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Hennepin Healthcare Research Institute Research Coordinator in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Behavioral Health Equity Research Group Minneapolis, MN, USA $45-55k DOQ Salary Full Time The Hennepin Healthcare Research Institute (HHRI) has a current opening for a full-time Research Coordinator to support the research of Andrew Busch, LP and Sandra Japuntich, LP being conducted at Hennepin Healthcare's HCMC. POSITION SUMMARY: The Behavioral Health Equity Research group works to develop and test behavioral interventions that improve health equity primarily in cardiovascular disease risk behaviors like smoking, exercise, and diet. We test treatments that are integrated into medical settings such as hospitals, outpatient psychiatric clinics, and dental clinics. We are embedded in Hennepin Healthcare, an urban safety net hospital. The Research Coordinator will be responsible for assisting in the day-to-day operation and execution of the various tasks necessary for coordination and dissemination of clinical research studies being conducted by the Busch/Japuntich Lab. The research coordinator will be responsible for IRB approval, regulatory document maintenance, subject screening and recruitment, coordination of subject follow-up, data collection, and database maintenance for research projects managed by the lab. The research coordinator may also perform literature reviews, prepare manuscripts, assist in summarizing and analyzing data, assist in poster design and conduct community outreach. Scholarly opportunities (e.g., authorship of conference presentations) will be available. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: General Manage day to day activities, including IRB submissions and regulatory issues for multiple clinical research studies May provide direction to volunteers, interns, and other less experienced research staff Recruitment Ability to respond to patient recruitment opportunities as they arise (in real time). Conduct study recruitment activities on multiple studies including: Initial medical records review or pre-screening, Screening interviews with patients to determine program eligibility, including on in-patient units and by phone, Administration of enrollment procedures and paperwork related to informed consent Administration of baseline interviews and assessments, Data entry related to study recruitment Creation of study enrollment documentation Serves as a resource person to other medical staff regarding study protocol Study Maintenance Collects study data, maintains accurate patient files, and updates patient tracking data. Administers stipend distribution and accurately reconciles stipend accounting. Responsible for protocol initiation, procedural adherence, compliance, and communication including: Coordinate schedules and room availabilities. Communicate with study stakeholders and attend study meetings as directed by PIs or program manager. May coordinate with outside partners and funders. Maintain a variety of records and prepare progress reports for funders as required. EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS: Education/Experience: Any equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the required knowledge and skills is qualifying. Typical qualifications would be at least a Bachelor's degree and 1 year of experience with clinical research. Skill, Knowledge & Ability: Requires interaction with a diverse population. Working knowledge of basic personal computing. Knowledge of research methodology for working with human subjects and of regulatory aspects of clinical research. Ability to work independently. Ability to communicate effectively and develop rapport with research subjects, ability to adapt and be flexible, and the ability to work with accuracy and attention to detail. Displays high standards of attendance, punctuality, confidentiality, and time management. Skilled in problem solving and keeping detailed records and files. Fluency in Spanish will be given positive consideration, but is not required. A valid driver's license, proof of insurance and a satisfactory driving record i