Research Support - Baystate Health

Req#: R30748
Category(s): Research, Research Support
Full Time / Part Time: Per Diem
Shift: First

Baystate Health, a nationally recognized leader in healthcare quality and safety, and home to Baystate Medical Center (BMC), and the region's only level 1 trauma center, providing services throughout western Massachusetts  is looking for Clinical Research Assistant – Lactation Study

Join a team of researchers and clinicians who have been awarded a $3 million dollar grant from the National Institute of Health to develop an understanding of the critical impact of the breast milk microbiome and inflammation on breastfeeding success and infant health. We are looking for individuals with a strong interest or experience in lactation or healthcare for a flexible per diem position (5-10 hrs/week). The clinical research assistant will be expected to drive to women’s homes at several time points following the birth to obtain information from the mothers on their breastfeeding journey and to transport specimens back to the laboratory.

DEPARTMENT DESCRIPTION:

  • Join a team of researchers and clinicians who have been awarded a $3 million dollar grant from the National Institute of Health to develop an understanding of the critical impact of the breast milk microbiome and inflammation on breastfeeding success and infant health.
  • We are looking for individuals with a strong interest or experience in lactation or healthcare for a flexible per diem position (5-10 hrs/week). The clinical research assistant will be expected to drive to women’s homes at several time points following the birth to obtain information from the mothers on their breastfeeding journey and to transport specimens back to the laboratory.
  • Teamwork, flexibility, peer support

SCHEDULE:

  • Per diem
  • 5-15 hours as needed

LOCATION:

  • 3601 Main Street
  • Springfield, Massachusetts

THE ADVANTAGES OF WORKING WITH BAYSTATE!

  • Excellent Compensation High-quality, low-cost medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Generous PTO – up to 25 days in the first year, with scheduled earned increases
  • Continuing education support and reimbursement
  • First Time Home Buyers Financial Packages
  • Farm Share Memberships
  • 403b retirement company match & annual company contribution increase based on years of service
  • Free money coach advice from a certified professional
  • Wellbeing programs that include but are not limited to mental, physical, and financial health
  • Pet, home, auto and personal insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Reimbursement for a variety of wellbeing activities, included but limited to gym membership and equipment, personal trainer, massage and so much more!
  • Wellbeing programs that include but are not limited to mental, physical, and financial health
  • Onsite parking (Wing, Noble and BFMC posting only)

Baystate Health, western Massachusetts’ only academic center and tertiary care provider has a long and proud tradition of continuous learning and improvement. We educate and train hundreds of healthcare workers every year and advance knowledge about new approaches to care. At Baystate Health we know that treating one another with dignity and equity is what elevates respect for our patients and staff.  We are committed to increasing diverse representation across our organization. Together our inspired and compassionate teams manage the whole health needs of all communities in need.  

Summary Description:

This clinical research assistant will be working on an NIH funded Breastfeeding CHAMPS study.  The research assistant will be expected to make home visits following the birth to obtain information from the mothers on their breastfeeding journey and to transport specimens back to the laboratory. At the laboratory they may assist in processing specimens if needed.  This flexible per diem position is accountable to the Core Director at the Pioneer Valley Life Sciences Institute (ccBP78). It is expected to encompass 5-10 hrs /week. 

The ideal candidate will have lactation experience or knowledge in that area. Ideal candidate will be bilingual in Spanish

Job Requirements:

 1) Must have a driver's license, their own car and be willing to make home visits.

   

 2) Expected to complete training for both handling and transportation of human specimens.

   

 3) Adheres to system and department compliance policies, and any and all applicable laws and regulations. Performs other duties as assigned.

   

 4) Secures study and patient files to ensure confidentiality. Collect data according to structured guidelines.  Records & Organizes results. Reports unusual findings to supervisor.

   

 5) Interviews study participants on how breastfeeding is going and infant health/growth

   

 6) Collect and transport biospecimens (breast milk, fecal material, blood spot) to the lab

   

 7) Perform study tasks in accordance with BMC policies and federal and state regulations.

      

Qualifications

Unless otherwise required by certification, licensure, or registration, an equivalent combination of education and experience which provides proficiency in the areas of responsibility listed in this description may be substituted for the minimally required education and/or experience listed in the Qualifications section below.

Preferred Experience:

experience with lactation, lactation education or women's health

     

Skills/Competencies:

Excellent time management skills;

High attention to detail; perform tasks with accuracy, efficiency, and excellence

Experience working both independently and in a team environment

Exceptional interpersonal communication skills, written and verbal

Professional working demeanor

QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • High School Diploma      

We strive to be the place where we can help you build the career you deserve – apply today – YOU belong at Baystate!

OUR COMPENSATION PHILOSOPHY

We offer competitive total compensation that includes pay, benefits, and other recognition programs for our employees. The base pay range shown above considers the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including knowledge/skills; relevant experience and training; education/certifications/licensure; and other business and organizational factors. This base pay range does not include our comprehensive benefits package and any incentive payments that may be applicable to this role.

You Belong At Baystate

At Baystate Health we know that treating one another with dignity and equity is what elevates respect for our patients and staff. It makes us not just an organization, but also a community where you belong. It is how we advance the care and enhance the lives of all people.

DIVERSE TEAMS. DIVERSE PATIENTS. DIVERSE LOCATIONS.

Education:

Bachelor of Science: Biology, High School Diploma (Required)

Certifications:

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

Baystate Health is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.

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