Clinical Trials Associate I - Internal Medicine & Public Health
Supports the activities of the Principal Investigator in accordance with the protocols and regulations. Involved in the collection, interpretation and documentation of data in support of observational research studies and clinical trials. Initiates and develops process improvements.
Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
Contribute to Research Team
* Communicate regularly and effectively with the interdisciplinary research team
* Participate in weekly team meetings and provide feedback on study efforts, problems, and protocols
* Work directly with older adults, patient families, and staff in the hospital setting
* Complete required Institutional Review Board (IRB) training related to research with human subjects.
* Abide by rules of confidentiality for data management of sensitive medical information for study participants.
* Complete additional tasks as assigned by supervisor (project manager/coordinator or principal investigator)
IRB and Protocols
* Assist in preparation of sponsor, IRB, and DSMB reports
Study Participant Eligibility Screening and Recruitment
* Coordinate protocol and patient consent form process.
* Identify and recruit clinical research subjects; monitor enrollment goals and modify recruitment strategies as necessary
* Conduct standardized protocols for data collection. Examples include but are not limited to:
* Perform standardized observations in the hospital setting to monitor and record ADL care provision
* Conduct patient and hospital staff interviews using standardized tools
* Set up timeline of interviews and required procedures.
* Abstract and record all patient data essential to the study onto required case report forms or into the electronic data collection system.
* Document, collect and report adverse events accordingly to relevant bodies according to protocol
* Ensure deadlines and timelines are met for the study
* Coordinate with research staff to ensure data collection is complete
* Accommodate variable work hours that may change weekly based on data collection but not exceed 40 total hours per week. Hours may be distributed across both day and evenings, week days and weekends for observational data collection.
Data Management & Analysis
* Enter all pertinent data into electronic databases and data collection software (e.g., Excel, REDCap and SPSS statistical software) accurately and in a timely manner
* Update and maintain database after participant contacts and data collection
* Conduct basic descriptive data analyses
* Be comfortable with large data sets
Process Improvement, Training, and Professional Development
* Pursue professional development and participate on committees, as requested by management
Occasional: Standing: Remaining on one's feet without moving.
Occasional: Walking: Moving about on foot.
Occasional: Lifting under 35 lbs: Raising and lowering objects under 35 lbs from one level to another
Occasional: Push/Pull: Exerting force to move objects away from or toward.
Occasional: Bending/Stooping: Trunk bending downward and forward by bending spine at waist requiring full use of lower extremities and back muscles
Occasional: Reaching below shoulders: Extending arms in any direction below shoulders.
Occasional: Handling: Seizing, holding, grasping, turning or otherwise working with hand or hands.
Occasional: Vision: Clarity of near vision at 20 inches or less and far vision at 20 feet or more with depth perception, peripheral vision, color vision.
Frequent: Noise: May include exposure to occupational noise levels which equal or exceed an 8-hr time-weighted average of 85 decibels, requiring enrollment in VUMC's Hearing Conservation Program which includes training, use of hearing protection, and periodic audiometry.
Continuous: Communication: Expressing or exchanging written/verbal/electronic information.
Vanderbilt University Medical Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer and adheres to the parameters of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act as amended, we will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourage both prospective and current employees to discuss potential reasonable accommodations with us.
Associate's Degree (or equivalent experience) and 1 year experience
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