The Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine is a highly ranked medical school where students learn to become accomplished clinicians and top-flight researchers and educators. Students come to Iowa to study medicine in a program that uses case-based learning as the basis of their education. With its emphasis on problem-solving skills, early exposure to patients, and enhanced community-based experiences, UI medical students typically earn impressive scores on Step 1 of the U.S. Medical Licensing Examination and successfully "match" with top-quality residency programs around the country.
Department Summary: The UI Department of Surgery is committed to saving lives-and improving our patients' quality of life-through excellent surgical techniques and extraordinary patient care. Our surgeons and medical professionals address a wide variety of complex medical issues, from matching donors with recipients in the Organ Transplant Center to providing continuous care for both adult and pediatric trauma victims in the state's only designated Level I Trauma Center and certified regional Burn Treatment Center. Our specialists provide critical surgical support among comprehensive, multidisciplinary teams for the treatment of cancer, gastrointestinal and colorectal diseases, vascular ailments, as well as advanced surgical care for even the smallest pediatric patients.
Position Summary: Conducts and manages clinical trials within the parameters of applicable study protocols for pediatric surgery patients including pediatric trauma, NICU, and PICU patients. Recruiting, consenting, and monitoring research subjects. Maintaining databases related to above studies. Communicate concerns to primary investigator and if instructed to the IRB and study sponsor. Maintain case report, other study and institutional review forms in a timely and accurate fashion. Review study budget documents and keep study payments up to date. It is possible that due to enrollment protocol that this time could be spent during evening, night or weekends. Pediatric Surgery Health Services (outcomes) research, Quality Improvement projects, and retrospective data collection will also be part of this role. Position Responsibilities:
Assists Pediatric Surgery faculty in the conduct of clinical trials by managing the clinical trials and pediatric surgery data within the parameters of study protocols for pediatric surgery patients.
Collaborate with other researchers and investigators.
Recruit and enroll participants, ensuring all the prerequisites are complete and conform to required parameters.
Explain study to participants/family and assist in obtaining consent to be enrolled in protocol. Counsel the participants/family regarding the intent of the study.
Responsible for scheduling participants for procedures or follow up as required by the study protocol or design. Arrange for follow-ups with study participants and maintain records of their visits and interviews.
Prepare and present educational materials for participants and other staff to carry out protocol as needed.
Troubleshoot and analyze study protocols; propose modifications to collaborative researchers or principal investigator.
Prepare monthly research progress reports updating progress and attend weekly divisional research meetings.
Assist in the preparation, calibration, and maintenance of any necessary equipment.
Assist with procurement and storage of supplies and materials.
May initiate purchasing requests, monitor accounts/expenditures; reconcile statements.
Provide training as needed to the Pediatric Surgery faculty and associated staff regarding research related clinical activities and protocol.
Please attach a resume as part of the application process. Job openings are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days. This job will be posted until 11:59pm on May 2, 2019. This job may be removed from posting and filled any time after the minimum posting period has ended. For questions or additional information, please email Laura Jaeger at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check.
Requires the academic knowledge of a discipline plus the ability to translate, adapt and apply the knowledge that is generally associated with a Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Excellent written, verbal communication, interpersonal and organizational skills are required.
6 months to one year experience enrolling admission patients and/or monitoring study patients as required by protocol.
Knowledge of regulatory guidelines and procedures as set forth by the IRB and sponsoring agencies.
Highly Desirable Qualifications
Experience with pediatric patients
Ability to fluctuate occasionally working nights and weekends due to requirements of enrollment protocol of the study.
Experience with Peds, NSQIP, KIDs, and other pediatric administrative databases.