July 29, 2021
Full Time
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The Hip Fracture Inpatient Pathophysiology Study (HIPS) is a longitudinal prospective study investigating causes of delirium and postoperative cognitive dysfunction in older adults hospitalized for hip fracture surgery. Our goal is to leverage advances in neurodegenerative and aging biomarkers to better understand delirium pathophysiology, which can then inform future clinical trials. Hospitalized patients will be followed prospectively for baseline cognitive testing, blood and tissue sampling, and serial delirium screening, in addition to post-discharge functional and cognitive assessments.

Under the supervision of the Principal Investigator (PI), the Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator (Assistant CRC) will perform entry-level duties related to the support and coordination of HIPS with direct patient care, and may receive training and development to prepare and advance for journey-level work at the next level within the series.

The Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator will be responsible for the coordination of HIPS, which will involve the following: help prepare protocols for study initiation; help design flow sheets, data forms and source documents; gather and interpret medical, surgical and laboratory data regarding study subjects; may apply understanding of inclusion/exclusion eligibility criteria for protocols; help recruit, enroll, register, schedule and retain study subjects; perform neurocognitive testing and delirium screening; record protocol specific data and assure collection and shipment of biospecimen samples; assist research personnel to keep patients on study schedules; complete study forms to submit to sponsors and/or appropriate agencies; collect, enter and clean data into study databases, maintaining data quality; assist with data analysis; assist with preparation of reports and tables; attend team meetings; and perform other duties as assigned.