This position will provide varied support for clinical trials and research projects within the Emergency Medicine Research Division. This research position will perform a variety of duties involved in the collection, processing, interpretation, storage and documentation of biological and data specimens in support of clinical trials. The role is expected to assist in ensuring adherence to protocols, appropriate regulations, deadline and quality of information received.
Key functions and expected performances include but are not limited to the following:
1.Assists research coordinators and lead staff in assessing patient eligibility for approved study. â¢Knowledgeable of protocols in order to determine specific criteria for eligibility or exclusion. â¢Gathers complete medical history of patient. â¢Ensures patient consent forms are completed. â¢Reviews medical history to determine eligibility status â¢Discusses findings with research coordinators and lead staff.
2.Processes patient data and runs reports as needed. â¢Abstracts and records all patient data essential to the study onto required case report forms. â¢Sets up timeline of tests and required procedures according to the protocol. â¢Inputs all pertinent patient data into database accurately â¢Collects and monitors all study patients records to document treatments and outcomes as required by the protocol â¢Reports all adverse reactions according to VU and protocol guidelines â¢Checks values from lab and rates toxicity levels â¢Ensures complete source documentation in record â¢Ensures treatment and dates match â¢Assists clinical research coordinators and lead staff with monitoring compliance with protocol and regulations
3.Ensures deadlines are met for study â¢Informs research coordinators and lead staff of tests and procedures as needed â¢Schedules shipping of specimens and samples to meet protocol deadlines. â¢Coordinates with patient's PCP or testing facility to ensure tests or procedures are conducted as required. â¢Prepares kits for procedures, labels tubes, according to each study with specific times and dates for collection. â¢Freezes, spins, separates samples, and cultures as necessary. Mails to designated labs.
4.Meets with and assists in response to sponsors and monitors to ensure compliance with protocol and applicable regulations. â¢Meets with and assists in response to sponsors and monitors to ensure compliance with protocol and applicable regulations. â¢Answers queries from sponsoring companies. â¢Meets with monitors to respond to any question of data validity.
5.Conducts follow-up of study patients. â¢Calls or sends questionnaires to patient to check outcomes, survival rate, and quality of life. â¢Informs appropriate registry, clinics, and research coordinators of patient status. â¢May conduct outside audits of other institutions data. â¢Knowledgeable of protocol. â¢Examine data and records to ensure compliance with protocol.
Minimum Requirements: This position requires an associateâs degree and a minimum of one year of related experience. Candidates with technical school completion and related experience are encouraged to apply.
Experience in emergency services, and/or processing of lab samples is strongly preferred.
Additional Information This is a full-time position; 40 hours per week. Candidates must be able to work 2nd and/or 3rd shifts with weekend and holiday rotations.
Salary is dependent upon education and experience.
Background screens will be performed and education will be verified prior to employment. Please be prepared to provide required information and/or documentation.
Vanderbilt University Medical Center is a comprehensive health care facility dedicated to patient care, research, and biomedical education. Our reputation for excellence in these areas has made us a major center for patient referrals from throughout the Mid-South. Each year, people throughout Tennessee and the Southeast choose Vanderbilt University Medical Center for their health care because of our leadership in medical science and our dedication to treating patients with dignity and compassion.The mission of Vanderbilt University Medical Center is to advance health and wellness through preeminent programs in patient care, education, and research.