Research Data Associate- NYU Emergency Medicine
We have an exciting opportunity to join our team as a Research Data Associate within the NYU Ronald O. Perelman Department of Emergency Medicine’s Research Division. In this role, the successful candidate will enroll emergency department patients across participating sites in English and Spanish to support a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) funded research project that aims to evaluate the effectiveness of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s Relay program for opioid overdose prevention.
Research Data Associates will be responsible for patient recruitment, consent, enrollment, and accurate data collection. Research Data Associates will additionally contact and track study participants for follow-up assessments, perform data entry, and assist with data management. Research Data Associates will work directly with patients in the emergency departments across participating sites in New York City and also with a team of other research staff, and will report to the study’s Project Manager and Principal Investigator (Kelly Doran, MD, MHS). Research Data Associates will participate in weekly research team meetings.
Clinical Research Duties:
1. Demonstrates thorough knowledge of research study, study rationale, study subject, and clinical procedures associated with the study.
2. Screens potential patients/participants for eligibility to the study.
3. Conducts the informed consent process with patients.
4. Collaborates with various personnel that may be involved in assisting with specific aspects in the study.
5. Interacts with patients/participants and families in a courteous and professional manner.
6. Demonstrates knowledge of policies and procedures of the host institution where the study is being conducted and the regulatory requirements such as IRB and other approvals if necessary.
7. Uses available resources and established procedures to identify problems for quick resolution.
8. Conducts study survey, obtain and document information within the time frame specified.
9. Monitors any outward effects or issues regarding patient/participant safety and report this to the Principal Investigator.
10. Travels using public transportation and/or car service to study emergency department sites located in multiple boroughs in New York City.
11. Works with the Principal Investigators, Project Manager, and other team members on monitoring the overall conduct of the study.
Data Collection and Management:
12. Utilizes the necessary tools to ensure protocol compliance to conduct data research.
13. Utilizes established methodologies to collect patient information for the research project.
14. Ensures protocol compliance, that is, that standard steps regarding eligibility criteria, data collection, and required documentation are consistently followed.
15. Reviews any issues that deviate from standard policy and procedure with supervisor.
16. Completes paperwork and forms in a neat, accurate, timely manner.
17. Stores files in the instructed manner, with strict attention to participant confidentiality.
18. Ensures that information in computer database is accurate, entered and maintained on a timely basis.
19. May help prepare presentations for lectures and symposium, utilizing PowerPoint for slides.
Interacts with Medical Staff, Patients and Site Monitors:
20. Interfaces with varied persons, such as, School of Medicine and or Medical Center staff (e.g. physicians, nurses).
21. Initiates contact with patients; ensures contact with patients is courteous, effective, professional, and cooperative.
22. Demonstrates knowledge of and follows proper clinical study processes within current policies and procedures.
23. Recognizes and identifies problems, appropriately escalates issues to supervisor as needed.
Administration, analysis, reporting, and filing:
24. Records IRB approved subject study reimbursements according to standard operating procedures.
25. Records, updates, edits, and maintains confidential information on paper or web-based forms in a neat, accurate, and timely manner.
26. Responds to requests in a timely manner, gives/receives correct information, encourages required dialogue/follow-through.
27. Secures accurate signatures and stores documents and/or forms in appropriate destination.
28. Completes filing in accordance with department procedures.
29. Duplicates and collates materials upon request.
30. Assists with other administrative tasks upon request.
Must speak Spanish and English fluently. Bachelor’s degree plus one year related experience (including experience while in school) or equivalent combination of education and experience. Computer literate and able to use iPad tablets. Attention to detail and punctuality are musts. Unfailing reliability and highly ethical. Ability to make potential study participants feel at ease. Interest in working on a study involving people who use drugs and ability to conduct work in a manner that demonstrates sensitivity and is free from stigma.
Experience with data collection, conducting surveys, and REDCap. Experience with or interest in vulnerable populations, substance use, and/or social determinants of health. Availability to work weeknight, weekend, or overnight shifts preferred.
Working Conditions/Physical Demands:
Office setting and busy emergency department setting.