Clinical Research Support Specialist
Job Details
Experienced
Corporate Headquarters - Plymouth Meeting, PA
Full Time
4 Year Degree
Undisclosed
None
Day
Undisclosed
Description

POSITION SUMMARY

The Clinical Research Support Specialist will review and research incoming information requests on new and emerging medical technologies by ECRI Institute’s hospital and health plan clients. Responsibilities include validating scope of client requests and determining suitability for clinical evidence review by a doctoral level research analyst, coordinating requests with other internal departments to provide comprehensive guidance to clients, and interacting with client to ensure that research requests are effectively fulfilled.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Reasonable Accommodations Statement

To accomplish this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation, each essential function satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to help enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

Essential Functions Statements(s)

  • Learn and apply PICOTS (Patients/Intervention/Comparators/Outcomes) analytic framework to help define incoming research requests and identify those suitable for clinical evidence review.
  • Communicate with clients to clarify research requests and the problems they are trying to solve; determine scope and timetable for report deliverables.
  • Consult with doctoral level research analysts about report scope and format.
  • Enter topics into internal workflow tools for tracking progress toward completion and client delivery.
  • Participate in meetings to coordinate work with other ECRI Institute departments.
  • Research and interpret FDA medical device approvals and clearances.
  • Research and summarize medical device adverse event data.
  • Assemble and deliver client reports as assigned.
  • Track client requests and website utilization.
  • Collect and log client feedback.
  • Contribute to operational efficiency initiatives.

Accountability Metrics:

  • On-time report delivery
  • Client satisfaction and retention
Qualifications

Experience:

  • 2 years direct experience with health technology and medical device terminology; some knowledge of biomedical literature databases (e.g. PubMed) preferred
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and manage changing priorities for multiple, simultaneous tasks

Education: Bachelor’s degree in Life Science, Health Policy, or related field

Computer Skills: Proficient with Microsoft Office 2016+

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

N (Not Applicable)

Activity is not applicable to this position.

O (Occasionally)

Position requires this activity up to 33% of the time (0 - 2.5+ hrs./day)

F (Frequently)

Position requires this activity from 33% - 66% of the time (2.5 - 5.5+ hrs./day)

C (Constantly)

Position requires this activity more than 66% of the time (5.5+ hrs./day)

Physical Demands

Stand

O                                           Lift/Carry

Walk

F                                             10 lbs or less      O

Sit

C                                            11-20 lbs             N

Manually Manipulate

C                                            21-50 lbs             N

Grasp

O                                            51-100 lbs           N

Reach Outward

O                                            Over 100 lbs       N

Reach Above Shoulder

N

Speak

C                                             Push/Pull

Climb

N                                             12 lbs or less       N                                   

Crawl

N                                             13-25 lbs             N

Squat or Kneel

N                                             26-40 lbs             N

Bend

N                                             41-100 lbs           N

Other Physical Requirements

  • Vision (Near)\

WORK ENVIRONMENT

       Typical Office Environment

 

Equal Opportunity Employer-Disability and Veteran

 

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