This position is part of the VA Research Service at the VA Salt Lake City Healthcare System. This VA clinical research study is a field-based component of the Office of Research & Development (ORD), Veterans Health Administration (VHA), and Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). VA's research program is strongly committed to supporting high quality, Veteran oriented research across the entire spectrum, from basic research to clinical applications of new knowledge. The Health Science Specialist coordinates technical and administrative details involved in research studies for the department and assists the Research Project Manager and Principal Investigators in achieving study integrity through the successful implementation of protocols and procedures. Duties include, but are not limited to: Organizes and schedules clinic activities. Screens and assesses candidates for projects of limited complexity. Educates study subjects regarding the research/clinic process and acts as a liaison with the participants. Uses objective rating techniques to identify potential candidates for participation in study. Recruits participants, providing information on study objectives and constraints. Randomizes candidates. Sets up study records. Provides support and assists in the coordination of short-term clinical research studies. Prepares reports of research activities in order to establish statistical significance of research data. Makes recommendations to inter-disciplinary teams in the development of clinical studies. Acts as the University's representative for the field of study or specialty area contacting other departments, research centers, and outside organizations. Tracks the progress of study subjects according to protocol and the direction of investigators. Uses assessment measurement devices to gather objective information that portrays the client's physical health. Consults with a supervisor to determine a diagnosis and to determine how to evaluate the clinical trial results. Maintains and oversees the maintenance of research/clinical records and files. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Compressed/Flexible: No Telework: Yes-Ad Hoc or Occassional Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Description/PD#: Health Science Specialist/PD08230A Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Internal Number: 599066100
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Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.