This on call position will enroll acutely ill patients in the appropriate study and perform follow up research visits with required data entry and documentation.
NETT in Minnesota is currently managing up to 5 studies in various aspects of neurology (stroke) and trauma research. On call Study coordinators provide research services to several hospitals as determined by the NETT research team and the local hospital staff needs. They perform research tasks and responsibilities under the direction of a supervisor and Principal Investigator.
Detailed Job Responsibilities:
NETT Research team provides 24/7/365 study coordinator coverage for several hospitals in the Twin Cities metro area.
To provide this coverage, a pool of U of M study coordinators share 12 hour call shifts (7A-7P or 7P-7A).
Call can be taken outside the office as long as the study coordinator can respond promptly to a call (less than 30 minutes).
Become certified per sponsor requirements for all studies (protocol training, data entry, etc.)
Know protocol(s) to effectively and appropriately enroll patients within study parameters.
Proficient in consent process and documentation (including EFIC consent processes).
Accurately enter data for WEBDCU (R) randomization process and Case Report Form entry.
Learn and access resources at each site to assist as needed (Emergency Department, Neurology, Neurosurgery, pharmacy, Research Assistants, lab, nursing).
Attain and maintain certification in study-specific assessments and protocols and named on Delegation of Authority log.
Perform assessments (per Delegation of Authority log) for subject follow-up visits (NIHSS, BI, SSFQOL).
Perform routine telephone or in-person follow-up visits for research subjects and enter data accurately under the direction of the supervisor, PI or Lead study coordinator.
Graduation from an accredited four year university.
Two years of professional clinical research experience, preferably in an academic health setting.
Excellent communication and organizational skills.
Must be able to work independently when following research protocols.
Experience working with critically ill patients and their families.
Ability to obtain training certifications for at least 3 studies within 30 days of hiring date (human subjects research training, stroke assessment scale trainings, etc).
Excellent computer skills for accurate data collection.
Graduation from an accredited school of nursing with at least two years of professional nursing experience in a clinical discipline related to the area of assignment and current licensure to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of Minnesota.
A minimum of 2 years of experience in emergency department, neurology/neurosurgery, trauma or critical care in a hospital setting.
Research experience including a thorough understanding of HIPAA issues and consent process.
Experience with patient populations including: stroke, traumatic brain or spinal cord injuries, and/or other types of neurological emergencies.
Excellent interpersonal skills dealing with critically ill patients and their families.
Current CCRC certification or interest in attaining CCRC certification when eligible.
Experience with EPIC hospital record systems and research databases.
Physical and Environmental Conditions:
Mobility to work in a typical hospital setting.
Valid Drivers' license with reliable transportation within the metro 24/7.
Strength and agility to lift up to 25 pounds of force frequently.
Standing, walking and/or sitting for long periods of time.
Some bending, twisting, stooping, and stretching.
Possible exposure to communicable disease and medical preparations in the hospital setting.
Ability to demonstrate immune status to measles, mumps, rubella, varicella and hepatitis B.
The University of Minnesota, founded in the belief that all people are enriched by understanding, is dedicated to the advancement of learning and the search for truth; to the sharing of this knowledge through education for a diverse community; and to the application of this knowledge to benefit the people of the state, the nation, and the world.