Read and records numbers from screening equipment such as scales and digital vital signs monitor.
  • Keep patient charts organized and up to date with new information as their health care needs change.
  • Support local emergency management and hospital personnel in the design and implementation of trainings and exercises to test emergency response plans.
  • Supervised Safety personnel in performance of safety duties.
  • Developed a system of delivering and returning medications to Central Pharmacy in Columbus, Ohio.

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