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Clinical Research Program Coordinator

Emergency Medicine Clinical Research at Lifespan is a dynamic, fast- paced program that spans emergency departments at three hospitals in Providence, Rhode Island. A wide array of research studies is ongoing in the department, including medical device studies, drug trials, drug overdose studies, stroke studies, and more. Our patient population includes both adults and children presenting to the emergency department. The research team consists of 7-10 clinical research assistants, two clinical research coordinators, a program administrator, and a supervisor. All personnel work on-site at Rhode Island Hospital, Hasbro Children’s Hospital, and The Miriam Hospital

Full-time position reporting to the Principal Investigator(s), and in accordance with established policies and procedures, the incumbent is responsible for the operation of research programs, including recruitment, implementation programs, processes, and outcome evaluation of the program.

Assists Principal Investigator(s) with development, design and data management specifics of new studies and forms; may assist with tabulating and reviewing data results for publication and reporting. Also assists in developing protocols, intervention plans and subject recruitment.

Participates in interview, selection, and evaluation of subordinate research staff. Provides for training and orientation to project. Coordinates work schedule, monitors adherence to procedures/protocols to ensure optimal patient participation rates, accurate data collection, timely follow up and the like. Provides input into development of performance evaluation for non-clinical aspects of staff assigned to project. Recommends corrective action as appropriate.

Organizes and implements the protocol of the project, provides direct services, as outlined by the grant criteria. Assists in coordinating clinical research project, including regularly functioning as research assistant to perform related activities which may include: review records, identify patients meeting eligibility criteria, establishing and maintaining research records for study participants, review medical records to abstract information, administer standardized tests and entering data into computerized database.

Coordinates all required submissions related to protocol, physicians, and procedures to the protocol office – regulatory affairs.

Coordinates collaborative work with other investigators and/or sites. Also coordinates audits and on-site visits by the pharmaceutical companies and any other appropriate groups.

Maintains quality assurance, safety, environmental and infection control in accordance with established hospital department policies and objectives. Coordinates and/or conducts annual training in these areas.

Maintains and enhances professional expertise through educational opportunities and review of pertinent literature