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Clinical Research Assistant, CRU - Georgetown University Medical Center

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Clinical Research Assistant, CRU - Georgetown University Medical Center

The Georgetown University Clinical Research Unit (GU-CRU), offers the faculty of Georgetown University Medical Center and peer reviewed funded investigators from the partnering institutions of Georgetown-Howard Universities Center for Clinical and Translational Science (GHUCCTS) the optimal environment in which to conduct clinical research.

The Clinical Research Unit's (CRU) mission is to sustain specialized institutional resources in which clinical investigators can observe and study human physiology as well as study and treat disease with innovative approaches. The objective of the GU-CRU program is to make available to medical scientists the resources that are necessary for the conduct of clinical research.

The Clinical Research Assistant in this position will provide services as a certified DXA technician/ coordinator as well as Research Assistant for the Clinical Research Unit (CRU). Duties include but are not limited to:

+ Approximately 40% of his/ her time will be spent coordinating care of DXA patients scheduled on the CRU for research and non-research reasons. Care will include independent review of the medical record for health history, further assessment of bone health history, technical completion and analysis of scan, and results reporting to MD. In addition to the care provided, the DXA coordinator will track scans, provide census data for billing, and establish/maintain SOPs for his/her practice.

+ Approximately 50% of his/her time assisting nurses with their clinical research and standard-of-care tasks, including taking vital signs, ECGs, phlebotomy, transportation of subjects, pick-up and delivery of drugs from the research and main pharmacy, as well as processing, storing and shipping of laboratory specimens.

+ Approximately 10% of their time will be spent assisting the unit in administrative tasks such as; inventory and ordering of supplies, copying and chart set-up, and fulfilling receptionist duties when the Unit Secretary is absent.

+ The incumbent may also be asked to engage in coordination of prevention quality improvement measures as needed and will provide clinical and laboratory support for off-site visits.

These functions are performed in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations and Georgetown University Medical Center's philosophy, policies, procedures, and standards.


+ Bachelors in Science or equivalent preferred

+ Prior experience performing clinical assistant, phlebotomy, and clinical research assistant functions

+ BLS certification required

+ International Society for Clinical Densitometry certification expected to be obtained within the first year of employment if does not have at date of hire

+ IV insertion skills and DXA experience a plus

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EEO Statement:

Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation), disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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