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Clinical Research Assistant

Banner Health

Job Description

 

Primary City/State:

Greeley, Colorado

 

Department Name:

All of Us Research Program

 

Work Shift:

Day

 

Job Category:

Research

 

Primary Location Salary Range:

$17.23 - $25.85 / hour, based on education & experience

In accordance with State Pay Transparency Rules.

 

Good health care is key to a good life. At Banner Health, we understand that, and that’s why we work hard every day to make a difference in people’s lives. Do you like the idea of making a positive change in people’s lives - and your own? If so, this could be the perfect opportunity for you.

 

The management team is very supportive and wants to see the growth of their team. This applicant will spend most of the day talking to patients about the research study and enrolling those that are interested into the research study. Each morning, the Clinical Research Assistant (CRA) will review a Cerner list of patients in the hospital to identify those that are appropriate (not too sick) to approach. The CRA will talk to the patient’s nurse to confirm that the patient is stable to talk with. The CRA then enters each patient room to talk to them about All of Us (they give an elevator pitch). If the patient says yes, then the CRA completes the enrollment process. Enrollment is helping a patient create an account and consent on an iPad, complete physical measurements, draw blood (we will teach the applicant phlebotomy), and process the specimen. Usually an CRA has to approach about 10 patients to get one person to say yes. Other responsibilities include data quality control, outreach events, and retention of enrolled participants.

 

A majority of the work will be onsite/in-person. At home work only occurs when the research program is closed for enrollments. Also, there are two enrollment locations (McKee and NCMC) plus some community outreach. Ability to travel locally is required. Mileage will be reimbursed for travel outside of the “home” location. This position is based out of North Colorado Medical Center. Typical schedule is M-F; 8:30am to 4:30pm. There is some flexibility if needed; an 8 hour shift between 7:30am to 6:30pm can be accommodated. Training will need to occur between 8:30am to 4:30pm.

***PLEASE NOTE: some travel between Greeley, Loveland, and Fort Collins maybe be required.

 

Your pay and benefits (Total Rewards) are important components of your Journey at Banner Health. Banner Health offers a variety of benefit plans to help you and your family. We provide health and financial security options, so you can focus on being the best at what you do and enjoying your life.

 

Banner Alzheimer''s Institute (BAI) was established in 2006 as Banner Health''s first Center of Excellence. Banner Sun Research Health Institute (BSHRI) was founded in 1986. Banner Health is one of the largest nonprofit health care systems in the United States. Our team is uniquely, passionately, and strategically committed to ending Alzheimer''s disease and other neurodegenerative disorders without losing another generation and to providing an unparalleled model of care for families facing this devastating disease. Banner Research is committed to improving people''s lives through comprehensive patient care and advances that capitalize on the best biomedical research. We intend to make a transformational difference in Alzheimer''s disease and other neurodegenerative disorders research and care.

 

POSITION SUMMARY
This position is responsible for performing patient registrations, as well as compiling and submitting data related to patients engaged in applicable research studies. Monitors study compliance and maintains a system for effective data flow associated with research protocols.

CORE FUNCTIONS
1. Maintains current and accurate protocol documentation and notifies appropriate individuals of pertinent protocol changes. Identifies and communicates important protocol and data management issues to appropriate individuals.

2. Verifies that patients have completed appropriate registration materials and maintains related records and information.

3. Instructs volunteers on protocol requirements and explains procedures and consent forms. Ensures related documentation is properly completed.

4. Ensures protocol compliance with intense monitoring of specific study requirements and schedules protocol related treatment and tests. Performs specific clinical duties as required per the research study.

5. Assists in ordering and maintaining research supplies as directed.

6. Prepares and maintains a variety of documentation in assigned area of responsibility.

7. May serve as a backup, collecting and delivering specimens for analysis using appropriate or specified equipment. Ensures proper labeling and obtains pertinent clinical and protocol information on request forms.

 

8. Department level responsibility. Some positions may have frequent interaction with patients, families, visitors, physicians, and related clinical departments.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

High school diploma/GED or equivalent working knowledge.

Experience typically gained through one to two years clinical research experience. Must have knowledge and understanding of medical terminology in order to read, identify, and extract pertinent data from medical records and information. Must be able to multi-task and re-prioritize duties as needed. Ability to maintain confidentiality. Excellent human relations, organizational and communication skills are required.

Must be knowledgeable of data entry and computer programs associated with maintaining databases, spreadsheets, etc.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
Associate’s Degree or Certified Research Assistant Certification preferred. Knowledge of basic laboratory procedures as normally obtained through the completion of two years experience in a health care setting, preferably in a research environment.

Additional related education and/or experience preferred.

 

EOE/Female/Minority/Disability/Veterans

Our organization supports a drug-free work environment.

 

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