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We are looking for enthusiastic, intelligent, and organized individuals for a full-time clinical research assistant position working with faculty members in the Center of Excellence for Pediatric Quality Measurement (CEPQM) at Boston Children's Hospital.
CEPQM is funded through the national Pediatric Quality Measures Program (PQMP) to extend the Center's prior work that developed pediatric quality of care measures for broad national use. CEPQM works on disseminating and implementing two measure sets that were developed in our prior work: a set of pediatric readmissions measures and a pediatric inpatient care experience measure, the Child Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (Child HCAHPS) Survey. We are working with state Medicaid/CHIP programs to field test the two measure sets to ensure validity, feasibility, and usability for states, health plans, and hospitals, including developing strategies to streamline data collection and measure reporting. We are also leading a learning collaborative with selected hospitals to assist them in using performance data to define QI goals, assess intervention effects, and drive state-level improvement.
This Clinical Research Assistant II will be responsible for:
Recruiting and consents patients for research studies through personal interviews and written communications with patients/families. Provides detailed background information regarding studies to families, communicates all policies and procedures, and responds to all inquiries. Evaluates suitability of prospective study candidates and makes selections based upon clinical knowledge of each study.
Serving as liaison to the families/patients in the research studies, conducted at both on-site and off-site locations.
Coordinating and prepare the necessary documentation for Institutional Review Board (IRB) and Committee on Clinical Investigations (CCI) submissions, together with the Private Investigator of the study.
Creating and prepare data collection statistical reports and analytical summaries for distribution to study research team for review and analysis. Writes articles and summary papers of studies for submission to medical journals, as may be requested/necessary.
Participating in the training of newly hired research study assistants, as required.
Coordinating activities between the hospital and research laboratories to ensure correct testing/processing and send out instructions specific to the study. Communicates project policies and procedures to personnel. Monitors and reviews data collection and data entry, and informed consent procedures - ensuring consistency of application for each study.
Performing other miscellaneous administrative duties as assigned or required.
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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About Boston Children's Hospital
Boston Children's Hospital is a 395-bed comprehensive center for pediatric health care. As one of the largest pediatric medical centers in the United States, Children's offers a complete range of health care services for children from birth through 21 years of age.