Job description

Duties: The clinical research coordinator will be responsible for improving the content and delivery for an online advance directive platform that will be implemented system-wide for the University of Pennsylvania Health System, as well as supporting physician-led efforts to understand ways to engage intensive care unit (ICU) patients in clinical research, which will impact Center-wide approaches to recruitment strategy.
The experienced coordinator will accomplish these efforts by leading study coordination and supporting the execution of two studies focusing on decision making for seriously ill patients. The coordinator will work directly with study physicians and research staff, while also interacting regularly with study subjects and health system personnel. In this work, the coordinator will show vigilance in patient safety, protocol compliance, and data quality and be required to act autonomously in his/her decision-making. Under the supervision of the Project Manager, the Clinical Research Coordinator will lead: 1) day-to-day operations and recruitment of intensive care unit (ICU) patients and their families for a clinical trial exploring the optimal approach to engage patients and their surrogate decision makers in research participation (2) day-to-day operations, patient recruitment, soliciting open-ended feedback, and qualitative analysis for a study exploring the utility, content, and engagement modalities of an online platform for advance directive completion from a multi-stakeholder perspective (patients, caregivers, and clinicians) in Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania clinics.
Duties include: leading recruitment in an intensive care unit population and HUP clinic population, which entails discernment of subject eligibility upon review of electronic medical charts; discussing sensitive topics related to advance care planning and end-of-life care;assisting with web-based approaches (social media and email) to recruit research participants; and finally, data management, data entry, and maintaining patient and data tracking systems.
With support from the PI and Project Manager, the Coordinator will maintain all regulatory clinical trial documents and protocols. This involves performing all IRB modifications following the initiation of the study and preparing for continuing reviews, as needed. This position will require the coordinator to participate in weekly research updates to the study PIs.

Qualifications: A Bachelor's degree and 2-4 years of clinical research experience or equivalent combination of education and experience required. Master's degree preferred. Intensive-care experience is a plus (having exposure to critically-ill inpatient population). Experience with qualitative research methods is preferred. Strong computer skills, including experience with social media, are essential. The candidate should be comfortable doing a variety of tasks, be able to balance and prioritize multiple commitments, and be proficient at multi-tasking and independent problem solving. Must have previous experience with institutional review board and human research subject regulations. Ability to work with greater independence also with regard to decision-making. Must be detail oriented with excellent communication and interpersonal skills; highly organized; attentive to detail; ability to multi-task, and flexibility to shift focus between multiple projects as needed. Experience supervising junior staff preferred. Proficiency in Microsoft Office and REDCap database required. Must have a valid drier's license and a clean driving record. Position contingent upon funding.

Reference Number: 40-26555

Salary Grade: 026

Employment Type: Exempt

Org: DM-Palliative and Advanced Illness Research Center

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Job Family: I-Technical/Professional Research




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Posted: 8/11/2017
Application Due: 8/11/2018
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