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Clinical Data Specialist - Psychiatry Mood Disorder

Job Number: 527977
Categories: Research & Laboratory Support
Dallas, TX

Department: Psych Mood DO
Full/Part Time/PRN: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular









This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes UT Southwestern to obtain criminal history record information




Salary Negotiable 



Experience and Education

Associate's degree in related field and no experience required. Commercial Driver's License may be required in certain areas.   
High school graduation or GED and two (2) years experience in research or clinical area or other related experience.   





Job Duties

  • Identifies inclusion/exclusion criteria, reads medical charts and enters data on new subjects; if they meet registration requirements in research study, enrolls subjects and instructs them in protocol procedures. Submits confidential records and research materials to study group reviewers at other institutions when applicable. 
  • Prepares statistical information for each subject entered in or removed from research study.      
  • Assesses and documents subjects' response to treatment through physical assessment and/or data analysis; reports any evidence of toxicity to drugs or chemicals used in treatment of subjects.     
  • Reviews data to determine treatment modifications and alterations between research study plan and actual subject care.      
  • Confers with physicians and nurses to obtain statistical informa- tion concerning subjects when they have tests performed or receive treatment elsewhere.     
  • May assist with preparation of annual or terminal summary for each research study as well as other required information for Institutional Review Board.     
  • Prepares data of any new research study for Institutional Review Board and informed consent for subjects' families.      
  • Purchases office equipment and laboratory supplies maintaining inventory and expense records.      
  • Duties performed may include one or more of the following core functions:  (a) Directly interacting with or caring for patients; (b) Directly interacting with or caring for human-subjects research participants; (c) Regularly maintaining, modifying, releasing or similarly affecting patient records (including patient financial records); or (d) Regularly maintaining, modifying, releasing or similarly affecting human-subjects research records.
  • Work with clinical operations team to facilitate project implementation onsite at participating clinics.
  • Conduct training on screening and follow-up assessment procedures to clinic staff.
  • Educate clinic staff on the importance of screening depression.
  • Provide problem solving assistance to clinics regarding Vitalsign6 software application, clinic workflow integration, and patient tracking surrounding MBC.
  • Ensure patients are monitored (in-person, via telephone, or through communicationwith clinical staff) for changes in depression severity and medication side effects.
  • Document depression assessment, treatment, and outcome measurements, according to policies and procedures for project outcomes tracking purposes.
  • Report to clinic staff on patients outcomes, including overall clinic screening, response and remission rates.
  • Facilitate regular provider rounds with the consulting psychiatrist on patients enrolled in MBC to ensure that appropiate care is being provideded.
  • Model patient education for depression and non-medication treatments as directed by the consulting clinical psychologist.
  • Facilitate specialty treatment referrals, as needed.
  • Local travel as required.
  • Attend weekly VitalSign6 team meetings and perform other dutes as needed.






Possible Additional Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Facilitate and coordinate the daily clinical trial activities and play a critical role in the conduct of the study

  • Participate in an integral way in the informed consent process by communicating clearly and openly with potential study patients about protocols open to enrollment

  • Complete documentation on each study visit that is used to track all study related activities so that time, effort and materials can be accounted for on a weekly and/or monthly basis

The Preferred Candidate has:

  • A demonstrated ability to establish rapport quickly with a wide range of people

  • A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in social work, psychology, healthcare administration, nursing, biology, or related field

  • Effective written and verbal communication skills

  • A minimum of 2 years’ combined clinical and research experience in a relevant setting

  • prior experience working in a research setting

  • Bilingual in Spanish/English

  • Knowledge of depression and depression treatment

  • Knowledge of community resources for depression

  • Experience working with electronic health records and web-based software systems

  • Experience with diverse groups

UT Southwestern Medical Center is committed to an educational and working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the University community. In accordance with federal and state law, the University prohibits unlawful discrimination, including harassment, on the basis of: race; color; religion; national origin; gender, including sexual harassment; age; disability; citizenship; and veteran status. In addition, it is UT Southwestern policy to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

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