We are an innovative, collaborative, interdisciplinary research entity looking for a highly organized, detail-oriented, equity-driven, and enthusiastic candidate to support the patient-oriented research portfolio of the Center. We anticipate developing new studies and research directions, so ideal candidates will be able to adapt to a fast-paced environment with evolving responsibilities, workloads and work schedules.
The Clinical Research Coordinator will collaborate with the Project Coordinator II and Director of Research Implementation to manage the day-to-day activities of several clinical research projects involving participant/patient engagement, including diverse patient populations. Collaborating with a variety of study teams, as well as performing independently, they will facilitate the implementation of standard protocols; track, collect and validate research data, coordinate with data management staff to develop, implement, monitor, and evaluate electronic data capture systems; manage electronic study files; and provide necessary administrative support to meet the goals of individual projects and sub-projects.
Clinical Research Coordinators can expect to manage at least one sub-study or component element of a project. In collaboration with the Project Coordinator II, they will be responsible for providing leadership through the development and implementation of strategic plans to enhance enrollment/utilization of tracking devices, assessment of trends, identification of areas for improvement and evaluating success in meeting sub-study/component metrics. Dissemination of consort diagrams and presentations at team multi-disciplinary meetings are expected. Excellent written and verbal communication, appropriate for diverse study team members is an expectation of the role.
Candidates may anticipate involvement in the conduct of NIH, foundation or pilot funded studies within the Center, recruiting participants from the NYP-WC Emergency Department, clinical units and/or community setting. This position will require candidates to be available, if needed, to recruit and follow-up research participants from NYP-WC clinical areas, community (home visits) and outreach centers, with work hours to be scheduled between 7:00 am and 8:30 pm and occasionally on weekends. Candidates should be comfortable in a team-oriented, collaborative work culture with frequent bilingual interactions in both English and Spanish with patients, families, physicians and other members of the health care team.
Candidates will serve as the primary liaison for the Principal Investigator, collaborating with caregiving physicians to identify Acute Coronary Syndrome and Stroke inpatients for eligible for recruitment into studies and related sub studies, focusing on understanding the impact of hospitalization on physical and mental health, activity, quality of life and overall wellbeing. Candidates may also represent the investigator as they interface with outpatient clinicians, advocates and community-based personnel on additional projects focused on both healthy persons and individuals with other medical conditions.
Candidates may be asked to support additional funded and pilot projects within the Center as needs evolve. Candidates will be expected to have excellent rapport with participants and other research coordinators, faculty and staff at the Center and in our clinical work environments. Candidates may perform other related duties as required.
Recruitment, enrollment and informed consent of study participants
Administration of standardized questionnaires (some with sensitive questions)
Conducting follow-up interviews or sub-study visits on-site or in the community
Collection of physiologic measures
Utilization and management of electronic monitoring devices and data collection tools
Organization of participant records
Maintenance of case report forms (CRFs)
Data entry and cleaning
Creation of consort diagrams and reports
Facilitation of participant compensation
Maintenance of research supply inventory
General equipment upkeep
Obtaining medical records and/or study related data from outside institutions
Collection of high quality research data through analysis of issues associated with the conduct of questionnaires, utilization of devices, and assessment of the degree of participant burden through frequent, formal and informal communication with investigators
Performs other duties as assigned and requested
Requires a bachelor's degree or equivalent in education, training and experience, plus two years of related experience.
Research experience preferred.
Leadership roles in academic or community settings
Experience with research data entry and/or SPSS preferred
Experience with elderly population preferred
Experience with the public in a service-related or occupational role preferred.
Must speak Spanish fluently
Flexible hours (shifts between 7:00 am -8:30 pm) required.
Able to adapt to flexible work environments (office, clinical area, community outreach, home visits)
Able to demonstrate flexibility in workload/work hours to meet critical deadlines.
Excellent phone, interpersonal and written communication skills.
Able to multitask in a diverse and demanding environment with frequently shifting priorities.
Proactive, extremely organized and detail-oriented.
Strong record of interpersonal engagement.
Able to demonstrate the ability to balance both working independently and collaboratively.
Strong commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.
Must successfully complete systems training requirements.
Participation in Medical Surveillance Program.
Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.
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