The Department of Medicine, Division of Stanford Prevention Research Center (SPRC) is a consortium of renowned experts who are world leaders in investigating ways to prevent disease and promote health. Their work is focused on identifying the most practical, science-based solutions for addressing some of society's most pervasive and preventable health issues, such as obesity, diabetes, hypertension, and other chronic conditions and to raise the standards of scientific investigation that matters for health. SPRC investigators are collaborating on numerous, long-term projects designed to translate research into effective ways to promote well-being at every stage of life.
The Stanford Prevention Research Center (SPRC) is seeking a Clinical Research Assistant to perform administrative support duties related to the collection of clinical data of clinical studies conducted by the Healthy Aging Research and Technology Solutions (HARTS) Lab. Work under supervision of the principal investigator and/or study coordinator/supervisor.
The HARTS Lab creates innovative programs that fuse technology and healthy aging research to promote and improve health habits for under-represented populations.
The candidate must have an interest in researching risk factors for major chronic conditions, sedentary lifestyles, and nutrition habits. The individual should enjoy working closely with mid to older adults from diverse backgrounds, be understanding of their needs and have excellent customer service skills. The individual should be willing to travel and have an interest in working with diverse community centers and affordable housing residences within the San Francisco bay area and work some evening hours. The individual will be required to comply with standardized study protocols, health and safety policies and procedures (including those specifically related to the worksite). The individual should enjoy administering participant surveys and questionnaires, collecting physical measurements, conducting functional fitness testing, and preparing and collecting environmental surveys. The individual most have an interest on the effects that the built-environment has on the health and well-being of the human beings, and conduct validated assessments for this purpose.
The individual must be highly organized to maintain study data and generate information reports as needed. Individual must be willing to contribute to a positive team spirit and work in a dynamic environment/setting. This position will require to work on Saturdays occasionally.
Schedule and/or call subjects for appointments; contact participants with reminders or other requirements.
Prepare, distribute, and process questionnaires.
Perform clerical duties in the preparation of regulatory documents. Maintain all forms and documents, including consent forms and master subject logs. File all appropriate correspondence.
Assist with the screening, recruiting, and obtaining consent of study participants. Review medical records and/or perform telephone or in-person interviews to gather data, as needed.
Administer standard study questionnaires and tests, score test measurements and questionnaires, and code data for computer entry. Perform quantitative review of forms, tests, and other measurements for completeness and accuracy.
Extract data from source documents for research studies as directed. Collect data and complete case report forms.
Perform basic measurements and tests on patients according to protocol, such as obtaining vital signs and performing phlebotomy and EKG, after appropriate training/certification. Collect study specimens according to protocol.
Prepare, process, and ship specimens/samples accurately under well-defined requirements.
Order and maintain equipment and supplies.
Process study compensation payments and thank you letters to subjects upon completion of trial activities. Assist with post-study activities, as needed.
* - Other duties may also be assigned DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Education or relevant experience working in health science, physiology, coursework or equivalent in behavioral health, nutrition, gerontology or related fields highly desired
Previous experience with data collection for community-based research projects highly desired.
Experience working with the mid to older adult population in community centers and affordable housing communities, is highly desired
Experience using RedCAP, is highly desired
Experience using ActiLIFE software and Actigraph accelerometers, is highly desired.
Experience collecting anthropometric measurements, is highly desired, including height, weight, waist circumference and vital signs, such as blood pressure and pulse
Experience conducting physical function testing, such as grip strength, Senior Fitness 2-Minute Step test and the Short Physical Performance Battery tests.
Experience conducting built environment surveys. Specifically, MAPS, PARA, and SOPARC validated surveys is highly desired.
Meticulous, organized, conscientious, sensitive to a range of participant needs; flexible style of work and the ability to work under supervision and with a variety of staff and research study participants
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE (REQUIRED):
Two-year college degree and one year of relevant experience or an equivalent combination of experience, education, and training.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (REQUIRED):
General knowledge of medical terminology.
CERTIFICATIONS & LICENSES:
Working toward certification(s) to perform basic patient measurements and tests, such as phlebotomy and EKG.
Frequently stand, walk, twist, bend, stoop, squat and use fine light/fine grasping.
Occasionally sit, reach above shoulders, perform desk based computer tasks, use a telephone and write by hand, lift, carry, push, and pull objects that weigh up to 40 pounds.
Rarely kneel, crawl, climb ladders, grasp forcefully, sort and file paperwork or parts, rarely lift, carry, push, and pull objects that weigh 40 pounds or more.
*- Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.
Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu/.
Location: School of Medicine, Stanford, California, United States Schedule: Classification Level:
Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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