The Division of General Pediatrics at Boston Children's Hospital 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 through structured communication, training, and teamwork using the Eisenberg award-winning I-PASS program ( http://ipassstudygroup.com/ ) which has been published in the New England Journal, the British Medical Journal, and the Journal of the American Medical Association. The research assistant will provide project support for the I-PASS suite of projects ( https://www.jointcommissionjournal.com/article/S1553-7250(17)30176-9/pdf ). This includes projects to improve: (a) resident-physician communication at change of shift (I-PASS Resident Handoffs and CRICO Mentored Implementation of I-PASS, https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMsa1405556 ); (b) family-provider communication (Patient and Family Centered I-PASS, https://www.bmj.com/content/363/bmj.k4764 ) ; and (c) transitions of care at hospital discharge (Hospital to Home).
The Clinical Research Assistant II will be responsible for project support, data coordination, and keeping IRB documentation up-to-date. They will also support manuscript submissions, presentations, and other scholarship opportunities with the possibility of co-authorship. They may additionally assist with other related projects in the group.
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).
Supporting clinical research reporting for data review, quality control checks, and interim and final analysis.
Providing data coordination and data management services.
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.
Other duties as needed.
To qualify, you must have:
A Bachelor's degree in science, math, psychology or related fields and a minimum of one year of relevant work experience. A Master's degree in public health or epidemiology preferred but not required.
Interest in patient safety, quality improvement, transitions of care, communication, or family-centered care.
Analytical skills to gather and interpret data in an organized, accurate and timely manner.
High proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel (including Pivot Tables), and PowerPoint required.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Strong self-motivation, teamwork, and interpersonal skills and be proactive, organized, and attentive to detail.
The ability to prioritize assignments and become familiar with new topics quickly.
Outstanding candidates will possess the above skills and can commit to a 2-year position.
Prior experience in quality improvement, redcap, recruiting subjects, data analysis would be of benefit.
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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