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Epi Research Assistant-Rush Internal Medicine, Full-time

Employer
Rush University Medical Center
Location
Illinois Medical District, IL
Closing date
Jan 15, 2022

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Sector
Science, Doctors, General/Internal Medicine
Organization Type
Corporate
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Job Title: Epi Research Assistant-Rush Internal Medicine, Full-time
Department:
Shift: 1st
Specialty: Research Assistant
Job Number: 2021-4118
Date Posted: 12/02/2021
Position Type:

Job Qualifications:

At Rush University Medical Center, we are committed to advancing scientific medical knowledge through research. At RUMC we are expanding scientific frontiers in human disease to improve diagnosis and treatment. Do you want to be involved in a first and second generation study while making a difference in aging health and brain research?
If this describes you, you may be the right candidate for the Epi Research Assistant position with Rush Internal Medicine.
Position Highlights:
The Research Assistant is responsible for assisting the Study Coordinator in study activities such as recruiting, collecting cognitive and physical measures with project participants to achieve study goals. Exemplifies the Rush mission, vision and values and acts in accordance with Rush policies and procedures.
Position Responsibilities:
1. Recruit and scheduling of subjects, including explaining the goals of the study, obtaining informed consent, data collection and arranging for the evaluation of study participants while adhering to the required research protocol.
2. Administers cognitive tests, questionnaires and collects physical data in participant's homes.
3. Enters data electronically, edits form which includes checking data for completeness and accuracy.
4. Adheres to the rigid study protocols to ensure quality data and outcomes.
5. Maintains confidentiality of our participants and follows IRB and HIPAA guidelines.
6. Follow up by phone, email and mail with study participants.
7. Troubleshoots field issues when necessary.
Required Position Qualifications:
High School degree with customer service or some work experience servicing or encountering people/public.
Goal oriented and self-directed.
Strong interpersonal skills necessary to interact with a diverse group of people including busy working adults, elderly, family members, caregiver and staff.
Good organizational skills, attention to detail and troubleshooting ability.
Must be able to prioritize and make sound decisions in and out of the field.
Computer proficiency, laptop/tablet usage and other equipment in the field and in office.
Ability to work effectively with co-workers and independently.
Ability to navigate topics and maintain confidentiality of participants.
Availability to work evenings and weekends.
Requires a minimum of 36 miles off-site round trip travel from office within and around the Metropolitan Chicago area and possibly Northwest Indiana region.
Access to personal vehicle to accommodate travel needs.
Preferred Position Qualifications:
Some college or Bachelor's Degree
Previous experience in health services, home care, case working in home, research and/or working with the elderly population a plus.
Phlebotomy skills to conduct in-home specimen collection during weekday hours.
Previous recruitment experience a plus.
Physical Demands:
Ability to lift and carry equipment necessary to conduct interviews outside the office.
Competencies:
Ability to certify in all trained study measures and knowledge retained evidenced by correct administrations and completeness of all study components.
Re-certification annually.

Company Highlights:

Rush was recently ranked among the top 20 hospitals in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.
The Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs (AAHRPP) has awarded Rush full accreditation for three years. Rush is one of the first academic medical centers in Illinois to receive this accreditation.
As an academic medical center, Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois, is committed to advancing medical knowledge through research. Investigators at Rush are involved in more than 1,600 projects, including hundreds of clinical studies to test the effectiveness and safety of new therapies and medical devices, as well as to expand scientific and medical knowledge.
Rush University is home to one of the first medical colleges in the Midwest and one of the nation's top-ranked nursing colleges, as well as graduate programs in allied health, health systems management and biomedical research.

Rush is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.
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