Regenstrief Institute Research Coordinator II -- OPTIMISTIC in Indianapolis, Indiana

Regenstrief Institute, Inc. is seeking a Research Coordinator II. The Research Coordinator II independently coordinates research studies as determined by research protocols within the Indiana University Center for Aging Research (IUCAR). IUCAR develops, tests, and implements innovative strategies to improve the quality and efficiency of healthcare and self-care for medically and socially vulnerable older adults. We seek to become the nation’s leading academic research center focusing on the health and well-being of older adults.

This position will support the OPTIMISTIC project. OPTIMISTIC is an ongoing Centers for Medicare and Medicaid services (CMS) Center for Innovation demonstration project funded until September 2020. In the first phase of the project (2012-2016), RNs and NPs were embedded in central Indiana nursing facilities to deliver a multi-component program to reduce avoidable hospitalizations. In phase 2 (2016-2020), an additional payment model is being tested. The Research Coordinator will work with the project team to support the operations and management of this large demonstration project. We are looking for a detail-oriented & communication-focused team player with an enthusiasm for creating change in long term care.

POSITION ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties. Primary Responsibilities within this position: • Serves as primary source of information regarding project status and effectively communicates with project personnel, clients, investigators, funding agencies, and research regulatory agencies as necessary to ensure project stays on schedule and is completed on time and to specifications required. • Distributes meeting announcements and notes to study personnel in timely and accurate manner. • Supervises assigned research assistants including contributing to hiring process, training, motivating to achieve required results, conducting performance evaluation and supporting ongoing growth and development and/or disciplinary action as required and ensures compliance with Institute policies. • Provides protocol compliance for assigned projects including but not limited to maintaining accurate and timely records for meetings, site visits, conference calls, evaluation processes, and progress reports required of the IRB and funding agency. • Oversees auditing of study documents and data to ensure quality and compliance. • Schedules meetings/site visits and represents project at meetings as the information provider and/or for information gathering. • Presents data at conferences upon request of the principal investigator. • Designs and develops research tools, protocols, and questionnaires as directed by the investigator • Designs forms for data collection, coding and entry • Maintains current and accurate patient database. • Tracks and reports accurate and timely financial status and deadlines of assigned projects as directed. • Assisting in writing and editing of proposals, presentations, abstracts, lectures, posters, manuscripts, and educational materials • Actively participates in training as required to continue to grow and develop the program and individual’s ability to contribute to the program. • Travels to subjects’ homes as necessary to perform interviews and complete assessments. • Assumes research assistant duties as necessary • Completes assignments in a quality and timely manner with minimal errors. • Recommends solutions to investigators to improve processes and project outcomes often involving multiple complexities and multiple entities. • Independently processes information and makes decisions based on good understanding of results expected with minimal errors.] • Seeks feedback from others as necessary to ensure continued long term mutually beneficial research partnerships. • Uses creative thinking to design and develop research tools, protocols, and questionnaires at the request of the investigator • Designs forms for data collection, coding and entry • Assists in writing grant applications and with preparing research proposals, presentations, abstracts, lectures, posters and manuscripts. • Assists with research on topics related to research projects. • Seeks input and feedback from team members to improve individual work activities. • Works with data analysts as necessary to get results for project on time and to specifications. • Works with financial staff as necessary to ensure budget is accurate. • Effectively interfaces with external research partners and service providers QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties. EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE • Bachelor’s degree in any field or Associates Degree and equivalent experience in health related field is required. • 2 years research assistant experience preferably in health –related field OR 2 year’s project coordination experience. • Knowledge of medical terminology. • Experience in a medical setting. • Experience with research and citing literature. • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously. • Successful completion of Human Subjects Certification

Expectations include:

  • Awareness of basic concepts, best practices, and procedures in research and trends in the industry

  • Demonstrates the aptitude to learn research processes and medical terminology.

  • Takes initiative to learn new technology tools to maximize efficiencies

LANGUAGE SKILLS • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. • Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from hospital staff, project subjects, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. • Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format. • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. • Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors. • Ability to interact and verbally communicate with a variety of employees, hospital staff, and hospital patients. REASONING ABILITY • Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables. • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. • Ability to think logically in order to troubleshoot, analyze situations, and make sound decisions. MATHEMATICAL SKILLS • Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. • Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations. TECHNICAL/COMPUTER SKILLS • Proficient computer skills, including working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and e-mail systems. • Ability to operate office equipment, including copiers, fax machines, and phones. PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential duties of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.

• This position requires the physical ability to work 40 hours per week including the flexibility to work overtime to meet deadlines. • This position requires the ability to sit and/or stand for extended periods of time. • This position requires the manual dexterity to operate a keyboard and pointing device. • This position requires the ability to travel around campus or to outside meetings as necessary. • This position requires the ability to perform focused work with close attention to detail. • This position requires good speaking and listening skills. • This position requires some physical activity, such as pushing, pulling, lifting, carrying, and moving (up to 20 pounds). • This position requires successful completion of a TB screen. WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential duties of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.

• This work takes place in both an office environment, hospital environment, subject homes and various community partner locations for meetings, interactions with subjects, and training purposes. • This work is sometimes fast-paced and deadline-oriented and requires a flexible work schedule. • Use of business office equipment, machinery, and moving objects is necessary. • Use of a computer and other office equipment is necessary. • This position requires working as a team member and also independently. • This position requires working and interacting with others, both in person and through phone, e-mail, and written correspondence.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with DisabilitiesThe contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.QualificationsRequired years: Research assistant experience OR project coordination experiencePreferred2Licenses & CertificationsRequiredPreferred