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Posted Job Title
Clinical Research Assistant B
Job Profile Title
Clinical Research Assistant B
Job Description Summary
The Clinical Research Assistant B will work in conjunction with BEAT HIV Delaney Investigators, Research Nurse to assist with screening, enrollment and follow up of subjects into interventional clinical trials within the Division of Infectious Diseases and may work independently to execute observational trials. Additionally, the Research Assistant may assist the Research Nurse with community outreach efforts throughout Philadelphia to recruit study participants.
The Clinical Research Assistant B will be part of a multi-disciplinary research team conducting HIV therapeutic trials as well as various Infectious Disease-related studies. The RA will serve as an outreach recruiter for HIV and healthy volunteer studies as well as assist in retention of participants. The RA should be skilled at engaging in informal conversation with potential research subjects by phone, in person and via social media platforms all while adhering to confidentiality/privacy regulations. Organizational and administrative skills are necessary as duties also include various protocol-directed procedures: blood draws, ECG, blood pressure/vital signs and questionnaire administration. Support of the Research Nurses includes preparation of case report forms, labeling tubes for blood collection and scheduling of clinical research study participant appointments. Travel throughout Philadelphia to neighborhood venues and community HIV organizations is required for outreach.
The position requires the Clinical Research Assistant B to have knowledge in the treatment and care of patients living or at risk of HIV infection, Hepatitis and other Infectious Diseases. The Research Assistant must be self-sufficient, detail-oriented, and able to identify problems and solve them, including assessing the need for further intervention or care by licensed staff. He or she must be able to handle confidential information and meet objectives in compliance with all legal, regulatory, and protocol guidelines.
Excellent communication and organizational and administrative skills are necessary including ability to check and prepare recruitment materials, ability to effectively interact with multidisciplinary teams including patients, families, physicians, nurses, pharmacists, administrative and laboratory staff.
1) Organize and maintain documentation, case report forms and study binders required by Sponsor as directed by Supervisor
2) Complete lab requisition slips, prepare progress notes and charts, assemble lab kits, label required tubes and arrange for transportation of specimens per protocol(s)
3) Screen potential patients, in person and by phone, for research studies and collaborate and confer with PI, Research Nurse or Coordinator for final approval of the potential patient as a candidate for the study
4) Maintain telephone follow-up with all study patients as dictated by protocol in a timely manner for scheduling and retention purposes
5) May perform blood draws, ECG, blood pressure and other measurements of vital signs and administer study-related questionnaires
6) Support and interact with Research Nurses and Coordinators to identify routine potential problems and communicates with appropriate member of the research team
7) Maintain documentation of all study participant interactions in source documents and electronic medical records as designated in various protocols
8) May travel with Research Nurse within the Philadelphia area to community events in order to raise awareness of ongoing Delaney BEAT HIV research projects.
9) Perform additional clerical duties as assigned, attend weekly staff meetings and professional development seminars/conferences
Position contingent upon funding.
HS diploma or GED equivalent and 3-5 years of experience; or equivalent
Detail-oriented with excellent organizational and interpersonal skills required
Interpersonal skills are required including professional phone etiquette
Working knowledge and use of various social media platforms required
Experience in research, regulatory or medical environment preferred
Knowledge of HIV disease preferred
Phlebotomy skills preferred
Knowledge of medical terminology is helpful
Job Location - City, State
Department / School
Perelman School of Medicine
$17.58 - $31.65
Affirmative Action Statement Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.
Special Requirements Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.
Internal Number: JR00018154
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