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Job Opening

National Treatment Educator & Medical Advocate

Summer 1999

Program overview

Coordinate a multi-site clinical trial Patient Support & Education Program. Provide women with HIV/AIDS and their families with all of the available information on treatments, clinical trials, and support services (achieved through training of site coordinators/advocates). Help women to make fully informed decisions on what treatment strategy will be the most appropriate and effective. Assist with accrual and retention of participants in the W.A.R.P. clinical trials.

Position description

Coordinate 12 sites throughout the nation. Develop and implement a training program for trial site advocates. Act as an advocate for HIV infected women who are enrolled in the WARP AIDS Clinical Trials to make sure that they understand and the informed consent, receive appropriate medical care, HIV treatments, and services. Educate positive women about the identified pros and cons of participation in a research project. Promote early intervention and treatment access for women with HIV/AIDS. Serve as a link between all 12 site coordinators, and responsible for overall coordination.



  • Overall Coordinator of trial site peer advocates, ensuring active enrollment of HIV infected women into treatment programs through intake process and ensure the participant's understanding of clinical trial's informed consent. (pros and cons).

  • Obtain and maintain files of information on all current treatments approved, experimental or alternative.

  • Provide supervision and training of 12 coordinators, ensuring retention of participants in clinical trials at each site.

  • Establish/maintain regular on-site schedules at various research clinics across the country.

  • Coordinate teleconferencing with site coordinators.

  • Produce written materials; Fact sheets and Articles for this newsletter.

  • Complete and submit accurate monthly reports.

  • Other duties as assigned.


  • General knowledge of HIV, clinical trials and issues affecting women.

  • Good communication skills. (English/Spanish is a plus)

  • Self motivated, able to work independently, and as part of the organizational team, as well as with and without supervision.

  • Ability to work with a diverse group of people.

  • Basic computer skills, including email "know how".

  • Must have valid drivers license, car and insurance.

  • Must be willing to travel.

  • Must be willing to be based in Los Angeles.

  • Ethnically diverse populations and HIV positive women are encouraged to apply.

  • Life experience is essential.

Salary Range - Full Time:

$32,000 - $37,000 (depending on experience/qualifications)

Position is open until filled. Mail cover letter and resume to:

Women Alive
National TA Interview Committee
1566 So. Burnside, Mid-City
Los Angeles, Ca. 90019

Position is open until filled.

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This article was provided by Women Alive. It is a part of the publication Women Alive Newsletter.