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HERC: Metro New York & Southern Connecticut Study Coordinator in Bronx, New York

Employer Name: Albert Einstein College of Medicine

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES Oversee qualitative interviews with medical providers, healthcare staff and administrators, and patients to understand the use of buprenorphine in the treatment of chronic pain. Maintain the qualitative interview guide. Oversee the completion of documentation in RedCap and Excel. Implement study protocols for the payment of participants using ClinCard. Assist in qualitative analysis of interviews. Maintain confidentiality of study participants, including with secure storage and transfer of study documents to the study staff. Participate in weekly or biweekly study meetings with Investigators and study staff to discuss study requirements and progress, advise about any issues, and receive feedback. Communicate with the investigators and study staff in a timely way to ensure effective communication about study-related updates or schedule changes. Implement quality control procedures. Assist in the preparation of grants for future studies. Perform other duties as assigned. QUALIFICATIONS Experience and Educational Background Bachelor's Degree. Experience using REDCap preferred. Experience using Epic preferred. Skills and Competencies As part of a team, be able to manage multiple tasks and priorities and adhere to study protocol. Advanced working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel. Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills; detail oriented. Fluency in English is required and fluency in Spanish is preferred. Able to collaborate and accept feedback asynchronously. Scope of Responsibility Coordinate study related activities including data collection, meeting and interview scheduling among team members and interviewees. Interface with the Einstein IRB and administrative staff at Einstein on research and administrative issues. Coordinate and conduct all aspects of qualitative interviews. Reports to the Project Director of the study. Minimum Salary Range USD $46,800.00/Yr. Maximum Salary Range USD $46,800.00/Yr. About Us Chronic pain is a major public health problem, affecting about a quarter of adults in the United States. For individuals with severe chronic pain that is not adequately treated with other treatments, opioid medications may needed. Given the risks of opioids, including opioid use disorder (addiction) and overdose, clinical guidelines for treating severe chronic pain are in a state of transition. Buprenorphine, a partial opioid agonist which is used primarily for treatment of opioid use disorder, is increasingly used to treat chronic pain in individuals who do not have opioid use disorder. However, there are implementation challenges that need to be understood and addressed to optimize how buprenorphine is used for chronic pain in the absence of opioid use disorder. BupSCRIPT is a qualitative research study. We are conducting 1:1 interviews with clinicians, health care administrators, and patients to understand the many factors that influence buprenorphine use for chronic pain, to then develop an implementation strategy to optimize its use.

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