Research Coordinator - Respiratory Care - Clinic-Clinical Trials (1.0 FTE, Days)

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Category: Clinical Services
Job Type: Full-Time
Shift: Days
Req: 14916
FTE: 1

Clinical Services

1.0 FTE, 8 Hour Day Shift

At Stanford Children’s Health, we know world-renowned care begins with world-class caring. That's why we combine advanced technologies and breakthrough discoveries with family-centered care. It's why we provide our caregivers with continuing education and state-of-the-art facilities, like the newly remodeled Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. And it's why we need caring, committed people on our team - like you. Join us on our mission to heal humanity, one child and family at a time.

Job Summary

This paragraph summarizes the general nature, level and purpose of the job.

The Research Coordinator will support the research programs in the Pediatric Pulmonary Division to include clinical, epidemiological and investigative work. The Research Coordinator will be directly supervised by Cystic Fibrosis Research Program Manager and the director of the Cystic Fibrosis Center with additional accountability to other Principal Investigators. 

The overall purpose of the Research Coordinator position is to perform clinical, epidemiologic or investigative work in support of clinical or biomedical research focusing on "bench to bedside" technology transfer in fields related to cystic fibrosis and pulmonary medicine.  The Research Coordinator will collect, verify, store, and retrieve information and perform pulmonary function and other respiratory related procedures.          

Essential Functions

The essential functions listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification.  They are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities.  Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.

Employees must abide by all Joint Commission Requirements including but not limited to sensitivity to cultural diversity, patient care, patient rights and ethical treatment, safety and security of physical environments, emergency management, teamwork, respect for others, participation in ongoing education and training, communication and adherence to safety and quality programs, sustaining compliance with National Patient Safety Goals, and licensure and health screenings.

Must perform all duties and responsibilities in accordance with the hospital’s policies and procedures, including its Service Standards and its Code of Conduct.


  • Interacts with other personnel involved in research projects including principal investigator, other health care professionals, on-site departmental and support personnel, Therapeutics Development Network, representatives from other member institutions, vendors and industry sponsors.

  • Maintain and secure investigational products, supplies, and study documents.

  • Recruit, screen and interview potential subjects for research protocols.  Develop recruitment tools as required.

  • Obtain informed consent from subjects who may qualify for research protocols.

  • Development and Completion of case-report forms. Perform quality assurance checks on all the data (with the data manager).

  • Attend research protocol site visits and other meetings as deemed necessary by principal investigator and sponsor.

  • Act as liaison with drug companies or sponsoring institutions. Complete all required actions as directed by the drug companies or sponsoring institutions (i.e. lab certifications and normal lab values). 


  • Coordinate all care for patients enrolled in assigned protocol to ensure study is conducted as written and that all required data are collected. Insure accurate, ethical, and appropriate management of study patients in compliance with all institutional and federal regulations.

  • Coordinate all treatments and tests with inpatient and outpatient staff as well as outside facilities if the patient will receive ongoing treatment at home. Ensure that all required tests are completed.

  • Perform/assist in diagnostic treatments and tests in accordance with research protocol when appropriate.  Examples of these treatments/tests may include pulmonary function testing (infants through adults), High Resolution CT Scanning with spirometry, phlebotomy, sputum induction, assisting with clinical procedures such as nasal biopsy or sinus lavage, bronchoscopy, and nasal potential difference measurement.

  • Perform patient/family education about clinical trials as well as the research protocols. If patient diaries are required, perform teaching, assist with the completion, and ensure all the required data are provided.

  • Ensure research needs are met at all family meetings (discuss progress of treatment, changes in therapy).

  • Act as liaison between patient and MD/NP concerning problems, adverse reactions, and other patient care issues, related to the study drug.

  • Follow-up with patients during each clinic visit to answer questions and assess for toxicities.

  • Document and report adverse events.


  • Help to provide staff education (inpatient and outpatient nurses, as well as house staff, fellows as needed) related to new studies and progress of on-going studies through written documents. Included in this is the educational purpose of study, design of study, eligibility, treatment, expected side effects, implementation, (how to give the drugs) and  special requirements.

  • Help to provide education on clinical trials, investigational drugs, and the research process, to appropriate personnel through in-service and written documentation.


  • Coordinate conduct of studies with other member institutions as required and appropriate.

  • Develop and implement centralized data collection and analysis when required for investigator initiated studies.

  • Assist in the preparation of manuscripts for publication. Presenting and/or authoring relevant educational information (i.e. abstracts, articles or chapters).

Minimum Qualifications

Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities as well as possession of any required licenses or certifications is qualifying.

Education: Employment requirements include a Bachelor's Degree or equivalent 

Experience: with at least two (2) years experience and experience in pulmonary function testing is desired.

Licensure/Certification: Current license or pending application in the State of California as a RCP, RRT. NBRC certified or registered respiratory therapy credential preferred.     


Physical Requirements

The Physical Requirements and Working Conditions in which the job is typically performed are available from the Occupational Health Department. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job. 

Equal Opportunity Employer

Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity and non-discrimination in all of its policies and practices, including the area of employment. Accordingly, LPCH does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, marital status, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, or disability, or the perception of any of the above. People of all genders, members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Qualified applicants with criminal convictions will be considered after an individualized assessment of the conviction and the job requirements, and where applicable, in compliance with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.