Clinical Research Specialist

Position Purpose

The Clinical Research Specialist is a new position created to support the implementation of a new NIH-funded project, as well as other clinical trials, conducted in partnership with the Department of Medical Services. The Clinical Research Specialist will work closely with the physician Principal Investigators, research staff, other departments, and other external partners to implement research in accordance with the study protocol.   The Clinical Research Specialist will support clinical studies inclusive of facilitating recruitment, enrollment of subjects, and participant engagement, and communicating activities within the ART-CHESS mobile health application including moderating the online discussion forum and responding to individual messages sent through the A-CHESS system.

This position will office in our Milwaukee, WI location and include travel to Madison and other Wisconsin locations for research-related training and work.  Within 14 days of hire, the candidate must obtain HIPAA and CITI certification by completing the electronic training.

Who We Are

Vivent Health is one of the nation’s largest providers of HIV prevention, care and treatment services with a budget approaching $260 million and employing over 550 professionals.

The unique, nationally recognized Vivent Health HIV Medical home model of care assures that everyone with HIV has access to medical, dental, mental health and social services and provides the best opportunity for patients to achieve high quality health outcomes. Vivent Health also provides aggressive HIV prevention services to gay men, injection drug users and others at the highest risk for HIV infection.

Vivent Health currently operates in multiple states nationwide. It embraces a Market Culture to increase access to care, enhance quality outcomes, achieve and surpass financial performance expectations and has an aggressive plan to expand into additional states.

Essential Functions 

  • Attend regular research team and study meetings to maintain communication with internal staff and external collaborators.
  • Develop close familiarity with Vivent Health programs involved in research activity and with research protocols and provide technical assistance to Vivent Health staff whose roles intersect with the research aims.
  • Collaborate with clinical and social services teams to identify eligible study participants.
  • Recruit, consent, and enroll study participants.
  • Provide technical assistance to study participants and troubleshoot technical complications.
  • Facilitate survey data collection with study participants and report progress to Research Supervisor and collaborating teams.
  • Input data into the electronic data collection tool, following appropriate data storage and input processes. Ensure effective data collection with appropriate privacy and confidentiality protections.
  • Assist Research Supervisor with preparing, maintaining, and updating regulatory binders for review by internal or external monitoring/auditing groups, available to auditors and monitors, as needed.
  • Regularly report to Research Supervisor through biweekly personal management interview (PMI).
  • Other duties as assigned.

  • Bachelor’s degree in public health, social work, or other related field or equivalent experience
  • 1+ year experience working on a team conducting field-based research with some prior experience and training in research methods
  • Experience working in case management or harm reduction program
  • Knowledge of and sensitivity to the HIV/AIDS patient population, and/or an eagerness to learn about this community or willingness to learn
  • Good communication skills, both written and oral
  • Adheres to all agency policies including, but not limited to, Employee Handbook, Confidentiality, Healthcare Corporate Compliance Plan, Standards of Conduct, and other policies.
  • Good Clinical Practice Certification
  • Proficiency in phlebotomy and injections
  • Working knowledge of Spanish language (bilingual) is a plus. 
*Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions*

**Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer* *

Vivent Health is an equal opportunity employer and will recruit, hire, promote and transfer qualified persons into all job classifications regardless of race, gender, religion, skin color, national origin or ancestry, physical disability (including pregnancy) or mental disability, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, legally protected medical condition, family care status, marital status, veteran status, genetic characteristics or any other characteristic protected by federal or state law. Vivent Health complies with other expanded protected classifications that may be mandated by specific county or municipal regulations. As a recipient of federal funding, Vivent Health will not hire nor enter into a contractual relationship with any party that is debarred, suspended, or excluded from federal assistance programs.

*Public Student Loan Forgiveness*

Employment at our organization may qualify you for federal student loan forgiveness programs. We do not directly pay for – nor forgive – federal student loans; however our status as a not-for-profit organization under Section 501 (c) (3), makes us an eligible employer. There may be other determining factors for one to qualify.

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Organization: ViventHealth

Job Location: Milwaukee, WI

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