JOB SUMMARY/ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: The Senior Research Technician determines new admissions for potential consent to the Biorepository and Integrative Genomics Initiative (BIG) at LeBonheur Children's Hospital and OutPatient Clinics.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Abides by all hospital safety requirements for visiting patients in general care, clinics, and restricted rooms, including infection precautions and Intensive Care Unit access.
Greets patients and families in a friendly and professional manner.
Ensures thorough review of the required elements of informed consent.
Answers questions regarding the study and asks questions to ensure comprehension.
Demonstrates knowledge of Good Clinical Practice and research consent requirements.
Ensures appropriate informed consent signatures and provides the patient/ Legally Authorized Representatives (LAR) with a signed copy of the consent document.
Documents consent discussion completely and accurately in the electronic medical record (EMR). Provides documents to Health Information.
Generates daily institutional reports on inpatient admissions and/or clinic schedules. Provides regular reports regarding number of participants enrolled and declined.
Organizes visits to all new patients and schedules follow-up visits for patients who are unavailable at the time of initial visit.
Understands, applies, and supports departmental/hospital policies, procedures, and standards.
Attends meetings, in-services and training sessions as required or requested.
Performs other related duties assigned.
Internal Number: 209446
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