This position assists in the management and coordination of research programs and projects for faculty from the Orthopaedic Surgery Department at Regions Hospital. This will be a University of Minnesota position that will be supporting research mainly occurring at Regions Hospital. This position is intended for an individual with an interest in clinical outcomes research, with an intension to develop a career in healthcare research, or a related field. This position will provide opportunity for development based on individual qualifications and desire for growth. This position is a ful-time, one year, temporary appointment with the possibility of continuation depending on funding. Below is a breakdown of this position’s major responsibilities, other duties may be assigned as needed.
Research Project Management – 60% of time
- Assist investigators in fulfilling needs of research protocols and remain on targeted timelines
- Coordinate and lead study/program related meetings, as needed
- Screen, enroll, and recruit subjects as per current research protocols and ensure complete and accurate data collection. This includes regularly speaking to patients who are hard of hearing on the phone.
- Monitor progress of study participants including completing follow-up callbacks and coordinating clinic visit scheduling
- Prepare IRB applications, informed consent documents, and data collection forms as well as completing continuing review reports, regulatory reports, and sponsor reports in a timely manner.
- Assure compliance with all regulations and sponsor stipulations as necessary
- Maintain secure and up to date study files (electronic and paper) for department research projects
- Assist with preparation and submission of publications and presentations
- Support the patient reported outcomes program (enrollment, reports, process optimization)
Research Administration – 30% of time
- Support protocol development for research initiatives
- Maintain accurate list and status of research activities within area of responsibility
- Track and record metrics into databases, spreadsheets, and reporting mechanisms
- Timely coordination and distribution of research meeting minutes
- Miscellaneous administrative duties and assignments as requested
Other Responsibilities – 10% of time
- Maintain timely and professional communication with research team and faculty investigators
- Correspond with sponsors as applicable
- Protect patient confidentiality
- Comply with safety guidelines and safe work practices
- Facilitate and communicate information as necessary pertaining to research activities in the orthopaedic department
- Prepare presentations related to research projects
- Assist with literature searches and reference databases
- Support special assignments and projects as requested
The University of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including:
Competitive wages, paid holidays, vacation and sick leave
Low cost medical, dental, and pharmacy plans
Health care and dependent daycare flexible spending accounts
Excellent retirement plans with employer match
Disability and employer paid life insurance
Wellbeing program with reduced insurance premiums
Tuition reimbursement opportunities covering 75%-100% of eligible tuition
Student loan forgiveness opportunity
Opportunities for growth and promotion
Employee Assistance Program
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All required qualifications must be documented on application materials.
BA/BS or a combination of related education and work experience to equal 4 years
Ability to communicate clearly and concisely over the phone, particularly with people who are hard of hearing
Coursework in anatomy and physiology
Experience in a healthcare environment
Experience with clinical outcomes research and patient care
Demonstrated organizational and prioritizing skills.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs: Word, Excel, Powerpoint, etc.
Ability to learn and adhere to University policy and procedure, particularly relating to human subjects
Prior experience in writing of scientific reports
Internal Number: 333382
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