Clinical Research Assistant
GENERAL SUMMARY OF POSITION:
Under the supervision of the Principal Investigator or designee, the Clinical Research Assistant is responsible for performing delegated tasks and procedures involving human subjects in support of clinical research protocols.
The Clinical Research Assistant will be working with three PIs in Neurocritical Care/Stroke (Department of Neurology) and help screen/enroll patients and their families into clinical research studiesResponsibilities
- Assist PI in development of protocol-specific tools to aid in study documentation
- Assess eligibility of research subjects in accordance with the approved protocol and all applicable regulations including HIPAA
- Obtain patient consent and Human Subject Committee approvals for minimal-risk studies as delegated by IRB-approved protocol
- Collect, record, evaluate, update, and store/transport pertinent data and samples in relation to protocol
- Track study enrollment and completion of milestones
- Summarize research findings and prepare presentations
- Perform literature searches
- Schedule patient tests and/or interviews
- Conduct patient telephone follow up
- Stock, inventory, store, and order samples/supplies as needed to maintain appropriate operations
- Review medical records and medical record abstractions for consistency and completeness
- Comply with established policies, health and safety regulations and requirements, procedures, and department objectives
- Maintain patient and study subject confidentiality
- Perform other duties as required.
- Bachelor’s degree in a scientific or health care field, or related experience
- Experience in using computer-based tools (Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, PowerPoint, etc.)
- Oral and written communication skills
- Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills required.
- outstanding communication skills, written, verbal and non-verbal
- excellent computer skills, in addition to Microsoft Office, applicant will navigate EPIC (experience not required but preferred), OnCore, and perform web-based data entry. REDCap experience preferred.
- Quick learner with interest and ability to adapt and learn new software (for example EpiServer for lab webpage updates)
- excellent written and verbal English skills
- strong teamwork interest and ability to connect and network with members of other multidisciplinary teams, including ICU nurses, ICU practitioners and doctors, and other research team members
- strong interest in growing with our research
- high degree of emotional intelligence, empathy and communication skills as research will be conducted in neuroICU environment with stressed and grieving families
- positive and motivated attitude with a human touch with self-driven goal to make our research team stronger
- For more information, visit: www.umassmed.edu/nccresearch