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Junior Specialist (Pediatric Critical Care / Telemedicine)

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The Department of Pediatrics at the University of California, Davis invites applications for one qualified full-time Junior Specialist position in the Critical Care Division. The position’s responsibility is to provide assistance under the guidance of Dr. James Marcin, Professor in Pediatrics and Director of the Pediatric Telemedicine Program to collaborate on interdisciplinary studies focusing on questions related to pediatric critical care and telemedicine outcomes.

Specifically, this individual will provide assistance and coordination of the “Approaches and Decisions in Acute Pediatric TBI (ADAPT)” study, the ICU Liberation Pediatric ABCDEF Bundle Implementation Collaborative study, and other clinical trials when needed in the Division of Critical Care in the Department of Pediatrics. Specific duties include: collecting research measures, organizing and entering data into a web-based portal, assuring accuracy and confidentiality of study database; scheduling assessments; working with the EPIC electronic health record system to create and maintain participants’ charts; submitting IRB protocol applications, renewals and modifications; working with the pediatric critical care clinical team, clinicians and coordinators of other similar research groups, nurses, pediatric pharmacists and volunteers through various phases of the project; and working independently and as part of a team to exercise decision-making skills that will be in the best interest of the projects and families.

This individual will also work in collaboration with Dr. Marcin to support the research needs of the Pediatric Telemedicine Research group to advance pediatric telehealth. Specific duties include: abstracting data from de-identified hospital medical records (electronic health record and paper records) and inputting data into the internal REDCap database; tracking technical, clinical, and/or administrative data to ensure federal grant requirements are met; creating materials that will increase the compliance with study protocols with partner hospitals and internal clinical staff; collecting telemedicine and clinical data for research purposes following confidentiality requirements; keeping detailed project records related to grant deliverables and goals; preparing and distributing telehealth operational material packets (e.g. transfer center cards, stickers with contact information, etc.); and traveling to other work sites, community events for meetings, or conferences when necessary.

The incumbent’s overarching role is to learn through the guidance provided by Dr. Marcin and the interactions of the clinical/study staff while providing support of the studies. Serving as a liaison for these projects will aid in fulfilling the mission of the health system, specifically in accelerating innovative research. Additional duties will include summarizing literature searches, presenting data, fostering communication and coordination with research institutions participating in the multi-institutional studies mentioned above to facilitate data collection efforts, the department of Pediatrics and UCDHS, by establishing good rapport and professional working relationships. The incumbent will have the opportunity to participate in workgroups, teams, task work groups, and committees to support ongoing pediatric program functions and will be expected to provide input on study models, troubleshoot challenges, assist in resolving issues, and any additional study-related administrative and analytical support as needed. This experience will prepare the incumbent for a future in academic pediatric research.

• Bachelors degree in health sciences or a related field.
• Proficiency to effectively use personal computer and software such as Word, Excel, and various industry-oriented Electronic Data Capture programs to collect and organize data (i.e., experience with Microsoft Access, REDCap, and SPSS).
• Must be able to communicate proficiently in English, both written and orally.
• Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills to effectively work with physicians and other health care professionals, patients and families, and research and administrative support staff. Teamwork is critical for this position.
• Organizational skills and attention to detail in maintaining large volumes of accurate, retrievable records.
• Ability to determine workload priorities in an appropriate way to accomplish tasks or goals, and anticipate and solve potential problems during changing conditions and deadlines.
• Familiarity with working with individuals in healthcare (physicians, nurses, etc.)
• Ability to respond promptly and positively to patients, families, associates, and all others in a respectful, courteous manner.
• Demonstrated successful performance in a high-intensity, collaborative work environment is required.

• Bachelors degree in Public Health, Epidemiology, or related field.
• 1-2 years' experience in field research.
• Working knowledge of the EPIC electronic health record system and clinical research experience is preferred.
• Strong interpersonal, communication, and decision-making skills; as well as the ability to work well independently and as part of a team.
• Experience with database development and management.
• Data Knowledge of University of California, Davis, policies and procedures pertaining to financial administration, payroll, personnel, and other business-related activities.

SALARY RANGE: Step I - $17.99 per hour, Step II - $19.18 per hour, commensurate with qualifications and experience.

POSITION AVAILABLE/CLOSING DATE: As openings occur, appointments are made contingent upon availability of funding. For full consideration, applications must be received by July 31, 2017. However, the position will remain open until June 30, 2018.

TERM OF APPOINTMENT: Appointments may be made up to 100%.

TO APPLY: Qualified applicants should apply online at UC Recruit:

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae/resume, and contact information for 1-3 references. Documents/materials must be submitted as PDF files.

QUESTIONS: Please direct questions to Sabrina Olivarez (

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Job location

Sacramento, CA


Document requirements
  • Cover Letter

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

Reference requirements
  • 1-3 required (contact information only)