The Stanford Radiology Department is a world leader in medical imaging research, including positron emission tomography (PET) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). These imaging is widely used clinically for diagnosis of medical problems, including assessment of neurological conditions. Common neurological conditions include stroke, brain tumors, and dementia, which lead to significant morbidity and mortality. Therefore, we aim to develop new methods to assess these problems, and to evaluate them in research studies.
This Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator position is focused on coordinating research studies. This includes establishing a good understanding of the steps in our studies, as well as learning the rules regarding human subjects research as well as safety in MRI scanners. The successful applicant will be organized, outgoing, an excellent communicator, and thorough in record keeping. Furthermore, he or she will need to frequently be the first point of contact for participants in the research studies, explain all aspects of the study to subjects, and to communicate concerns that the subject has to and from the research team. Complete records of all subject enrollment will be critical, including setup and maintenance of appropriate subject databases. The tasks may also include handling of patient data, including deidentification for research purposes, reporting of subject enrollment, and assisting with publication or presentation of study results.
There are multiple research studies in the area of neuroradiological imaging, including faculty, scientific staff, post-doctoral fellows, and students. The ability to work within a team is essential. Overall this position will allow tremendous exposure to the research that is performed in the department, as well as growth opportunities in the university.
Stanford University is seeking an Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator to perform administrative support duties related to the collection of clinical data and/or the coordination of clinical studies. Work under the direction and supervision of the principal investigator and/or study coordinator/supervisor.
Schedule and/or call subjects for appointments; contact participants with reminders or other requirements. Prepare, distribute, and process questionnaires. Perform clerical duties in the preparation of regulatory documents. Maintain all forms and documents, including consent forms and master subject logs. File all appropriate correspondence. Assist with the screening, recruiting, and obtaining consent of study participants. Review medical records and/or perform telephone or in-person interviews to gather data, as needed. Administer standard study questionnaires and tests, score test measurements and questionnaires, and code data for computer entry. Perform quantitative review of forms, tests, and other measurements for completeness and accuracy. Extract data from source documents for research studies as directed. Collect data and complete case report forms. Perform basic measurements and tests on patients according to protocol, such as obtaining vital signs and performing phlebotomy and EKG, after appropriate training/certification. Collect study specimens according to protocol. Prepare, process, and ship specimens/samples accurately under well-defined requirements. Order and maintain equipment and supplies. Process study compensation payments and thank you letters to subjects upon completion of trial activities. Assist with post-study activities, as needed.
* - Other duties may also be assigned
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE (REQUIRED):
Two-year college degree and one year of relevant experience or an equivalent combination of experience, education, and training.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (REQUIRED):
General knowledge of medical terminology.
CERTIFICATIONS & LICENSES:
Working toward certification(s) to perform basic patient measurements and tests, such as phlebotomy and EKG.
Frequently stand, walk, twist, bend, stoop, squat and use fine light/fine grasping. Occasionally sit, reach above shoulders, perform desk based computer tasks, use a telephone and write by hand, lift, carry, push, and pull objects that weigh up to 40 pounds. Rarely kneel, crawl, climb ladders, grasp forcefully, sort and file paperwork or parts, rarely lift, carry, push, and pull objects that weigh 40 pounds or more.
* - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.
Position may at times require the employee to work with or be in areas where hazardous materials and/or exposure to chemicals, blood, body fluid or tissues and risk of exposure to contagious diseases and infections. May require extended or unusual work hours based on research requirements and business needs.
Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations. Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned. Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu.
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