This is a contingent position, working as needed
Experience with NIH funding required
Non benefits eligible
The Clinical Therapies (OT/PT/TR/MT/SLP) Research Consultant is responsible for coordinating research initiatives for the entire division. The Research Consultant is responsible for analyzing opportunities for research activities and in coordinating activities to support evidence based initiatives. Activities may be coordinated with departmental Program Managers, Performance Improvement Coordinators and divisional Director, in addition to CRI personnel (Grace Wentzel, Todd Neilson). The Research Consultant assists in the preparation of scientific publications and research grant proposals; prepares budget proposals for conducting research studies. The Research Consultant collaborates and interacts with other researchers at CRI and other institutions (hospital and academic). The Research Consultant demonstrates competencies defined (*) in Coordinator responsibilities in terms of knowledge of age-appropriate and developmentally-appropriate care to patients from the age of birth through 21 years.
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The Research Consultant supports, communicates, and implements the philosophy, mission, values, standards, policies, and procedures of Nationwide Children's Hospital, the Ambulatory Services Division and the division of Clinical Therapies.
1. Performs analysis of trends within specific departments of division. Gathers and compiles data. Develops and maintains clinical databases. Prepares appropriate monthly, quarterly and annual reports, as required by the Division of Clinical Therapies.
2. Collaborates with multi-disciplinary team and internal/external customers to assure appropriate and effective provision of services. Supervises measurement, analysis and trending of data, supporting outcomes-based care.
3. Conducts independent research studies and laboratory analysis in a specific area-may serve as principal investigator, or support studies, in a coordinator role. Sets up research experiments and arranges from subjects to be used in research experiments through appropriate hospital and research institute procedures.
4. Provides leadership, consultation and education, in collaboration with discipline specific managers and PI coordinators, in the creation of evidence based guidelines and protocols. Identifies opportunities for research activities, collaborating with managers/director to develop action plans to implement research initiatives.
5. Defines outcome parameters, designs measurement tools, implements monitoring systems.
6. Provides input to director relating to relevant expense and capital budgets for the departments relating to research initiatives.
7. Develops departmental policies and procedures relating to research and submits to director for approval.
8. Completes all responsibilities associated with assignments and projects within identified timeframes.
9. Initiates and willingly accepts special projects as needed.
10. Ensures the orientation of department personnel to the potential role of research in daily functions.
11. Serves as a liaison and resource person throughout the division for research initiatives and education.
12. Serves as departmental/divisional reviewer for research proposals.
13. Serves as a resource person for other investigators and as a mentor to less experienced research personnel.
14. Possesses strong organizational skills to implement change and to develop new processes and procedures.
15. Provides effective communication-verbal and written with all physicians, PNPs, administrators, allied medical staff and all patients/families to resolve problems/issues and to ensure quality of service provided. Possesses ability to resolve conflicts.
16. Remains current with trends and development in own field of licensure, as well as all other divisions.
17. Pursues discovery and innovation to ensure the success of Clinical Therapies at Nationwide Children's Hospital
KNOWLEDGE , SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED1. Current Licensure as required by professional discipline.2. Master?s Degree is required, Doctorate is preferred. Work requires a level of knowledge equivalent to that obtained by completing a doctoral degree program in relevant clinical areas (nursing, physical/occupational/recreation therapies, SLP) 3. Three-five years of clinical experience in area of expertise is desirable.4. Analytical skills required to oversee and organize the work of others, and to develop and administer sound policies, procedures, budgets, and multidisciplinary practices required.5. Must be able to use research methods in generating and collecting data and analyzing the data for report preparation.6. Must be able to develop complex position papers and reports, and help in preparation of research grant proposals and scientific publications.7. High level of initiative, self-direction, and accountability for actions required. (including integrity, fairness, ethical behavior, etc.)8. Exceptional customer service, communication, negotiation, and interpersonal relationship skills required for interaction with contacts.9. Strong leadership and decision-making skills required.10. Skill in promoting multidisciplinary collaboration; ability to act as a facilitator and change agent required.11. Strong organizational skills required to evaluate existing policies/procedures/standards, and to develop and implement enhancements and/or new systems required.12. Must be computer literate MINIMUM PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTSMust be able to see, hear, speak, read, and perform manual tasks with or without accommodation and care for oneself, with little or no difficulty. Performance of principal duties and responsibilities will require the ability to travel. The above list of duties is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by individuals assigned to this classification. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties performed by the individual so classified, nor is it intended to limit or modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct, and control the work of employees under his/her supervision.