The Senior Research Technician determines new admissions for potential consent to the Biorepository and Integrative Genomics Initiative (BIG) at LeBonheur Children's Hospital and OutPatient Clinics.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Abides by all hospital safety requirements for visiting patients in general care, clinics, and restricted rooms, including infection precautions and Intensive Care Unit access.
Greets patients and families in a friendly and professional manner.
Ensures thorough review of the required elements of informed consent.
Answers questions regarding the study and asks questions to ensure comprehension.
Demonstrates knowledge of Good Clinical Practice and research consent requirements.
Ensures appropriate informed consent signatures and provides the patient/ Legally Authorized Representatives (LAR) with a signed copy of the consent document.
Documents consent discussion completely and accurately in the electronic medical record (EMR). Provides documents to Health Information.
Generates daily institutional reports on inpatient admissions and/or clinic schedules. Provides regular reports regarding number of participants enrolled and declined.
Organizes visits to all new patients and schedules follow-up visits for patients who are unavailable at the time of initial visit.
Understands, applies, and supports departmental/hospital policies, procedures, and standards.
Attends meetings, in-services and training sessions as required or requested.
Performs other duties assigned.
EDUCATION: High School Diploma or GED (TRANSCRIPT REQUIRED)
EXPERIENCE: Two (2) years of college course work in science (e.g. Social Science, Behavioral Science, etc.) and one (1) year of related work experience; OR two (2) years of related work experience as listed above. Customer service or consumer research experience preferred. Ability to organize and prioritize tasks and maintain control of workflow. Ability to work independently without constant supervision. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Excellent interpersonal and human relation skills. Strict attention to detail and good organizational skills. Ability to accurately perform data entry and navigate in a Windows environment, tablet or iPad operations.
The mission of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center is to bring the benefits of the health sciences to the achievement and maintenance of human health, with a focus on the citizens of Tennessee and the region, by pursuing an integrated program of education, research, clinical care, and public service.