Job Description

Cardiovascular-Research Fellow
Job CategoryProfessional
ScheduleFull time
Shift1 - Day Shift

SUMMARY:

The post-doctorate cardiovascular research fellowship at Tucson Medical Center/THMEP is a six-month to one-year non-ACGME-accredited research program designed to prepare a post-doctorate fellow with the proficiencies required to undertake clinical research and participate in multiple ongoing pivotal studies, investigator initiated studies, national registries, abstract and cases preparation and presentation. The fellow will be expected to participate and contribute to the academic and teaching undertakings at the research program, with a primary focus on the cardiovascular discipline. Training includes weekly research meetings with the program director and biweekly meetings with primary investigators as well as daily meetings with the disciplines primary coordinator. The program promotes Good Clinical Practices in the conduct of human subject research by training future investigators.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Serves as a member of the research team.

 

Participates in multiple ongoing cardiovascular pivotal studies, investigator initiated studies, national registries, abstract and cases preparation and presentation.

 

Participates and contribute to the academic and teaching undertakings at the research institute, with a primary focus on the cardiovascular discipline.

 

Participates in weekly research meetings with the program director and biweekly meetings with primary investigators as well as daily meetings with the disciplines primary coordinator.

 

Facilitate and coordinate daily clinical activities; the position plays a critical role in the conduct of all studies.

Prepares detailed reports that provide a range of data to assist management in evaluating performance and making recommendations.

 

Data mining and data entry.

 

Acts as a liaison between Clinical Research Staff, ancillary departments, research subjects, sponsoring organizations and regulating bodies, vendors, brokers, and suppliers of products and services.

 

With program participants; conduct interviews, schedule participant appointments, administer surveys for research purposes, collect and aggregate data, and act as patient liaison for the PI.

Matins investigational product inventory and storage conditions. 

Maintains required documentation including source documentation, subject logs, various records, reports, and other essential documents.

Adheres to TMCH organizational and department-specific safety, confidentiality, values, policies and standards.

Performs related duties as assigned.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

 

EDUCATION:  Successful completion of a four-year medical degree (or within six months of anticipated medical school graduation). A valid ECFMG certificate for all foreign graduates (or within six months of anticipated medical school graduation); or any equivalent post-graduate education in biomedical sciences, public health, or related field, as approved by Human Resources. 

 

EXPERIENCE:  Two (2) years working with clients, patients, and/or participants; or any equivalent health or public service experience, as approved by Human Resources.

 

LICENSURE OR CERTIFICATION: None Required.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Above-average skill in the use of all Microsoft Office applications (ex: Excel, PowerPoint, etc required; familiarity with spreadsheets and statistical data is necessary (as will be related to quality improvement and tracking projects).
  • Knowledge of patient care and assessment best practices as well as related clinical components.
  • Knowledge of regulations and policies as it relates to patient research, evaluation, care and information.
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.
  • Highly organized and able to multi-task.
  • Ability to write reports, correspondence, and procedure protocols.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to inquiries or complaints from patients and/or their representatives, and the general public.
  • Ability to work with concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions, and to apply mathematical operations to solve or analyze job-related situations.
  • Ability to identify positive or negative variances from expected outcomes.
  • Requires problem solving, decision-making, critical thinking, analytical, and deduction skills.
  • Ability to work with diverse populations and adjust approaches as needed. Demonstrated compassion, integrity and ability to work with a wide range of disciplines.
  • Ability to be sympathetic, culturally sensitive and emotionally supportive to the patient/family throughout the care continuum.
  • Must maintain a positive and professional attitude through stressful situations. 
  • Must be able to work in a self-directed environment, with an ability to work with teams.
  • Excellent presentation skills; ability to implement professional and community based education programs.

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