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GENERAL SUMMARY/ OVERVIEW STATEMENT:
The Clinical Research Coordinator II will work on the Mass in Motion Kids: Childhood Obesity Research Demonstration (CORD) project funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the Pediatric Population Health Management department. Mass in Motion Kids is a two year multi-sector, multi-level intervention to reduce childhood obesity in two Massachusetts communities. The Clinical Research Coordinator will be responsible for serving as a clinical liaison to the participating community health centers. Primary duties will include recruiting and following patients over the two-year study period and assisting clinical staff in successfully implementing all aspects of the intervention.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Develops and implements recruitment strategies, including recruiting participants in-person and by phone from community health centers in Massachusetts.
Responsible for conducting telephone and in-person surveys at specified intervals with patients and health center staff, in English, Spanish and/or Portuguese.
Arranges and tracks mailings of recruitment letters, consent forms, study post cards, newsletters, and other study mailings.
Obtains informed consent from study participants and carefully follows study protocols and scripts.
Completes all necessary paperwork and data documentation, including coding and cleaning data forms, data entry and tracking, and performing QA data checks.
Maintains a positive relationship with the study team, health center staff, and participants, and acts as a study resource.
Provides support to health center staff to ensure the intervention is successfully implemented, including maintaining an on-site presence, answering questions, and reporting successes and roadblocks to the study team.
Works with the study team to develop Mass in Motion Kids curricula, educational materials, workshops and programs as required.
Attends study team meetings and trainings.
May assist PI in preparing reports or presentations.
Works on special projects for the study team as needed.
Multi- or bilingual in Spanish, Portuguese, and English, preferred.
Ability to build trust and maintain confidentiality with diverse populations.
Ability to identify and follow through on project issues and use initiative.
Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to operate independently in a community health center setting and with good judgment.
Strong interpersonal and written communication skills.
High degree of computer literacy,including word processing, database, and spreadsheet software.
Ability to handle confidential and sensitive information discreetly.
Familiarity with research methods and study design and evaluation.
Ability to interpret acceptability of data results
Analytical skills and ability to resolve technical problems
LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS, and/or REGISTRATIONS (if applicable):
Bachelor's degree required
Minimum of 1-2 years related experience required
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY (if applicable):
May assist with training and orientation of new staff members
FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY (if applicable):
General office environment with the ability to commute to and from site locations, and work from site locations as required. Some weekend and evening hours may be required.
Massachusetts General Hospital - 22 months ago
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