Work Hours: flexible hours; between 7 am to 5 pm, very occasionally after 5 if new patient enrollment; subject to continued grant funding Days of week: Monday - Friday and occasional Saturdays as negotiated Hrs per week: 5-14 Hourly rate: $ 28- 35 hr
Screen patients daily via the Epic EMR during weekdays and occasional Saturdays at University of Minnesota Medical (UMMC) Center Adult Intensive Care Units in Minneapolis, MN for eligibility into NIH-supported clinical trial testing the benefits of patient-controlled sedation (PCS) versus usual care sedation for mechanically ventilated patients. Possible study patients could be at either UMMC or Fairview Southdale Hospital in Edina. Mayo Clinic, Rochester is the other enrolling site but this job does not entail working at Mayo hospitals. 20% effort
When possible eligible patients are found, approach patient’s staff RN to verify eligibility criteria, then proceed to brief testing of patient for eligibility (e.g., delirium assessment, hand strength, wakefulness). If patient passes screening, contact a study physician to proceed with consent interview with either patient or family. For possible study patient at Southdale, coordinator may be able to call the staff RN to discuss eligibility and whether patient’s family is available for a consent discussion. 10% effort
For enrolled patients, collect baseline data and enter into Web-based REDCap database and, in conjunction with study physician, staff RN and pharmacy, initiate patient-controlled sedation pump therapy with patient if randomized to PCS. After study initiation, collect data and assure functioning pump and patient and RN education regarding study protocol after randomization. 10% effort.
During protocol period, complete study thrice-daily assessments when coordinator is available and arrange assessment schedule for other study personnel to complete thrice-daily assessments. 10% effort.
Abstract clinical data from electronic and paper-based medical record for entry into study database. Detect and record adverse events for adjudication by study physicians and collate for annual IRB review reports. Be sufficiently competent in data abstraction to supervise data entry performed by other study personnel or student worker. 20% effort
Track hospital progress of study subjects, track post-hospital disposition and arrange follow-up interviews by phone and mail conducted by other research personnel. 5% effort
Attend weekly/every 2 weeks study progress meetings with investigator, collaborators, data entry personnel and database manager. 5% effort
Maintain study binders and regulatory binders and cooperate with regulatory and study monitoring personnel. 10% effort
Submit IRB forms in collaboration with CTSI IRB specialists. 5% effort
Obtain and maintain competency in CTSI training and skills for study coordinators, complete and maintain IRB –required training for clinical research. 5% effort.
All required qualifications must be documented on application material
Required Qualifications: Graduation from an accredited health-professions school (e.g., RN, RT, Pharm D) with current licensure. At least 1 year of in-patient clinical experience with some experience using Epic EMR.
ICU experience preferred.
Selection criteria: Previous research experience helpful but not necessary. Able to work independently in a busy ICU with clinical nurses and physicians. Caring and concerned personality desirable for interacting with families who are in a stressful and unfamiliar environment. Detail-oriented and ability to be accurate in all aspects of data collection.
Internal Number: 339910
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