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Children's Hospital Boston Clinical Research Assistant I - GI/Nutrition in Boston, Massachusetts

58301BRTitle:Clinical Research Assistant I - GI/NutritionDepartment:Medicine-GI/NutritionAutoReqId:58301BRStatus:Full-TimeStandard Hours per Week:40 Job Category:ResearchJob Posting Description:At Boston Children’s Hospital, the quality of our care – and our inclusive hospital working environment – lies in the diversity of our people. With patients from local communities and 160 countries around the world, we’re committed to reflecting the spectrum of their cultures, while opening doors of opportunity for our team. Here, different talents pursue common goals. Voices are heard and ideas are shared. Join us, and discover how your unique contributions can change lives. Yours included.

Under the direction of the PI, the research project coordinator assists in coordinating BCH's participation in a national collaborative quality improvement (QI) network called ImproveCareNow. This QI network involves a registry designed to study, understand, and improve patient care of children with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), a collection of chronic diseases that cause inflammation of the digestive or gastrointestinal tract. The selected candidate will interact with and enter data into this national QI registry, as well as coordinate other related projects.

The selected candidate must be highly motivated, well-organized, enthusiastic, and professional. The candidate must also be independent, efficient and have exceptional interpersonal skills, as interaction with patients, families, medical staff, and other researchers is necessary. Prior healthcare experience is a plus. Coursework in the biological or social sciences is recommended, and strong writing and analytical skills are required

This CRAI will be responsible for:

  • Many aspects of study design and network collaboration, and may include: coordinating the collection of data and informed consent, interacting with the Institutional Review Board (IRB), assisting in the preparation of presentations, contributing to discussions within Boston Children’s Hospital and the national QI network, and effectively gathering, entering, and analyzing accurate data from patient charts. The work for this project takes place in a fast-paced, dynamic environment with opportunities to interact with many different types of providers and other staff involved in healthcare.

  • Coordinate data collection from clinic visits

  • Extract patient information from medical records

  • Manage data entry and maintenance of study records

  • Communicate effectively with various care providers, clinical support staff, research staff, QI consultants, and other collaborators

  • Assist in regulatory documentation and development of protocols

  • Participate in the recruitment of patients

  • Facilitate and participate in QI activities

  • Prepare QI reports

  • Provide positive and effective customer service that supports departmental and hospital operations

  • Contribute to teamwork within and between departments and organizations

  • Prepare agendas and run weekly project team meetings

  • Work with interns and/or students on the team

  • Represent the team on calls/webinars and at biannual network conferences

  • Perform other related duties as assigned

To qualify, you must have:

  • A Bachelor’s degree, preferably in the biological or health sciences, or related field

  • Critical attention to detail and accuracy

  • Computer skills, including fluency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint are required

  • Biostatistical skills and knowledge of basic data management software (SPSS, MS) are a plus

  • Seeking candidates able to commit to at least one year

  • Start date in July 2021

During a public health emergency, individuals in this role may be expected to take on additional duties to respond to organizational needs

BCH offers competitive compensation and benefits

BCH is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disabilityOffice/Site Location:BostonRegular, Temporary, Per Diem:Regular