Job description

Duties: We are seeking a full-time clinical research coordinator to lead various components of studies focusing on caring for seriously ill patients. The clinical research coordinator will assist in day-to-day operations and recruitment for two studies. One study aims to explore the efficacy of a video decision aid for knowledge of renal supportive care among elderly patients with advanced kidney disease, the other seeks to understand patient, caregiver, and physician perspectives on different ways physicians may communicate regarding conservative kidney management and advance care planning. Under supervision of an Assistant Professor at the Palliative and Advanced Illness Research (PAIR) Center, the CRC's primary responsibilities will include engaging with nephrology clinics at multiple health care sites to recruit participants, screening for eligible participants using electronic health records, approaching and interviewing patients and their caregivers about sensitive topics such as advance care planning and end-of-life care, assisting with IRB documentation and compliance, maintaining study databases, and assisting with the preparation of materials to disseminate study results

Duties include:

* Recruit patients and caregivers from clinical settings and administer in-person surveys
* Conduct phone interviews with clinicians, patients and caregivers
* Perform outreach to and manage study logistics with multiple clinical sites
* Screen patients' electronic health records for study eligibility
* Maintain study databases including online survey platforms
* Assist with IRB documentation and compliance
* Attend team meetings
* Prepare and review materials for study result dissemination and grant applications
* Travel among health care sites within the greater Philadelphia area, typically within the city of Philadelphia

Qualifications: BA/BS degree and 1 to 3 years of clinical trial/clinical research experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience required.. The successful candidate must have outstanding interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills. Strong computer skills are essential. The candidate should be comfortable doing a variety of tasks, able to balance and prioritize multiple commitments, and proficient at multi-tasking and independent problem solving. Knowledge of IRB and human research protection regulations is preferred. This study involves work in clinical settings with seriously ill patients and their families and therefore candidates must have skills and demonstrated experience successfully working with diverse populations and handling sensitive information; experience in a health care setting is preferred.

Reference Number: 40-29683

Salary Grade: 025

Employment Type: Exempt

Org: DM-Renal-Electrolyte and Hypertension

Special Requirements:

Job Family: I-Technical/Professional Research




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Posted: 9/5/2018
Application Due: 1/10/2019
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