Clinical Translational Research Coordinator II - Geriatric Psychiatry
Location: Nashville, Tennessee
Internal Number: 2208246
CLINICAL TRANSLATIONAL RESEARCH COORDINATOR II - GERIATRIC PSYCHIATRY
The CTRC II will take the lead on three research studies related to geriatric psychiatry. Duties to include recruitment strategies, participant screening, community outreach, diagnostic assessments and neuropsychological testing.
Proficiently prepares and processes new IRB research proposals, amendments, continuing review applications and adverse event reports according to institutional and departmental policies and procedures and federal regulations
Accurately and compliantly prepares and maintains documents required to be maintained internally and available for regulatory authorities and/or the sponsor prior to, during and after the conduct of a clinical/translational trial. Participates in periodic site visits from sponsor, regulatory authorities and others to review research, source documentation and research procedures
Identifies and procures equipment and supplies needed to fulfill project requirements (locally and across multiple sites, if required)
Participates in the determination of eligible candidates for study participation, assuring participants fulfill eligibility requirements. Strives to ensure studies are completed in a timely manner through implementing effective screening and recruitment strategies and completing required documentation. Assesses and evaluates potential participants pertinent medical and historical information to ensure only appropriate subjects are enrolled in clinical/translational trials and remain eligible for continued participation
Records data from source documentation and/or participant interaction onto case report forms (either paper or electronic) with awareness and attention to the requirements for accuracy, completeness and timeliness. Attends to query resolution in a timely manner. Assures research information is collected and stored in a manner that is compliant with regulations/policies and good clinical practice. Participates in site visits from sponsor, regulatory authorities and others to review research, source documentation, critical documents and research procedures
Performs packaging and ships study specimens (blood, urine, etc.) to the sponsor or laboratory in accordance with sponsor and shipping guidelines and regulations, maintaining appropriate documentation
With direction, develops and manages study budgets, monitoring efficient invoicing and taking appropriate action to maintain clinical trial billing compliance, providing reports investigators, department administration and funding agencies
Serves as an advocate for human subjects by establishing and maintaining communication with Investigators, research staff, Sponsors, participants and representatives of professional organizations, participant advocates, and the public responsible for, or concerned about, protections for human participants of research and through ongoing monitoring of trial processes and participants
Participates in the ongoing informed consent process, ensuring that human subjects, their families, and other health care providers clearly understand what is expected of and from them in the course of participating in a clinical/translational trial
Participates in research related programs, such as the Clinical/translational Research Staff Council and its activities by submitting issues or suggesting solutions, and reviewing Council information, by attending meetings open to research staff and by sharing information with other research personnel
The responsibilities listed are a general overview of the position and additional duties may be assigned
The Division of Geriatric Psychiatry at Vanderbilt is a joint division including faculty at both Vanderbilt University Medical Center and the Veterans Affairs-Tennessee Valley Health System. Our core mission is to improve the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of neuropsychiatric disorders of aging. Our efforts are directed towards providing outstanding clinical care, performing cutting edge neuroscience research, and training the next generation of leaders in geriatric psychiatry.
The Department of Psychiatry provides inpatient and outpatient services to children, adolescents, and adults with mental illnesses. For more information, please visit https://www.vumc.org/psychiatry
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