Brigham and Women's Hospital
Description GENERAL SUMMARY\/ OVERVIEW STATEMENT: Working independently and with supervision from Rebecca Baron and Peter Hou, investigators of the Brigham Critical Care Research Collaborative (BCCRC), this position provides support to clinical research studies. The position is also assists investigators in the suitability of potential participants for clinical trials, developing and implementing patient recruitment strategies, and changes to protocols. PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: \u2022Helps to coordinate the implementation, both internally and externally, of clinical research studies \u2022Assists Investigators in the screening of patients, ensuring they meet appropriate criteria, and the suitability of their participation; may be required to perform clinical tests such as phlebotomy, EKGs, etc.; initiate and maintain contact with study participants \u2022Working in concert with BCCRC investigators and members; develop and implement patient recruitment strategies \u2022Develop, organize, and\/or maintain study databases; responsible for data validation and quality control \u2022Helps develop and implement new research protocols including design, data collection systems and institutional review board applications \u2022Perform literature searches, as appropriate \u2022Assist PI or others with preparation for presentation and written published articles \u2022Being available during clinical research work hours, 7 am to 10 pm, 7 days a week: During the work hours, research assistants cover the intensive care units in two rotary shifts, morning and evening, and sometimes, they are required to stay later at night to follow up on enrolled study patients. \u2022Other duties as assigned Qualifications QUALIFICATIONS:\u00a0 Candidates must have demonstrated ability to manipulate abstract concepts and memorize large amounts of information. Moreover, candidate must have experience working in a complex setting and must have outstanding references attesting to interpersonal skills and job competence. BA\/BS\/MS degree, with strong background in science and interest in research. SKILLS\/ ABILITIES\/ COMPETENCIES REQUIRED: \u2022Outstanding oral and written communication skills \u2022Ability to work independently \u2022Outstanding interpersonal skills \u2022Ability to remain calm and professional in a stressful environment \u2022Fluent in use of Microsoft Word and Excel \u2022Excellent organizational skills and ability to prioritize a variety of tasks \u2022Careful attention to detail \u2022Ability to demonstrate professionalism and respect for patients\u2019 rights and individual needs \u2022Knowledge of data management programs \u2022Becoming comfortable in this position requires at least 3 to 6 months, and candidates unable to commit to at least 2 years of work will not be considered. EEO Statement Brigham and Women\u2019s Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability.
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Website : http://www.brighamandwomens.org
Boston's Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) is an international leader in virtually every area of medicine and has been the site of pioneering breakthroughs that have improved lives around the world. A major teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, BWH has a legacy of excellence that continues to grow year after year. Brigham and Women’s Health Care – the parent corporation for Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital and the Brigham and Women’s Physician Organization – includes 150 outpatient practices with over 1,200 physicians. We serve patients from New England, throughout the United States, and from 120 countries around the world.BWH is an internationally-known referral center for the most complex cases in nearly all areas of medicine. In fact, US News and World Report consistently ranks us among the nation’s top ten hospitals and in the top ten for specific specialty areas that in 2015 include cancer, cardiology and heart surgery, diabetes and endocrinology, geriatrics, gynecology, nephrology, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics, pulmonology, and rheumatology. The BWH name is a reflection of our history. In 1980 three of Boston’s oldest and most prestigious Harvard Medical School teaching hospitals - the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, the Robert Breck Brigham Hospital, and the Boston Hospital for Women – merged to form Brigham and Women’s Hospital. As a national leader in improving health care quality and safety, we have helped to develop some of the industry’s best practices including computerized physician order entry (CPOE) to prevent medication errors. The CPOE is now a nationally-accepted safety practice. The BWH Research Institute (BRI) is one of the most powerful biomedical research institutes in the world and the second largest recipient of National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding among independent hospitals in the United States. With over $640 million in total research funding and over 1,000 principal investigators, BWH has long had great success in research as measured by the number of important discoveries made, the size and scope of its research portfolio and the volume of publications annually.