Research Coordinator II - Patient Outcomes
Research Coordinator II
Regenstrief Institute, Inc. is seeking a skilled Research Coordinator to join the Regenstrief Center for Health Services Research (RI HSR) to provide coordination for faculty-led research projects. This position includes responsibility for the day-to-day operations of two studies focused on engaging novel technologies to improve health outcomes for two different patient populations – 1 patients at risk for stroke and 2 patients at risk of readmission following recent discharged hospital care.
RI HSR’s mission is to improve the delivery and outcomes of health care through innovative research on quality and safety of care, communication strategies, healthcare information and technology, and patient-centered interventions. More information regarding RI HSR faculty scientists and the Center’s research can be found at http://www.regenstrief.org/centers/hsr and http://iuchsor.medicine.iu.edu.
Why we need a Research Coordinator
Patient Needs and Functional Outcomes Assessment After Hospitalization and MINDSPACE Strategy for Risk Optimization are funded studies let by neurologist and researcher Dr. Linda Williams based in the Roudebush VA Medical Center and nearby Eskenazi Hospital. The primary objective of the first study is to utilize automated telephone response (ATR) technology to collect data from patients following a hospital stay in order to demonstrate feasibility, reliability, and clinical utility of these systems in preparation for future use in interventions to improve transitions of care and make healthcare more patient-centered. The second study is designed to refine and study tailored health messages that can help patients who are at-risk for stroke to engage in proactive health strategies.
We are looking for a passionate, self-motivated Research Coordinator (RC) who is able to thrive in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment and who gets great satisfaction from delivering professionally on the smallest details. The RC is responsible for patient recruitment and enrollment in the studies and for the day-to-day management of the research activities with the aim of achieving on-time delivery of study goals. To be successful in this role, the candidate should be dedicated to excellence in project coordination, time management, handling patient data, administrative and communication tasks, interacting with patients and medical professionals, and other details that help make our research more effective.
Here are some of the functions you’ll be responsible for:
- Project Coordination. Review, analyze, and document project requirements. Monitor budgets and regulatory requirements. Engage with study participants in recruiting activities, obtaining informed consent and face-to-face and telephone-based interviewing. Keep electronic and paper file systems up to date and organized. Responsible for maintaining IRB and VA R&D regulatory documents. Represent researchers in meetings and make decisions on project issues in coordination with project principals. Track and follow-up on things that were promised, but haven’t come through yet.
- Data Management. Support and assist study team to ensure accurate data collection and entry. Construct and maintain study databases. Assist project principals in identification and resolution of issues related to security and privacy regulations such as HIPAA. Liaison with data analysts and/or biostatisticians to record accurate information from physical or electronic medical records and oversee the secure maintenance of study data.
- Research Development and Support. Assist in writing and editing new research proposals. Conduct literature reviews. Prepare presentations, abstracts, lectures, posters, manuscripts, and educational materials.
- Communications. Prepare and present progress reports to clients, granting agencies, other stakeholders. Write business correspondence and procedure manuals. Assist in designing and finalizing newsletters and other marketing documents using Microsoft Publisher. Manage generation, sending, and follow-up of study letter mailings.
- Permanent work authorization.
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in related field is required.
- Two years minimum demonstrated successful experience coordinating/managing a project from start to finish.
- One year minimum experience coordinating projects in an academic and/or research institution.
- One year successful experience coordinating two or more projects simultaneously.
- Excellent speaking, writing, and listening skills.
- Highly proficient computer skills, including extensive working knowledge of Microsoft Office software.
- Knowledge of medical terminology.
- Experience in a medical settings and in medical/health-related research.
- Successful completion of Human Subjects Certification, TB screen and HIPAA training upon hiring.
- IRB regulatory experience required.
- Physical ability to work 40 hours per week.
- Perform focused work with close attention to detail.
- This work is sometimes fast-paced and deadline-oriented and requires a flexible work schedule. Work hours may vary to meet the needs of the patients and the study.
- Working as a team member and also independently.
- Master’s degree in health administration or a related field is highly preferred.
- Experience in project management of clinical trials highly preferred.
- Experience with referencing software and content management systems preferred.
Why you’ll want to work at Regenstrief:
At Regenstrief, you’ll manage projects that improve the health of people both locally and around the globe. Your efforts will make a difference in millions of lives. You’ll be working with world-renown faculty and an exceptionally talented staff who are leaders in the field of health services research and medical informatics. As a leading research and innovation institute, you’ll be surrounded by exciting new projects and initiatives.
Regenstrief Institute is an internationally respected healthcare and informatics research organization, recognized for its role in improving quality of care, increasing efficiency of healthcare delivery, preventing medical errors and enhancing patient safety. As a leader in electronic medical records and healthcare data integration, we’ve developed data standards that are used in nearly every corner of the planet and are now part of national health programs in many countries, including the U.S. Millions of patients around the world have billions of medical test results stored in health records that use these data standards. Regenstrief is a not-for-profit healthcare research organization located in downtown Indianapolis, Indiana, and closely affiliated with the Indiana University School of Medicine, Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center, and Eskenazi Health Center.
Working at Regenstrief comes with many valuable benefits, including paid vacation, a generous retirement plan, tuition reimbursement, fitness reimbursement and many others. Be sure to visit our website, https://www.regenstrief.org.