Clinical Trials – Physician Assistant – United States of America

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Position Summary

Under the supervision of the Site Coordinator, the Clinical Trials Physician Assistant will review potential study participants for study eligibility, obtain informed consents, obtain medical histories and perform physical examinations of all study participants selected and registered; writing and signing study drug prescriptions and corresponding New York State prescriptions; administer infusion therapy; assess symptoms and side effects of medications; and to review laboratory results and assess reported adverse events related to participation in an HIV Prevention Trials Network study. He/she will be responsible for collecting, documenting, and completing study-related case report forms in accordance with the study protocol and study-specific procedures.

This position is subsidized.

Responsibilities

  • Conduct all research activities in accordance with the study protocol, standard operating procedures, and other appropriate institutional regulations, procedures, and policies, including procedures to protect the confidentiality of study participants.- 5%
  • Perform the consent process and obtain signed informed consent before initiating any protocol-defined procedures.- 10%
  • Obtain medical history and perform physical examinations with symptom assessment of all selected and enrolled study participants per protocol requirements. – 15%
  • Administer infusion therapy, immunize, and perform other protocol-defined procedures, including but not limited to vital signs, rapid HIV test, phlebotomy, etc., and maintain medical cart site emergency. – ten%
  • Complete study-related case report forms and source documentation according to protocol guidelines. – 10%
  • Review all screening lab results to determine participant study eligibility.- 10%
  • Review all study visit laboratory results and assess reported symptoms and other adverse events to determine relationship to study drug. – 10%
  • Write and sign study-specific prescriptions and corresponding New York State prescriptions for the study drug being used. – 10%
  • Participate in quality assurance activities in collaboration with the Site Data Manager and the Network Statistics and Data Management Center. – 5%
  • Maintain timely, accurate, and complete study records and source documentation.- 5%
  • Attend Clinical Trials Network meetings in Washington DC and Seattle, WA and other study-related meetings and training as requested by site management. – 5%
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.- 5%

Minimum qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • 4 years of experience or 4 years of experience as a nurse practitioner, physician assistant or equivalent position
    • If nurse practitioner, must have current New York Stat NP license
  • Previous experience working with LGBTQ populations
  • BLS or ACLS certified (or both)
  • Training or experience in infusion therapy
  • Training and experience in phlebotomy
  • Excellent clinical, organizational, time management, interpersonal and communication skills
  • Must be able to adapt to a flexible schedule
  • Mastery of computer applications

Preferred qualifications

  • Master’s degree in nursing, physician assistant or related program, and graduated from an accredited program
  • At least 2-3 years of experience as a nurse practitioner, medical assistant or equivalent position
    • If nurse practitioner, must have current New York Stat NP license
  • Experience in research involving human subjects, preferably with HIV/AIDS trials
  • An interest in/or experience with community health and/or men’s health and transgender people
  • Experience working in an ethnically, culturally and racially diverse environment

How to register

Clinical Trials – Physician Assistant | Careers at Columbia

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