The Palo Alto Veterans for Research (PAVIR) is seeking a ClinicalResearch Coordinator to support the clinical research of the Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS) by overseeing assigned clinical research studies. Duties involve coordinating studies, recruiting and screening potential subjects, managing study participants, collecting data and biospecimen, performing physical measurements, under the direction of the Principal Investigator (PI).
This is a regular, full time (40 hours/week), non-exempt (hourly-paid) position. Benefits:
13 paid Holidays
Life Insurance - paid by PAVIR
Long-term Disability Insurance - paid by PAVIR
Short-term Disability Insurance - paid by PAVIR
Flexible Spending Account
401(k) Retirement Plan with Company Match and Profit Share
Employee Assistance Program
PAVIR is a nonprofit foundation affiliated with the Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS). As a condition of employment, all PAVIR employees are required to have an approved appointment with VAPAHCS and complete a background check before they can commence work.
Coordinate and manage all daily activities of the study
Ensure study activities follow established protocol
Perform all physical measurements on study subjects, as well as biospecimen collection and processing
Assure study interventions (All of Us) are completed per protocol
Serve as a liaison between the study subjects and the PI concerning any problems or adverse events, including out of range vitals, etc.
Recruit, screen, and interview study subjects, ensuring eligibility and understanding of the study
Explain the study and obtain the informed consent from the subjects
Coordinate outreach efforts within the facility and Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs) to enhance recruitment activities for the study
Collect and enter clinical data in the case report form and data management system
Maintain databases for tracking subjects for follow up
Participate in conference calls with National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Health Care Provider Organization (HPO) collaborators regarding project evaluation and innovation
Prepare project manuscripts and reports in collaboration as required by NIH or program committee
Assist in writing research study abstracts, protocols for any approved sub-pilot(s) of the study, operational manual for other sites to utilize
Perform literature reviews, and present scientific findings at meetings
Review scientific publications regarding study
Other duties as assigned
Required: Bachelor's degree in Health Sciences or related field.
License/Certification: Valid driver license required. Phlebotomy certification is strongly preferred.
Required: At least 1 year of research-related experience, including experience working with patients in a hospital setting, handling biospecimens, reporting adverse events, and subject recruitment in a research environment;
Desired: 3 plus years of experience working with patients in a hospital setting obtaining vitals, handling biospecimens, reporting adverse events.
Knowledge / Skills / Abilities:
Previous experience conducting clinical research;
Ability to read and understand study protocol and ensure compliance;
Knowledge of standard concepts, practices, and procedures within the research field;
Ability to understand and follow VA procedures and safety issues in regards to clinical research trials;
Knowledge of regulatory requirements regarding clinical studies;
Strong ability to problem-solve clinical research situations;
Excellent oral and written communication skills;
Excellent computer skills;
Knowledge of database management;
Demonstrated ability to work independently and coordinate and follow through on multiple tasks;
Good interpersonal skills;
Ability to work with HPO collaborators to further improve collection processes and patient retention;
Ability to present research milestones in conferences and meetings.
Environmental Conditions / Physical Demands:
Physical: Lifting up to 20 lbs occasionally, sitting, bending, standing, repetitive motion, etc. Will encounter patients who have impaired cognitive function, anxious, and/or difficult. Must be able to sit and stand for long periods of time.
Environmental: Exposure to office and hospital/clinical environment and collection of biospecimens. Occasional travel will be required to CBOC for outreach events.
PAVIR engages in nonprofit medical research and works with sponsors and the Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS) in administering funds for conducting research to find new and improved ways to combat human disease and help people with disabilities. Please refer to our website for additional information: www.pavir.org
PAVIR is pleased to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities, Women, Veterans, and Individuals with a Disability are encouraged to apply. We welcome and encourage diversity in the workplace regardless of race, color, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you need special assistance or an accommodation to apply for a posted position, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org - Human Resources department.
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Internal Number: 1130175
The Palo Alto Veterans Institute for Research (PAVIR) engages in nonprofit medical research and works with sponsors and the Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS) in administering funds for conducting research to find new and improved ways to combat human disease and help people with disabilities. Please refer to our website for additional information: www.pavir.org