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We are seeking a highly-motivated, independent and organized research assistant to assists with a NIH-funded clinical trial investigating the use of emergency interventions for life-threatening hypotension in the BCH intensive care units. This unique and innovative study is the first of it's kind at BCH and will require flexibility, creativity and problem-solving skills. Typical hours will be 7:30am-3:30pm M-F with a good mix of family/patient interaction, data collection, administrative tasks and scientific/regulatory writing. The ideal candidate will be detail-oriented and able to work independently for most tasks. The candidate must be comfortable, skillful and delicate with interacting with families who's children are critically ill.
This CRA will:
Consent and recruit patients for research studies through personal interviews and written communications with patients/families. Provide detailed background information regarding studies to families, communicate all policies and procedures, and respond to all inquiries. Evaluate suitability of prospective study candidates and make selections based upon clinical knowledge of each study
Serve as liaison to the families/patients in the research studies, conducted at both on-site and off-site locations, guiding and advising them throughout each phase of the study. Coordinate follow-up visits as necessary. Act as a resource to study participants, addressing any concerns they may have. Troubleshoot resolution of any issues that may arise throughout the study
Coordinate and prepare the necessary documentation for IRB and Committee on Clinical Investigations submissions, together with the PI of the study
Create and prepare data collection statistical reports and analytical summaries for distribution to study research team for review and analysis. Write articles and summary papers of studies for submission to medical journals
Coordinate activities between the hospital and research laboratories to ensure correct testing/processing and send out instructions specific to the study. Communicate project policies and procedures to personnel. Monitor and review data collection and data entry, and informed consent procedures - ensuring consistency of application for each study.
Perform other miscellaneous administrative duties
To qualify, you must have:
A Bachelor's degree, and a minimum of one year of relevant work experience
The analytical skills to gather and interpret data in which the information or problems are moderately complex to complex.
Well-developed communication skills in order to provide critical information to patients, effectively deal with conflicting views or issues, and the ability to mediate fair solutions.
Advanced writing skills.
During a public health emergency, individuals in this role may be expected to take on additional duties to respond to organizational needs.
BCH offers competitive compensation and unmatched benefits
BCH is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disability
Internal Number: 3132471
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