House Ear Institute

Be part of our team and mission 

The House Ear Institute (HEI) is a pioneering leader in the field of hearing and Neurofibromatosis Type 2 (NF2) research. Since 1946 HEI has been committed to its threefold mission of Education, Research, and Global Health. Founded by Howard P. House, MD, and headquartered in Los Angeles, California, the House Ear Institute has been and continues to be at the forefront of new discoveries and applications of clinical and translational research in otology (ear medicine) and skull base surgery.

Led by a dedicated board of directors, top flight faculty, and supported by thousands of dedicated donors and grateful patients, this is your opportunity to come alongside them join us and support a world in which all may hear.

Careers

Clinical Research Nurse – Neurofibromatosis Type 2

ABOUT NEUROFIBROMATOSIS TYPE 2 (NF2)

Neurofibromatosis Type 2 (NF2) is a tumor syndrome that predisposes patients to developing multiple tumors of the nervous system. Patients typically develop balance of hearing nerve tumors (acoustic neuroma/vestibular schwannoma), tumors of the coverings of the brain and spine (meningiomas), and tumors of the spinal cord (ependymomas). Patients with NF2 frequently lose hearing due to these tumors. Researchers at the House Ear Institute were the first to develop a hearing-restorative treatment for these patients – the auditory brainstem implant.

ROLE SUMMARY

The House Ear InstituteHEI seeks to recruit a talented Clinical Research Nurse to support the growth and development of the NF2 research program at the HEI. This position requires an individual with strong project management and critical thinking skills to organize clinical research care and projects. Responsibilities include educating patients and families on clinical trial opportunities, coordinating care for patients who are enrolled in IRB-approved clinical research trials, collecting data for open studies, and organizing an NF2 tumor board. Patients with NF2 often have hearing difficulties. A knowledge of American Sign Language (ASL) is not required, however a willingness to work with patients who are hearing impaired is a must. A benefit unique to this position is funded travel to attend the annual Children’s Tumor Foundation conference on Neurofibromatosis.

 

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

Patient Education:

  • Help to develop educational resources regarding open NF2 clinical studies at HEI
  • Discuss risks and benefits of clinical studies with eligible patients with NF2
  • Assist with obtaining consent and enrollment documentation for clinical studies
  • Serve as the primary resource for inquiries regarding clinical studies from potential subjects and enrolled patients

 

Coordination of care/research visits:

  • Manage and coordinate study-related patient visits
  • Work collaboratively with neurosurgeons, otologists, audiologists in coordinating clinical care and study visits
  • Schedule necessary follow-up for patients on clinical studies
  • Participate in planning and evaluation processes to improve workflow and organization of multi-disciplinary clinical care and study visits

 

Data collection and management for NF2 studies:

  • Maintain an active database related to NF2 clinical studies
  • Participate in data collection – will includeing performing neurological examination and documentation of both  subjective and objective (physical exam) findings
  • Assist with collection of retrospective data (patient charts)
  • Ensure that documentation and reporting for clinical trials is complete and accurate
  • Maintain study compliance with IRB, funding, and government policies

 

Management of NF2 tumor board:

  • Organize a list of select patients for inclusion in a monthly NF2 tumor board
  • Identify pertinent information for each patient to be included that relates to the specific clinical question to be addressed at the tumor board
  • Follow-up on action items identified at each tumor board meeting

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Education and Experience:

  • Current California RN License
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree (BSN) or equivalent degree required
  • Two or more years of experience with clinical research or project management preferred

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Experience with neurosurgical patients and the neurologic examination
  • Prior experience with clinical trials
  • A strong commitment to advancing HEI’s mission.
  • An interest in improving the health of patients with NF2.
  • Willingness to work with patients who are hearing impaired.
  • Personally and effectively engage with NF2 community members.
  • Strong time-management and organizational skills.
  • Computer Skills: Microsoft Office and clinical research databases (preferably Filemaker Pro).
  • Work closely and effectively with researchers and clinicians, including neurosurgeons, otologists, and audiologists.
  • Possess a highest level of organization, analysis, perspective, planning, creativity, and energy.
  • Remain flexible in the face of competing demands and effectively manage multiple projects at any given time.
  • Be a self-starter and demonstrate an ability to solve problems and remove barriers to the administrative goals and initiatives.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced and demanding environment.
  • Willingness to go above and beyond to contribute to the success of a dynamic team

 

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

  • HEI prides itself in offering its employees a competitive salary that places them at or above the market rate.
  • HEI offers a generous benefits package that includes medical, dental, and optional vision coverage, as well as paid sick and vacation time benefits.
  • HEI employees benefit from a flexible and fun working environment where the focus is placed on outcomes and success.
  • A retirement plan will come online for HEI employees during the calendar year 2019.  
  • Particular to this position, we will fund travel and attendance to the annual Children’s Tumor Foundation Neurofibromatosis conference.

