Research Support - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
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This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Neurology. This position is for the Medical School Campus.
Coordinates clinical research trials and provides comprehensive evaluation and treatment of sleep disorders including diagnostic and therapeutic services, patient care and education as a polysomnographic technologist; may be responsible for multiple research studies simultaneously, acting as a liaison with the school, sponsoring agency, community and the study participants; responsible for managing and recording all phases of study protocol as required by sponsoring agency to ensure compliance.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Follows protocol guidelines when collecting sleep data using polysomnography, home sleep testing, single-channel EEG devices and actigraphy; scores sleep research studies, generates reports and enters data into electronic databases per protocol; ensures secure data storage of all study materials.
Coordinates all aspects of investigator-initiated research and clinical trials with the principal investigator and senior clinical research coordinator. Identify, screen, obtain informed consent, educate, monitor, and follow-up with subjects. Routinely recruits and enrolls study participants; participates in making determinations of eligibility based on diagnostic criteria and/or observations/analysis in participant interviews; develops informed consent documents for study participants and confers with participants to explain purpose of study and obtain completed informed consent documents; explains diagnostic procedures and treatment plans to address participant/family concerns; administers/scores tests and/or evaluates all lab and clinical assessments to ensure they are completed in a timely manner.
Routinely ensures timely completion of all protocol requirements (assessment, lab testing, procedures and treatments) to include scheduling and facilitating the patient’s timely completion of protocol requirements; evaluates and interprets collected clinical data in conjunction with PI as appropriate.
Ensures compliance with protocol guidelines and requirements of regulatory agencies; establishes a record keeping system; makes assessments and determinations of participants’ progress in the study; analyzes, investigates, and reports adverse events; makes decisions as when to notify physicians of issues, when to stop participant inclusion, and/or to make and/or recommend adjustment of the protocol of particular participants; manages IRB submissions and Serious Adverse Event reporting (SAE); recommends protocol correction action plans as appropriate; coordinates site visits with industry sponsors; serves as a liaison with funding or sponsoring agency.
Works with principal investigator and collaborates with other investigators within the university to develop research studies and trains other polysomnography technologists on sleep research protocols as needed.
Performs other duties incidental to the work described herein.
Bachelor’s degree plus a minimum of two years of clinical research experience; a combination of relevant work and education equaling six years may substitute for this requirement.
Registered Polysomnographic Technologist (RPSGT).
Three years of sleep technology experience.
Effective analytical and problem solving skills.
Ability to communicate in both oral and written form with all levels of personnel.
Ability to prioritize tasks within a diverse working environment.
Demonstrated independence and interpersonal skills.
Ability to comply with applicable laws, regulations, guidelines and standards regarding patient safety and infection control issues.
The hiring range for this position is $48,131 - $60,174 annually.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
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