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Clinical Research Assistant

Location: Iowa City
Posted on: November 24, 2022

Job Description:

Title: -Clinical Research Assistant
Description: -Under general supervision, the Clinical Research Assistant provides assistance as part of the research team working on the All of Us Research Program, including subject scheduling/recruitment, data/sample/specimen collection, processing, and management, and technical assistance.
The All of Us Research Program (AoURP) is a national collaboration intended to advance precision medicine and maximize the effectiveness of prevention and treatment of diseases by the conduct of next generation studies into the individual differences in genetics and environment within a cohort of over one million Americans drawn largely from Health Provider Organizations (HPOs) across the country. -The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) oversees the nation's largest integrated HPO and has partnered with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to move the AoURP forward. -The VA AoURP seeks to enroll Veterans who represent a broad spectrum of socioeconomic, racial, ethnic and geographic diversity. -Under the direction of two Study Chairs and a National Coordinating Team, the VA AoURP is working in close coordination with the Million Veterans Program (MVP) to launch enrollment sites nationwide. -Enrollment will be ongoing for a 5-year period, with a goal of including up to 100,000 Veterans in the AoURP cohort. VA enrollment sites will be expected to work closely with the Coordinating team to establish the AoURP regulatory framework, on-board and train clinical research study staff, and utilize AoURP tools to engage with and enroll Veterans into the program. Duties: -The Clinical Research Assistant will:

  • Assist in research operations, including subject recruitment, screening, and scheduling
  • Make phone calls to potential study participants and schedule them for enrollment visits using specialized software.
  • Collect, process, and assist in the compilation and verification of research data, samples, and /or specimens (following strict protocol and detailed instructions)
  • Enter participant data into a variety of websites and programs per the protocol
  • Assist with routine data verification and quality control, ensuring data, sample, and/or specimen integrity and consistency with prescribed study protocols
  • Help to plan and take part in outreach events focused on teaching the community about All of Us and recruiting new participants
  • Perform other duties as assigned
    • Assisting with routine data collection, analysis, and interpretation and the collection of biospecimen samples (including blood and urine)
    • Perform physical measurements of weight, height, waist, and hip circumference and measure vital signs
    • Complete multiple All of Us and VA virtually or by attending either local, or regional in-person trainings conducted by the Coordinating Team
    • Strictly following established policies, procedures, and objectives, continuous quality improvement objectives, and safety, environmental, and/or infection control standards
    • Recruit participants into the All of Us Research Program and developing methods/tools to improve recruitment and research conduct in accordance with study protocol
    • Developing credible relationships with AoU participants. Conduct retention activities by making phone calls and mailing letters to study participants about follow up surveys, new/additional program activities, and program updates and activities.
    • Attend regular meetings with other local All of Us staff and the principal investigator, and also with the national coordinating center via video or teleconference.
      • Preferred Associate or Bachelor degree in health-related field or related work experience in specific research areas
      • Certification and experience in phlebotomy
      • Exceptional organizational, interpersonal, and presentation skills
      • Experience in retail or sales or customer service or a position requiring strong communication skills
      • Ability to understand and follow complex, detailed technical instructions and research protocols/procedures
      • Ability to foster a cooperative work environment
      • Highly proficient with MS Office (Word, Excel, SharePoint, and PowerPoint), email, internet
      • Understanding of data management processes
      • Skilled in the use of computerized systems and databases Comfortable working flexible hours, including occasional evenings and weekends

Keywords: IOWA CITY VA MEDICAL RESEARCH FOUNDATION, Iowa City , Clinical Research Assistant, Healthcare , Iowa City, Iowa

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