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CTRC Nursing Services TI Senior Clinical Research Assistant

Company: OHSU
Location: Portland
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

Department Overview

The Oregon Clinical Translational Research Institute (OCTRI) at OHSU is a catalyst for scientific collaboration, translation of biomedical advances into the community, innovation and research growth in Oregon and beyond. OCTRI's mission is to enhance the efficiency and quality of rigorously translating research ideas into impact. To accomplish our mission, our 80-90 employees spread across 13 teams provide a broad expanse of clinical and translational services that include training, funding, research support, and community engagement. OCTRI is part of the National Center for Translational Sciences (NCATS)-funded CTSA consortium that encompasses 50+ hubs around the country. Visit our website to learn more: octri.org.

The Clinical & Translational Research Center (CTRC) is both a major unit within the NIH-funded Oregon Clinical and Translational Research Institute (OCTRI) and a designated OHSU University Shared Resource (USR). It provides essential research infrastructure and experienced research staff for over 200 clinical research protocols and leverages over $30M in external grant funding annually. These include investigator-initiated and industry sponsored studies from a broad spectrum of research disciplines, including nutrition, weight regulation, sleep medicine, neurology, cognitive neurosciences, endocrinology, aging, pediatric genetic diseases, and complementary and alternative medicine. Many of these studies require complex, interrelated research services that cannot be performed elsewhere at OHSU, including early phase experimental therapeutic interventions, sleep and circadian isolation studies, and studies that require intensive safety monitoring and pharmacokinetic sampling.

Function/Duties of Position

Under minimal supervision, the Therapeutic Intervention Senior Clinical Research Assistant coordinates complex adult and pediatric therapeutic interventional clinical research protocols and data management across multiple protocols, in collaboration with unit manager, other CTRC nursing services coordinators, and OHSU study teams (PI and study staff). This may also include the OHSU research pharmacy, Epic informatics team, hospital radiology department, clinical laboratory, and other areas.

This role

* Ensures implementation of therapeutic/interventional and other research protocols, facilitates and performs research activities for multiple ongoing CTRC and OCTRI supported research studies, assisting investigators with the day-to-day functions and activities of studies occurring on the CTRC in inpatient, outpatient, and ambulatory clinical research settings;
* Promotes a multidisciplinary and collaborative approach to support the provision of quality research clinical care;
* Ensures efficient workflow and adequate care and treatment of research subjects throughout the various stages of the study for both adult and pediatric populations;
* Collaborates with other OHSU departments including the research pharmacy, Epic informatics team, and other areas to operationalize research protocols;
* Maintains effective relationships and promotes participant experience by facilitating communication with other OCTRI staff, the principal investigator, study team, and OHSU clinical staff, and by addressing participant needs;
* Assists CTRC leadership across multiple protocols to ensure appropriate and consistent protocol conduct, logistics, quality assurance, and participant safety;
* Champions strong adherence to OHSU policies and protocol integrity in all activities; and
* May provide education/training and mentoring for other study staff.

Required Qualifications

* Bachelor's Degree (4 yr) with major courses in field of research; OR
* AA (2 yr) and 3 years of relevant experience
* CPR or willingness to obtain before job hire
* Must be able to deal with competing needs and priorities of internal and external customers
* Clinic hours are 0645-1530 Monday-Friday. Rarely, may be asked to work outside these hours in support for a weekend or after clinic hours study visit
* Main work location will be the Hatfield Research Center
* Will have contact with human bodily fluids in the collection of specimens
* Ability to carry and lift up to 50 lbs, ability to stoop, bend, and walk throughout the work period
* This position requires frequent intervals of walking significant cumulative distances (i.e., escorting research participants, transporting specimens/supplies to other buildings)
* Ability to lift or help position (using correctly learned body mechanics) research participants
* Must be able to perform physical activities required CPR in a clinic setting
* The work environment carries risk of exposure to human tissue/fluids and radiation
* Significant use of computers, copiers, multi-line phones, and fax
* Must not have color blindness impairments due to POCT requirements
* Able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without accommodation

Preferred Qualifications

* Focus in science-related fields such as biology or psychology
* Research experience preferred
* Previous experience conducting physical measurements and phlebotomy, and knowledge of protocol adherence
* Phlebotomy certification
* Certified Clinical Research Professional (SoCRA) or Certified Clinical Research Coordinator (ACRP)
* If not certified upon hire, encouraged to obtain certification exam when qualified

Additional Details

Apply online here.

All are welcome

Oregon Health & Science University values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status, including disability status and protected veteran status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. To request reasonable accommodation contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148 or aaeo@ohsu.edu. As an organization devoted to the health and well-being of people in Oregon and beyond, OHSU requires its employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Keywords: OHSU, Portland , CTRC Nursing Services TI Senior Clinical Research Assistant , Healthcare , Portland, Oregon

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