The Research Assistant II will work on three projects focused on the transition to adulthood and adult outcomes for individual with intellectual/developmental disabilities: 1) a survey study examining the relationship between day-to-day activities and mental health for adolescents/ adults with ASDs 2) an NIH-funded longitudinal study examining the development of young adults with developmental disabilities as they transition from high school to adulthood; and 3) an NIH-funded 3-site randomized-controlled trial testing a parent advocacy intervention to improve the transition out of high school for youth with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and their families.
Working with the PI, Study Coordinator, and other research staff, the research assistant will be involved in the design, execution, and analysis of these studies. During the first year of the position, the research assistant will primarily work on the survey study and will assist on the other studies as needed. After the first year, the research assistant will have increased responsibilities on the longitudinal study and randomized-control trial. The specific tasks to be performed with guidance and supervision from the PI and Study Coordinator are:
Collect data from youth/adults with disabilities and their parents, including scheduling, technical assistance to participants, and conducting behavioral assessments and clinical interviews in person and/or over the phone
Subject recruitment and screening
Keeping paper file documentation and accurate electronic records of enrolled participants
Build and maintain REDCap databases
Data entry and data management
Assist in writing and preparing documents for IRB applications, amendments and annual reviews
Conduct literature searches and summarize findings
Assist in the coordination of participant travel, space, and study supplies
Assist in intervention implementation
Prepare data for reports, audits, and meeting
Assist in communication of the study findings via abstracts, manuscripts and presentations
Keep track of administrative databases regarding enrolled participants, study incentives, and other aspects of the studies as needed
Academic General Pediatrics at Children's Hospital improves the health of children and families, especially those with higher risk for poor health outcomes. As a medical home, we provide comprehensive, family-based, coordinated care. Our programs range from primary care clinics across the region to specialized clinics focused on child behavior , to referral services for families involved in international adoption . We also direct the Newborn Nursery at Vanderbilt to give families with new infants a healthy start and allow for good continuity of care. Our training of the next generation of pediatric primary care doctors and specialists and our advancement of discoveries impact children across the country and the around the world.
We accomplish our mission by
Providing high quality, evidence-based comprehensive care, promoting health, preventing disease and identifying health issues to intervene in timely ways that maximize a child's potential.
Providing specialized clinics for international adoption and second opinions for challenging diagnostic dilemmas.
Promoting health locally, nationally and internationally and advocating for our patients and their families, bringing evidence to policy.
Training the next generation of pediatricians who will impact children's health across the country and the around the world.
Conducting research that advances knowledge, impacts practice and policy and ultimately improves child health.
* Day Shift (w/ some nights and weekends as needed)/ Non-Exempt Position
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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 Adult Hospital in Tennessee and metropolitan Nashville, named to the Best Hospitals Honor Roll of the top 20 adult hospitals, 10 nationally ranked adult specialty programs, with 3 specialties rated in the top 10 nationally, Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt named as one of the Best Children's Hospital in the nation, with 10 out of 10 pediatric specialties nationally ranked.
* Healthcare's Most Wired: Among the nation's 100 "most-wired" hospitals and health systems for its efforts in innovative medical technology.
* Becker's Hospital Review: named as one of the "100 Great Hospitals in America", in the roster of 100 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Oncology Programs and to its list of the 100 Hospitals with Great Heart Programs.
* The Leapfrog Group: One of only 10 children's hospitals in the to be named at Leapfrog Top Hospital.
* American Association for the Advancement of Science: The School of Medicine has 112 elected fellows
* Magnet Recognition Program: Received our third consecutive Magnet designations.
* National Academy of Medicine: 22 members, elected by their peers in recognition of outstanding achievement
* Human Rights Campaign Healthcare Equality Index: 6 th year in a row that Vanderbilt University Medical Center was a Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality.
Additional Key Elements/ Responsibilities:
Preferred Education, Skills and/or Experiences:
Familiarity with individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities and their families
Clinical experience and /or experience administering a research protocol to human subjects
Ability to work effectively in a team
Excellent communication, written, verbal, and people skills.
Excellent organizational ability, attention to detail, and ability to meet deadlines
Motivated to learn new skills and ability to multitask
Ability to work some nights and weekends
* Bachelors Degree (or equivalent experience) and 2 years experience required. ** Bilingual in Spanish and English preferred.**
Internal Number: 2006561
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Vanderbilt University Medical Center is home to Vanderbilt University Hospital, The Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, the Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital and the Vanderbilt Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital. These hospitals experienced more than 61,000 inpatient admissions during fiscal year 2015. Vanderbilt’s adult and pediatric clinics treated nearly 2 million patients during this same period.Vanderbilt University Hospital and the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt are recognized again this year by U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals as among the nation’s best with 18 nationally ranked specialties. Vanderbilt University Medical Center is world renowned because of the innovation, work ethic and collegiality of its employees. From our health care advances to our compassionate care, Vanderbilt owes its accomplishments and reputation to staff and faculty who bring skill and drive and innovation to the medical center day after day. World-leading academic departments and comprehensive centers of excellence pursue scientific discoveries and transformational educational and clinical advances across the entire spectrum of health and disease.As th...e largest employer in middle Tennessee, we welcome those who are interested in ongoing development in a caring, culturally sensitive and professional atmosphere. Most of us spend so much of our lives at work, we want to be part of maintaining a workplace in which people support one another and encourage reaching for excellence. Many high-achieving employees stay at Vanderbilt because of the professional growth they experience and because of their appreciation of Vanderbilt’s benefits, public events and discussions, athletic opportunities, beautiful setting and, above all, sense of community and purpose.Vanderbilt and its employees share a set of mutual expectations that have been created with productivity, legality, fairness and safety always in mind. We believe that our investment in training and compensating employees multiplies in value when we enable individuals to deliver their best performance for the benefit of us all.