Clinical Research Coordinator
A Brief Overview
The successful candidate will join a research team at Clinical Futures and PolicyLab at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, working alongside Dr. Chén Kenyon and Dr. Aditi Vasan. Dr. Kenyon’s research focuses on reducing disparities for children with asthma. His recent work focuses on leveraging mobile health technology and principles of behavioral science as a mechanism to improve asthma controller medication use in high-risk children. Dr. Kenyon’s upcoming research involves evaluating the implementation, effectiveness, and mechanisms of different strategies for enhancing NIH guideline-consistent asthma care, with a specific focus on achieving equity in adoption and outcomes. Dr. Kenyon co-leads CHOP’s Center for Health Equity Research and Education Core, focused on identifying and implementing best practices for incorporating health equity in research. Dr. Vasan’s research focuses broadly on promoting health equity by ensuring that low-income and minoritized families can access the resources they need to keep their children healthy. Her current research projects include (1) implementing social needs screening and support for patients who are hospitalized at CHOP, (2) designing a community health worker intervention aimed at addressing social needs and improving health outcomes for hospitalized children with multiple chronic conditions and unmet social needs; and (3) conducting policy-focused research aimed at improving the design and implementation of health-promoting benefit programs like WIC, SNAP and Medicaid.
As a successful CRC I candidate, you will have the opportunity to contribute to several research projects that are centered around health equity and policy, with a particular focus on asthma-related studies and social needs work. The Clinical Research Coordinator will assist with a range of tasks related to the research projects described above, including:
- The CRC I will assist with the screening, recruitment, and enrollment of eligible participants, during health care encounters or by phone, for upcoming research studies.
- The CRC I will assist with the design and development of a community health worker intervention aimed at addressing social needs (eg. food insecurity, need for assistance with transportation or utilities) and care coordination needs for caregivers of children with chronic conditions.
- The CRC I will assist with the implementation and adoption of asthma-related study interventions in clinical settings.
- They will conduct semi-structured interviews, using an interview guide and assist with qualitative analysis of interview transcripts.
- The candidate will assist with quantitative data cleaning and complete basic levels of statistical analysis (chi-squared tests, t-tests, etc.).
- They will also assist with analysis of electronic health record data in the realm of asthma and social needs –for example, examining the prevalence of unmet social needs among hospitalized children and the relationship between unmet social needs and children’s health care utilization. This may include chart review, data extraction, data analysis, and preparation of tables, graphs and manuscripts.
- The CRC I will be responsible for leading research and project team meetings with internal and external teams and stakeholders.
- Based on the CRC’s interests and capacity, they may also have the opportunity to assist with other aspects of Dr. Kenyon’s and Dr. Vasan’s research
What You Will Do
- Core responsibilities
- Adhere to an IRB approved protocol
- Participate in the informed consent process of study subjects
- Support the safety of clinical research patients/research participants
- Coordinate protocol related research procedures, study visits and follow-up care
- Screen, recruit and enroll patients/research participants
- Maintain study source documents
- Report adverse events
- Understand good clinical practice (GCP) and regulatory compliance
- Educate subjects and family on protocol, study intervention, etc.
- Comply with Institutional policies, standard operating procedures (SOPs) and guidelines
- Must comply with federal, state, and sponsor policies
- Related responsibilities
- Manage essential regulatory documents
- Register study on ClinicalTrial.gov
- Complete case report forms (paper & electronic data capture) and address queries
- Submit documents to regulatory authorities (e.g. IRB, FDA, etc.) and/or review/monitoring boards (ie,DSMB, independent safety officer)
- Facilitate pre-study, site qualification, study initiation and monitoring visit
- Facilitate study close out activities
- Coordinate research/project team meetings
- Collect, process and ship laboratory specimens
- Schedule subject visits and procedures
- Retain records/archive documents after study close out
- Associate's Degree Required
- Bachelor's Degree Preferred
- At least three (3) years of coordination related, clinical related or research related experience is required.
