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The UW Department of Pediatrics is dedicated to improving the health of all children and adolescents by educating physician leaders of the future, advancing research, advocating for children and providing the nation's best pediatric clinical care. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. The Department of Pediatrics, Division of Neonatology has an outstanding opportunity for a Research Coordinator.
The Division of Neonatology is a large Division with faculty and administrative offices located at two primary sites: 1) UW Medical Center and Health Sciences Building, and 2) Seattle Children's Hospital. The division faculty members provide clinical services in Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICUs) throughout the Puget Sound Region. Research programs include basic laboratory science, single and multicenter clinical trials, educational scholarship, ethics, and global neonatal health research. The division manages a highly-respected, ACGME-accredited fellowship training program and actively participates in resident training and medical student education. The mission of the Division of Neonatology is to improve neonatal outcomes by providing outstanding, compassionate care for babies and families, educating the next generation of neonatal caregivers, and by advancing neonatal scholarship.
The Department of Pediatrics currently has an outstanding opportunity for a RESEARCH COORDINATOR.
The RC will provide support for new or ongoing research projects and/or division quality improvement studies, and will independently maintain clinical and research protocols. The Research Coordinator (RC) will join a team of three RCs, and will work under the general direction of Division faculty. The RC will prepare study materials as requested by faculty investigators, coordinate data collection efforts which may include collaborating with other organizations. Specific tasks will include in person or phone contacts with parents of research subjects, collecting biosamples, extracting data from electronic medical records, entering data into REDCap, collating and analyzing this data. The Research Coordinator will be expected to satisfy all training and compliance requirements for participation in research including CITI and Good Clinical Practice certification.
This position requires that the RC maintain a flexible schedule, as subjects may be consented and randomized into studies in the evenings or on weekends.
The RC must be comfortable interacting with the families of critically ill neonates, and must be knowledgeable about the studies so they can answer questions about the study
The RC must be able to interact with RCs from other sites in the US for our multi-site studies (PENUT and HEAL), answering questions about the protocol or serious adverse events
The RC must have a good grasp of designing and carrying out studies for quality improvement purposes.
Specific expectations and areas of responsibility will include but are not limited to the following:
60% Data Analysis: Electronic Medical Records - extract and collate data
The Research Coordinator will work under the direction of Principal Investigators (PI) and will establish and organize study files, including but not limited to, informed consent documents, case report forms, and enrollment logs.
The Research Coordinator will work with patient families to collect baseline and follow-up data both in person and on the phone.
The Research Coordinator will be responsible for creating and maintaining REDCap files for research and quality improvement studies.
The Research Coordinator will be responsible for data entry in REDCap for multiple studies.
The Research Coordinator will assist in inventorying biological samples shipped to our lab from other clinical sites.
The Research Coordinator will extract clinical information from electronic medical charts
40% Coordination and Maintenance of Research and Clinical Trials:
The Research Coordinator will work directly with PIs to communicate study requirements, collect, maintain and submit documents needed to maintain studies including but not limited to clinical trial protocols and revisions. The Research Coordinator will independently establish and organize study files including but not limited to; informed consent documents, case report forms, delegation logs and screening logs. The Research Coordinator will be in independently responsible for certain clinical trial components including but not limited to; collection of base-line and follow up data both in person and on the phone, the organization and verification of blood and/or urine samples from all patients at all trial sites.
The Research Coordinator is needed to immediately assist with the current research as described. This position is not limited to current projects. This position is essential to assist the faculty with future division-related clinical/research projects, particularly neurodevelopmental research and neuroprotection. This research has produced real changes in the care we provide to babies.
Bachelor's degree in Biological Science or related field.
Possess excellent professional judgment, reliability and attention to detail.
Demonstrated knowledge and experience in medical research.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to communicate clearly with research and medical staff.
Proficiency with standard MS Office software, including Word, Excel and Power Point.
Candidate must be willing to maintain a flexible schedule to accommodate the requirements of specific experiments and protocols. An irregular schedule including daytime, swing, and graveyard shifts will be intermittently required.
Experience in data entry, analysis and quality improvement.
Experience in clinical trial work involving neonatal infants and/or neonatal animal research is highly desirable.
Experience with coordination of research, organization of research data, processing of samples and communication of medical information.
Conditions of Employment:: A satisfactory result from a criminal background check will be required prior to hire. This position is required to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of, and maintain confidentiality of patient privacy rights, employee information, Department of Pediatrics strategic plans and initiatives, financial information or other sensitive materials and information in printed, electronic or verbal form, which may jeopardize employee rights, the organization's operations or privacy of patients. This position will access and use the minimum necessary information to perform job responsibilities and duties and only for authorized purposes. This position will work with clinical research involving human subjects within UW Medicine and therefore clinical Research Study Coordinator (RSC) training is required. The training requirement for this position includes UW Medicine-specific as well as general training. The training will need to be completed within 90 days of hire.
Appointment of the successful candidate to this position may be made contingent upon a satisfactory outcome of a criminal conviction history check .
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