Research Assistant I

Spaulding Rehabilitation Charlestown , MA 02129

Posted 2 months ago

Summary

At Spaulding, we aim to apply the results of research and new ideas to patient care as quickly as possible. As the principal teaching hospital of the Harvard Medical School Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, new ideas and a passion for innovation are part of our makeup. This academic affiliation and our combined resources allow us to maintain a vigorous research agenda and operate ongoing clinical trials.

These and other endeavors enhance Spaulding's treatment programs, with clinical research results often quickly finding their way to the bedside.

Key Responsibilities

  • Collects and organizes patient data

  • Maintains records and databases

  • Uses software programs to generate graphs and reports

  • Assists with recruiting patients for clinical trials

  • Obtains patient study data from medical records, physicians, etc.

  • Conducts library searches

  • Performs administrative support duties as required

  • Works under general supervision

  • Supervisors regularly reviews progress of work

Lab Specific functions and requirements:

  • The position involves the viewing and scoring of video data collected from an on-going SRH MAL study concerning compensatory movements of persons who've survived a stroke. As part of their duties, the Research Assistant will have to utilize their clinical skillset to accurately and quickly ascertain the severity of upper-limb compensatory movements of stroke survivors.

Qualifications and Experience

Education/Degree

Required

  • High School Diploma is required

Preferred

  • Some college experience

Licensure

Required

  • Licensed (and in good standing) as an occupational therapist in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Preferred

Skills (Specific learned activity gained through training (e.g. computer skills, keyboarding, presentation, CPR, ACLS, etc.)

Required

  • Careful attention to details

  • Good organizational skills

  • Ability to follow directions

  • Good communication skills

  • Computer literacy

  • Knowledge of clinical research protocols

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Research Assistant I

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