Skills and Abilities
- Excellent verbal and written communications skills
- Excellent time management skills
- Ability to collaborate with stakeholders at all levels
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Reach Out and Read Program Manager
The Program Manager for Reach Out and Read will support the development and execution of policy promoting the expansion and sustainability of Reach Out and Read. This individual reports jointly to CHOP’s Senior Director of Health Policy and Strategic Initiatives and the Associate Medical Director for Reach out and Read.
- Work closely with the Reach Out and Read Greater Philadelphia team, including ROR Medical Director, CHOP Government Affairs and CHOP PolicyLab to research efficacy of existing policy approaches for the expansion and sustainability of Reach Out and Read
- Steward policy goals for expansion and sustainability of early literacy promotion in primary care across Pennsylvania and provide ongoing policy support and consultation throughout the project to Reach Out and Read leadership at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
- Coordinate policy research and development of policy recommendations around early literacy promotion, specifically related to applications for early literacy promotion in primary care.
- Coordinate the development and implementation of strategies to advance the expansion and sustainability of Reach Out and Read in Pennsylvania
- Work directly with PolicyLab researchers as well as policy and communications teams to translate research evidence into accessible, educational information and actionable recommendations for a policy audience
- Work closely with CHOP Government Affairs on activities aligned with the expansion and sustainability of Reach Out and Read in Pennsylvania, including the development of written and verbal comments, testimony, speeches and other legislative or regulatory communications. Coordinate meetings with local, state, federal government officials to advance this work.
- Identify and engage in opportunities to expand the network of organizations engaged in expanding and sustaining Reach Out and Read in Pennsylvania, such as presenting or exhibiting at conferences, creating, or participating in coalitions or working groups, and responding to local, state, and federal calls for comments on policy proposals. This work may involve local or domestic travel to attend meetings, conferences or other opportunities. Continue to work with the Pennsylvania American Academy of Pediatrics to expand the reach of these efforts.
- Work with CHOP colleagues to identify, develop and maintain relationships with key local, state and national partners (such as managed care organizations, health officials, Department of Human Services officials, etc.) related to expansion and sustainability of Reach Out and Read to maximize influence of evidence for the program in support of policy decisions when appropriate.
- Bachelors of/in Arts/Science in related field
- 3-5 years of experience in programmatic policy work and/or government affairs, including working with external and community partners
Preferred Education, Experience & Cert/Lic
- Masters in Public Policy, Education, Public Health or Public Administration preferred.
- Masters + 3 years’ experience in policy analysis, research administration, or managing a research group, including budget administration, financial planning and grants management. Experience in an academic institution strongly preferred.
Additional Technical Requirements
- Excellent customer service and time management skills required. Must be able to work effectively with minimal direct oversight and manage multiple projects with varying deadlines for several individuals. Must be able to juggle multiple demands, work styles and needs.
- Must have strong organizational skills, be able to work accurately, pay strict attention to detail, and be amenable to doing varied work that requires an intellectual and professional approach
- Successful performance in a high-intensity work environment
- Excellent writing capabilities for varying audiences including blog posts, policy briefs, fact sheets, testimony, grants and more
- Excellent problem identification and problem-solving skills
- Excellent interpersonal skills
- Ability to handle confidential matters and materials
- Ability to create effective communication materials, including visuals, policy memos/briefs, proposals, etc.
- Evidence of leadership ability
- Ability to work with sensitivity to cultural diversity and to assist staff in understanding this diversity
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All CHOP employees who work in a patient building or who provide patient care are required to receive an annual influenza vaccine unless they are granted a medical or religious exemption.
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for its patients, family members, visitors and employees. In an effort to achieve this goal, employment at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, other than for positions with regularly scheduled hours in New Jersey, is contingent upon an attestation that the job applicant does not use tobacco products or nicotine in any form and a negative nicotine screen (the latter occurs after a job offer).
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