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Research Coordinator II

Company: Houston Methodist
Location: Houston
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

JOB SUMMARYAt Houston Methodist, the Research Coordinator II position is responsible for coordinating the day-to-day activities of research protocols as well as assessing and determining qualification of patients for research studies. Under minimal supervision, this position is responsible for ensuring accurate data collection, documentation, organization and safety of research participants, gathering patient data for clinical research activities via methods specified in the study protocol and performs general administrative duties supporting the study.PATIENT AGE GROUP(S) AND POPULATION(S) SERVEDRefer to departmental 'Scope of Service' and 'Provision of Care' plans, as applicable, for description of primary age groups and populations served by this job for the respective HM entity.HOUSTON METHODIST EXPERIENCE EXPECTATIONSProvide personalized care and service by consistently demonstrating our I CARE values:INTEGRITY: We are honest and ethical in all we say and do.COMPASSION: We embrace the whole person including emotional, ethical, physical, and spiritual needs.ACCOUNTABILITY: We hold ourselves accountable for all our actions.RESPECT: We treat every individual as a person of worth, dignity, and value.EXCELLENCE: We strive to be the best at what we do and a model for others to emulate. Focuses on patient/customer safetyDelivers personalized service using HM Service StandardsProvides for exceptional patient/customer experiences by following our Standards of Practice of always using Positive Language (AIDET, Managing Up, Key Words)Intentionally rounds with patients/customers to ensure their needs are being metInvolves patients (customers) in shift/handoff reports byenabling their participation in their plan of care as applicable to the given jobPRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIESJob responsibilities labeled EF capture those duties that are essential functions of the job.PEOPLE - 20%Under the direction of the Principal Investigator (PI), drafts various communications with the Sponsor and/or regulatory documents to be sent to the Sponsor. (EF)Identifies and recruits clinical research subjects and monitors enrollment goals. (EF)May conduct in-services to floor nurses/physicians; assists in precepting new clinical research staff and educating other research staff regarding scientific aspects of studies. (EF)Teaches peers to critically think by verbally expressing rationale for decisions and follows up consistently. Uses peer-to-peer accountability towards improvement of department score for turnover/retention/employee engagement. (EF)SERVICE - 20)%Participates in the Principal Investigator (PI) meetings. (EF)Schedules, coordinates, and participates in the pre-site visit and site initiation visits; coordinates study initiation. Obtains Informed Consent from study participant and documents appropriately. (EF)Obtains vital signs and performs phlebotomy per training and competence; monitors participants' labs and notifies the PI of laboratory findings. (EF)QUALITY/SAFETY - 20%Prepares Institutional Research Board (IRB) documents under the direction of the PI, assists with answering IRB stipulations to obtain final approval; documents IRB approval and contract approval. (EF)Maintains and monitors source documentation and appropriate forms as per protocol for quality and accuracy, including participant records; assists with the quality assurance process. Adheres to internal controls established for the department. (EF)FINANCE - 20%Assists with the budget development and Medicare coverage analysis. (EF)Utilizes resources effectively and efficiently, demonstrating responsible financial stewardship. Manages own time effectively and prioritizes work to achieve maximum results in a timely manner. (EF)GROWTH/INNOVATION - 20%Assists PI and/or research nurse in the planning and design of source documents for protocol. (EF)Assists in developing procedures for laboratory collection and storage. (EF)Incorporates directions from other health care disciplines into clinical research protocols when reviewing patient eligibility; assists in eliciting relevant data from sources outside of the hospital. (EF)Proactively manages own professional development and completes My Development Plan. (EFThis job description is not intended to be all inclusive; the employee will also perform other reasonably related business/job duties as assigned. Houston Methodist reserves the right to revise job duties and responsibilities as the need arises. EDUCATION REQUIREMENTSBachelor's Degree EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTSFour years of research experienceCERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIREDCertified Clinical Research Coordinator (CCRC) or Certified Clinical Research Professional (CCRP) preferredKNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIREDDemonstrates the skills and competencies necessary to safely perform the assigned job, determined through on-going skills, competency assessments, and performance evaluations Sufficient proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing the English language necessary to perform the essential functions of this job, especially with regard to activities impacting patient or employee safety or securityAbility to effectively communicate with patients, physicians, family members and co-workers in a manner consistent with a customer service focus and application of positive language principlesAbility to work independentlyCapable of handling challenging/difficult situationsDemonstrates sound judgment and executes above average analytical skillsSUPPLEMENTAL REQUIREMENTSWork AttireYes/NoUniform NoScrubsYesBusiness professionalNoOther (dept approved) YesOn-Call* No (for Non-Exempt or Exempt jobs)*Note that employees may be required to be on-call during emergencies (ie. Disaster, Severe Weather Event, etc) regardless of selection above. Travel** May require travel within NoHouston Metropolitan areaMay require travel outside No of Houston Metropolitan area**Travel specifications may vary by department. Please note any other special considerations to this job: Patient care unit conditions,Universal precautions required, significant potential for exposure to latex__________________________Houston Methodist Research Institute was formed in 2004 to rapidly and efficiently translate discoveries made in the laboratory and the clinic into new diagnostics, therapies, and treatments. The research institute was created to provide the infrastructure and support for these endeavors, and to house the technology and resources needed to make innovative breakthroughs in important areas of human disease. A 540,000 square foot building dedicated to research, the research institute houses over 1,500 staff and trainees, 284 principal investigators and has more than 570 ongoing clinical trials.

Keywords: Houston Methodist, Houston , Research Coordinator II, Other , Houston, Texas

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