Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Overview: The NIH StrokeNet is a research network that is conducting small and large clinical trials and research studies to advance acute stroke treatment, stroke prevention, and recovery and rehabilitation following a stroke. There are 25 regional centers in this network across the U.S. with more than 200 participating hospitals. The StrokeNet is designed to serve as the infrastructure and pipeline for exciting new potential treatments for patients with stroke and those at risk for stroke. University of Minnesota is the regional coordinating center for the Upper Midwest and was awarded a 5-year, renewable grant in 2014 to support this project. This grant was renewed in 2018 and we expect renewal every 5 years.
The research coordinator role for StrokeNet in the Department of Neurology encompasses a wide range of skills. RN2 are expected to be able to perform as a Lead coordinator for studies that enroll participants at multiple sites. This coordinator prepares IRB submissions, maintains Delegation of authority logs, consents and enroll subjects, performs patient assessments, collects and enters data and communicates regularly with Study Pl and clinical care team.
The position is responsible for being the most knowledgeable person on their assigned protocols to oversee the work of colleagues who may be tasked with patient enrollments, patient follow up (blinded assessments) and ensuring that data and research visits are in compliance with the protocol.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Serve as LEAD coordinator on multiple NIH funded research studies conducted within our local area (UMMC, HCMC, Fairview Southdale, Ridges) and other sites as necessary for StrokeNet studies.
-Develop logistical plans for new studies and troubleshoot issues during the life of the study. Troubleshooting may include training of inpatient personnel (ED, ICU, neuro floor, clinic), research colleagues, work with lab, pharmacy and other technologies or departments involved with studies. -Recruit and screen subjects for acute or prevention studies in collaboration with the Pl utilizing resources from Fairview Research Administration and CTSI -Meet departmental and sponsor standards/expectations for data entry, accuracy and decision making.
15% Participate in the on call coordinator pool that responds to calls for emergency enrollments for a number of NIH funded studies.
10% Share expertise in the Neurology Department or with the On-call coordinator pool with colleagues that may have different work experience and expertise.
All required qualifications must be documented on application material
Required Qualifications: - Bachelor’s degree in Nursing or science related field with at least 2 years full time work experience in a hospital setting or a combination of related education and work experience to equal 6 years. - Current Registered Nurse (RN) licensure - Ability to work flexible hours when needed to complete time sensitive research tasks. - Strong EPIC or EMR skills.
Preferred Qualifications: - Experience as a research coordinator in Neurology or NeuroCritical Care. - Experience with database management or Electronic Data Capture Systems. - Experience with SPSS or other data management software
Internal Number: 340230
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