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Clinical Research Assistant, Clinical Research Unit - Georgetown University Medical Center
Georgetown University Washington, DC

Clinical Research Assistant, Clinical Research Unit - Georgetown University Medical Center

Georgetown University
Washington, DC
Expired: April 21, 2024 Applications are no longer accepted.
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  • Full-Time
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Clinical Research Assistant, Clinical Research Unit - Georgetown University Medical Center

The Clinical Research Assistant not only provides services for the Clinical Research Unit, but also serves as a certified DXA technician/coordinator.

They spend approximately 40% of their time coordinating the care of DXA patients scheduled on the CRU for research and non-research reasons - care that includes independent review of the medical record for health history, further assessment of bone health history, technical completion, scan analysis, and results reporting to MD.

Additionally, the Clinical Research Assistant tracks scans, provides census data for billing, and establishes/maintains SOPs for their practice. They spend approximately 50% of their time assisting nurses with their clinical research and standard-of-care tasks, including taking vital signs, ECGs, phlebotomy, transportation of subjects, and pick-up and delivery of drugs from the research and main pharmacy; and they assist with processing, storing and shipping of laboratory specimens.

As well, they spend approximately 10% of their time assisting the unit in administrative tasks, such as taking inventory and ordering of supplies, copying and chart set-up, and fulfilling receptionist duties when the Unit Secretary is absent. As needed, they engage in coordination of prevention quality improvement measures and provide clinical and laboratory support for off-site visits.

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

Work Interactions

The Clinical Research Assistant receives direct supervision from a nurse who delegates appropriate tasks and reports directly to CRU Nurse Manager. They function autonomously and are the CRU expert in matters of DXA operation and procedures.

They also report to the DXA training coordinator or designee for scan training and sign off until they are certified and deemed competent. Once competent and certified, they work collaboratively with the Training Coordinator to accomplish goals of DXA services for the CRU.


  • Bachelor of Science or equivalent
  • Experience performing clinical assistant, phlebotomy, and clinical research assistant functions
  • BLS certification

Preferred qualification

IV insertion skills and DXA experience

The candidate selected for hire is expected to obtain International Society for Clinical Densitometry certification within the first year of employment, if they do not already have certification on date of hire.

Work Mode: On Campus. Please note that work mode designations are regularly reviewed in order to meet the evolving needs of the University. Such review may necessitate a change to a position's mode of work designation. Complete details about Georgetown University's mode of work designations for staff and AAP positions can be found on the Department of Human Resources Mode of Work Designation.

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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.


Georgetown University offers a comprehensive and competitive benefit package that includes medical, dental, vision, disability and life insurance, retirement savings, tuition assistance, work-life balance benefits, employee discounts and an array of voluntary insurance options. You can learn more about benefits and eligibility on the Department of Human Resources website.

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