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The School of Medicine is recognized nationally and internationally for its excellent programs with 16 annual one and two year rotating faculty positions, numerous joint and adjunct faculty in clinical care, teaching and research. The Department includes more than 50 full-time M.D. and research faculty, 27 residents, interns and fellows, 150 clinical faculty and 61 research and administrative staff.
The Department of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, Hip & Knee Service, has an outstanding opportunity for a .50FTE (20hrs/week) RESEARCH COORDINATOR.
The Research Coordinator (RC) will provide local research management for a large-scale pragmatic clinical trial to study the question of optimal prophylaxis for venous thromboembolic (VTE) disease after total hip (THA) and knee (TKA) replacement for the University of Washington, Department of Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, Hip & Knee Service.
The RC will provide strategic input into the development of research designs, independently create and manage data collection methods, and will develop strategies for data management across multiple sites (e.g. Northwest Hospital, Eastside Specialty Center, Bone & Joint Center, etc). The RC will manage the recruitment of human subjects, the dissemination of information regarding findings and study progress to external project partners, funding agencies, the Institutional Review Board (IRB), as well as the community at large, and partner with relevant funding agencies on behalf of participating faculty. The RC will also manage and provide strategic input into the design and execution of multiple smaller clinical outcomes based research projects for the Hip & Knee Service.
The Research Coordinator (RC) is responsible for managing a large-scale pragmatic clinical trial, as well as other research projects, with multiple stakeholders, faculty participants, and human subjects spread out over a geographically diverse area. On a daily basis, the RC will make independent decisions, on behalf of project faculty, that will directly impact the direction and quality of the research being performed. The RC will develop and ensure compliance with research protocols and procedures. The RC must have expert knowledge of and ensure compliance with IRB, institutional, funding agency, and local clinical regulations.
Duties & Responsibilities:
Management of Human Subject/Patient Recruitment (40%):
The Research Coordinator will independently manage all aspects of the recruitment and enrollment of human subjects for multiple prospective research studies, the primary study being one in which patients undergoing hip or knee replacement will be randomized to standard pulmonary embolism prevention treatments. The Research Coordinator will serve as the primary point of contact for all human subjects, and will make study decisions on behalf of the principal investigators.
Independently develop and ensure compliance with clinical research protocols and procedures for multiple research projects across geographically diverse sites. Provide consultation and expert advice to faculty and participating clinical and administrative staff regarding these protocols and procedures.
Identify compliance issues and/or obstacles to meeting research objectives, such a study enrollment targets. Create and implement solutions. Provide strategic advice regarding obstacles and solutions to stakeholders.
Data Collection Management & Reporting (35%) :
The Research Coordinator will design research data collection methods and strategically manage data collection across geographically diverse sites (e.g. UWMC, Northwest Hospital) for multiple research studies.
Act as a liaison between participating Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine faculty, external project partners, funding agencies, and the Institutional Review Board (IRB). Create and manage interim reports.
Participate in data analysis. Write and edit technical reports and manuscripts for publication or presentation.
Work with Hip & Knee faculty to identify and define research problems and develop research designs. As needed, prepare pre-award grant documents, develop, and monitor project budgets. (10%)
Prepare human subjects applications (IRB) and consent forms to maintain compliance with applicable regulations (10%)
Perform related duties as required. (5%)
| This position will primarily be sited in the UW Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine's administrative suite located at Northwest Hospital. The RC will frequently work off-site and travel between multiple clinic locations (e.g. Eastside Clinic, Bone & Joint, NWH), so reliable transportation is required. |
Within 60 days of hire, must successfully complete/renew certification in Human Subjects Research as required by the Responsible Conduct of Research guidelines.
Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of patient privacy rights. Maintains confidentiality of all medical, financial, or other sensitive materials and information in printed, electronic, or verbal form.