The Clin/Tran Research Coordinator will oversee staff and research operations in a lab focused on the transition to adulthood for youth with intellectual and developmental disabilities. They will manage, independently or with general direction, the day-to-day operations of two large-scale, NIH-funded projects: 1) a 2-site longitudinal study examining the development of young adults with autism as they transition from high school to adulthood; and 2) a 3-site randomized-controlled trial testing a parent advocacy intervention to improve the transition out of high school for youth with autism and their families. The Clin/Tran Research Coordinator III will oversee day to day operations, data collection, and management of study data, including cross-site coordination. They will also oversee and assist staff in the lab on other ongoing research projects, including a study of examining the impact of day-to-day activities on mental health for adolescents and adults with autism and of language development in fragile X syndrome.
Academic General Pediatrics at Children's Hospital improves the health of children and families, especially those with higher risk for poor health outcomes. As a medical home, we provide comprehensive, family-based, coordinated care. Our programs range from primary care clinics across the region to specialized clinics focused on child behavior , to referral services for families involved in international adoption . We also direct the Newborn Nursery at Vanderbilt to give families with new infants a healthy start and allow for good continuity of care. Our training of the next generation of pediatric primary care doctors and specialists and our advancement of discoveries impact children across the country and the around the world.
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VUMC Recent Accomplishments
Because we are committed to providing the best in patient care, education and research, we are proud of our recent accomplishments:
* US News & World Report: #1 Adult Hospital in Tennessee and metropolitan Nashville, named to the Best Hospitals Honor Roll of the top 20 adult hospitals, 10 nationally ranked adult specialty programs, with 3 specialties rated in the top 10 nationally, Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt named as one of the Best Children's Hospital in the nation, with 10 out of 10 pediatric specialties nationally ranked.
* Healthcare's Most Wired: Among the nation's 100 "most-wired" hospitals and health systems for its efforts in innovative medical technology.
* Becker's Hospital Review: named as one of the "100 Great Hospitals in America", in the roster of 100 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Oncology Programs and to its list of the 100 Hospitals with Great Heart Programs.
* The Leapfrog Group: One of only 10 children's hospitals in the to be named at Leapfrog Top Hospital.
* American Association for the Advancement of Science: The School of Medicine has 112 elected fellows
* Magnet Recognition Program: Received our third consecutive Magnet designations.
* National Academy of Medicine: 22 members, elected by their peers in recognition of outstanding achievement
* Human Rights Campaign Healthcare Equality Index: 6 th year in a row that Vanderbilt University Medical Center was a Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality.
The Clin/Tran Research Coordinator III will supervise and conduct day-to-day operations of studies, including:
Oversee quality control, including assuring adequate training of new staff
Coordinate availability of space and supplies
Maintain knowledge of study protocols and ability to administer protocols; maintain manual documenting any revisions to protocols.
Prepare IRB amendments and annual reviews
Track study progress, identify and suggest solutions for operational problems, and ensure that deadlines are met.
Call potentially eligible families to tell them about the study.
Schedule and organize the clinic visit, including travel arrangements for research participants and coordination with clinic staff and the Clinical Research Center
Administering informed consent/assent, instruct parents and youth with disabilities in the completion of study interviews and questionnaires. Administer aspects of the clinic-based data collection that are not handled by the clinical staff. Communicate with clinic staff regarding study procedures
Monitor data collection - depending on the project the Coordinator will either be directly collecting the data or monitoring research staff who are collecting the data
Develop data entry databases in RedCAP and monitor data entry (including assisting with data entry) and data cleaning
Lead and actively participate in team meetings
Assist with preparation of abstracts and manuscripts
Preparation and assistance with required progress reports.
Supervise other staff and training them in administration of the research protocol
Additional duties for the intervention study includ e
Lead coordination and uniform implementation of the intervention and research protocol across three study sites
Work closely with Vanderbilt Kennedy Center staff and state-wide autism/disability organizations to identify potentially eligible participants, gather community input on the intervention, and support community implementation
Attend program sessions and assist with technical details and collection of treatment fidelity data
Maintain a record that tracks the progress of participants in the study; identify and contact participants who are lagging behind; prepare regular reports for the PI.
Bachelor's Degree (or equivalent experience) and 5 year experience required
Excellent organizational ability, attention to detail, and ability to meet deadlines.
Excellent written, verbal, and people skills.
Experience recruiting research participants.
Experience administering a research protocol to human subjects.
Familiarity with individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities and their families
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs including Excel and PowerPoint.
Working knowledge of data entry and analysis programs such as SPSS and REDCap
Flexible schedule, with the ability to work some nights and weekends
Vanderbilt University Medical Center is home to Vanderbilt University Hospital, The Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, the Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital and the Vanderbilt Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital. These hospitals experienced more than 61,000 inpatient admissions during fiscal year 2015. Vanderbilt’s adult and pediatric clinics treated nearly 2 million patients during this same period. Vanderbilt University Hospital and the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt are recognized again this year by U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals as among the nation’s best with 18 nationally ranked specialties. Vanderbilt University Medical Center is world renowned because of the innovation, work ethic and collegiality of its employees. From our health care advances to our compassionate care, Vanderbilt owes its accomplishments and reputation to staff and faculty who bring skill and drive and innovation to the medical center day after day. World-leading academic departments and comprehensive centers of excellence pursue scientific discoveries and transformational educational and clinical advances across the entire spectrum of health and disease.As t...he largest employer in middle Tennessee, we welcome those who are interested in ongoing development in a caring, culturally sensitive and professional atmosphere. Most of us spend so much of our lives at work, we want to be part of maintaining a workplace in which people support one another and encourage reaching for excellence. Many high-achieving employees stay at Vanderbilt because of the professional growth they experience and because of their appreciation of Vanderbilt’s benefits, public events and discussions, athletic opportunities, beautiful setting and, above all, sense of community and purpose.Vanderbilt and its employees share a set of mutual expectations that have been created with productivity, legality, fairness and safety always in mind. We believe that our investment in training and compensating employees multiplies in value when we enable individuals to deliver their best performance for the benefit of us all.