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Vanderbilt University Medical Center Clin/Tran Research Coord II, Pediatric Infectious Disease in Nashville, Tennessee

Clin/Tran Research Coord II, Pediatric Infectious Disease - 2108944

Job : Research

Primary Location : TN-Nashville-Medical Center North (MCN)

Organization : Pediatric Infectious Disease 104606

Shift: : First Shift



This position in the Pediatric Infectious Disease Department is responsible for managing the regulatory functions and conduct of research protocols, such that the integrity and quality of the clinical/translational research is maintained and the research is conducted in accordance with Good Clinical Practice Guidelines, federal and sponsor regulations and guidelines, Vanderbilt Policy and Procedure and research protocols.

Department/Unit Summary:

The division of pediatric infectious diseases features nationally and internationally-recognized leaders in vaccine development and vaccine safety, bacterial infections such as pertussis and staphylococcus aureus, viral infections such as influenza and coronaviruses (e.g. SARS), pediatric HIV/AIDS, global health, antimicrobial stewardship, and the care of children with compromised immune systems.

Why Choose Infectious Diseases Care at Children's Hospital?

  • Our team of ID physicians, nurses, and pharmacists is dedicated to providing the highest-quality care in a compassionate and patient-centered manner.

  • Our team is continually at the forefront of new and innovative developments in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of pediatric infections.

  • Our team works closely with all other specialties within Children's Hospital to provide an individualized, multidisciplinary plan of care for your child.

Position Shift:

· Day Shift/ Non-Exempt Position

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Key Functions

Follows policies, procedures, and regulations governing human subject's research and incorporates them in securing approval for and the conduct of research

• Implement policies, procedures and regulations to identify when a patient can/cannot be enrolled on a study

• Report protocol non-compliance, adverse events and serious adverse events

Implementation, coordination, management and reporting of clinical/translational research operations

• Review protocols and assist in the development of source documentation to capture data time points needed to obtain objectives of the protocol.

• Train internal and external research staff on protocol and trial expectations as needed.

Serves as an advocate for human subjects

• Establish and maintain 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

• Work with internal and external research staff on protocol expectations and reporting guidelines

• Elevate issues to PI, FDA and other governing bodies as needed to ensure human subject protection

Actively identifies and participates in training, education, and development activities

• Improves own knowledge and performance to sustain and enhance professional development.

• Pursues avenues to ensure awareness of the latest information available to coordinators conducting clinical/translational research (i.e., literature searchers, research seminars, in-services, etc.)

• Engages in continuous, job-related educational activities, actively seeking new learning opportunities.

Position Qualifications:

Bachelor's Degree (or equivalent experience) and 2 year experience


Basic Qualifications

  • Additional Qualification Information:

  • Prior to advancing to a Clinical/Translational Research Coordinator II, must have completed a Research 101 course such as RSS Boot camp; applicant/new hire must complete a Research 101 course within six (6) months of hire. Physical Requirements/Strengths needed & Physical Demands: Movement

  • Occasional: Sitting: Remaining in seated position

  • Occasional: Standing: Remaining on one's feet without moving.

  • Occasional: Walking: Moving about on foot.

  • Occasional: Lifting under 35 lbs: Raising and lowering objects under 35 lbs from one level to another

  • Occasional: Push/Pull: Exerting force to move objects away from or toward.

  • Occasional: Bending/Stooping: Trunk bending downward and forward by bending spine at waist requiring full use of lower extremities and back muscles

  • Occasional: Reaching below shoulders: Extending arms in any direction below shoulders.

  • Occasional: Handling: Seizing, holding, grasping, turning or otherwise working with hand or hands. Sensory

  • Occasional: Vision: Clarity of near vision at 20 inches or less and far vision at 20 feet or more with depth perception, peripheral vision, color vision.

  • Frequent: Noise: May include exposure to occupational noise levels which equal or exceed an 8-hr time-weighted average of 85 decibels, requiring enrollment in VUMC's Hearing Conservation Program which includes training, use of hearing protection, and periodic audiometry.

  • Continuous: Communication: Expressing or exchanging written/verbal/electronic information. Environmental Conditions

Req ID: 2108944

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