Clin/Tran Research Coord I (Pediatric Endocrinology)
· JOB SUMMARY: Full-time position at Vanderbilt University Medical Center coordinating behavioral interventions in pediatric type 1 diabetes. The coordinator will be responsible for administering and overseeing clinical research protocols, including data collection/management with adolescents and their parents, participant recruitment/retention, managing databases, and training study staff on protocols.KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:
· Collecting and managing survey data, downloading data from diabetes management devices, and completing electronic medical record reviews.
· Frequent contact with families for study recruitment and activities, including by telephone, text message, email, and in person in outpatient medical settings.
· Developing and maintaining databases in Microsoft Excel and REDCap
· Developing and maintaining IRB protocols
· Training and supervising research staff and students on study protocols.
· Close coordination and collaboration with other study team members and Principal Investigator
· Conducting research literature searches
· Completing all required training modules related to the Responsible Conduct of Research (e.g., CITI Program training, Good Clinical Practice)
· The successful candidate will perform other duties as assigned
· Bachelor's Degree (or equivalent experience) and < 1 year experience
Licensure, Certification, and/or Registration (LCR): Prior to advancing to a Clinical/Translational Research Coordinator II, must have completed a Research 101 course such as RSS Boot camp
Preferences and Expectations
Prior experience with Microsoft Excel and REDCap experience preferred.
A college degree in a medical or social science field (e.g., pre-med, psychology, public health, sociology)
A minimum of 2 years of experience with clinical research.
Previous experience interacting with children and families and/or experience in health care settings as well as experience with culturally diverse children and families
* *The ideal candidate is expected to be highly organized, keep detailed records, and display good verbal, communication, and problem-solving skills. Respectful, patient-centered interactions with participants, medical providers, and staff are expected at all times*
· Day Shift/Non-Exempt Position
· Why Choose Endocrinology at Children‘s Hospital? Our Pediatric Endocrinology Program has been ranked as one of the best in the nation by U.S. News and World Report.
· About half of our patients are referred to us for care of type 1 and type 2 diabetes. We care for more than 2,800 children and teens with diabetes from nine states at the Vanderbilt Eskind Pediatric Diabetes Clinic, and at satellite clinics across Tennessee.
The Ian M. Burr Division of Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes at Children's Hospital is nationally recognized for our expertise, experience and research in hormone-related disorders in children. We evaluate and treat a wide range of disorders, including those of the adrenal gland, bone and calcium, growth, the pituitary gland, hypoglycemia, puberty and thyroid disease and certain genetic disorders.
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VUMC Recent Accomplishments
Because we are committed to providing the best in patient care, education and research, we are proud of our recent accomplishments:
· US News & World Report: #1 Hospital in Tennessee, #1 Health Care Provider in Nashville, #1 Audiology (Bill Wilkerson Center), 9 adult and 9 pediatric clinical specialties ranked among the nation's best, #15 Education and Training
· Truven Health Analytics: among the top 100 hospitals in the US
· Becker's Hospital Review: one of the "100 Greatest Hospitals in America"
· The Leapfrog Group: grade "A" in Hospital Safety Score
· National Institutes of Health: among the top 10 grant awardees for medical research in the US
· American Association for the Advancement of Science: 12 faculty members elected fellows in 2014
· Magnet Recognition Program: Vanderbilt nurses are the only group honored in Middle Tennessee
· Nashville Business Journal: Middle Tennessee's healthiest employer
· American Hospital Association: among the 100 "Most Wired" medical systems in the US
- Physical Requirements/Strengths needed & Physical Demands:
- Occasional: Sitting: Remaining in seated position
- Occasional: Standing: Remaining on one's feet without moving.
- Occasional: Walking: Moving about on foot.
- Occasional: Lifting under 35 lbs: Raising and lowering objects under 35 lbs from one level to another
- Occasional: Push/Pull: Exerting force to move objects away from or toward.
- Occasional: Bending/Stooping: Trunk bending downward and forward by bending spine at waist requiring full use of lower extremities and back muscles
- Occasional: Reaching below shoulders: Extending arms in any direction below shoulders.
- Occasional: Handling: Seizing, holding, grasping, turning or otherwise working with hand or hands.
- Occasional: Vision: Clarity of near vision at 20 inches or less and far vision at 20 feet or more with depth perception, peripheral vision, color vision.
- Frequent: Noise: May include exposure to occupational noise levels which equal or exceed an 8-hr time-weighted average of 85 decibels, requiring enrollment in VUMC's Hearing Conservation Program which includes training, use of hearing protection, and periodic audiometry.
- Continuous: Communication: Expressing or exchanging written/verbal/electronic information.
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