This is a unique opportunity that combines a communication manager for the Upper Midwest Strategies to Innovate Emergency Care Clinical Trials Network (SIREN) HUB with a research associate role that offers inpatient/outpatient clinical research experience. This position offers a wide-variety of experiences with academic medicine communications and patient contact for an NIH-funded sepsis study (as a research associate). Those wishing to increase their practical clinical trials research experience and closely collaborate with academic emergency medicine physicians are encouraged to apply. This position is primarily on campus or at the hospital enrollment sites (at least 4 days a week) but there is some flexibility based on activities.
Understand protocol(s) to effectively and appropriately enroll patients within study parameters
Complete sponsor’s requirements for studies: (protocol training, data entry, etc.) in a timely manner; troubleshoots issues and elevates when required
Attain and maintain certification in study-specific assessments and protocols and named on Delegation of Authority log
Facilitate consent process and documentation
Accurately enter data for randomization process and Case Report Form entry.
Learn and access resources at each site to assist as needed (Emergency Department, IDS pharmacy, lab, nursing)
Work the mobile phlebotomy team or hospital lab to arrange for the subject’s follow-up labs
Occasional participation in telephone conferences or webinars
Develop and implement effective communication strategies for the SIREN HUB, Acute Care Research Coordinator Group and Dept. of Emergency Medicine Research collaborating with internal media and communication resources
Instigate and create informative and interesting press releases, press kits, newsletters, and related marketing materials based on research studies and activities
With the input of the HUB PI, Research Director and Research Program Manager, plan and manage the design, content, and production of digital marketing materials (website and social media) within the requirements of the University of Minnesota
Improve web and social media presence for the HUB and affiliate organizations
Create communication for HUB, Department, and ACRC events, accomplishments, and publications
Respond to communication-related issues in a timely manner
All required qualifications must be documented on application materials
BA/BS with at least 2 years of experience or a combination of related education and work experience to equal 6 years.
Available to travel to local hospital sites for MHealthFairview (UMMC, Southdale, Ridges) M-F, daytime hours with the mobility and reliable transportation to work in a typical hospital setting.
Demonstrated communication and organizational skills.
Ability to combine administrative tasks with the dynamic needs of an inpatient clinical trial
Excellent computer skills (experience with or willingness to learn Google office suite, Drupal, EPIC, REDCap, MailChimp)
Strength and agility to lift up to 25 pounds of force frequently.
Standing, walking and/or sitting for long periods of time.
Some bending, twisting, stooping, and stretching.
Possible exposure to communicable disease and medical preparations in the hospital setting.
Ability to demonstrate immune status to measles, mumps, rubella, varicella and hepatitis B.
Vision to read printed materials and VDT screens.
Hospital or clinic medical training.
One year of professional clinical experience, preferably in a hospital, clinic, or nursing home setting.
Experience working with the elderly and their families.
Website building, Social Media Marketing skills.
Foreign Medical Graduates with an interest in Emergency or Critical Care Medicine with a J1 visa are encouraged to apply.
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