The Transplantation Immunosuppressive Pharmacology Research Program (TIPRP) at the University at Buffalo (UB) is a multidisciplinary research program in clinical pharmacology research in the areas of chronic kidney disease and renal transplantation. The TIPRP emphasizes pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics and pharmacogenomics of immunosuppressive medicines for over 20 years. This program is a component of the Translational Pharmacology Research Core (TPRC) laboratory facility. The TIPRP is located in the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences on South Campus at UB and the Nephrology Division at the Erie County Medical Center. This research program has contributed many publications that report on the influence of gender and race on immunosuppressive medicines after kidney transplant.
The Physician Assistant position is seeking a Registered Physician Assistant – New York State (RPA) and includes the following responsibilities:
Complete Patient Screening – Case Report Forms in renal transplant recipients with understanding of the disease processes and drug therapy in adequate detail and in a timely fashion to facilitate patient enrollment.
Provide medical updates on renal transplant recipients that receive medical care through the Divisions of Nephrology and Transplantation
Assist in patient recruitment and enrollment of renal transplant recipients from ages 22 to 85 in the UB-MD Transplant and Nephrology Clinics at Erie County Medical Center (ECMC) or by direct patient communication maintaining proper documentation.
Ability to use nursing skills to effectively evaluate, and respond to enrolled patient's clinical responses over the course of the 12-hour pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic (PK/PD) study period and provide/obtain appropriate medical intervention and maintain documentation.
Ability to administer and complete the study consent process after completion of required training through Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI Program) for Biomedical Research, Good Research Practices and HIPAA and other required training mandated by the Institutional Review Board at University at Buffalo.
Ability to accurately collect and enter clinical data into web based data collection forms from patients' clinical information from the study period.
Provide monthly updated summaries regarding screening, patient enrollment relative to targets and follow-up patient outcomes over the 12-hour pharmacokinetic-pharmacodynamic study period.
Timely documentation and communication of changes in acute or chronic medical conditions in patients enrolled in the clinical pharmacology study.
This research physician assistant must demonstrate HIPAA compliance by completion of the appropriate certificate of verification for the required CITI tutorials by UB Human Subject Investigational Review Board (HS-IRB) and the Principal Investigator.
Provide very good communication skills with patients and research staff regarding medical or psychosocial changes in the targeted renal transplant recipients that are currently or may be eligible for subject enrollment in the clinical pharmacology study.
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Bachelor of Science in Physician Assistant from NCCA approved program
LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONSRPA – Registered Physician Assistant – New York State Education Department (NYSED)
Current Licensure in New York State
Current experience in inpatient and outpatient general medical care setting for at least 4 years.
At least 1 year of experience in clinical research settings
Strong management and interpersonal skills with a proven ability to work under pressure to address clinical details and time sensitive milestones
Very good oral and written communication skills
Highly organized and willing to work in a large team of individuals including health care providers including physicians, nurses, pharmacists and staff, students, scientists and other institutional leadership
Must have general proficiency in computer skills to enable use of the electronic medical record, acquire efficient access to electronic clinical data in patients and proficiency with MS Office Suite including Word, Excel, and Outlook
Must have demonstrated organizational skills as well as the ability to work collaboratively and independently.
Professionalism and collegiality in a team environment, excellent judgment, discretion, and the ability to make decisions in a timely manner.
Good problem-solving skills with proven ability to strategize, prioritize, and multitask to meet goals and deadlines.
Working knowledge in sponsored research and general regulations relating to the protection of human subjects and clinical data.
Occasional Saturday or evening work required.
Current experience in general medical care of inpatients and outpatients in acute medical care, dialysis, renal transplantation or critical care settings for at least 5 years.
At least 1-year experience in clinical research settings preferably in the area of clinical pharmacology or interventional studies in patients with chronic diseases.
Strong management skills with a proven ability to work under pressure to address time sensitive milestones.
Ability to appropriately deal with sensitive and confidential matters.
Demonstrated ability to compose clear, concise, professional written communications.
Demonstrated ability to compose clear, concise, professional verbal communications.
Demonstrated professional demeanor in an academic health care setting.
Demonstrated experience in managing tasks, priorities and deadlines. Excellent problem-solving skills with proven ability to strategize, prioritize, and multitask to meet goals and deadlines.
Working knowledge in sponsored research and general regulations and/or policies relating to the protection of human subjects and clinical data.
The University at Buffalo is SUNY’s most comprehensive public research university, and an outstanding place to work. UB amplifies ambition for faculty and staff by offering endless possibilities to achieve more. Here, people from all backgrounds and cultures challenge and inspire each other to discover, learn and succeed. Dedicated staff and engaged faculty collaborate to further knowl¬edge and understanding, and develop tenacious graduates who are valued for their talents and their impact on global society.