Rehabilitation Specialist (Part-Time) - Physical Therapy
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HJF is seeking a Rehabilitation Specialist (Part-Time) to support the Blood Flow Restriction Study in the Physical Therapy Department located at the Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH) clinics at Fort Campbell, KY. HJF provides scientific, technical and programmatic support services to the Physical Therapy Department. This position will be 20 hours per week during the standard business day. US Citizenship is required.
Responsibilities are to coordinate daily study activities, including scheduling participants, implementing standard operating procedures, ensuring data quality, and accurate of documentation and demonstrating compliance with all governing regulations. The candidate must be flexible and adaptable, able to effectively multi-task, self-motivated and independent, and possess professional judgment and discretion. The Rehabilitation Specialist will work with the study team to implement the intervention and testing of the participants at LaPointe Health Clinic, under the direction of the principal investigator and on-site PI. This individual will assist in the day-to-day study operations at LaPointe Health Clinic for the duration of the study.
This individual will assist in the recruitment and retention of subjects, screening for eligibility, teaching the interventions, performing the in-clinic intervention, charting in AHLTA, testing of participants, and scheduling & monitoring of participants’ progress. The Rehabilitation Specialist will participate in the weekly research meetings as needed and maintenance of subject files for the study. The Rehabilitation Specialist will be certified in Basic Cardiac Life Support and maintain a current CITI training certificate (protection of human subjects training).
- Subject recruitment – screening patients using AHLTA to identify potential participants for recruitment.
- Determining subject screening for eligibility.
- Scheduling of training sessions and clinic visits and follow-up for missed appointments.
- Maintaining screening database and responsible for accurate and timely data entry.
- Recording participant consent and interventions in AHLTA.
- Performing subject testing, training, and in-clinic blood flow restriction intervention.
- Maintaining compliance with all IRB regulations.
- Monitoring subject data for completeness and accuracy in REDCap, Excel and fitabase.
- Providing all aspects of the intervention and monitoring consistency between study sites.
- Performs all other duties as assigned.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Must be organized, attentive to detail, and possess a positive, friendly and professional demeanor; Knowledge of clinical or general research techniques is required; Experience in or exposure to research in a clinical setting is preferred; Familiarity and experience with research design, data collection and computerized systems, highly preferred; Ability to learn new software quickly, trouble-shoot computer related issues, and provide a high attention to detail; Demonstrated competence in oral and written communication; Must be flexible with changing priorities and able to communicate in a diplomatic and professional manner; Computer skills including at least intermediate level experience with Microsoft Office Software including MS Word, and Excel.
Minimum Education: Bachelor's degree in Rehabilitative Sciences or health-related field (such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, kinesiology science) and significant related research experience preferred. Experience with intervention trials, data management, and working with study participants will be an added advantage.
Minimum Experience/ Training Requirements: 0-2 years of experience in human subject research; 2 years preferred. Experience in aerobic and strength testing of participants is preferred.
Physical Capabilities: Long periods of standing and sitting, bending and stooping, movement of wheeled medical equipment.
Required Licenses, Certification or Registration: Certified in Basic Cardiac Life Support and must have IRB human subjects training certificate from CITI online training.
Background/Security: Eligibility to obtain and maintain a Tier I investigation/Public Trust and a Common Access Card (CAC).
Employment with HJF is contingent upon successful completion of a background check, which may include, but is not limited to, contacting your professional references, verification of previous employment, addresses, education, and credentials, a criminal background check, drug screening, and a department of motor vehicle (DMV) check.
Any qualifications to be considered as equivalents, in lieu of stated minimums, require the prior approval of the Chief Human Resources Officer.