Vanderbilt University Medical Center Clinical Trials Associate II in Nashville, Tennessee

Clinical Trials Associate II

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The Clinical Trials Associate 2 will provide, under direct supervision, support for federally funded research project Helping Hand 4 and other projects related to smoking cessation. The Helping Hand 4 study is an extension of a previous grant (Helping HAND 2), which aims to identify a cost effective strategy for delivering smoking cessation treatment to hospitalized smokers at the time of discharge. Participants will be randomized to one of 2 existing strategies to augment post-discharge care of smoking: eReferral to the state quitline vs. bedside medication and interactive voice response follow up. This position will also include following research protocols, determining eligibility, recruitment and enrolling study participants, performing data collection, and working with data and related software.


· Serve as the study recruiter; screen and enroll hospitalized patients

· Introduce and describe the study to potential study participants

· Complete the enrollment process: obtain informed consent, randomize participants to study group, and collect baseline data

· Assist in collection of data from human participants of all ages

· Assist in monitoring subjects using an automated, web-interface data management system that contacts patients by automated telephone, email, or text messages. Respond to requests made by patients for coaching, medication refills, or study-related questions

· Read and follow protocols

· Assist in modification and coordination of research procedures and techniques

· Develop forms and questionnaires for data collection

· Assist in creation of database files and maintain records

· Compile and prepare data for research reports

· Work with large datasets with attention to detail and accuracy

· Assist in the preparation of materials for publication

· Read professional journals and attend meetings and/or seminars

· Knowledgeable of excel data spreadsheets and REDCap

· Compile and communicate results to supervisor

· Work with the research team in support of additional study-related activities

· Other duties as necessary.

VUMC Recent Accomplishments

Because we are committed to providing the best in patient care, education and research, we are proud of our recent accomplishments:

  • US News & World Report: #1 Hospital in Tennessee, #1 Health Care Provider in Nashville, #1 Audiology ( Bill Wilkerson Center at ), 12 adult and 10 pediatric clinical specialties ranked among the nation's best, #15 Education and Training

  • Truven Health Analytics: among the top 50 cardiovascular hospitals in the U.S.

  • Becker's Hospital Review: one of the "100 Greatest Hospitals in America"

  • The Leapfrog Group: grade "A" in Hospital Safety Score

  • National Institutes of Health: among the top 10 grant awardees for medical research in the US

  • Magnet Recognition Program: Vanderbilt nurses are the only group honored in Tennessee

  • Nashville Business Journal: Middle Tennessee's healthiest employer

  • American Hospital Association: among the 100 "Most Wired" medical systems in the US

Associate's Degree (or equivalent experience) and 2 years experience

Physical Requirements/Strengths needed & Physical Demands:


  • Occasional: Sitting: Remaining in seated position

  • Occasional: Standing: Remaining on one's feet without moving.

  • Occasional: Walking: Moving about on foot.

  • Occasional: Lifting under 35 lbs: Raising and lowering objects under 35 lbs from one level to another

  • Occasional: Push/Pull: Exerting force to move objects away from or toward.

  • Occasional: Bending/Stooping: Trunk bending downward and forward by bending spine at waist requiring full use of lower extremities and back muscles

  • Occasional: Reaching below shoulders: Extending arms in any direction below shoulders.

  • Occasional: Handling: Seizing, holding, grasping, turning or otherwise working with hand or hands.


  • Occasional: Vision: Clarity of near vision at 20 inches or less and far vision at 20 feet or more with depth perception, peripheral vision, color vision.

  • Frequent: Noise: May include exposure to occupational noise levels which equal or exceed an 8-hr time-weighted average of 85 decibels, requiring enrollment in VUMC's Hearing Conservation Program which includes training, use of hearing protection, and periodic audiometry.

  • Continuous: Communication: Expressing or exchanging written/verbal/electronic information.

Environmental Conditions

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Organization: Health Services Research 104357

Title: Clinical Trials Associate II

Location: TN-Nashville-2525 West End Ave

Requisition ID: 1804953