Rush University Medical Center Research Trainer in Chicago, Illinois
Alzheimer Disease Center
Active Regular FT (72 to 80 hours per pay period)
Responsible for training, certification, and annual recertification of all (over 20 total) neuropsychological testers of the Rush Alzheimer's Disease Center (RADC), to currently include psychometricians of the RADC epidemiologic studies, patient-oriented studies, and Memory Clinic. Also monitors additional on-line training and certifications required for research compliance.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
Will train, certify and annually recertify all incoming research assistants (RAs) on neuropsychological, physical, and interview protocols.
Will develop and maintain tracking system for all certifications and recertifications.
Provides performance feedback through training and recertification processes. Will have direct input into RA progress during probationary period.
Will also train additional personnel to administer neuropsychological tests.
Has a thorough knowledge of the testing protocols and may serve as a resource person to the investigators and study coordinators, supervisors, and managers
Work with Data Management team to ensure RA laptops are up to date with the latest versions of the testing. Responsible for tracking updates as needed.
Maintains systems to track compliance of personnel on additional research training, including HIPAA, Human Subjects, and Hazardous materials training.
Responsible for ordering and calibration of all RA testing supplies. This will include keeping inventory, completing paper or online requisitions, and tracking arrivals and returns
Off-site travel, and travel outside the metropolitan Chicago area required
Other duties and responsibilities as assigned
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required :
Bachelor's degree preferred
Experience neuropsychological testing at the RADC, in good standing.
Previous training experience a plus.
Understanding of Blaise forms and status codes preferable.
Strong interpersonal skills necessary to interact with a diverse group of people including elderly patients, caregivers, and staff
Must have good organizational skills and ability to prioritize, good judgment and decision-making skills, skill in attending to detail and accuracy in scoring test results
At Rush University Medical Center, we are committed to advancing scientific medical knowledge through research. We are revitalizing our medical centers with an emphasis on productivity, transparency and accountability. Are you looking to be a part of the exciting, always evolving and expanding new developments in research here at Rush University Medical Center? Are you well experienced in working with a variety of group, single and industry-oriented studies?
If this describes you, you may be the right candidate for the Research Trainer position with the Rush Alzheimer's Disease Center.
The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements.
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