Research Analyst III-Orthopaedic Surgery & Rehab Department
Location: Nashville, Tennessee
Internal Number: R-13734
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Orthopaedic Surgery & Rehab
A full-time Research Analyst III with previous clinical research experience is sought to work as part of an energetic and fast-paced team of clinical researchers in the Orthopaedic Surgery Total Joints division. The research analyst will work closely with study PIs and other research staff to implement several new PI-initiated and industry-sponsored clinical research studies and other division research projects as needed. Primary responsibilities will include screening/consenting patients, administering questionnaires, conducting phone interviews, performing in-person assessments/research procedures, monitoring for adverse events, managing data/queries, scheduling research visits and orders, as well as performing research admin tasks such as subject reimbursement, etc. The position requires at least 2 years of previous human research experience, excellent organizational and communication skills, and an ability to work independently and solve problems as they arise. The ideal candidate will be detail-oriented, adaptable, and able to interact comfortably and confidently with patients, colleagues, MDs, and clinic/administrative personnel.
This position is eligible for a Hybrid work schedule: approximately 2 days per week working from home. Actual ratio may vary week to week based on immediate needs.
JOB SUMMARY Provide support for social, economic or health related research; assist in investigating, gathering, assessing, and clarifying data; record and distribute information; assist in general laboratory maintenance and inventory control, with minimal guidance.
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES * Plan, conduct, and evaluate investigations relating to research studies * Interpret data and prepare progress reports requiring in-depth analysis, recommendations, and/or conclusions * Establish research protocols and select data sources * Define goals for recruitment of study participants and set parameters to conduct interviews * Create database files and record information * Serve as primary contact with principal investigator * Assist in developing plans for research studies * Prepare manuscripts for publication * Make oral and/or written presentation of study concepts * Supervise, plan and assign worker, of the Research Analyst I/II, technical support staff and student assistants. * The responsibilities listed are a general overview of the position and additional duties may be assigned.
TECHNICAL CAPABILITIES * Analysis (Intermediate): Demonstrates the ability to grasp and apply advanced analysis concepts to solving problems of a difficult nature. Displays soundness of decisions as reflected in results. Capable of identifying and verifying themes and patterns imbedded within quantitative data, in a set of user requirements, and/or in a problem situation, then drawing conclusions through rational judgment, and recommending solutions and approaches. Displays ingenuity and imagination in problem resolution. Able to eliminate subjective and emotional elements not critical to the problem when conducting analysis. Knows when a timely "guestimate" is preferable to more thorough analysis. * Clinical Research (Intermediate): Demonstrates the ability to effectively research complicated issues pertaining to the area of expertise. Presents trial protocols to a steering committee. Often employs networking to help in researching issues. Sets up study centers, which includes ensuring each center has the trial materials and training site staff to trial-specific industry standards. Has used research resources maintained in outside areas. * Data Collection (Intermediate): Able to reach an understanding and agreement on operational definitions and methodologies for data collection planning purposes. Demonstrates a practical understanding of the key data collection and measurement components of repeatability [reaching the same results multiple times], reproducibility [duplicating the same outcome each time], accuracy, and stability. Prepares critical surveys and questionnaires. Demonstrates the ability to follow through with the data collection process and with the results of the data collection process.
Our Academic Enterprise is one of the nation's longest serving and most prestigious academic medical centers. Through its historic bond with Vanderbilt University and integral role in the School of Medicine, Vanderbilt Health cultivates distinguished research and educational programs to advance a clinical enterprise that provides compassionate and personalized care and support for millions of patients and family members each year.
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.
Aligning with Vanderbilt Health's Strategic Directions, the Office of Research provides shared research resources, administrative expertise and professional guidance to enable the trans-disciplinary environment and highly collaborative culture that advances discovery and training for all the research faculty, trainees, students and staff.
* Organizational Impact: Performs non-routine tasks that significantly impact team's performance with minimal guidance. * Problem Solving/ Complexity of work: Conducts research and analysis to solve some non-routine problems.* Breadth of Knowledge: Applies broad job knowledge and has basic job skills in other areas.* Team Interaction: Provides informal guidance and support to less experienced team members.
Core Capabilities :
Supporting Colleagues: - Develops Self and Others: Continuously improves own skills by identifying development opportunities.- Builds and Maintains Relationships: Seeks to understand colleagues' priorities, working styles and develops relationships across areas. - Communicates Effectively: Openly shares information with others and communicates in a clear and courteous manner. Delivering Excellent Services: - Serves Others with Compassion: Invests time to understand the problems, needs of others and how to provide excellent service. - Solves Complex Problems: Seeks to understand issues, solves routine problems, and raises proper concerns in a timely manner. - Offers Meaningful Advice and Support: Listens carefully to understand the issues and provides accurate information and support. Ensuring High Quality: - Performs Excellent Work: Checks work quality before delivery and asks relevant questions to meet quality standards.- Ensures Continuous Improvement: Shows eagerness to learn new knowledge, technologies, tools or systems and displays willingness to go above and beyond.- Fulfills Safety and Regulatory Requirements: Demonstrates basic knowledge of conditions that affect safety and reports unsafe conditions to the appropriate person or department. Managing Resources Effectively:- Demonstrates Accountability: Takes responsibility for completing assigned activities and thinks beyond standard approaches to provide high-quality work/service. - Stewards Organizational Resources: Displays understanding of how personal actions will impact departmental resources. - Makes Data Driven Decisions: Uses accurate information and good decision making to consistently achieve results on time and without error. Fostering Innovation: - Generates New Ideas: Willingly proposes/accepts ideas or initiatives that will impact day-to-day operations by offering suggestions to enhance them. - Applies Technology: Absorbs new technology quickly; understands when to utilize the appropriate tools and procedures to ensure proper course of action. - Adapts to Change: Embraces changes by keeping an open mind to changing plans and incorporates change instructions into own area of work.
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