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Clinical Research Asst 33674

Under the general supervision of the Principal Investigator(s) and Clinical Research Coordinator assist in acquisition and analysis of patient information for multiple clinical research projects. Interviews patients to gather information prepares and maintains study record enters data via computer. Reviews relevant literature to gather information; may participate in development of research protocols. May perform EKG�s take vital signs and collect blood urine or saliva samples during research-based monitoring tests. May also perform blood spinning and shipment of blood and tissue samples as required by protocol.
Provides assistance to Principal Investigators to coordinate clinical research activities related to department�s field of study and investigators� specific study.
Responsible for identification and follow up of prospective research participants meeting criteria for inclusion in clinical research studies; ensures protocol eligibility requirements are met.
Establishes and/or maintains study record for each participant. Interviews patient and/or family to explain nature of study elicit cooperation and gather information to complete study questionnaires. Facilitates obtaining informed consent. Will schedule patient appointments and call patients to complete documentation.
May review medical records to abstract information necessary to complete forms. May request and follow up on missing data such as laboratory test results and the like.
Monitors adherence to protocol; alerts physician when laboratory tests ordered have not been performed medication protocol not followed etc.
May perform research-based EKG�s vital signs blood spinning and shipping of blood and tissue products in accordance with protocol specifications.
Collects and organizes patient data into appropriate format to facilitate data entry. Operates computer to enter study information into database.
Using pre-packaged software and according to needs of research supervisor assists with computer-assisted statistical analysis such as multiple antecedent variables linear regression frequencies cross tabulations and the like. May write non-complex programs using computer and software �compatible language to reformat information create new files etc.
Maintains computer equipment and research devices arranges for internal/external service as necessary to effect repairs and maintenance.
Prepares related graphs and charts or results of data gathered. May assist with quantitative and qualitative analyses of resultant information.
May assist in planning research protocols.
Coordinates activities of others (e.g. undergraduate research interns) assigned to research project to interview patients compete forms or perform other tasks.
Reviews literature pertaining to research being conducted to better understand project and gather relevant information.
Assists with lab organization assists Principal Investigators and other senior staff with the preparation of manuscripts and presentations.
Responsible for meeting preparation and note-taking during meetings and with meeting follow up tasks.
Current projects focus on behavioral interventions for HIV prevention and HIV medication adherence and on the examination of the impact of intimate partner violence and substance use on HIV care. Must be comfortable interacting in an interdisciplinary setting and interacting with people living with HIV and with marginalized populations (e.g. individuals who in engage in sex work justice-involved populations and individuals with sexual and gender minority groups).
Other information:

Bachelor�s Degree in public health psychology human biology or a related area including courses in research methodology.

Three to six months of previous research experience involving human participants (as a student research assistant is acceptable).
Knowledge of theory and techniques of research methodology.
Organizational skills to organize and prioritize own efforts on multiple projects and to gather research information format appropriately for computer data entry prepare and maintain records and reports etc.
Interpersonal skills to effectively interact with patients families and Hospital professionals to gather and exchange information.
Analytical skills to participate in developing research protocols perform statistical analyses and participate in qualitative/quantitative analyses of research data.
Technical ability to operate and maintain computer system.
Demonstrated knowledge and skills necessary to provide care to patients with consideration of aging processes human development stages and cultural patterns in each step of the care process.
Ability to handle a heavy work load within a fast-paced work environment with multiple priorities.
Often works within a specific department to identify enroll and follow up on research patients. May spend much of the time standing and walking between departments offices Medical Records etc.

Perform independently within the department�s policies and practices. Refers specific complex problems to the supervisor when clarification of the departmental policies and procedures are required.
Lifespan is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race color religion sex national origin age ethnicity sexual orientation ancestry genetics gender identity or expression disability protected veteran or marital status.  Lifespan is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.
Location: Rhode Island Hospital USA:RI:Providence
Work Type: Full Time
Shift: Shift 1
Union: Non-Union