Clinical Research Coordinator
Posted on May 9, 2021 by Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston
Home Base, a Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital program, is an innovative public/private partnership dedicated to improving the lives of service members, Veterans, and their family members living with Invisible Wounds such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), traumatic brain injury (TBI), anxiety, depression, military sexual trauma, and family/relationship challenges. Our program provides intensive outpatient care, traditional outpatient care, couples therapy, wellness and fitness programs, as well as community outreach and education. Home Base also serves as a leader in research, identifying and implementing new treatments for the Invisible Wounds. Since its inception, Home Base has served more than 7,500 Veterans and Family Members, trained more than 75,000 clinicians nationally, and remains at the forefront of discovering new treatments-- ensuring a brighter future for the 21st century of warriors and military families.
Home Base is accepting applications for a Clinical Research Coordinator position. The Clinical Research Coordinatorwill be responsible for delivering assessments, entering and analyzing data outcomes for clinical and educational programming at Home Base. They will also support a variety of clinical research studies focusing on treatment for the invisible wounds of war, including evidence-based treatments for PTSD and TBI, mindfulness and wellness-focused modalities, military family care programming, community provider education, etc. The Clinical Research Coordinator will also manage research quality improvement projects and research/clinical administrative duties as assigned. This position offers valuable clinical research experience in preparation for applying to medical school or graduate school in clinical psychology, public health, or a related field.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Create, implement, collect, and enter clinical outcome measures for program quality assurance, clinical utility, and research publication.
Clean and analyze data (experience with REDCap, SQL, R Studio, and/or STATA preferred).
Operationalize standard operating procedures (SOPs) to ensure organization and replicability of research workflows.
Maintain research protocols in Insight platform; own Institutional Review Board (IRB) protocol maintenance and responsibility.
Recruit, screen, and monitor participants and/or patients involved in study protocols, community education programs, or clinical programs.
Assist principal investigators (PIs) with presentations, posters, and manuscript preparation; author original academic output and assist with grant writing and submission.
Own equipment maintenance and associated training for research studies.
Assist with onboarding, training and supervision of undergraduate Research Interns.
Please note, the functions below are representative of major duties that are typically associated with these positions. Specific responsibilities may vary based upon departmental needs. Similarly, not all duties that have been outlined will be assigned to each position.
- Collects & organizes patient data
- Maintains records and databases
- Uses software programs to generate graphs and reports
- Assists with recruiting patients for clinical trials
- Obtains patient study data from medical records, physicians, etc.
- Conducts library searches
- Verifies accuracy of study forms
- Updates study forms per protocol
- Documents patient visits and procedures
- Assists with regulatory binders and QA/QC procedures
- Assists with interviewing study subjects
- Administers and scores questionnaires
- Provides basic explanation of study and in some cases obtains informed consent from subjects
- Performs study procedures, which may include phlebotomy.
- Assists with study regulatory submissions
- Writes consent forms
- Verifies subject inclusion/exclusion criteria
- Performs administrative support duties as required
A Clinical Research Coordinator II performs the duties of a Clinical Research Coordinator I (above) and may also:
- Maintain research data, patient fields, regulatory binders and study databases
- Perform data analysis and QA/QC data checks
- Organize and interpret data
- Develop and implement recruitment strategies
- Act as a study resource for patient and family
- Monitor and evaluation lab and procedure data
- Evaluate study questionnaires
- Contribute to protocol recommendations
- Assist with preparation of annual review
- May assist PI to prepare complete study reports
- Careful attention to details
- Good organizational skills
- Ability to follow directions
- Good communication skills
- Computer literacy
- Working knowledge of clinical research protocols
- Ability to demonstrate respect and professionalism for subjects' rights and individual needs
The Clinical Research Coordinator II should also possess:
- Ability to work independently and as a team player
- Analytical skills and ability to resolve technical problems
- Ability to interpret acceptability of data results
- Working knowledge of data management program
- Bachelor's degree required.
- New graduates with some relevant course/project work or those without any prior research experience will be considered for the Clinical Research Coordinator I position outlined above.
- Those with a minimum of 1-2 years of directly related work experience will be considered for a Clinical Research Coordinator II position.
Clinical research experience preferred.
Experience with REDCap, SQL, R Studio, and/or STATA programs preferred.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY (if applicable):
- A Clinical Research Coordinator I does not have any supervisory responsibility.
- A Clinical Research Coordinator II may assist with the training and orientation of new staff members.
Massachusetts General Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer. By embracing diverse skills, perspectives and ideas, we choose to lead. Applications from protected veterans and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged.