The primary purpose of the Research Data Coordinator position is to perform basic level-specific activities related to research projects and studies, requiring judgment, initiative, and independent decision making.
The Coordinator, Research Data is responsible for activities associated with cancer prevention and smoking cessation projects, which impact behavioral science research protocols.
Data Collection/Data Entry/Chart Review
Administer questionnaires, both over the phone and in person. Verify participant-provided information. Obtain physiological measurements, including blood pressure, heart rate, height, weight, expired carbon monoxide levels, and blood alcohol levels when applicable, ECG when applicable, as well as blood, urine, and saliva specimen collection and processing. Enter data collected during phone screening and study visits into the appropriate databases per protocol specific timelines (i.e., Meeting Room Manager and access databases) and monitor participants study participation and attendance.
Participate in self audits as well as checking charts of others to ensure accuracy and integrity of data collection, and resolve discrepancies from monitoring visits.
Answer questions and correspond with study participants via phone, mail, or e-mail. Mail or email reminder letters and other participant-related correspondence. Communicate with PI, Research Manager, Medical team, Study Coordinator(s, supervisor, data team, and space providers through oral and written communication regarding project related issues and/or patient care issues. Follow up with participants as required and coordinate contact with medical team or counselors when necessary. Attend and participate in biweekly project meetings aimed at discussing recruitment goals/status, protocol and/or procedural changes.
Communicates missing research data to the physician and/or research nurse. Interacts with members of interdisciplinary team inter and intra-departmentally to request information and verify the status of ongoing projects. Communicates clearly in telephone and email communications and face-to-face encounters with institutional and other personnel. Receives, places, and transfers calls using appropriate etiquette; responds to information requests with courtesy, accuracy, and respect for confidentiality. Faxes documents to other institutional departments and outside organizations/physician offices as requested. Utilizes and accesses departmental/institutional e-mail to send and receive documents and messages via computer.
Documentation, Record Keeping and Forms Processing
Assists in the maintenance of a system for collecting protocol data including but not limited to records of surgery, therapy dates, laboratory results, and pathology information. Documents study specific information appropriately in the patient medical record. Enters protocol-specific data points into the appropriate database. Reviews data forms for completeness and updates as needed. Creates, prints, and distributes forms using computer and printer. Utilizes computer for word processing, spread sheets and retrieve patient data. Requests patient charts via on-line system as necessary to facilitate research projects. Obtains and returns charts to medical records when requested. Generates reports as requested. Monitors informed consent files at outreach sites to assure they are up to date. Assists with annual reviews, updates, and response data, and generates reports as requested. Oversee security of personal compensation lock bag and contents. Deliver participant compensation according to written procedure. Maintain accurate written and electronic compensation records for monthly reconciliation. Monitor supply of compensation items and request refill in a timely manner to ensure adequate supply for participant visits.
Research Subject Compensation
Deliver participant compensation according to written procedure. Maintain accurate written and electronic compensation records for monthly reconciliation. Monitor supply of compensation items and request refill in a timely manner to ensure adequate supply for participant visits.
Other duties as assigned
Required: High school diploma or equivalent.
Required: Two years of related experience. May substitute required experience with completed years of college on a one to one basis.
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