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POST DATE 8/19/2016
END DATE 10/11/2016

Rush University Medical Center Chicago, IL

Company
Rush University Medical Center
Job Classification
Full Time
Company Ref #
2016-1840
AJE Ref #
575928534
Location
Chicago, IL
Experience
Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
Job Type
Regular
Education
Bachelors Degree

JOB DESCRIPTION

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JOB DESCRIPTION:

Here at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois, we are committed to advancing scientific medical knowledge through research. We are revitalizing our medical centers with an emphasis on productivity, transparency and accountability. Are you looking to be a part of the exciting, always evolving and expanding new developments in research here at Rush University Medical Center* Are you well experienced in working with a variety of group, single and industry oriented studies*

If this describes you, you may be the right candidate for the PROJECT COORDINATOR position in the RUSH ALZHEIMER S DISEASE CENTER.

POSITION HIGHLIGHTS:

Individual will assist the Principal Investigator in the maintenance and integration of multiple research projects which share participants among ongoing clinical trials of the Rush Alzheimer s Disease Center. Responsibilities include setting task expectations and structure for the protocol staff and research assistants, assisting in recruitment of study participants, assuring retention of participants to the parent studies, and serving as a contact person for study participants, other RADC coordinators and Investigators. Exemplifies the Rush mission, vision and values and acts in accordance with Rush policies and procedures.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:

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Has a thorough knowledge of the study to ensure adherence to all aspects of the study protocol. Serves as a resource person to the study staff including coordinators, Investigators, clinicians and research assistants.
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Develops and maintains an organized, well-labeled regulatory and patient-source file(s) for study materials (e.g., participant charts, protocols, visit forms, correspondence, and other pertinent material).
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Attends Investigator, site initiation, and other training meetings and trains other staff members in appropriately following the protocol procedures.
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Assists the Principal Investigator and Research Study Coordinators in following all study participants and in the recruitment of additional participants.
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Schedules the participants and/or sites for assessments by the protocol staff.
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Sets task expectations and structure for the protocol staff.
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Responsible for data completion and organization and for resolving queries.
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Maintains systems for participation tracking and correspondence; creates and interprets reports regarding progress of study.
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Assists study monitors with auditing of study procedures.
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Assists the Research Study Coordinator with tracking completed events to ensure appropriate sponsor billing and collections.
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Coordinates staff schedule along with other project coordinators from other ongoing studies to ensure no scheduling conflicts.
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May administer neuropsychological and physical function testing to participants as needed by the protocol.
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May collect blood samples and assists in processing samples for further storage, testing, and distribution. Assists other project coordinators and Principal Investigators in ensuring the success of the entire Section of Patient-Oriented Research portfolio of studies.
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Performs other duties as determined by the Medical Director of the Clinic, the Principal Investigator, and the Research Study Supervisor.



POSITION QUALIFICATIONS INCLUDE:

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College degree preferred
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Research coordination experience preferred
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Proficiency in word processing and computer generated documents/reports required; proficiency in Microsoft Access or Excel preferred.
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Knowledge of data recording and procedures in clinical studies desirable
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Excellent interpersonal skills, verbal and written communication skills, and problem solving skills required
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Excellent organizational skills and ability to use one s time efficiently with only minimal direction required
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Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously
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Must be responsible and self-motivated
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Some off-site travel required. Access to an automobile in good working condition required



COMPANY HIGHLIGHTS:

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Ranked among the top academic medical centers in the country, Rush University Medical Center is an outstanding place to enhance your career. Everything we do centers on one goal: improving patient care.
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Rush's 14-story hospital Tower is the cornerstone of the Rush Transformation, and is the symbol of a philosophy-an evolution in the delivery of patient-centered care.
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Rush is a not-for-profit health care, education and research enterprise comprising Rush University Medical Center, Rush University, Rush Oak Park Hospital and Rush Health.
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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.
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Rush University Medical Center is a three time Magnet facility located in Chicago, IL www.rush.edu
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Leading academic medical center, acute care hospital w/ 676 licensed beds
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RUMC offers a competitive salary, outstanding benefits & the professional advantages of an environment that supports your development & recognizes your achievements.
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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.



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As one of the most popular cities in the nation, Chicago is a cultural, historical and diverse city. Located on the shores of Lake Michigan, Chicago in known for its nearly 200 distinct neighborhoods and its extensive park systems, along with its sports teams, museums and vibrant theater community.



RUSH UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER THAT WELCOMES AND ENCOURAGES ALL APPLICANTS TO APPLY REGARDLESS OF AGE, RACE, SEX, RELIGION, COLOR, NATIONAL ORIGIN, DISABILITY, VETERAN STATUS, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, GENDER IDENTITY AND/OR EXPRESSION, MARITAL OR PARENTAL STATUS, ANCESTRY, CITIZENSHIP STATUS, PREGNANCY OR OTHER REASON PROHIBITED BY LAW.