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Clinical Trials Opportunity - Alzheimer's in African American Geriatric Patients

Clinical Trials Opportunity - Alzheimer
Posted By: Will Moss on June 23, 2022

The VUMC Department of Psychiatry is seeking diverse applicants to assist with a study on Alzheimer’s in African American geriatric patients.





JOB SUMMARY:



This position focuses on a clinical trial for the study of Alzheimer’s disease. The CTA I will perform a variety of duties involved in the collection and documentation of data and lab specimens in support of a clinical trial focused on outreach and recruitment of underrepresented groups. This person will assist in research subject recruitment, prescreening, marketing strategies, event planning and execution, and collaboration with community leaders.





KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:



 



 




  • Assists in assessing patient eligibility by gathering and reviewing complete medical history of patient.

  • Collects and monitors all study patients records to document treatments and outcomes. Reports all adverse reactions according to VU and protocol guidelines.

  • Abstracts and records all patient data essential to the study onto required case report forms.

  • Sets up timeline of tests and required procedures for nurse.

  • Checks values from lab and rates toxicity levels

  • Coordinates with patient's **** or testing facility to ensure tests or procedures are conducted as required.

  • Prepares kits for procedures, labels tubes, gives to nurse with specific times and dates for collection.

  • Freezes, spins, separates samples, and cultures as necessary. Mails to designated labs.

  • Calls or sends questionnaires to patient to check outcomes, survival rate, and quality of life and informs tumor registry, appropriate clinics, and hospital of patient status.

  • Examine data and records to ensure compliance with protocol.

  • The responsibilities listed are a general overview of the position and additional duties may be assigned.



Requirements:




  • Associate’s Degree (Required)

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Neuroscience, Psychology or related (Preferred)

  • Experience in community outreach, event planning or research a plus.

  • Experience with data management and/or RedCap preferred



 



Department Summary:

The Department of Psychiatry provides inpatient and outpatient services to children, adolescents, and adults with mental illnesses. For more information, please visit https://www.vumc.org/schoolbasedprogram/about-us



View how Vanderbilt Health employees celebrate the difference they make every day:





Discover Vanderbilt University Medical Center:



Located in Nashville, Tennessee, and operating at a global crossroads of teaching, discovery and patient care, VUMC is a community of individuals who come to work each day with the simple aim of changing the world. It is a place where your expertise will be valued, your knowledge expanded and your abilities challenged. It is a place where your diversity — of culture, thinking, learning and leading — is sought and celebrated.



It is a place where employees know they are part of something that is bigger than themselves, take exceptional pride in their work and never settle for what was good enough yesterday. Vanderbilt’s mission is to advance health and wellness through preeminent programs in patient care, education, and research.



VUMC Recent Accomplishments



Because we are committed to providing the best in patient care, education and research, we are proud of our recent accomplishments:



·      US News & World Report: #1 Adult Hospital in Tennessee and metropolitan Nashville, named to the Best Hospitals Honor Roll of the top 20 adult hospitals, 10 nationally ranked adult specialty programs, with 3 specialties rated in the top 10 nationally, Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt named as one of the Best Children’s Hospital in the nation, with 10 out of 10 pediatric specialties nationally ranked.



·      Healthcare’s Most Wired: Among the nation’s 100 “most-wired” hospitals and health systems for its efforts in innovative medical technology.



·      Becker’s Hospital Review: named as one of the “100 Great Hospitals in America”, in the roster of 100 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Oncology Programs and to its list of the 100 Hospitals with Great Heart Programs.



·      The Leapfrog Group: One of only 10 children’s hospitals in the to be named at Leapfrog Top Hospital.



·      American Association for the Advancement of Science: The School of Medicine has 112 elected fellows



·      Magnet Recognition Program: Received our third consecutive Magnet designations.



·      National Academy of Medicine: 22 members, elected by their peers in recognition of outstanding achievement



·      Human Rights Campaign Healthcare Equality Index: 6th year in a row that Vanderbilt University Medical Center was a Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality. 





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