 

APPLICATION PROCESS

To apply, please visit www.hei.org for more information. Resumes and cover letters can be submitted via e-mail to jobs@hei.org. Resumes submitted without cover letters will not be considered. Only candidates who are selected for an interview will be contacted.

Marketing and Communications Manager

ROLE SUMMARY

We are seeking a self-motivated, energetic, and talented communications professional to support our growth. The position will develop communication strategies for the organization’s diverse group of stakeholders including doctors, researchers, institutions, patients, and the general public. The successful candidate will demonstrate a wide range of communications and marketing skills and have the ability to
actively manage several projects simultaneously. Responsibilities include drafting and creation of collateral, print materials and publications, social media, public relations, web development, special events, and
branding. If you are versatile, get things done, are outgoing, and have a good sense of humor, we want to hear from you.

 

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

Corporate Communications:

  • Create engaging and effective strategies and campaigns to drive specific outcomes and position HEI as a leader in hearing related science.
  • Manage and oversee the company’s digital presence including websites, social media and related mediums.
  • Grow our base, attract new traffic and awareness for HEI, and convert that traffic into donors, patients, and others in support of our mission.
  • Nurture and build existing relationships with funders, partners, and other institutions.

Content Creation:

  • Build and manage multi-channel campaigns that include print and digitally rich content.
  •  Drive and promote social media profiles, infographics, webinars, educational courses, blog posts, research papers, and reports to grow new leads and drive business.
  • Partner with the staff and Faculty to develop engaging content that highlights our work and success.
  • Optimize marketing automation, acknowledgement, and lead generation through social channels, newsletters, e-mail and other content.
  • Track, measure and analyze all activities to optimize efforts and limited resources.
  • Manage an editorial calendar that drives our overall communications and marketing strategies.
  • Supervise videographer, develop story ideas, oversee video production and conduct interviews. Supervise editing process and oversee distribution of videos via marketing communications channels

Public Relations:

  • Assist in maintaining relationships with key community stakeholders and build new relationships.
  • Manage incoming media inquiries. Draft and disseminate press releases promoting HEI.
  • Work with faculty on publicizing research and programmatic success stories.
  • Plan events, educational seminars, and press conferences.

 Planning and Execution:

  • Partner with Executive Director to create and execute a comprehensive communications and
    marketing plan that expands reach, builds support, and secures new donors.
  • Create tracking and feedback to measure success and identify initiatives that advance our goals.
  • Research and implement strategies to streamline work and expand reach.
  • Partner with staff and faculty to build processes for effectively collection of content.

 

Requirements

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • A strong commitment to advancing HEI’s mission.
  • Excellent communicator and creative thinker.
  • Background in fundraising and/or sales.
  • Exceptional writing and editing skills.
  • Develop budgets and manage vendors.
  • Strong orientation to work as part of a team.
  • Excellent time-management and organizational skills.
  • Computer Skills: Microsoft Office, CRM. HTML, photo/video editing SEO skills a plus.
  • Possess the highest level of organization, analysis, perspective, planning, creativity, and energy. Be
    both intuitive and data driven.
  • Command of social media networks and best practices.
  • Remain flexible in the face of competing demands and effectively manage multiple projects at
    any given time.
  • Be a self-starter and demonstrate an ability to solve problems and remove barriers to the administrative goals and initiatives.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced and demanding environment.
  • Willingness to go above and beyond to contribute to the success of a dynamic team.

Education and Experience:

  • BA/BS degree in marketing, communications, or relevant field
  • 1-5 Years past experience in non-profit marketing, communications or sales.

 

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
HEI prides itself in offering employees a competitive salary. We offer a generous benefits package that includes medical, dental, and vision coverage, as well as paid sick and vacation time. Our employees benefit
from a flexible and fun working environment where the focus is placed on outcomes and success.


APPLICATION PROCESS
To apply, please visit www.hei.org for more information. Resumes and cover letters can be submitted via email to jobs@hei.org. Resumes submitted without cover letters will not be considered. Only candidates who are selected for an interview will be contacted.

Subscribe To Our Email List
Get the latest content first.
We respect your privacy.