Miami, Florida
May 11, 2018
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The University of Miami is considered among the top tier institutions of higher education in the U.S. for its academic excellence, superior medical care, and cutting-edge research. At the U, we are committed to attracting a talented workforce to support our common purpose of transforming lives through teaching, research, and service. Through our values of Diversity, Integrity, Responsibility, Excellence, Compassion, Creativity and Teamwork (DIRECCT) we strive to create an environment where everyone contributes in making UM a great place to work. We are one of the largest private employers in Miami-Dade County; home to more than 13,400 faculty and staff from all over the world.

The University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, and Department of Pediatrics has an immediate opening for a Clinical Research Coordinator, to join a very active HIV clinical research program with multiple ongoing research studies funded by the NIH. The Research Coordinator will work closely with other members of the research team including the principal investigator, research coordinators, and the data manager. The ideal candidate will be able to commit a minimum of two years to working in the research group.
Primary responsibilities are as follows: Provides professional level support for research studies and assists in the design of studies. Acquire an understanding of the research program and the details of specific research projects. Assure that protocol data is collected at the appropriate time points. Verifies accuracy of research data and perform quality checks. Ensures compliance with research protocols and overall clinical objectives. Coordinate clinical study activities, including but not limited to:
Be responsible for study recruitment and enrollment. Coordinating study visits. Explains informed consents procedures including HIPAA authorization to research participants and obtains informed consent. Instructs subjects and/or caregivers, physicians, nurses, allied health staff involved in the care of subject on aspects specifically related to research studies, treatments, or side effects. Review medical records to identify potential research subjects. Performs and/or oversees research activity, including scheduling labs, radiology testing, and physical exams to study subjects. Responsible for performing blood draws. Responsible for the proper collection, processing and handling of specimens as required by the study protocol. Submit required and requested data and document in a timely and complete manner. Provide complete and timely follow-up in reporting pertinent clinical findings and laboratory results to physicians. Repeat abnormal results as stipulated by the physician and/or the protocol. Refer patient to other departments as required and complete adverse events reports when required. Work with the Financial Manager in the development of monthly research invoices and help in the preparation of the annual budget. Other duties as required. Must be flexible and willing to work afterhours or on weekends.

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in related discipline or Degree in Medical Sciences and a minimum of two years relevant experience. Phlebotomy experience with infants/ young children.
Current Certification of Medical Assistant and phlebotomist. Proficiency in computer skills (Word, Excel, Outlook). Possess strong organizational skill and detail oriented. Able to work independently and with little supervision. Spanish speaker highly preferred. Interest in work with infants, children and pregnant women. Must demonstrate good verbal and written communications skills. One year of relevant research work experience, desirable. Any appropriate combination of relevant education, experience and/or certifications will be considered.

UHealth-University of Miami Health System, South Florida's only university-based health system, provides leading-edge patient care powered by the ground breaking research and medical education at the Miller School of Medicine. As an academic medical center, we are proud to serve South Florida, Latin America and the Caribbean. Our physicians represent more than 100 specialties and sub-specialties, and have more than one million patient encounters each year. Our tradition of excellence has earned worldwide recognition for outstanding teaching, research and patient care. We're the challenge you've been looking for. The University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including medical and dental benefits, tuition remission, vacation, paid holidays and much more. The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action-Veteran/Disability Employer. Come join us!

Patient safety is a top priority. As a result, during the Influenza ("the flu") season (September through April), the University of Miami School of Medicine requires all employees who provide ongoing services to patients, work in a location (all Hospitals and clinics) where patient care is provided, or work in patient care or clinical care areas, to have an annual influenza vaccination. Failure to meet this requirement will result in rescinding or termination of employment.


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