Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Clinical Research Asst I-ED in Boston, Massachusetts
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Clinical Research Asst I-ED
Department Description:Research-Emergency Medicine
Job Location:Boston, MA
Job Summary:Works in the Emergency Department. Responsible for screening patients for participation in clinical trials, enrolling patients onto these studies, monitoring protocol implementation, completing required forms and reporting results. Works closely with other clinical research staff. May be required to work varied shifts.
Independently or in conjunction with other clinical research staff and/or research nurse, recruits and enrolls patients onto clinical trials according to study protocols. May assess patients' eligibility for inclusion in a particular protocol based on contracts with physicians and nurses and knowledge of the protocol.
Checks all eligibility and ineligibility criteria with the patients' medical record. Verifies information with clinical research nurse and/or principal investigator.
Discusses informed consent with patients. Interacts with patients prior to entering the study and throughout the entire treatment. Assists with scheduling appointments and follow up tests.
Learns protocol and monitors strict adherence to protocols by physicians, nurses and patients. Reviews protocol requirements with physicians, nurses and fellows. Identifies any problems with protocol compliance and notifies principal investigator and/or research nurse. Begins to learn how to independently resolve problems with protocol.
Extracts data on protocol patients from hospital records, outpatient charts and private physician office records in order to complete case report forms required by specific protocols. Enters data into computerized system.
Bachelor's degree required.
0-1 years related work experience required.
Knowledge of medical terminology.
Working knowledge of computerized data (word processing, spreadsheets and database).
Experience with computer systems required, including web based applications and some Microsoft Office applications which may include Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint or Access.
- Clinical trials experience.
Decision Making:Ability to make decisions that are based on specific instructions, standard practices and established procedures which generally require little or no supervision.
Problem Solving:Ability to address problems that are routine, somewhat repetitive and generally solved by following clear directions and procedures and by identifying opportunities for process improvements.
Independence of Action:Ability to follow general instructions and procedures as provided. Work is monitored by supervisor/manager.
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