Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Clinical Research Assistant II in Boston, Massachusetts
Clinical Research Assistant II
Job LocationBoston, Massachusetts
Req ID 20599BR
Department Description: The Program in Epidemiologic Research in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology supports a wide range of clinical and basic science research projects. The primary responsibility of this Research Assistant will be to recruit and enroll study participants for a pregnancy cohort study. The Research Assistant will also oversee daily activities related to this and other departmental projects including coordination of data collection, sample collection, data entry and database management and will assist with administrative tasks related to ongoing projects. In addition, the Research Assistant will assist Principal Investigators with writing study protocols, preparing IRB applications and conducting basic statistical analysis, as well as preparing results (charts, tables, etc), manuscripts and presentations.
Basic Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree. Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Access. Experience with statistical programming software, such as SAS, SPSS, or Stata.
Additional Qualifications: Master's degree in a public health field preferred. Strong interpersonal skills and effective oral and written communication skills are necessary. Attention to detail along with strong organizational skills and the ability to work independently are essential. Flexibility, the capacity to manage multiple tasks and openness to feedback are required.Job Location: Boston, MAReq ID: 20599BRJob Summary: Responsible for screening patients for participation in clinical trials, enrolling patients onto these studies, monitoring protocol implementation, completing required forms and reporting results.
Assesses potential patients' eligibility for inclusion in a particular protocol based on contracts with physicians and nurses and knowledge of the protocol. Recruits and enrolls patients onto clinical trials according to study protocols.
Checks all eligibility and ineligibility criteria with patients' medical record. Verifies information with clinical research nurse and/or principal investigator.
Discusses informed consent with patients. Documents any adverse events that occur. Interacts with patients prior to entering the study and throughout the entire treatment. Assists with scheduling appointments and follow up tests.
Monitors strict adherence to protocols by physicians, nurses and patients. Reviews protocol requirements with physicians, nurses and fellows. Identifies problems with protocol compliance and works with research nurse and principal investigator to make corrections.
Extracts data on protocol patients from hospital records, outpatient charts and private physician office records in order to complete case report form required by specific protocols.
Bachelor's degree required. Master's degree preferred.
1-3 years related work experience required.
Bachelors degree and one year experience in a medical setting and/or clinical research or a Master's Degree.
Knowledge of Medical Terminology.
Working knowledge of computerized data required including word processing, spreadsheets and databases.
Experience with computer systems required, including web based applications and some Microsoft Office applications which may include Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint or Access.
Written Communications: Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in written English with internal and external customers.
Oral Communications: Ability to comprehend and converse in English to communicate effectively with medical center staff, patients, families and external customers.
Knowledge: Ability to demonstrate full working knowledge of standard concepts, practices, procedures and policies with the ability to use them in varied situations.
Team Work: Ability to work collaboratively in small teams to improve the operations of immediate work group by offering ideas, identifying issues, and respecting team members.
Customer Service: Ability to provide a high level of customer service to patients, visitors, staff and external customers in a professional, service-oriented, respectful manner using skills in active listening and problem solving. Ability to remain calm in stressful situations.
Physical Nature of the Job:
Light work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force frequently to move objects. Some elements of the job are sedentary, but the employee will be required to stand for periods of time or move through out the hospital campus