The Research Professional 2 exists to support clinical research trials within the Department of Surgery, Clinical Trials Office. Responsibilities include patient recruitment, screening, consenting and perform study data collection and abstract data from medical records. This position requires completion of CITI training in biomedical research and Good Clinical Practice course along with individual study training required by sponsors.
Patient Screening, Recruitment, and Consent- 30%
Recruit potential subjects
Participate in protecting the rights of the research subject via execution of informed consent and compliance with HIPAA requirements
Determine subject eligibility, and maintain compliance with protocol elig bility requirements.
Obtain or confirm subject's consent to participate in research. Assess the subject's understanding of the research process, procedures and plan; implement and conduct subject and family education in response to identified needs.
Coordinate Participant Activities in Protocol- 20%
Collect, and ship specimens for research, laboratory, or clinical testing as required, often in repetitive and concise fashion to maintain integrity across all subject visits.
Monitor subject responses to protocol defined treatments/interventions, and schedule required visits and tests.
Evaluate laboratory and other findings to determine the presence of expected and unexpected subject reactions or outcomes Assess, troubleshoot, and report problems with data collection or other research processes.
Under the supervision of the PI, report study/medical/test results for subjects and/or families and report significant findings to the appropriate study staff.
Collect & Abstract Data- 30%
Abstract data from medical records and directly enter it into appropriate Research Database.
Perform study data collection and entry; collect enrollment and treatment data, using charts, correspondence, electronic medical records, and personal communications with other healthcare workers.
Communication and Training- 20%
Coordinate communication between all individuals involved in the research studies (PI, co-PI, sponsor, monitor, clinical staff)
Write routine correspondence for research projects including letters, memos, and instructional study forms.
Interact with study monitors, department, University, and clinical staff to successfully carry out study requirements.
Provides ongoing and timely communication on the progress of the study.
Assists in implantation of training of local staff on the protocol. This includes, but is not limited to: assisting in creation of training materials, delivering education to research and clinical staff, and continually re-educating during the active phase of the active phase of the research project
The University of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including:
Competitive wages, paid holidays, vacation and sick leave
Low cost medical, dental, and pharmacy plans
Health care and dependent daycare flexible spending accounts
Excellent retirement plans with employer match
Disability and employer paid life insurance
Wellbeing program with reduced insurance premiums
Tuition reimbursement opportunities covering 75%-100% of eligible tuition
Student loan forgiveness opportunity
Opportunities for growth and promotion
Employee Assistance Program
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All required qualifications must be documented on application materials
Required: BA/BS degree plus two years of work experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience to total six years. Experience with clinical research/trials Experience in the use of computer hardware and associated software. Ability to work independently, make decisions, problem solve and prioritize the simultaneous management of multiple clinical studies. Possess excellent communication skills; verbal and written. Ability to work flexible work hours, including some early mornings, evenings, and weekends and on call as needed for studies.
Preferred: Certified Clinical Research Coordinator (ACRP or SOCRA), strongly preferred EPIC navigation Experience with both inâpatient and outâpatient clinical trials Excellent interpersonal communication skills with patients and other healthcare professionals. Ability to follow strict protocols with utmost ethical standards.
Internal Number: 340631
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