Research Assistant - Full Time - York Hospital Heart and Vascular Research

York, PA | Clerical and Administrative | Tracking Code: 55527

Position Summary:

General Summary:
Under general supervision, provides assistance in support of research programs/projects as assigned. Assists in the general operation of the research program including record keeping, communications and customer service. Performs a variety of duties including data entry, data abstraction and other related activities. Strictly adheres to guidelines regarding honest, complete reporting of sensitive and confidential patient information. Understands the importance/impact of data integrity in terms of patient management, study results, cost efficiency, quality of service and the goals of scientific research.

Duties and Responsibilities:
The following are essential job accountabilities:
1 Collects, abstracts/codes and compiles patient clinical data for research purposes from a variety of sources including electronic records, medical charts, laboratory reports and clinical databases.
2 Develops databases or spreadsheets to monitor data collection and preparation for statistical analysis according to the requirements of each research project/program.
3 Enters data into database or spreadsheet, verifies accuracy, runs copies of computerized reports and files all reports. Corrects data as necessary.
4 May assist in performing basic statistical analysis of research data, developing reports, abstracts or manuscripts and
graphics for presentation of research project status/results.
5 Assists investigators with special requests for data retrieval for research studies.
6 Assists in the preparation of documents required for the pre-implementation review and approval of research by the WellSpan Health Institutional Review Board in accordance with institutional guidelines/policies and research regulations.
7 Abstracts, codes and/or compiles data, maintaining records and logs of work performed.
8 Answers telephone, screens calls, takes messages and provides information according to established research protocols, programs and policies.
9 Composes research correspondence, memos, reports and minutes of meetings as requested.
10 Intermittently conducts literature searches and obtains/distributes relevant reference materials.


Required Skills

Minimum Education               Associate Degree/Specialized Training

Preferred Education              Bachelor's Degree 

Excellent attention to detail and data accuracy.

Versed in medical terminology, laboratory tests and use of medical records for data abstraction.

Ability to follow multiple, detailed directions.

Excellent computer skills including electronic patient information systems, word processing, spreadsheet, relational database, and graphics software.


Required Experience

 6 - 12 months (minimum)

Training in medical research, and health information systems

Training/experience in the responsible conduct of research, including medical/research ethics and protection of the safety and welfare of human subjects in research.

Medical terminology, word and data processing and medical record abstraction

Quality of Life

WellSpan Health is an integrated health system that serves the communities of central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland. The organization is comprised of a multispecialty medical group of more than 1,200 physicians and advanced practice clinicians, a regional behavioral health organization, a home care organization, six respected hospitals, more than 15,000 employees, and 140 patient care locations. WellSpan is a charitable, mission-driven organization, committed to exceptional care for all, lifelong wellness and healthy communities. We are committed to transforming the health of the communities we serve and to educating the next generation of clinicians, staff and leaders.

Quality of Life
Quality of Life

Founded in 1741, the city of York is considered by many as the first capital of the United States. The Articles of Confederation were signed by the Second Continental Congress here in 1777. Its beautifully restored historic district is an architectural treasure. While York retains its farming and manufacturing heritage, at its heart York is a thriving cultural community that has attracted creative talent and innovative entrepreneurial investors from across the nation.

Life in York County offers affordable housing, options for higher education, a thriving arts and cultural community, historical attractions, parks and recreational resources, semi-professional baseball team, fine dining and more — within an easy drive of major East Coast cities.

York County residents can find local employment in healthcare, manufacturing, technology, agricultural and service sectors. (Patient population: 445,000)

Equal Opportunity Employment

WellSpan Health is an equal opportunity employer. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to sex, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color or any other protected class. WellSpan Health does, however, have a tobacco-free/nicotine-free hiring policy.

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