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University of Utah PS Clinical Research Coord-Inpatient Medicine Quality and Social Science Team in Salt Lake City, Utah

Details

Open Date 05/19/2023

Requisition Number PRN35024B

Job Title PS Clinical Research Coord

Working Title PS Clinical Research Coord-Inpatient Medicine Quality and Social Science Team

Job Grade E

FLSA Code Administrative

Patient Sensitive Job Code? Yes

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

MOnday-Friday 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

VP Area U of U Health - Academics

Department 00232 - General Internal Medicine

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 39300 to 72,700

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

Coordinates the implementation, quality control and completion of research studies while assisting the Principal Investigator in determining and accomplishing study objectives. Oversees research studies in an administrative and operational capacity while maintaining compliance with guidelines set by governing agencies.

Responsibilities

1. Oversees compliance to protocol; manages quality control, completion and submission of study related documentation; prepares reports for organizations and agencies.

2. Develops study budgets; monitors budget expenses and billing for allied services; negotiates payment schedule with sponsor and fees for internal services.

3. Monitors enrollment goals and initiates strategies to promote enrollment and participant compliance. Coordinates and performs responsibilities related to research participants including determining subject population availability, developing informed consents and screening materials, screening and recruiting subjects, scheduling visits, obtaining informed consent, answering subject inquiries, overseeing study visits and acting as a liaison between participants and study-related parties.

4. Recognizes, tracks and reports adverse events and protocol deviations.

5. Prepares for and coordinates site visits made by sponsors or federal agencies during course and at the close of the study.

6. Represents the research program at meetings, national and international research consortia.

7. Prepares, submits and maintains IRB , FDA , NCI , NIH , NSF and/or other regulatory documents and research correspondence.

8. Contributes to developing educational materials and educates the community and other research professionals regarding studies and related research issues.

9. Supervises, mentors and trains new or junior research staff.

10. Coordinates with referring physicians to provide information regarding available research projects and to maintain a strong referral basis.

11. Develops and maintains patient databases, investigational logs and records of drugs administered, medical devices monitored and/or procedures followed.

12. Assists the Principal Investigator in the development of study protocols.

This job description is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.

Work Environment and Level of Frequency that may be required:

Nearly Continuously: Office environment.

Seldom: Infectious disease, oils ( there is air or skin exposure to oils or other cutting fluids ).

Physical Requirements and Level of Frequency that may be required

Nearly Continuously: Hearing, listening, talking.

Often: Repetitive hand motion (such as typing), walking, standing, sitting.

Seldom: Bending, reaching overhead.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelors degree in a health sciences or related field or equivalency (one year of education can be substituted for two years of related work experience) with two years professional research experience and completion of University RATS Clinical Certification within one year of hire required. Exceptional organizational skills, attention to detail, and demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills also required.

Knowledge of Good Clinical Practices, FDA , HIPAA and IRB regulations; an understanding of research procedures; and the ability to function independently is preferred.

Departments may require IRB CITI Course or IATA DGR training within a specified timeframe.

Departments may prefer a nursing degree for this position, which requires the incumbent to have two years related experience and possess a nationally recognized research compliance certification.

This position is patient-sensitive and must fulfill all associated requirements. We protect our patients, coworkers and community by requiring all patient-sensitive employees to be immunized according to CDC standards and hospital policy. Limited exemptions may be made for documented medical contraindications or religious beliefs that object to vaccinations.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.

Preferences

The Division of General Internal Medicine at the University of Utah School of Medicine has an immediate opening for a Clinical Research Coordinator. This is a full-time position to support the Utah Quality Advancement Laboratory (UQuAL) within the Division of General Internal Medicine to improve quality of care and patient safety and outcomes for hospitalized patients. UQuAL is an exciting new health services research laboratory led by Drs. Valerie Vaughn (hospitalist physician) and Julie Szymczak (medical sociologist) that believes in multi-disciplinary work to improve patient care in a way that is sustainable, equitable, and tailored to the complex social environments in which medicine occurs. The successful candidate will assist in completing study objectives for quantitative, qualitative, and implementation research studies, with a primary focus on administrative research support. Actual responsibilities will vary according to study timelines and will include working with Principal Investigators and Sr. Clinical Research Coordinator in projects assessing and improving diagnostic error, antibiotic overuse, and other complex patient safety challenges.

Specific responsibilities include assisting in protocol development and implementation; and performing research team functions as needed, including coordination of meetings, preparation of slides, bibliographic management, and organizing project data and documentation. There may be times when the position includes developing and piloting data collection tools; performing chart review, data abstraction, and clinical interviews; or conducting data management and basic analysis. The Clinical Research Coordinator will utilize clinical research experience and understanding of clinical care to perform multiple functions for this position. Most importantly, the nature of this job will be flexible and evolve based on the needs of the UQuAL team, requiring the candidate to have an excitement for learning and growth.

Responsibilities

1. Assist in protocol development and implementation.

2. Work with research personnel in the design and preparation of project and in recording data.

3. Manage objectives of multiple projects at once

4. Assist the Sr. Clinical Research Coordinator in the development of study materials and protocols.

5. Perform chart review, data abstraction, and clinical interviews.

6. May develop online questionnaires and data collection forms (REDCap, Qualtrics) and process data.

7. May contribute to, edit, and format research papers, project reports, educational materials, and presentations.

8. Organize and maintain project documents and data.

9. Prepare for and coordinate study team meetings.

10. Complete and maintain CITI and other relevant training required by the IRB .

11. Attend investigator meetings for projects and regular meetings with supervisor.

This job description is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.

Work Environment and Level of Frequency that may be required :

Nearly Continuously: Office environment.

Seldom : Infectious disease, oils (there is air or skin exposure to oils or other cutting fluids).

Physical Requirements and Level of Frequency that may be required:

Nearly Continuously: Hearing, listening, talking.

Often: Repetitive hand motion (such as typing), walking, standing, sitting.

Seldom: Bending, reaching overhead.

Minimum Qualifications

1. Bachelor’s degree or equivalency

2. Exceptional organizational skills, attention to detail, and demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills also required.

3. Understanding of research procedures; and the ability to function independently

4. This position is patient-sensitive and must fulfill all associated requirements. We protect our patients, coworkers and community by requiring all patient-sensitive employees to be immunized according to CDC standards and hospital policy. Limited exemptions may be made for documented medical contraindications or religious beliefs that object to vaccinations.

5. Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.

6. Flexibility and enthusiasm for learning and growth

Preferences

• Master’s degree or equivalency

• Prior experience in quality improvement or clinical research.

• Ability to manage multiple projects at once with ability to prioritize, plan ahead, and problem solve.

• Excellent interpersonal and communications skills, both oral and written.

• Proficiency in Microsoft Office, reference manager software (Endnote), REDCap, Qualtrics, and ability to learn new software programs.

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students and patients from all backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education and quality healthcare for historically underrepresented students and patients.

All qualified individuals are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

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