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University of Rochester Human Subject Res Coord I - 229533 in Rochester, New York

Human Subject Res Coord I Job ID 229533

Location School of Medicine & Dentistry Full/Part Time TAR Favorite Job Regular/Temporary Regular Opening

Full Time 40 hours Grade 051 Medicine M&D-Infect Dis Unit

Schedule

9 AM-5:30 PM

Responsibilities

GENERAL PURPOSE:

Responsible for the implementation and coordination of several projects in the Infectious Diseases Division, including protocol development, patient database management for multiple clinical research studies, data analysis, and synthesis of relevant literature. Work may include conducting study visits associated with human subject research.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Outpatient antibiotic stewardship for UTIs in Primary care and specialty clinics

  • Review date from medicine and other specialty clinics such as Gynecology on the use of antibiotics for UTIs, to identify specific clinics for intervention.

  • Assess types of antibiotics used for UTIs, diagnostic work up, and inappropriate use

  • Identify and implement antibiotic stewardship interventions based on the data, such as reduction in fluoroquinolone use, and decrease in treatment of asymptomatic bacteriuria

  • Assist in writing protocol and develop data collection tools

  • Create and maintain REDCap database, and review patient charts in eRecords for data collection in REDCap database

  • Based on identified deliverables, develop program(s) to capture the “before” and “after” data on the use of antibiotics, and rates of MDROs in the targeted population.

  • Assist in statistical analysis of collected data

  • Assist in the writing of a research paperDevelop a “toolkit” for sustaining project in Urology and in other specialty and primary care clinics

Identify best practices for Outpatient stewardship and implement EMR changes

  • Compile and review literature on best practices for antibiotic stewardship for UTIs in ambulatory setting

  • Develop a “toolkit” for changes needed in the EMR

  • Work with multidisciplinary team for implementing the changes in EMR

  • Develop protocols for assessing effectiveness of the different interventions.

  • Assist in statistical analysis of collected data

Assist in the writing of a research paper

Emerging Infections Program projects

  • S upport projects in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) sponsored EIP.

  • Implement and conduct surveillance for infectious diseases in the Rochester region.

  • Implement all aspects of infectious diseases surveillance, including but not limited to daily case ascertainment, use of clinical judgment to complete case report forms, networking with local and regional laboratories and hospitals, data management, and data analysis.

  • Reviews all potential cases on a daily basis for inclusion in surveillance. Performs medical chart review to identify specific criteria for inclusion, conducts case screening and identification of eligible subjects,

  • Oversee the shipment of specimens from laboratories in the region if the project requires it

    The candidate will also be expected to respond to the changing needs of EIP including requests for additional data and special projects and implementation of new and time-limited projects.

ARLG Clinical trials and VTU and respiratory pathogen research trials

  • Reviews clinic schedule daily to look at upcoming potential subjects’ appointments. Sets up visits per the protocol and ensures all necessary equipment available. This requires good understanding of the research study requirements and use of independent decision-making and assessment skills.

  • Determines what patients may be eligible to participate in, explains the details of the study to the subject and has them consider consenting.

  • Explains the value of research and the study information to potential research subjects. Digests the scientific information and breaks down this complex information into simplified language that a patient can comprehend. If patient is agreeable, either conducts the informed consent process, obtains demographic information and/or schedules with another team member.

  • Works alongside the existing clinical team to provide ongoing information and education about the research in general and specifics about current research.

  • Assists in human subject recruitment and screening activities. This includes conducting phone screens, explaining the study and qualifiers. If after evaluating the inclusion/exclusion and determining that a patient or subject meets the initial criteria, schedules a clinic appointment. Makes recommendations when appropriate.

    Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Bachelor’s Degree required.

One year of experience in clinical research or equivalent combination of education and experience. Prefer a degree in life sciences, health administration or a related discipline as well as prior clinical research experience. Proficiency in computer software applications including Microsoft Office programs such as Excel, Outlook, and Word, Databases such as RedCap, statistical analysis programs such as R, SPSS, etc. Ability to learn and master existing department applications and future software applications and programs. Excellent communication, interpersonal and organizational skills; highly persistent and energetic professional style; self-motivation and drive to reach goals/objectives. Strong attention to detail, ability to digest and understand the study, and the strong ability to use good judgment in assessing each individual’s comprehension preferred.

Knowledge of word processing and data analysis software preferred.

How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

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