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Clinical Res Coordinator Hlth - Term-Limited

Company: University Of Michigan
Location: Ann Arbor
Posted on: May 3, 2021

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Job Summary

The Kellogg Eye Center seeks to improve lives through curing, preventing and treating eye disease. To perform basic tests and procedures under the close supervision of medical and allied health staff. Mastery of all basic tests and procedures.

Why Join Michigan Medicine?

Michigan Medicine is one of the largest health care complexes in the world and has been the site of many groundbreaking medical and technological advancements since the opening of the U-M Medical School in 1850. Michigan Medicine is comprised of over 30,000 employees and our vision is to attract, inspire, and develop outstanding people in medicine, sciences, and healthcare to become one of the world's most distinguished academic health systems. In some way, great or small, every person here helps to advance this world-class institution. Work at Michigan Medicine and become a victor for the greater good.

What Benefits can you Look Forward to?

  • Excellent medical, dental and vision coverage effective on your very first day
  • Retirement Savings Opportunities


We are seeking a candidate who can act both as a glaucoma counselor and research coordinator for the eHealth laboratory at the Kellogg Eye Center. This position will involve working with our collaborators at Henry Ford hospital. As the glaucoma counselor for the study, you will implement a tailored educational and counseling intervention to help motivate patients to improve their adherence to their glaucoma medications. As research coordinator, you will be responsible for implementing the study protocol, collecting data and maintaining adherence to regulatory guidelines and providing guidance for the Henry Ford site on these matters as well as completing them at the University of Michigan site.

This job is currently a grant funded 4-year position. However, there is the opportunity to grow with the research team and participate on other grant funded projects in the future. If there is interest and skill, there are opportunities to collaborate on publications and grant writing and project management.

The counseling intervention in this federally funded study uses motivational interviewing to engage participants and facilitate behavior change. As the glaucoma counselor, you will use semi-scripted motivational interviewing during the three in-person educational and counseling sessions with patients, as well as during the four scheduled phone calls with each participant. You will record the counseling sessions and review them with the motivational interviewing trainer weekly to ensure fidelity to the motivational interviewing counseling style and adherence to study protocol. You will receive ongoing training in motivational interviewing to maintain good skills. To become an effective counselor, you will need excellent listening and reflecting skills as well as strong interpersonal communication skills. The counselor will communicate daily with glaucoma patients, research staff, and others to implement and ensure all intervention components are followed.

As research coordinator, you will be responsible for maintaining adherence to regulatory guidelines established by the National Institute of Health and the Institutional Review Board and you will be responsible for maintaining Institutional Review Board approval for the study. You will be responsible for creating the Manual of Procedures and for working with colleagues to inform the creation of the REDCap research database. As part of the study protocol, you will be responsible for measuring intraocular pressure and giving a Humphrey visual field test to assess peripheral vision (training provided). You will also obtain study data through video recording eye drop instillation and administering surveys on a tablet. You will need to coordinate follow- up care for patients in the study and communicate study findings with the patient's health care team through email and the electronic health record. You will need to manage data coming from multiple sources, including the REDCap research database, the electronic adherence monitoring platform, the electronic health record and pharmacies for mediation refill data. You will be in charge of patient recruitment and retention. You will be expected to travel to off-site clinics (60-mile radius) for patient recruitment and study delivery up to 2 days per week. You will be expected to help manage the multiple students who help work in the eHealth laboratory. You will be expected to help train and provide support to the study coordinator/glaucoma counselor at the Henry Ford site.

The ideal candidate will also be able to provide exceptional patient service.

Required Qualifications*

  • Use Microsoft Office.
  • Participate and demonstrate competency in motivational interviewing after completing the provided training.
  • Prioritize multiple tasks, manage data accurately, meet deadlines and adhere to strict confidentiality requirements.
  • Take initiative and work independently while maintaining effective communication and guidance from principal investigator.
  • Be organized, reliable, and detail oriented.
  • Demonstrate professionalism, flexibility and empathy.
  • Able to travel to offsite clinics using personal transportation.
  • Be a good team player.
  • Be comfortable with new technologies and learning new systems.
  • 3+ years' experience with Human Subjects research.

Desired Qualifications*

  • Possess a bachelor's degree, preferably in psychology, public health, social work, sociology, or a related health field.
  • Qualitative analysis experience
  • Experience with RedCap.
  • Experience with motivational interviewing.
  • Knowledge of HIPAA rules and regulations.
  • Experience working with an electronic health record.
  • Comfort learning to administer non-invasive basic eye health tests.

Additional Information

This is a 4 year term-limited appointment with opportunity for extension should funding allow. At the end of the stated term, the appointment will terminate and will not be eligible for Reduction in Force (RIF) benefits.

Background Screening

Michigan Medicine conducts background screening and pre-employment drug testing on job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent job offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background screenings. Background screenings are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act. Pre-employment drug testing applies to all selected candidates, including new or additional faculty and staff appointments, as well as transfers from other U-M campuses.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Job Detail

  • Job Opening ID


  • Working Title

Clinical Res Coordinator Hlth - Term-Limited

  • Job Title

Clinical Res Coordinator Hlth

  • Work Location

Ann Arbor Campus

Ann Arbor, MI

  • Full/Part Time


  • Regular/Temporary


  • FLSA Status


  • Organizational Group

Medical School

  • Department

MM Ophthal. & Visual Science

  • Posting Begin/End Date

4/26/2021 - 5/03/2021

  • Career Interests

Ophthalmology / Visual Sciences


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