Department: MED-Center for Health InfoPartnership Salary/Grade: NEX/11
Coordinates collection, analysis, processing & reporting of data & assists Principal Investigator (PI) in judging the validity of test data obtained in regard to biomedical &/or social-behavioral research study(ies) of limited complexity involving co-investigators, multiple campuses &/or universities. Completes all activities by strictly following Good Clinical Practices (GCP) & all relevant current local, state, & federal laws, regulations, guidance, policy & procedure developed by the NU Institutional Review Board (IRB), Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), & the International Conference on Harmonization (ICH).
The mission of the Center for Health Information Partnerships (CHIP) is to bring people, communities, and data together to enable everyone to live their healthiest lives. Utilizing new ways of thinking, innovative methods, and interdisciplinary partnerships, we aggregate and analyze health information across institutions and disciplines to positively affect individual and population health. CHIP has a vision of “information-driven health for all.”
The Research Study Coordinator will assist with the Illinois Medicaid Promoting Interoperability Program, which aims to help healthcare providers adopt, implement, or upgrade certified electronic health record technology and use it in a meaningful manner. The Research Study Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating and participating in outreach to and education for healthcare providers in the Chicago area. This will involve building working relationships with local healthcare providers, promoting awareness, encouraging participation in the program, and collecting information that will help meet program objectives. The Research Study Coordinator will also provide support for the program which may include data collection and analysis, documentation, report compilation, coordination of efforts among team members, and development of process improvements to advance program objectives. The Research Study Coordinator will be required to engage local healthcare providers in neighborhoods and communities across Chicago.
Participates in the planning & conduct of research study including participant recruitment and retention.
Obtains informed consent
Administers tests &/or questionnaires following protocols.
Prepares reports for investigators and sponsors on recruitment status and other pertinent study data.
Completes documents associated with current local, state, & federal regulatory guidelines, requirements, laws & research protocols.
May process payments for research participants per study protocol.
Coordinates reimbursements for expert panel travel, consultant pay, additional gift card orders, etc. & ensure costs remain within allotted grant budget.
May act as a mentor in regard to education of junior coordinators.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree in a major such as social or health science or related; OR appropriate combination of education and experience and 2 years' research study or other relevant experience required; OR
Successful completion of a full course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a master's or higher degree in a major such as social or health science or related; OR appropriate combination of education and experience.
Must complete NU's IRB CITI training before interacting with any participants & must re-certify every 3 years.
Minimum Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities.)
Detail oriented with strong organization skills;
Ability to work independently and on a self-directed basis;
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
Ability to effectively troubleshoot and problem solve complex issues;
Customer-focused collaboration skills;
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite;
Comfortable performing outreach activities including cold calling
Experience interacting professionally with medical practice staff and medical providers
Experience interacting professionally with patients in medical settings
Experience using electronic health records
Preferred Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities)
Adept at learning to use new software tools
Knowledgeable about health information technology
Knowledgeable about Medicaid
Familiar with project management methodology
Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.
Internal Number: 38934
About Northwestern University
Northwestern University is a major private research university with 12 academic divisions located on three campuses in Evanston, Chicago, and Education City in Doha, Qatar. We have approximately 2,500 full-time faculty members, 17,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and over 5,700 full and part-time staff. Northwestern University combines innovative teaching and pioneering research in a highly collaborative environment. It provides students and faculty exceptional opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth.