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Clinical Research Coordinator - PACC

Medicine

Clinical Research Coordinator - PACC

  • 514853
  • Medical Center
  • Medicine
  • Full Time
  • Opening on: May 26 2021
  • Grade 103
  • Job Type: Officer of Administration
  • Bargaining Unit: n/a
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • End Date if Temporary: n/a
  • Hours Per Week: 35
  • Salary Range: Commensurate with experience

Position Summary

A full-time Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) is sought to join our growing intensive care unit (ICU) research group. We perform clinical-translational research in patients with acute respiratory failure. The overarching theme of our research is to develop strategies to individualize respiratory support to maximize lung protection and improve patient outcomes. To do so, we use granular clinical data, protein biomarkers, and pulmonary biomechanics.

We also participate in large-scale clinical trials evaluating candidate therapies for critically ill patients. A major focus of our group currently is in COVID-19 clinical trials, including for Operation Warp Speed. The CRC will become a key member of this effort. The incumbent will support several ongoing projects.


Responsibilities

  • Perform data extraction from medical records for clinical trials and cohort studies
  • Perform bedside data collection for critically ill adult patients, including from COVID-19 (Proper personal protective equipment will be provided)
  • Coordinate consent approach for studies
  • Conduct long-term follow-up phone questionnaires of study participants
  • Perform phlebotomy to obtain research blood samples
  • Assist with performing protein biomarker measurements with ELISA and multi-analyte platforms under supervision of the research laboratory manager
  • Receive, label, process, and log unique and irreplaceable human blood, airway, and urine samples
  • Travel via shuttle to our affiliate hospital, Allen Hospital, to retrieve and transport samples of enrolled participants
  • Perform additional related duties as needed

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent in education, training and experience, plus two years of related experience
  • Prior experience working with patients in a hospital setting
  • Ability to work with critically ill adult patients on life support
  • Ability to handle COVID-19 biospecimens, using proper personal protective equipment, in a BSL2+ laboratory, with training and supervision
  • Familiarity with common medical terminology
  • Ability to work independently while unafraid to ask questions whenever uncertain about the correct course of action

Preferred Qualifications

  • Phlebotomy skills
  • Prior clinical or research experience involving hospitalized patients, particularly those with critical illness
  • Previous experience with the Epic electronic health record

Other Requirements

  • Participation in the medical surveillance program
  • Contact with patients and/or human research subjects
  • Potential bloodborne pathogen exposure
  • Wear N-95 respirator
  • Successful completion of applicable compliance and systems training requirements\

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