The Research Coordinator will implement andmanage Connective Tissue Interstitial Lung Disease (CTILD) research projects inaccordance with UCLA and the study protocols. The incumbent will coordinateproject set up, recruitment, consenting, and tracking of ILD patients, clinicalcare procedures, and subsequent visits, will also maintain communication withinvestigators, research coordinators, and ancillary staff regarding the statusof study participants. Will be responsible for organizing a weeklyMultidisciplinary Conference and scheduling related patients in CareConnect andwill also be responsible for submission and accurate collection, review, andentering of data into specified electronic data capturing systems. Datamanagement will include the extraction of research files, at specifiedstudy time points, while overseeing the maintenance of patient confidentiality.Prepare specimen collection materials and study charts for subsequent patientvisits. Supervise and coordinate inpatient/outpatient collection of specimensfrom study participants. Handling and transport of biohazardous samples (blood,fluid, and tissue) from outpatient clinic or hospital to laboratory. Developand maintain research enrollment logs. The Coordinator will need to attend allmeetings, conferences, and workshops for ongoing and upcoming trials and will beresponsible for CTD and ILD website maintenance.
Ability to organize work in order tocomplete assignments in a timely manner and coordinate day-to-day activities ofmultiple projects. Excellent communication skills to collect and/or conveyinformation to persons of various educational and cultural backgrounds usingcorrect grammar, syntax, punctuation, spelling, and format in correspondenceand study protocols. Ability to organize complex projects into discreet steps.Ability to correctly judge the best way to accomplish each step. Skill indesign of data management systems for efficient handling of short term andlongitudinal studies. Knowledge of clinical terminology and procedures. Abilityto create, edit, and manipulate databases. Ability to work accurately withdetail. Demonstrated working knowledge of IBM computers, spreadsheets, databasemanagement practices and applications. Excel, required, Experience with RedCappreferred. Writing skill sufficient to compose correspondence and analyticreports which are clear, concise, logical, and display proper syntax andgrammar. Working knowledge of University forms, policies, and procedures. Skillin reading documents written in Standard English text (e.g. administrativepolicy manuals). Skill in writing concise, logical, grammatically correctroutine business correspondence such as brief transmittal memoranda andjustification of financial reports. Ability to make oral presentations toprovide information or explain reports, policies, and procedures. Ability toestablish and maintain cooperative and productive working relationships withcoworkers, research project collaborators, coordinators, and participants.Skill in working as part of a team and collaborating closely with co-workersand faculty on a variety of interdependent research functions. Skill innegotiating, exchanging ideas, information, and opinions with others toformulate policies and programs and/or arrive jointly at decisions,conclusions, or solutions. Ability to analyze situations and defineproblems/objectives, identify relevant factors, formulate logical conclusions,and recognize alternatives and their implications. Skill in performing avariety of duties, often changing from one task to another of a differentnature under the stress of frequent interruptions and/or distractions. Abilityto handle stressful circumstances effectively and efficiently. Skill in workingindependently, following through on assignments with minimal direction, andidentifying potentially more effective methods of work operation. Skill inprioritizing assignments quickly as circumstances dictate to complete workwithin established time frames when there are pressures of competing deadlinesand changes in workload and assignments. Skill in clinical practice that can beused to implement the development of quality of care measures. Skill indevelopment of surveys and medical record abstraction tools. Ability to workindependently to accomplish duties in a timely manner and work cooperativelywith patients, physicians, nursing, and administrative staff. Ability tointeract in a professional manner with a diverse patient population as well ascommunicate effectively with patients, families, physicians, and otherdepartment personnel both orally and in writing. Candidate must haveprevious medical or clinical research experience including data entry. Atleast two-year’s experience coordinating clinical trials.
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