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The Division of Dysmorphology and Teratology is involved in four major areas: 1) providing clinical services to patients with birth defects and developmental disabilities, 2) providing public health services in counseling patients, providers and education to the public about prenatal exposures and exposures during breastfeeding and their impact on child development and health, 3) a teaching program that includes undergraduate students, graduate students in epidemiology, medical students, and post -doctoral students, pediatrics, epidemiology, health behavior, global health, pharmacy, and other specialties; and, 4) conducting clinical research.
The Center for Better Beginnings within the Division of Dysmorphology and Teratology in the Department of Pediatrics at UCSD conducts research studies to better understand the causes, prevention and treatment of birth defects and developmental disabilities. Research programs and projects within the Division involve federal, state and industry sponsored grants and contracts totaling over $40 million. These encompass national and international studies that require complex interrelated infrastructure and shared resources both within the Division and with collaborators and subcontractors outside the Division.
Under supervision of Training and Study Manager, the Clinical Research Assistant/Interviewer is responsible for coordinating and managing multi-site prospective pregnancy registry studies including providing all aspects of protocol management, including screening for patient eligibility, data collection and analysis, ensuring protocol compliance, adverse drug reaction reports, and maintenance of accurate and complete clinical research files. Responsible for recruitment and follow-up of pregnant women who take certain medications and vaccines. The incumbent has knowledge of and is able to identify pregnancy exposure risks, has the ability to obtain and respond to very sensitive and personal health information over the telephone in a professional manner, as well as read and understand medical literature. The incumbent may promote the project at scientific and professional meetings, as well as distribute study materials to clinics in San Diego County.
Theoretical knowledge of biology, microbiology, social sciences, clinical sciences as typically attained by a Bachelor's degree, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Proven experience performing clinical research duties in a clinical research environment.
Proficient experience using database, word processing and spreadsheet applications such as Velos, Access, Excel and MS Word.
Experience with laboratory procedures and values and experience in interpreting them to determine patient eligibility and potential toxicities.
Demonstrated experience working with FDA policies regulating clinical trials.
Proven experience in medical assessment and patient interviewing to determine toxicities related to protocol management.
Experience maintaining files and keeping records. Experience interpreting medical charts, experience in abstracting data from medical records.
Experience with clinical trials participant or study subject recruitment. Experience coordinating study startup activities.
Demonstrated experience providing in-service training to various research personnel on protocols, processes, and procedures.
Thorough knowledge of x-rays, scans, and other diagnostic procedures.
Excellent interpersonal, as well as written and verbal communication skills (using grammatically correct written English and accurate typing) to interact with a diverse population. Excellent phone etiquette skills.
Certification as a Clinical Research Associate or Coordinator.
Experience working with research bulk accounts.
Experience with investigational drug authorization criteria.
Knowledge of National Institute of Health (NIH), Good Clinical Practice (GCP), Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP), Human Resource Protection Program (HRPP), IATA Shipping of Blood Specimens, and Bloodborne Pathogens.
Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.
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