At Boston Children's Hospital, success is measured in patients treated, parents comforted and teams taught. Join our acclaimed Division of General Pediatrics and discover how your talents can change lives.
The Division of General Pediatrics is seeking an enthusiastic, intelligent, and hardworking individual to work on grant-funded research within Dr. Landrigan's research group. The group's research focuses on developing, evaluating, and disseminating interventions to improve patient safety, structured communication, family engagement, and interprofessional teamwork. Currently, the principal responsibility will be to provide data support for a study to disseminate and implement Patient and Family Centered I-PASS, a program to improve communication and teamwork in hospitals between families, nurses, and physicians (PI: Landrigan). Associated with a 38% reduction in harmful medical errors (Khan et al., Patient safety after implementation of a coproduced family centered communication programme: multicenter before and after intervention study; BMJ 2018), Patient and Family Centered I-PASS is now being disseminated to 21 additional hospitals across the US. The Clinical Research Assistant will be responsible for creating data forms and REDCAP databases; preparing ongoing data reports/run charts to examine adverse events and intervention adherence at participating hospitals; data cleaning; statistical analyses; and keeping IRB documentation up-to-date. They will also support manuscript submissions and other scholarship opportunities with the possibility of co-authorship. They may additionally assist with a study to develop and evaluate a family safety reporting intervention using qualitative and quantitative methods. This Clinical Research Assistant II will be responsible for:
Conducting literature searches and summarize findings.
Providing meeting support (e.g., tend to logistics, prepare materials, take minutes).
Assisting with ongoing data collection efforts (e.g., recruit participants, conduct surveys, abstract patient charts, obtain hospital administrative data).
Assisting research biostatisticians with analysis file creation and statistical analyses.
Supporting clinical research reporting for data review, quality control checks, and interim and final analysis.
Providing data coordination and data management services.
Designing, developing, and validating databases using application software suitable for supporting clinical research investigations, including large relational databases and web-based systems.
Filing human subjects review board protocols and amendments.
Aggregating data and aid in data cleaning and management.
Preparing graphs, charts and other visuals.
Supporting the writing of abstracts, poster presentations and research articles.
Assisting with grant writing, preparation and submissions.
To qualify, you must have:
The knowledge of theories, principles, and concepts acquired through completion of a Bachelor's degree, and a minimum of one year of relevant work experience.
The analytical skills to gather and interpret data in which the information or problems are moderately complex to complex.
Well-developed communication skills in order to provide critical information to patients, effectively deal with conflicting views or issues, and the ability to mediate fair solutions.
Advanced writing skills.
Boston Children's Hospital offers competitive compensation and unmatched benefits.
Boston Children's Hospital 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 disability.
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