Clinical Research Coordinator B

Pennsylvania (US)
05 Mar 2019
End of advertisement period
05 May 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning. 

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania is the oldest and one of the finest medical schools in the United States. Penn is rich in tradition and heritage and at the same time consistently at the forefront of new developments and innovations in medical education and research. Since its founding in 1765 the School has been a strong presence in the community and prides itself on educating the leaders of tomorrow in patient care, biomedical research, and medical education.

Screen and enroll subjects for a federally-funded study in a medical intensive care unit hospital setting; obtain informed consent from study subjects or their proxies; collect and coordinate specimen collection (anatomical and environmental swabs) with both hospital and laboratory staff; ensure protocol compliance; data abstraction from medical records; data entry, maintain patient and data tracking system, and chart preparation; participate in the development of study materials and procedures; participate in weekly research team meetings. This position also involves collection and coordination of biological samples with transport to the microbiology laboratory as well as coordination of study activities with laboratory staff and study data management team. This position reports directly to the study’s project manager. This position requires flexibility to work occasional nights/weekends. This position is for one year only

Bachelor’s Degree and 2 years to 4 years of experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience required. Master’s Degree highly preferred. Qualified individuals will have 2 to 3 years of clinical experience interacting with patients; intensive care unit experience is a plus. Having exposure to critically ill hospital patients is a plus as well as approaching the family members of critically ill patients.

Strong familiarity with EPIC/PennChart required; medical terminology a plus.
Ability to think independently with regard to decision-making (recognizing how things can change quickly in a hospital environment and flexible enough to adjust to those changes).

Proficient in Microsoft Windows including MS Word/Excel
REDCap database familiarity preferred.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Highly organized with great attention to detail
This position requires flexibility to work occasional nights/weekends

Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.