Clinical Research Coordinator III-Vanderbilt Memory and Alzheimer's Center
Location: Nashville, Tennessee
Academic / Research
Internal Number: 2102389
The Clinical Research Coordinator III will serve as a seasoned coordinator at the Vanderbilt Memory and Alzheimer's Center as part of the Vanderbilt Memory and Aging Project, a longitudinal National Institutes of Health-clinical research study. The Clinical Research Coordinator III is responsible for the implementation of study protocols, quality assurance in data collection, and serves as a resource to Clinical Research Coordinators I and II.
The ideal candidate for this opportunity has clinical research experience, implementing study protocols; is proficient in all Microsoft applications, including Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint, as well as Epic and REDCap; has excellent organizational, time management, and interpersonal skills; has self-discipline and exceptional attention to detail; is able to master responsibilities quickly and independently while working collaboratively as part of an interdisciplinary team; and understands cultural challenges to recruitment and retention. Prior experience with neuropsychological protocols and working with older adults or with patients with neurodegenerative conditions is expected but not required.
The Vanderbilt Memory and Alzheimer's Center houses an interdisciplinary team of scientists and clinicians committed to discovering the root cause of Alzheimer's disease. Our approach combines innovative methods in genomics, biomarkers, brain imaging, and vascular assessments. With growing evidence that brain and vascular health are intertwined, we seek to map the pathways that lead to Alzheimer's disease pathology and cognitive decline among older adults. We are inspired by the communities we serve and the knowledge that our work will contribute to reducing the immense burden that Alzheimer's disease creates on patients and families.
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Utilizes previous research experience to accurately and efficiently complete research protocols, including conducting clinical interviews, administering neuropsychological protocols, obtaining medical histories from participants and loved ones, and accompanying participants to visit procedures, such as blood work, brain MRI, and cardiac imaging appointments. Prepares study feedback for participants and their clinicians.
Records data from participant interactions with awareness and attention to requirements for accuracy, completeness, and timeliness. Maintains and finalizes participant charts by reviewing data for accuracy and completeness.
Understands, implements, and follows clinical research study protocols. Works collaboratively with other staff and organizational units to facilitate research protocols, including enrolling participants and facilitating the informed consent process.
Completes decisional capacity assessments for participants with memory loss to determine capacity to provide informed consent for study participation.
Serves as an advocate for participants by establishing and maintaining communication with participants, their loved ones, investigators, and research staff, and regularly monitors participants and research protocol processes.
Acquires knowledge of Center specific disease processes. Reports adverse events in a timely and accurate manner to the principal investigator and medical team.
Receives and tracks receipt and status of study biospecimens. Transports biospecimens to the laboratory and maintains appropriate documentation
Problem solves independently when issues arise using institutional knowledge and previous research and professional experience.
Serves as a resource to other research team members regarding protocols and policies. Listens and understands other team members' points of view. Considers suggestions from others. Creates and supports a climate of trust, openness, honest communication, and accountability. Exhibits cultural competence and cultural humility.
Possesses advanced knowledge and understanding of human subjects research; federal regulations and guidelines governing the protection of human subjects; and institutional policies and procedures involved in the approval and compliance of human subjects research.
Assures compliance throughout the research process.
Demonstrates initiative for continuous learning, both self-directed and through attendance of professional development opportunities. Actively seeks new learning opportunities and views ongoing learning and professional development as part of the position.
Engages in a minimum of 15 hours of continuous, job-related educational activities annually or pursues advanced career-related academic education or a certification.
Participates in and maintains certifications, licensure, and credentialing as required by Vanderbilt, the Center, department, and Sponsor.
Participates in research related programs, such as the Clinical/Translational Research Staff Council (CTRSC) and its activities by serving as a Center representative, submitting issues, suggesting solutions, and reviewing CTRSC meeting Council information summaries, attending meetings open to research staff, and sharing information with other research personnel
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