This position will assist in the conduct of clinical research in participants who have had a brain injury. Our department is one of 16 Traumatic Brain Injury Model Systems (TBIMS) Center programs in the United States. The TBIMS sites work collaboratively to contribute to a National database, which has become the largest prospective, longitudinal, multicenter TBI database in the world. We follow participants from their inpatient rehabilitation stay at the Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana throughout the course of their lifetime. The knowledge gained from the longitudinal study helps us to better understand problems after brain injury and ways to improve outcomes for them and their families. In addition to the national database, our department conducts many other studies in participants with brain injury, as well as participants who have had a stroke or spinal cord injury.
This position helps screen participants to determine eligibility for the TBIMS longitudinal study and other departmental studies, obtain informed consent from participants and/or legally authorized representative, schedule/call subjects for appointments, assist in conduct of study-related data collection in person or over the telephone, perform non-medical/behavioral assessments and neuropsychological battery testing, extract data from source documents (medical record), and transcribe into electronic database.
Assists in the conduct of clinical research studies or trials following established protocols and standard operating procedures. Assists with identifying and recruiting research study participants. Conducts routine experiments and/or coordinates research study procedures in accordance with SOPs; receives, collects, and records study data in database. Assists with advertising and other information for participant recruitment; assists in developing and sharing educational and informational resources with subjects and families.
Must meet one of the following qualifications:
Bachelor's degree in science or a health-related field; OR
Associate's degree in allied health professions and one year of patient-related or research experience; OR
Bachelor's degree in any field or three years of college-level science and two years of patient-related or research experience; OR
High school diploma or GED and five years of patient-related or research experience that includes two years of experience with clinical studies.
Proficient communication skills. Maintains a high degree of professionalism. Demonstrated time management and priority setting skills. Demonstrates a high commitment to quality. Possesses flexibility to work in a fast paced, dynamic environment. Highly thorough and dependable.
Detail-oriented and responsible. Motivated and excellent communication and computer skills. Ability to work as part of a team as well as independently. Knowledge of and ability to follow IU IRB and other research guidelines to make decisions that will affect clinical outcome of the research trials. Ability to follow Good Clinical Practice Guidelines.
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