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Duties: The Palliative and Advanced Illness Research (PAIR) Center is seeking a clinical research coordinator who will be responsible for improving the content and delivery for an online advance care planning platform that will be implemented system-wide for the University of Pennsylvania Health System and used for clinical trials around the country.
The experienced coordinator will lead study coordination and support the execution of studies focusing on decision making for seriously ill patients and their families. The coordinator will work directly with study investigators and research staff, while also interacting regularly with study subjects and health system personnel. In supporting this research effort, the coordinator will serve as an administrative liaison between the online platform's cross-functional team, housed across the Department of Medicine and the Penn Medicine Center for Health Care Innovation. 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 a PAIR Center Project Manager, the Clinical Research Coordinator will lead: 1) day-to-day operations and recruitment of seriously ill patients with advanced malignancies and their families for a clinical trial comparing electronic vs. traditional advance directives, (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 study recruitment efforts in UPHS clinic populations, 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.
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. Position contingent upon funding.

Reference Number: 40-28282

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: 3/20/2018
Application Due: 5/20/2018
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