The CCI Technical Research Coordinator functions under the direction and supervision of the Senior Research technicians (On call supervisors) in accordance to the policies and procedures of the BWH and CCI. Responsibilities of the coordinator are to carry out major experimental protocol events for human research participants, including Bedtimes, Wake times, Light Exposure sessions, and Constant Routines, as scheduled by Investigators. Other duties include, but are not limited to, collection of data, application of computer monitoring, frequent blood drawing, collection of EEG data, assisting subjects with ADL, weights, vital signs, fluid intake, and documentation. The CCI Research Coordinator maybe responsible as staff member in charge for study event supervision, delegation of tasks and the supervision during shift of staff (undergraduate Co-op laboratory, research technicians and work-study students). The CCI Technical research coordinator is responsible and accountable to the CCI Nurse Director.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
Demonstrates understanding of the research protocol and organizes work assignment to maintain the scheduled study time for appropriate research events.
Carries out major experimental protocol events, including bedtimes, wake times, light exposure sessions and constant routines and other interventions as scheduled by the various project investigators.
Demonstrates knowledge and skills in monitoring sleep recordings including the subject preparation and electrode application, and trouble shooting recording.
Sets up and monitors data collection equipment, including computers, EEG machines, and all other related sleep equipment.
Timely collects and processes biologic specimens, including blood, urine and saliva.
Administers written and computerized tests of performance, memory, alertness and administers post sleep and exit questionnaires.
Prepares and distributes meals or snacks as scheduled in protocols and documents via computer and logbook/medical record.
Monitors and documents subject vital signs, sleep/wake cycles, EEG/EKG patterns, daily hematocrits, weights and fluid intakes.
Communicates to charge nurse, MD on call, dietary staff and processing technicians to ensure research participant needs are attended and issues related to study addressed timely.
Communicates and /or travels to other hospital departments, as required, to ensure services and to obtain necessary supplies for experiments.
Follows universal/standard precautions and maintains clean and safe work and subject areas, reports unsafe work areas to appropriate personnel.
Maintains the safety and well-being of the research participants at all times and addresses any work environment safety issues with supervisor.
Demonstrates professionalism and respect for participant’s rights and individual needs.
Collaborates with all full-time personnel to more effective organize work to get all research events completed as scheduled, as well as have a better understanding of research protocol.
Performs all others duties, as required.
College graduate degree required. Prefer individuals with science or patient-care background and interest in scientific research.
Skills/ Abilities/ Competencies Required:
1. Good organizational and interpersonal skills necessary.
2. Able to prioritize and manage time efficiently.
3. Ability to follow directions carefully, and once trained, to work with a minimum of direct supervision.
4. Must possess the ability to continually learn new computer skills and update existing skills.
5. Ability to maintain positive working relationships with co-workers and to work cooperatively with peers.
6. Ability to perform his/her role in a team effort. Initiative and sound judgment are displayed in crisis or unexpected situations. Takes on additional work when the situation requires it.
7. Computer experience required.
Brigham and Women’s Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability.
: MA-Boston-Boston - BWH Main Campus
Boston - BWH Main Campus
75 Francis St
: Brigham & Women's Hospital(BWH)
Standard Hours : 40
Recruiting Department : BWH Center For Clinical Investigation
: Sep 6, 2018