The Research & Quality Coordinator is responsible for ongoing efforts related to outcomes, registries, clinical trials, and reports. Responsibilities include data collection and analysis, registry maintenance, and collaboration with the Research Director related to clinical trials. The Coordinator also works closely with the Operations Director on Spine Colorado’s (SCO’s) quality efforts, including data collection and reporting. The Coordinator is required to provide excellent customer service when interacting with patients, coworkers, physicians, and the general public.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPOSIBILITIES:
Collaborates with physician investigators, Research Director, and Operations Director to design and implement studies analyzing patient outcomes related to key treatment modalities. Actively assists in data collection, analysis, IRB regulatory submissions, and written findings.
Manages clinical trial data collection, including obtaining informed consent and patient reported outcome data.
Manages templating, documentation, IRB regulatory reports, communication with sponsors, and data analysis.
Attends surgeries of patients with research involvement as needed and provides documentation of those procedures.
Takes a lead role in the design and implementation of SCO’s patient outcomes database, which includes definition of data elements, collection methods, data analysis, and reporting. Integrates data with designated registries.
Works with SCO’s principal investigators and the Research Director in the design, data collection, analysis, and reporting related to retrospective investigations, particularly those that involve data pulls from the registries.
Works closely with the Operations Director on quality initiatives at Spine Colorado, including quality and compliance reports, process improvement projects, and student and observer visits.
Collaborates on research papers and presentations as appropriate.
Assists the Research Director with statistical analysis.
Works as a team in the research department, providing backup and assistance on all research functions as needed.
Attends conferences and trainings as required.
Performs other duties as assigned.
BS/BA degree in a science-related field or 2 years’ experience in a medical or scientific setting
Proficiency in medical literature and terminology
Computer experience and the ability to learn new programs
Embrace electronic solutions over paper
Excellent organizational skills and the ability to meet deadlines
Excellent communication and customer service skills
Demonstrate teamwork, flexibility, and a willingness to adopt new work methods
CCRC or CCRP certification
Experience with orthopedic and/or spine clinical trials
Clinical experience in a healthcare arena, preferably in spine
Ability to communicate clearly and accurately, orally and in written format.
Ability to prepare reports, including ability to assemble information in software programs.
Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure.
Ability to compute rate, ratio and percent.
Ability to maintain strict confidentiality at all times, including the ability to recognize situations in which confidentiality is required.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with study patients, Physicians, PA’s, company representatives, coworkers, supervisors, other medical facilities, and the general public.
Must work independently, with a minimum of supervision.
Lifting a minimum of 10 pounds may be required.
Work may require the use of computers with exposure to video display terminals, the need to work in front of a computer terminal for extended periods of time, and some repetitive motion associated with data entry and the use of a computer mouse.
Adequate hearing is required to hear and talk with all individuals, and to use telephones on a consistent basis.
Position involves standing, bending, walking, kneeling, and long periods of sitting.
Work is performed in an office setting with some exposure to environmental stress, and frequent interruptions.
The noise level in the work environment is quiet to moderate.
Frequent communication with employees, patients, vendors and the general public on a daily basis, including telephone as well as face-to-face interaction.
Spine Colorado is a highly acclaimed, regional spine center for the treatment of back and neck problems across the Four Corners area. Spine Colorado includes three fellowship trained spine surgeons, working alongside two physicial medicine and rehabilitation physicians, physician assistants and nurses who are commited to utilizing the most advanced diagnostic technology and evaluation techniques. ...Located in beautiful Durango, Colorado, named a "Best Place to Live" by Outside Magazine, Ski Magazine, Bike Magazine, and Money Magazine, this is a rare opporuntity to practice in a wonderful mountain community.