Clinical / HC Research Assistant

University of Iowa

Iowa City, IA Healthcare / Scientific $41,214 yearly

Job Reference #: 18001260

Classification Title: Clinical/HC Research Assistant
Pay Grade:4A 
Salary: $41,214 – commensurate
Percent of Time: 100%
Staff Type: Professional & Scientific
Type of Position: Specified Term
Please attach a resume and 3 references as part of the application process. Job openings are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days. This job may be removed from posting and filled any time after the minimum posting period has ended. For questions or additional information, please contact Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check and health screening.

Position Summary: Apply clinical skills requiring specialized licensing to deliver and evaluate research protocols and clinical trials in the Gastroenterology and Hepatology Division of Internal Medicine. The position requires the academic knowledge of a specific discipline and professional licensure in a clinically-related field related to the study. Key areas of responsibility include research/clinical activities, protocol development and study responsibilities, subject recruitment and enrollment, data collection and monitoring, regulatory guidelines and documents, and human resources/leadership.

Position Responsibilities: 
Research/Clinical Activities:
Perform clinical/health care research activities.
Oversee operations of clinical research studies including the recruitment, coordination and scheduling of subject participation and procedures per protocol requirements. Assist physicians in determining eligibility of patients for research protocols.
Prepare and participate in monitoring visits; perform activities such as patient assessments and review of medical history.
Assure compliance with study protocol.
Obtain and process clinical trial specimens.
Dispense study-related medications and document effects and counsel patients and families regarding investigational therapy.

Protocol Development and Study Responsibilities:
Assist in protocol development and provide input into descriptions of routine research procedures.
Resolve queries.
Perform randomizations.
Develop study materials.
Assure study visit compliance within window of visit schedule.
Perform critical analysis of literature relevant to the clinical trials.
May assist in the preparation of research papers and manuscripts for publication and presentation at conferences and workshops, and in the writing of project reports, articles and other documents for submission to study sponsors.
Subject Recruitment and Enrollment:
Screen, recruit, and obtain informed consents for clinical trials/studies.
Assist principal investigator and sub-investigators to determine subject eligibility and enrolls patients on protocol, ensuring that all prerequisites have been completed and are within the required parameters.
Schedule trial related procedures and visits.
Assist with subject assessments during study participation, may perform physical exams and follow-up visits including expanded nursing procedures, as well as, reviewing medical histories, test results and symptoms to determine eligibility or need for treatment, follow-up and/or referral per research procedures.
Organize clinic/study procedures, follow study participants and manage collection of accurate data in a timely manner.

Data Collection and Monitoring:
Collect and enter clinical research data required by the sponsors in a timely manner.
Assist with determining validity of data obtained.

Regulatory Guidelines and Documents:
Collect and maintain regulatory documents from subjects and assist in preparation of required regulatory forms and documentation according to protocol.
Report any reportable events to appropriate party.

Human Resources/Leadership:
Adhere to institutional policies and guidelines.
May provide functional and/or administrative supervision.
Provide direction, assignments, feedback, coaching and counseling to assure outcomes are achieved.

Financial Responsibility:
May assist in budget development and management of resources/supplies for study.
May contribute to identification of increased cost/inefficient spending and cost containment measures.

Education Required
  • A Bachelor's degree in Nursing or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required.
Experience Requirements
  • A current, valid Iowa Registered Nurse license is required.
  • 1 year of nursing or research experience is required.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required.
  • Occasional overnight travel is required. 
Desirable Qualifications
Experience with following specific protocol techniques and management is
desirable.
Knowledge of EPIC and experience with computer software applications is
desirable.
Previous clinical research experience is desirable.
Phlebotomy experience is desirable.

Job ID: 66240

Posted 14 days ago

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