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Clinical Research Participant Specialist - Public Health Sciences

Company: University of Miami
Location: Miami
Posted on: January 25, 2023

Job Description:

Current Employees:

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Transforming Lives

The University of Miami is among the top research universities and academic medical centers in the nation, and one of the largest private employers in South Florida.

With more than 16,000 faculty and staff, the University strives for excellence, and is driven by a powerful mission to transform and impact the lives of its students, patients, members of the community, and people across the globe.

The University is committed to fostering a culture of belonging, where everyone feels valued and has the opportunity to add value. Through values of Diversity, Integrity, Responsibility, Excellence, Compassion, Creativity, and Teamwork (DIRECCT) the U community works together to create an environment driven by purpose, excellence, community, and service.

The Department of Public Health Sciences has an exciting opportunity for a Clinical Research Participant Specialist to work on an important study. This study will determine how friendship, sexual and venue-based social networks promote or suppress encouragement, uptake, and adherence to PrEP. This study will be implemented in Miami-Dade County and will focus on Latino men who have sex with men (LMSM). This study will specifically address self-identified bisexual/straight LMSM who are the bridge between MSM and the general population in Miami.

The Clinical Research Participant Specialist assists in community outreach, recruitment and enrollment of participants for clinical studies/trials. Key responsibilities of this role include scheduling assessments, completion of clinical intakes and assessments, conducting in-person and telephone interviews, marketing clinical studies/trials. Implement and uphold all Human Subject Protection procedures (consent, confidentiality, etc.). Maintain accurate data on all record keeping forms Transport and maintain computers, laptops, and other lab equipment. Assists with the designs and implementation of overall recruiting strategy for clinical studies/trials. Sources and recruits study participants by using databases, social media, hospitals, mental health clinics, shelter programs, etc. Prescreens and evaluates candidates for study participation. Provides analytical and well-documented recruiting reports to leadership. Acts as a point of contact and builds influential client relationships during prescreen process. Communicates effectively with participants and referral sources. Markets clinical trials to community and participates in community outreach events to promote study awareness. Schedules and conducts marketing presentations to various referral sources. Understands clinical protocols (i.e. Phase I to Phase IV), associated study specifications and develops effective client recruitment programs accordingly. Acts as a primary liaison between referral sources and the organization. Completes required forms during the initial evaluation: demographic form, intake form, database consent form, releases of information, etc. and reviews the criteria for the programs. Updates and maintain patient database with required information. Visits appropriate referral sources (i.e. hospitals, clinics, etc.) to market clinical studies/trials and conducts face-to-face screenings and assessments to determine eligibility; communicates with family or persons involved in participant's care. Designs and develops client education materials as needed. Attends and participates in meetings with interdisciplinary treatment team as needed. Maintains participant confidentiality at all times. Attends field related conferences/seminars/trainings as approved by supervisor. Adheres to University and unit-level policies and procedures and safeguards University assets.

This list of duties and responsibilities is not intended to be all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties or responsibilities as necessary.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education:

Bachelor's degree in relevant field.

Experience:

Minimum of one year of related experience working with the study's targeted population.

Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes:

+ Knowledge of pre-exposure prophylaxis (effectiveness, usage, testing, etc.)

+ Positive attitude and willingness to work with the study's targeted population.

+ Commitment to the University's core values.

+ Ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written form.

+ Ability to maintain effective interpersonal relationships.

+ Proficiency in computer software (i.e., Microsoft Office)

+ Skill in completing assignments accurately and with attention to detail.

+ Ability to analyze, organize and prioritize work under pressure while meeting deadlines.

+ Ability to process and handle confidential information with discretion.

+ Ability to work evenings, nights, and weekends as necessary.

+ Fluent in English/Spanish

The University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, tuition remission and more.

UHealth-University of Miami Health System, South Florida's only university-based health system, provides leading-edge patient care powered by the ground breaking research and medical education at the Miller School of Medicine. As an academic medical center, we are proud to serve South Florida, Latin America and the Caribbean. Our physicians represent more than 100 specialties and sub-specialties, and have more than one million patient encounters each year. Our tradition of excellence has earned worldwide recognition for outstanding teaching, research and patient care. We're the challenge you've been looking for.

Patient safety is a top priority. As a result, during the Influenza ("the flu") season (September through April), the University Of Miami Miller School Of Medicine requires all employees who provide ongoing services to patients, work in a location (all Hospitals and clinics) where patient care is provided, or work in patient care or clinical care areas, to have an annual influenza vaccination. Failure to meet this requirement will result in rescinding or termination of employment.

The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants and employees are protected from discrimination based on certain categories protected by Federal law. Click here (https://www.hr.miami.edu/careers/eo-ada/index.html) for additional information.

Job Status:

Full time

Employee Type:

Staff

Pay Grade:

r4

The mission of the University of Miami is to transform lives through education, research, innovation, and service. A vibrant and diverse academic and healthcare community, the University of Miami and the University of Miami Health System ("UHealth") have rapidly progressed to become one of the nation's top research universities and academic medical centers in the nation.

The University comprises 12 schools and colleges serving undergraduate and graduate students in more than 350 majors and programs. Visit welcome.miami.edu/about-um to learn more about our points of pride.

The University ranks No. 55 on U.S. News & World Report's 2022 Best Colleges list and ranked No. 49 in the 2022 Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Rankings.

Bascom Palmer Eye Institute is ranked the #1 eye hospital in the USA and offers some of the nation's premiere eye doctors to treat every eye condition for adults. Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer, part of the Miller School of Medicine, received the prestigious National Cancer Institute designation in 2019.

The University of Miami and UHealth have also ranked among the Forbes Best Employers and Best Employers for Women on several occasions, most recently in 2022.

Transforming lives

With more than 17,000 faculty and staff, the University strives for excellence, and is driven by a powerful mission to transform and impact the lives of its students, patients, members of the community, and people across the globe.

The University is committed to fostering a culture of belonging, where everyone feels valued and has the opportunity to add value. Through values of Diversity, Integrity, Responsibility, Excellence, Compassion, Creativity, and Teamwork (DIRECCT) the U community works together to create an environment driven by purpose, excellence, community, and service.

Keywords: University of Miami, Miami , Clinical Research Participant Specialist - Public Health Sciences, Healthcare , Miami, Florida

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