Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
The UCSF Division of Hospital Medicine at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital (ZSFG) seeks to recruit a full-time Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) to work on grant-funded research program focused on the care of hospitalized adults with serious and prolonged illness. The first project, "Recovery After Transfer from Hospital to Long-Term Acute Care Hospital (RAFT Study)", seeks to understand the functional and cognitive recovery, symptom burden, quality of life, prognostic awareness, and end-of-life care for hospitalized older adults transferred to LTACHs for post-acute care. The second project, "Recovery After Transfer from Hospital to Long-Term Acute Care Hospital for COVID-19 (RAFT COVID)," is a national, multi-center cohort of several thousands of patients that will examine the outcomes and recovery of hospitalized adults with the most severe and prolonged COVID-19 illness.
We are seeking an experienced and highly organized individual to primarily lead participant recruitment and conduct patient and caregiver surveys, and secondarily to assist with project management for these two projects, including serving as a liaison between external collaborator teams and hospital administrative leadership; and executing, maintaining, and coordinating research protocols.
The CRC will be responsible for a broad range of duties that will require organizational, communication, interpersonal, critical thinking, analytic, coordination, and basic technical skills, and will be expected to interface with hospitalized adults (many of whom are older), caregivers, clinical staff, health care administrators, and research regulatory personnel. The CRC will have the opportunity to learn additional skills for their career development and advancement.
The CRC position requires excellent oral and written communication, interpersonal skills, organization, critical thinking, and attention to detail. In addition, the CRC will need to possess a passion for the health and well-being of diverse, disenfranchised, and vulnerable hospitalized patients, including frail older adults with cognitive impairment. The individual must be self-motivated, flexible, intellectually curious, detail-oriented, and able to manage multiple responsibilities and lead complex projects concurrently with minimal supervision.
The CRC will lead participant recruitment in hospitalized settings, administer surveys in-person and by telephone. The individual will oversee the maintenance of basic databases to organize the various research efforts, including, but not limited to REDCap and Microsoft Excel, and will be able to manage and report on study progress and results by generating simple reports. The individual will oversee study data integrity; implement and maintain periodic quality control procedures; maintain all regulatory documents; report study progress to investigators; participate in any internal and external audits or reviews of study protocols.
With respect to project coordination, the CRC's duties will include supporting the management and coordinating the tasks of single or multiple clinical research studies; participate in the writing of research protocols to ensure institutional review board approval within University compliance, including managing renewals and modifications of protocol applications; and help assure compliance with all relevant regulatory agencies. The individual will be expected to contribute to maintaining academic and clinical partnerships with participating sites, ensuring relevant project deadlines are met, planning and scheduling regular project meetings, creating agendas and taking minutes, developing project materials, training other staff and/or trainees in study procedures, and performing other project management duties as assigned.
The CRC may be asked to conduct a wide range of other activities that will focus on supporting the work of the Principal Investigator (PI) such as the development and implementation of additional projects and studies, conducting literature searches, writing progress reports, communicating with the Institutional Review Board (IRB), and being the point person for project information and support. The CRC may also coordinate meetings, help create posters and power point presentations for conferences, and develop tables and excel files for publications and other projects.
Internal Number: 3137068
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